AFIRE FOR THE GOSPEL – Pastor Chris
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord (Romans 12:11).
As Christians, our participation and involvement in the Gospel, our passion for its spread around the world, must be indomitable; it’s the reason we’re here on earth; it’s what we live for! One sure way to know a Christian who’s working with the Spirit, and walking in the Spirit, is his or her unyielding, undying passion for the spread of the Gospel.
God’s vision is the evangelisation and Christianisation of the world. He wants the whole earth filled with the knowledge of His glory, as the waters cover the sea. That’s where we come in; we’re His partners in soul winning; we’re the ones to establish His will, and His Kingdom in the earth and in the hearts of men.
God has called you and given you a divine mandate; stay focused and committed to that calling. He said in Mark 16:15, “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” The Lord Jesus, here, wasn’t only instructing Peter, James, John, and the other disciples; He was talking to you and me. Moreover, He’s coming soon, and when He comes back, He’s only going to be interested in your life in Him, and the impact you made with the Gospel.
What are you doing with your life? How are you affecting others with the Gospel, the message of Jesus? Remember, He came to this world to give His life so that men may live, and come into union with God. Therefore, the only way we can truly share His love is to passionately take His message to the world, and tell them about the blood Jesus shed, not only for the remission of sins, but to give eternal life to all men, and make it possible for us to become sons of God.
I urge you to be fervent in soul winning; be active in the house of God; be about the Father’s business. Run with His vision that’s in your heart. Our opening verse in the Moffat NT Version says, “never let your zeal flag; maintain the spiritual glow; serve the Lord.” Be afire for, and with, the Gospel.
I worship you, blessed Father, for counting me faithful and committing to my trust the message of eternal life. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I’m impacting my world with the Gospel, turning many to righteousness, and from the power of Satan unto God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Jeremiah 20:9 NKJV; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15 AMPC
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Hebrews 5:11-6:1-20 & Jeremiah 48-49
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN 1 Peter 3:13-22 & Ezekiel 37
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