Archive for the ‘Evangelism’ Category

God Speaks Every Language

October 8, 2010

I walked into a store in South Carolina and noticed that the man behind the counter was from India.  As I payed for my items, I asked him if he was from India.  His eyes lit up and he began to tell me about his country. “I’ve been to your country several times,” I told him.  “In fact I think I have something in your language.” I went to my car and started looking through the materials I had with me. I try to keep Bibles and other christian literature in several different languages. The only thing I could find from India was a language that he would not know very well.  I took the booklet and went back to the counter. I said, “I’m sorry. I thought I had something in your language of Urdu.  All I have with me is this booklet in Hindi.” He looked at it  for a moment and with a broad smile said, “This is not Hindi, this is Urdu!” I walked back to the car rejoicing that the Lord had provided me an opportunity to give this man the Gospel in his own national language. What an encouragement to know that our God knows every language and every tongue. Revelation 5 tells us that there will be people in heaven from every nation and every tribe proclaiming the glory of the Lamb of God. I have had the opportunity to preach the Gospel in 38 different countries around the world. We must reach the nations. But sometimes God brings the nations to our door step.  Let’s be ready to give the Gospel to people at every opportunity the Lord gives us.

His World on My Heart

September 27, 2010

This past week I had the opportunity to share the Gospel with people from three different countries. One was a young man from Macedonia, a young lady from Romania and a student from Jamaica. It was such a joy to put the Word of God into their hands and pray that the Spirit of God will draw them to our Savior.

All of us are familiar with John 3:16, “For God so loved the world…” But verse 17 says, “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” In two verses of Scripture, the word “world” appears four times. God has a world on His heart. He has also put that world on our hearts. Will you partner with our ministry to help us take the Gospel to the world that Jesus died to save? We can’t do it without your help.

Fifteen Years and Counting

August 1, 2010

Today, August 1, marks our fifteenth anniversary for RVM.  August 1, 1995 was my first day as a full-time evangelist. It is hard for me to believe that fifteen years have come and gone. What an amazing ride it has been. When we first started,  I had no idea that the Lord would open the doors for us to preach the Gospel all over the world. In those early days, I was actually wondering where our support was going to come from. But during the years, the Lord has raised up an incredible support team for our mission.  We have been able to partner with preachers, missionaries, churches and other mission organizations to take the Gospel into thirty-nine different countries.  We have been able to share the Gospel with Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists,  and Atheists.  I have preached in churches that have ranged from 20 members to 2000 members. I remember one particular week I preached to 17 people in a small country church and the following week I preached to 1700 people in a large growing community.  In every case, the Lord has been faithful to supply our needs, to open the doors and give us the opportunity to proclaim His love and forgiveness through our Lord Jesus Christ.  I have no idea what the future holds, but I know who holds our future.  I am excited about the possibilities of taking the Word of God into new and unreached areas in the days ahead. May our Lord be greatly glorified and His Gospel proclaimed in the next days of this ministry.

Every Knee Shall Bow

May 18, 2010

I was standing in line at JC Penny’s to make a purchase.  The sales lady recognized me as a preacher and began to talk about the Lord.  Suddenly, a man standing behind me entered the conversation.  Without any introduction or explaination he began to attack the Bible, the Christian faith and followers of the Lord Jesus.  I tried to respond to him several times but he continued his attack without giving me an opportunity.  The sales lady waited on other customers while my new friend filled the air with his doubts and unbelief. Finally, after listening to this man for about 15 minutes, I said, “I need to go in a moment, so why don’t you give me one statement that you want me to take away from this conversation.  Then I will give you a statement that I want you to take with you.” After thinking for a moment he said, “Just live your life according to reality.”  I thanked him for his statement and then said, “Now I have a statement for you.  The Bible says that one day every knee will bow before Jesus Christ and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!  Nice to meet your sir!”   I have thought about that man a number of times since that conversation.  I pray that the Spirit of God will convict his heart of that truth and that he will come to our Savior.  But even if he doesn’t, the truth remains the same.  You can bow now or you can bow later, but make no mistake about it: Every knee shall bow!

The 4th Quarter

May 12, 2010

I had a visit today with a dear pastor friend. (He is barely younger than I am). During our conversation he said, “Do you realize we are in the 4th quarter of our lives. Whatever we do for the Kingdom we better do now!”  His statement reminded me of Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  Regardless of what quarter of life you are in the point is this:  Every day is a gift from God. We only get so many days. We have one day less to serve our Lord than we did yesterday. I want every one of those days to honor my Savior.  The clock is ticking. It’s time to run another play!