How many people have you shared the good news of your salvation with? Do you want others to be saved? If receiving Christ as your saviour is wonderful, you will want other people to have Him too as their saviour too. Surely, the joy of salvation, you shouldn’t keep to yourself alone. This post encourages you to reach out and win souls for Christ.
And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give – Matthew 10:7-8 (NKJV).
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned – Mark 16:15-16 (NKJV).
Since the time of our Lord Jesus, there has been a network marketing of the gospel of Christ. This is a channel whereby, one hears and receives the gospel and goes ahead to share the gospel with others. And as these people receive the gospel, they too will go ahead to tell others and the network keeps increasing. This is how salvation reached our generation and reached you, and will reach generations after us if Jesus tarries. Therefore, it’s very important that you evangelize, reach out and win souls that multitudes be delivered from condemnation.
Freely You Receive, Freely Give
Praise God, the salvation of our souls is free. So, we can freely share the good news with others that they be saved too. For, it’s not the will of God that any perish, but that all should have eternal life.
Therefore, having been saved, it’s important that you join the army of Jesus to reach out and win souls for Christ. So, let the joy of salvation flow from you to many others. Hence, freely you have received Christ, free lead many others to Him.
It’s Not A Burden
Evangelism is not a burden if you value the souls of the lost and have compassion towards them as God does. Rather, it will be a thing of joy that multitudes get delivered from darkness and have opportunities to return to God. And that you’re found worthy to be part of the vessels used of God to draw souls to the Lord. Therefore, reach out to others as someone reached out to you
Two Important Ways Of Winning Soul
1. Going out to preach the word
This involves you going out to meet the unsaved one on one to preach the gospel of Christ to them. Also, you lead them through the sinner’s prayer and follow them up physically till they’re established in Christ and active for Jesus.
2. Praying for labourers and salvation of souls
This demands that you spend quality time praying for God to send preachers to the unsaved. That is praying for people to go to many or specific places to preach the gospel to the people there. Also, pray that God will open the hearts of the people to receive the word of God and be saved. So, you pray as you’re led by the Holy Spirit.
Now, you’re to do both, but in a situation where you can’t do both always, you can choose the one you can do consistently. For instance, the disciples were consistently praying and ministering the word, while Anna gave herself to fasting and prayer. And the Lord Jesus said which we should pray for God to send labourers to the harvest field.
The Samaritan Woman’s Strategy
The Samaritan woman reached out to her community for Christ. Though she didn’t know or say much, yet she successfully drew people to Jesus. Therefore, her strategy is worth emulating and still very effective. So, here is her strategy:
1. Share your testimony
The Samaritan woman only told them a man told her all things that she ever did. And they believed, knowing that there was something special about this man she talked about. So, you can share your encounter or experience with Christ. Truly, your testimony is a pointer to what can also happen in that person’s life. For God is not a respecter of persons, anyone who believes is a candidate for the Lord’s touch.
2. Direct them to a living church
She invited them to come and see this same man for themselves, which they did and then believed the more in Christ. So, invite your converts or prospective converts to church services, preferably where you are getting your own nourishment. And they will hear what you hear that keeps you waxing strong in the Lord, with proofs to show. Then, they will believe and surrender to Jesus.
Many Christians are afraid to evangelize, reach out and win souls for Christ. This is because they’re afraid of what people may do to them as they’re preaching or afterwards. Unfortunately, this act shows your lack of faith in God and fear of the devil. However, the scriptures say that you should preach God’s word without the fear of men, who can only kill the body. Rather, you should fear the Lord, who will not only kill the body but destroy it with the soul in hell.
Again, no matter how long you live here on earth, you will go someday. So, why be afraid of dying doing the will of God? Besides, Christ promised that He will be with you always, even to the end of the age, as you teach people to do the will of God. Therefore, let go of fear, for fear has torment.
Evangelism is one thing every believing Christian must learn to do. So, having given your life to Christ, you must also go out and bring others into the fold. For there is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost fully resident in the family of God. Therefore, reach out and win souls that they may enjoy the blessings of the house as you do.