Being a good Steward…

Some more Scripture from study & prayer regarding a recent Ministry I had with a group of men titled: Stewards of the House of God.

Matthew 28:16-20 and Mark 16:14-20 In these verses Jesus did not say, go if you want to or feel like it or go as long as you like the people your sent to share the Gospel with…He said GO, go proclaim, go demonstrate, go declare, go and show forth & display His virtues, power and Love-1 Peter 2:9. Also see Isaiah 43 & 44 where the Lord says several times that we are His witnesses!

I like the Saying I heard from a Minister some years back…God's Word is not some cafeteria line where you go through and pick & choose what you want!

Ephesians 1:10-with a view to an administration (Administration-the management of a household or of household affairs, specifically, the management, oversight, administration, of other's property, the office of a manager or overseer, stewardship.) suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth.

According to 1 Peter 1:23 we have been born again by the imperishable & immortal seed, that is by the living and abiding Word of God. We have also been given & entrusted as stewards with this living and active Word, for ourselves but then to share and make disciples of all men-Matthew 28:18-20, and to show forth His excellencies-1 Peter 2:9

Also interesting that someone mentioned that it's time we spread out our tent. I asked him where he got that and he said it was something the Lord had been showing him. I asked the Lord to please show me in Scripture a clear direction that I should take in this endeavor. He directed me to many verses but this is the very first Scripture the Lord showed me: IS. 54:2,3 "Enlarge the place of your tent ; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords And strengthen your pegs. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations And will resettle the desolate cities.

Romans 8… The Son's of God are led by the Spirit of God…How important is this? It goes on to say in 8:19 that even the whole of creation waits eagerly for the revealing & disclosing of the Son's of God!

Steve Young