THE NEW CREATION IS HEAVENLY MINDED. 7

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Timothy 4:5 ” But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry”.

One other sign of a heavenly minded Christian is to do the work of an evangelist. An evangelist is one who proclaims the gospel or good news of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 The Lord Jesus said in John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: The night comes when no man can work”.

He says that he has been sent to fulfill a task. This task is to preach the gospel. To heal the sick and to set the oppressed free. (Luke 4:18) There is a time in a man’s life, when this could be done, yet there is coming a time too when no man can work. To be sent implies, you have a time to report back to your Lord who sent you and give accounts of your work.

The Lord also said in John 4:34 that “……, my meat is to do the will of Him that sent me and to finish His work”. What is His work?  Matthew 28:19 reads “go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. The Lord spent forty days after His resurrection to teach and to assure the disciples about, the need to spread the gospel. (Acts 1:3)

We must do the work of an evangelist. Preaching is one of the ways to dispels doubt and confusion from the minds of people. All kinds of evil, unacceptable, and abominable things go on all around us these days. The world united bodies, like the United Nations gives no serious consideration to Christianity and its teaching but is ready to accept that homosexuality is an alternative lifestyle. We can’t keep our mouth shut over things like this. We are the mouths, hands and feet of Jesus. We have to go out there seeking for a souls to save.

One day we shall all stand before our Lord, and He would say to all those who faithfully did the work of the evangelist, “Thou good and faithful servants enter into thy rest”.

I pray I would be recognized as such. What about you?

 CONFESSION*

The master is soon coming back. I have committed myself to do the work of an evangelist. I will not fail the master.

FURTHER STUDIES.

2 Timothy 4:2” Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine”.

Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”.

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