PENTECOSTAL POWER TO REACH YOUR WORLD
We need a revival of Pentecostal power that will set a fire burning in the heart of every believer………a fire that will create a passion and a vision for lost and dying souls that are headed for hell.
Jesus said: The harvest is great but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest….
I want to be one of those laborers that step into the arena of this wicked world and pluck souls from the edge of eternity.
-Once I led a man to the Lord who had been dead 5 minutes before
-Once I gave the Gospel to Elvis Presley…
-For some people it is too late. Yesterday you could have reached them, but today, it is too late.
You know what would keep our young people in church and on fire for God… Let them get a vision for the Lost… and become fearless witnesses for Christ.
We need a Pentecostal revival that will shake up teenagers, young people… and turn them into fire-brands for Christ… I know young people who have sold out to the Lord, been filled with the Holy Ghost and become powerful witnesses for the Lord
But…all some young people care about is knowing how to use two hands to send text messages, how to set up a Facebook page, but they never give a thought about how to lead a soul to Christ.
What if you had 5 minutes to tell a dying friend how to get saved…? Would you know what to say?
We need a Pentecostal revival that will stir not only young people, but middle aged people… and older people and make them powerful, Holy Ghost anointed witnesses and soul winners…
You bear his name… do you carry his flame?
His passion was for souls…. He gave up everything to win souls… even his own life.
What would you give up to win a soul? What have you ever done to win a soul? How can any Christian feel right in their relationship with the Lord and have no interest in taking the Good News of the Gospel to some lost person?
On one ministry journey… we met a young Muslim man in a restaurant and had opportunity to give him the Gospel…
Brothers and sisters…. We have been commissioned….
John 20:21 Jesus said: “As my father hath sent me, even so send me you.
Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
No believer is exempt from the great commission.
(all the world??? How about one square mile? Would you do that?)
Have you heard his voice calling…. Like Isaiah: Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for us. Then said I, here am I, send me.
He did not send us without necessary power.
Acts 1:8 “Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
The power of Pentecost includes the power to witness and win the lost.
If you have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and you are not a witness for Christ you are missing something.
My heart longs to reach souls for the Lord. It all started when the Lord saved me at ten, and then baptized me with His Spirit.
God gave me a burden for souls, and I don’t think that should be so unusual. I think it should be an integral part of every Christian’s life….
THE CHURCH IS NOT A SOCIAL CLUB,
BUT A SOUL-SAVING STATION
General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, declared:
“Go find the worst ones, bring them to church…bring the drunks…bring the prostitutes…Bring the addicts…and let them hear the Gospel and get saved.”
Pentecostal power will give you a vision, a burden, a concern for the unsaved. Real revival has always resulted in souls being saved.
Genuine revival in our heart will make us soul winners.
YE SHALL RECEIVE POWER and YE SHALL BE WITNESSES!
In case you wondered about my witness to Elvis Presley, allow me to explain. It was in a unique restaurant where we were invited by a friend. It displayed abundant Elvis Presley memorabilia including a life-sized standup cardboard cutout of this man of worldly fame. I took advantage of the moment and stood in front of “him” holding out my open Bible and began to openly give “him” the gospel message. He never moved. He did not blink an eyelid. He gave no response, for he could not. Elvis Presley was dead. It was too late for him to hear the message of salvation. Tomorrow it will also be too late for many others to receive the glorious gift of salvation. Let us take Christ the Living Hope to others around us while there is still time!