(Key To Effective Ministry)
– Pastor Bimbo Animashaun
One of the advantages of praying constantly in the Spirit for a “minister” is that your heart will be saturated with the “burdens” of the Spirit from time to time.
These burdens of the Spirit are like compelling thoughts fuelled and powered by the energy of the Spirit for further spiritual action on your part.
Each time you follow these burdens or impressions in any given circumstance, you will always see the power of the Spirit released.
It could be a word in your heart, a song in your heart, a counsel flowing from within, a prophecy coming forth, a prayer point, a prophetic declaration, or a call for intercession by the Spirit within.
It could also be a message strong on your heart, an example to relay while preaching or teaching, a scripture illuminated in your heart, a past event brought to you by the Spirit, a prompting to act along certain direction, AND LOTS MORE!
Always look out for these impressions and act on them by faith. When you do, no matter what the context is, you will always see the power and glory of the Lord flow.
Sometimes these burdens and impressions can be likened to a person who feels pressed to go to the toilet.
It’s with that sense of urgency, and untill you RELEASE it, you will not be RELIEVED.
These impressions are a product of the working of the Spirit within you, and they get more pronounced when you’re given to praying constantly in tongues.
They are like compelling thoughts to act in a particular direction, and if you follow them, you can’t miss the target in the realm of the Spirit.
It’s the same principle I deploy to my teaching ministry by God’s Grace, and over 95% of my teachings – title, content, structure and purpose come through this medium, including this one.
We don’t generate these burdens or impressions on our own; they’re generated by the Holy Spirit within us, but our responsibility is to follow them up by being sensitive to them and acting on them.
It is the secret of effective Word ministry. How do you know the message you preach or teach per time? THE ONE THAT BURNS IN YOUR HEART.
It is the combination of REVELATION and INSPIRATION leading to the EDIFICATION of God’s precious people.
The New Testament scripture quoted below establishes this principle of the Spirit’s working, and it will produce 100% results.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with GROANINGS which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
This is not something that the Holy does “apart from us”. He takes hold together with us as we pray in the Spirit, and then His thoughts, burdens and impressions are released to our hearts.
Verse 26 tells us that these “groanings” or “burdens” are an ongoing activity in us as we pray more in the Spirit.
Verse 27 suggests that these burdens or impressions are always a revelation of what is on the mind of the Spirit – which always synchronizes with the will of the Father.
Then verse 28 tells us that given that we follow up this order of divine operation, we will always get results in the physical realm of life – the tiny dots will always get connected.
You wonder why Paul’s teachings always have revebrating effect on generations, this is his secret – HE PRAYED CONSTANTLY IN TONGUES, even more than the entire church at Corinth.
1 CORINTHIANS 14:18
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
He also said in the Book of Ephesians:
PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
The secret has been let out. Now, over to you dear friend. Take what belongs to you now.
Make full proof of your ministry and trust God for the four dimensions of DEPTH, BREADTH, LENGTH and HEIGHT to open up in your ministry.
Just thought to share this Spirit-inspired burden in my heart with us.
I trust this made little sense Sirs and Mas?
Ministry prospers in our hands in Jesus’ Precious Name!