(Mark 5:19) But Jesus said, "No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful He has been." (NLT)
Imagine that you are watching people talk along a path about a quarter of a mile up river from the Niagara Falls. Floating down the river are some rafts headed toward the water falls where the water falls 167 feet on the rocks. The people on the rafts seem unaware of the danger. The people on the shore know what lies ahead, but most do little to warn them.
Some say nothing, some yell at them and keep on walking, but two people on the shore start running along the shore yelling and waving their arms trying to warn them.
In this illustration the people on the raft represent unbelievers and the people on the shore represent believers. Unfortunately most believers are like those that don’t say much to warn people.
We need to be more like the two running along the shore. Think about this. Have you ever seen athletes celebrating after winning a championship? Everyone on the team celebrates, but the athletes that played in the game celebrate more because they were more involved in the victory.
Similarly, everyone in heaven will celebrate, but I think those who share the gospel will have more to celebrate about, and more to celebrate with, because they were more involved in the victory. The cool thing is that we can all share the gospel.
We don’t have to wait for the coach to send us into the game. Jesus has already told us to go into all the world and share the gospel. There’s not as much honor in a clean uniform after a hard fought game. Don’t go to heaven with clean armor. Get out there and share the gospel.
In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven't strayed away! (Luke 15:7) NLT
This month's theme is “The Importance of Sharing the Lord's Gospel.” As a body of Christ we are committed to fulling the Lord’s commandment.
Come and join us at COGOP Riverside CA as we love to share the gospel of our Lord, Jesus. We know who wins and we want to be on the winning team.
Pastor Jose M. Orona
Posted on Mon, June 5, 2017
by Marty Arias filed under