Sunday, May 4, 2014

Failing to Reach the Millions

Failing to Reach the Millions

The people that get left behind in the tribulation will be the people that we failed to reach out to in brotherly and sisterly love. They are many people we condemn, judge, abhor and find disgusting. I am so eternally grateful that my heavenly Father does not find me disgusting nor anyone else, but that he loves us ALL unconditionally. Just as he loves us so should we love others for we are to live for Christ. For if God did not love us, there would be no hope in this world, but because he loved us so much he sent his one and only Son, Jesus, to take on the sins of this world. Jesus reached out to the multitudes of sinners, the lost, and the forsaken and gave them hope. Where many of us, condemn and judge, Jesus showed mercy and love. Many of us shut the doors on people because of their past sins because we find them disgusting, creepy, yet we do not know their true hearts or the circumstances of the past we see only what the enemy wants us to see. Only the Lord knows our true hearts and He has changed the hearts of many.

Ezekiel 36:26
Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

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Just like the Lord knew the heart of Paul and Paul changed. Paul began a journey with a heart for the Lord reaching out to millions and sharing the truth. He knew the heart of Peter and Peter changed. He knew the heart of Matthew and Matthew changed. And why did all these mens' hearts change? Because Jesus reached out to them and revealed to them the truth and showed them love, kindness and mercy. The enemy takes delight in stripping others from knowing his love and the truth. We are helping the enemy win when we behave just like him and not like our Lord.

We are ALL children of God. Because of His love, there is hope and there is still time to reach out to the millions who do not know Him personally.

Heavenly Father,
Thank you so much for loving us and for sending us your one and only true Son to die on the cross for all of our sins. As we develop a closer relationship with you Lord, I pray that you will open our eyes and hearts and reveal to us how you want us to share that truth with the millions of people who still don’t know you personally. What you sacrificed for us, there is no greater love. Help us to draw close to you and depend on you at all times and to see others through your eyes. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Ways to reach out to the millions