Evangelize: Arlington Drive

Tonight, I lift up the Lord in praise for He is so good. He has surely blessed me and Jaron this evening. We just asked that we could be His vessels to bring forth His gospel message of grace and He delivered. We knocked on only a few doors because two of them were so open to the message of Jesus and prayer and gave us and God there time. The first home was Dan. Upon opening his door he asked us what we needed and we told him that we’d love to pray for him and talk about Jesus. His response was that He didn’t believe in God and to him all of that Jesus did was mysticism. It was unbelievable, what the Lord did, in his eyes. After hearing this we spoke about why we believe in God and how our lives are changed because of our beliefs. I expressed that nothing I could ever try could cure my addiction to pornography. I didn’t matter what I tried, I was not capable of getting free of it on my own. I was not strong enough to resist it. It wasn’t until I gave my life to Christ that I was delivered. My chains were broken and my eyes were turned to Him. I finally felt forgiveness and mercy. My shame was replaced with God’s love. I expressed that this testifies that He is real. That God’s great creation also speaks of there being a mighty God. Jaron and I then brought up the cross and how Jesus died for each of our sins. For we are all sinners and would be lost forever if He hadn’t paid the price for us. In this moment, we expressed what this means to us. We shared that Jesus is the way to salvation in heaven. That his path is narrow but the path to hell is wide. At the end of this road comes judgement. We will either be excited or terrified to be at the feet of Jesus. Unfortunately, most people are taking the wide path because of their unbelief in the Lord. The narrow path doesn’t have to be restrictive. If you love God’s laws it is a wonderful time to live. Before we left, I asked him if he’d consider reading the Bible again, starting with the gospels. Of which, he said yes. As we left, he said that we planted seeds and that he would think upon what we said. We were very encouraged by his willingness to listen to us and to let the Holy Spirit speak to his heart.

The second experience was life changing. Upon knocking on Victor’s door we were delighted to introduce ourselves to him. Though his head was laid low because of trials he was going through with alcohol addiction and family issues, he gave us his attention. Right away he told us how sad he was and how he tries to cure his pains with alcohol and it never helps. He also told us that he had a cross necklace earlier today but it has since gone missing after his father took it. He was very disappointed by that. We asked him what the cross meant to him and he said it brings him encouragement. We added that the cross does so because Jesus suffered and died that we might be forgiven. No matter how great our sins are he already paid the price for our sins. We just need to turn from our wickedness and follow in his ways. 1This was his desire so we asked him if he’d be willing to confess his sins to God and pray with us. Of which he said yes. So we all took each other’s hands and he started us off in prayer. 2With an humble heart he confessed his sins and asked God to forgive him. He was so sorry for what he has done. He asked for his help and guidance in his recovery from alcoholism. He asked Jesus to be there for him during these hard times. After his prayer, we each prayed and asked God to deliver him from his addictions. To be there for him and lift him up. To watch over him and help mend his family ties as well. After the prayer we discussed how God can also help him with his anger and replace it with His love. I then asked if he had a Bible and he said no, so I gave him one. We asked if he’d start reading from the gospel of John and he obliged. We also asked if we could take him to church, which he was thrilled about. One thing we wanted to do first, however, was bring church to him at his house. Just then, his mom came out and we told her as well about church in her house and she was so excited. We were so amazed by this opportunity to meet Victor.  We give God all the glory.

Let us pray:
Thank You Lord for leading us to Victor, this day. We couldn’t have helped him if you weren’t with us. It was the Holy Spirit that sparked a change in him. Your ways are so good. Thank You for using us this night. I love You. Amen.

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

1James 5:16 (KJV)
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

21 John 1:5-10 (KJV)
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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