You may be in a crisis situation and needing God to do something right away. You may be begging and pleading, but if you don’t reach out in faith, you might drown. You need to respond positively to God’s Word so that it comes alive and stands up on the inside of you. If you don’t believe God, He might just pass on by. It’s not automatic that you win. You must believe God! – Culled from the book, ‘How to become a water walker’ by Andrew Wommack.
A matter of urgency
If heaven sends us messages, much like our bank alerts whenever we preach to people or whenever we win a soul to the Kingdom of God, I sincerely believe we will have more evangelists out there toiling daily to win souls for Christ.
But wait for this, it is much more better than that because the Bible tells us that ‘he who wins souls is a wise person and will shine like stars forever and ever. ‘- Daniel 12:3. Who wouldn’t like that? To be an eternal celebrity; heaven taking care of ALL your needs and ‘wants’; you literally mingling with the ‘high and mighty’ in God’s eternal kingdom. This should motivate someone.
Please take this seriously; us Christians, are not called to just sit in the pews on Sundays (or any other service day) to hear the preacher speak to us – as good as that may be, we have a better task and it is to bring others (unbelievers and back-slidden folks ) into the fold by reaching out to them in whatever way God directs us (John 15:15; 2 Corinthians 5:20).
Each of us have been given gifts/talents which must be used to glorify God; and very few things (if any) glorify God more than soul winning – speaking of His undying love for us (Jeremiah 31:3), His all-sufficient grace (2 Corinthians 12:9), His ever-renewing mercies (Lamentations 3: 22-23), and His everlasting goodness to the lost (Psalm 136:1).
This is a matter of urgency, even as we are deep into extra time here on earth. The clock is ticking and we must make best use of the time we have left (Ephesians 5:16). Let’s do this nonstop – share Christ’s gospel with someone today, tomorrow and the day after.
Glory be to God Almighty.
A deadly frozen night (A true story)
There was a Jewish man named Yankel, who had a bakery,
in a town, Crown Heights, Germany. He always said,
“You know why I’m alive today?”
He said “I was a kid, just a teenager at the time in Germany.
Nazis were killing Jews with no mercy. We were on the train
being taken to Auschwitz by Nazis. Night came and it was
deathly cold in that compartment. The Germans left us on
the side of the tracks overnight, sometimes for days, without
any food. There were no blankets to keep us warm. It was
snow falling everywhere. Cold winds were hitting our cheeks,
every second. We were hundreds of people in that terribly
cold night. No food. No water. No shelter. No blankets “.
“The blood in our bodies started freezing. It was becoming ice.
Beside me, there was a beloved elderly Jewish man from my
hometown. He was shivering from head to toe, and looked
terrible. So I wrapped my arms around him to warm him up.
I hugged him tightly to give him some heat. I rubbed his arms,
his legs, his face, his neck. I begged him to try to be alive.
I encouraged him. All night long, I kept this man warm this way.
I was tired, and freezing cold myself. My fingers were numb,
but I didn’t stop rubbing heat into that old man’s body. Hours
and hours went by. Finally, morning came and the sun began
to shine. I looked around to see the other people. To my horror,
all I could see were frozen bodies. All people died. All I could
hear was deathly silence.
Nobody else in that cabin were alive. That freezing night killed
all people. They died from the cold. Only two people survived :
the old man and me.
The old man survived because I kept him warm…and I survived
because I was warming him.
May I tell you the secret to survival in this world? When you
warm other people’s hearts, you will remain warm yourself.
When you support, encourage and inspire others, then you will
discover support, encouragement and inspiration in your own
life as well. My friends, That is the secret to a happy life.”
Psalm 124: 2-6 (GNT)
“If the Lord had not been on our side when our enemies attacked us, then they would have swallowed us alive in their furious anger against us; then the flood would have carried us away, the water would have covered us, the raging torrent would have drowned us. Let us thank the Lord,Who has not let our enemies destroy us.”