The Word Ministry has its origins from the old Bible. Ministry represents a body of ministers ordained under the sacrament of the Holy Order to do God’s work. The earliest Church of Christ and ministries of the 1st and 2nd century Anno Domino (AD) is described in the Books of Acts. The early Church ministries comprises of bishops, presbyters
or nowadays elders and deacons or servants.
God through Jesus gave us many ministries but the 2 major ministries which is the Ministry of Reconciliation. This main ministry is all about God Himself, which involves praise and worshiping Him and doing God’s work and evangelism for the furtherance of His kingdom on earth. The outcome of this ministry is to reconcile the sinful humans back to the righteous God as mentioned in 2 Corinthians: 5. 18. But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation. The reason why God made this ministry a priority, because we humans are His creation and as children we belong to God. Since the fall of Eden, God did not wipe us out with His fury, instead he only exile Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden for their obedience to their Father. With all good intentions, God has used many means and solutions to reconcile humans back to the original righteousness of God.
Another major calling of God through His son Jesus is the study, inspection, analysis and application of the Word of God. The Word of God is very vast in scope and deep in meaning, as its words and scriptures are beautiful and perfect and it takes alot of time of apprehension, reflection and prayer. God gave us the ability of prayer, so that as His children we are able to connect with our Father and get a glimpse of His vast knowledge. Unseezing prayer at any time of the day and during our daily routine, allow Christ followers to stay focused on God and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us, help us and protect us. All the above is laid out in Acts: 6. 4. But we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the word.
The significant of service to the Lord as described in Romans: 12. 7. or ministry, [let us give ourselves] to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching; is to devote your life as a servant of Christ Jesus and serving fervently in His ministries that He has entrusted you with and serving in the Ministry of the Word of God in accordance to the teaching of Jesus Christ.
In doing God’s Minustry it is not measured by how successful or how big your ministry is. The essence is to pay attention to the ministry of God that He has entrusted you with and in the end to accomplish the mission and objectives that was envisioned to you as mentioned in Colossians: 4. 17. And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
Seeing the purpose of your life as Christ follower is to do right, just and truthful in all things as written in 2 Timothy: 4. 5. But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. The path taken to being a servant of God will be dotted with hardship, suffering and attacks from God’s enemy. This will be the test of your faith and belief, so as long as we do not buckle to the enemy’s deception and lies, with God’s timing and will He will make you stronger and victorious over the enemies.
The ultimate purpose of our lives as a servant of God is to put our own selves last and put God first in everything we do. We should do all just, truthful and honorable things in life that might cause the devil to do harm to our status, reputation, wealth, livelihood and home or even endanger our life and those dearest to you as commanded by Apostle in Acts: 20. 24. But I hold not my life of any account as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. The reason why we partner God and work with God is to glorify His name in heaven and to establish the kingdom of heaven on earth so that all nations may testify onto His endless love and grace.