The Good News
Let’s start the conversation and spread this Good News!
Come on with it!
Let’s do what needs to be done.
What are we afraid of? Has not perfect love cast out all fear?
Go ye into all the world…
It takes a great faith to evangelize today.
Galatians 5:6-7 says, “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love? Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?”
A friend of mine challenged me one night when he said, “If Christians really believed, issues like homelessness would be virtually non-existent.” What about other issues like drug abuse and pedophilia? Many issues like these destroy lives. And the people with the answers get together in their clubs once a week on Sunday to “worship.”
Jesus said, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
…the Good News…
Has that hour passed us by? If it has, then seeking the kingdom wouldn’t even be worth it. It’s not too late to tell the Good News. I say that the time still abounds for true worshippers to worship the Father in spirit and truth. But the result of that worship should be a changed world. This is the reason why I question the continuing efficacy of modern Christianity.
And, it’s okay to question when the only change that seems to be shown suggests that Christianity in it’s present form doesn’t work.
David said it well when he said, “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
…to every creature.
These two verses come at the end of Psalm 27 which starts out with a beautiful declaration. Here’s the Good News. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.”
I declare this same confidence, revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, still holds the same authority as ever. This Good News waits to be utilized in this world to heal, save, and deliver.
Just because arrogance spreads the notion of a perceived world in which there is nothing more wonderful than us does not mean that we have to capitulate to that particular fantasy. Even though God loves us, we don’t sit on a level playing field with Him. Hard hearts abound, but the love that the Father bestowed on us is strong enough to soften the hardest heart.