Rhapsody of Realities 30 July 2020 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy) — Keep Influencing Your World With The Gospel
Topic: Keep Influencing Your World With The Gospel
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:15-16).
Preaching the Gospel isn’t something you choose to do or not to do; it’s your calling; it’s your primary responsibility on earth to win souls.
2 Corinthians 5:18 says God has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. Your commitment to the Lord must reflect in your dedication to soul-winning. Be absolute about this. Paul said, “I’m compelled to preach the Gospel, and doomed if I don’t” (1 Corinthians 9:16). This isn’t about convenience; it’s required of you; it’s a responsibility for which you’ll give account and be rewarded of the Lord when He judges His saints.
1 Corinthians 4:1-2 says, “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” Be faithful in reaching others with the Gospel. The Apostles lived for this cause. Many have suffered severe persecutions and some were killed for preaching the Gospel.
Therefore, even if you were reviled or disdained for preaching Christ, keep at it. Keep influencing and impacting your world positively with the power of God in His Gospel. Be exceedingly passionate about this because the time is short.
Dear Father, I thank you for giving me the opportunity and ability to influence those in my world with the Gospel. Testimonies of salvation abound today, all around the world, as the Gospel is preached and received gladly. Thank you for your blessings and bountiful provisions in my life, and for the boldness and courage you’ve granted me to proclaim the Gospel with power, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Matthew 28:19-20; Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
1 Corinthians 9:16-17; For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed unto me.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 5:1-11 & Psalms 49-51
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Ephesians 4:17-24 & Isaiah 50
Rhapsody of Realities 30th July 2020 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.