Devotional
INDUCE

INDUCE

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. 

Mark 16:15

These were the final words of Jesus to His Apostles before His ascension.  Such a great commission, that we should be entrusted with the salvation of the nations through the gospel.

2 Corinthians 5:18, ” Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, “

We have the ministry of reconciliation; this is the purpose of every believer; everyone who has been reconciled to God through Christ as in the same wise received the ministry of reconciliation. It’s expedient that believers have this consciousness in them, that they were saved not to add to the number of people going to heaven but to add to the number of taking more men to heaven. We are “Ambassadors of Christ” as 2 Corinthians 5:20 emphasizes. 

We must seek to influence cultures, conversations, conducts and conventions with the Gospel of Christ. While we may say “people will see my life and be changed” we must also ensure we preach the Gospel! The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation, we have to preach it!

There’s nothing wrong with living a life that compels people to imitate you, but after they have seen your lifestyle and they have been induced like a magnet draws metallic objects, then you must share the gospel with them and lead them to Jesus. For all you care, without you sharing your faith, people may just think you’re one nice guy and oh there are many nice guys in the world, which one are you? You’ve got to let your world know; that you’re the guy or lady who has believed in Jesus to make you righteous and that they (your world too can be like you). In fact, your fan base is an index of the followership that’s supposed to be recorded for you as a believer. With the number of people that like you, you should have more people that you’ve shown Jesus to.

You are beautiful, you can talk well, people compliment your skill or talent, you are brilliant and much more. You need to recognize that these are avenues to draw men towards you and you can use this to share the Gospel. You can use this to stabilize people in a church like ours and perhaps any other, where they get to grow in the knowledge of Jesus and who they are in Him.

We are Ambassadors of Christ, and we ought to represent Him to our world. 

FURTHER READING: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Matthew 28:18-20.

CONFESSION: I RECOGNIZE ALL MY SKILLS, TALENTS, GIFT AND PLATFORMS ARE AVENUES TO REACH MY WORLD WITH THE GOSPEL, I’M EVANGELICAL AND I INFLUENCE CULTURE WITH THE GOSPEL.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING