Can you imagine the body of Christ ignited and searing to simply tell people about Jesus Christ? What if the church burned for evangelism, populating heaven at a rapid pace with souls snatched from the fiery grips of hell?
I believe the earth awaits the rise of a generation that burns for souls once again. Every great revival that I have studied was marked by soul winning.
As I read the New Testament, I can’t seem to find anybody within the fivefold ministry or any disciple of Jesus Christ who was so anointed that they graduated from soul winning.
However, evangelism today seems to be one of the most resisted acts on the earth. The greatest miracle on the planet is the moment when God’s quickening power shifts the countenance of mankind ,and they pass from spiritual death to life by the salvation of the Lord. I believe in the miraculous power of God, having witnessed great miracles, signs and wonders where God has healed many bodies.
With that said, it is imperative we understand that a person can still get into heaven with a natural disease in their body, but they cannot get into heaven bound by the spiritual disease called sin. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Isaiah 43:25 says, “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and will not remember your sins.”
Ephesians 1:7 says, “In Him we have redemption through His blood and the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace.”
1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
A person’s greatest calling is to surrender their heart to Jesus Christ. Jesus is either Lord of all or He is not Lord at all in a person’s life. The salvation of every lost man we encounter is within our grasp and contingent upon our willingness to obey the command of the Great Commission to share the gospel.
Mark 16:15 says, “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.’”
Will you be the voice that interrupts people’s lives of sin by testifying about what Jesus Christ has done in your life? Will you be the walking, living, breathing advertisement of the kingdom of heaven? God has called you to trumpet the sound that there is not a sin people can get themselves into out of which the blood of Jesus Christ cannot walk them!
As a blood-bought, Spirit-filled believer, will you simply tell the lost man that you once were spiritually blind, but now you see; you were spiritually lost, but you have been found by Jesus; you were dead in all of your trespasses and sins, but now you have been made alive by the shed blood of Jesus Christ?
When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, the fire of evangelism must dwell inside of you!
Acts 1:8 says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The word “witness” means to be a martyr. You may not have to physically die for the gospel of Jesus Christ, but being a witness certainly means that you must be willing. All believers are called to live a sacrificial life as they die daily to their flesh, becoming a personal eyewitness of God’s redemptive power, bearing the testimony of Jesus Christ in the earth.