Does the fact so many don’t know Jesus break your heart? Every morning when I pray, I bring an ever-growing list of names before the Lord. So many of my family and friends do not know Jesus as their Savior. The older I get, the more devastating this becomes. The number of people I know who don’t know Jesus convicts me that I’m not doing enough.
What is it about my life that is not compelling enough for them to want Jesus? I know it is the work of the Holy Spirit to convict a person, and I should not take this all on myself. Yet the command of our Lord to go and tell everyone about Him looms large in my conscience as I feel the weight of my responsibility.
One problem plaguing our Christian walk is it’s so easy to become complacent. The cares of this world choke out the joy and wonder of our salvation (Mark 4:18-19). Instead of continuing to nurture our relationship with Christ, the pleasures and trappings of this world catch our eye and cause us to deviate from our mission. The fact we know Jesus lulls us into a malaise that dulls our urgency to reach those who don’t know Him.
This life is not our own (Galatians 2:19-20). We were bought at a great price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). We have been buried with Christ and raised to life in Him for the purpose of telling everyone the good news of the Gospel of Jesus (Colossians 2:12; Ephesians 2:10). We cannot underestimate the urgency of our mission. Every day without Jesus is a day closer to Hell. This is not a fate to be wished on our worst enemies, so how much less so for those we love?
When you hang out with your unsaved friends or spend time with your family, does it ever occur to you their destiny is an eternity separated from God? Does it break your heart to think of the eternal torment awaiting them? We have got to let the truth penetrate our hearts and so move us that we cannot help but tell everyone about Jesus. Don’t be hesitant to share the truth you know. It is not loving to withhold the key to eternal life in fear of offending someone or embarrassing yourself. Our friends and family are going to Hell because we are not telling them the truth of the gospel.
Our mission is to tell everyone about Jesus in hopes some might be saved. What they think of us is irrelevant. I’d rather risk losing a friend than see that friend go to Hell. Evangelism has fallen out of vogue in the modern church. It’s now more about making people feel comfortable while being careful not to offend them. This is a strategy that is sending millions straight to Hell. Don’t fall for this deceitful strategy put forth by Satan. Read the Scriptures and follow the commands of Jesus. Go into all the world and tell everyone about Christ the King (Matthew 28:19-20). Time is short and getting shorter by the hour. Every day, multitudes are dying suddenly and dying without Christ. Tell everyone about Jesus and perhaps some will escape the eternal fires of Hell.