Make a simple picture!
Make a picture of us living in a world were nothing would be taking place! People not working, not manufacturing, not farming, not treating, not solving, not leading, not teaching and not doing so forth … what would be our situation? Well, I think “we” would all be dying!
Surprisingly, that’s what might be happening to some of us as believers. We have no mission; we are not admonishing, not proclaiming and not teaching to present everyone fully mature in Christ Jesus.
Mission and Vision have power. “Without both of them, death begins”. A mission involves working to achieve a vision, so you cannot achieve a vision without a mission. Well, you might have many missions but consider this!
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and become children of God, Our Vision is to Inherit Eternal Life. Our Mission becomes; To proclaim, admonish and teach everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present ourselves and others fully mature in Christ.
Paul speaks of this Mission when he writes to the Colossians in Chapter 1, Verse 28.
“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ” .
What do others proclaim?
Power, Wealth, fame, favor, grace, break through …This excellent list continues. Now, it is good and right to proclaim these. But it is never right to proclaim without the ingredient of “presenting everyone fully mature in Christ. Preaching wealth should not be our core mission. Instead Christ should be our core Mission as believers in, and with all wisdom.
What does being fully mature in Christ mean?
It does not mean being rich, favored, famous, powerful, or whatever … I want to emphasize this again, it’s good and right to be these things. This is because they are a promised portion we inherit when we seek God first and love Him. However, being fully mature in Christ means to be:
“Then they (the unrighteous) will go away to eternal punishment but the righteous to eternal Life”. (Mathew 25:46).
2. Pure in heart
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Mathew 3:8).
You must be blameless before the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 18:13).
It is written: “be holy because I (God) am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16).
Furthermore, being mature in Christ means accepting the Holy Spirit of God to work in our lives as believers and allowing its gifts and fruits to be exercised without ceasing. The gifts include; wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miraculous powers, prophecy, discernment, speaking in tongues and interpretation. The fruits include; Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
Are you proclaiming Christ? Are you admonishing and teaching every one with all wisdom to present them fully mature before Christ? Are you preaching the gospel of righteousness, holiness, purity and maturity? Are you exercising the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit and helping others to do that as well?
You may make this your mission: I live to admonish and teach everyone with all wisdom so that I may present them fully mature before Christ. Do not forget our vision is: To inherit Eternal Life and reign with Christ Jesus forever and ever.
I ask that you share and exercise this mission in your family, ministry, work, business and relationships. Remember this is similar to the great commission that was given to you and I in Mathew 24:19. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you to do.
A Fruitful Journey as you Carryon this Mission. God Bless You.