Scripture says that the disciples — who for the reason of this blog I will refer to as witnesses — had obeyed Jesus' instruction to "Go forth into all the world and preach the Gospel", the Great Commission! If these faithful disciples of old had gone forth sharing the Good News of the Kingdom, what prevents us of this generation from advancing the same message — even with all the advantages modern telecommunications and gadgets present us?
Here's what I've noticed is missing in our generation: A lack of wholesome enthusiasm embracing the platform Jesus Christ had bequeathed to us! Our earlier compatriots had unlike us, fully owned the platform that the Lord Jesus, had inherited for them! He had commanded them — as He does us today: “Take ownership of the platform I have created for you!”
What platform could that be?
It is the platform of outreaching to the entire, whole, wide world, ripe for harvests of men's souls “white; already to harvest” with the personal stories of victory we have experienced in Him. These stories ultimately become our stories. Our own platforms. (John 4:35). Even thus, the Spirit of Christ unequivocally awakens you:
“Sammy, spare not your energies towards the things concerning My Kingdom!" “Janet, spare not; tell about My restorative grace that restored you from the domestic, violent, narcissistic abuse you had suffered! be not ashamed to tell that I redeemed you!”
“Jake, embrace your past mess. I have turned it into your message. be My mouthpiece to your world, of the saving grace that had saved you from the painful years of substance and chemical abuse!” “Isabella, outreach the entire world with the talents that I endowed you with!”
Put both your two or all three given names here, and address your soul: “______ _______ ______, get up in the name of Jesus Christ, embrace your platform and minister the grace of God available in the Good News of My Gospel!" I mean, you literally speak out audibly to yourself! Command your spirit to command your soul to command your body to heed and obey the Great Commission!
And didn’t I just hear someone, still reticent; and complaining? You’ve just thought half aloud: It’s easier for you Sammy because you’re educated. You’ve got some degrees! But I haven’t got one. I never even attended a College or a University. I’m as bare as a stone!
No, you are not!
Do you see how through such a demeaning thought Satan frustrates God’s plan for lives? The bad guy insinuates: “You’re not educated!” “You are not tall enough!” “You have not this, you’ve not that!”
Maybe the Holy Spirit is actually, therefore, urging you to arise, and apply to Colleges or Universities of Education for admission so that you too can obtain a degree? You've got to make yourself viable: Age should not be a barrier to your “going forth” — and sharing the Gospel! Could it be that the Holy Spirit is challenging you in the spirit of your mind to arise and empower yourself, thus making yourself more relevant to be able to reach your world? But Satan will dissuade you from obeying the simple nudge of God’s Spirit! He will distract your mind from being able to prove that which is good, and acceptable, perfect will of God for your life | Romans 12:2. He will discourage your mind through various tactics of suggestions of either inferiority or insecurities. He will also dissuade you from pursuing wholesomeness by intimidation! The Enemy also uses “the works of the flesh” to side-track destinies. Or he may employ the use of the malignant tool of depression, confusion of the mind, or the illogical workings of the thoughts of the mind. Alternatively, he may simply tug on your laziness!
Look, Satan has a plethora of stingers to choose from through which he could deflect your destiny, and prevent you from achieving God’s express purpose on the Earth! And if he lacked your exact match, he usually would engage whichever tool you are most susceptible to, to prevent you from becoming knowledgeable, trained, equipped, and deployed to further launch devastating, destructive attacks against his already-weakened structures!
Yes, Satan’s demonic structures and strongholds are weakened through the assailing assaults of God’s Heavenly Ambassadors each passing day! The King of Heaven will never honor the excuses, but the saint’s availability! God does not usually call the qualified, but He qualifies the called!
No university enrolled me to learn to either preach or write and publish books, but God’s Holy Spirit! Yet, by His grace, I have read from varied, countless readership audiences from across the world, who in the quiet of their own spaces had heard God expressly speak to them through the contents of the books I have been privileged to write! Truth be told, you will not discover the influencing power of the platform bequeathed unto you by Heaven until you have first owned not just the platform, but also the responsibility of your allegiance to obey the command: “Go into the world and preach the Gospel …"
Are you called of God?
Are you sensitive enough to listen to His voice? Then, don't even turn yourself away from your launching pad, your platform. Remember, Jesus bequeathed that victory to you. Embrace it and launch out from on it, today!
(An excerpt adapted for this blog site from Dr. Sammy Joseph's new book: 'Heaven's Ambassadors', used by the author's permission! To learn more about the 'Essentials of the Gospel', order your copies of this masterpiece from HarvestWays.Org — or anywhere books are sold worldwide online and otherwise. Thank you on behalf of the PULSE Publishing House, U.K.)