KEY SCRIPTURE: John 4:19 KJV “The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.”
We have learnt in our previous studies that the walls of the church building is not the focus of the Christian activities, but rather to go out there where the sinners are.
The walls of the church building is to bring us together, equip ourselves for the real Christian work. Your Christianity must be practised at your places of work.
Go to the homes, the market, the bars, where the sinners are. The Holy Spirit is the Lord of the harvest, and so He gives us success, as we depend on Him. (Matt 9:38) The Lord’s success came when the Holy Spirit began to probe deeply into the hidden life of the woman. She came to terms with what the Lord was saying and said, I perceive you are a prophet. She then started talking about the right ways to worshipping God.
How do we get the Holy Spirit to take over our evangelistic work? Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what to say. Ask Him to give you any specific information about the person you are talking to. If you have not mastered the ability to distinctively know the voice of the Spirit, do not tell your enquirer that he or she is this or that, as a message coming from the Holy Spirit. I mean, if you receive a word concerning the person, you are talking to, but you are new to hearing the voice of the Spirit, then be very cautious about how you go about it. You can speak to the one in a figurative way about it. Just use the scriptures in line with what you have received about the person to talk to him or her.
If the word is true about him, it would make a lot of sense to him.
If you just say this and that is what you are, but happens not to be the case, then you would have defeated yourself.
Be very tactful about giving prophetic statements to your enquirers. Remember, always ask the Spirit about what to say. As you grow in knowing the voice of the Spirit, you would have the ability to speak specifically to the person about what the Holy Spirit says about them. This would bring greater success in winning the lost.
In this light I encourage all children of God, to encourage their fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord, to get committed to winning men for Christ. Dear child of God, as much as we may want our churches to be filled up, the whole world lies before us, yet to be touched with the power of God. Once again it is a very big mistake for Christians to confine all our activities within the four walls of our churches. Jesus did not do that, and we must follow the path of our Lord. Go out there where the sinners are.
THOUGHT: OUR WORLD WOULD HAVE BEEN TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP, IF THE CHURCH HAS CONCENTRATED OUR ACTIVITIES OUT THERE WHERE THE SINNERS ARE
Acts 17:6 KJV” And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;”
Acts 4:33 KJV” And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”