Posted by: missionventureministries | January 16, 2020

HOW DO WE START TO EVANGELIZE THE LOST? – Acts 13:47

For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” (Acts 13:47) 

First we need to make sure that we are truly born again. Paul told the Corinthians: “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5). 

Once we are sure, we must be determined to walk in humble, unbroken fellowship with God our Father as we accept the cleansing that is provided by the shed blood of Jesus, the Savior. As the apostle John tells us: “if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). 

We need to be determined to live a humble, obedient life by obeying God’s commands in the Bible and be led by the Holy Spirit. And then ask God to lead us to those people whose hearts are tender and prepared to receive the Gospel message. 

Be aware though, that most people will not come to Christ until they have experienced pain, loss and the conviction that they are sinners and are on their way toward God’s judgment and an eternity in the Lake of Fire. 

Research has proven that only 4% of the people over the age of 18 will accept Jesus as their Savior; this means that after the age of 18 that 96% of the people will rebel and reject God and be cast in the Lake of Fire for eternity. This is a very sad and sobering reality. 

That is why it is so vital that we evangelize children at a very early age and put a strong emphasis upon leading elementary and junior high students to Christ. 

Once we have led a person to Jesus, we must make a consistent and Spirit led effort to disciple and teach these new believers through Bible studies, and we must be a humble, godly example for them to emulate. 

We must realize that many people have no understanding of the religious terms that we Christians use, such as; “you are lost,” when they respond, “no I am not lost, I am right here in my home on 124 Elm Street.” 

Or, “you need to be saved,” and they reply, “Saved from what? I don’t see any vicious animals or criminals trying to get me.” 

We must go back to the basics of creation. We need to explain that God created men and women to love and obey Him and to have a personal relationship with Him, and that we are never secure or fulfilled until we establish a vital Father to child relationship with Him, through the sacrifice of Jesus. 

When God created Adam and Eve they were in perfect fellowship with God – they were normal people; when they sinned and rebelled against God, they broke their relationship with Him and they became abnormal. 

Webster’s Dictionary describes abnormal as not normal, meaning “not sane and sound in their mind.” And that is what every person in the world is, who has not accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord of their life. 

Some Christian research projects reveal that only 2% of the people in the world may be true Christians; this fact reveals that 98% of the people in the world are abnormal – they are not “sane and sound in mind,” no matter how much money, education and influence they have. 

Here at Mission Venture Ministries we are theologians, we study the Bible in depth, and we reference and study other Biblically sound theologians, because we know that we are accountable to God to present His truth accurately and to live a clean, humble life to back up our teachings. 

In this world we have many false teachers as Jesus warned us in Matthew 7:15, who are not true born again Christians and many idiots with PhD’s are giving other unstable and deceitful false teachers PhD degrees; to reinforce their diabolical teachings. These people encourage their “churches” to accept LGBTQ teaching even approving of child abuse and pedophiles. 

Research also reveals that about 90 percent of the so-called pastors and religious leaders in the evangelical churches are not truly born again and are not living a humble life that honors God. 

Remember what Jesus said: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Matthew 7:21-23). 

If you have access to YouTube, John MacArthur has two excellent, soul searching messages entitled, “Saved or Self Deceived, parts 1 and part 2” – everyone should listen to these messages. 

We need to let people know that ever day that they live in sin is a wasted day which add up to a wasted, disastrous, miserable life that has no real meaning or purpose. 

God has commissioned every true Christian as a priest unto Him (1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6) and we must make every effort to win the lost. As finite beings we do not have the foresight of knowing the desires and challenges of each individual we share the truth with; however, God knows the deepest secrets and needs of every person. 

The Holy Spirit can speak through us to touch the depths of the human heart; and only the Holy Spirit can give us the words that will convict and encourage others to follow Christ. 

We must be led by the Holy Spirit. Like Paul in (Acts 16:6-10), we should continually ask the Holy Spirit to lead us to people whose hearts are tender and ready for the harvest. The Holy Spirit will lead us to those who are desperately searching for more in life and they may be open to accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. 

All true Christian teaching recognizes that for a person to be “born again” that individual must accept Jesus Christ not only as their Savior but as the absolute Lord and Master of their life. 

We must accept the truth that every lost person will stand before Jesus Christ and be judged by Him and then they will be cast into the Lake of Fire to be tormented for all of eternity. 

So, what is the motivation for evangelism? Are we just doing it because it is the Christian thing to do? Are we doing it to try to please God by our good works? Are we doing it to try to grow a bigger church? 

If we pray and ask our Father to give us His heart for the lost, He will reveal His love expressed by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. And when God shares His desires with us, He will illuminate us by giving us wisdom, discernment and a true heart to evangelize the lost through His Spirit that lives in us. 

Let us therefore obey our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by going into all the world and preaching the Good News to everyone (Mark 16:15).

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Responses

  1. Thanks So much!

    — R&D


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