HONOR TO ALL WHO SERVE HIM

 

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John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

 

Jesus calls every Believer to service and gifts them for it. Our serving isn’t to be for our own purposes but letting God use us for His purposes. He also said we are to seek the honour that comes from God only, not the honour of men, “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only John 5:44?” He also clarified the honour that comes from God is upon those who serve Him,        “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour John 12:26.” It is an honor to serve and serving will be honored by the Father (John 12:26).

 

We are also told to let the mind that was in Christ, be in us. He humbled Himself and served as Philippians 2:5-8 says, “5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” The mind of Christ humbles itself and submits to serve. The mind of Christ is a servant mind.

 

The word serve has some powerful meanings. Serve means:

 

  1. To meet needs or what is required
  2. To contribute; be of use or useful
  3. To benefit or be beneficial to
  4. To assist or help to achieve something.
  5. To devote one’s life, time, work, or efforts to

 

Would you be described as one who serves? Are you operating in the mind of Christ?

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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