Aug 10, 2006

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

This post is in response to all who criticize witnessing. To all those who believe we need to wait for the Spirit's calling, when He's already called us to make disciples. This is to all those who don't go and share their faith. This post is a reminder to me, that this is what I've been called to do: Serve Christ.

Put your faith in action! We need more harvesters!

Jesus didn't say, "Pray that some people will become disciples" He said, "GO and MAKE disciples."

It seems to me that some people just want to find an excuse not to witness. Jesus Himself has commanded us to share our faith. That doesn't mean "show them that we are nice" or "sing songs on the street hoping someone might listen" it means going out and sharing our faith publicly.

Sharing our faith means doing it the way Jesus taught us. This means using the law:

Jesus uses the law Himself:
Matthew 19:17-22 (NASB)

....if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS; HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?" Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property."
Paul even uses the law:
Romans 2:17-29
"you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal? You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God? For "THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU," just as it is written."

Come on guys, let's not play games. You cannot sit at your house and just think, "hopefully if I mow their lawn, they'll think I'm so nice and then they'll find Christ" NO. Look at Paul's missionary journeys, everywhere he went, he was preaching the gospel. He didn't sit around hoping someone might find Him. Jesus said, "I will make you fishers of men." This does not imply that the fish will be jumping in the boat!

I do not share my faith as I should, but I am trying. It is our job to seek and save the lost. This is our command. If you say otherwise, you ignore Christ's teachings.

If sinners be dammed, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one GO there UNWARNED and UNPRAYED for. -Spurgeon

God does the saving, He knows His children. What a gracious gift that He's allowed us to participate in this!


Anonymous said...

Amen to that! I agree completely. God has further brought that up in my heart recently. God wants us to be spreading the Word! I like that quote from Spurgeon a lot. I think I will have to bookmark this blog and this post.

Samantha said...

Spurgeon has so many great quotes, especially on this subject!

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