Pastor Chris Oyakhilome tells us that more than ever before, we need to boldly proclaim the Gospel.
Each one of us is called to manifest the glory of God in soul-winning. With boldness, we’re to take the message of the Gospel to those in our world and the regions beyond.
There’s an unusual grace from God at work in the lives of His children and in the Church today: all roads open, and all barriers crumble because of the power of the Gospel and the Name of Jesus that we proclaim. That’s what’s happening everywhere we go with Rhapsody of Realities.
7 Billion Mandate with Pastor Chris
As Christians, we’ve received the mandate to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth; it’s a high calling. It’s something you’re to do with all boldness, faith, courage, and conviction. You must never be ashamed or apologetic about Christ and the message of the Gospel. Don’t be ashamed of who you are in Him, and don’t let others make you ashamed of what you believe. It’s only the Gospel that can catapult the sinner into salvation and righteousness.
There is a great urgency to reach everybody everywhere with the gospel of Jesus Christ in these last days. In His passionate pursuit of souls, the Lord has taken away every limit, mandating us to reach and disciple 7 billion people with His divine message.
It’s only through the preaching of the Gospel that the righteousness of God can be unveiled and embraced. It’s the only message that, when received, makes sinners sons of God, in a moment of time.
Not every Christian is participating actively in the ministry of reconciliation. It’s not meant to be so. We’re all expected to be active and effective in soul-winning.
As we know, our works aren’t the same; our commitment is at different levels. “If you were to stand before God right now, what would He say about your works in the propagation of the Gospel in these end times,” Pastor Chris asks us.
God’s number one passion is soul-winning; therefore, put everything into it. Be active, very active, in the ministry of reconciliation.
The Man of God reminds us to take this seriously. Every day, to talk to others about Jesus.
There are places you might not be able to get to physically; you can reach them through partnership and sponsorship of the Gospel materials distribution, such as Rhapsody of Realities and ReachOut Campaign.
Soul-winning is war
Through the preaching of the Gospel, we deliver people from Satan’s dominion unto God. It’s warfare. So, you must be prepared. And thank God it’s a war in which we’re victorious. Christians who aren’t prepared easily get discouraged or even knocked out, because they didn’t realize that soul-winning is war.
The Bible says Satan, the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those that don’t believe so their hearts won’t receive the light of the Gospel (2 Corinthians 4:4).
It reveals the spirituality of this warfare. We have an adversary—Satan.
The devil is all out to oppose the Gospel and God’s children. But in prayer, you effectively destroy Satan’s stronghold in men’s hearts and his stratagems and machinations against you and your work as a preacher of righteousness. So, pray always in the spirit for those you’re planning to reach with the Gospel.
3 important facts as a soul-winner
As Christians, we’re all in the ministry of reconciliation; we’re called to win souls. As soul winners, there’re certain requirements necessary for an effective ministry in leading men to Christ.
First is clarity; clarity of the message that you preach. You must understand the message of Christ, first for yourself, because you can’t communicate to someone else something you don’t understand. You can’t bless someone else with something that you haven’t been blessed with. You can only give what you have; so, a good understanding of the Gospel is crucial.
Secondly, conviction; there has to be absolute conviction in your spirit about Christ and the salvation that He brought for the whole world. You must become fully persuaded of His message, of His person, and of His mission.
Thirdly, possession! As a soul winner, you must have full possession of truth. You may be convinced of something, but it’s not enough. That truth must become yours.
Arm yourself with these truths as you go about your soul-winning work, and you’ll be a more effective minister of reconciliation.