KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:1 KJV” And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins”;
Anyone who must be used by the Lord to save souls must know for certain that men are dead in sins. He is therefore lost if he has not found Jesus as his or her Lord and saviour. If the gospel worker thinks there is some spark of life in men, that need to be fanned into flames, then he would not move with passion and compassion for the lost sinner. Education without Jesus leaves the individual dead in sin. Religion may feed the person with morals yet he or she is still dead, and needs eternal life to be alive. It is true that ” Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. “Acts 4:12.
Apostle Paul realizing the utter depravity of the human soul said, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel (1 Corinth 9:16). It was not surprising that after he had been stoned almost to death in Acts 14:19, he stood up and went to the next town to preach again. He knew these men were lost, and they had to be told the good news irrespective of the fact that, they were hostile or receptive. He said I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone who believes (Rom 1:16). A man without Christ is a child of the devil. Someone said, we are all children of God: no, this is not true. The scripture said, only those who accepted Jesus, were given the ability to become sons of God (John 1:12).
We must preach the gospel at all cost. We must be instant in season and out of season. In these days when one can’t easily predict the life expectancy of a people, the gospel must go. Anyone who dies without salvation in Jesus is lost, and lost eternally. Hell has enlarged its mouth, ready to swallow the millions who are falling in without Christ. Please come to terms with this utter depravity of the souls of men. Without this you are going to walk past them day and night and would not do anything about their salvation.
Lord, open the eyes of understanding of every Christian worker to see the deplorable condition of men without Jesus. May you stir in us a longing to reach out to all men, irrespective of color, social status or religion.
Romans 7:18 KJV “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not”.
Jeremiah 17:9 KJV” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”