Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalms 34:8 (KJV) “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
There is a difference between testifying to other men about the experiences you have tasted and making the very men to whom you testify taste and experience what you have tasted.
This is what distinguishes one who functions merely by the gift upon his life and one who is ministering in maturity. By the gift, you may taste the experiences of the Spirit but it is by maturity in ministry that you cause others to taste what you have experienced.
That is why sometimes we have many men who can pray for the sick and open blind eyes but are not able to minister the substance of those experiences to the people they minister to that they also should taste and experience them in the end.
In Romans 12:7, Paul exhorts us to “wait on our ministering.” This means that when it comes to ministry, it is not about simply teaching, prophesying or demonstrating power, it is about waiting on the Lord.
The place of waiting on our ministry gives one the wisdom and revelation that defines the substance of which many are caused to taste of the experiences that the minister has enjoyed.
What is this substance? How is it formed?
The Bible says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
The word used for substance in the Greek is translated to mean material. So, as you hear the Word of God, the material of those things you hear is formed up in your spirit. That material is Faith.
It is the very substance that can be tasted and experienced by those that we minister to, at our workplaces, in our schools, in our families and to our children that they also should taste and see that indeed the Lord is good.
When you minister faith, you enable others to taste and see the very things you minister. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Hosea 12:6, Psalm 119:103,
As you hear the Word of God, the material of those things you hear is formed up in your spirit. That material is faith, it is the very substance that can be tasted and experienced by those that we minister to.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank you for this word. I thank you because you have made me an able minister of the New Testament. As I wait on my ministration, the substance and material of faith is formed up in my spirit that those around me can taste it too. I am an ambassador of Christ, and the savour of His knowledge is manifest in my life in every place. I am both a witness and a minister of the exceeding greatness of God’s power. That is my story! In Jesus’ name, Amen.