Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spokesmen for Jesus

John 13:20
Spokesmen for Jesus

     “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.” 

     We have a high calling as servants of God. Jesus says that if men receive your testimony of Christ they are receiving God’s salvation for them. Today I want to address the words, “He who receives whomever I send.” As Christians this clarifies our duty regarding our purpose in life once we have been saved. We need to look closely here because we don’t want to ignore or be unaware of the job that Jesus has for each of us to do while He is away.
     Everyday is a new day. A day where we need to rise and say, “Lord, what is your agenda for me today”? Everyday there are places God wants to send you, people He wants you to talk to, and eternal hope He wants you to share. People all around you are miserable inside. They are looking for something to make them happy and they think they have found it in sinful pleasures, but these things leave them more depressed than they were before. You and I – we carry the way out for them, but we’re either selfish with it or we don’t fully believe in the Lord ourselves, otherwise we would be sharing Him with everyone. It is not good to be embarrassed about the King of Kings and to pretend you don’t know Him. This day – before the cock crows – will you have denied Him three times? Think about this. We deny Him with our silence, we deny Him when we laugh at a crude joke. We deny Him when someone asks us for advice about some sin that they justify as being OK to live with, and we keep silent and say nothing that would cause them to fear God and truly escape from that sin. We compromise our walk with God with the sins we don’t deal with in our lives and because of this we are not able to speak boldly against it.
     The point of this message is that each of us has been sent to do a job and we need to put aside our fears and laziness and take up the work He has for us. Many people who don’t know God yet are depending on us to do our work and rescue them. It is time to seek God earnestly and say, “Lord, what do You want me to be doing? Where are You sending me?” It is time to remember our vows we made to the Lord on the day we were saved. We are to be dead to sin and alive in Christ! We no longer belong to ourselves, but to God. We are His and He is ours!
     Rise up today brothers and sisters! Let us serve our glorious King with enthusiasm and joy! He is the Lord Most High! King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Creator of the earth and all that is in it! The heavens obey His every desire!

     God bless you and fill you with His Living Water this day!

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