On January 1, 2013, I prayed and asked my Father if He would allow me to win at-least 100 people to Jesus during the year. Thus far, God , and to Him belongs ALL of the glory, this author has been able to win 184 people to Christ in less than three months!
The Call of Evangelism
The concern of Jesus for lost souls can be summed up in Luke 19:10: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” To become like Jesus is to focus on what Jesus focused upon during His earthly ministry. He cared about the unsaved. He desires that all people come to repentance. the proof is that Jesus tasted death for every man, Hebrews 2:9 states.
The Bible states in 1 Corinthians 7:29: “But this I say, brethren, the time is short.” This means that your time is short and that my time is short. The time is short! It also means that in light of this truth, you and I MUST do all that we can while we can for the cause of Christ. We must not delay; we must not meander; we must not approach the work of Christ as though we have many years left .
We have a Biblical obligation to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to each unsaved man, woman, and child. But why the urgency?
- Did you know that each time your heart beats two people have slipped off into eternity? This means that 125,000 souls died every day!
- Furthermore, this means that 875,000 enter either Heaven or Hell every week.
Again, the Bible says, “the time is short.” I once heard a godly preacher reveal a rather startling fact he had read from a magazine article. It said, “only 2% of the world’s population claims to have placed their faith in Jesus Christ and expect to go to heaven on the basis of what Jesus has done for them. If this article is accurate, it would mean that 98% are going to hell when they die!! John 14:6 says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
What a tragedy to reject Christ and spend eternity separated from God when it does NOT need to happen. The Bible emphatically states in II Peter 3:9: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
At the rate the modern Church is winning the lost to Christ, it would take over 4,000 years to win each person IF we had the ability to stop all births and all deaths during those 4,000 years. What a shameful fact. Ezekiel 33:8 says, “When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood wil I require at thine hand.”
The Beginning of An Evangelism Journey
I faced the stark reality of this truth when at the tender age of 20, God spoke to my heart about rising from my bed and going to the local hospital in order to witness to a man. I had worked hard all week long and quite frankly I was exhausted. I promised God that I would visit this man in the morning.
God again pressed this man upon my heart. I knew God what god wanted me to do, but I was lazy and did not go. I went to the hospital the next day as I promised God I would do, but when I asked to see the man, I was told that he had died just a few hours before my arrival.
Ezekiel 33:8 screamed out at me as clearly as if you had screamed it at me. I looked at my hands and became overcome with emotion as I knew that I now had to live with the blood of a lost man forever.
All I could do was to cry out to God for forgiveness and it was then that I made a solemn vow to pass out Gospel tracts and witness to anyone He led me to.
Will You Witness?
What about you my dear brother and sister in Christ? Will you look at your hands and ask yourself the question, “do I have the blood of those in hell upon my hands?” Will you not also commit your life to the winning of the unsaved to Jesus Christ?
My question to you is: how long, if ever, has it been since you have personally won a lost soul to Christ?
Another personal question, would you know how to win an unsaved person to Jesus if one asked YOU to?
If not, I would like to help you. Please leave me with a way to get into contact with you and I can teach you how to win a soul to Jesus.