Ezra Devotional Ministries is established in response to divine announcement in Hosea 4:6 “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
This scripture cannot be ignored if we are to accomplish the great commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Ezra Devotional Ministries will exist to compliment the local church in teaching function and seek to establish teaching atmosphere in both the pastorate and the congregation. Hosea 4:6 is charging the priests of neglecting their role of teaching; leading to divine judgment on the people. Ezra Ministries therefore will embark in organizing seminars for Pastors whereby iron will sharpen iron, (Proverbs 27:17) in so doing, EDM will mobilize talented teachers of the word of God to include teaching in their sermons.
EDM will seek to promote spiritual growth, infilling of the Holy Spirit in the local church for the purpose of understanding spiritual matters. “The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned”. (1Cor 2:14)
EDM will emphasize on renewal of the mind and transformation of lives that will lead to transformed communities. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”. (Romans 12:1-2)
EDM will seek partnership with existing teaching ministries who may from time to time be requested to provide teaching facilities and required teaching material.
To the Glory of God
Rev.Dr. John Mwaniki Gathogo,Th.D, DD