Go and Speak ( by Fenny West)

Inspiration comes through challenges and in unusual circumstances:

Suddenly you have a “lightbulb moment”

I entered a Photo Inspiration  Challenge about a year ago with this picture below.

 

This was my inspiration: Jonah spat out of the mouth of the fish and washed ashore.

He had disobeyed God when told to go and preach at Nineveh. He boarded a ship to Tarshish and all hell broke loose on the ship. He knew he was the cause and asked to be thrown into the sea to save the lives of those on the ship. They did and there was a great calm. 

Jonah was swallowed by a big fish and there he repented and worshipped God, who had mercy on him and commanded the fish to spit him out. He was then washed ashore as we can see in the picture. Read Jonah Ch1 and 2 for the full gist.

What would your inspiration be?

 

We Must Preach the Gospel ( by Fenny West)

We Must Preach the Gospel


We Must Preach the Gospel;
 
Go out and tell the untold,
Tell them about the Good News,
How Jesus took our place as Lamb,
How He took our sicknesses and sin,
How He Redeemed us, set us free,
How He paid in full the price, 
How He made the ultimate sacrifice. 

We must Preach the Gospel;
Go out to the highways and byways, 
Drawn, compelled by the love of Christ,
Letting our light shine in the darkness, 
Going out as His hands and feet,
Going out as His epistle and voice, 
Going out as His megaphones and trumpets. 

We must preach the Gospel
It is for this reason we were born.
Those who have found bread, 🍞 
Must share the bread with others.
Those who have been saved, 
Must, in turn, be saviours and co-labourers.
Those who have been healed,
Must go out and heal others.
Those who have received peace,
Must go and be instruments of peace.
Those who have been reconciled, 
Must go and be Ministers of reconciliation. 

We must preach the Gospel
Because it’s the power of God for salvation,
Deliverance, transformation, promotion, 
Elevation, progression, healing, health, 
Prosperity, increase, empowerment,

 establishment, great inheritance,

settlement, endowment and fulfilment.

We must preach the Gospel, 
To show we are selfless,
To show we love Christ,
To show we are obedient, 
To show we are His disciples, 
To show we are the light of the world;
A city on a hill that cannot be hidden;
The salt of the earth that gives flavour. 

We must preach the Gospel;
Great are they that publish the Good News.
“Open your mouth and I will fill it.”
Everyone has a testimony.
Just Go and share your testimony.
Tell them what God has done for you.
You are an ambassador. 
Be not intimidated.
Be not ashamed.
Be not restrained.
Be not constrained.
Be not afraid or dismayed.
If God be for you
Who can be against you? 
Plant the seed at every opportunity. 
Water the seed at every opportunity. 
And be assured that God will give the increase. 

 

We must preach the Gospel!

All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19   Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20   Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt28:18-20

Philip Preached the Gospel

26   And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

27   And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

28   Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

29   Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

30   And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

31   And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

32   The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

33   In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

34   And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

35   Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

36   And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

37   And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

38   And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Acts8:26-38

Paul and Silas Preached the Gospel

29   Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30   And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31   And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32   And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33   And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

34   And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Acts16:29-34

Peter Preached the Gospel

19   While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

20   Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

34   Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

35   But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

36   The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

37   That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

38   How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

38   How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

39   And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

40   Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

41   Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

42   And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

43   To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

44   While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

45   And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts10:19-21,34-45

Arise, Mr. Minister ( by Fenny West)

Arise, Mr. Minister

Arise, Mr Minister
Arise, Mrs Minister 
Arise Ms Minister
Arise, Madam Minister
Arise, Sir Minister
Arise, Master Minister
Arise, Chief Minister 
Arise, Dr. MINISTER. 
You are an Able Minister.

For this purpose you were called. 

For this purpose you were born. 

For this reason God created you. 

For this purpose He ordained you. 

He did not call the qualified 

But He qualified the called. 

So what are you waiting for? 

Who are you waiting for? 

He uses foolish things 

To confound the wise. 

If He’s in you,and for you 

 you have what it takes. 

Start from your Jerusalem. 

Open your mouth and see

How I will fill it with light and life 

Open your eyes and see the lost. 

Open your heart let me pour My love-

Love that reaches out to the lost. 

Reach out as my hands and feet. 

Reach out as my mega phone

Reach out as my Voice on earth

Reach out as My ambassador 

Reach out as My minister-able

Reach out as my epistle, My message 

the good news, My letter of love. 

Go to the high ways and byways. 

Go to the nooks and crannies. 

Go and open the eyes of the blind. 

Go and heal those who are sick. 

Go and lift out those depressed, 

Diseased, disillusioned, down and out. 

Go and lift those in the ditch of life – 

Hopeless, hapless, clueless, purposeless. 

Speak the word of life. 

Speak the Word of Grace.

Speak the dynamic Word 

That is Spirit and life. 

Speak with Boldness. 

Speak with conviction. 

Tell your testimony. 

Tell of  My goodness. 

Tell of My faithfulness. 

Tell of My kindness. 

Tell of My gentleness 

Speak of My greatness. 

Speak of My love. 

Speak of My Grace. 

Speak of My peace. 

Speak of My joy. 

Speak of My plan for man. 

Speak of the sacrifice accomplished 

Speak of My invitation. 

Minister Grace, 

Minister healing 

Minister love 

Minister compassion 

Minister life more abundant

Minister peace profound 

Minister Godly wisdom. 

Minister Divine Direction. 

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.Mark16:15-19

1John4:17

Acts1:82 Corinthians 3:6

“Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

Acts 26:18

“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

Exodus 3:10

“Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.”

1 Corinthians 3:9

“For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”

2Cor.5:18-20

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Acts 10:44

“While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.”

Ezekiel 33:7

“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.”

Luke 4:18

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

2 Kings 7:9

“Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.”