Christian but not an Evangelist?

I often hear this notion, “I am a Christian but not an evangelist for I have not the gift of utterance.” If that’s the case how then can we uphold the words of Jesus when he said, Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nation? (Matt 28:19)
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you? (Matt. 28:20)
Is eloquence necessary?

Hmmm, let’s find out.

I remember when Moses was asked to go and tell the Pharaoh to let the nation of Israel go in the book of Exodus chapter 4.

He threw all the reasons he had in mind, full of what-ifs, yet God made provisions.
And then, he reasoned once more for being slurred in speech.
The LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?”
“Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.”
Such encouraging words from the Lord also in Matt. 28:20?
“And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Even in Matt. 10:19,20.
Whenever the Apostles are tried in courts.
“But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.”
In the end, Moses’ intention was revealed, He said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses. (Read Exodus 4:1-14)

Okay, wait for a second, perhaps you will accuse me of being careless, as if I’m telling you, “Go whenever you like and come unprepared, and let the Holy Spirit do its work.”
I’m not saying that at all!
You have to exert effort to fully grasp, herald the truth accurately and be effective as you can be. (2 Tim 2:15) (Never forget to ask the Lord for guidance)

Do you think Moses and the Apostles have no deep knowledge of God?
I don’t think so.
I am laying all these before you, to help you understand. Thus, by the time you realize and have the desire to participate. I highly doubt that the Lord will not grant enablement. Now, am I being extreme? May I ask you, how much time you spend:

  • Browsing on the internet? (FB, IG, Tiktok etc.)
  • Playing games on pc, phone, or console?
  • Watching movies? (Netflix, News, etc.)
  • Work or Business?
  • Getaways or Recreational Activities?

(I am not saying those mentioned above are sinful in itself, but remember anything in excess is not beneficial)

My dear fellow soldier in Christ, it is not that you don’t have the gift or the time or the talent. It is more of you are not making yourself available. It is an issue of the heart.
Evangelizing or Gospel Proclamation should not be overlooked as a one-way conversation but a two-way conservation instead.

How? Because every time you share the truth, explain the truth, you too also hear it over and over and over and over again. Repeatedly hearing that precious truth, deepens your understanding that causes great awe to appreciate it more, cherish it more, embrace it more and never let go. Which in turn, is the person who is renewed in Christ, who formerly mocked, profaned, and blasphemed God. Is now, vigorously preaching the only hope, cure, and remedy for the unbelievers – he knew he was once.
Even though the world ridicules him, reviles against him.
He is not ashamed!
He has now the confidence not on the basis of his goodness or being better than the next man, but by holding to the promise and power of the Gospel for the salvation of everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Gentiles. (Rom. 1:16)
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” ( Rom. 1:17)

The Christian is not indifferent to the things of God anymore but is different from whom he was before. Who was once self-reliant, is now God-dependent.
Who was once an enemy, is now a servant of Christ! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Disclaimer: Evangelizing is not confined to a public square, it can be your friends, loved ones, workmates, strangers even the person who wronged you.

Published by heraldofgracecavite

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV)

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