Paul Sebele is every Christian’s dream leader. He’s an apostle who is known for being ethical and compassionate. He teaches and practices the spiritual disciplines, and one can always hear echoes of the Holy Spirit in his wise counsel.
Onward Christian Radio, had an opportunity to speak to the leader of Miracle Word Embassy, Apostle Paul Sebele and he gave a beautifully succinct summation of what his church is doing in the community and he shared some of his views on how the church in general should interact with the community.
“My name is Paul Sebele,” he said. “I’m an Apostle and leader of Miracle Word Embassy here in Botswana. It’s my job to pray for you, whether you’re a Christian or not, and to talk with you about Jesus, whether you’re a Christian or not. That’s what I do.”
It’s just that simple, and it’s just that complicated. Because talking about Jesus leads us into all aspects of life. And when we pray for people, the deeper, unresolved parts of their lives inevitably surface. It has always been this way.
Miracle Word Embassy a fast-growing church
His ministry was birthed on 6th of September 2015, nonetheless He had been operating since 2013 when God showed him a vision about his ministry. Consequently, Miracle Word Embassy was established in 2015 in Mogoditshane, Gaborone.
The church has been rapidly growing since its establishment. They have held crusade after crusade resulting great numbers giving their lives to Jesus Christ. Miracle Word Embassy has a branch in Molepolole just 40km away from Gaborone. They also have many cell groups in different places such as Kanye, Moshupa, Lobatse, Mahalapye, Palapye,Thamaga, that will soon be established as branches.
Speaking of how church should interact with the community Apostle Paul Sebele said: “In my experience in ministry I have learnt that community involvement should not be merely an afterthought in church ministry or even one of its aspects. Serving the community lies at the heart of everything the church is and does, in fact as church leaders in general we are supposed to equip Christians not primarily to serve better in church but to serve better in their workplaces. This is what Ephesians 4: 11-13 teaches.
Apostle Paul Sebele also spoke about the charity work they do in his church. “We have a charity arm called Love Embassy Charity Organisation, (LECO) We give alms to the less privileged in our midst, we identify the widows, the orphans in accordance with what scripture teaches.
When life is good people forget God
Apostle Paul Selebe noted that: “When life is good, most people tend to forget about church… well, until something happens that turns their lives upside down. Personal or family tragedy seems to cause a major shift in people’s assessment of church. I have also observed that national disasters like draughts and famine also cause people to flock to churches in droves. There is just something about churches that society finds in times of tragedy and hardship. This always fascinates me because the media and general public embrace church or (the idea of church) during a time of crisis, but in times of peace and prosperity, the church seems to become irrelevant again. Regardless of this double standard, the church keeps people grounded, flushing out the burden of life by providing a bedrock of faith and answers to humanity’s deepest needs.”
Apostle Paul went on to elucidate the role of a modern church.
“The role of the modern church in the life of the 21st-century believer is critical because it fills a void only the church can. If a car needs fixing, it is brought to the mechanic shop. If someone is sick, the health centre or hospital is the best place to seek medical attention. Church is where people should go if they are in need of a ‘spiritual fix.’ The church is really a hospital for sinners and not an exclusive club for saints.”
We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation
In response to the question, why would someone want to attend church?
Apostle Paul said, “regardless of what is said about churches, people expect that their life problems can be addressed in some fashion or form. With all the weight and pressures of their world weighing down on their minds, people expect the church to provide Bible-based answers that no other institution can provide.”
In parting Apostle Paul Selebe said: “We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation [Christ speaking] “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.” (Revelation 3:20)
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. You receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.”
You can contact Apostle Paul Sebele via the following channels:
Through his church Facebook page Miracle Word Embassy,
Instagram Paul Sebele.
WhatsApp number: +267 75911267
Cellphone: +267 75523208