Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sin against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

(2 Corinthians 5: 17-19)

Three things our anchor scripture informs today. First, we are opened up to our reality in Christ; subsequently, we are given an overview of our primary assignment; Finally, he equipped us with the message i.e., the model to use in carrying out the assignment. In setting the foundation for today’s devotional, we must first agree that “The Truth” is universal and binding overall. Then we can further establish that the word of God i.e., the Bible is the truth and it stands sovereign over all. Now, standing on the existing premise; so long as you believe in Christ and the salvation message, you’re subject to every other teaching in the light of the gospel, especially the epistles. This means that you don’t choose what dictate to follow and what not to follow, the Bible is our standard and Christ is our model. 

Now there has always been a misconception in traditional Christianity that soul-winning is a responsibility of some group of people, or probably a special calling or assignment meant for a department in the local church. Today we are opened up to Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians where He refutes and utterly debunks that claim but also further informs us that the assignment of soul-winning is to all that have believed in Christ. So, as long as you believe in Christ and you know yourself as a believer you ought to live up to your responsibility of getting Men acquainted with the gospel of Christ. This means we should consciously and deliberately permeate the teaching of the gospel especially in the gathering of unbelievers or in the discussions we share with them.

As believers this responsibility is not open to negotiations, it simply means there is no exception for not doing this assignment. Hence, we all have to put ourselves in it and do it diligently. The anchor scripture has helped us with the model to use and it can be captured thus, “gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sin against them.” Looking keenly at this we can conclude that the message we have been given is the message of “Forgiveness”. We are to reconcile Men by telling them that God has forgiven them their sins and has offered them a life of liberty through Christ; where he no longer keeps records of their wrongs. We are to open them up to what Christ offers, and as concerned marketers of the gospel, who have been trained in the word to understand both the product, it’s benefit and customer satisfaction, we are commissioned by the holy spirit to carry out our assignment. 

As believers, we should know that we are joint heirs with Christ, and as such, we should handle God’s business diligently and passionately. This is our inheritance in Christ, it is our duty and responsibility and we are not to slack at it.

FURTHER READING: Mark 16:15- 20

DECLARATION: I know my place in the father. As an heir of the Father, I handle my father’s business diligently. I am given to the work of reconciliation. With the help of the spirit of God, I am greatly helped to dispense this message to Men of all Nations, tribes and colours. Without discrimination, I see beyond the device of the devil and I claim lost souls for God. I am a correction agent, correcting perverted and distorted views. I am God’s marketer, marketing the 


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