Let me ask you a question. If you received a, truly, wonderful gift, which was, freely, obtainable by anyone else, wouldn’t you want to share this gift with others; especially with the people who you love and care about? Of course you would!
By the GRACE of Jesus, His disciples have ‘accepted’ the most important, precious, and treasured ‘FREE GIFT’ that will ever be offered in this lifetime; our ‘eternal salvation‘. We are, also, given the opportunity and responsibility to share our testimony and continue the work of Jesus. His work is done through His Holy Spirit, who dwells inside us, and the ‘special gifts’ He provides to us for accomplishing our appointed work.
The Bible teaches us that God places a calling in our heart. While on earth, Jesus was working with and obeying His Father’s promptings; teaching us to do the same. We don’t know who God has called; therefore, we need to plant and water the seeds of Jesus Christ, whenever and wherever the opportunity presents itself. We plant and water; God, Spiritually, grows His children. We, most likely, will not see the ‘fruit of our labor’ on this side of heaven. But, we will stand in glory with those whose lives we have touched when Jesus returns.
Part of being a believer is to witness or testify, to others, about the Lord’s, voluntary, sacrificial death for mankind, and His ‘FREE GIFT’ of eternal life. He died as our substitute on the cross. When sin entered the world, through Adam and Eve, we started to, physically, die because the wages of sin is death.
I, personally, believe, through my biblical studies, that because Adam and Eve chose to obey Satan and disobey God, we, also, lost our Spiritual image of God, and took on the spiritual image of Adam. The spiritual image of Adam is called our ‘natural sin nature’ and, now, every human being is born with this image. But, God, in His infinite love, wisdom, knowledge, and grace, gives us a second chance to grow back into the Spiritual image of Jesus through a lifelong process called ‘sanctification’ (to make holy; set apart for God). As we study our bibles and apply His ‘truths’ to our lives, we are, once again, transformed into the Spiritual image of Jesus, and this transformation will be perfected and completed upon entering the other side of eternity.
No Christian has ever been called to go it alone. Jesus Christ is God and His Holy Spirit lives inside the heart and mind of each one of us who has accepted Him as Lord and Savior of our life. If you get the urge to share Christ with someone, it is His Holy Spirit prompting you to do His work. One of the biggest pull backs in doing His work is the fear of rejection. Remember two things. The rejection is not toward you. It is rejection of Jesus Christ, our loving Creator. How sad is that? And, “I would rather be rejected by man, any day, than be rejected by God for an eternity.”
Has God called you to do His work? Did you act upon His promptings? The most important thing you can do for yourself, in this temporary life, is to secure your eternal destiny by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth. Genesis 5:3 (Many times, the bible explains things out of sequence.)
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:44
The Apostle Paul is speaking to new Corinthian believers who have accepted his teachings about Jesus in the next two verses of Scripture:
knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. 2 Cor 4:14
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 1 Cor 3:6-8
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. John 14:10
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:18-20
With thankfulness to our Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In Jesus’ name,
Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><