Pray More Labors for the Harvesting Field / The Black Hole

Street ministry is something I have done for years. It has been an enjoyable experience for me because I get a chance to meet people from all backgrounds of life. I’m always asking people “have you received Jesus as your Lord and Personal Savior.  Many of them would say, “Well I go to church and I’ve been baptized.” That’s all good but going to church and being baptized alone does not qualify one for salvation.  The person goes down as a dry sinner and come up as a wet sinner.  If the individual never believed in their heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess Jesus Lord over their life according to Romans 10: 9 and 10, (there are other salvation scriptures as well) the individual is still not saved. I’m reminded of a situation that happened to me years ago.  I visited this particular church because I knew something was missing in my life and me not knowing I needed a Savior at the time.  At the end of the service the pastor asked the congregation to check with the person next to them to see if they were saved or have he or she received Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and if not extend the invitation for them to receive Him.  This person who was in leadership position asked me was I saved.  I said “I don’t know if I’m saved or not” I said “what do you mean saved”? Sad to say, the gentlemen couldn’t tell me what it meant neither could he lead me to Christ so I left the church lost and confused even the more. There are so many people today who feels the same way I felt years ago.  They go to church on a regular basis; they been baptized, sing in the church choir, serve on the usher or deacon board, and etc., but they really don’t know what it means to be saved. The only thing I knew is that I joined the church to become a church member, paid church dues, received prayer, and join the church choir. Nothing wrong with all of that, but we can’t leave out the most important part of the message “Salvation” and there’s no healing and deliverance without Salvation. 702f61238f76c9e5b60e18e19f772128I was reading a story once where God showed this person in a dream (true vision) that “many people (people who went to church on a regular basis) believed they were saved and going to heaven.  The Lord showed the person that some of them had never given their life to Christ.  They were being deceived into thinking just because they went to church, sing a song, and listen to a pastor, they would be safe from that place called hell (eternal darkness).  Some thought they were saved because they were good people or had given to the needy. In the dream / vision she stood in horror watching people slide off a dump truck into a big black hole.  As they fell into the hole they screamed for help as burning and in agony and terror on each face. She turned the other way and looked up to see Jesus with His hand on the shoulder of a man.  She somehow knew the man was a pastor.  This pastor was very happy because Jesus was taking him into heaven.  Just then Jesus turned him around so that the pastor could see the people (the lost souls in the black hole). The pastor’s smile then turn to tears when Jesus said, “these are the ones you didn’t tell the truth about Me when you had the opportunity.” The pastor received Jesus as Lord, but he never extended the invitation to the congregation (flocks).  He preached a good shouting sermon but many of the flocks were still lost.  They never believe and confess Jesus. Jesus came to seek and saved the lost. Do not assume that everyone in your congregation is saved.  You might have visitors who came just for that purpose to give their life to the Lord, but the invitation was not extended.  Can you imagine how that person might have felt when they left your church?  They felt good for the moment, but as the hour passed the darkness is still there.  I encourage you to open the doors of the church for Salvation. I come across too many people who have never confess Jesus as their Lord and personal savior, especially those that go to church on a regular basis.. They all have the same story.  Jesus went to the cross that all would be saved and spend eternity with Him.  Let’s not His work be in vain! We have been given the same mandate as John the Baptist as he baptize and won many souls to the Kingdom of God. The Harvest is right but the labors are few. My prayer is for God to send more labors into the harvesting field. God bless you. Tamike Brown

About Outreach International Foundation Ministry

Outreach International Foundation Ministry and Tamike Brown Ministries is an evangelistic ministry that is on Fire for God and is determined to see people “Saved” from all parts of the world. Reaching out to change lives through the Power of God's Holy Word. Changing a Nation to the Glory of God. Salvation With Fire. We offer Biblical training that will empower and encourage churches to confidently win the souls within their communities, cities, and states to the Kingdom of God; by sharing their faith of the Gospel of Jesus with an understanding that will bring about everlasting change in the lives of all people who receive Jesus as their Lord and Personal Savior. Outreach International Foundation Ministry P.O. Box 490933 Atlanta, GA 30349 678.951.9276
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