Monday, 7 January 2019

New Year Resolution: Did You Include This?

Returning home from the Crossover service very early this morning, few meters to the last bus stop, a sight of some young teenagers caught my attention. They welcomed the new year with dancing and partying and they were around age 12 to 15 with the music blaring out loud. I really didn't felt disturbed since it is a norm to certain people until I got to the last bus stop. 
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Trekking home through a poorly lit street, I noticed some youth paired up in twos and threes, male and female. It dawned on me that they have just finished their 'Street carnival'.
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With my book and Bible beside me, walking alone like a sojourner, I came close to a disturbing seen. (Permit me to be detailed here). I noticed a tall guy frolicking with a lady. That's not a big deal though. But something worrisome caught my attention. This guy hugged the lady from behind with his two hands laid and 'squeezing' her breasts while she was happy with the whole activity. I wanted to take a second look at the scene but I was restrained. 
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If some people could spend their new year with God, even if not all are His disciples and some can still be promoting sexual immorality to welcome the new year, then truly, the harvest is plenteous. 
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Should we care less about the souls perishing around us? Is it the will of God for sinners to perish? Of what good is it if you and I are the only one walking in Light and victory? 
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After the short sleep I took, I still woke up with the same thoughts of the sight I saw hours ago. 
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Thank God you and I saw 2019. Some had prepared goals, resolution and things to pursue this year. Can I ask if you have included soul winning, evangelism or intercession for the lost in your agenda (daily, weekly) for this year? 
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Because of his passion for lost souls, a man prayed, "Give me Scotland, or I die". Another prayed for the salvation of a nation until his heart shifted in position. 
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What are you passionate for this year? To seek the establishment of the kingdom of God or to pursue the other things He promised to add unto us? 
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Beloved disciples of Christ, do something about the souls that are perishing in your neighborhood. The church has failed God in Nigeria but He's counting on you and I that are Jesus' disciple. 
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It's of no use or gain if you're the only one who made heaven. Of what good would it be if you were the only one Jesus died for?
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You who have been saved, arise for the salvation of others. Let's focus more on our environment and neighborhood. I presume everyone is a 'saint' on social media, but in our sainthood, let's reach out to those enjoying the pleasures of sin whom the god of this world has blinded the eyes of their mind that are around us. 
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Let's do less of Facebook posting and preaching but do more of offline soul winning, intercession and evangelism. The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few, this remains the heart cry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
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Will you go out and fish men and women for Christ? Can He count on you? 
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You're not too young to do this. You don't need to be a pastor to do it. All you need is a heart of compassion, the power of the Holy Ghost and few knowledge of the scriptures.
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Are you adding to heaven's population or you're less concerned about the souls who are trooping en mass to hell on daily basis? 
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May this message trigger an urge in you and I to reach out to the lost in Jesus name. May the establishment of God's kingdom and righteousness consume us all until we turn our communities upside down for the Lord. 
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Happy new year 2019! Ensure you make heaven happy by bringing souls to His kingdom! 
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi.

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