Nov 26

So You Want To Be A Preacher?

If understood a rightly, the thought of such a High and Lofty vocation should bring upon us a Holy Hush, and a Trembling Heart! No illusions of grandeur, or expectation of fortune and fame should invade our minds as we consider the Weight of Glory that accompanies, and the awesome, but awful Sacrifice which affords us this Precious Privilege! (Philippians 3:10)

Instead, the brutal and bloody Cross of our Savior should signal to us our Shared Plight in this hostile and yet fertile field of our Lord’s Harvest!! (Luke 10:2)

To be sure, the cooperative Mission of laboring together with our God in gathering the souls of men unto Jesus The Messiah is indeed ‘Every’ Born Again Believer’s assignment. (Matthew 28:19-20) and (Mark 16:15-16). However, once truly enlightened as to its ultimate bearing upon people’s eternal destination and our own personal eternal reward, this ‘mission’ moves from being a mere assignment to a magnificent obsession. (Romans 10:1-15) and (Romans 10:16 through Romans 11:36)!

In other words, once we have been completely converted by HIS WORD; washed by HIS BLOOD; anointed by HIS BREATH; constrained by HIS LOVE; and convinced of HIS IMMINENT RETURN, our lives, which are really not our own, should become a poured out oblation of adoration and manifestation of His Person and Power! (Romans 12:1-2).

Our Tongue, as the pen of a ready writer, should recount and release the Truth of John 3:16 to anyone who will listen; laced with the prayer that each one who hears, will receive “Life” through its Proclamation! (Ephesians 1:17-23) and (Philippians 1:9-11)!

Our feet should be running swiftly to carry this Gospel of Peace; this Word of Reconciliation (II Corinthians 5:17-21), to every corner of the known world; using every available tool; with an intent to reach every creature with it! This, as our Preacher Assignment, should be the JOB AND JOY of our lives! (Philippians 1:15-21)!

So what then is the current state of affairs for the “Preaching Industry” today? Join me as I examine this question in our next blog segment (Evaluation and Counting the Cost), of “So you want to be a Preacher?”

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