Brethren Relive the Great Message: The Man, The Message, The Mandate
Pastors and Partners at this International Pastors and Partners Conference (IPPC) have continued to talk about the message from our man of God Pastor Chris during the last International Cell Leaders Conference (ICLC). The message which is the beginning of a three part message titled The Man, The Message and The Mandate, has formed the fulcrum of most discussions here at the LCA. Many regard the message as an outstanding one in this dispensation. It could be recalled that in that message, Pastor Chris explained that God is passionate about having his children fulfill their destiny in him, “we’re in the world at this time for a reason, and God wants us to fulfill it”.
Pastor had referenced the three verses in 1 Timothy 2:5-7 to encapsulate his message: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not 😉 a teacher of the gentiles in the faith and verity.”
Some of those who spoke to IPPC Daily highlighted the fact that the message has been making great impacts in their lives and that of their brethren. In the message, Pastor hinted the following:
The Man Christ Jesus
We must understand the man Christ Jesus: who he is, and our conviction of his personality, origin, and purpose. He’s the mediator between God and men; the only one who reconciles men to God. There’s no salvation in any other. Our conviction of this ought to motivate us to preach the Gospel.
Jesus was God in human flesh. He was the consummate man; everything God ever wanted a man to be. He called God, “Father.” No one ever did that. He stunned his disciples when he hushed the boisterous winds and ragging waves to sleep. When the soldiers came to arrest him, he asked them, “whom do you seek?” and they replied, “Jesus of Nazareth.” He said, “I am He”, and they fell backwards.
At the judgment of Pilate, though they found no fault in him, he was led away to be crucified. As he hanged on the cross, he looked at his captors and false accusers with the eyes of love and said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” soon after, he cried, “it is finished!” and died. Through his vicarious death, salvation was offered to the world!
The following day, the man of God read the sixth verse of the theme scripture from the Living Bible,”…by giving his life for all mankind. This is the message that at the proper time God gave to the world. ” The message that God gave the world is based on what Jesus came to do. It’s encapsulated in one thought: His liquid love, His life, forgiveness, and righteousness. Liquid love flows. The Bible talks about the love that the Father lavished poured out like water, upon us (1 John 3: 1). All of that came in Jesus Christ. He expressed and directed this love to us while we were yet sinners, not when we became good.
The message of Jesus Chris is about his life; He came from God and proved it with power by the resurrection from dead (Romans 1:4). The people saw him die, but He rose from the dead, ascended, and went back to God. The message is also about forgiveness. No religion in the world has forgiveness. Instead, people are to pay for their sins, and no one can ever pay adequately. Forgiveness is only in Jesus. That’s why the bible says, “…through this, man preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts.13:38-39)
The mandate is the authorized command we’ve been given to preach His message to the uttermost parts of the earth. Jesus said, “if you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). The most important thing in your life is to love Jesus, and to become passionate about Him. That’s what drives you to tell his message. “For the love of Christ constrianeth us: because we Thus judge, that if One died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5: 14-15).
He has commanded us to tell the whole world of his liquid love; that he died in their place, and God raised him from the dead. They don’t have to walk in sin anymore.
That message has become the foundation of the new dispensation in the ministry which both Pastors and Partners have been relishing in. There are expectations that the next ministry year will usher in great and mighty things in Believers Loveworld nation according to Sister Ngoyi Joseph from Tanzania.
Written by Kelechi Deca