Friday, June 8, 2012
Yes, this is the day to find more peace as we seek Him, as well as in speaking of Him to those who need peace.
Go gossip the Gospel so to speak.
Yeah, do this so that others can soon find peace with God and the peace of God. Do it so that they will decide, repent (change) and trust.. making Jesus Christ both their Savior and their Lord. Do it so they'll become a bona-fide believer and a disciple-making disciple.
I am here to challenge you, to motivate you, to equip you, to encourage you, to help you, to prayer for you cuz there is an urgency about this matter. Speak of the Prince of Peace - Jesus Christ (yes, the Jesus found in the Bible. And with so much false spoken out about different type of Jesus, this is the day that I actually need to clarify which Christ I'm talking about).
Listen, if we have anything to say, anything true to spell out as the Spirit guides us, anything to make crystal clear and understandable to unbelievers, then let us start and simply tell others about Jesus who was raised from the dead. We can do this from the Bible.
Too many want to leave the Bible out of witnessing and discipleship now, but this is not the day for that. When we are in heaven we can stop witnessing, but not now.
Let us now be determined to seek and know Christ well.. today ..and then seek to make Him well known. Too many still have a false view or perception of Him and of His Gospel, but He is really more lovely that tens of thousands so we must represent Him accurately.
Let us not be intimidated back into a hole somewhere, or be pushed back into silence, or be overwhelmed backwards by trials into that submission to fear.. a fear that comes from deceptive lies from the pit. If we have found the rest inside that Christ's Gospel tells us all about, then let's pass the Good News on to those who are restless and hell-bound.
"There's nothing in life that's as exciting as befriending, loving, and leading wayward people towards faith in Christ." ~ Bill Hybels
"If you are following Jesus, you will be doing what He came to do: You would be rescuing the dying, whatever it takes." ~ Ron Hutchcraft
Let us speak, and teach, and implore with the truth.. to our coworkers, to our fellow students, to our distant relatives, to our close and not-so-close friends, to our acquaintances who are open to hear the truth, to our social media buds, to our immediate families members, and to our neighbors as we're both perhaps.. taking the trash out to the curb at the same time. Yes, according as we have been given opportunity, let's by faith choose to be bold and lovingly express to them what the Lord has done for us. If you are born again, then you have a story to tell of what exactly happened to you.
Hey gang, of course not all of us can be vocational preachers, but we all can be zealous reach-ers - faithful witnesses. Not all of us can become cross-cultural fishing missionaries, but let's not become part of the mission-field ...all backslidden, spiritually bankrupt, and need of a red-hot missionary..all over again. If we are not advancing, then we are going backwards spiritually.
All are not intended to preach from a pulpit. Duh. But all can walk in the steps of the Man of whom we have been writing about here. The Son of Man.
So let's cast off all approval-from-man-kinda-lust and appropriate God's power via earnest prayer ...to live the life walking daily in the steps of the Chief Fisher of men.. and then let's not remain silent. Talk to God about people, and then talk to people about God.
Sure, this is no day for us to take part in dead religion, or rebellion against authority, or for being shell-gazers if you will .. in the lust of the flesh, with the lust of the eyes, or with greed or and the pride of life. This is no day for judging according to outward appearance when we each can stick with real facts and judge with righteous judgement instead. This is no day for falling in love with any works of the flesh or with this world's corrupt system, that is so popular among the worldly. This is no day for acquiescing to Mr Lu-Cifer or any devil trying to woo us, trying to tempt us, and trying to rip a whole generation of people off. Kill, steal, and destory - that's his thang, but Christ came so that you can enjoy an abundance of life - a completely different quality of life.
You have a testimony to tell. You have a gift to use. Get out in the world and use it. Blessed is the saint with anointed-resolve and spiritual steel inside who refuses to be ashamed to say to others, "Come and hear what the Lord has done for my soul." 66/16ps.
"Do you ever try to do good to others? If you do, remember to tell them about Christ. Tell the young, tell the poor, tell the aged, tell the ignorant, tell the sick, tell the dying – tell them all about Christ. Tell them of His power, and tell them of His love; tell them of His doings, and tell them of His feelings; tell them what He has done for the chief of sinners; tell them what He is willing to do until the last day of time; tell it to them over and over again. Never be tired of speaking of Christ. Say to them broadly and fully, freely and unconditionally, unreservedly and undoubtingly, 'Come unto Christ, as the penitent thief did; come unto Christ, and you shall be saved.'" ~ Mr. J.C. Ryle
You can do this.. yup, all that God has called you to go do. Why? Well, cuz with God's strong calling comes His strong enabling.
We want to be a blessing for local churches, for pastors, for church leaders and see these flocks grow all the more in the grace and knowledge of the Word! I'm way excited about it.
Judgment or biblical revival are now before us. What will America choose?
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