Topic: Mark Of A True Disciple (III)
Isaiah 52:7 – How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Witnessing is a fundamental mark of discipleship. A true disciple of Christ must be willing to witness for Him as He has commanded. In Luke 10:23-24, the Bible says, “And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.”
A witness tells others all that he has seen and heard. This is a great demand placed on us by the Lord. The Holy Spirit does the convicting; we should witness Christ’s love and power. As believers, we must always realise that we were saved to serve. We must take the Great Commission seriously. Soul winning is the heartbeat of God and we cannot afford to neglect it.
Dearly beloved, when last did you evangelise? How many souls have you won for Christ in the last one year? Do you do follow up and see to the discipleship of souls? Many are caught in the web of rat race and distractions of life. If you are a true disciple of Christ, you will take witnessing and soul winning very seriously. There are several effective strategies you can employ in order to witness for Christ.
First, you can lead people to Christ by sharing your story with them. Your conversion story, positive lifestyle change story and so on can be used by the Holy Spirit to convict people and win them for the Master.
Secondly, you can lead people to Christ by sharing the gospel with them. The word of God is spirit and life. It is quick and powerful. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. It has great power to convert a heart of stone to a heart of ﬂesh. In addition, you can lead people to Christ by helping them to deal with problems, obstacles and objections in their lives.
Finally, you can lead people to Christ by mentoring them and helping them to grow in their faith. Beloved, witnessing for Christ is a command, not an advice. Give your all to it. You will receive huge blessings from God.
Discipleship is a lifestyle ﬁlled with relationship. A life of pouring yourself out for others.
Henceforth, you will be an effective witness for Christ and a successful soul winner, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: I have found a friend in Jesus
I have found a friend in Jesus,
He’s every thing to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone
I see All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay,
He tells me every care on Him to roll: He’s the
Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
He all my griefs has ta ken, and all my sorrows borne;
In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tower;
I have all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
From my heart, and now He keeps me by His power.
Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal: He’s the
1. Father, make me a true witness for Christ, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, give me passion for lost souls, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, make me a teacher and doer of Your word, in the name of Jesus.
4. Let the light of God’s word dispel darkness from every area of my life, in the name of Jesus.
5. Powers hindering Christians from becoming disciples of the Lord, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. The grace to run the race of salvation successfully, come upon me, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Spirit, teach me to be an effective soul winner, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
MFM Daily Devotional 21 August 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya