Can I Get a Witness?
I would venture to say that at least seventy-five to eighty percent of Christians today have never witnessed about having Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Why? The answer to that can be complicated, but I doubt it, or could it be that they are afraid? What are they afraid of? What the person might say, that they would not know what to say, or the thought that probably passes through their minds, somebody else will do it.
People have this conception that only pastors or evangelists are the ones who can do that and not them. Wrong! God called us all to witness to others and tell them the love of Jesus, not just ministers. People say, I am afraid of what they may say or do, so what. Isn’t the love of Jesus far more important than what someone will say? Put yourself in their shoes. They may look great on the outside, but inside they are dying. Without Jesus, they are not only dying but they are lost. In 2 Timothy 1:7 says this, “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control”. Do you see what God did give us, a spirit of power and love and self-control? Those are the things we need to overcome fear.
Someone once said to me that it is easier for you to speak to someone because you are and evangelist and that is your job. Job? I don’t think so! God told us all to go and make disciples of all nations, it is part of the Great Commission where he sends us out. It at the time was said to the disciples, but it is meant for everyone or God would not have put it in the Bible. Wouldn’t it be horrifying if the day of judgement came, and the person standing in front of you in the line, a person you have known for years, stepped toward God and was asked by him, why did you not accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior? To which you hear them explain, I didn’t know about Jesus because my friend never told me. Your friend is lost with no second chance, but you will be judged for what you didn’t say.
Witnessing is a very simple thing to do, if you truly love the Lord because you want everyone to have what you have, or at least you should. God speaks to us and you may hear him say, go tell that person over there that I love them. What do you do? If you are uncertain, go tell the person that God loves them. Don’t go over with an excuse like, this is going to sound strange or weird but God told me to tell you… Go over and do exactly what God said, no excuses, just fact, God loves you. As for me, I always keep the scripture in my mind that says, "Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32), that way there is no doubt and I don’t want to take any chances.
Really, when it comes down to it, witnessing is very easy when you listen to what God is saying, and at the same time hard because your heart starts beating faster than normal, and you start sweating profusely, but when all is said and done, once you say it, there is this anointing that comes across you that fills your heart and touches your spirit. I have been fortunate enough as an evangelist to lead hundreds of people to the Lord, in restaurants, on the golf course, or where ever it is that God tells me, and I still get those butterflies and sweating every time. It is not that I am afraid, it is because it is something that God has put in all of us to let us know it is alright.
So, the next time you hear a voice tell you, go tell that person that I love them, take a deep breath and step out. Walk right up to them, and tell them, Jesus loves you. Just three words, but three words that will change their life and yours in the process. Remember, Jesus Loves You!
4/12/2017 11:55:41 pm
You try to give the information about the people who really involved to the worldly activity and did not give proper time to the God. But I want to say that it is the matter between the God and the people. I know that you worried about the people condition but what can you do? Overall, I like your article.
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An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.