Archive for the ‘Evangelistic Invitation’ Category

There has been a coup to overthrow America and its Christian foundations for years.

The first event was 1962, the Supreme Court ruled to take the Bible of out of school. When schools first were started, the Bible was used for teaching young boy and girls how to read.

The second event was 1963, the Supreme court ruled to stop prayer in schools. A basic prayer, was students prayed for other, their teachers and family. Now bullets, and bullies are a common reality.

The third event was 1973, when the Supreme court ruled it was okay to murder the unborn by sadistic methods.

The third event was in 2005, when the Ten Commandments were ruled to be taken off the Court rooms.

Since the first two events, SAT scored plummeted, premarital sex and abortions sky rocketed, murders in schools have increased, sex crimes, and crimes rates went off the charts.

The Satanic fueled coup continues. Pastors, preached the full counsel of God. Don’t hold back. I am accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ, and not man for preaching biblical, theological, Holy Spirit directed, led communicated sermons. America is going to hell on Ward Speed.

Pray for your church, prayerwalk your sanctuary, and grounds. Prepare yourself, the devil will not like it when you preach on sin, salvation and Jesus.

IF you are not currently experiencing and spiritual warfare, then check to see if you are preaching evangelistic messages, and pointing people to Jesus.

The devil does not mind you tickling the ears of people on the way to an eternal hell.

“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” 2 Timothy 4:3

 

Invitations in the Bible were most always public announcements that required a public response. With very few exceptions, God called followers publicly, and He still calls today in a public manner. The prophets of the Old Testament preached publicly and gave public appeals to their listeners that required public responses. Prophets such as Moses, Joshua, Ezra, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Malachi, and others gave public invitations for people to follow God.

The first evangelistic appeal recorded in the Bible is in Genesis 3:9, where God publicly called out to Adam and Eve after they had sinned. He said, “Where are you?”  Mankind sinned and separated from God. Because of disobedience, Adam and Eve had broken their relationship with God Almighty.

As mentioned earlier, the Old Testament has a record of the prophets calling people to repentance and right relationship with God. Noah, while he built the ark, extended an invitation to those who mocked him and his sons. We can estimate that for at least 70 years Noah extended an invitation to repent. The invitation lasted up to the moment “God shut the door” of the ark (Gen. 7:16). God kept giving the people opportunities to repent right up until the time He shut the door of the ark.

In Joshua 24:15 the leader of the nation of Israel, Joshua, offered an invitation to the nation to choose who they would serve. Then he took a stand and informed the people that he and his family would serve the Lord. This appeal was one of many offered to the nation of Israel.

On Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah appealed to the people to consider: “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him” (1Kings 18:21). Elijah challenged the Israelites, who were worshipping both God Almighty and Baal, were to stop dividing their hearts between the two.

This short excerpt is from the book, “Breaking the Evangelism Code” chapter twelve entitled “Giving An Evangelistic Invitation: Inviting Someone To Trust In Jesus As Lord And Savior.  (available on amazon.com)

Some have argued against the pubic invitation by saying, “I am not the Holy Spirit.” I agree there is only one Holy Spirit, but the Holy Spirit uses the believer to give the invitation. When a person is born again, the individual receives the Spirit as God’s guarantee of salvation and His power. Author Roger Carswell refers to the Holy Spirit as the Evangelist.[1] Every Christian can evangelize in the power of the Holy Spirit. He is the one who gives the invitation, as Dr. Tom Johnston professor of evangelism said, “Using our vocal cords to communicate the gospel and persuade men and women to trust in Jesus.[2]

This short excerpt is from the book, “Breaking the Evangelism Code” chapter twelve entitled “Giving An Evangelistic Invitation: Inviting Someone To Trust In Jesus As Lord And Savior.  (available on amazon.com)

[1] Roger Carswell, And Some Evangelist. Christian Focus Publications, 2000

[2] Dr. Tom Johnston is a professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, Missouri.