Acts 13:46,48 : Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles
48:And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Beloved, in our preaching of the Gospel as believers, our prime mandate is to target the soul of the sinner/listener. When you are able to win the soul for Christ, then you are not only a preacher but also a soul winner, because not all preachers are soul winners. When we talk about the soul of a man it comprises of
a . His Mind/Heart The way he thinks
b . His will the way he chooses to live his own life
c . His Emotions how he feels like doing certain things that makes him happy.
The ability to change the way a person thinks, his feelings and how he chooses to live his own life in this generation, that everybody is right in his own sight and has his own reason for doing what you think is wrong, can never be achieved by our own effort or wisdom.
It takes only the power of God from above (Holy Spirit) to achieve change in someones life. It was the breath of God that made a man a living soul.(Gen 2:7) For proper maintenance and repair of an artifact, the best person to consult is the original Manufacturer. Until we wait and receive our messages from God , (His breath) it will have no or little impact in the soul of the sinner/listener
Jesus in his ministry was able to accomplish much because his information was directly from the father. "The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work." And he said if we believe in him, we will do greater works .
The Early Church also focused on this principle: Without you we can do nothing, so when they preached the Gospel, the sinner wouldn't have any option than to give their lives to Christ.(Act 2: 37, Act 13:48):Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Child of God , the world is too busy to give in to a mere Sermon without power ( Social Gospel )
Our father in heaven is ever ready to supply us with soul food, to feed the hungry and sinful world, if only we will Stay connected to him .
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How to Receive Spiritual food From Above
- Spend time to study the word of God.
2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth
- Seek the face of God (Fasting)
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint
- Set aside some quality time for prayer on daily bases.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
You can only give what you have, if you can't wait and receive fresh word from the father, you will have nothing to give. Remember, Creation await the manifestation's of the sons of God. The time is up that the world must chase us for the breath of God which gives life
Where are the Peters and Pauls of our time ? Who will not only preach and that is all,but with power and 5000 souls be won for Christ, The oil of God is ready, if the vessels will avail themselves we will see a new revival as the people of God.
Brethren, let us stay Connected to Jesus Christ of Nazareth .