The Amazing Possibilities in Soul Winning
Soul winning is the most dynamic force a Christian can experience! Let’s be honest, sometimes we go to church looking to be excited or stirred from the song-singing and/or the preaching. We also like to hear testimonies of how God is working in people’s lives. We are looking to feel that power. Soul winning is where the dynamite of the Gospel is exposed to those closest. How close have you been? Have you had the spiritual explosion of leading someone to the Lord? Even in the so-called non-eventful conversions (where the person ‘just’ gets saved and nothing else happens) there is still a charge that goes thru you. I had the pleasure to lead someone to the Lord, and it was uneventful. He made a profession of salvation and was thankful, but he hasn’t come to church, gotten baptized, or joined the church. But there was still an excitement in leading him to Christ. I can’t imagine what it would be like being around Jonah or Paul or even in modern days, John Wesley, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon, Dwight Moody, Billy Sunday or many other greats of the faith.
There are many amazing things that happen in getting us to soul winning. Let’s look at just 6 amazing things God does in the process of preparing us for soul winning.
1. NO MATTER HOW UNWORTHY OR HOW DEEP IN SIN, GOD CAN CALL YOU. Satan fools us in thinking God does not want or need us in soul winning. And sometimes we are so far in sin, we don’t care about leading the lost to Christ! BUT GOD…
2. GOD CAN SUBDUE ALL OUR FOOLISH REBELLION AND OPPOSTION TO DO HIS WILL (soul winning) Jonah ran from God, hated the people God sent him to, and then wished God didn’t save them! Yet God used him to see a whole city saved! AMAZING!
3. GOD CAN HELP HIM TO A PLACE OF CONFESSION AND RECONSENCRATION REACHED BY ONLY A FEW PERSONS IN ALL HISTORY! Do you long to reach that place? God is longing to revive you.
4. GOD CAN USE THAT CONFESSON AND RECONSENCRATION TO SAVE ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU. While Jonah’s mission was Nineveh, by being totally consecrated to God, others, (the sailors), got saved by his life. Maybe God wants you to go to a particular place, people group, or city, and yet while you go, He will save your lost family members!
5. GOD CAN MIRACULOUSLY PRESERVE AND DELIVER YOU TO YOUR APPOINTED WORK. I don’t think any of us have had to be in a whale’s belly for 3 days so God can bring you to your assignment of his Will.
6. THEN, GOD CAN USE YOU TO TURN A WHOLE CITY TO REPENTANCE. Boom! The Gospel explosion goes off! Will you be there? Q: Did Jonah do it? A: NO! God did it, he just did what God wanted him to do. Same applies to you.
Let’s get in on the Amazing work of Soul winning! It’s a blast!