Liquidating Your Spiritual Assets
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 1 Cor 12:7
It is imperative to acknowledge that every born again believer in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that constitutes Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection has received spiritual assets.
A true believer is responsible to liquidate the spiritual assets for the good of the church and for the glory of God.
There are compelling reasons why we should liquidate our spiritual assets. If our existence and diversity is owing to God’s mercy, then we certainly have the responsibility to honor God by liquidating our distinct assets. In 1 Pet 4:10-11 “as each has received a gift, employ it for one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace….”. We must render service by the strength which God supplies in order to glorify Him. It is not just the pastor, it is by all the members of NCCkl. There are no exceptions.
There are several reasons in 2 Cor 3 & 4 which I want to emphasize on how and why we must liquidate our spiritual assets.
- Ministers Of A New Covenant 2Cor 3:4-6
We at NCCkl must liquidate our spiritual assets as ministers of the New Covenant. Our ministry is not merely the keeping of regulations but rather the expression of spiritual power. Our Gospel is to make people righteous through the work of Jesus’ baptism and death. In the New Covenant, the Spirit writes the law on our hearts through faith so that it becomes a cheerful expression of our will and purpose. The Spirit leads to life and not death. It is a great incentive to liquidate our assets to fulfill the redemptive work of the Spirit in this age.
- True Servanthood And Greatness 2Cor 4:5
Liquidating our spiritual asset is the foremost way of offering our service. This is what Jesus meant by servanthood which leads to the path of greatness. It causes us to become a person of faith. True greatness in the Kingdom of God is servanthood. Liquidating our God given assets for others is the way God intends for us to serve. Therefore if we have any aspirations toward true greatness then we ought to liquidate our assets for Jesus’ sake.
- Earthen Vessels For the Glory Of God 2 Cor 4:7
We should liquidate our assets for the glory of God. God uses ordinary, average, undistinguished and insignificant people. We have this treasure in earthen vessels to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not us. God’s concept of ministry is so different from the world. The world stresses the classy container, not the glory of God in human weakness. Our ordinariness is not a liability but an asset.
- Increasing Thanksgiving To God 2Cor 4:15
When we liquidate God given assets, it causes people to be thankful to God through our service. Apostle Paul adds that special grace is released through us when we use our assets. The true reward of a believer who liquidates his spiritual asset is to help others and not expect appreciation but hoping that they would rather thank God. There is no other joy greater than to rely on the Spirit to strengthen another’s faith and to fill one with thanksgiving to God.
- Humbling And Greater Future Glory 2 Cor 4:17
When we liquidate our spiritual asset it may incur inconvenience, suffering and affliction. It is more than worth it. Instead, this light momentary affliction is preparing us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. The affliction we endure makes us stronger and develops a tested character. The hope that affliction produces will only serve to increase our joy in the glory of God and keep our heart fixed on Him. We press on, in spite of adversity and challenges for the good of the church and the glory of God in the age to come. Humility is the hallmark of a true servant that constantly liquidates his God given assets.
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