God’s Ministers were the custodian of the new testament of Ark of Covenant.
The Ark played a significant role in the life of every existence being on the earth planet.
Therefore the Ark can be defined as a sacred crest that contains the sacred vessel of God for specific assignment on earth. The throne of invisible deity
a. Ark of gopher wood – Gen. 6:14 Noah; – Breeding of new generation.
b. Ark of bulrushes – Ex. 2:3 Moses’ mother: – Great freedom fighter.
c. Ark of Shitim – Ex. 25:10 God: – God’s law enforcement.
1st Ark protected the people of God from God’s judgment upon the world .
2nd Ark protected God’s people from worldly judgment upon God’s people.
3rd Ark protected God’s words (Law or Covenant).
HOW ARE WE CONNECTED OR RELATED TO THIS ARK OF THE COVENANT IN OLD TESTAMENT?
THE ARK OF CONVENANT CONTAINS THREE SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS NAMELY.
i. Stone tablet
ii. Aaron Rod – that budded
iii. Golden pot of Manna
I .The two stone tablet of the law: -Stand for our HEART & MIND. Heb. 8:10. I will put my law into their mind and write them in their heart.
ii. Aaron’s rod that Budded: -Is a gift of God in us as His minister which distinguished us from ordinary people.
iii. Golden pot which contains Manna:-Indicating eternal life. Col. 3:3- our life is therefore hidden in Christ Jesus and Jesus in God.
Our nations desperately need to be led today by God’s New Testament Ark of covenant.
Joshua said to the priest take up the Ark of the Covenant and went before the people.
Fear of unknown have made some ministers of God to voluntarily left God’s track to walk on satanic path forgetting that God will always protecting His Ark.
The hand of the Lord was against the city of Gath with a very great destruction.
1st Sam. 6:19 – God smooth men of Bethsamesh for looking into the Ark.
ue to disacknowledgement of this fact it has led to the disappearing of New Testament Ark of covenant and people were singing I – CHABOD – that is, glory and power of God is no longer existing in the church while seeking satanic power as a substitute.
“We need a leader like Samuel to restore our church to the New Testament standard.”
Now that we know who we are, what then can we do to attain maximum reward that pleases God the great rewarder.
Col. 4:17 – Paul said “Tell Archippus, take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord that thou fulfill it.
ISV – Tell Archippus, “see that you complete the ministry you have received from the Lord.
2nd Timothy 2:3–5: Thou therefore endure hardness, a good soldier of Jesus Christ, (v4) no man that warreth entangleth himself with the affair of this life: that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
(V5) and if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned except he strive lawful.
Therefore the following few points among others were expect from us (MINISTERS) for maximum reward:
1. FAITHFULNESS. Prov. 28:20 – It take faithfulness for a steward to attain a greater height, for he shall continue to abound in blessing “A faithful man shall abound with blessing, but he that make hast to be rich shall not be innocent e.g. Ananias and Saphira end up in grave for their unfaithfulness. It required of steward for man to be found faithful.
2. FOCUS – “JOHN” John 1:22 – Who art thou? “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness” John knew his primary assignment as Jesus Christ FORERUNNER, a core Evangelist and not a PROPHET or the SAVIOUR.
JESUS CHRIST – John 6:15 – Jesus flee from being installed as an Earthly king.
Jesus Christ recognized is assignment on earth as a redeemer of the world not earthly king
3. TOTAL SELF SACRIFICE – Mark 10:28 – 29:- The Apostle said we have left all and fellow thee what shall we have? Jesus said they shall have hundred fold now and eternal life. Jesus said follow me and I will make you. Elisha slew the oxen and follows Elijah ‘TOTAL ABANDONMENT’.
4. ABSOLUTE TRUSTING ON GOD:- Luke 22:35 – Jesus said unto the apostle when I send you out on a mission without purse, cloth, shoe lacked ye anything and they said no. When God send one on an errand he had provided the amenities needed ahead to accomplish the task, it only need spiritual eyes of faith to see it, because faith is a powerful tool, the spiritual legal tender that is acceptable all over the world without losing value or volume.eg Abraham and Isaac
5.DIVINE INSTRUCTION: – Ezekiel 37:7-10 – Ezekiel said, so I prophesied as he (GOD) commanded me, as I prophesied there is a noise and behold a shaking and the bone came together, bone to bone if you act as God commanded, you will be in control or command, because the instructor who is the commander is at work. Lam. 3:37 who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not.