“You are called to a ministry of reconciliation,” said the elder as he prayed over me during a small church service.
I probably nodded my head and may have even uttered, “Amen, brother,” but to be honest, I thought it was one of those vanilla-flavored prophecies that fits most Christians and could have been spoken by a McDonalds’ cashier during rush hour on a Saturday night. There didn’t seem to be much pizazz in the word reconciliation. So I spent almost no time meditating or praying about the man’s prophecy.
This took place over twenty-five years ago and guess what? I have spent the last two or three years praying for reconciliation and renewal centers to be birthed on the West Coast.
Admittedly, I am a little slow sometimes.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)
The word reconciliation in the Greek means: “restoration to the favor of God to sinners that repent and put their trust in the atonement and death of Christ.”
Today, I prayed:
Father, I pray that You raise up thousands of ambassadors for Christ in America who implore people to be reconciled to God through Christ Your Son. (Based on 2 Corinthians 5:20)
What do you think and did the Lord speak to you today?
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for America.