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Answering God’s Call And Witnessing In My Neighborhood

My friends, God put it on my heart tonight to share the gospel with people in my neighborhood, so I jumped at it. My family may not have been thrilled about me going outside at 9pm and because of the coronavirus, but nothing was going to stop the gospel being shared tonight. So I did all could to get out of the house, and once I did I immediately saw an older lady and her grandson walking around the sidewalk, on the other side of the road. Coincidence? No. God placed them there on that path at this very moment for me to witness to them. I was God’s messenger to share the good news of Jesus Christ and the gospel message with heard. And with authority from the Almighty God did I preach and teach the importance of the cross and being cleansed through the shed blood of Jesus. How Jesus is God, as in John 1, but came down in the flesh, having lived a perfect life, but for one purpose and that was to die for our sins on the cross. You see, I told them that spotless lambs had to be sacrificed as an offering for sin for years until Jesus came, but He became the last lamb to be sacrificed, the Lamb of God. It was amazing sharing this and other amazing things, like trusting in God and setting our belief system on His and not our own. How His standards are higher than ours, and we will be able to comprehend this better if we read the Bible daily and pray often. After telling them this, I asked them if they had a Bible and the young man said he didn’t. So I told him I had a ton of Bibles in the trunk of my car and that I would run and get one for him. I thank God that my wife was by my car, ready to open it for me. He then received it with great joy. Even his whole face lit up. His grandmother was happy for him to receive it, and to be willing to read God’s Word.

It was later that I asked him if he would give his life to Jesus and start reading in the Bible with the book of John, and then go back reading the rest of the gospels with Matthew, and he said that he would. I told him that God is asking him to humble himself to Him, to pray, to seek His face, and to repent of his sins. Even any secret sins like pornography or sleeping around with girls. That if he would do this, then God would be with Him. I then told them that I have had my own encounter with Jesus, and even saw a woman be healed of stage 4 cancer, after praying with her this last summer. I said this since the grandmother was very sick and a ventilator, which she held in her hand. I then went on to ask her if I could pray with her, of which she said yes. So I prayed that God would hear her prayers and be with her in these trying times. That He would heal her body of all the sickness and disease, and restore her to full health. This I prayed in the name of Jesus. After praying, they both had to leave, but I gave them cards to my devotional site, so we could stay in contact. Now, there was another lady who had been hearing this conversation from afar off, who told me she was encouraged by what she heard. I was also able to give her a card as well and share more about Jesus and to encourage her to keep seeking God, and to be a light to her friends in these trying times. This night was amazing. Both that last lady I talked to and these two awesome individuals got the good news of Jesus Christ and His shed blood on the cross. Oh, it was amazing. And God was telling me to do this, so I jumped at it. Wow, God provides. He is so good. What is said by Jesus is so true. 1“Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” (John 4:35) God bless you!

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, thank You so much for tugging at my strings, in order for me to go outside tonight. I could have very well stayed inside and been comfortable there, but instead, You had something greater in store for me and others on the streets. There were people outside my door, even at 9pm at night, ready and willing to hear the gospel message of the cross, and You knew it. So I could not get out of the house any sooner than I did, but then see these people right outside my door, on the sidewalk across the street from me. Wow, God, it was like You knew they would be there and I was the only one that You could trust in to deliver this message of hope. Thank You so much for trusting in me God. I am so grateful that I was able to witness to them for so long and to share the gospel truths of the cross. That You are God, Jesus, and became flesh in order to die for our sins. That we can be saved if we would humble ourselves, seek Your face, pray, and repent of our sins. Surely, these people needed to hear this message and to know that Your standards are higher than our own. That in order to walk in Your holiness, Your blood needs to cleanse us of our sins first. That You are able to give us ears to hear and eyes to see what is true and most important in this life. Thank You so much for allowing me to be a light unto these people and another lady before the night ended. I love to declare the good news of Your kingdom. That You are coming soon, even as our bride who is adorned for us in heaven. I look to You, Jesus, in faith. May these people that I witnessed to be pierced with the power of the Holy Spirit. Even to be cut to the heart, in order to follow You completely, Jesus. They may have stumbled and been walking in darkness, but today is the day of salvation. Thank You, Lord, for this wonderful evening. I give You praise and honor. I love You, God. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

John 4
1John 4 (KJV)
1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
41 And many more believed because of his own word;
42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
43 Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.
44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.
45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
52 Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.

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