Praying this morning and contemplating the things that God has called us to do. My mind wondered back to when I was first getting into ministry and the things that God showed me. First, God told me what he was going to have me do. He said, “Lay hands on the sick and prophesy”. He then told me to reach out to the lost and tell them the Good News about Jesus and how he came to save them.
One thing that came to my mind about Salvation was what God had showed me in a dream back in 1994. Remember, God told me that I was to share the Good News and this dream was to show me just how important having a relationship with Jesus really is. I am going to share my dream and tell you that whenever I minister, I tell people about it so they will know.
I saw myself ministering at a church and as I did my eyes kept being drawn to a little old lady sitting off to my left. I tried to not look in her direction, but usually within seconds my eyes would wander back to her. I felt that there was some significance in this woman, so I asked God, why he kept putting her in front of me? He told me that the woman had been in church since she was a small child. She had been a faithful servant to the church and whenever the doors were open she was there. He then told me that though the woman had been in church her entire life, when she died, she would go to hell if things didn’t change. This shocked me and so I asked the Lord Why? He explained to me it was because she had never given her life to Jesus. She had never asked him for forgiveness and invited him into her life. God told me that unless you have a one on one relationship with Jesus then you have nothing. He said you must accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. So, then my focus was on that woman, and it was the catalyst that has driven me all these years to preach salvation.
John 14:6 says this, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. To put it simply, if you don’t have that one on one relationship with Jesus Christ and you think that just because you have been in church but have never asked him in, then you are not going to grace the gates of heaven. Jesus made it perfectly clear, and if we thing there is a way around that then we are sadly mistaken.
If you are not sure, but want to make it a fact, then all you have to do is say, Jesus forgive me, come into my life. I make you my Lord and Savior. I believe that you came and died on a cross that I might be saved and then you were buried and was risen from the grave. Help me Lord and be my Savior. Amen!
Simple and to the point. My goal is to never see that woman again and to tell everyone about the love of Christ and how they need him in their life. My goal has been to make you think. Think about the fact of making sure you receive Jesus into your life. Think about that woman and how doing good works will get you nothing. That receiving Jesus will give you eternal life. If anything, THINK!.
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.