Do you love Jesus? If the answer is yes, then why do you so often sit idly by in your house and do nothing for His kingdom? Does this sound like loving the Lord God with all our hearts? It sure doesn’t. And to put it in perspective, most people that call themselves Christians are really asleep. They hear a good sermon at church, but do nothing with what they heard. So to these people, God says awake from your slumber. 1“Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments.” (Isaiah 52:1) Did you not know that Jesus said, 2“go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19,20) ? Many people in the faith ignore this calling from Jesus and think it is not for them. However, my answer to these people are, “how can you say you love God and not want to tell anyone about Him? How can you live your life studying God’s Word and not want to tell anyone else about what you’ve learned? How is it that you love to learn from God, but are not willing to share the good news with others?” This is very sad that I have to ask people of the faith these questions. I mention this because Paul taught, 3“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) If you were one of those people who heard the gospel through a preacher or evangelist, you will understand.
So how do people know about Jesus? It is through evangelists, teachers, preachers, and pastors. In the churches, we have the teachers, preachers and pastors, but on the streets, we have evangelists. So who is Paul referring to in the verses we just read? He is talking about evangelists, those that witness for Christ on the streets and even go door to door. Paul was talking about people coming to faith through God’s messengers. These are the people who go forth and publish His good news in all the world. They are not ashamed. He was also quoting from Isaiah. As Isaiah also 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! 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. Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. 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.” (Isaiah 52:7-10) But how can we be motivated to get out of the house and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others? Here is how. Isaiah also 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) We must first repent of our sins, and surrender our lives fully for Jesus and the building up of His kingdom. Then, will He build us up and give us boldness to preach His good tidings and to publish salvation in all the world. This is living for God.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I love to proclaim the good news of Your gospel on the streets. I love to see people draw near unto You and stray further away from the things of this world. It is amazing to see people want to pray with me for Salvation and desire to be healed. I know it is not me that is leading these people, but You in this prayer of salvation and healing. I have seen many people come to faith, just because I decided to step out of my house and do something great for Your kingdom. Sure, I could have sat idly by and watched some shows on TV or Netflix, but instead, I put those things aside and put You first. Doing this day in and day out has changed my way of life and way of thinking. Now I know that so many things like video games, TV, and phone apps are just time wasters. Surely, this is Satan’s ploy to lure more people away from Your kingdom, and not be for it. This is so sad that people would rather be filled up with the junk of this world, instead of being filled up in Your presence. And how can people go on and say they are Christians if they are not living in Your light? If we were in Your light, then we would be shining forth for all to see. Even our lives would become holy vessels for the building up of Your kingdom. This is where You can take a person like me and rear them up to become Your messenger. Surely, I am not a good speaker. I often stutter and get nervous in big crowds. However, all this changes after I pray and simply step out in faith. All the anxiety is turned into boldness. There is no more fear because Your strength abides in me. My stuttering disappears and I am able to speak with Words from Heaven. You open my mouth and deliver to people glad tidings of great joy. It is life-changing, and we really need more people on the streets with me and others. I see so many people I cannot reach on my own, but they would be reached if people would step out in faith with us. Lord, would You open people’s hearts to become an evangelist? I pray this will happen. In Your mighty Name, I pray this. I love You. Amen.
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