Summary: Ministry is more than a destination, ministry is about the journey. Find joy in the journey.
SUBMITTING TO THE JOURNEY OF MINISTRY
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
WE NEED A VEHICLE OF TRUTH... THAT WILL DARE TO STAND UP FOR RIGHT
NO MATTER HOW POPULAR...
WE NEED A PERSON TO DECLARE SIN WILL DESTROY.
2 Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God
of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
MOSES HAD A JOSHUA ---
MOSES HAD A AARON AND HUR ---
MINISTRIES JOURNEY LEADS US TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO QUIT AND GO BACK...
John 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
MINISTRY IS MORE THAN A DESTINATION ---
MINISTRY IS THE JOURNEY...
1. GILGAL --- ROLLING STONE.
GATHERS NO MOSS --- NO ROOTS--- NOT FRUITS
2 Kings 2:1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind,
that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2. THE JOURNEY CAN NOT STAY IN GILGAL ---
PROGRESSION TO BETHEL ---
HOUSE OF PRAYER, DEVOTION, COMMITMENT
2 Kings 2:2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee;
for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as
thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.
3. THE JOURNEY IS DEEPER THAN PRAYER ---
JERICHO --- PRAISE, WORSHIP, PERSONAL DAILY PRAISE...
2 Kings 2:3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said
unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And
he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to
Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.
So they came to Jericho.
4. GILGAL HAD HER LESSONS ---
BETHEL HAD HER LESSONS ---
JERICHO HAD HER LESSONS ---
BUT THE GRADUATE SCHOOL IS BEFORE US ---
THE SCHOOL OF SUFFERING --- THE JORDAN
THE JORDAN RIVER IS A TYPE OF DEATH, SELF SACRIFRICE ---
GIVING YOUR ALL...
2 Kings 2:5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him,
Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered,
Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. 6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the
LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will
not leave thee. And they two went on.
THE HUMAN DESIRE TO MANIPULATE THE JOURNEY WILL KILL
THE JOURNEY MUST TAKE US TO LEARN WHO THE MAN OF GOD IS ---
AND WHO THE GOD BEHIND THE MAN IS ---
2 Kings 5:8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel
had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes?
let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.
THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE HUMAN CRY TO FORCE MAN'S DESIRES AND
CONTROL THE MESSAGE, THE MAN AND THUS CONTROL GOD...
2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will
surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike