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The Great Commission

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23 March 2014

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The Great CommissionSome of us have come across insurance representatives before and perhaps the message below will refresh our memories of their unique activities. Vulture, they say is a patient bird, according to an adage, but the patience of this bird cannot be compared with the one that exist among these special people. They would approach you with unparalleled courtesy. They are cool headed and pleasant people. I believe they are trained specially like these in order to get attention of their clients. They are ready and well prepared for any question you may want to ask. They will convince you with analysis why you should take insurance policy and point out the dangers if you do not hold one. They are well equipped with the modern day business technology, perhaps with laptop computer and cell-phone for a snappy contact in the head office. Insurance representative does not need to calculate any figure manually himself, he does not need to confirm any figure from the head office data, all information necessary for him to establish valid insurance contract is available to him there.

One may say these are the normal attributes for a smart sales person. We must not forget that he is doing all these in order to project a good image of the company that he is representing in exchange for the equivalent amount in dollar he receives in terms of remuneration.

How dramatic the world around us would have been if we can apply the patience, the zeal and perseverance of insurance representatives in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We know that the motivation in terms of commission propel the excellent performance of insurance representative. But our gain in eternity cannot be quantified in terms of monetary units of this world. The greatest commission is for us with a blessing attached to it. Go to the world and preach the gospel to all creation, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit.” We are representative of the Gospel of Jesus Christ on earth, and if we can employ the attributes mentioned above in this great commission, the whole world will be evangelized. Are you wondering how you will stand in the presence of stranger to tell them the good news? Do not allow this to worry you my brothers and sisters. Peter was in the same shoe before the day of Pentecost. I will also suggest that you go from known to unknown because the adage says, “charity begins at home.” Start from your immediate family, your parents, your brothers and sisters, your wife or your husband, your friends and relatives. One can imagine the problem you can encounter here because the prophets are noted for not being famous in their community, but if you are living the life of the gospel of Jesus Christ you are preaching, they will believe you. The confidence acquired thereby will see you through to stand boldly in the presence of strangers and declare the gospel of Jesus Christ. But always approach them with that unparalleled courtesy because the Bible says, “let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6)

The difference between insurance representative and Christian is that Christians does not need to be a professional in theology before we can convince our clients. The watchword is ‘let the beauty of Jesus be seen in you,’ let this light so shine in you for others to see, so that your Father in Heaven may be glorified. The people of the world today do not listen with their ears when it comes to the issue of the gospel of Jesus Christ, instead they ‘listen’ with their “eyes.” They do not really care much about the eloquence of your words, or brilliancy of your presentation or the truth and inspiration that the gospel of Jesus Christ contained. You are the gospel to them. Your conversation, your deed, your ways of life is the gospel they are interested in. To these precious people, ‘seeing is believing.’ This is the convincing attribute that God wants us to demonstrate to the world so that they may turn from their wicked ways to God. The Holy Spirit will definitely not fail in His own part.

The insurance representatives of the world always equip themselves with sophisticated office automation and they use it when the need arise. The same is required of us but the difference is that, “the weapon of our warfare is not carnal, it is strong to the pulling down of the strong hold of enemy.” “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (II Timothy 3:16) It is not the Bible you have in your hand that we are talking about but the word of God that is actively dwelling in your spirit. This is the spiritual sophistication you need to guide your client into righteousness and establishment of everlasting relationship in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As the second of your wristwatch is ticking by, another opportunity is presented itself to you, a special grace from God for you to prove your metus in the service of the Lord, which is the main purpose of your calling in His vineyard. An adage says, “those who know how to think will know how to thank.” I want you to know that God is preserving your soul for a purpose so that you will make difference in the life of the people you will touch, so that the death of the Lord on the cross will not be in vain. The flag of the gospel of Jesus Christ must be lifted up high in the unique way that God has inspired you.

May your life be met with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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