Are You Labouring For Souls? – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 11th

(Keep Praying For Increased Evangelical Work)

TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 TLB
“If the Good News we preach is hidden to anyone, it is hidden from the one who is on the road to eternal death. Satan, who is the god of this evil world, has made him blind, unable to see the glorious light of the Gospel that is shining upon him or to understand the amazing message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is God.”

When William learned that Gordon had committed his life to Christ, he was full of praise! He had attempted to convince him of the Gospel numerous times, but to no avail. He then started interceding in prayer for his salvation.

The following month, he learned that Gordon had, in addition to receiving Christ, also begun winning others to the Lord.

Jesus said in Matthew 9:37 TLB, “The harvest is so great, and the workers are so few….” The harvest He’s referring to is the souls of men, the world of sinners. The labourers are those who are reaching out with the Gospel to win these lost souls to Christ.

That’s why we have to pray and intercede for the harvest field, for the people we intend to reach within and beyond our sphere of contact, because the harvest is ripe.

Prayer is our number-one requirement in our evangelical work. As we intercede for them, we’re to prophesy by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Our prophetic prayer is how we pour out righteousness and salvation on the nations. Set times of prayer for yourself; plan and map out definite prayer times for your evangelical work.

If we pray correctly and effectively, as He has asked us to, our preaching will be effective. In some cases, you wouldn’t even have to preach much or preach at all before sinners start crying out to the Lord for salvation.

Through prayer—particularly praying in the Spirit—you pour forth gushers of living water (John 7:38).

Your words become so effective, just like Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:4 TLB: “…My preaching was very plain, not with a lot of oratory and human wisdom, but the Holy Spirit’s power was in my words, proving to those who heard them that the message was from God.”

Then you find that through you, the heavens constantly rain down righteousness, and salvation is springing up everywhere. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
1 Timothy 2:1-4; Isaiah 45:8 NASB

Dear Father, your love, grace, and goodness fill the nations, and the light of your glorious Gospel shines brightly, liberating men, women, boys, and girls from darkness, bondage, and corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Romans 12:17-13:1-14, Psalms 89
Philippians 1:23-30, Isaiah 62

Spend time praying intensely for those you want to preach the message of Christ to this week.

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