As Christians, we ought to appreciate it when we see a preacher of God on the streets. This is especially true when you can tell that their desire is to bring the lost unto God, through the Bible. So many people are being saved, because they have come to know Jesus by these Spirit filled people. It is so hard to know Jesus on our own, especially in this wicked world we live in. Therefore, these preachers are important in God’s kingdom. As Paul said, 2“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?” (Romans 10:14) For this reason, the Lord sends off His messengers unto the world. These aren’t just any ordinary people, but those filled with the Holy Spirit. They go out with the conviction of God to lead the lost unto Christ for salvation. This is done by God’s hand, so that His elect will know Him. Isaiah said, 1“therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:6,7) Surely, the harvest is white and those that go forth in it are doing God’s will. They do this because they love the Lord and are not ashamed of the gospel. For as Paul said, 2“whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 10:11) You see, these witnesses, including myself, are proclaimers of the gospel truth, through the Bible, and will do anything for God, in order for people to know Him.
So the question is, can any person in the faith be a witness for Christ? The answer is yes, especially for those that are already walking in the light of Christ, however, other will need to first get rid of any junk in their lives, while repenting to God. Isaiah said, 1“depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.” (Isaiah 52:11) It is important to be Spirit filled, and If you have any addictions right now or are doing things that you know are evil according to God’s Word, then give it all to God. You will never be a true follower of Christ, and especially not a good person to witness God’s truths, if you yourself are unworthy before God. Paul said, 2“I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” (Romans 10:2,3) It is when the Lord has cleansed you of your sins is when you are able to witness the saving grace of the gospel to others. The cross will make better sense when it has changed your heart to walk with Him, because of Christ’s blood. Then will you be able to tell people with conviction that, 2“if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9) And, 2“whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) Since you are saved, then salvation can be preached through you. This will also appear this way in your witnessing. So go out in faith for God today.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will come to know You through Your words in the Bible and through prayer. Help them be convicted of any of their sins, that they may walk in Your light. It is one thing to read and hear Your Words, but another thing to obey them. So give us all a greater desire to obey You and be made clean through Your blood, Jesus. Wash us of any iniquity that is still in our lives. We are sorry Lord for keeping these things with us and we give it all to You today. Doing Your will is more important than any lustful desire in our hearts. We don’t wish there to be continual guilt and shame in our lives, but Your hope that builds us up. So we come to You in all our brokenness, that You may heal us. Give us clean hands and a pure heart. Fill us up with the Holy Spirit, that we may walk in Your ways. And lead us Lord always. Help us do what You desire and not our own flesh. We are tired of doing things that You hate and want these things expelled from our lives. So cleanse us now. Give in us a new heart and a willingness to serve You. With all our heart, mind, and strength, do we love and honor You. All the praise and glory to Your mighty Name. Whatever You would have for our lives, we will do it. Give us the boldness to share Your truths of the gospel to others. Plant within our hearts Your Words from the Bible, and whatever else You wish to teach us through the Spirit. We wish to be Your witnesses, for we are not ashamed of what You did for us on the cross. Because You bled and died, Jesus, we have forgiveness of sins. And because You were raised from the dead, we have newness of life. Thank You Lord. You are our Redeemer and our King. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Isaiah 52 (KJV)
1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3 For thus saith the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
4 For thus saith the Lord God, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the Lord, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the Lord; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.
12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
2Romans 10 (KJV)
1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 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?
15 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!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.