A young man in our Sunday school class just recently got saved; in fact I found out about it last Sunday. I was so overjoyed to know that he had become my brother in Christ. He is a quiet, humble man and to know that he has accepted Christâ€™s salvation is worthy of praise. I told him that he already knew enough about Jesus to witness to people. All he has to do is give his testimony of how Jesus saved him.
We too often leave evangelizing to the evangelists, freezing up at the thought of telling someone about Jesus. But the fact of the matter is all you need to share Christ with someone is to share your story. You have a testimony that the whole world needs to hear. The psalmist wrote:
â€œOh, sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.â€ (Psalm 96:1-3)
The Bible says weâ€™re to give our testimony from day to day; not every other day; not on just your super-spiritual days; not on just the days youâ€™re in â€œthe Jesus zone.â€ We are to testify every day.
So how does this work?
Every conversation you have is an opportunity to share your testimony.
The issue of abortion comes up (many of you are already beginning to sweat) and you can share your old way of thinking about abortion and now share how Jesus changed your heart about this subject. Someone might say well youâ€™re making this about religion and you can say, no, itâ€™s about Jesus. They may say that is a womanâ€™s personal choice and you can say yes and one day she will have to account for that choice before Jesus. But then you can add that she can get this right with Jesus immediately because the Bible promises:
â€œIf we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.â€ (1 John 1:9)
With all the wars and geologic activity that is in the news; earthquakes and volcanoes to name a few, you can share Matthew 24:
â€œAnd you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.â€ (Matthew 24:6-8)
Some people lament about all the evil that seems to go unpunished; how the rats keep winning the rat race and they areâ€¦for now. But Psalm 96 is not merely a call for us to give our testimonies; it is a call to praise God for His coming judgment. One day the rats will be held accountable.
â€œSay among the nations, â€˜The LORD reigns; the world also is firmly established, it shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.â€™ Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all its fullness; let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the LORD. For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth.â€ (Psalm 96:10-13)
The Lord Jesus Christ is returning to judge the world! Last Sunday we studied Matthew 25 and one of the main points I wanted to get across about the parables of the talents and the ten virgins is that Jesus is returning, but not as Savior but as Sovereign. Jesus is not returning to save the world but to judge it. Jesus is returning as King!
I shout hallelujah to that truth! Beloved that is not just good news, it is the best news this world can ever hope for! We donâ€™t need a Savior to return; Heâ€™s already left us with the gift of salvationâ€¦we just need to accept it. We need a King to rule this world, to separate the sheep from the goats. There are so many goats in the church today and their day of reckoning is coming.
That relieves tremendous pressure off of me. I donâ€™t have to worry about the charlatans and peddlers of Christ; Jesus will take care of them. I need to concentrate on making sure that as many people as possible that I come in contact with hear about Jesus Christ. That is my job, to live my faith out loud and if necessary I’ll use words. But how can I keep quiet when I know such a wonderful Jesus? How can you?
All other gods are man-made; only the God of Christianity is real because Jesus Christ was God in the flesh.
â€œFor the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.â€ (Psalm 96:4-6)
Can you give Jesus some praise today? What better way than to share your testimony with someone today? Trust Jesus to engineer the circumstances, you just be ready and willing to speak when the Lord presents the opportunity.
Be praying for me and I’ll be praying for you.
If we all do our part just imagine how many people will hear about Jesus today.
Now that would be somethingâ€¦
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