When we are involved in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, it can sometimes be discouraging. During difficult times, we must arm ourselves with the promises of God.
Here are six tremendous truths in evangelism from the Word of God that have been a special blessing to me.
1. God desires the salvation of all men:
If your desire is the salvation of all men in general or a person in particular, know that this is also the heart of God.
2 Pet 3:9, “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”
2. God is always present:
You are not alone when you are seeking to share the gospel with someone else. God is with you. And in fact, as in this next verse, Christ is with you!
Matt 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make [win] disciples of all nations ... and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
3. God’s Word is always effective:
If we sometimes feel that our sharing is to no avail, God reminds us of the efficacy of His Word—it is always effective to accomplish His will!
Isa 55:11, “So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”
4. The harvest is always white:
Even before we have begun our labor, God has been at work preparing the harvest. Jesus said that the harvest is “already white” for harvest!
John 4:35, 38 (NKJ), “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! … I sent you to reap for that which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”
5. There is always a need for workers:
If you have a burden to win souls, know that this is the Holy Spirit prompting you into this necessary work. Jesus was very clear sharing a timeless truth that the laborers are few!
Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”
6. Victory is sure:
When Christ leads you in evangelism, He always leads you into His victory. Don’t be discouraged. Stay the course.
2 Cor 2:14, “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”
So next time you are tempted to be discouraged after seeking to share the gospel with someone, remember these six tremendous truths—tender promises from the Word of God!
For further notes on this topic, please see: http://www.evangelismunlimited.com/documents/evangelizology/evangelizology-2014-chapter-04.pdf