I don’t know of one single vision God gave to a man or a church that didn’t involve the winning of souls. Getting people saved was the sole reason Jesus came to this earth, His followers were sent to carry on His mission.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which is lost.
If any church is not seeking the lost they are not of God, they are nothing but a religion. I tried to lead a lady to the Lord many times but she was content to be saved and live on the earth forever. I tried to lead a man to the Lord but he wasn’t having any of it, he and his wife planned to be “gods” on some planet. The biggest problem sinners have is that they don’t know they are sinners. And some of the sinners have their own plan of salvation but God does not approve of it. I tried to lead a Catholic friend of mine to the Lord several times, but he said he didn’t need Jesus because he had never hurt anyone in his entire life and that was his ticket to Heaven.
Acts 4:12 There is no salvation and no other Name but Jesus, for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation.
God gave us a plain easy to follow plan of salvation and what do we do? Complicate it with our own way we call religion. We cannot minister eternal life to anyone until we receive it for ourselves. No man can have salvation until someone explains it to him and salvation is always accompanied with joy.
Luke 15:7 I say unto you joy shall be in Heaven over one sinner that repents.
Ever wonder why there is so much joy? Because the devil lost a soul and Jesus gained one! Every time we lead a sinner to Jesus, Heaven throws a party of victory. I think that when hell loses a soul they have a pity party full of depression. What do you suppose the angels sing in Heaven when they hear a sinner repent?
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward man.
Brothers and sisters we need to be the reason there is celebration in Heaven! As a church we have tried all kinds of outreaches to get people in the Kingdom but none worked. As a body we need to get bold and go out and tell people about Jesus, we must be deputized as Evangelists.
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.
People in our city are ignorant of God’s plan of salvation because no one is going to them and telling them. Every one of us who are willing to share Jesus will have the gift of grace upon them and we will experience a power we know little of. May I remind you, God is with us and I believe the gifts of the Spirit will flow with those who will step out in faith. Jesse Duplantis says the reason we don’t share Jesus is because we don’t reckon ourselves dead in the flesh. We care too much what people think of us, when our own concern should be what Jesus thinks of us. Are we representing Heaven or our own dignity? If we have been paying attention to the Word the Holy Spirit has been ministering to us, He has been building us up in order to send us out among the wolves. Please remember someone told us about Jesus and know we must be that someone for someone.