THE WORD SIROCCO
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Theme: One Saint, One Soul
Topic: Compel them to come in
“And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
The gospel is no respecter of social status or class. From the parable Jesus gave, it is obvious that people will not readily walk into a banquet prepared for them just because it is prepared. It means our beautiful and holy lifestyle, our nice church buildings, our powerful events and evangelistic efforts will not automatically attract the people to Christ.
People are naturally averse to the Gospel. Therefore, we must compel them to come in. it takes a lot of audacity to compel them in. Jude said we must literally snatch them out of hell (Jude 1:23). That implies a level of aggression.
The kingdom of God has been confronted by violence and it will take a violent posture to compel them to come in (Matthew 11:12). We don’t beg people to come in, we compel them. We present the Gospel as the only way, the only truth and the only source of eternal life (John 14:6). There is no neutral ground. Christians must embark on aggressive soul winning, follow-ups and discipleship.
Pray for the audacity to compel people into Christ and into church.
“The Audacious Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)