Making soul winning number one priority – Part 1
Being a born again Christian is a function of soul wining. It is a voluntary conscription into the army of soul winners. Every believer is expected to be conscripted into this army of soul winning. This was more revealed in the calling of two brothers, Apostles Peter and Andrew by no other person than our Lord Jesus Christ. They were called to be ministers and preachers of the gospel, whose business should be to win souls for Christ. The calling was with immediate effect and so it is today, we must not delay to preach and save others now that the grace abounds.
1Cor. 9:16 “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”
Soul winning is a necessity to all Christians. If you want the society to be at peace, if you want the presence of God and its accompanying blessings in your community, market place, work place, home, etc, you must preach to win the people to the Prince of Peace and Lord of lords. If you want a change from bad to good government, you must preach to let them know there is no salvation, economic and social order in any other than in Jesus Christ. The Scripture places curse upon whosoever that refuses to preach the good tidings to his neighbour, friends, foes and etc. And this is more reason we must preach in season and out of season to tell the world that Christ is coming soon.
Mark 1:15 “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”There is no more time to waste in winning the world for God. The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is at hand, whatever we can do to save others is now, we must not waste time because after death or rapture there is no more grace for repentance or opportunity to preach again.
Our time to labour and preach is now and the time to free sinners from the bondage of Satan is now. Let us do what we are commissioned to do and make soul winning our priority above all things. I don’t know what you are pursuing or what is occupying your heart, life or vision, but whatever that may be, you must understand that soul winning should be the greatest and the main concern of your Christian responsibility because that is why you are here, and that is why you are called a Christian worker and leader. Everybody should know that this is the time to do this work and win soul, which is why we are converted, and saved so that others may be saved.
1Corinth 9:22 “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”
Here this apostle said that he pledged to do everything to ensure that others were saved. Paul did not do this to please himself, but to ensure that others are saved. And when he did please all men, it was for their profit and advantage, not his own, but to promote their eternal salvation, and not his own temporal interest. Thus, we all should learn from this humble example and not to make soul winning a business to gratify ourselves. If the gospel of salvation offends men, we cannot help it, but if it is a matter of dress code, habits, customs, and forms, we can conform to them, for the purpose of saving their souls.
Paul said he tolerated many things in order to use every possible occasion to save others. So, also every Christian should endure everything that does not offend God in order to save soul. If we know that all shall be saved, we should deny ourselves many things, make soul winning number one priority in all our endeavours so that we may save others from eternal damnation.
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