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The Father’s Business [podcast]


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“The church is not a business. It’s a body. But when that body becomes a business, it’s prostitution.” unknown

The only reason I’d not be about the “Father’s business” would be due to being about my own business – a self-serving rebel (Luke 2:49; 9:23-24; 14:33; 17:33; 19:27).

You can know if you are ready for the return of Christ by whether or not you’re calling others to come to Him in light of His soon return. Revelation chapter 22 verse 17.

The Great Commission

May our LORD bless His people to be faithful to the mission He sent us on, promising “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” “The end of the world” is when this mission ends.

Jesus is with us on this mission, the Great Commission! He has never retracted nor will He, till the last soul is saved, till His saints are sufficient fed, fueled! His commission ends when He returns, when we are with Him, in glory – and yet not till then!

The “Father’s Business” = The Great Commission

Are we about our “Father’s business” today OR our own? It’s either/or (Matthew 6:24; 12:30).

Jesus said He “must be about my Father’s business.” (Luke 2:49) And, the same is true for each and every authentic follower of Jesus today – they are about His business and not their own. Deceivers “mind earthly things.” (Philippians 3:18-19) Those ready to meet Christ are living the crucified life with their affections set upon Christ above (Colossians 3:1-4). The “Father’s business” that Jesus was about on earth is to feed His sheep and win lost souls (John 21:15-17). Anyone claiming to be Christ’s who is not daily all about seeing His sheep fed and equipped and lost souls saved is backslidden and in utter need of true repentance and a laying down of their life in this fleeting world (Luke 14:33; 17:33; 19:27, etc).

TEACH THE WORD

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:18-20

PREACH THE WORD

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

IF we are not about loving Jesus and His people today and reaching out to the lost, we are not about the “Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). This would mean that we are doing our own thing, not Christ’s, and will be found as the “unprofitable servant” of Jesus’ parable of the talents and cast into hell (Matthew 25:14-30).

“And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 25:30

The “Father’s business” is the Great Commission command Jesus gave us (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 19:10). Ask yourself if the men you believe are true pastors are actually intent upon daily accomplishing the “Father’s business” of the Great Commission Jesus mandated (Luke 2:49; John 21:15-17). Or, are they building their own kingdom in the name of Christ? (Philippians 3:18-19) Stand back and ask, discern if they are truly feeding with the pure Word and equipping, watching for the souls of Christ’s sheep, or corralling to exploit? (Ephesians 4:11-12; 2 Peter 2:1-3)

There is no work in this earth, God’s earth, that is even remotely as important as the work of Christ’s Gospel which pertains to the eternal souls of men. The Great Commission. Are you participating? 1. Feeding Christ’s sheep, and 2. Ministering the Gospel to the lost (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20, etc.).

Beware of the social or socialized false gospel of today’s false church. Beware of those who support pet and human causes that are not advancing the Gospel of Jesus as He sent us to do.

NO work in the earth is as important as the work of the Gospel of Jesus. Are you praying for and supporting it? (see Matthew 9:35-38; John 4:34-38.)

Doing the actual work or fueling that Great Commission work makes you an obedient participant in Christ’s work for which you shall be forever rewarded by Him (Matthew 6:19-24; 2 Corinthians 9:6-11).

Are you supporting the LORD’s work or spending all your resources on the god of self? (Matthew 6:19-24)

BELOVED of God, naturally, each of us greatly desire our family members to be saved (Romans 10). As we seek first the kingdom of God, obeying Christ daily, will He not take care of the business that concerns our own lives? (See Matthew 6:33.) As we share Christ’s blessed Gospel with others’ family members, is the LORD making sure to send His labourers to our family members? God will take care of our family members….sending His Word to them through other vessels! We’ve prayed and we are abiding in Christ today and He is using us to reach out to those around us! Amen Jesus!

When we follow Jesus He makes us fishers of men: “And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. 18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him” (Mark 1:17-18). We must forsake the nets, the world’s ways, and follow Him. Prayer: Father, in the name of Jesus, please use me to plant seeds and to lead someone to You! In Jesus’ Name, amen!

RECENTLY: While walking the dog around the lake, I came upon a man who was docking his kayak on the shore right by the walkway. I stopped and asked him how that kayak was working for him and we began to talk. Before leaving I told him that Jesus loved him and died for our sins. He thanked me and he heard John 3:16 quoted, spoken into his hearing. He received it. The incorruptible seed of God’s Word was planted, which we know never returns void but rather always accomplishes what God intends (Isaiah 55:11). Jesus is coming!

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