It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”
This past Sunday, I spoke about the urgency we should all feel in our Christian walk. When I say urgency, what I mean is a real passion for Christ. Jesus tells us that we do not know the day or hour in which he will return, but tells us that we should not lose our Christian zeal as though we have been abandoned. He has given us each a task and that task is to carry the gospel to all nations (Matthew 24:14, 28:19, Mark 13:10, Luke 24:47).
We are living in a time like no other. If ever there should be a sense of urgency to see others come to Christ, it is now. We must pray for revival: in our church, in our city, in our state, in our nation, and in the whole world. We are not called to be passive Christians, but are called to be filled with passion for the grace given through Christ. The Apostle Paul said, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God” (2 Timothy 1:6, NIV).
I want to share a story that I shared on Sunday.
Peter had a friend, John. Peter was a devoted believer in Christ, but was he a follower?
Peter and John are co-workers and often enjoy sporting events together. Peter did not know much about John’s faith (or lack-off). The sad thing is John didn’t know about Peter’s. As time went on, John and Peter hung out and worked together often, but Peter never asked John about his faith, nor even tried to share, not once!
One day, the Lord returned. As Peter was brought up with Jesus and all of the believers, he saw his co-worker John standing on the earth. As Peter watched, it dawned on him that his friend was not coming with him. All of a sudden a great earthquake shook the earth and a huge pit opened up and swallowed John and all of the other non-believers. Screams of horror could be heard all the way up to the heavens. Everyone, including the angels in heaven, felt the most intense sorrow for what had just taken place.
Peter just realized that he could have helped John come to know the Lord. Peter could have been the instrument that God could have used to place John in heaven with Peter.
Do any of us want to be Peter? This day is coming, and it is coming faster than we realize. There is an urgency to turn your Christian belief into an unstoppable Christian Force!
Let us all fan the flame for Christ. Let us not be passive, but be focused on bringing others to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Do not let an opportunity pass you by. Will you be like Peter in my story above or will you be one who God used to bring others to know Him?
Be blessed in all you do!
Your brother in Christ,
The Well Church Of Lewisville