Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Silent Christian Speaks

But who am I? 


Last time we talked about being Silent, and then this fact that by doing so, we allow Evil to come in and take over. However, we also talked about this.God did not tell Noah to change the World. He told him, build a Boat. God did not tell Moses to change the World, He told him to bring His people out. Jesus did not tell His Disciples to change the World, He said whosoever accepted them were blessed, and whosoever did not was cursed. He simple said, go forth and Preach the Word. Jesus told us this..
"And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city." {Luke 10:8-12}
The sad truth is this, as a Child of God, you have an Obligation to share the Truth. Not all will accept it. Some will hate you for it. But this does not change what you should do. You do what you should do, God will do what He does. The people you share the Truth with, will hear or not. Will accept or not. Will be Saved or not. But it is the POWER of the Spirit. The POWER of the Truth. The POWER of God, that YOU possess. You are Obligated to be a Sower of the Seed.

OK OK. So some of you think like this. you think to yourselves, great. Aunty M., Bill at work, Grandma Moses, Friend Joe, whomever, told me about this Salvation stuff, so as long as I tell one other person, then my job is done. But then again, how just one person can effectively change the World.. Again, His concern for us, as His Children, is that WE are the Salt, Light, and the symbol of a better way in the Earth. We are Sowers of the Seed, Tellers of Truth, and Ambassadors of Heaven. We must NEVER remain Silent. We are given TO give to others.
"And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear." {Mark 4:21-23}
Jesus Himself is the one that said we are Sowers..
"Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
Now Jesus is attempting to encourage His Disciples and explain why some will never hear the Truth, some will hear the Truth, and reject it. But even his Disciples didn't get what he was saying. So they had to ask Him....
"And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

The sower soweth the word.

And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred."
{Mark 10}
WE are not responsible for other people's Acceptance or Rejection of the Word. We are simply Obligated to Share it. "So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase." {1 Corinthians 3:7} You just need to plant the Seed.

See, until you change a Person's Heart, you will NEVER change their World. You will never change their Circumstance. As for this World? There is something else you need to not only understand, but fully accept. It is what it is. It has a beginning. We are living somewhere in the middle. There is coming a time when it will have an end. It is already Written. It is already done.

So if I just tell one person, after all it was one person that told me, I'm good, Right? Well, let's start there. But then again, what good can one person really do??

Well, in 1934, Dr. Mordecai Ham in Charlotte, N.C., had a Tent Revival. Two boys attended. One was Grady Wilson. No, not the one from Sanford and Son. But this Grady Wilson and his friend decided to "crash the Party" So they went in. Now Grady dedicated his life to Christ the first night, but his friend was not so sure. You see, his hero was Babe Ruth. He has even said that as far as he was concerned, nobody ever attended these Revivals like ours except a lot of old, Effeminate Men and Crazy Women and Children.

The first night, Grady's friend said “I am through,” but he remembers that he was miserable all night and all the next day and admits, “I couldn’t get there soon enough the next night!” He stayed there for two months. OH his name? Billy Graham.

You know the rest of the story. One of the Largest Ministries in History. Over 70 years of founded Ministry. Millions of people Saved and Touched by God. All because a man named Dr. Mordecai Ham in Charlotte, N.C., had a Tent Revival in 1934. All because a man named Mordecai Ham was Faithful and Obedient, and Sowed the Seed into Billy Graham. Oh, and all because someone else Sowed the Seed in Mordecai Ham.

Did the person that shared the Truth with Dr. Ham KNOW what would happen? Did Dr. Ham, know at the time, that the smart aleck boy in the Choir Section was going to be Billy Graham??

Chances are, you will never see the impact you have here on this Earth. You tell John Doe. Jane Doe. They go and have a Life Changing God Experience. They move away to another country and start a Ministry, or perhaps even change that Country. They will meet people you never will. They will do things that you never will. All you did was planet the Seed. Job well Done. Not let God, well, let God.

However, the last thing you need to do is remain Silent.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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