Never underestimate the power of personal witnessing to not only win souls, but inspire and encourage your own heart, set you on fire and keep you alive spiritually as you battle right on the front line in the Hell holes of the Devil to rescue lost sheep!
“The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself” (Pro.11:25). Witnessing in itself is a form of reward and blessing and encouragement, and it inspires our own hearts as we watch the Lord work. It will not only be worth it all when we see Jesus, but it’s worth it all right now to see the wonderful, thrilling and satisfying results of our labors!
Everyone we witness to, we’re wooing them in the Spirit.–Wooing and loving and sowing the seed of God’s Word in the Spirit. We can’t win them all!–But God will give us enough to keep us encouraged, so we won’t quit!–And those we do win are worth it all!
“Seldom can a heart be lonely,
If it seeks a lonelier still.
Self-forgetting, seeking only
Emptier cups of love to fill!”
–The more you give, the more He will give you!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (Jn.3:16).
Jesus made the way for us to be saved when He climbed Mount Calvary and died alone for the sins of the world! That was a price that He alone could pay for you and me!–But He did it!
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1Jn.3:16).
Jesus alone could save us, but He cannot save us alone.–If we’re really saved we’re going to want to take others with us. We can’t work for our own Salvation, but we can work for the Salvation of others! These works are not required for Salvation, but they will come as works of love and labors of love for the Lord! They’re a manifestation of Salvation and your love for the Lord and others! Once we get saved, the most important job each of us has is to give our lives daily in loving concern and care for others! Jesus came to love the world, and He calls us to do likewise in every facet of our lives!
No witnessing is ever wasted! God will see to it that if you cast your bread on the waters it will accomplish the purpose whereunto He has sent it. His Word shall not return unto Him void (Ecc.11:1; Isa.55:11).
Witnessing always pays and it always accomplishes results. Whether you win souls or not, you’re obeying God and doing His Will and fulfilling your obligation of preaching the Gospel in all the world to every creature and delivering your soul! Even the blood of those who wouldn’t listen and who rejected you and your Message will not be upon your hands.
The Word will do the work. Once You’ve given them the Word, your job is done. They can then choose to go to Heaven or to Hell. Witnessing is merely delivering God’s Message. What the people do about it is between them and God. When you have “warned the wicked of their wicked way,” you have delivered your soul (Eze.3:19). To deliver their souls they must then receive and believe the Word of God!
God’s Word never fails!–It either saves or damns! So even if you never win a soul, you’re still winning as long as you’re faithfully witnessing!
In all of your witnessing, dwell on the positive, not the negative! Although you must be prepared on occasion to fight the Devil and his lies and be able to answer all questions of anybody that ask of you, most of the time you should preach positively!
Try to approach others in a positive way with a positive attitude.–Be friendly, loving, understanding, compassionate, sympathetic, establishing as many points of agreement as you can. Dwell on things that you share in common as human beings with common problems, not points of disagreement!
Fighting false systems and false doctrines can be a temptation when you know you’re so right and they’re so wrong, but that’s a negative type of preaching, it’s negative witnessing.–And that kind of an attitude just doesn’t win people, it doesn’t win souls and it doesn’t show love! The best way to attack points of disagreement is not by a frontal attack against their darkness and their lies, but by just presenting the light, the positive! Preach the Truth and the Truth will take care of the lies!
Instead of preaching against things, let’s preach Jesus and uphold Christ and He will draw all men unto Him!–Amen? God bless and keep you lovingly winsome!
You know the story about the guy who threw a starfish in the sea, right? He said to the guy who doubted if it would make a difference to world history, “Well, it made a difference for that one.”, as he threw that starfish into the waves.
Well, I doubt whether throwing a starfish into the waves will make a dent into world history. It probably was thrown back onto the beach with the next wave. And who cares about a starfish? You wonder, if saving starfish is so important, the question is, how much time we ought to spend in the heat, or rain, on a sandy beach, every day, to save starfish?
If you really believe that saving starfish is your calling, by all means go right ahead and spend the rest of your life as a beach bum throwing starfish back into the waves against the course of nature. because they always wash up again. Continue reading “Starfish on the beach, or fish into the Kingdom bin?”
John Lennox: You can do these things EVERY day, with every person that you meet. Be sensitive to people who had a bad experience with abusive ‘christianity’. How to be a winsome witness to those who need an answer! You are supposed to be a soul doctor, not a butcher.
Continue reading ““Ask Questions to People About Themselves” Being a winsome apologist! John Lennox speech”
Lovely healing of needy black people humbly administered by two whites in godly harmony. It is possible to have a harmonious world and cooperation and love between different colors and races, but especially through Jesus’ magnificent love. God bless Tom and Hava who regularly reach out on the streets with their cardboard church? Are you reaching out on the streets? The World needs us to go out and reach the lost, the little people, the down and out, the needy, and share what you have. We do it here in Taiwan on the streets of Taipei. You can do it where YOU are living too! I always meet some fabulous brothers and sisters, even ones that ar enot yet born a second time. Family! Jesus needs us to reach out! You know that is what Jesus did every day? Hoofing it on the dusty streets of Galilee and Judah, and all the way into Sidon of Phoenicia (Lebanon). I tell you the Lord was not mucking around in some dead church singing praise songs to His Father with his arms stretched out to Heaven! None of that! His hands were stretched out to His children in the streets. You know I very very seldom see some brother or sister on the street witnessing, talking about the Lord, praying for people. Why! What is so important that we don’t have time to at least one time per week minimum, to go out and make forever friends? Tell me? Come on lets take the world while we still can, because the night is fast falling that it will be against the laws of the Antichrist world order. So do it now while we still can. and gather the lost children of God together into His fold. Love you all! Lu
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is like a man who goes out and sows seed. This is the incredible story of Frank Jenner and how God used him in George Street, Sydney, to spread the good news of Jesus around the world. God bless you and empower you to be a bold and unembarrassed witness of Jesus Christ. This updated version of the story of Frank Jenner is based on the book “Jenner of George Street” by Dr Raymond Wilson.
Frank Arthur “Bones” Jenner (surname often misspelled Genor; 2 November 1903 – 8 May 1977) was an Australian evangelist. His signature approach to evangelism was to ask people on George Street, Sydney, “If you died within 24 hours, where would you be in eternity? Heaven or hell?”
Born and raised in England, he contracted African trypanosomiasis at the age of twelve and suffered from narcolepsy for the rest of his life. After some time, he joined the Royal Navy, but deserted in New York and joined the United States Navy. When he was 24, he deserted again while in Australia. He subsequently worked for the Royal Australian Navy until he bought his way out in 1937.