BIBLE READING: 1 CORINTHIANS 9:20-22; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:33; 1 PETER 3:1-2; JAMES 5:19-20
The Fruit of Righteousness is a Tree of Life and he who wins souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30(NKJV).
The Heartbeat of God is soul-winning. The Spiritual Harvest is ready, waiting for all the believers. The Harvest is plenteous and is calling you as a labourer into the field (see Matt. 9:37). Influencing people for Righteousness is wise. Believers should lead people to Christ, to Salvation and lives of Righteousness relying on the Guidance of the Holy Spirit Who convicts men of sin (see John 16:8).
There are certain basic characteristics of soulwinners as agents of reconciliation:
• A Soul-winner displays the highest level of wisdom (see Prov. 11:30).
• A Soul-winner is trained by Christ in a New Calling (see Luke 5:10; Matt. 4:19; Matt.18:15).
• A Soul-winner sacrifices personal rights and privileges (see 1 Cor. 9:19-20, James 5:20).
• A Soul-winner pulls people out of the fire or from the flame of judgement (see Jude 1:23).
In John 4:35-36 Jesus said; Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already ripe for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit for Eternal Life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. In other words, people are hungry for the Gospel hence you should no longer delay. The Harvest is here so go and start winning souls for Christ. Soul-winners receive wages and gather fruit unto Life Eternal.
We should develop zeal for soul winning. Paul’s cry for lost souls should be our cry in these Last Days (see Rom. 9:1-3; Rom.10:1; Rom.11:13-14).These Times we live in should not discourage us from reconciling men to God. Soul-winners should not “be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint not”(Gal. 6:9). The Reward of the Soul Winner is a Radiant Crown (see Dan. 12:3).
The quickest means to get our prayers answered is to be involved in Soul-Winning because when we lead others to Christ, we cause joy in Heaven (see Luke 15:7,10). A decision to lead a soul or two everyday to Christ will surprise you with incredible testimonies.
Father, put in me the burden for the Lost. Let me be part of Your Heartbeat. Lord, make me one of Your labourers for this Plenteous Harvest and give me the grace to be a Disciple and a Disciple-maker in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.