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Feb-9-10

Why I Evangelize The Way I Do

posted by PrayerWarrior

I do not feel the need to ever make someone come to the Lord through fear and burning. I could not would not lead someone to the Lord by telling them they are going straight to hell unless they repent and turn to the Lord. My way of evangelizing is simply through the witness of my life. I want people to be jealous and zealous for the Lord. Meaning I want them to come to the Lord because they are so jealous of what is inside me, and have to have that for themselves.

I want people to come to the Lord and want to serve Him zealously,with fire in their veins and in their heart. If one comes to the Lord only out of fear, without the Love of God, then I fear that they will adhere more to the law, than to have the Holy spirit, leading them teaching them, and bringing them along. We who have been Christians for a while, know that to follow the law in all of its form, is to stumble and fall. Then one feels that there is nothing but condemnation, and We know that there is no condemnation for those who love the Lord. Romans 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. See walking after the spirit brings no condemnation,it does not say following the laws,it says following after the Spirit.

If your telling them that they must turn or they will burn in hell, what good is it doing them, or yourself? Some people think this is the only way to bring folks to the Lord, but I can tell you from experience, you bring more flies with honey, than you do with vinegar. I share how God has changed my life. I share how when I am going through tough times the Lord sees me through it. I share with them the blessings that come from walking after the Holy Spirit. I share uplifting verses that bring great peace to a hurting and or sorrowful heart.

Romans 11:14 if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them. Now Paul was talking to the gentiles about the Jews in this particular verse, but I feel we can use it too, to provoke people to jealousy, to want what we have. Which is peace and joy even in the midst of our hardest most trying times. Our witness should be always present no matter our circumstances. We should be praising God in the midst of our sorrow and tests and trials. Letting the world know that strength comes to us, through our sovereign, reining Lord. That His love is never ending, and even better for those who love Him back. God loves each and every person on this earth. He does not want us tearing people apart, and pointing out all of their wrong doings. No He wants to woo them and pursue them and show them His everlasting love.

Not long ago, during some of the hardest times I have had in my married life,the Lord had me speak to a friend who was broken and hurting to the very depths of her soul. During the times that she and I spoke, not once did the Lord give me one single condemning verse to share with her. He gave me every verse that would build her up, and strengthen her, and show her God’s absolute love for her. I am so happy to say that the Lord used me to bring this friend to him. God said Tammy I want her, the very first time we spoke, after about 25 years of not seeing one another. Then He gave me every word to speak into her life,to show her that yes God is there waiting for you to give it all to Him. Give Him your hurt your pain and sorrow. Show your loved ones, your friends,coworkers God’s love, not His wrath. The truth is God does not want to share His wrath with anyone other than satan.

I praise God for showing me that the world is full of hurting broken people and that He wants to turn broken into beautiful. Let us all bring the hurting aching, sorrow filled people to the Lord, with love and encouragement. No matter how tempting it may sometimes be to say to someone who has hurt us, oh your going to hell you rotten so and so. No instead shock and amaze those who hurt you, with love and understanding, compassion and a smile. Share with them the love of God. Understand that this is a hurting soul who is lashing out at you. If you cannot speak to them, then turn and walk away and pray for them.

Peter says do not pay back evil with evil. In 1st Peter 3:9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it. I don’t know about any of you but I know this, I want, nope, I need to be blessed, I need more to be a blessing to people, but most especially to my precious Lord. It does not say in John 3:16 to hell with you if you don’t believe, it says for God so loved the world (see that loved the world) that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life. Let’s bring everyone we can to the Lord with great Love for that is what He is, Love.
Thanks for reading at my site, I love you all and thank the good Lord for you.
Tammy


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