I am grateful for a night to witness for Jesus. To go out with Keven and declare the Word of God was amazing indeed. God has put His love inside of me and given me boldness to share it with others. How could I ever keep the love of Jesus to myself. I’d feel terrible inside if my family and friends never heard of the Lord. Salvation is only through Jesus and when I think about that, I know how important it is to share His message of truth. I’d hate to see anyone that I care about go to hell when they have an opportunity to be saved and go to heaven. For this reason, I come out and declare the gospel, through the Bible, that all may have an opportunity to come to know Jesus and be saved. Tonight, I started my preaching in Isaiah 53. Jesus was prophesied long ago before His birth that He would be 1“despised and rejected of men”. He knew that people would hear His message and walk the other way. Even now, so many people don’t see the importance of following Jesus for salvation. So I asked people, as they were walking past me if they’d make a choice to follow Jesus. Even if they were ones that rejected Him, would they be willing to have a change of heart and accept the Lord into their lives. Many that walked past me rejected this message of hope but some listened. I just pray that these people act on it and give their lives to Jesus.
One gentlemen stood there listening to the preaching, so I approached him. I asked if he was a follower of Jesus. His response was that he was Mormon. So I said, we can say we are Mormon, Baptist, or Catholic but that means nothing if we aren’t following Jesus. What means more is that we say we are Christian. For that means, we are followers of Jesus by word and deed. We desire to know Him personally in our lives. I invited him to start reading the Bible daily. I also asked if he had ever committed his life to Jesus. Sure, he had heard this before in church but had he ever acted on that? His answer was no, he hadn’t. So I asked if he’d pray with us and invite Jesus into his life. His answer was not now. He wasn’t ready to commit to follow Him just yet. However, I know that seeds were planted. As the night went on, I preached that we can be freed from a life of sin through Christ Jesus. Paul taught, 2“Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.” Because of the cross, we can be forgiven. Only through Jesus can we live a new life. We can try all we want to, to escape the lusts of the flesh but nothing works better than the spirit of God. He will refresh us from the inside out. As the night ended, I talked with a gentlemen that didn’t agree with the preaching. I know that I will run across these people but I press forward in faith. I will do as the Holy Spirit guides.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, thank You for this beautiful night. I was grateful to talk with these wonderful gentlemen. My faith increased as I declared the gospel message with them. Thank You for leading me to them. Thank You for speaking through me, in order to reach the people tonight. I know that I am unable to lead anyone to follow You except through the Holy Spirit. I am grateful to be used by You. Your harvest is great and we need more workers. I pray that more people will share Your good news with their friends, family and others around them. Lord, I am grateful to be taught by Your words. As I preached tonight, I could see the great need of the gospel. So many people are lost. So many people are seeking a false notion of happiness. I pray that even a few people tonight were changed. Even if one person gave their life to follow You, it would be the most amazing thing ever. I love You Lord. Amen.
1Isaiah 53:3-5 (KJV)
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
2Romans 6:7-10 (KJV)
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.