Gods group thoughts for 8/30/2012 “Stay Tuned”

“Our Daily Bread”   

http://odb.org/2012/08/30/panning-for-gold/

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie                                  

http://www.harvest.org/devotional/daily-devotions/home.ht

Matthew 10:33But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.  (NKJV)

In my writing yesterday, I wrote… “So many people put their family, or their friends, or their job…or worse – their things, ahead of God”…  Anyone who is not a Christian in God’s eyes would have anything and everything ahead of God… To be a Christian in God’s eyes, a person would have to know God… (They would have to already have established a personal relationship with Jesus Christ)…  Failure to know God, is graphically explained best by the apostle Paul, in…

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, (NKJV)…  (Anyone who has not obeyed the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, might want to open and study the link at the bottom of the page)

But Christians have been commanded by Jesus, in His last spoken words to His disciples (and us), just before Jesus ascended into heaven…that Christians are to make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 28:19-20)…  This means that Christians are to share their own testimony of the good news about their personal salvation, and/or the gospel of Christ to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or anyone else that might not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior…

Sharing your own testimony should be easy…but sharing the gospel of Christ takes preparation; and mostly the help of the Holy Spirit…  Without His help, I don’t believe anyone will comfortable or very effective, at sharing their faith in their own strength… I base this statement solely on my own life experience of missing part of God’s armor, and sharing the gospel of Christ only twice in 7 years…

As I have mentioned before, it wasn’t until I was wearing this one piece of God’s spiritual armor…that I was finally filled with the Spirit and at peace; as well as prepared to share the gospel of Christ… God’s entire 6 piece set of spiritual armor, to protect the Christian from Satan’s attacks, is explained by the apostle Paul to the believers in the church at Ephesus, in…Ephesians 6:10-20… Here is the link for his important scripturehttp://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph6:10-20&version=NKJV

The one piece of armor I was missing, Paul writes about, in…Ephesians 6:15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  (NKJV)  The Christian has to be prepared to share the gospel of Christ, by understanding every aspect of what I call…“putting on Christ”…  And the Christian has to be at the top of their game…“so to speak”, and at peace by being filled with the Holy Spirit; by making sure all of their sins have been confessed…1 John 1:9

Here is the key to sharing your faith, especially to family…  I have learned by my own mistakes…that one cannot push their faith onto another individual…until God has drawn them to Himself… Jesus tells us this, in…John 6:44No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.  (NKJV)  …Until this happens, the Christian is wasting their breath… But there will usually be signs that this drawing by God has occurred; and for me…an urging by the Holy Spirit, that now is the time to share my faith !! 

Am I right all the time, when I reach out to someone ??  Absolutely not !!  But I have learned that it is better to be wrong, and take a little persecution…than to fail to respond to the urging of the Holy Spirit, and get kicked in the butt after the opportunity has passed… Christians are here to please God, not man…Galatians 1:10

If a Christian prays for the opportunity to share their faith with someone in need…God usually not only provides an opportunity…the Christian’s built-in lifelong Helper, the Holy Spirit…will provide all the right words…John 14:26…  Be attentive to every urging of the Holy Spirit… Listen to Him each and every time He directs you…and you will be on your way to pleasing the Lord on a regular basis…

Heavenly Father, help all of Your children to be thankful every day, for the gift of grace You have bestowed upon us…  Help all of Your children Lord, to be prepared at any time (2 Timothy 4:2), to share their faith with those in need…  I pray for this God given ability for all Christians…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

written by bruce

P.S.  The gospel of Christ is presented in the link below, to plant the seed toward salvation for those who want to become part of God’s family; to be sure they are righteous in God’s eyes, and filled with the awesome power of the Holy Spirit…

https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/the-gospel-of-christ-is-presented-to-plant-the-seed-toward-salvation-5/

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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