How many people have you murdered? Think about it for a minute. You see, I was in church on Wednesday and the topic was “20 Reasons Why You Must Win Souls.” Lately, it has been soul winning season in my church here in Ibadan and we are being encouraged daily to go out and speak to someone about Jesus and then invite the person to church afterwards. The reason for the invitation is simple. You do not just leave people like that after preaching Jesus to them. You take them to church so they can be taught and trained on how to walk the Christ walk.
So, how does all of this talk relate to murder? This is simple. After the sermon, I discovered a particular scripture as I was going through my sermon note that night. Now, I would like to say at this point that we should try to make conscious efforts to reread our sermon notes. Most believers do not do this and in not doing this, we miss out on a whole lot of details that God would have loved for us to know for ourselves.
So, as I was saying before the digression, I came across Ezekiel chapter three verse eighteen to nineteen and it was an experience for me. I got to understand just how easy it was to murder a person. You really do not need a gun or a cutlass. All you have to do to become an official murderer in the sight of God is hold back the message of Christ. Yeah, it is that easy. The not-so-good part is that God is going to make demands about that soul from you. What will you tell Him? What excuse will you give Him? That you were too ashamed of preaching Christ? That you did not want to be laughed at or seen as being a Jesus freak? That you were way too shy to talk to strangers? So, you sat back and watched them die. Really, these excuses will hold no weight in the face of murder charges before the Judge Himself.
Here is what Ezekiel chapter three says:  If I say to the wicked, ‘you are going to die,’ and you don’t sound the alarm warning them that it is a matter of life and death, they will die and it will be your fault. I’ll hold you responsible.  But if you warn the wicked and they keep right on sinning anyway, they’ll most certainly die for their sin, but you won’t die. You’ll have saved your life (MSG version). This is the word of God to you today. Stop murdering people and just preach Christ to them. Let the Holy Spirit do the rest. If they listen, give God all the glory. If they do not listen, give God all the glory all the same because you would have done your part. Come what may, preach Christ by all means.
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
PS: Happy New Month People!! The month of March started on an amazing note! I got a particular amount of money I had been expecting and it felt awesome. I pray that March brings you awesome testimonies in Jesus name!
Oh and by the way, let me use this medium to invite you to Shouts of Grace Centre if you live in Ibadan, Nigeria. It is really an awesome place to be and I kid you not!
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