KEY SCRIPTURE: John 4:16 KJV” Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.”
(That is revealing the unknown matters of an individual)
always gets the most hardened sinner spot on, and brings them on their knees to surrender to the king of Kings. The Lord in the course of the discussions with the woman, went prophetic by asking the woman to go and call her husband. The woman said I have no husband. The Lord answered, that you have said the truth, because you have had five husbands, and the man with you at the moment is not your husband. You have indeed said the truth. She remarked, I perceive or can understand that, you are a prophet. I believe the Lord will want every child of God doing evangelism to function this way.
Many sinners would come to terms with the power and presence of God, if children of God would allow the Holy Spirit to work this way in their lives. The Lord said, as the Father has sent me, even so have I sent you. John 17:18. If we have all been given similar missions, then the abilities to fulfill it, should not differ. Why are most Christians not functioning in the supernatural power of the Spirit? It is as a result of a lower fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Please note that, manifesting the supernatural power of the Spirit, has two dimensions.
1. Through the gift of the Spirit 1 Corinth 12:1-8
2. Through one’s developed Spirit man. 1 Corinth 14:4,14
The Lord did not just function by the gifts of the Spirit, he functioned by building his Spirit man through fellowship with the Spirit.
This was seen in His deep prayer life. Please take notice of the following verse.1Corinth 14:4 KJV” He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth (builds up) himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.”
The man who prays in tongues or by the Spirit builds himself up. What aspect of himself does he built up? His Spirit man of cause. Every man is a Spirit, possesses a soul, and lives within a body 1 Thess 5:23. You can build up your spirit man, by practicing the things of the Spirit.1 Timothy 4’8 speaks of bodily exercise that has profit limited to the natural human body. Godliness that involves practicing the things of the Spirit, like prayer, fasting, studying God’s word in an intensive way, will definitely build up one’s spirit to catch or know whatever the Spirit wishes to reveal to an individual.
To be more effective in evangelism, we must engage more in the things of the Spirit. The focus of Christian activities is not mainly about meeting in church, it is about manifesting Christ to a lost world.
We meet up in church as a place of equipping ourselves, for the work of the ministry; which is reaching out to the world. Ephesians 4:12. It is time the church of God reorients itself concerning her mission on the earth.
THOUGHT: BUILD YOURSELF TO WIN A LOST WORLD
Ephesians 4:11 ,12 KJV” And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:”
Jude 1:20 KJV” But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,”