The Word on the Street - Proclaiming!
Proclaim (def) - declare something one considers important with due emphasis. How important is the gospel to you? Then, how important is it that we get the word out? Yeah, I agree. 1 Chronicles 16: 8 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. To proclaim His name is one way of giving praise to the Lord and that kind of praise has an end result to it. The possibility of another person being snatched out of hell. In the book of Romans, Paul wrote in Romans 10:13, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” And then Paul continues to make a very valid point in Romans 10:14-15 where he writes 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
This is going to take believers "proclaiming" the truth to those who don't know the truth. The truth is what every believer needs to get in their head and that is done by studying God's Word and then telling their story of being born again. If we don't proclaim it, then they cannot realize it. In Romans 1:16 Paul wrote 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Paul seems to imply that if we don't proclaim it, we are ashamed of it. It that is the case, it is time to "pony up" and begin to proclaim the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ and let the "power" go!! We need to be the voice and let God do the rest. We don't save, but we might be the hindrance to someone getting saved if we are silent. I don't want to be that hindrance, and I am pretty sure you don't want to be either.
So proclaim. LOUDLY! JESUS SAVES! Nuff said.
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