GET TOGETHER- PUT THAT WATERPOT DOWN !
Joh 4:28, The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”
Without going into all of the statistics in this devotional recently I have read several articles and news reports about the decline of Christianity in America. Fewer people believe that Jesus Christ was the Incarnate Son of God. And there are several other statistics that point to the fact that many in our nation have a secular, or humanistic worldview rather than a Biblical worldview
When I read about this, I am reminded of our Lord’s words in Mt 9:37,38 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” If there ever has been a time for us to pray for and to be laborers in the harvest it is certainly now. The harvest certainly is plentiful and the laborers are quiet often few.
I have heard several different messages this week from people in different parts of the Body of Christ. One thing that I believe was stressed from them was that we are to occupy until the Lord returns. We are called to be advancing the Kingdom of God upon the earth. Jesus is not looking for a church that is hiding under the pew saying “it sure is bad Jesus is coming back.” I believe that He is coming back. But I also believe that He is looking for a church that is doing what He said to do in Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (NKJV). He is looking for a church that understands what He said in Ac 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” He is looking for a going church. He is looking for a witnessing disciple making church! He is looking for a Holy Spirit empowered church!
Last week J.J. and I were watching the series Chosen. One of the scenes that touched me the most was when Jesus met the woman at the well. It is recorded in John Chapter 4. In that passage Jesus reveals Himself to a Samaritan woman. A woman that has had five husbands and the man that she was currently living with was not her husband. She had an encounter with the Lord that day and she had to go and tell someone about it.
We live in a nation that is full of people who are in a worse spiritual condition than this woman was. Our Lord desires to meet these people. Our Lord died on the cross to save these people. Our Lord wants to use us as He did this woman to go and tell them that whatever that they are doing in their lives without Jesus Christ as their Savior and Messiah that it will never fulfill them. Drugs will not quench that thirst! Ungodly sexual relationships will not quench that thirst! Alcohol will not quench that thirst! There are some good things that will not quench that thirst. Success in business will not quench that thirst! Your favorite football, or sports team will not quench that thirst! Political power will not quench that thirst! Sitting in a church pew gossiping about how bad the world is will not quench that thirst! Only He can quench that thirst! And He has called us as the church to go into the world and point people to the thirst quencher. He wants us to use our words, our finances, and our actions to show His love to a lost and hurting world.
So, for all of us let’s leave our waterpot and go tell the world about a Savior that gives this kind of water. the kind that Jesus told the woman at the well that He gives in Joh 4:13,14 “Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
LET US PRAY
Lord I believe that You are calling Your church to do what You have always called the church to do. I believe that You are calling us to get off the bench and to get in the game. Lord may we take the Gospel to the lost. May we do what You have told us to do in Matthew 25 and Matthew 28. Help us to be advancing the Kingdom of God upon the earth on that day that You return for Your Glorious Bride.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!