by Benjamin Munsell on April 3, 2019
Jesus saith unto him, I AM the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. John 14:6-7. Just for a moment, let's step back and look at all the world's religions, including Christianity. You have "a thousand" calls saying, "I'm the One, pick me, I can get you into heaven. I offer no guilt, no shame, and I'll work on your time schedule. Here's a list of my few requirements, and from what I see, we'll make a perfect fit, pick me". Like tele-marketers calling non-stop on the phone, all saying the same thing with just a little twist difference trying to get you to go with them. And Christianity is just another "voice" in the melee. When you tell a friend, "Hey, come to my church, we have a great preacher", again, you're just another voice in the crowd. (End of illustration). Now, here comes the ONE difference from all those religions, and Christianity. ONLY CHRIST CAN FILL THAT HEART'S CRY VOID AND ONLY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN TURN ON THE LIGHT FOR THAT PERSON TO SEE THEIR NEED FOR CHRIST. No man can see another man's heart so we're all in the dark on that one. But the Holy Spirit can, and He ALONE can get that person's attention to their need for Christ. Our Job, as Believers, is to go out and Preach The Word to all creatures, anybody, everybody, and the whomsoevers, knowing that most will Reject The Call, BUT A FEW will come to Christ. NOT because of your preaching or great oratory skills, but because it's ALL a Work of the Holy Spirit and He allowed you to have a part in someone's Salvation. THAT is the Encouraging part, seeing someone come to Christ, seeing their life change, and helping them along The Way. "Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, I can help". NEVER take it personally when someone rejects your Christ, only a few of the many will Follow Him. That's sad, but be Encouraged, and, Be Blessed.