Ministry to Gods People

God’s servants may sometimes need help and those who come to their rescue will never lose their reward. Jesus Christ helped other people, but when he was on the cross, right in the position where he needed help people around him instead mocked and called out to him to save himself. One thing they forgot is that anyone who helps other people just like Jesus did, really deserves all the help he can get too.

When Jeremiah the prophet was thrown in a well full of mud, an Ethiopian by the name of Ebed-melech helped him out. In Jeremiah 38:8-9 the Bible says, Ebed–melech went forth out of the king’s house, and spake to the king, saying, My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city” (KJV). In this situation, Jeremiah could not help himself, a foreigner for that matter with thirty other men pulled him out.

How did things later play out for Ebed-melech? Things worked out well for him. In the time of need God gave Jeremiah the word of prophecy for Ebed-melech. In Jeremiah 39:16-17 God says, “Go and speak to Ebed–melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee. But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid” (KJV). God did not forget what Ebedmelech did for Jeremiah the prophet.

It is just like those mid-wives in Egypt, they saved a good number of new born male babies and God blessed them with houses. In Exodus1:17 the Bible says, “But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive” (KJV). What happened to those mid-wives? In verse 21 of the same chapter the Bible says, “And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses” (KJV). If God blessed Ebed-melech and the mid-wives, he will bless you as you support those who belong to him.

God will bless you if you have also ministered to those who belong to him. In Hebrews 6:10 the Bible says, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (KJV). God will not forget your good works. Obey his word and get ready for his blessings to be poured out in your house.

 

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