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The word Gospel is a Bible term that means Good News. As a child of God, we have the privilege of sharing good news with everyone around us. The world is yearning for good news. When we search the internet, pick up a magazine, or read the headlines of a periodical it is filled with negativity. As children of God, we know that the future is filled with hope.
We know that Jesus Christ is coming again. Though the world is filled with evil and we live on a rebellious planet, we know that the King of kings and Lord of lords is going to come again and take us to be with Him. We also know that our King is going to return to this earth and we are going to return with Him. We will rule and reign with Him on this earth for a thousand years. We know that a time of great tribulation is coming. We also know there is deliverance and that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”(Romans 10:13) Since we have the good news, we should be faithful to share that good news with everyone we come in contact.
During the month of November, my blog is going to be dedicated to encouraging every reader to be involved in sharing the Good News with everyone we come in contact. The world is filled with people promoting the wrong message. The world is filled with lies. We have the truth. Let us share that truth with more enthusiasm and boldness than the world promotes its message. I am looking forward to a great month. Let us go out and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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1 – Jesus Did
In Luke 19:10, after Jesus had graciously bestowed His wonderful gift of salvation upon a rich tax collector named Zacchaeus, Jesus announced that His purpose for coming to this earth was to “seek and to save that which was lost.” We are reminded in the Gospel that the reason Jesus left His throne in Heaven and came to this earth was to seek lost sinners. We are admonished by the Apostle Peter to follow in His steps. If Jesus witnessed, I should too.
2 – It is our great privilege to represent Jesus Christ.
Luke tells the story, in Acts 5, of the early apostles who were beaten for the cause of Christ. The Apostles were in the temple, in the streets, and in the city of Jerusalem witnessing in the name of Jesus. Since the multitudes began to follow them, they were taken to the Sanhedrin. They were threatened and beaten because they witnessed. In verse 41, we read these words, “And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.” They considered it a great privilege to witness and be persecuted for the cause of Christ. It was their privilege then and it is our privilege now to be a witness for Jesus Christ.
3 – There is no plan B.
In Acts 4:12, Peter warns, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 1:21, “…it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” God only has one way of salvation and God’s plan for sharing that way of salvation is through the proclamation of the Gospel by those who already believe. That is you and me.
4 – We are debtors.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 1:14, “I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.” The fact that Jesus paid your sin debt and my sin debt, makes us debtors; we pay our debt by telling everyone we can the Good News that we have learned. The Good News is that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and three days later rose from the dead. If we put our faith and trust in Him we can know we are going to Heaven. We need to share that Good News with others.
5 – Hell is real.
Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Hell is a real place with torment. If every believer could spend five minutes there it would change our entire perspective of life. We need to share the Gospel because the fires of Hell are real. We want to save people from going there.
6 – Witnessing brings joy to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus tells us in Luke 15:10, “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” When we are faithful to witness, it brings joy to the heart of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is the one that is in the presence of the angels. Our heavenly Father looks down upon us with pleasure when we are telling other people about His Son, Jesus Christ.
7 – Heaven is real.
In John 14:2, Jesus tells us, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” Heaven is a real place prepared for those redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. We have the great privilege of inviting people to join us in our heavenly home. We should witness because Heaven is real.
8 – Wise people witness.
Solomon tells us in Proverbs 11:30, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” We need to be about the business of telling people about Jesus Christ. It is the wise thing to do.
9 – It is our purpose for existence.
In 2 Corinthians 5:20, the Apostle Paul says, “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” The Apostle Paul realized his whole reason for existence was to represent Jesus Christ.
We are here as children of God. We are here as citizens of Heaven. We are here to represent that heavenly city and our King, who is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. We are His ambassadors and representatives; therefore, we need to tell people about Him. This gives us fulfillment in life and it is through witnessing that we find purpose for existence. When we witness we find the abundant life that Jesus spoke about in John 10:10.
10 – Jesus said to witness.
In Luke 14:23, Jesus said, “…Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” In Mark 16:15, Jesus also said, “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” In Matthew 28:19, Jesus tells us again, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,…” In Acts 1:8, Jesus said, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me…” When the Commander and Chief gives an order, we must follow His command. God wants us to be witnesses. If Jesus says to witness, we need to witness, even if we do not understand why.
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