Effectively Ministering to the World…

12 Oct

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Colossians 1:13-14, “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.”

In this day and age of lost hope and Faith, it is important for the world to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. More importantly that we as ambassador’s to the Kingdom of God know how to properly relay this message to unbeliever’s. It’s not about designing signs saying “You are a sinner!, repent!” that many Minister’s do from street corners on busy streets. But rather letting people know that they are forgiven. Jesus Christ ministry while He was with us on Earth was not one condemning people for their sins, but letting them know that they have been forgiven for them. Let’s take into account the woman caught in adultery from John 8:2-11, “And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

Christ did not chastise this woman due to the fact she had not yet heard the Gospel that He had brought to all Humanity. We must view the world in the same way. Christians must first let unbeliever’s know that Christ came to forgive them for their sin, and impart truth into their way of thinking. This is the Gospel, not spewing hate at people but ministering just what Christ has done in the Earth. Jesus said this Himself speaking of His death and resurrection in John 12:32, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” We must first let those who do not know Christ, know that He has died for their sins, and the Holy Spirit of God will draw that person into repentance. Please make note that God causes people to repent not by our doings, but His!

We can only tell them the Gospel and allow the Holy Spirit, spiritually awaken that person. John 6:44 says, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day,” and that they FIRST must have ears to hear read in Revelations 3:20,”Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” God ultimately makes the decision to bring that person into the revelation of Christ now or later. Just know that you did your part as a Child of God. Not every person will repent at that time but some will, receiving Christ with open arms. I ask we stay with the scriptures when witnessing to the world that they have been forgiven, then once they have received Christ we can help them begin the purification process within. Shalom…

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