Usually, a strategy of a business, a nonprofit or a specific movement is one that will fulfill only the mission of that entity that will take them to their vision. Jesus, though, rather has a guide for your life that will reproduce yourself as a disciple of Christ into someone that you know. This guide summed up in three words is how Mobilize Ministries™ is expanding throughout the nation through individuals’ personal ministries! But the beauty of this guide is that any young professional and YOU can run with this strategy in your everyday life and bear much fruit and results! Here is the three part guide that the greatest leader in history, Jesus, activated and shared to multiply Himself! You can do this as well:
Jesus spent most vocational ministry intentionally with the twelve disciples: “Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him (Luke 8:1).” Today, we call “being with” someone “meeting with them”. Like Jesus, YOU can meet with a peer “right where YOU live, work and play” and get to know their story, study the Bible with them, pray with them and invite them into your intentional discipleship community. Be intentional at starting a spiritual journey with a friend.
Meeting with the disciples was not the end point in how Jesus loved the twelve. He loved them so much that after Jesus called the disciples together, He sent them out to do with others what He did with them! Jesus mobilized them: “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick (Luke 9:1).” YOU can also bless the ones you intentionally invest in by mobilizing them to invest in their friends. See how the apostle Paul did this with his friend, Timothy: “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others (2 Timothy 2:2).” In fact, did you see in this verse what the result of meeting and mobilizing is?
Believe it or not, this is the EASY step! YOU actually do NOTHING in this step. “After these things the Lord appointed seventy-two others also, and sent them two by two into every city and place where He Himself was about to go (Luke 10:1).” Have you done the math yet? The twelve from Luke 9:1 multiplied by six! Multiplying is the mere result of meeting and mobilizing! Jesus shares a parable to explain this multiplication: “Jesus said, ‘What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it? It is like a tiny mustard seed that a man planted in a garden; it grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make nests in its branches.’” The Kingdom of God, by default, is made to grow.
Are you living the religious consuming event-driven spiritual life? Or are you experiencing the blessing of making reproducing disciples by investing in friends and encouraging them to do the same. Jesus intentionally met, mobilized and His disciples multiplied exponentially. Now, you and I are saved! Who are you going to start intentionally meeting, mobilizing in order to multiply yourself, a follower of Jesus? What is your first step? Comment below.
Many ask me how this mission work has grown all over nation. Christ followers are equipped and mobilized to intentionally meet with their friends, mobilizing their friends to do the same, then the organic result is the multiplication of disciple-makers. They do this through the Intentional Discipleship Communities
we’ve launched all over the metroplex.
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Originally posted 2017-02-19 12:00:59.
Your personal ministry does not exist apart from the Kingdom of God! Jesus was, is and will always be about His Kingdom! This truth and how it’s applied is often missing from equipping Christ followers today. But this is a major focus of Mobilize Ministries™ personal ministry equipping because it was a major focus of Jesus!!! This blog proposes “Kingdomize” to be a new word for Christ-followers and especially for you today! Jesus invited His followers into a Kindomized lifestyle. “Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God.” And the twelve were with Him,” (Luke 8:1 NKJV) Because of how Jesus was “with” the disciples, we’re passionate about mobilizing Christ-followers to meet intentionally with those in your life as well. BUT NOTICE: Jesus was preaching and bringing the “glad tidings of the Kingdom of God”! Jesus could not separate the Good News from His Kingdom. He did not separate the Kingdom from His personal ministry! May I create a new word for you right now? Jesus “Kingdomized” His personal ministry! Here are two roles to follow Jesus’ footsteps in Kingdomizing your personal ministry:
- Bring Heaven Into your personal ministry! This is the vertical way to Kingdomize your personal ministry. Jesus passionately prayed “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10 NKJV) It might blow your mind to realize how God answers Jesus’ prayer. Here’s God’s answer: YOU! YOUR DAILY LIFE! YOUR PERSONAL MINISTRY! Everyday, YOU bring the Kingdom of God among your spheres of influence: your family, your friends and your co-workers! Your life reveals the Kingdom of Jesus to all you come into contact with as you give an encouraging word, pray for a friend’s healing, share the Gospel with a co-worker, or give a sandwich to a homeless person on the street corner. Your personal ministry may be the only glimpse of the Kingdom of God that some may experience. So invite everyone you know to experience this rescue mission on the cross that saves us from Satan’s rule into the Kingdom of Jesus. “For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.” (Colossians 1:13 NLT)
- Thrive in your identity as Jesus’ ambassador of His Kingdom. Kingdomize your personal ministry by activating your role as Christ’s ambassador of His Kingdom. “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:18, 20 NIV) This is how the Apostle Paul emphatically exclaims to you that YOU ARE
We mobilize YOU in YOUR personal ministry. The logo is derived from being mobilized by all Jesus has done!
GIVEN A POWERFUL PERSONAL MINISTRY! This is God’s gift to YOU! Your role is an ambassador of Jesus! Just like ambassadors do, you represent God’s Kingdom to everyone you come into contact with. You may be the only way people in your spheres of influence smells the sweet scent of Jesus. In fact the Word of God says, “For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;” (2 Corinthians 2:5) Among those who are perishing in the stench of death, YOU, being in Christ and Christ dwelling in you, may be the ONLY way those may experience the smell of the sweet scent of Jesus! This is the horizontal way to Kingdomize your personal ministry as you go out to where you live, work and play displaying as Christ’s ambassador what residency in His Kingdom on earth is like.
God does not have a plan B! You are His plan A to expand His reign on earth as it is in Heaven! So, how are you going to tangibly Kingdomize your personal ministry this week? How are you going to display God’s Kingdom to all you know? Who are you going to start meeting with to invite into Jesus’ Kingdom? Please comment and continue the conversation below.
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