TOPIC: GOD’S SALVATION ANNOUNCED
Bible Text: Isaiah 52:1-10
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who brings good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” Isaiah 52:7, NIV
At an open-air meeting in Liverpool, a skeptic gave a strong address against Christianity to a large audience and at the close he said, ‘If any man have a single word in favour of Jesus Christ, let him come out and say it.’ Not a man moved. The silence became oppressive.
Then two young girls arose, walked hand in hand, as if moved by the Holy Spirit, up to the speaker and said, ‘We can’t speak, but we will sing for Christ’. They sang “Stand up, Stand up for Jesus” with power and by the time they finished, all were deeply moved, some were sobbing. The crowd quietly moved away and the skeptic was disgraced.
The good news here refers to the promise of God to return His people to Jerusalem after their Babylonian exile. The proclamation was meant to evoke joy and gladness after years of degradation, starvation, suffering and mourning. Messengers were commissioned to announce the message of peace, salvation and God’s reign.
Every Christian should stand up and announce the Good News that Jesus came to save all creatures. Are you announcing Jesus in your own way? Make sure you seize every opportunity to announce Jesus anywhere you find yourself.
Without proclaiming the Good News, sinners cannot be saved.
LORD, make my feet and mouth beautiful to take the Good News to non-Christians.
RBT Passage: Isaiah 44-46