What Compels Us to
The rich man in hell prayed and pleaded for someone to
go witness to his brothers. "Then he said, I pray thee therefore,
father that thou wouldest send him to my father's house; for I have
five brethren; that he 'may testify unto them, lest they also come
into this place of torment" Lk 16:27,28.
My word this passage compels me to share the gospel with that
waitress, that salesman, that clerk, that casual contact, with every
person for you can be sure someone in hell is pleading for them too.
Wouldn't it be great and wouldn't it transform the world if each of
Christians who name the name of Christ, had that great a burden for
the lost today? WOW
Perhaps the number one excuse or hindrance to witnessing is the fear
of rejection or that someone would be offended. Dear people, 99% of
the time, people respond the same way we approach them. If we are
gracious they will be gracious. If they revile you, "great will be
your reward in heaven," Matt 5:17. If we don't share the gospel with a
tract or testimony or try, God will be offended that we do not obey
Him. We must gently and graciously and kindly get the gospel to
"every" (Mk 16:15) person we have that moment of contact. Just look
for the ones God has ready. If they are not ready just plant the seed
as we are expected to do Matt 13.
When someone is ready and they pray to receive the Lord Jesus you can
say with the Lord Jesus, "I have meat to eat ye know not of" John