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Loyal
The art of witnessing has become something of a lost art amongst many Christians.
In fact many Christians don't even think it's necessary.

Jesus gave us the great commission...

Matt 28:19; "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Matt 28:20; teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Mark 16:15; And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Mark 16:16; "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
Mark 16:17; "These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues;
Mark 16:18; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

We should be witnessing to everyone. Inviting everyone to come to Jesus.

God is a rewarder.. of those who "seek" Him.

Heb 11:6; And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

God has appointed a time to everyone in every nation that they would seek Him.

Acts 17:26; and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,
Acts 17:27; that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

An often quoted verse is God draws them... but He doesn't just draw some, He draws all men to Him.

John 12:32; "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."
Heb 7:25; Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
Jas 4:8; Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded

This doesn't "just happen". He wants people to go make it happen.
People need faith to come to God, but where does this faith come from?

Rom 10:17; So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

How will they hear?

Rom 10:14; How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
Rom 10:15; How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!"
Rom 10:16; However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?"
 
Loyal
God doesn't want ANYONE to not be saved.

2 Pet 3:9; The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

1 Tim 2:3; This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
1 Tim 2:4; who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Matt 18:14; "So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.

Luke 10:2; And He was saying to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Luke 10:3; "Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
 
Active
I heard some false teachers say we dont need to do any witnessing cos Jesus will come back as a lion. Lol.

Um no.
 
Loyal
I heard some false teachers say we dont need to do any witnessing cos Jesus will come back as a lion. Lol.
Jesus is coming back, with a sword. But if you aren't saved by this time it will be too late.
During the millennial reign I'm not sure if everyone will love Him or not, but it won't matter He will be ruling them with
a rod of iron.

Rev 19:11; And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
Rev 19:12; His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself.
Rev 19:13; He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14; And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.
Rev 19:15; From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
Rev 19:16; And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Psa 2:8; ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
Psa 2:9; ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”

Rev 2:26; He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations;
Rev 2:27; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father;

Rev 12:5; And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
 
Active
Rod of iron isnt anything to do with lions.
Actually a rod is what a shepherd uses for his sheep...rod and staff in psalm 23
 
Loyal
When I was a brand new Christian I thought it was a wonderful thing when the church we attended went out pounding on doors, witnessing to people...That day about eight hundred doors got hammered on...One single person accepted Jesus as Savior. I went out a couple more times with a deacon of that church. He was going to show me how its done....What a waste of time. That was forty three years ago...I've never done it since.
Jesus most effective witness was his life... People were drawn to Him because of His Love...Then Jesus said "
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Live your life so that people see Him in you and they will be drawn to Him... Walk in His love and let His love shine in and through you.

And it works!! You live the Word, walk in Love and they will come to you asking. "I want what you have. How do I get saved too?
 
Active
Door knocking is what Jehovah witnesses do.

Christians are not JWS I learned early on, we not on an election campaign for Jesus.

God has better methods. Think what a life changing thing it is for people to know Jesus..its not something that you can really present to people in three minutes and expect people to convert right there and then.

But having said that you never know that 800 doors you knocked on might have been the seed planted on those peoples lives that later when the time was right someone else watered and it grew.
 
Active
Literally anything is better then nothing. I won't knock someone knocking on doors if they feel lead to do that.

If people don't convert initially, a seed has definitely been sewn.

Even bull horn road side evangelists get my thumbs up :wink:.
 
Active
My friend became a christian when her neighbours knocked on her door and she and her sister were saved on the doorstep so it does happen...

But I also think just do what God directs you to do and leave the rest up to Him.

I think of all the tracts Ive just left places and in letterboxes and I have no idea if anyone read them but that not to mean I would not do it and deem it a waste of time just beause I personally dont witness anyone being saved.

Sometimes you are the messenger and ita great when you can share and see someone transformed. Some mission fields are ripe for harvest and you just need to be there at the right time. I remember one girl several of us witnessed to at a church that had free lunch for students...many internationals encountering Jesus for the first time, having come from countries with few christians. They were so eager to learn about God and read the Bible, and to find out who Jesus is. Her face just lit up when she found out how much God loves her.
 
Loyal
Just living our lives from day to day and moment to moment as we are led by the Holy Spirit, it the best witness we can give. The scripture says:

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Rom 12:1

Of course, the problem for all of is that we all too frequently quench Holy Spirit in us and move on out on our own Help is always there. Why did Paul write:

"Pray without ceasing" I Thess 5:17

"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil 4:4

Why did he say to do them if it was impossible? They are only impossible for the natural man doing his natural things. For the Holy Spirit in us, nothing is impossible. So don't quench the Spirit! Ask God to help you NOT quench the Spirit!

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" Matt 7:7

If we simply take hold of His promises and lean not on our own understanding, we will be among the best witnesses for God that there are.

Give God the glory!
 
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