MEMORISE: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” – (Matthew 28:19)
READ: Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)
18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;
20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Open Heaven 18th March 2021 Thursday Devotional MESSAGE:
The charge to win souls is not a suggestion, it is a command. In other words, it is not negotiable. Every true believer must carry a burning desire and burden to reach out to the unsaved. If you love Jesus, you will preach His gospel to the lost because He does not desire the death of sinners. He wants every sinner saved (Ezekiel 18:23).
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. – (Matthew 19:29)
From the passage above, we see that God will generously reward everyone who participates in evangelism because they are in partnership with Him. Not everybody can be a full-time evangelist, but in your little corner, you are to win souls, as well as supporting and praying for the full-time evangelists risking their lives to obey God’s mandate of preaching to the unsaved souls, visiting their families and encouraging them financially. The work of missions is dear to God’s heart and ignoring it is ignoring Him.
At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the lord, and it be sin unto thee. – (Deuteronomy 24:15)
God said you should not owe anyone their wages and (1 Corinthians 3:8-9) says those who are involved with missions are His labourers. In other words, the moment you begin evangelising your name enters His payroll and believe me honestly, He will never owe you your wages. What exactly is your wage as an evangelist?
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. – (John 15:16)
The wage of an evangelist is a blank cheque from the richest being in the entire universe. If I were you, I would decide today to make soulwinning my lifestyle.
Pick up your phone and call somebody to tell them about Jesus Christ now and make this a habit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
HYMN 13 – I’VE A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD, HALLELUJAH!
1. I’ve a message from the Lord, Halleluyah!
The message unto you I’ll give,
‘Tis recorded in His word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”
“Look and live” my brother live
Look to Jesus now and live
‘Tis recorded in His word, Hallelujah
It is only that you “look and live.”
2. I’ve a message full of love, Halleluyah!
A message, O my friend, for you
‘Tis a message from above, Hallelujah!
Jesus said it and I know ’tis true.
3. Life is offered unto you, Halleluyah!
Eternal life your soul shall have
If you’ll only look to Him, Hallelujah!
Look to Jesus, who alone can save.
4. I will tell you how I came, Halleluyah!
To Jesus when He made me whole:
‘Twas believing on His name, Hallelujah!
I trusted and He saved my soul.
Open Heaven 18th March 2021 Thursday Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries