Did you know that anyone who knows Jesus in a personal way is responsible to share the gospel with the people all around them?
We live in perilous times and people are turning to just about anything to give them some form of peace, not knowing that the only One that gives them peace is the Prince of Peace Himself.
I am struck by 1 Timothy 4:1-5, which says: “I charge [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom:
2 Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.
3 For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold,
4 And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.
5 As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, (underline is mine) fully perform all the duties of your ministry.”
My prayer for each one of you is that God will make you bold in your witness for Him. Ask God to give you a spirit of urgency that burns with a passion to lead others to Christ, and ask Him to give you a vision of what it means for someone to go to hell for all eternity. It will rouse fervor in your heart that you have never had before.
It does not matter where you find yourself–at home, on the job, in the streets, talking to the waitress or to your neighbor–all need Jesus. Some day you may regret not speaking up when you had an opportunity to do so. I know I have regretted the times I was fearful to speak up for Him, but I am also thrilled with the chances I took to tell people about Him and to pray with them. What an excitement and thrill to be part of that. I cannot remember people ever turning down a prayer.
Jesus will go ahead of you as you show His love to the wounded. He has His sword that burns with fire in His hand to prepare the way for you to walk on to lead people to Himself. Follow His footsteps and you will have nothing to fear as He leads you to the blind, broken and wounded.
I hear Jesus say: “My Spirit will lead you to the needy. Be not afraid of the unknown, for I know what is ahead of you. Your calling is to lead others to Me, then trust Me to do the rest. Let love be your greatest motivator to bring this world to Me, for I love this world so much that I laid down My life for it. Will you lay down your life for Me?”
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Brushed by God .
This book gives a refreshing look at inspirational art ( prophetic art) exposed in church, to individuals, on the streets and in parks. The book shares many experiences on how almost any body can do prophetic art for people you love or want to reach for Christ. This book is for every one and a delight to read. See side panel for details. If you live outside the USA you need to add $5.00 extra for shipping by air.
Drawn by God
This devotional book has 52 short chapters and 176 pages. Each chapter starts with a question, has a biblical background scripture that is appropriate for the title of the chapter and then discusses the answer to that query through the eyes of the author’s vision of God. The chapter ends with a prophetic word from Jesus’ heart saying “I hear Jesus say…” Every chapter ends with a drawing by the author or an inspired artist who knows Jesus intimately.
The book will make you hungry to know more of Who God is and answers questions like, “Does He really care about the small stuff in my life? How can I give Him first place when I feel like I am losing it and I feel He does not love me anymore? Do we need conflict in our life? What about generational blessings? How far will He go with me? What about impossible situations? How do I ever attain to living a life that is bathed in God’s rest?”
The book also shares personal examples of how the author faced tremendous difficulties in her own life. How in her youth during the war in Holland they were hiding Jews right under the nose of the Nazis who occupied a castle next door. The pain she experienced in her broken youth when she felt like no-one even realized she was around. How God became her Father and her Mother when she herself was just a young mother, longing to be free from much bondage.
The book is based on spontaneous prophetic art and how God wants to speak to each one of us not only through His precious word, but through anything that comes our way
Spontaneous Prophetic art is practiced in some churches where the artist steps forward as the worship starts and asks God for a spontaneous picture for the congregation. After the worship, the artist explains the meaning of the picture and shares what she or he senses God wants to say to the people at that point in time.
Most of us have heard the maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We may try a hundred word-related ways to comprehend a truth, but somehow, pictures engrave the heart. When the picture matches the words well, the reader is more deeply impacted.
Each devotional highlights an aspect of life – a challenge, a question, an irritation, a potential decision – and offers biblical truths in a practical, encouraging voice. See sight panel how to obtain this reviving book. Orders outside the USA pleas pay an extra $5 for shipping by air.
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