Posted: 28/03/2013 in Uncategorized

“To be an ambassador” by Pastor Patricia Mavhandu, Wednesday Service, the 20th of March 2013.  

Scripture reading: Ruth 1:11: “11 But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? 12 Turn back, my daughters, go — for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons, 13 would you wait for them till they were grown? Would you restrain yourselves from having husbands? No, my daughters; for it grieves me very much for your sakes that the hand of the Lord has gone out against me!” 14 Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. 15 And she said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. 17 Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.” 18 When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her.” NKJV.

How can you be an ambassador when you still allow the spirit of heaviness to control you?  You cannot be an ambassador if you are still controlled by the world.

There is a word called, discouragement, if you and I allow ourselves to be discouraged we will no longer arrive where God want us to go. If this discouragement is within you it will steal all what God has prepared for you and you won’t make it. 

In this book of Ruth, this old lady Naomi had sons who were married but when her sons died she decided to go back to her family. She requested her daughters-in-law to go to their families because she, no longer had sons who could marry them and she was too old; she could no longer get married and so according to her, it was better for them to go to back to their own families.  The bible says Ruth didn’t listen to what Naomi was saying. The bible says Ruth told Naomi “Wherever you go I will go with you and where you die I will die with you.”

 What does this tell us? These tells us that we have to invite God into our lives and wherever we go, we must go with Him and in whatever we do we must let Him be the Savior and the Provider. It doesn’t matter what the witches and wizards have planned with your life but if you ask God to be with you nothing can harm you.  You might be sick, things might be bad on your side but you need to stand firm and say “Wherever I go Jesus is with me.”

 As a youth you might think things are going very wrong, even if people are talking bad about you, whether people are giving you different names but you can declare “Jesus is Lord!” even if you are facing changes.  The bible says a good ambassador does not allow himself / herself to be discouraged, a good ambassador is the one who always stands firm with God. No matter what people might be saying about you but just stand firm and always say “God, it is well with my soul!”.  When David defeated Goliath there was a Spirit within him, a Spirit without measure, a Spirit that gives life and power, we can also invite that Spirit and let God to take over in our situations.

When trials and troubles come just stand firm and always declare that “Jesus is Lord and He has died for my sins and He will provide a way for me.”

It is said that there are days that are set for us, and because we do not know how long our lives are supposed to be or how long will we live we need to work fully and hard because we do not know what tomorrow brings.  Maybe you are in the house of the Lord serving, the bible says people will come and discourage you; the devil will try by all means to discourage you. He may bring death or sickness in your family so that you can think that there is no God but what I can tell you is that do not allow yourself to be discouraged; stand firm and know that He is God.

Hebrews 6:12 “12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” NKJV.

The word of God says we must not be lazy but be servants who serve the Lord so that we can inherit the kingdom of heaven. The question might be “How do I inherit the kingdom of heaven?” We inherit the kingdom of heaven by serving and being a great ambassador of the kingdom of God and in everything that we engage ourselves in, we must represent God Almighty and He will bless us.

It is said that when waves come there is only one person who can calm them down and that person is the Lord our master, who is able to do all; what we need to do is to just invite Him and tell Him “On our own we cannot make it but we need You on our side” He will be there and will strengthen and empower you to make it.

Be a great ambassador who represents the kingdom of God and refuse to be taken down by the devil.

PRAYER POINTS (20/03/2013)

By: Mr M.K Ramapela

1.     For Spiritual Growth

Hebrews 5:12 “ In fact, through by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!

  • Father Lord, make me be fruitful in every good work, in Jesus’ name

2.     Pray to have unconditional love

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 3.     Believe the word of God

John 4:49-50 “49 the royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”50”Go” Jesus replied, “Your son will live. “The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

 4.     Pray against the spirit of fear

Job 3:25 “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened tome

  • Everything I have feared will not come upon me, in Jesus name.

5.     Lets pray to dissolve plans for separation and divorce

Mark 10:7-9 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and unite to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two will, but one flesh.9 therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

 

6.     Attacking the enemy of your calling

2 Timothy 4:5 “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

 

7.     Deliverance of the tongue

Proverbs 18:21”Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

  • Lord, heal me of all diseases of the tongue.

 

8.     Using the blood of Jesus as a weapon

Revelation 12:11”And they overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

  • I overcome you Satan by the blood of the Lamb

 

9.     Cutting the evil linkage

Romans 12:2”Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

 

10.       Lets pray against the spirit of boasting

 

11.        Pray against the spirit of jealousy

 

12.            Spirit of unforgiveness

Mark 11:26”But if you do not forgive, neither will your father in heaven forgive your trespasses.

 

13.          The holy spirit to live in us

 

14.        Pray for our youth

15.       Safeguarding your home

Ecclesia’s 10:8”Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

  • All power conspiring with anyone to destroy our home/marriage lose your hold, in the name of Jesus.

 16.  I refuse to lose

Proverbs 23:7 “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he. “If you think you are a failure then you are a failure. If you believe you are a winner, you are a winner.

 17.   Reversing hidden curses

2 Samuel 22:45-46”Foreigners cower before me, as soon as they hear of me, they obey me; 46 they all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.

 18.      Praying for leadership

1 Timothy 2:1-2”I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made, 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

 19.       Praying for our Pastor and his family

 20.          Pray for the church building

 

 

  1. 21.                        Thanks giving