WINNING THE LOST

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:12 KJV” But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.”

(Read Matt 9: 11-13)

 Religion classifies those who are qualified, yet Christ qualifies all who respond to Him. The Pharisees questioned why does Jesus relate with the sinners? Religion always disqualifies some people because they are not holy enough. They claim these ones would defile us when they come too close to us. This way of thinking is rather devilish. Natural course of events or the norm between the sick and the healer is that, the sick seeks the healer whiles the healer reaches out to the sick. The Lord rightly said, the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10.

IT is love in the heart of the Lord that shines on the sinner to respond. We do not normally find sinners pursuing Christians like we saw in the life of Christ. There is a glory that should attract the sinner to the child of God. The Bible spoke about John the Baptist as a burning and shining light. John 5:35 KJV” He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.” The scripture added that men were prepared to enjoy his light for a season. John the Baptist preached and baptized people in the Jordan yet people came from very long distances to visit him, to hear him and to be baptized by him, why? Through his devotion to God, he had developed a glory, grace or spiritual aura that attracted all those who were in need to realize their need and seek him.

John was devoted to God in sanctification and in prayer. Please what I am talking about is that as much as we wish to reach out to the lost, , we must  position ourselves in a way that would attract the sinner to us, so we could be a blessing to them. In Luke 4:14, our Lord Jesus came in the power of the Spirit after His fast, and His fame went abroad. This caused many to come around Him.

 We must seek the Lost yet it must be done by the power of the Holy Spirit, such that they would love to come under our influence

CONFESSION

I thank God for the Holy Spirit, who is my strength and wisdom. As I fellowship with Him he empowers and attracts the sinner to respond to my presentation of the gospel to them.

FURTHER STUDIES

Luke 4:14 & 15 KJV” And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.”

 John 12:19 KJV” The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him”

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