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'WHAT IS A MINISTER?'
 

By Gene Johnson
3-12-2006
 
Psalm 104:3-4 Hebrews 1:7
 
''Who makes His angels, spirits and His ministers a flame of fire''.
 
The word in the Greek here for minister is, 'lettourgos'
which is two words combined; laos, 'people' and; ergon, 'work'.
So to minister is to work with people, on people or for people.
 
One thing I've found to be true over the years both in ministry and
physical labor is that it takes power and energy.
If I try to work all day without something on my stomach I grow faint
and by afternoon am completely exhausted.
The same applies to ministering to people. We can't give out what we
don't have to give! We must seek God first and partake of the bread of life,
His word. As we worship and praise Holy Spirit will move within us and fill
us afresh with new wine, fresh oil, and living water so the strength and fresh
fire of God will be upon us to enable others.
 
The Spirit must do some, 'people work' on us first so we can acquire
the fire and give out to others the way we should.
He must pour in, that we might have something to pour out.
We cannot in our own strength do Gods job for Him.
It is God who works in us...
 
 
+++WORK WEAK+++
 
 
ON THE WINGS
OF THE WIND
 
ON THE CLOUDS
COME HIS FEET
 
TO BUILD UP THE FEEBLE
TO STRENGTHEN THE WEAK
 
WE CAN DO NOTHING
WITHOUT HIM
 
WE ARE BUT MORTAL FLESH
WE NEED HIS IMPARTATION
 
WE NEED THE FIRE THAT IS FRESH
 
WE NEED THE NEW WINE
WE MUST HAVE FRESH OIL
 
TO DRINK DEEP THE LIVING WATER
BEFORE WE GO OUT TO TOIL
 
WE MUST OPEN UP
AND LET THE SPIRIT POUR
 
IF WE ARE TO SERVE OTHERS
OUT ON THE THRESHING FLOOR
 
OH GOD PLEASE SHOW US
WE CAN DO LITTLE ON OUR OWN
 
UNLESS WE DRAW FROM THE WELLSPRING
THAT FLOWS FROM YOUR HOLY THRONE...
 
 
GENE JOHNSON (COPYRIGHT 2006)

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