Mark 16:20 ( Message Translation)
And the disciples went everywhere preaching, the Master working right with them, validating the Message with indisputable evidence.
Can we come to a place today, where we are confident to know that the master is working right with us, that he is along side our work and declaration. That he awaits the words we speak in order that he might work right alongside us.
Authentic ministry is when the master works alongside you.
Can we simply step into the confidence of this, with the immediate walking of a faith that says, ‘I speak’, ‘he works’ then the ‘validation’ and ‘evidence ‘are the products.
Validation confirms that we are about the Father Business.
What a powerful experience for all involved….“…the Master working right with them…” O Lord that this would become our daily experience. Our work and ministry would become the working together of my words alongside my Lords validation, what a privileged position. God has planned for interaction, becoming one with his people,as they preach, He will be right there working with them. In this, the minister also becomes the sign sent from God and validated by him.
Isaiah 18:18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has givenme are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.
In these verses we read that we will become the children of signs and wonders, these children will be signs and wonders in themselves and will also be given to seeing signs and wonders around them. Is What we read in Marks gospel and in our lives today the re contextualising of this passage that “…Master working right with them…” causes them to be a sign and wonder?
Jesus has now taken up more fully his heavenly priesthood in the order of Melchizedek, his ministry continues in another realm, as High Priest and Advocate for His people (Hebrews 7–10; 1 John 2:1–3).
He is now seated at the right hand of God ,the “right hand of God” being the place of honor and authority (Ps. 110:1; 1 Peter 3:22).
One of His heavenly ministries is that of enabling His people to do His will
Hebrews 13:20–21 May God, who puts all things together, makes all things whole, Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus, the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant, Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd, up and alive from the dead, Now put you together, provide you with everything you need to please him, Make us into what gives him most pleasure, by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah. All glory to Jesus forever and always! Oh, yes, yes, yes.
We read here of the wonderful active working together of the Father and the Son.
- He put us together
- He provides all we need with the goal of pleasure to the Father
- He makes us into something, transforms us into people who give the Father “most pleasure”
How amazing, the single sightedness of this, it is not just to bring down the devil so to speak or to bring in the Kingdom, although the kingdom is our message, but to put us together, give us all we need and make us into the people who bring him pleasure – the sole aim of man is to bring pleasure to the Father.
How can we not bring pleasure to him as he puts us together, he provides for us and he makes us, nothing of our work and labour, it is only his making of us.
The signs authenticated their message. This task of proclaiming the gospel and spreading the kingdom is still our life and ministry, carrying on today through disciples empowered by the risen Lord, with their message being validated through the Godhead.
Hebrews 2:4(The Message Translation) “All the while God was validating it with gifts through the Holy Spirit, all sorts of signs and miracles, as he saw fit.”
With God standing alongside us to validate our message with indisputable evidences, who can excuse any failure to become the man or woman God intends us to be?
Reach out today and live in that Sign and Wonder understanding.