Romans 10:13-14 ‘For “everyone who calls on the NAME of the LORD will be saved.” How then will they call on HIM in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in HIM of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”
Praise the Root of Jesse,
with olive branch lifted!
Raise HIS NAME with great zeal
to the Heavens above!
Praise YEHSHUA our KING,
with voices unhindered!
Say to all whom you greet,
“HE is coming again!”
And should they shrug shoulders,
embrace them sincerely!
With compassionate Patience,
shine boldly HIS likeness!
What a time which we witness
to serve and to preach in!
What crossroads before us
which YAHWEH constructed!
So cling not here earthbound
but speak HIS WORD surely!
“THE KING is returning!”
Proclaim then with trumpets!
In the hearing of all,
thus bear they the record
that they heard CHRIST’s NAME!
So we pray they bow down!
But if they continue
to waltz through the darkness,
Yea, should they march onward
in Folly’s own shadows;
delay not your footsteps
to run to all others!
So preach without doubts…
because HE gives the increase!
As HIServant with you in witnessing the NAME of CHRIST,
Devotional: 1 Corinthians 3:6 “I have planted, Apollos watered, but GOD gave the increase.” The fact that CHRIST is returning for HIS own is the greatest Hope we have!
To someone who hasn’t had GOD open their hearts as yet, causing Light to change them from within, telling them of our secure Hope is paramount!
As a witnessing focus, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that there’s a lot of hatred against our LORD and those who serve HIM.
Such is the case where the “love of many waxes cold.” Matthew 24:12.
Road rage, blatant theft of anything, “social media” belittlement and bullying till someone takes their own life, school shootings, instant “taking of offense” for anything and everything, etc….pretty well describes the overwhelmingly growing trend we see.
Disagreements, fighting, wars, and more are increasing as well. BUT GOD!!
HE alone gives the increase for us so that we will know HIM. We can plant and water in others individually but…if GOD doesn’t empower the seed to grow or the encouragement to take root, then it does not.
This is another example of HIS sovereignty. HE knows the heart of every man and woman. HE alone knows HE is HIS or not.
John 6:44 “No one can come to ME unless the FATHER who sent ME draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
Also Matthew 11:27 “All things have been entrusted to ME by MY FATHER. No one knows the SON except the FATHER, and no one knows the FATHER except the SON and those to whom the SON chooses to reveal HIM.”
This is HIS sovereignty to which we cling confidently!
So! We live in increasingly loveless times. In its stead has come unchecked Transactionalism and everyone wants their own cut. But we are called to share the WORD and the Hope of our calling both in and out of season. When it’s convenient and when it isn’t.
As such, we can steadfastly stand on the WORD of GOD. We can witness with great confidence as we see the day rapidly approaching.
AND! Our fervency and relentless example of faith will DRAW people. People desire encouragement, to be lifted up and shown a path out of the storms they’re in.
You and I are those sources…indwelt by CHRIST. Romans 13:11 “Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed!”
Therefore! Our bold preaching must be followed up by teaching them depth and showering them with prayer. We must not leave others at the starting line.
There is so much more for us all so let us witness…HIS increase in us both! Go Forth!
Amen and amen!