Saturday, November 4, 2017

Preach to Those Who Will Reject!

I, the LORD, was ready to answer even those who were not asking and to be found by those who were not searching. To a nation that refused to worship me, I said, "Here I am!"   All day long I have reached out to stubborn and sinful people going their own way.   They keep making me angry by sneering at me, while offering sacrifices to idols in gardens and burning incense to them on bricks.

Isaiah 65: 1 - 3

God has a message, even for those who are not seeking to know Him!  And if you are the one He asks to deliver that message to those who refuse to worship Him, the task may be dangerous indeed!

In this world, common sense tells us that to be successful in “selling” any idea it is wise to go to those who are seeking to know what you have to tell them.  But with the Gospel of Jesus Christ it is often that even those who need the saving Grace of Jesus most, are the ones who want it the least!  

To be very much to the point, you may lose your life in your attempt to bring Jesus to those who need Him!  But the Bible is clear that those who are killed for telling the message of Jesus will indeed be blessed!

So, if you sense the leading of the Holy Spirit to tell the story of Jesus, never ask whether or not those who hear will accept it.  Never consider how dangerous the task may be!  And never run away from the job as did the prophet Jonah.  

Remember that God wants every person who has ever been born to hear the message of Jesus!  So, there are many to tell who will reject Him, and as followers of Jesus we must tell them!

“Lord Jesus, give me the courage today to proclaim Your Good News even to those who will not accept Your love!  Praise Your Holy Name, now and forever.  Amen.”

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