Thursday, March 30, 2017
To my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ:
You accepted the issue that plagues the world as being sin - a spiritual problem with a physical manifestation - a nature that desires to be in constant rebellion with God. However, you also accepted and believe The Savior, Christ Jesus, came into this world and purchased with His own life and victory over death your Salvation, Redemption, and Deliverance. Furthermore, you believe Jesus ascended to the right hand of Father God and sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within believers as his/her Counselor, as God's Representative here on earth.
Now, the command is "Go". Mark 16:15 states, "He [Jesus] said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'" What He did not say was sit or stay still. How could we be silent and/or non-mobile with such Good News that bears the weight of eternal significance?
Going requires action. We can actively scan for opportunities to share our testimony or the Good News of Christ with someone. We need to have our spiritual antennas up daily - sensitive to how The Holy Spirit would lead us.
Going also means displaying the Christian qualities that would attract someone to the point of sharing the Good News of Christ with them. Showing qualities such as love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, discernment with The Spirit, living out of hope, viewing God as your true Father and how you respond to problems are a good jump-start to magnifying Christ in your life. As we lift Him up in our lives, He draws all people unto Himself. But we cannot be as effective dormant. With our whole heart, with His blessing, with His power - I pray we Go!