The Preacher’s Corner.
To be an effective preacher, we must understand these 4 thing’s:
- That I may know Him.
- That I may know the power of his resurrection.
- That I may know the fellowship of his suffering.
- That I may be conformed to his death, (Philippians 3:10).
Most young preachers today are not willing to follow after the apostolic pattern. They jump discipleship, straight to apostleship.
This seems to be the beginning of errors in today’s ministries!
Paul didn’t begin his ministry as an apostle, he began as a disciple under Ananias and then proceeded to the desert of Arabia for two year’s
“But when it pleased god, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days,” Galatians 1:15-18.
Paul didn’t mortgage his discipleship!
Don’t crave for His Power! Crave, thirst, hunger after HIM!! This is the right way!
It’s not just about throwing power and people falling down; it’s about knowing Him!
Ministry is not an art but a life, the very life of Jesus!
Now let’s review this; you want to manifest his power?
That’s perfectly okay! But how ready are you to:
- Know him.
- Know his suffering (persecution).
- Be conformed to his death?
If you are not willing to know these other three aspects of ministry, I am afraid to say that, you may need to reevaluate your call!
Just jumping from conversion to apostleship will lead to great colossal and fatal ministry disaster!
This is the birthplace of errors in today’s ministries!
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.