“ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth ” (Romans 1:16).
When you study the Scriptures, you would find that some soul-winning strategies we have often promoted may only be effective theoretically and not practically. For example, we may say bankers should reach the world of bankers with the Gospel, or judges should witness to other judges, etcetera. While that is a nice strategy, we should always bear in mind that everyone is fit for the Master’s use; meaning, anybody can reach anybody with the Gospel.
You do not have to be an engineer to lead engineers to Christ. That is not how the Word of God spreads. We must all have the mentality that we are missionaries – God’s agents of salvation everywhere we are – and therefore witness to everyone we meet. Consider the salvation of Naaman, a respected army general who had leprosy. Different people played vital roles in his testimony, especially a young Israelite maid.
The maid started with the general’s wife; she preached to her saying, “… I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria. He would heal him of his leprosy ” (2 Kings 5:3 NLT). The woman believed, and that is how the matter got to the King of Syria and the result was Naaman’s miraculous healing and conversion.
Take advantage of your position, wherever God has placed you, and boldly preach the Gospel. There are people God has divinely ordained that you will be the one to reach them, and He has positioned you accordingly. They may be politicians, entrepreneurs, lecturers, health workers, etcetera; yet, God has connected with them in a way that only you can talk to them about Jesus.
Wealthy people have places they eat, order groceries and other supplies. If you happen to run such places or are the delivery person, use the opportunity to tell them about Jesus. If you were the waiter or a butler in a fancy restaurant for only rich people, after attending to them, especially if they leave you a tip, tell them, “Sir (or Ma’am) I have something for you too”; and then give them a copy of Rhapsody of Realities. That restaurant may be the only place and opportunity such people may have to receive the Gospel.
Let us take advantage of our opportunities and take the Gospel to everybody. Our message in Christ is true and is no respecter of persons.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for making me effective in the ministry of reconciliation. I am an ambassador and a steward of the mysteries of Christ, and a soldier in Christ’s army. I remain militant in bringing God’s Word to those in my world, touching them with the love of Christ and the glory of His grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen .
Acts 10:34-35 (KJV)
34 – Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
35 – But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
1 Corinthians 1:25-29 (KJV)
25 – Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 – For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 – But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 – And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 – That no flesh should glory in his presence.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 22:1-38 & 1 Samuel 26-28
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Romans 16:1-11 & Psalms 133-134
EXCERPT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional