Rodney Howard Browne shares a teaching on Evangelism
Many times we cry out to God to use us. Many times our idea of God using us is much different than the immediate plan of action that God has. We see ourselves traveling the world do mass crusades or in some foreign field as a missionary or maybe even traveling from church to church seeing revival all across America.
While all those are great callings and dreams and God certainly has those plans for many who may read this. But what about now? I mean right now? What are you going to do between now and the time that the “plans” for your life begin to unfold?In all four Gospels and including the first chapter in the Book of Acts, Jesus himself instructs us on what we should be doing. GO! That’s right, GO! Go into all the world and spread the Gospel. You say, “now that is what I am talking about, ALL THE WORLD!” Exciting isn’t it? Yes it is, but ask yourself what and where exactly is “ALL THE WORLD?” If you can’t figure out what I am trying to say, go to your front door and look outside and you will see “ALL THE WORLD.” See while God does have plans and purposes for you that include other cities and states and nations, he also has plans for your own back yard.
Everyday we are surrounded by people who don’t know the Lord Jesus as their personal Lord and savior. You and I have the awesome responsibility and privilege from the Lord Himself to go out into the Highways and Hedges and compel the Lost to come in. God tells us that if we are faithful with the Little things, then He will make rulers over much. How can God trust us with Nations when we haven’t gone into our own cities to spread the Gospel. Remember Soul-winning is a “PASSION” not a “Program”! Never despise what seems to be the days of “small begginings” because preparation days are never wasted daysI remember as a student at the River Bible Institute being challenged way beyond anything I have ever experienced in the area of witnessing.
I had the hardest time going on the streets and meeting people face to face and presenting the reality of eternity to them. But the passion that Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne has for the lost and reaching America for Jesus has changed my life. I was a part of seeing over 100 thousand decisions for Christ in only 9 months and all in Florida Alone! It has totally broadened my horizon concerning the “call of God” on my life. I am a soul winner no matter what field I am in, whether it be my home or another country!I am so thankful for the River at Tampa Bay Church and for Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne for staying true to Jesus’ ultimate plan– To seek and to save that which is Lost!