Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Responsible Watchmen



 


RESPONSIBLE WATCHMEN

Thoughts from the Word of God-
By Pastor Jeff Warix


So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
 Ezekiel 33:7

Yesterday we made the connection between “the watchmen on the wall” with the modern day responsibility of all believers to spread the good news of grace. But just what specific responsibility do we carry in this huge assignment?

For a person to come to Christ, the Holy Spirit uses the Word of God, and convicts them of their sinful condition. He is the one who prepares the heart. However, ours is the role of prayerfully informing our fellow man of their sinful condition and its impending judgment. We then share the essence of the gospel, which we do by using the Word of God [faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word]. Our success in sharing does not depend upon the unsaved to accept it. 

 

So it is essential to understand that our role is not to convict, nor to save. It is to share the news. When we fully comprehend our role, and the role of the Holy Spirit with the Word of God, we are freed to do our specific part: TO BE RESPONSILBE WATCHMEN FOR CHRIST. We must do this with faith in God’s way of saving and prayerfully seek to share this gospel with an encouraging and loving approach. For it is the “goodness of God [which] leadeth thee to repentance”.

Lord give us appointments made by you to share the good news with others. May we do so faithfully and joyfully!

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