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“No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day. (John 6:44 Amp.)”
Through the Lord’s chosen means, we received the gift of eternal life by faith. It was a call out of our lives of labor. It was a release from the bondage of sin and it was an opportunity to enjoy a life of victory in Christ Jesus. In the majority of cases, someone had to share the Gospel with us. Whether we heard the word because a parent or guardian forced us to attend Sunday service or because the Lord sent a willing messenger our way, someone had to open his or her mouth and share the Good News of Jesus.
God took words uttered out of the mouths of men and transformed them into a life changing invitation to accept Jesus as our Lord.
"For when the world with all its earthly wisdom failed to perceive and recognize and know God by means of its own philosophy, God in His wisdom was pleased through the foolishness of preaching [salvation, procured by Christ and to be had through Him], to save those who believed (who clung to and trusted in and relied on Him). "
Regardless of how eloquent, entertaining, simple or deep the messenger’s words may have been, they would have been nothing without the working of the Holy Spirit- not just in the person who shared the Gospel but in the person who also received it. The both had to say, “Yes”.
The Lord has chosen men as His vessels and vehicles to proclaim the Gospel. It is up to us as believers to share our faith without timidity and in love with those who need to hear it. There may sometimes be rejection but that should never be a hinderence. Our job is to be obedient and to provide the opportunity; the same opportunity we were given by offering New Life in Jesus to the world.
There are some of us who have said yes but we stopped there. We rejoiced in salvation but never purposed within our hearts to go any further than the pew; if we make it there consistently. There is more to Christian-ship (I made that one up) than sitting down on the Lord. Yes, Yes, Yes, learn of the Lord but we can't forget to take His yoke upon us. The call included a commission and purpose. The salvation received should have caused such a burning inside that we are eager to share its awesome wonder with the world. The question now is- Is it really something we cherish to the point we want to share it, or has life in Christ become so routine or religious that we fail to see the point in sharing it with anyone else? The Father has called us, but did we really answer with an honest and complete yes?
“And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing] (Rev. 12:11 Amp).”
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