Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Master's Calling

The greatest divine assignment is to seek out for the lost. This is the working of the Holy Spirit. The task of the great commission is to change life.
When God calls, a necessity is placed on the individual to preach the gospel. “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthian 9.16). The task of preaching is not done to aspire personal glory and to live a famous life.  f my preaching is voluntary, I have a reward. But if it is not voluntary, I am still entrusted with a responsibility” (1 Corinthian 9.17). The calling to preach comes with an uncommon price, though with a promise of an eternal reward!
God places the highest value on man’s soul and there is no greater cry in heaven than the cry for lost souls to be saved. Thus there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.”  (Luke 15:10)..

No Greater Cost
When God created the universe—all the solar system, the galaxies, the stars, the sun, the moon, our world—it cost Him nothing. God created each with joy. He spoke, and it was done.
When God created man, it cost Him nothing. Yet it cost Him everything to save one lost soul!
Jesus Christ gave His life for souls to be saved because life of a soul is much precious
in the sight of God. One soul is more precious to Him than all of creation and all the billions of angels of heaven. For this purpose Jesus was manifested to die and to give His life for you, me, and every man, woman, young person, boy, and girl on the planet.
That must be our ultimate message and highest calling!
Souls Are Crying
We live in momentous days about which our forefathers only dreamed. The time has never been more right for reaching lost souls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
women crying at service
You and I have seen glorious days in the past, yet I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that nothing can compare to the glory of the days we are living in right now. And I know the glory of God will increase more and more as the gospel of Christ is preached around the world.
The Gospel has to go all over the world with all speed and intensity:
  • We must tell lost and frightened humanity that there is hope, and His name is Jesus Christ, the Son of God!
  • We must tell lost and bound humanity that there is a way out, and His name is Jesus!
  • We must tell everyone that there is only one door through which they can enter and find peace of mind, peace of soul, and safety, and His name is Jesus!
The world is crying out for the peace that “passeth all understanding” (Philippians 4:7), and the only way they can find that peace is through the Prince of peace, Jesus Christ, the Son of the Almighty God, who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
We must tell lost souls around the world that Jesus is the ONLY way, the ONLY truth, and the ONLY life!
Our world is looking for answers.
Oh, beloved of God, the world is ready to hear the Gospel. They are looking for truth. In fact, they are desperate for it.
The time is now! We cannot delay. The dangers in this world have never been so great, and our time has never been so short.
We must preach the Gospel now with fervency, speed, and intensity. We must accelerate all of our efforts. The door is open now. Tomorrow may be too late!
Even as we celebrate the victories being won, we must be aware that so many souls around the world will be facing eternity during the coming months.
May God give each of us a burden for the lost and needy, and may it increase daily!
No angel can look up to God and say, “Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul.” No angel can say to Him, “Thank You for changing my life” or “Thank You for coming into my heart.”
Yet today you and I can look up and say, “Thank You for saving my soul; thank You for touching my life; thank You for making me whole!”
God’s Son shed His blood and gave His life for humanity, not for the angels. They cannot give away what they have not experienced.
Not only can the angels not preach the Gospel, they also can’t be witnesses of the power of the cross. Even God Himself cannot be a witness of the power of His own cross.
Now is the Time
But our time is running out. The nations of the world are ready to receive the Gospel as never before. The doors are wide open, now more than ever. We have to tell the world now!
When Cornelius was in prayer (Acts 10), the angel came and said to call for Peter. The angel did not, could not, tell the message of salvation through the blood. Peter then traveled from Joppa to Caesarea for one reason—to tell Cornelius the Gospel.
There are millions out there in the world, like Cornelius, who are calling out for God, seeking answers, and pleading for deliverance. They are looking for hope, but no hope is in sight. They are begging for answers, but no answers are found. They are searching for light, yet they are imprisoned in darkness.
It is our duty, job, and privilege to travel to that place where that dear soul is crying out. It is our responsibility to tell them that Jesus Christ is the Answer. It is our calling to preach the Gospel to them before it is eternally too late.
So many have never heard the Gospel, nor will they unless someone tells them. Not all are able to watch our program on television. Millions are too poor to buy a television set. We must go and tell them, and I am going! And through your gifts, you are going with me!

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