Monday, March 23, 2015

Thoughts about Ministry

1. The minister is first called to minister to the Lord. “Now take Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to Me as priest…” (Exodus 28:1).
2. The minister is anointed and consecrated. “And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister to Me as priests” (Exodus 30:30).
3. The minister can minister through music. “They were ministering with music before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they served in their office according to their order” (1 Chron. 6:32).
4. Ministers are appointed. “And he appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to commemorate, to thank, and to praise the LORD God of Israel” (1 Chron. 16:4).
5. Ministers are ones who are set apart for God’s service. Aaron was set apart, he and his sons forever, that he should sanctify the most holy things, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister to Him, and to give the blessing in His name forever” (1 Chron 23:13).
6. Ministers are authorized to receive offerings. “For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the grain, of the new wine and the oil, to the storerooms where the articles of the sanctuary are, where the priests who minister and the gatekeepers and the singers are; and we will not neglect the house of our God” (Nehemiah 10:39).
7. Ministers are a cause for rejoicing. “…Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who ministered” (Nehemiah 12:44).
8. Ministers are to give God pleasure. “Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure” (Psalm 103:21).
9. Ministers should be on-fire for God. “Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire” (Psalm 104:4).
10. Ministers stand as intercessors between God and His people. “Let the priests, who minister to the LORD, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not give Your heritage to reproach…” (Joel 2:17).
11. Ministering to the poor is like ministering to Jesus. “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?” (Matthew 25:44).
12. Women ministered to Jesus’ needs. “And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar” (Matthew 27:55).
13. Ministers are called to “minister the word.” “just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us” (Luke 1:2).
14. Being called to minister to others begins with a time of ministering to the Lord. “As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13:2).
15. Paul was personally called by Jesus to be a minister. “But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you” (Acts 26:16).
16. The call to ministry is a gift given by grace. “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness” (Romans 12:6-8).
17. Politicians and rulers are “ministers” of God. “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil” (Romans 13:3-5).
18. Ministers minister Jesus Christ and the Gospel. that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:16).
19. Ministry is more than spiritual enlightenment, it is also physical help. “For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things” (Romans 15:27).
20. God uses ministers to bring people to salvation. “Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?” (1 Corinthians 3:5).
21. We are ministers of the new covenant. “…who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6).
22. God has given us the “ministry of reconciliation.” “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18).
23. We are ministers of Christ. “Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more…” (2 Corinthians 11:23).
24. We become ministers according to the gift of God’s grace. “I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power” (Ephesians 3:7).
25. We are ministers of the Gospel. “the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister” (Col 1:23).
26. The ministry is a stewardship. “…I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you…” (Col. 1:25).
27. We must “take heed” to the ministry God has given us. “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” (Col. 4:17).
28. God wants to put faithful men into ministry. “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry” (1 Timothy 1:12).
29. It is possible to be a “good minister.” “If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed” (1 Timothy 4:6).
30. God will not forget our ministry. “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10).
31. We are to use our gifts to minister to one another. “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10).
32. We are to minister to the best of our ability.  “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 4:11).






Friday, March 13, 2015

Do you have the Heart of the King?

The Heart of the King communicates a simple, but powerful truth.  I turned the book into a video to illustrate this truth.

  

As I have traveled and ministered in churches around the world, I have discovered an area that needs to be strengthened in the global church. This book looks like a simple children’s story, but it contains a powerful parable that every member of the body of Christ needs to hear. I hope you get a copy of the book and start to apply this message to your life.




In this parable about a king, a servant, and a princess, Daniel King reveals a powerful lesson for your life. Both children and adults will learn a simple yet profound truth as they read this story.

In the modern church sometimes we get so focused on our gifts, talents, and abilities that we forget it is vital to have the heart of King Jesus. There are many gifts of the Spirit, but far more important are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.

This book can be used as a sermon illustration by pastors, a class lesson for Sunday School teachers, or a bedtime story for parents to read to their children.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Why I Believe in Soul Winning

Why I believe in Soul Winning
By Daniel King


1. The greatest treasure in heaven is a soul.

Despite the golden streets, beautiful mansions, gemstone foundations, and pearly gates, the most valuable object in heaven is a soul who has chosen to love God. 

The only thing which is valuable to God is a soul. Why are souls so precious to God? Since every human being has free-choice, a soul who chooses to love God is infinitely cherished by God.

God can create anything He wants just by speaking a word, except for a soul. When God created the world, He said, Let there be light and there was light. The only thing God cannot create out of thin air is a free agent who chooses to love Him. 

The saddest day in heaven was the day Adam and Eve were separated from God by sin. The happiest day in heaven was the day Jesus made it possible for mankind to be restored to God.

God has paid an immeasurably high price for each soul - the blood of Jesus! This blood was shed on the cross to pay the redemption price for every sinner.  Nothing else in the universe could command such a high purchase price.

A soul was the only possession for which God was willing to sacrifice His only Son. Jesus ...redeemed my soul from going down to the pit (Job 33:28).

2. The greatest treasure in hell is a soul.

Souls are the commodity of the universe. God wants souls. Satan wants souls. Eternal lives are what Satan and God are fighting over. This is because the only way for Satan to hurt God is by stealing a soul.

Every time a soul enters eternity, either Satan or God rejoices. If the soul goes to heaven God and all the angels throw a party. If the soul winds up in hell, Satan and all the demons throw a party. Jesus said, Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28). 

Stealing a soul from Satan is the only way to hurt Satan. Casting a demon out of a soul is the only way to hurt a demon. Spiritual warfare without soul winning is pointless. You have not won a spiritual battle until you have snatched a soul from Satans grasp.

The angels rejoice when a sinner gets saved, equally important to understand is that demons get angry each time a sinner comes to God. Demonic powers will use any weapon in their nasty arsenal in order to prevent a soul from getting saved. Satans greatest attacks are against those who are stealing souls from his evil kingdom.

3. The greatest treasure on earth is a soul.


In the hustle and bustle of life, we often place great value on money, cars, and houses; but when the Father looks down from heaven, the only valuable He sees on earth is people. God does not care about worldly wealth, all he cares about are souls.

A soul is worth far more than the accumulated wealth of the world. Jesus said, What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26). If you piled up all the worlds wealth on one side of a balance and placed a soul on the other side, one single soul would outweigh the wealth of the entire world.

The greatest gift you can give God is your soul.

The second greatest gift you can give God is someone elses soul.

Giving money or time to God has only two purposes. First, it is a way to show God your soul truly belongs to Him. Second, it is a way to help win more souls for the Kingdom of God. 

You cannot take money or possessions with you to heaven. Souls are the only treasure you can take to heaven with you when you die.

The greatest use for earthly treasure is buying heavenly treasure. The only way to trade earthly treasure for heavenly treasure is by winning souls.

Feeding the poor, taking care of the sick, building Bible schools, and starting churches is only worthwhile if it helps people go to heaven. A beautiful church building is useless if it is empty. God does not dwell in church buildings, He lives in the hearts of the souls who occupy church buildings. 

When you arrive in heaven, you will be judged based on the condition of your own soul, but you will be rewarded based on how many souls you purchased with your talents and resources. The only economic indicator of success or failure in heaven will be the souls you bring with you. The jewels in your crown will be rewards for the numbers of souls you helped save. 

All God really wants from you is your soul. He does not need your money, He desires your love. Giving money to God is just a way of letting Him know that He has all of your soul.

Winning souls is the greatest occupation available on earth. Winning souls is the only mission or task worth investing your life (and wealth) in. ...He who wins souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30). 

Every soul on earth desperately thirsts for a relationship with God. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God (Psalm 42:1). There are millions of souls ready to accept God if only they will be told the truth about how to get to heaven.  

Gods blessings are rewards for those who win souls. There is one level of blessing for those who have given their own soul to God, but there is an even greater level of blessing for those who lead other souls to God.


The only gift worth giving to God is a soul. Giving money towards soul-winning is the greatest investment you can make. It is the only investment where a finite amount produces an infinite return.

To Infinity...and Beyond!

Every soul will live an infinite amount of time.
Every soul is infinitely precious to God.
God was willing to pay an infinite price for every soul.
The blood of Jesus is able to save an infinite number of souls.
Each soul is worth an infinite amount of trouble on our part.



Daniel King is a missionary evangelist who does massive Gospel Campaigns around the world. He has led over one million people to Jesus in the past ten years as he has traveled to over sixty nations. His book “You can become a Master Soul Winner” trains believers to boldly share their faith and is available on Amazon.com. You can connect with him at: www.kingministries.com