KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Chronicles 15:2 KJV” And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.”
(Read 2Chronicles 14 &15)
Success in ministry is God’s desire for every servant of His. The prophet told king Asa that the Lord would be with him so long as he kept faith with Him. Success in ministry is mainly man’s major factor or role for God has fulfilled His portion already. In chapter 14 the Bible said Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord. He took away all the strange gods and the altars at the high places. As a result of this the kingdom was quiet before him. Asa was so diligent that he removed his mother from being queen, because she made an idol. Asa cut down the idol and ultimately destroyed it by burning.
King Asa had a great time of peace. Before you accuse the devil for the trouble in your life, check your relationship to God’s word. God always want servants who will give a total commitment to him. The Lord expresses the requirement for such followers in the preceding verse. Luke 14:26 KJV “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” The Lord said that His mother and brethren are those who hear God’s word and do it. (Mark 3:34) The minister must make sure he does not show partiality to any.
Asa showed total dependance and faith in God, when the Ethiopians came against him. He expressed his faith by the way he prayed. He prayed this way, Lord it is nothing with thee to save by many or by few. 2 chronicles 14:11a. Faith in God in critical moments is very vital for success in ministry. He exalted God far higher than the challenge. His army was just about a third of the army he faced. You can overcome every difficulty no matter, how big it is by faith. Success in ministry is always by keeping faith in God.
Father, I pray for all ministers that they would be focused in serving you. Help them by your spirit to be sincere in all they do.
Acts 10:34 & 35 KJV Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
1 Samuel 2:30 KJV ” Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me forever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”