What is stewardship?
Stewardship means laboring. It’s engaging in various spiritual platforms that provoke the release of supernatural rewards – Revelation.22:12.
Stewardship is partnering with God for the pursuit of His agenda here on earth. You’re not working for God, you’re working with God. In an earthly partnership, every active partner is entitled to a dividend. So, you’re entitled to a dividend partnering with God – Mathew.6:6/17.
The Platforms of Stewardship
(1). Spiritual stewardship.
(2). Financial stewardship,
(1). Spiritual stewardship can be further categorized into: (I). Prayer labor (II). Prayer and fasting labor (III). Soul-winning endeavor.
(I). Prayer labor. Prayer is not just a platform for making requests; it’s also a platform of service. Prayer labor platform provides a lifetime opportunity to serve God by praying kingdom advancement (oriented) prayers as a lifestyle (Mathew.6:6/11/33). And prayer is a commandment (Mathew.6:6). Other scriptural references: Luke.2:37, 1Thess 5:17, James.5:17, Eph.6:18, Zech.8:21-23, Is.66:8.
The prayer you prayed today will work for you tomorrow. There are angels in heaven holding vials, which are the prayer of the saints (Rev.5:8).
(II). Prayer & Fasting Labour. At 84, Hannah served God with prayer and fasting day and night as she departed not from the temple – Luke.2:37. Fasting is not advice neither an admonition, it is a commandment – Mat.6:17.
(III). Soul-winning endeavor. As believers, we have 2 mandates: (1). Prayer (2). Soul-winning. Soul-winning is not a talent, neither a gift. It’s not a calling, it’s a mandate (Jer.1:5, John.15:16 & Luke.10:1-4).
(2). Financial Stewardship. Financial stewardship is a platform where you can serve God with your money. Example: the platform of tithe and offering, the platform of giving, i.e. giving to the poor, church planting, humanitarian services, and sacrificial offering (Haggai.1:6-15, Malachi.3:10, & Deut.16:16).
(3). In-Service. In-service is a platform whereby you can join and work in many service units of your local church. Example: chorister unit, interpretation unit, prayer unit, sanctuary unit, hospitality unit, etc.
Packages of Stewardship’s Engagement
Spiritual stewardship yields the most profitable rewards. These are the packages:
(1). Supernatural Defense. One of the most expensive things to get in the world today is defense. As a faithful steward, you don’t have to pay for it. For instance,” testimony about how I survived an accident.” No country or organization can offer you defense.
(2). Divine Health. Again, you don’t have to pay for health because Christ has paid for it on the cross, nothing wrong with medical treatment, but it’s only when you’re sick that you go to the hospital (Mathew.8:17).
Serving God guarantees a sickness, disease, and accident-free life (Exodus.23:25). He took (took on past tense) our infirmities long ago. He is not coming to take. If you can’t imagine Jesus in an accident wreck, why must you be found in one?
(3). Supernatural prosperity. He became poor so that you and I can be rich (2. Cor.8:9). Serving God with your money guarantees you to live above poverty (Job.36:11). The topmost things that God wishes for you and me are to live in prosperity and be in good health (3.John.2) and He is happy when you are rich (Psalm.35:27). His thought for us are good and not evil (Jer.29:11).
- Stewardship means engaging in spiritual labor.
- Without labor, there is no favor. David was laboring when he was called to the throne. Daniel labored in Potiphar’s house before he ascended the throne.
- There are various platforms of stewardship: spiritual, financial, and in-service.
- Have a reward mentality. There are packages or rewards for your labor. Some of these rewards are supernatural defense, divine health, and supernatural prosperity.
- Serving God is your way up.
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