This is the primary mandate of believers. To shine therefore, we should make soul-winning a continuous practice till Jesus comes in power and glory. Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
Generally, the United States of America (USA) is known as; God’s own Country. However, an article published in The Guardian, (Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012) on: ‘Evangelical America is fast declining’’ painted a picture of what Pastor John S. Dickerson, described as “The Great Evangelical Recession.”
Many years back, our General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, in his quest for global evangelism, established the Fishers of Men Club (FMC) and about 18 years ago, he ignited an evangelical revolution through what was known as; Mandate 50 Million Souls. If all the needful had been done then, greater heights would have been achieved.
However, God is presenting another opportunity to us on, February 23rd, 2019, when hopefully, “one million souls’’ shall be won for Christ in one day, to Mark the 77th birthday of our leader, under the theme “Turn Around.” The question is how ready are WE to achieve this for God?
Few weeks ago, Pastor Adeboye admonished us to ‘’hurry up and “go out for evangelism.” There is no choice in this matter. As he rightly warned, WE must not only consent but more importantly submit to this divinely-inspired directive. WE must not be left in the valley, WE must climb with our leader. It is the surest way to go higher this year.
Soul-winning presupposes that a battle is inevitable. Souls going to hell must be diverted to Christ. Every satanic agenda to push millions to hell must be cancelled in Jesus name. Victims of Satanic Colonies must be saved. WE must rescue the perishing. WE must revive Operation JIM (Jesus in the Market) started in 1990.
This is the time for us to WALK and WORK more with our leader in his determination to win millions of souls into God’s Kingdom. After all, if WE make Jesus known the more, God will advertise us the more in Nigeria and internationally.
Let us put on our evangelical aprons, preach the good news, flood every street with banners and handbills and support evangelical efforts with CSR activities. Men, women, youths, and elders, let us fast and pray for souls. Our Commander-in-Chief is reminding us again: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you” (John 15:16).
Fellow co-labourers, the harvest is plenteous, the field is over-ripe and we must WIN ONE MILLION SOULS for Christ on February 23rd. We are unstoppable and indomitable. Our glory must shine and we must live in Dominion henceforth. Arise and let’s move with the commanding song by S. Baring-Gold (1834-1924): Onward, Christian Soldier!
By Femi Ogbontiba