Running Out Of Time, Evans Olang

Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment”

Statistics show ten of ten people die. The number one killer in the world is not AIDS or cancer, the number one killer is death. We are all on death row whether we believe it or not. We are one beat away from death and the bible says, “It’s appointed for men to DIE ONCE“, one life to live on this earth then after this is judgment. The question to ask, what would you preach to someone who has little or no time left before they pass into eternity? Would you tell them “Jesus loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life?” or a soldier who is about to face a fierce battle and could lose his life, would you instruct him on “How to live his best life now”? Do we realize we are running out of time to reach the lost day by day by? Jesus’ last command ought to be our first priority. Is it?

Whenever I get an opportunity, I share my faith, I desire to go out of my way especially on the streets as I have done in the past to reach the lost (unconverted). I have personally shared with many people one on one in the last 10 years. It’s interesting to hear what people believe and put their faith in. Some are living as though they will be in this world forever and then there are those who “HOPE” they are good enough to go to heaven. Romans 10:3 says, “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God”. Then there are those who constantly wonder what is out there when they walk out of this world. I have met people who would have never thought of going to church because they felt unworthy (we all are) and had no Christian friends to invite them but were glad that someone took time to be out there to tell them the truth and point them to the cross to meet the Savior. I have testimonies after testimonies of what happens out there. Self-righteous people get humbled by the law and the Holy Spirit John 16:8, ” ….when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”. How would they know they running out of time without us telling them? Are we waiting for them to come to church before we can tell them?

A couple of things that motivates me to step out and do what I do, One, my love for God and for Him to be glorified. He deserves it, He SAVED ME! A chief of sinners, He has done everything to save mankind. Two, my dad received his salvation on the streets over 30 years ago. Some people stepped out on the streets to preach the gospel and he happened to be on the streets that day, he heard the gospel, repented of his sins and trusted in Christ to save him. He had no reason being in church but that day some people gave him a reason to go to church and glorify God. Had he not been saved, who knows whether I would be saved today leave alone alive. Three, what if I was the one who was unsaved and someone never bothered to preach the gospel to me, I will definitely be going to hell, thank God I heard the gospel just in time and He saved me and I want others to be saved. What motivates you to want to share your faith? The bible says, “freely you have received, freely give“.

A gentleman by the name of Mark Cahill who has such a great burden for the lost always asks Christians “Do you care” (in reference to those dying in sin) then he asks a much tougher question, “Do you care enough to do somethingRomans 10:13-15, “13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” 14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “ How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Lord give us a burden, such a great burden to win souls. Blessings Ev

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