Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, (Mark 3:14 NKJV)
LET’S GO FISHING
In the depth of every human soul on earth is a search for meaning,
purpose, significance and value. No matter what race, culture, language,
or religion, this preoccupation with the need to find answers to our
existence is inherent in every human spirit. To satisfy this yearning,
we created religion. However, Religion has become one of the major
problems in the world.
Religion is manipulative, controlling, and destructive. History is
full with constant reminders that religion has been the source of most
of our wars. Eg. The CRUSDADERS, THE INQUISITION, ETHNIC CLEANSING between Muslims and non-Muslims. Religion does not only destroy, but it
instigates destruction. That’s why Jesus did not come to present a
religion. He presented a kingdom!
All religion is man’s search to find God and so we develop
sophisticated rituals to feed that need and hunger. However, if you are
thirsty and you eat rice, you are still thirsty. Christianity is the
only “religion” in which God came through Jesus Christ searching for man
… How is Christ going to accomplish his mission? God’s method is man.
Our job is to influence and win people back to God
WHY DID HE CALL HIS DISCIPLES?
The bible says He called them to be with Him so He can send them out
to preach, and that is one of the reasons why He called all of us. We
Represent God to present Jesus Christ to the world through the power of
the Holy Spirit. To do that effectively, like a good sales person we
have to know our product. We have to know Jesus and what He stands for.
Remember, every unbeliever is your family. They’re just in the pig
pen, like the prodigal son – he was lost in the wrong place. No matter
how sophisticated people may seem, everybody needs a savior.
Jesus Christ said we all like sheep have gone astray. The question
then is, how do we win our brothers and sisters back? Through
evangelizing and witnessing. That job ladies and gentlemen is not for a
selected few, it is for each one of us. I know there are some who feel
they cannot be used; well I want you to know God can use you.
Allegheny ants, a common species in the eastern United States, help
enrich forest areas by carrying tons of soil from below ground to the
surface. A three year study by the University of Wisconsin revealed that
one colony of ants moved fifteen tons of topsoil, building clusters of
large mounds and burrowing five and a half feet below the surface. This
deep plowing increases the nutrients, the clay, and organic matter of
the surface soil in the forest. If God can use Allegheny ants to move
fifteen tons of subsoil to the surface, surely God can use you to win
He is desperately looking for vessels, will you avail yourself to be used to win souls? If “yes” then let’s go fishing!
I’ll leave you for now. If we don’t meet again, I hope to see you at the dinner table in Papa’s house.
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