-Then he said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all. Whoever believes and is baptized is saved; whoever refuses to believe is damned –
(Mk 16:14) Message Bible
A few Saturdays ago in October, my husband, Dewitt and I went out witnessing, with our church in the local neighborhood.
You may be thinking….What does a witness do??
Well, a witness attests to, gives testimony to, and/or testifies to something.
And…Because we had chosen a Saturday Morning on which to witness, several of the neighbors suspected that we were Jehovah’s Witness.
It was so funny…As I approached a couple of guys who were moving a mattress into their house, I had to quickly reassure them that I was not a witness from that organization, but I had come to testify about Jesus Christ!!
They began to chuckle with one another, as they responded to me by asking,
“Could you hear what we said?!” Lol
After talking with them further, these two guys both confirmed that they knew Jesus and that they also had their own church homes…So it was on to the next house.
As I knocked on the next door, one of the Mothers of our church, who was witnessing with me, responded, “Sister Tam, if I lived here and heard you knocking like that, I would come to the door and see who’s out there.”
She went on to say that I was knocking on the doors in the neighborhood as if I had an urgent matter of importance to share.
When I think about it…Salvation IS of the utmost importance…and it is urgent, because Satan is a Liar and the Father of Lies and he is strategically deceiving our Sisters and Brothers everyday!!
He is telling the Brother that it’s too hard to follow Jesus!!
He’s telling the Sister that Jesus can’t dwell inside of her because of her past!!
What are we telling our Brothers and Sisters, as Witnesses for Jesus??
As Jesus’ hands and legs, in the world, we should be urgently knocking on doors and when invited, walk into our Brother’s and Sister’s home to share with them the Truth!!
Our Brother needs to know…that Jesus Paid it ALL!! And if he will receive Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, He will deposit into his heart, the Holy Spirit, who will help him on the journey and teach him how to live for God…and even if he falls, the Holy Spirit will lift him up again!!
We should be reassuring him that salvation is not lost because of our sinful mistakes…Jesus’ blood cleanses us of our sins continually.
Our Sister needs to know that, if she will just trust-in and receive Jesus, He is faithful and His blood will cleanse her of ALL of her
We need to reassure her that her past is dead and that She is a Beautiful, new creature in Christ and Now there is no condemnation in her future!!
So Yes!! Like Jesus, we should be standing at the doors of our Neighbor’s homes knocking, ready to share the Message of Truth…Because the matter of Salvation Is Urgent!!
-Jesus said, “If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.- (Jn 8:31-32)
We, who believe in Jesus Christ and “know him” and who have His Word living on the inside of us, are His disciples.
He has set US free…Hallelujah!!
Now, He says we should “GO” and Set the Sisters and Brothers free with the Truth of God’s Word!!
So….”Go be a Witness for Jesus!”
God Loves You and So Do I!!
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