KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 10:16 KJV “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one-fold, and one shepherd.”
In Mark 1: 31-37 the Lord ministered in the regions of Galilee and healed many that were sick. In verse 35 he rose up a great while before day and went into a solitary place to pray. His disciples found Him, and said to Him, all men seek for thee. The Lord answered them immediately, that Mar 1:38 KJV “And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.” The Lord did not limit his preaching activities to the places where he had chalked so many successes but said there are so many places, where I have not touched and must reach out to them. We should never confine our world to the so-called comfort zone. Many around us are living in total darkness, yet we sit in the comfort of our beautiful churches, thinking that life is all we see around us.
Just outside the four walls of our churches are many who are living in total darkness.
On one of my outreaches, I met a young man, whom I spoke to, and I learned a lot about the state of many young men outside our domain. He had been involved in this fraud business; They browse on the net and find people to cheat and defraud all sums of money. This young man found a man, who was a fetish priest. This man was to assist him in supernaturally manipulating the minds of his victims. This boy had gotten so involved that, certain spirits visited him, instruct and lead him. The whole thing was gradually leading him into madness. Sadly, he thought he had encountered some mighty power. There are countless numbers of our youth in the grip of Satan. Why feel comfortable in church and allow such, ignorant young men to fall into the clutches of Satan?
These are to be part of Jesus’ family but are under darkness. There are many more who are lost in their sins, and the sharing of the truth of God’s word with them is God’s means of reaching to them. The Lord said the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. How does our master Jesus do this? He does it through you and me.
William booth, who is the founder of the salvation army organised a meeting of its members. He had sent the message by telegram in those days to them. Everyone gathered waiting for a long letter to be read to them. All that was on that letter was the word, O T H E R S. There are so many to be won. Let us think about these ones too.
I am a representative of Jesus. As the Lord would want to reach out to the many others elsewhere, so do I go after them in Jesus’ name. I always trust the master to save them when I share the gospel with these people.
THOUGHT: IT PLEASES GOD’S HEART TO BE OBEDIENT IN WINNING OTHERS TO HIS PRESENT FOLD.
Pro 11:30 KJV” The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
Mat 28:19 KJV” Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”: