Why are we scared of telling people about Jesus and salvation? Why do we suddenly act shy and tongue-tied when a non-believer sets the stage perfectly for a gospel conversation?
Is it because we think we must quote chapter and verse of how to be saved? Is it because we fear rejection and embarrassment?
While each of these excuses can easily be refuted, the problem still remains: For some reason Christians ignore (myself included) those “divine appointments” that should be easy for believers.
Yes, your life is also a testimony, but let’s get real: We do not tell people about Jesus and his shed blood even though we have the most powerful tool required.
“What tool is that?” you ask.
Is it my Bible?
Is it my life?
Is it the “Roman Road” verses you learned long ago?
No, no, and no . . . it’s way easier that.
Yep, it’s your own redemption story. Doesn’t matter if you were five years old or fifty when you surrendered your life to Jesus, your story is powerful, and telling it will point non-believers directly to the cross.
Here’s how the writer of “Unambiguous Vision” puts it:
The most powerful plea before God, the devil, and the world is the blood of Jesus Christ.
We overcome the devil and his works when we testify to what Jesus’ blood has accomplished. We become like those believers who are already in heaven, having followed God faithfully all the way: “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death” (Revelation 12:11).
Jesus’ triumph over the powers of darkness is reinforced whenever we agree with and declare the benefits of his precious shed blood.
Even when you proclaim it within the privacy of your prayer closet, the enemy is blinded by the glory of heaven!
We call out for God’s mercy knowing that because of his blood, “mercy triumphs over judgment” (James 2:13). When we pray like this, our prayers strike the mark without fail.
So we overcome Satan when we testify personally about what the Word of God says the blood of Christ does and has done for us. Therefore, “let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the adversary” (Psalm 107:2).
Yes, there’s power in the blood of Jesus! Praise the Lamb of God for what Jesus has done on the cross! The blood of Christ avails for you and for me!
Let’s each declare with thanksgiving what the blood of the Lamb has accomplished for each of us!
Redeemed folks, let’s not shy away from the simplest, most life-changing act we can possibly do for someone: Tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.
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