Man is the only being on earth God chose to create in His image and in His likeness. But when man chose to sin, sin separated us from God. Even to this day multitudes of people are separated from God. Yet, God had a redemption plan for mankind from the very beginning. God chose to pay for our sins by sending His Son Jesus to pay for the price of our sins from the foundation of the world.
- John 3:16-17 New King James Version – 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
God ALWAYS has a plan. God is in control. God wants us to be His witnesses on the earth and tell people that their sins can be forgiven and they can be restored to God.
- Mark 16:15-16 New King James Version – 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
The enemy has a plan to stop us from witnessing. He uses fear of the unknown and especially fear of rejection. God wants us to focus on Him and not the “no’s”. Don’t worry about not knowing enough about the Bible. The devil will also use the fear of not knowing what to say to stop you from witnessing. The enemy will also try to make you think you’re not a good enough Christian to witness to anyone else.
But everyone needs Jesus. The wealthy, the highly educated and the successful also need Jesus. People with high social status are often ignored because they have material possessions. Material possessions and influence will not save your soul–they also need to know Jesus. Pray for strength and boldness to witness to people.
- Acts 4:29 New King James Version – 29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
If you could get paid $500 an hour with benefits and get paid everyday to share information, would you do it? For this job, training is provided and no qualifications are required. Would you apply today?
God’s benefits are daily–the job includes free soul insurance, a mansion and a chance to retire in Heaven. So why are we not witnessing?
Witnessing is not difficult and God will help us every step of the way.
- Acts 1:8 New King James Version – But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
When an employer hires you to do a job, you show up for work and do the job whether you feel like it or not. God is our Father, but He is also our boss. We don’t tell God what to do, God tells us what to do. Jesus is our Lord, we are to obey Him and follow His example. Jesus’ mission is to seek and to save those who are lost. Now that is our mission too.
Witness to your family, on the job, at the grocery store, in your neighborhood, and wherever you go. But don’t try to lean on your own understanding or strength when witnesses. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit who to speak to and what to say. Then pray for strength to obey. Know this–we can obey even while we are afraid. Yes, witness even when you are afraid and put all your trust in God.
While you are about your daily business, be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. If you overhear a conversation and you have an opportunity to join in and talk about the Lord–seize the opportunity. If God asks you to start a conversation with someone, be friendly, ask questions and then direct the conversation to the Lord. The Holy Spirit will lead you.
To be a witness, you can’t be worried about offending people. Take witnessing seriously. People are going to hell everyday because they don’t know Jesus.