If we truly desire to be soul winners for the kingdom of heaven, the Lord will open windows and doors of opportunity for us to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and planting seeds. Praying that the Holy Spirit waters those seed in order for the One and Only true God of Salvation to collect the harvest. And He will reward us for all we do for Him if we do not be discouraged. The Lord uses all sorts of opportunities to bring salvation and the planting of His Word into peoples hearts. He uses emotional pains, sickness and infirmities. Death of a friend or a family member to save many. The Lord uses curiosity for people to hear all that Lord Jesus has done. He also can use accidental text messaging. Even persecution, the list is endless and our labor is not in vain as He has promised:
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain comes down and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, (empty or without fruit) but it shall prosper in the things for which I (the LORD) sent it.”
We need to learn how to recognize opportunities that He provides and be ready always to follow His promptings of quickening or always have a listening ear to hear the specific directions of the Lord in order to boldly step into His realm of opportunities. Because they don’t always fall on our lap. We have to Go out and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15 & Matthew 10:7). To be available first to the Lord and then to all, because it all starts with a vertical relationship with God in order to reach the lost on this horizontal plain. Without a relationship with God and being in subjection under His anointing and authority, through His Holy Spirit, we can do nothing (John 15:1-5). The Lord Jesus Christ will only use mightily the fully committed and nothing less.
Acts 24 (Recognizing & Seizing Opportunities)
Audio Length: 24:42