The Word of the Lord will never return unto Him void, but is promised to
accomplish that which He pleases. When we witness to others the saving
grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, God's word does reach each person's heart
and the Holy Spirit ministers His word to them even though we may not
realize it. Never get discouraged when telling others that Jesus Saves.
We are called to be witnesses and examples in a dark world so that everyone
may see the Light that God shines through our life. (Isaiah 55:11)
I hope you are blessed by this story that shows how every person is
welcomed by the Lord and received fully without question or condemnation.
COME JUST AS YOU ARE
A shabby, poor little boy in London heard that the great Evangelist Dwight
L. Moody was going to be preaching in the city. This boy wanted to find a
way to go and hear him. So he spent the day walking across London Town
until he found the Church where Moody was scheduled to preach. As he neared
the Church, it was all lit up (singing was already going on), and his
little eyes sparkled over the beauty of the light shining through the
stained glass windows and how it must certainly be like Heaven.
As he climbed the Church steps and put his hand on the door handle to go
inside, somebody reached out and grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and
said "Just where do you think you're going?" "I'm going inside to hear Mr.
moody preach," said the boy. "Not like that you aren't! You're filthy and
too dirty to go in looking like that! Go away, and don't be trying to get
in!" With that, the little boy went back down the steps and thought he'd
go around to the back and find a way in. Failing in doing that, the boy
went back around to the front and sat down on the steps and started crying.
While he was sitting there, a fine carriage pulled up, and a big man with
a top hat got out. The little boy was looking at him through his tears when
the man passed by and said, "What's the trouble, son?"
"I've worked hard to walk across Town today to make it here, because I
wanted to hear Mr. Moody preach. I can't go inside because I'm dirty."
"Put your hand in mine," the man said, "and come go with me." With that,
the boy put his dirty hand in the hand of the big man, and they went in.
They walked down the isle all the way to the front, and after the little
boy had been seated on the very front row, the big man went up to the
Pulpit to preach. It was none other than the man who had won more than
750,000 Souls to Jesus Christ in his lifetime, Dwight L. Moody!
Dwight L. Moody was born in 1836 and went to be with Jesus in 1899 at the
age of 63 years old. His passion for Souls still rings in the heart of this
preacher today, and he has been with the Lord for 104 years. I read his
biography every year, along with that of George Mueller who fed 240,000
children over 60+ years and supported 285 Missionaries around the World.
Lord Jesus help me to be a Soul Winner and live in the shadow of Proverbs
11:30, "The fruit of the righteous is the tree of life, and he that winneth
souls is wise." Psalms 126:5-6, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy,
he that goeth forth and weepeth bearing precious seed (Bible) shall
doubtless come again bringing his sheaves (grains or souls) with him." I am
saved and Lord Jesus I don't want to use You as a "fire insurance policy,"
but I want to win souls. In Jesus name Amen!
Oh, let us bring in the clean, the dirty, the half naked, and the scruffy
that they might all come to know Jesus Christ!
By Ralph E. Davis
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
John 3:16-17 Jesus declares, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but
have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn
the world; but that the world through Him might be saved."
Isaiah 1:18-19 "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they
be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient,
ye shall eat the good of the land."
Romans 10:14-15 "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not
believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach,
except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them
that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"
2 Timothy 4:5-8 "But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the
work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready
to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a
good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth
there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the
righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto
all them also that Love His appearing."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: TRUE LOVE AND PEACE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem177.htm
Today's Selected Testimony: TERRY GABURO'S TESTIMONY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony134.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry