IPPC is all About Soul Winning – Rev. Tom
There’s a difference between a CEO and a minister of the gospel. A minister has a responsibility and has a calling. As such we must be mindful of how we carry out the work. We must be mindful of what the Lord wants done and how He wants it done. As such we must remember our purpose. We are pilgrims on earth and have a job to do which is soul winning. This is what the IPPC conference is all about, this is what all our cell meetings, church meetings and all that we do is all about. Fanaticism is carrying out a mission without knowing the purpose.
We are to reveal Jesus to the world as we are an extension of His ministry.
Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. God had a son and made him a soul winner. Jesus did the will of the Father and we are here to do likewise. Jesus had disciples whom he equipped.
Jesus called the disciples fishers of men. Through these 12 disciples, the gospel spread around the world and came to us. Jesus constantly emphasized the need for the sharing of the gospel. At Ippc we will showcase how as a ministry we have preached the gospel but as ministers we must carry everyone along.
David prayed a prayer in psalm 67:2 – send us around the world with the saving knowledge of the gospel.
Jesus showed that we are the answer to that prayer as he sent us to preach with signs following and make disciples of every nation.
We are witnesses of these things – a witness is a proof producer. Jesus told the disciples of the things they would do and told them the Holy Spirit would come. And when the Holy Spirit came, the church was born and the fire has kept burning so David’s prayer has been answered.
However, after the church was born, a fierce persecution broke out in the church but in the blaze of the persecution Saul became saved. The persecution was necessary for the church to leave her comfort zone and grow.
The bible says He shall see His seed and he shall prolong His days. We shall continue the work of the master for He shall prolong his days.
As ministers recognize that first, you are a christians and as a Christian, you are a soulwinner. If you receive the geniune HS, you will not be quiet when you meet people. If you win souls, you will value congregation.
Every believer is a minister of reconciliation. If we recognize that, we don’t need to be told that we need to win souls. We have the enablement through the HS and if you have value for soul winning your congregation will do the same.
If a Pastor has 100 members and only 60% are performing, he is under performing. We need to intensify evangelism and raise a soulwinning congregation.
Church is more exciting when we take the gospel outside the church to where the people are.
The gentiles are to be fellow heirs. The Kingdom should keep expanding through us. Angels cannot do this for us. RoR is our messenger angel but it is an angel that needs to be carried.
We have been given the grace to preach the gospel. When you recognise your place to train your brethren in soul winning, the church will grow, it will be a healthy and growing church. The minister has the responsibility to train the saints to become responsible.
If the church must grow, you must take church beyond the walls. We must get involved in evangelism like never before. Utilize the structures we have for soulwinning efforts. We must not keep quiet, we have a lot of resources the apostles did not have.
Regardless of where you find yourself, even if it is behind a desk to type and file, you are there because of people.
The church should constantly have new faces. Let us not stop winning souls.
Be concerned about retention and emphasize personal evangelism efforts. Despite the number of outreaches, if retention is not effective, Christians will not increase and the workforce will reduce.
How to raise a soul winning church
Let the congregation know about your own personal evangelism efforts and let other people share on their soul winning efforts. What do you celebrate in your church? Go back and listen to the Master Soul winner and the Missionary Christian. Use them to fan the flame of evangelism. Do the work of an evangelist. Reach out. Sing songs that have to do with soulwinning. Go and tell them.
We preach a message of prosperity and healing but even if you lived your life without health and wealth, and the incentives of good health, prosperity and wealthwere not promised to you and you heared what Jesus did and that He would come again, would that not be enough?
Be motivated by the death of Jesus and tell the whole world that Jesus died. All other things are mere incentives so don’t be carried away by them. If you don’t have them, remember you have Jesus and that is all that matters.
“I was always thinking about souls. Wherever they were, I was going for them. I loved to hear about Jesus coming again. This earth is not everything. Always work on your spiritual focus. Don’t be carried away by the seeming modernization of Christianity because there is no modernisation of chritistianity. We just changed our tools.
Tell it on the mountains…that there is one that gives victory but that victory is from the realms of the spirit.
Recently the apple ceo declared himself an homosexual and Christianity is not against the homosexuals as individuals but against homosexuality because it is against the word.
Homosexuality is propagated by the socialist left who fight for the deception of equality. What’s wrong with their notion of equality? It’s like witchcraft, it presents itself as good until you get deep into it. This is why we teach doctrines in bible school so believers are guided. Be careful of the structures of men and be wise. Don’t follow a party or organization just because you agree with their agenda. Look at their fundamentals. Look for a political party you can effect a change in. No Pastor is allowed to be a politician or have an opinion. As a Pastor your work is to voice your Masters opinion.
As a lay Pastor in politics or in another organization, you have two masters . You are not fully into ministry but that doesn’t mean you should resign because your being there is a strategy. When the times comes, He may tell you to quit all other things and fully face the ministry or He may not tell you depending on His plan for your life but this does not in any way belittle the ministry and work of a lay Pastor.
Enjoy life. Don’t frown all day long. People who sleep throughout a long flight or sit by the window know how to enjoy life. Life is a journey and we should enjoy it like a long flight. If you are a happy Pastor you will have a happy congregation. Angry Pastors, angry congregation. As a Pastor you reflect on your congregation. The HS ministers in an atmosphere of joy unspeakable and in such an atmosphere the anointing will come upon your physical body and move you.
When the anointing gets on you you can’t stop it. When it came on Pastor as a young lad in his church, he prophesied without wanting to and wondered how the HS took over his body and mouth. This experience also happened at Pastors home during the morning devotional family service. Pastor spoke in tongues until the place shook and Pastor prophesied about the family and other things. After the service, his father gave a him a bible.
Learn to enjoy the Lord. There are people who are called children of the flesh. Children of the flesh are children of the mind. Your mind is not you, you own your mind. You control your mind and decide on what your minds thinks even if you may accept flying thoughts. You cannot pass a physics exam if you think of chemistry when studying so you discipline your mind to learn what you need.
Those who will be doctors, need a certain type of discipline. Same way as a minister, you need a certain type of discipline, mentality, and character which God has to develop in you before you can be used of God. Sometimes, God makes you take time to pray about certain things not because He cannot answer speedily but because He wants to build discipline and character in you.
It’s not enough to be sent, called, and blessed because if you don’t have the discipline and character, God can’t use you. For example, if the manner you talk is a problem, you will not go far. There may be a brashness in a your communication the HS does not like.
Therefore, invest in your personality. Not in your clothes and looks but in your way of thinking, hearing and communicating. What you hear and, how you hear is so important. A Pastor may say something and some people will be blessed while others will be angry.
Until you are trained on how on to hear correctly, you cannot go far. The filter of our thinking must constantly be serviced because until there is a change, there is no freshness or progress. There are people in church who are offended at everything or everyone.
Pastor talked about a woman who when she got to church, a demon who follows her everywhere stays at the gate. What happened to her angels? When we are disrespectful, full of anger and hatred, angels are offended, and stand aside. People come to church with demons while others come with angels. Who are you coming with?
Your attitude and communication determines whether you have angels or demons. Resist the devil when he talks. The fellow that has thoughts against the words coming from the Pastor on the pulpit is being lured by the devil. Don’t ever allow the things that are ministered to you offend you. Look for the best side of the things ministered to you in church. The largest congregations don’t have the best preachers. God is not looking for the best preachers. He is looking for those who can nurture and lead.
Did you know know could have a great message but it is just one part of the message, the other part is contained in the words carried through the message such that it can birth visions. The word given carries the vision of the Spirit and that is why the minister must soak himself in the spirit so that he doesn’t become just a preacher teaching but a minister changing lives. The word of God is not necessarily the bible scriptures but words spoken and good ideas given. What God says matters and it is important that the word of God for the moment is given to them. At Ippc we are being given the word for now and later.
The Spirit of God is preparing us for another phase of ministry and promotions and there are angels who have not been to this earth before and who have not worked with us in the ministry before, who have been released to the ministry.
These angels are more powerful than the others who we gave worked with in our ministry because of the next phase of work which we are entering which is more severe so be encouraged because greater victories lie ahead for my children will never fail. My children, do not fear, I am with you always even unto the end of age.
The glory of the latter house shall surpass the former. Yes the glory of the latter house, but you already belong to the latter house therefore you are moving into the greater aspect of my glory The glory is in ever increasing power. I am moving you into a greater level of glory and we have entered an unlimited glory, and splendour with limitless possibilities.
The gift of prophecy is the most important gift in the life of a Christian. If you don’t have any other, desire it.
It is so important because we are made by prophecies. It is God’s material for building his house………..
The gift inspires me to get in line with it and it tells me my future and God’s plan for my life
We are a people of prophecies
1 Chronicles 25: 1 – NIV
Some choir members when they loose their vision, they become professionals
It is not only about soulwinning
God can make anything win souls.
Are you doing all that God’s called you to do.
1 Samuel 10: 1 – 6
There is a connection between prophecy and music in ministry.
Why is it that they are no more prophecies in the church, it is because the musicians have started becoming professionals.
So how is God going to use you?
You are either being used by God or by men. You are the one to decide who you want to to be used by.
2 Kings 3:11-15.
Written by Kelechi Deca