Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, October 21, 2016
ONE PERSON – Is all it Takes – Let it be YOU.
Our Wednesday Prayer
meeting begins with a lesson I am privileged to bring.Pastor Allan has asked me to bring
encouraging words about evangelism and sharing with others, Christ Jesus the Savior.
On the negative, we are
reminded that it was ONE person who took it upon herself to have prayer and the
Bible removed from our schools.
On the positive, Jesus
was all alone resting at a well, because his disciples had gone into the city
to purchase food.Along came a woman, and
Jesus requested of her a drink of water.The woman was a Samaritan and knew the Jews did not associate with such
people so she questioned why did He speak to her and request water? Jesus told
her if she only knew who He was; she would ask Him to give her living water so
she would never thirst again.As Jesus
began to tell the woman all about her past life, she ran into the city and
brought back a huge crowd to hear Jesus.One person was all it took and many became believers.
Jonah was a
disobedient prophet and ended up in the whale’s belly, but when he repented and
decided to obey God - - he went to the city of Nineveh all by his self, (Just ONE Person)
and preached against sin and that they should repent.The King and the entire Nation repented and
turned to the true God.
You have probably
said, but I am only one person and can’t do much for the Kingdom.I must remind you that if you are entertaining
doubtful ideas in your mind those thoughts did not come from God.
Understand this: Jesus
has chosen YOU and he has ordained YOU to be his messenger.
Will you say out loud
these two Bible verses and believe that this is Jesus speaking to YOU?
15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ORDAINED you, that you
should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that
whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Matthew 16:19 And
I will give to you the (secret) keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever you
shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on
earth shall be loosed in heaven.
You as a believer have the
authority to Unlock Prison doors; to release the chains that bind others.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
You might face problems as
you pray with people.
1. A person believes they are
going to heaven because they are a good person.Or
they may not be sure they are saved.Our
good works will NOT save us, only Jesus can save us and give us eternal life.Jesus
said, “I am the door and no one may enter in except by me.They should not wait because today is the day
your Bible: Romans 3:23, (All have sinned) - - Romans 6:23, (Sin brings death,
but God gives eternal life) - - Romans 10:9-10 (Believe on Jesus, Confess you
receive Him now.Rev 3:20 (With your
mouth say “Come in to my life Lord Jesus.)
ABC’s of Salvation:Admit you are a sinner, Believe Jesus died
for you in your place.Confess Him as
your Lord and tell him you are surrendering to His will for your life.
2. If a person you are
praying with is struggling with a habit or a spiritual problem:
It is good to ask the person
a question.Do you want to be free?Are you ready to tell Jesus you want to be
free to serve him?Are you ready to put
aside those habits that are keeping you in bondage?Are you ready to RENOUNCE all forms of your
habit (bondage) and say with your mouth –I renounce all habits, and tell them to leave and be gone and do not return?Now there is an empty space, so we need to
ask Jesus to come and fill up the void with the Holy Spirit:
Say this with your
mouth:Jesus I ask you to come into my life
and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I want to serve you all the days of my life.
Encourage the new believer to read their
Bible daily and to attend a Bible believing church faithfully.
3. A Person needs healing.(Unforgiveness often blocks healing)
Is there any unforgiveness in
their life?Encourage them to open up
their heart to God’s Love and forgiveness in their own life.Encourage them to release anyone they are holding
bitterness or resentment against.
Now we come before a Holy God
who sent his Son Jesus to take a whipping on his back to pay for our
Peter 2:24By His stripes we were
healed.Isaiah 53:5But he was wounded
for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of
our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Jesus shed His blood for our
atonement and healing.It is God’s will
for you to be healed.
May God’s will be done on
earth as it is in heaven.No one is sick
Ask the person to place their
hand where they need healing.If it is not
an appropriate area, have them place their hand on their heart or stomach.Lay your hand on their hand - - or anoint
their forehead with oil and pronounce “Be Healed in Jesus Name.”
Remember it only takes ONE
person to begin a snow ball of changes in our city, our families, and in our
Nation. Will you be that One Person?