Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional ; Saturday, 18th May 2019
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
THREE IMPORTANT FACTS FOR A SOUL WINNER ;
…he that winneth souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30).
As Christians, we’re all in the ministry of reconciliation; we’re called to win souls. As soul winners, there’re certain requirements necessary for an effective ministry in leading men to Christ. First is clarity; clarity of the message that you preach. You must understand the message of Christ, first for yourself, because you can’t communicate to someone else something you don’t understand. You can’t bless someone else with something that you haven’t been blessed with. You can only give what you have; and so, a good understanding of the Gospel is imperative.
Secondly, conviction; there has to be an absolute conviction in your spirit about Christ and the salvation that He brought for the whole world. You must become fully persuaded of His message, of His person, and of His mission.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 1:16 expressed a profound note of conviction. He said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth….” His persuasion was absolute: there’s no other way for salvation except Jesus Christ! There’re no options. He also said, “…for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1Corinthians 9:16). You can only make such a statement when you’re fully persuaded; when you know without an iota of doubt that the only way to life and for life is Jesus Christ, who is Himself LIFE.
Thirdly, possession! As a soul winner, you must have full possession of truth. You may be convinced of something, but it’s not enough. That truth must become yours.
The Lord Jesus said in John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” The one who believes is a possessor. You must be in possession of the truth that, as a soul winner, you have eternal life, and that’s what you’re dispensing to others. You’re “living” eternal life now.
Arm yourself with these truths as you go about your soul-winning work, and you’ll be a more effective minister of reconciliation.
Holy Father, thank you for equipping me with this important information on how to be a successful soul winner. I receive your instructions with meekness, and declare that my soul-winning efforts are taken to a new and higher level of glory, success, and productivity, as I put your Word to work, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 8:31-47 & 1 Kings 22
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 11:1-11 & Numbers 21