To Not Witness is Sin PDF Print E-mail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have you ever had a wow moment? Iím sure we all have. The time when God opens your eyes and shows you something that youíve never seen, or taken in the context that you take it in now. Iíve heard a preacher say this on an audiotape that I have and really love, but this morning I found it for myself and it gave me a wow.

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

I said wow! That means if I donít go ye therefore and preach the gospel, then I am in sin! Wow!! Hold your seats, thereís more.

Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his Lords will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

48 But he that knew not, and did commit those things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they shall ask the more.

So, the way I interpret this whole thing, since I know that the great commission is to me, a disciple and follower of Christ. And I know that itís the will of the Father to reach all the lost. Then to me, if I donít do it Iím in sin, and will one day be beaten with many stripes. WOW ! (Emphasis added)

Now if I needed more motivation to go witness, then this would be it. Fortunately for me, Iím already compelled to go out. Simply because I know that itís a command and I love the Lord. I was forgiven much, probably much more than the average Christian, and I feel that I have a great dept. I witness out of pure gratitude. I have nothing else that I can give. I long to hear these words one day, ď Enter in my good and faithful servantĒ

Iíve shared this with a few of my friends in the past, but itís worth repeating. The Lord gave me a vision one day. Iíll call it a vision, simply because I have no other way of describing it. I saw myself standing in front of the Lord. It was judgment day. I donít know what the Lord looked like, because in the vision, I was standing in shame, I couldnít lift my eyes to look upon the Lord. I felt waves of shame and there was rivers of hot tears running down my cheeks. The reason for the shame, was that I knew that I hadnít witnessed or done the things that had been required of me. The vision lasted only an instant, but it changed my life forever. I determined, at that moment, that I would make sure, that that vision would never come true. That I will hear those words ďenter in, my good and faithful servantĒ

Iím not under condemnation, or under some self proclaimed law. But I do know right from wrong. I know what Iím commanded to do, and I choose to do it. Itís not based on feelings, or desires. I have a free will, and I choose to obey. Serving God is a glorious thing. Sharing the gospel, witnessing one on one, laying hands and praying for people in need, is the most wonderful experience. As you witness, and lay hands, you feel the Holy Spirit as He ministers through you. Every time a person is touched by God, you get touched. You feel closer to God in those moments than youíll ever feel.

Jesus said that we were to go out and make disciples. I see the disciples going out, preaching repentance, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons and teaching others to do the same. Who wants to join me? Do you want to be a disciple? Would you like to be baring fruit for the kingdom? Everyday snatching them out of the fire?I pray right now, in the name of Jesus, for every man and woman thatís reading this e-mail. I pray that you would send down a fresh anointing, that your servants would return to their first love, that they would become soul winners, and servants.

 
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