Am grateful to Jesus!!! Had some really wonderful, Jesus-centered encounters tonight with people open to hearing.
Street evangelism is a walk of love, put into motion by faith. It’s so wonderful! The Holy Spirit is a gentleman and never pries or forces the doors open–rather, He’s sensitive to their situation and knocks at just the right moment. The evangelist feels the tug, knows the pull, and steps out in faith TRUSTING that the Lord Himself will open the doors, speaking when and what He says to speak–TRUSTING that Jesus will fill an open mouth with words straight from the Word of God into that person’s situation. It’s essential to the evangelist to be sensitive to what the Spirit is saying–boldly stepping out in faith when He says to, even if there seems to be no open doors–the keys ARE there–just have to step out and see the Lord open the way! When the evangelist relies on the Holy Spirit, he or she can be there almost as if an observer, WATCHING as the Holy Spirit begins to minister. Really, the whole thing is LIFE!
It also relieves the stress of trying to convert someone and replaces it with the words of God!! No agenda but to trust the GOD will speak and minister!! Whatever angle of the gospel that needs to be emphasized, and what keys are needed to reach the person–God knows.
They’re real people with real souls, and we have a real God who paid a really big price to redeem them from an eternity in hell INTO an eternity with Him, the source of all life. Bad news and good news, but the good news far surpasses the bad news. Jesus IS the way, truth, and life! Amen!