Summary: Jesus is the perfect example for all of us to see. He had a mission, built a team, so perfect and strategic that after a thousand years, his team kept growing and growing, today we have become a part of that team.
"It’s better to be wise than strong; intelligence outranks muscle any day.
Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel."
Jesus, Oh Jesus, how I love that name, dearest to my soul, what a wonderful name Jesus. This morning, i feel the power of the Spirit all over me. I could sense from a mile that God is up to something in your life. Jesus is no ordinary man, he not only had a mission, he was the mission and he knew exactly how to achieve it but while achieving it, he left us a road map to follow, so that we will forever rout amazing fits of glory everywhere in the world.
I need you to stand up and shout with a loud voice and say "I am winner, I cannot fail, I cannot be defeated, I've got Christ in me, Oh Halleluyah!". Didn't you felt something already rising in the inside of you. Oh Halleluyah!!. Jesus is the Master Strategist. He knows what button to push to get that result out. The Bible is filled with God's Strategies, every single page, every single verse, every single chapter in the Bible are all filled with God's Strategies. Where Wisdom is at work, a strategy is been deployed. Oh Halleluyah! I need you to write this phrase down "Where Wisdom is at work, a strategy is been deployed". So therefore, every time, I hear the scriptures talking about the wisdom of God, what I see is a strategy that baffles my imagination been deployed. "The God Strategy" - That's a book am currently working on, but am not letting you into the whole gist until the book is released.
Let's take a ride thru the scriptures by the Spirit and watch some amazing strategies that Jesus Used in building a team that will forever change the world and how we perceive things forever.
Jesus wasn't the first person with disciples, The Pharisees had disciples, John the Baptist had disciples and i strongly believe that when Jesus showed up on the scene and started building a team, the then world would looked at him as an antagonist to the trend. He was different, His method, His Message, He way of Communication, His Choice of Words was different. A strategic team builder has got to be a man so distinct and unique on purpose, every action, every word, everything you do should be on purpose. Today am going to show you the face of a strategic team builder in Christ.
1.PRAYER BEFORE CHOOSING
Jesus was like no other before Him and we are made to be like Him in His Glory. He stepped into the field in power after the 40 days and nights of fasting and prayer. His entire being was lit with power, then, upon then before He began to choose who were to be a part of His team. I think while He was praying, He might have prayed "Father lead me to them, those, whom you have chosen before time to walk with me that the scriptures might be fulfilled, Amen" I believe He might have sat down on the rocks on a cold Tuesday night trying to see a vision of their faces and maybe saw nothing but the scriptures that were written about him.
"Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!”
declares the Lord Almighty. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered,
and I will turn my hand against the little ones." (Zachariah 13:7).
I believe He saw it and knodded "Wow! a time is coming for this "...Strike the Shepherd and the sheep will be scattered...". I could be pretty sure, He was basking in glory, swimming in revealed truths about his mission from prophecies spoken about him. He was there, refusing to leave, from day 1 until it's day 30, yet he wouldn't stop, he continued until the he got the blue print and that was it, by the time he got it, it was already 40 days and nights.
Hey! i need you to stand up and say "I'm not leaving the presence, until i got it" Now that's the key before stepping out into your mission, God mission today in your life.
Never underestimate the power of prayer and fasting in ministry, Jesus did it. Am not saying go and do 40 days and 40 nights, No! what am saying is, let His Presence be the force that kick start your Acts. Whatever you do, do it from His Presence.
Whatever might have happened in those forty days and forty nights has got something to do with his mission been fulfilled successfully. Before Jesus chose his disciples, He prayed, the scriptures declares
"One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.