Tuesday, June 19, 2012

2012 June 19 - Morning Manna

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)
Today's Morsel: Do you ever wonder why Jesus placed so much emphasis on soul winning? Why did He tell His disciples that they wouldn't be fishers of fish in the sea but fishers of men? Why did He tell them, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:8). Why did He tell them to lift up their eyes and look on the harvest field for it was ripe to harvest? Why do many of the Scriptures point to the fact the God will divide the wheat from the chaff? The answer to these questions is that God isn't willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Because God is just, He wants everyone to have an opportunity to be saved. And since He died for all, then all need to know the salvation message. As Paul said, "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame" (1 Corinthians 15:34). You see, witnessing about Jesus is important because Jesus knew that there would come a time when people who did not know what He had done for mankind. He knew that there would be those who denied that He ever existed and would live a life of brokenness and hurts. Therefore, the Holy Ghost made us witnesses to share with others so that none would be without knowing about the love of God. As I counsel with men who are incarcerated, many of them tell me, "I sure wish that I knew what you are now telling me before I came into this place." We need to seek every opportunity to share the Gospel. As Jude said: "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh" (Jude 1:20-23).
Sing: There's a call comes ringing over the restless waves, "Send the light! Send the light!" There are souls to rescue, there are souls to save, "Send the light! Send the light!"
Send the light! The blessed gospel light, let it shine from shore! Send the light! The blessed gospel light let it shine forever more.

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