1.15.2013

Jesus Came To Seek...

Jesus came to seek, save, and multiply Himself in others.

"for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19:10

In Matthew 28 verses 18-20, Jesus speaks, "saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen."

Missionaries who were rattled in their souls for those lost in faraway lands in the 1700s:

Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf

John Leonard Dober and David Nitschman: The Moravian Missionaries who Sold themselves into Slavery

These men inspire me to go and labor in God's Kingdom. I sense that the year 2013 is going to be a year that will exceed others in drawing men to Jesus. Their hearts will be ready due to many trials and afflictions. They will be weary and the Gospel will be like medicine, healing their broken hearts and sick bodies. It will also be the key to break out of their inner prison of sin and shame. Get ready for our territory is going to be enlarged!

The world holds many uncertainties, but God has everything working (Yes, He is sovereign!) together for this specific good -- that Jesus would receive in plenty the reward of His sufferings.

Let me speak the truth--we have been shaken up and stirred enough to realize that getting for ourselves isn't the whole enchilada, like some would believe. I'm talking to the church! It's time we put others and the cost of laboring for Him a priority.

Give of yourself, time and treasure, to those in your circle and of course to those abroad. Share with them the Good News! Be a light that is not hidden under a bush, effective, and able to abound unto every good work.

The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Luke 15:4-7 & Matthew 18:12-14
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