Thursday, April 21, 2016
Salvation Is A Priority
Today we have gotten so far away from the Bible and God that even those that go to church don’t even understand what salvation actually is. My wife and I take the gospel to the street and I have actually asked people on the street if they go to church, over half of them say they go to church and I asked them, how do you get to Heaven?
Their answers vary, but if I put them all together this is what they would say:
“be good, live a good life, give to the less fortunate, love God,” and the Catholics, “live a good life and love God, help the less fortunate, but in the end there’s no guarantee that one will enter the gates of Heaven, first you have to get out of purgatory.”
Now these are people that go to church and their supposed to know how to get to heaven, so today I want to touch on Salvation As A Priority.
2 Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest.
This verse tells us in no uncertain terms that the Salvation of souls is not only the biggest priority, but the “Only” priority of the Lord. The Holy Spirit tells us, “the harvest truly is great,” meaning that not just in those days were there many to be saved, but today, even those that are in his Temple need Salvation!
The fact is, that for every person that does not have the privilege to hear about the Salvation of Lord, Jesus Christ died in vain!
There is another fact that I want to bring out. I have this shirt that I love to wear that says Follow Me, I will make you fishers of men Matthew 4:19. The more I think about that the more I realize there are so many, many that are in the fishing business, but very few are actually doing the fishing...
Then, the Holy Spirit tells us to, “pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,” prayer is the formula for which the harvest is gathered. Without prayer there is no moving of the Holy Spirit! And if the Holy Spirit is not moving there is no Salvation. We must always remember that is Jesus Christ who is the Lord of the harvest.
And finally, I touched on this just a few lines ago, “that he would send forth laborers into His harvest.” Again there are many, many people that say they are in the fishers of men business, but there are very few that are actually fishing for men. Without “laborers” the harvest cannot be gathered.
As I am a Fisher of men, it is time for me to fish! Are you saved? Do you know Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior? Jesus Christ said in John 14:6 “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man comes unto the Father but by Me.”
So if you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Savior, I ask you to pray this little prayer;
Father I come to you in the name of Jesus. I ask you Father that you forgive me of my sins as I forgiven others it is sinned against me. Father I asked for Jesus to come into my heart and to cleanse me and to save me and the make me whole again. Father I know that it is my faith in Jesus Christ and what he accomplished on the cross that will take my sins away and cleanse my heart and my soul and give me a new life. In now I know that I am whole, I clean, I am cleansed, I am free and I am saved, I am now a child of yours and have everlasting life, I know that now I am written down in the book of life to live forever amen, and amen.