Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kingdom Service; Your Key To Multiple Blessings

Definition:
Kingdom service is the use of our God given resources like time, strength, talents and finances in promoting the kingdom of God.


The Importance of Understanding in Kingdom Service


Psalms 119:125 -I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies (Laws).


Psalms 119:34 - Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.


Psalms 119:73 -Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.


Psalms 119:144 -The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.


Psalms 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?




Who Is A Servant Of God
A servant of God is NOT necessarily a man in full time ministry e.g. pastor, Bishop etc
It is a man in FULL TIME OBEDIENCE to God and His Word.


Examples
1.Job – Job was a business man
Job 1:8 - And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?


2.David – He was a king
Psalms 89: 20 - I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:


3.Daniel – He was a captive in a foreign land
Daniel 6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?




Kingdom Service Is A Covenant With God:


Exodus 23:25 - 26
And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
26 - There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.


Benefits of Kingdom Service
1.Divine Blessings – Exodus 23: 25


2.Divine Health -Exodus 23:25


3.Long life -Exodus 23:26


4.Prosperity - Job 36:11 - If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.


5.Honour – John 12:26 -If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.


6.Distinction - Malachi 3:18 - Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.


7.Fulfillment in life - Mathew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.




Areas Of Service

1.Evangelism: John 15:1-2, Mathew 28: 19-20
2.Financial involvement e.g. Tithing Malachi 3: 8-12, various givings Deut 16:16
3.Church Involvement – Join any service group and be a member of the cell in your local area.


Acceptable Kingdom Service


1.Serve willingly and joyfully -
Deut 28:47-48 - Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48 - Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.


2.Serve God faithfully - 1Cor 4:2 - Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
3.Not eye service. Ephesians 6:6 - Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart