Summary: The more of Jesus we get in the circle, in our own circle. The more it will become impossible to keep Jesus and what we become exposed to, only in the circle!
The new never wears off!
2nd Corn. 5:17 HCSB.
17. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.
Saw a guy with his new car the other day, or at least it sure seemed new the way he admired it walking away backwards from it almost to the point of stumbling over the curb. You know one thing we like to do, is show off the new. I could relate with the man, he couldn’t stop looking at the shiny black convertible.
I know we’ve all been there and it’s something we like doing. Even years after the item we once had has come and gone we still talk with love and admiration about the relationship we have or had with that vehicle, or that guitar, or that special thing we once had.
Our relationship with Jesus should be the same way!
Telling and leading someone to the option of trading in their old life for the new and improved one God has prepared and has waiting for them to experience. Is one of the most exciting things a person can ever do or be part of the experience!
The salvation experience is undoubtedly, the most important experience one will ever have with the Lord! Because, its in that moment that you know for sure, where you are going to be spending eternity. It’s also in the same moment every other blessing God has for you stems from!!
Why is it, something so important, becomes something so routine in our lives for far to many, in such a short time?
Why is it that most Christians are on fire for God one minute living the life and so easily distracted by just about everything the next?
Our salvation experience is chapter 29 of the book of Acts, just waiting to be written about our journey and our relationship with our Saviour just as the first 28 chapters described the amazing things God accomplished through Paul and the disciples who walked the road of relationship with the quest of the great commission.
Our go into all the world and be witnesses for the Gospel command Jesus left us with, hasn’t changed not even one time! We have and society has. But God has not changed and the assignment of the great commission has not changed either! Paul described things pretty accurately in Acts 28!
Acts 28:26,27 NKJ
26 ‘Go to this people and say:
“Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand;
And seeing you will see, and not perceive;
27 For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
Everybody says they want revival, if we could just get revival we would fill these churches up, if we could just get revival we would change the world! Oh God send us revival the church cries!
TBS in Second Chronicles 7:14 NKJ
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Yes I’m just like you when I hear a word and a promise that makes me think of revival. Wouldn’t that be nice, revival would solve everything!
The problem is TBS “Faith without works is dead” and 2 Chrn. 7:14 is exactly the same thing.
Until you’re willing to draw a circle around yourself and apply this scripture to yourself and experience revival and what it’s talking about, how are you going to contribute for revival to happen in your family, or your church, let alone across the country and world wide?
Because that’s what revival is really all about, each persons undeniable relationship, with Jesus Christ the Savior of the world and the journey that we take with Him, through life!
God never intended our salvation to be, the beginning and end of our getting to know Him, or telling others about and sharing our experiences!
Salvation is just a starting point, in our relationship with Him, an introduction so to speak of. Oft to many times people never make it to the growing period, the continual praying and seeking God’s face (2 Chrn. 7:14) in our walk and never ending relationship!
All we have to do is get others to believe what we believe, how could something so easy be so hard for so many?
So many church?s in every community, practically one on every corner,
So many opportunities to worship the Great creator,