THE SPIRIT OF ANDREW

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:41 KJV” He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.”

When I was growing up as a young Christian, we had a special class in our local fellowship called the school of Andrew. It was a class meant for learning about personal evangelism. The attitude of Andrew must be cultivated by every child of God. Andrew was not a selfish brother. The moment he encountered the Messiah, he quickly told his brother Simon about Him. He actually invited him to come and see him. How many of us have shared our faith with our own siblings? How many of us are seeking the salvation of our family members? There are even some of us who make it difficult for our siblings to follow us to church. Our lifestyles are so repulsive that no one, gets attracted to what we may be doing. Rom 2:24 KJV “For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.” This should never be your experience. You should rather, let your light shine so much, that men may see your good works and glorify your father who is in heaven.

Dear one, it is our responsibility to get our families to the saviour, if they have not come to him. God always wishes to see families saved. In Acts 16:32, the jailer realising the gates of the prison had been opened by the earthquake, wanted to kill himself, because he thought, Paul and Silas, including the rest of the prisoners, had escaped. When he found out they were there, he asked what must I do to be saved. Apostle Paul said to him, believe on the Lord Jesus, and you would be saved and your house. God always thinks about getting families saved. The moment you are saved, the next people you must consider being saved is your family. When your family is saved, you have an easier work in serving the Lord, and also helping others to know Jesus.

The man, Andrew introduced the Lord to, became the great apostle Peter, who did so much for the body of Christ, then. How would Peter have come to know Jesus, if it had not been for the selflessness of Andrew? You have no idea what the Lord would use that your brother or sister to do for Him.

I was saved at an early age, so I worked hard to get my siblings to Christ as well. It was not easy, yet with prayer and yielding to the Holy Spirit they also accepted the Lord. My Father was an idol worshipper. We kept praying and talking to him, till he also repented and accepted Jesus before passing on. God always seeks the salvation of families, so work hard with prayer to get your family saved.

THOUGHT:  GETTING YOUR HOUSEHOLD SAVED, MAKES YOU READY TO GET OTHERS OUTSIDE SAVED.

FURTHER STUDIES

Acts 1:8 KJV “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth”.

Acts 16:34 KJV “And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house”.

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