KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 119:130 “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple”.
In our first part of the above topic we learnt that Ezra prepared his heart to seek the law of God and then to do or practice it,(Ezra 7:10) after which he would teach others.
We said the best way to teach is by a good example.
Like Ezra we must teach and preach the word of God. In this day of the prevalence of error, we must present the truth which is the light of God (Psalm 119:130). Apostle Paul admonished Timothy to “Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine”. Christians must not be silent. Preach the word in season and out of season. That is, when the conditions are good as well as when things are not favourable. Deception is gradually flowing into the whole world. In these last days, hell has vomited out every kind of unclean thing to defile humanity. We must not look idle. The light must be spread across the globe. If it would take money, our strength, even our very lives, it is worth it. The deception must not be allowed to stand.
It is rather disheartening to have world bodies and major economic power blocks legalise homosexuality, bestiality, incest, and outright atheism. We must not condemn them, but prayerfully present the truth of God’s word to such people. It is not eloquence that will break the power of darkness, but the power of God released through the agency of love.
A heart of love is always a container of God’s power in us. Present the truth in love and you would be surprised at the outcome of your work.
The Lord Jesus showed himself alive to the disciples for a period of forty days after His resurrection with one message that they go to the whole world and preach unto every creature. (Matt 28 :18-20) The Bible presents the gospel, and that is the only truth to save those who would believe. The bible has historical relevance. It has survived the attack of kingdoms, ideologies and it still reign as the only book that is widely circulated and read. It has transformed, individuals, communities and a whole nation. Be very passionate in presenting it. Be prayerful and do it with skill.
Stand for the truth of the bible.
I am sold out to the truth of the gospel. It is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. I would preach it where ever I am till the whole earth is filled with the knowledge of our Lord.
Matthew 28:19-20 ” Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen”.
2 Timothy 4:2-3 ” Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears”