Joining the Company of Publishers
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”
Psalms 68:11
Many people in our world today are busy publishing all manner of stuff these days. The internet, for instance, is awash with millions of news items, information and entertainment
materials, being churned out daily. Some of the materials are really bad, viciously evil, and not healthy for human consumption. That’s why we must change the narrative, by proclaiming or publishing the good news!
Who is a publisher?
A publisher is a person who engages in publishing. And what is publishing?
Publishing is the dissemination of information. It is the activity of proclaiming or making information, stories and news available to people, especially the general public.
As believers, we have the mandate to join the company of publishers to publish the following:
1. Gospel
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”
Matthew 9:35
Jesus Christ, during His ministry was a publisher of the gospel. What is the gospel? Gospel is the good news of the kingdom of God. We are mandated to: “… Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15
My beloved, your failure to proclaim, preach or publish the gospel is the height of disobedience to the Lord’s injunction. Don’t disobey the LORD! Publish the gospel today!
2. Great things
“Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.”
Luke 8:39
If God has done great things for you, you are obligated to publish them.
Has God been good or kind to you? Publish it! Has God healed you? Publish it! Has God changed your status or story? Publish it!
You must show or tell others what God has done for you. Testimony shared will procure mega harvest of other testimonies! By all means, try to share your testimonies in church, and with friends on social media.
3. Word of Peace
“The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all) That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;”
Acts 10:36-37
The world is in turmoil! There is conflict everywhere. Our countries and communities need peace badly. And it is only the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ and His followers that can bring or build lasting peace. As believers we must be at the forefront of publishing the word of Peace and engaging in peace building efforts. The Bible says, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”
Isaiah 52:7
I decree and declare that you shall be greatly rewarded as you publish the great things God has done for humanity in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe