Wednesday, April 9, 2014


During the preaching on Sunday I was actually hearing two voices. 
I was intensely listening to the pastor, but at the same time the Lord was preaching to me. That fire of evangelism began to rise higher inside my spirit, until I felt I would burst. 

At the altar I prayed earnestly for souls, and for more opportunities to witness and reach the lost. I returned to my seat at the same time my husband did and he looked at me and said, "Let's put everything aside on Monday and just go door to door for the Lord."  Yes! Yes! I hadn't said anything to him about what was going on inside, but God did. I was ready!

We packed some baggies with tracts, church invitations and more, stapled rubber bands on the bags so we could hang them on doorknobs if no one was home, and headed out. It was great walking that street, knocking on those doors, giving the Gospel, and planting seeds for the Lord to water.

Luke 14 tells of a man who provided a great supper and invited many guests who all made excuses for not being able to come. The Master was angry! He was angry at empty seats. He wanted them filled. If those special invited guests won't come, then go out and invite the sick, the poor, the needy.

"Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind."

He wanted the seats filled for this great feast. The servants went, but even all those guests weren't enough to fill all the empty seats. There was still room for more. So the Master sent them out further.

"Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."

Jesus has prepared the great feast of SALVATION and invited all to come to receive it. He wants his seats filled...He says to us "Go and get them." "Bring them to my feast." "If some won't come, go get others, but don't stop going. I want those seats filled."

Think about this when you see empty seats in your church. It is good to pray "Lord bring the people in" but He says to us, "Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."

Have you tried it? Why not? Don't say you are not able, or you are too shy. You just need to pray through and get the anointing of the Holy Spirit on your life. He will motivate you and give you boldness and courage. "Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me..."

Will you go through another whole week without witnessing to one person, without giving out even one gospel tract?  Just think of it. 168 hours and no time to obey Christ's Great Commission? Go ye into all the world...into all your neighborhood at least...and preach the Gospel to every creature.

Rise up O man of God, O woman of God, and be the man, and woman, God wants you to be. The Lord has promised: Psalm 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

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