IT IS SPIRITUAL BANKRUPTCY NOT TO WIN SOULS.
THE PROOF OF YOUR LOVE FOR GOD IS YOUR READINESS FOR SOUL WINNING
SOUL WINNING IS THE MOST VALUABLE ACT TO GOD AND THE MOST
PROFITABLE TO MAN
Pastor David Ibiyeomie on “Love For God (Soul Winning)” at SMHOS First Service
Give Him a big hand, you may be seated.
Seeking God first in love is the first thing to be done before you get other things added to you. Jesus commanded in Mark 16:15 that all believers should go into the world and preach the gospel. Let me say this to you, Love is a choice.
You can choose to love or not to love. When you make this choice, you are in command of other things that life demands. Loving God is the master key to fulfilment in life.
Jesus told Peter to prove his love for him by feeding his lambs. You preach or sing love, you prove love by showing.
Love is not sending text messages of love. It is proved with the right actions.
Your growth in Christianity is a function of love for His kingdom.
HOW IS SOUL WINNING THE PROVE OF LOVE?
Some will be wondering why soul winning is the proof of love. Check out John 3:16. The first proof of God’s love for us is the giving of his son for you and I to be saved. If you don’t have love for souls, then check your love for God. If you are not a soul winner, you are not a disciple. John 15: 1,2,8,16. If you are employed in a company, do you dictate your job or you are told what to do? Jesus here is speaking as the employer and he is telling you what he wants you to do. John 15:16.
God expects you and I to bear fruit. Soul winning is what makes you a fruit bearing Christian. It is very risky not to win souls as a Christian. You are vulnerable when you are not a soul winner.
God will not defend you if any challenge comes, if you are not winning souls. Luke 3:7-8. If you stay too long without winning souls, you are vulnerable as you are not useful in the sight of God. God does not joke with soul winning.
To serve God through soul winning is a choice. Joshua 24:15. You don’t say oh God help me to do this; you make a choice to win souls. Soul winning is the most profitable of all endeavors in life. When you are winning souls, you are labouring.
Go all out to work for God in soul winning and watch out for what He will do with your life.
HOW IS SOUL WINNING THE MOST VALUABLE THING TO GOD?
Preaching is not the most valuable thing to God. Singing is not the most valuable thing to God. Your offering and coming to church are not the most valuable thing to God. Nothing in this world is as valuable to God as soul winning. Soul winning is the most valuable to God and most profitable to man.
- A soul is the most valuable treasure to God. Matthew 16:26. Nothing can be compared on the world to the worth of a soul. Soul is so important to God that he released His only Son for the redemption of souls. If you don’t value what God values, your life will be devalued.
- God pays every soul winner..Every soul winner is on God’s payroll.You know God does not owe like companies do here. John 4:36. God will only pay those who win souls. You are on God’s payroll only when you win souls not by coming to church. When God pays you, man can’t pay you because he pays you beyond monetary values. If you want God to pay you, win souls.
Have a reward consciousness which will make you to be consistent and steadfast. 1 Corinthians 15:58. When God employs you, He will definitely reward you. In Christianity now as I have noticed, people are no longer concerned and interested in anything of God but their personal gains. If you don’t win souls, you are not qualified for rewards. It is spiritual bankruptcy not to win souls.
Soul winning turns ordinary men to extraordinary men. God makes you a showpiece on earth. Please be a soul winners. Soul winning is the most empowering and enriching adventure in life.
Love is not in words but in deeds. Start winning souls! 1 John 3:18.