MAY 2016

OUR MONTH OF TREASURES

” The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth.” III John 1:1-3

Gaius took upon himself the task of personally funding the entire mission of preaching the gospel to his community. Prosperity is not selfish – it is Christ centred. Gaius demonstrated that he had availed himself selflessly for the furtherance of the Gospel. Gaius had the testimony that everything about his life was committed for the furtherance of the truth. That is why it is specifically to this Gaius that John says, I present this desire to God concerning you at all times, as my prayer of entreaty to God of top priority that you will prosper (“euodoo”) and be in health (“hugiaino”).
Euodoo was used to wish Godspeed to a person as he carried out a journey. It meant a journey that reaches its destination with success. Prosperity is directly related to your God-given assignment. That you may be equipped with all that is necessary to reach that destination of your journey without any hindrance, obstruction or delay. Prosperity is defined as possessing all of the resources, the equipment required to fulfil the task assigned to you by God.
Hugiaino is the word from which we get the term hygiene, which is translated here as health. It is defined in the Greek as to be sound, healthy, wholeness, free from disease, that even the air you breathe is void of the germs that cause disease and disability. His prayer is that Gaius should be immune even from the germs that cause disease. The term is also translated in other portions of the New Testament as sound doctrine of Christ resident in the soul. Apostle John is praying that as Gaius has espoused the sound doctrine of Christ, may his body be sound.

PRAYER POINTS

WEEK ONE
– Thank you Father that you raise ministers of the quality of God who will stand at the side of your sent ones – ministers like Gaius;
– Thanking the Father that we will avail ourselves selflessly for the furtherance of the Gospel;
– Thanking the Father that we will be equipped with all that is needed to fulfil the task assigned to us and to continue to stand and sustain the church;
– That we may be consecrated to the cause of Christ by understanding that the reason why we live is for the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ;

WEEK TWO
– Thanking the Father for our glorification with Christ in the ministry of the Sons of God;
– That we will walk in the truth by availing ourselves to be used for the furtherance of the truth that we believe;
– That the longevity of our commitment towards the furtherance of the gospel will be translated into the longevity of life;
– Thank you Father for the combination of the position of sonship with the heart of a servant – to rule and to serve;

WEEK THREE
– Thanking the Father that as ministers of Jesus Christ we are ready to inconvenience ourselves for the furtherance of the Gospel and that as we do that God Himself will comfort us;
– Thank you Father that there will be an unreserved commitment to the Gospel;
– That we will consecrate our entire being by setting it apart for true and accurate service;
– Thank you Father that as we present the treasures of the Gospel, the treasures of the earth shall open up and shall yield themselves to you;

WEEK FOUR
– Thanking the Father for our glorification with Christ in the ministry of the Sons of God;
– Thanking the Father for an unwavering commitment to the Gospel of Christ;
– That as we espouse the sound doctrine of Christ it will lead to sound health in our body;
– Thank you Father that we are consecrated sons and daughters, consecrated to the cause of Christ;

PROPHETIC UTTERANCE

You have heard that it has been said that faithfulness shall be rewarded. And yes I say that again unto you that I will confirm the honour of those whom I have chosen and sent by rewarding those who associate with them. And you shall see blessings that the mind cannot comprehend, and it shall be said that this one stood by his side; he stood with the man of God.
Have you not heard that the apostle Paul wrote that you are partakers of my grace? Open rewards bestowed by the faithfulness of God says the Spirit of grace. Thank you Lord Jesus.
Raise ministers of the quality of God, associate ministers, delegates, raise them up. Raise up ministers who will stand at our side, ministers of quality like Gaius, raise them up. Send them Father. Raise them from our midst and add to our fold, add to our company, add to the company that published this message. Add Lord.

Raise sons and daughters who will be ministers. Send them, send them to nations. Let opportunities be opened to them, doors for the Gospel, mighty doors to the nations. Before nations and kings, before nations and kings.
And we’re going to stand with faithfulness, we’re going to stand with loyalty, we’re going to be committed.
O there will be an abundant harvest, an abundant harvest reaped in the nations of the earth, not only the persuasions of men, not only their souls, but the treasures of the earth shall yield themselves and as we present the treasures of the Gospel, the treasures of the earth shall open up and shall yield themselves to you.
Unsearchable riches, treasures of Christ, thank you Lord. It’s our month of treasures, treasures. Treasures for the sons and daughters of God, consecrated unto My cause, separated unto My Gospel.
He says as you catch the fish as Peter did, there will be a coin in its mouth. As you go to reach out to the lost there will be bonuses left for you. As you go and preach the Gospel something you were not looking for will be waiting for you. Thank you Lord.

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