Armed and in the Trenches

August 28, 2009

Ephesians 6:13 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.

Are you ready to take a stand for the Lord?  Going into battle for the souls of men, women, and children is a blessing. Yet, the devil doesn’t sit back and say, “There goes Robert out there sharing Jesus…oh darn.”  He will counterattack any attempt when believers in Jesus take ground for the Lord. This is why in this scripture we are told to prepare for battle.

God has won the battle at the Cross and the Resurrection.  Now, it is the cleanup/aftermath of the war. We are mercenaries/marines for God. There are those wounded by the world and the evil in the world. They need to be rescued.  They need to know what has taken place, where they are going, and how to redirect them.

Time is running out and God has given Christian marching orders to:

Mark 16:15 (New Living Translation)

And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”

So on this Friday, I was able to share some gospel tracts to college students, stick some gospel business cards in some alcohol 12packs at a local grocery store, and some bible tracts in some Harry Potter books at three bookstores(these tracts were geared towards Harry Potter readers).  Some college students threw a couple of tracts on the ground. I was able to recover those tracts and reuse them.

I love being an evangelist.  God gives me unique methods to share the message of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.(I Corinthians 2:2) Many will disagree with some of the methods. Sometime the methods does not fit their religiosity mindset.  When sharing the Word in unusual ways to people, I will always look to Scripture to make sure I do not fall into anything heretical. Jesus was criticized in the ways, places, and people he shared. So I’m in good company.

I always begin and end in prayer when I go out to street witness. It is not in my strength, but the Lord. I am just an instrument in the work of evangelism.


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