Visit us online at www.telehelppublications.com Thought For Today - September 17
God is looking for recruits and volunteers, those who are willing to go where he sends, and do what he ask them to do to serve him and spread the good news of the gospel.
No one can do the work of God effectively unless they are called and anointed, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Some may presume to do the work of God in their own strength and power, but will bear little or no fruit for God's glory. Some may seek to serve God for their own personal gain or glory, and some for filthy lucre.
In our battle for the Lord we will face all manner of evil and unclean spirits. we must draw our power from Christ in order to combat this evil and deliverance from the power of Satan.
There are no more apostles today, but we who are born again Christians are all disciples who are called of God to go to the lost sheep in our own families, and neighborhoods, and deliver the message of salvation so that sin sick souls can be delivered from their spiritual diseases and be healed.
Christ's commission to us today is no different than it was when he spoke to his twelve disciples and gave them power to witness for him.
"And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of diseases." Matthew 10:1. "These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses; nor script for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves for the workman is worthy of his meat. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence, and when ye come into a house salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it not be worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorra in the day of judgment, than for that city." Matthew 10: 5-15.