MESSAGE TITLE: RELEVATIONAL DEFINITION OF THE MYSTERY IN WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP
PREACHER: BISHOP DR. S.I OKELEZOH
TEXT: Matthew 11:1-38, Jeremiah 10:23, 2 cor. 3:1-3
Workmanship is the skill in which something is made and which affects it appearance. When a particular work is done, if it’s the handiwork of a person, that person can say ‘this is my workmanship’. The scripture is very careful in planting words for sons of God to discover the purposes of God, revealing God’s purpose to us, we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus. If you are the workmanship created in Christ Jesus, it means that you have been divinely and specifically position within the body of Christ, you are a unique member of Christ. No part of the body is too small to be neglected. God recognizes and cares for every part of His body. Each member of the body is to perform works that are good which God had ordained that we should work in; it means that we, being the workmanship of God is a calling from Him (Jeremiah 10:23).
We work for God, we are His workman and every workman have a name. if you are a workman, you must know you name, what are your specialization? What are you efficient in? what are you called to do? You must know it. No man works and doesn’t know the kind of work he does.
Workmanship is broken into three: work-man-ship. The word ‘work’ means labour, you must labour with God. Shipping is the joining of souls into a fellowship making them one and having a romantic affair of love. God created us because He is a lover. The love of God for us is unparallel: a love that can never be compared. God decided to create and form us to enter into His ship. Of everything that God created, He called us into His ship so we can become the wife of Christ and be fruitful. The desire to be fruitful is inborn in us, God himself was displease with a man been alone without a partner which is necessary for the vision to be complete and revealed.
“ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: for as much as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us . . .” (2 Cor. 3:1-2). We are God’s express living signature and epistle. The life we manifest must preach the gospel. If you are a worker, how many workers have you brought up? As God’s workmanship, He gave us three major gifts
• The gift of royalty: The main reason of soul winning is for you to manifest your kingship. Every king has a domain and subjects under him. Those that win souls are wise.
• The gift of priesthood: a priest garment is always white. If your royalty and dominion must remain, you must know the secret of the priest because the throne is established by righteousness. As a priest, you should know that anytime you unintentionally commit sin, it can affect your throne. The priesthood office requires that you must be transparent; you must not hide your sin but to confess them. Find out your sin, don’t let your in find you.