15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Jesus gave us (Christians) ONE commandment. That is to go and tell. We for the most part are not doing that. The church is failing not only God but also a lost and dying world. Not only are we not telling them, but those who perchance DO get saved are left to rot in the field. We are NOT discipling them from faith to faith.
You may say, “Ray, why are you being such a snot? Why are you being so hard?” It is because this is the message that God has laid on my heart. I want to see the church healthy again. But right now, we are fat, dumb and happy. We are fat because all most of us do is feed at the trough. But for all the feeding, we have the lowest Bible IQ that I have ever seen, and people are happy with themselves in the state they are in. They are satisfied. WE SHOULD NEVER BE SATISFIED, we should KNOW we have more work to do and more bible to learn. The only thing that should be satisfied with us is our sin debt. And Jesus took care of that.
Do you think that Jesus is happy with us? You should read Revelation 3:7-18, it is talking to US. We are not HOT for Christ and we are not cold and refreshing to the lost. We are luke warm and we make God sick. I didn’t write Revelation, so if you have a problem you should take it up with the Author.
I know that this is short. But we need to do what Jesus commanded us to do, and we are not doing it.
Are you feeding at the trough? Are you telling others about Christ?
I will say one thing, friendship evangelism is NOT WORKING. The problem with it is this, you feel scared when you first meet to tell them about Jesus because they might reject you. Then when they are your friend, the time never seems to be right to tell them about Jesus and besides, they might be offended and reject you. Think about it!
My prayer is this spurs you to OBEYING what Jesus said. It was the LAST THING HE SAID, so it must have been important to him!