Show Them Love, Lead Them Home
On Saturday, August 20, 2011, I was in prayer and Bible study when I heard the Lord speaking to me. He had a message for the church and He gave it to me. In this blog, I’m passing it along to those of you who read this blog.
“Tell My people that I have always tempered My message of judgment with My message of love and forgiveness. Tell the Church that they too must always temper their messages with My love. Remind them that it is not My will that any should perish, but all should live. Tell My Church that the message should not be so forceful in My coming wrath and judgment; the message should be that I stand ready to forgive them, save them and love them.
Tell My Church to place more emphasis on love, forgiveness and the salvation offered to everyone who will accept My Son as their Savior. I don’t want a single soul to be lost and as My Son commanded: ‘love the Lord your God will all your heart, mind, soul, body and strength; and your neighbor as yourself.”
Love them and lead them to Christ before it’s too late. Love them as I have loved you and show them the way to forgiveness and to the peace that passes all understanding. Show forth the love of Christ until He comes.”
After the Lord gave me this message, I began to think about the many people I’ve read blogs from and the many speakers I’ve heard over the past few months. One of the things that stood out to me was the very thing the Lord was speaking of here. I hear so much about the wrath of God, about His vengeance to come and about the judgment, but I’m not hearing that message tempered with the love of God toward those who don’t know Him. I hear a strong message about the doom, but very little about His compassionate heart, His willingness to save any and everyone who will ask His forgiveness.
To my brothers and sisters who are active in the ministry, to everyone who is witnessing and trying to point souls to Christ; as you’re sharing about the coming doom and tribulation or about how God is going to pour out His wrath, never forget that this is only half the message. It does little good to tell them that they’re going to hell if you don’t explain to them how to become a Christian. If we don’t tell them about the forgiveness they can receive as a Believer in Christ, we’re doing them a tremendous dis-service. We’ve got to show them and tell them about the love of God that’s reaching out to them; we’ve got to tell them about the sacrifice of Christ to pay the debt they never could.
Folks, we’ve all got to be careful to make sure we give them an opportunity to come to Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We’ve got to go the whole way and do our best to win as many souls as we can to Christ and then help them get started in their new walk of faith.
As always, please know that I love each of you and I look forward to one day meeting you, if not here on Earth then on the streets of Heaven as we give praise and honor to the King of kings and Lord of lords.
A servant of the King,