The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools. …And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever (Proverbs 3:35; Daniel 12:3).
According to scriptures, wisdom is knowing the right thing to do from God’s Word and doing it. It is knowing the right way to go and going there. Also, it is knowing the right step to take, and taking it. As it is written: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock (Matthew 7:24-27).
In other words, Word practice is what makes wise, not intellectual prowess; and one of God’s ordained wisdom platforms for our rising is Kingdom stewardship. This is because Kingdom stewardship is what puts us in command of all things that make for life and godliness. As it is written: But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33; see also Exodus 23:25-26; 2 Peter 1:3).
That is what makes Kingdom stewardship the most profitability venture in the world. It is, therefore, wisdom to subscribe fully to its demands in order to reap the benefits therein.
But, what is Kingdom stewardship?
Kingdom stewardship is serving the interest of God’s Kingdom in all its ramifications. It is not theoretical, but a demonstrable commitment to the growth, expansion and enlargement of the Kingdom of God.
Kingdom stewardship can be categorized into practical and spiritual stewardship. Practical stewardship involves the tireless investment of time, energy and resources towards the advancement of God’s Kingdom. On the other hand, spiritual stewardship entails soul-winning, prayers, intercession for salvation of souls, and establishment of new converts in the faith, resulting in church growth. However, though the Bible says: “In all labour there is profit,” it is important to note that spiritual stewardship, which involves soul-winning, stands out as the most profitable of all Kingdom advancement endeavours (Proverbs 14:23).
Jesus speaking to His disciples said: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you (John 15:16; see also Daniel 12:3; Matthew 6:33).
Every Kingdom stewardship endeavour has rewards attached to it, but none can be compared with the rewards of soul-winning.
What makes soul-winning the most profitable engagement?
- A redeemed soul is the most valuable treasure to God on earth: For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26).
- Every soul winner is on God’s payroll: Soul-winning empowers us to live above every form of lack because we are on God’s payroll. For instance, Jesus speaking to His disciples on soul-winning asked:
- Through soul-winning, we inherit glory: Our active engagement in soul-winning provokes the giant in us to rise and our stars to shine. As it is written
- Kingdom stewardship, which includes soul winning, is a platform for our exemption from all evils: There are serving believers and seated believers; but only serving believers commit God to their exemption and distinction from others. As it is written:
- Every form of decadence in your life ends today!
- Nothing dies in your hand anymore!
- You are exempted from every form of evil!
- An end has come to every form of confusion in your life!
- Every issue of concern in your life turns to testimony this month!
- In this season of glory, mockery will not deter you from your inheritance in Jesus’ name!
- I decree the mark of Christ on your life; you shall not see evil in Jesus’ name!
- Before you appear at Shiloh 2016, you are a financial wonder!