“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
Romans 10:13-15 KJV
ARE WE COMMANDED TO SHARE OUR FAITH AND MAKE DISCIPLES?
I find in the pages of God’s Holy Word, that sharing our faith is not a mere suggestion but a Command.
And yet so many of us shrink at the thought. Is it fear?
Fear of what?
Rejection?, Our Lord said that if the world rejected Him, it would also reject us. Rejection should not take us by surprise. We expect rejection.
Death? Persecution? We are called to lie down our lives for the cause of Christ. Our brothers and sisters are being martyred in many parts of the world right now. They are suffering and giving up their lives for the very gospel we fear to share with others in our free countries. Why fear ?, Jesus said: Blessed are you if you are persecuted and insulted because of His name.
Not knowing what to say? Afraid of being made a fool by someone who knows their false demonic beliefs better than we know how to contend for our faith, afraid they will rip up to shreds?.
Discouragement We are sharing the Gospel but nothing is happening. People are not committing their lives to Christ. Are we doing something wrong?
Whatever our reluctance, we must seek the Lord in prayer and truly desire to be used of Him to reach our family, friends, co-workers and strangers. Whosoever the Lord will bring our way. We must ask the Lord to give us opportunities to share His Gospel of Grace. All for His Glory!
Perhaps we don’t share our faith because we don’t have time? The cares of this world have taken over our lives and we forget why we are here. Jesus said we should seek first His Kingdom .
It is the aim of my post tonight, to encourage you and me to witness without fear. To be as bold as a lion.
In this politically correct world of ours, where good is called bad and bad is called good, people need to hear the message of Christ. WE HAVE GOOD NEWS, to share with those who want to hear.
We can not open someone’s heart to the truth of the Gospel. Only God can by His Holy Spirit resident in us who believe. We must totally yield to the Spirit’s leading. God can use our willingness as we present our body as a living sacrifice daily. We must totally depend on the Holy Spirit to guide us and empower us to be effective witnesses for Christ.
Without Christ, WE CAN DO NOTHING.
Some of Christ’s last words here on earth were “Go and make disciples”. We must obey Him. He is Lord and Captain of our lives.
Prayer is an integral part of being prepared to share the hope that is in us. Also we must warn people of God’s wrath coming upon a sinful world without repentance, a world that scorns and mocks our Lord Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross.
I am compelled to share what is in my heart tonight as I feel a sense urgency to reach the lost.
Dear family in the Lord, sharing our faith is not a request, it is our duty our command from our Commading officer, the highest authority in the universe, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be the Glory forever and ever.
May the Lord bless you and empower you as you seek His face.
MARANATHA, COME LORD JESUS!