Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Easter! - April 12th, 2009

Rom.1:16 - “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…” Easter is not a celebration of bunnies, chocolate and spring but instead a remembrance of all we have in Christ - the greatest joy and only true hope in this depraved world. Why we are so ashamed to share the good news is a tragic peculiarity. Imagine having one global solution for every moral, social and political problem and refraining from sharing it and even being apologetic about believing it. We do even worse as Christ’s solution solves even more, and in a complete and eternal sense. Do you really believe what we are celebrating today? If so, nothing will stop you from sharing this good news. Some will be offended (this world hated my Savior, I can’t expect different but must realize and accept that opposition and persecution are inevitable - Jn.15:18, 2 Tim.3:12) - I can not seek the praise of men (Jn.12:43, Lk.6:26). Although some will be offended, and I need to be O.K with that, many will recognize the message for what it is - life! “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the Word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God (2 Cor.2:14-17).” The harvest truly is ripe but the workers are few (Mt.9:37-38) and He is already working in every heart, drawing every person alive to Himself (Jn.12:32-33). The hotter the desert the thirstier wanderers become. We stand on the verge of the greatest revival in the history of the world, let us not be ashamed of the gospel now.

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