The greatest news we have is that gospel message to share with every single person we meet but we don't. What we fail to realize is that the mission field has come to our neighborhood now with the recent influx of immigrants coming to America. I challenge you for the next 30 days to tell one person every single day and see what happens.
John 3:16 ~ "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life."
This sums it all up. It is that simple and that is all you have to share with people. We don't need to over-complicate it. That is all we need to share Jesus with others. We all feel unqualified, and most of us are terrified to share because we don't want to mess it us.
Eternity is coming and we need to faithfully serve Him with the time we have remaining.
Don't ever doubt your self worth. So many people are caught up in self esteem but we need to understand God-esteem instead because of how much God loves us, but we don't believe it. God desires all mankind to be saved with Him.
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 ~ "We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
God reaches out to every single one of us. He is offering salvation to us and we all need to make a choice. He is extending His hands to us and it's our choice what we decide to do with it. Romans 1:19-22 ~ "since what may be known about God is plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to wise, they became fools"
You have no excuse to hide behind anymore, so what is yours?
It is said that wisdom is the application of what you know. The gospel was given in totality.
Galatians 3:6-9 ~ "Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham:"All nations will be blessed through you." So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith."
Abraham was declared righteous by the Lord, prior to the giving of the law, because even though the gospel had yet been given through the prophets and new testament authors; the "Applied" gospel to Abraham. Believing in God and trusting in God are two different things. Saying that you know God and having faith in God are two different things. Make sure that your knowledge of God, leads to your faith in God. Make sure when you say you know God, that you are trusting God. Don't just be acquainted with God.
It is the one True and Complete Gospel in totality.
Acts 20:24 ~ "However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace."
Romans 1:16-17 ~ "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written:"The righteous will live by faith."
1 Thessalonians 2:9 ~ "Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you."
Ephesians 6:14-15 ~ "Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace."
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 ~ "And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." Mark 1:14-15 ~ "After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. "The time has come," he said, "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" 1 Peter 4:17 ~ "For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?" Romans 15:18-19 ~ "I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done - by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ." Ephesians 1:13 ~ "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,"
This is an everlasting gospel.
This is what the Gospel is NOT. Galatians 1:8-9 ~ "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!"
You were created to reverence God, to glorify God, to honor God and to worship God.
Psalm 19:1-6 ~ "The heavens declared the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens, he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming froth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat."
The gospel was given to be understood. We have celestial evidence, we have terrestrial evidence, we have oceanic evidence and we have hydrokinetic evidence. Streams of water. Did you know that there is more fresh water below the surface of the earth than above it? That there are subterranean rivers beneath the earth? That since creation, God has not created any new water.
So how can we reverence, glorify and honor Him?
By what we think, by what we say, by what be believe and by what we live for. Honor means to live in a way that points others towards Him!
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
This is my online ministry that God is using to bring about encouragement, hope and love to a hurting and dark world. I am hoping that all of you that find your way here will take something away that will add some meaning to your life! I personally feel it's a calling I have from God at this time in my life to reach out to people that are hurting and offer them hope in a dark world or at least give them a smile and laughter back! I am sold out, body, mind, spirit and soul to Jesus Christ! This blog is dedicated to God, The Great I AM, Alpha and Omega, Jesus Christ, my Savior!