Vision of the ministry
“But the end of all things is at hand”…1 Peter 4:7
Closer to Jesus Ministries is an End time ministry with the purpose of bringing men and women, youths and children closer to Jesus Christ while here on earth and preparing them for the coming of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Lord has mandated us to be “Trumpet Blowers” to awaken the Church as the end is drawing close.
The foundation of the Ministry is centered on 1 John 3:2-3 “Yes, dear friends, we are already God’s children, and we can’t even imagine what we will be like when Christ returns. But we do know that when He comes, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is. And all who believe this will keep themselves pure, just as Christ is pure” – NLT,
Isaiah 2:2-3 “In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house will be the highest of all, the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship. People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion; His word will go out from Jerusalem – NLT.
The ministry will be pointing the believers back to the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the center of Christianity and messages on the Cross, Resurrection Power and Rapture of the church is very scarce in our churches today. This will be the main focus of this ministry.
The ministry will be highly involved in eschatology (end time teaching) thereby creating awareness to believers on prophetic signs of the last days. These will include but not limited to – Study and exposition of the book of Daniel and Revelation, Daniel’s 70 weeks (where are we today), The Rapture of the church, the place of Israel (the Jews) in God’s end time plans, The great tribulation, the mark of the beast (666) etc.
The ministry will be laying much emphasis on PURITY, HOLINESS, RIGHTEOUSNESS & FAITHFULNESS of believers practically: at home, work, church etc as we eagerly await the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The ministry will teach about personal conduct, practical Christianity, way of speech etc in line with the scriptures.
The ministry will be highly involved in Evangelism as commanded by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20.
The ministry will be highly involved in interceding for the nation of South Africa and the continent of Africa and those in authority – Ezra 9; Nehemiah 9 & Daniel 9.
The ministry will also be actively involved in liberating and emancipating people from the powers of darkness (idolatry, witchcraft, sorcery etc) that have held them captive in serving God in righteousness and holiness – Luke 1:71-75 and actualizing the purpose of God for their lives.
Much emphasis will be laid on personal discovery and relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit on a daily basis and also the entire fruits of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-24
The ministry will also lay emphasis on singing spiritual songs, hymns and psalms that edify – Colossians 3:16. This will affect the songs that are sung and listened to both in church and outside the church by believers.