“Dear Jesus, forgive me all my sins I’ve ever done. Thank you.” Maybe not the most theologically correct prayers of repentance ever prayed but most definitely one of the sweetest and purest of prayers I have had the privilege of hearing, and it came from a little 7 year old boy with tears streaming down his face. He knew he was a sinner and Jesus could save him. In time he would grow into the rest of the story of salvation as his child-like faith grew in the One who has power to save. What more is there?
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” This is the story we preach.
For a time we have been given the greatest privilege a person can have. God has entrusted us with the gospel of eternity.
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Rev. 14:6-7
Preach it. Live it. Judgment is coming. We have the message of salvation that delivers all who believe Jesus is the Son of God, born of a virgin, lives fully God and fully man as He walked this earth, died to take the wrath of God on Himself for us, was buried and rose again, to live and reign forever. He is our Savior, Redeemer, and soon coming King. Hallelujah! Believe it and live eternally. Reject it and receive God’s wrath eternally.
And to the saved from the wrath of God, find where God is working and join him. “Say not ye, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” John 4:35. There is a marriage supper coming, but supper isn’t, yet. He is still working in the fields and that is where we should be.
Praying as God has given us the gospel to preach and teach, we find ourselves about the Father’s business of planting and watering, and thanking Him for the increase.