Needed: Evangelists

Continuing my tongue-in-cheek job description for five-fold ministries:

Wanted: People with a passion to reach out to others

Job description: We have an urgent need of evangelists to meet the current shortfall. This team player has an inner compulsion to communicate the good news of Jesus to those who do not yet know the Lord in ways appropriate to the culture.  Possibility of speaking to large crowds as well as smaller gatherings. The working of healings and miracles is anticipated. Must be able to impart a passion for the King and the Kingdom. Disciple making is essential.

Potential challenges: The applicant is likely to be thrown out of some locations where he/she attempts to bring the Good News, possibly with bruises and certainly a bruised ego. He/she is then expected to “wipe the dust from his/her feet” and move on to the next location as Jesus leads. Beatings and martyrdom have occurred with this job in certain areas of the world. Must be willing to face court appearances and jail.

Qualifications: Applicant must be comfortable in worldly settings where not-yet-believers are found. Ready at all times to communicate his own story in relevant ways using culturally appropriate language, and must have the ability to train others to do the same.  Should be able to persuade others of the truth of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Familiarity with Luke 10 principles is essential. Previous commercial fishing experience will be taken into consideration. 

Compensation: Long hours, probably no pay. No personal glory, but successful applicant will have the satisfaction of knowing that others are entering the Kingdom.

Any other thoughts about evangelists?

 

 

7 thoughts on “Needed: Evangelists”

  1. I think the work of an evangelist is two-fold as stated there in Ephesians 4 and elsewhere. He/She reaches the unreachable, touching the untouchable (the unsaved) and to edify and help reconcile the Body of Christ. I love the ad. 🙂

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  2. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
    The king does reign over a kingdom. Its a good news story, because things are different in the kingdom than they are in this world… and the kingdom starts now. That is truly good news of which the evangelist must be fully familiar, or he doesn’t have much to say. Glory!

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  3. I think there is still far too much attention to ‘positions’/’leadership'(s) even in Simple Church, which saddens me. I think that that has been to the cost (beyond measure) of the vibrancy of the gospel message. Paul wrote of being a servant of the GOSPEL, of the GLORIOUS GOSPEL, of we being ministers together of the gospel, that God would make us ‘competent’ ministers of the gospel. I don’t know about anyone else, but that drives me to soak myself in the gospel he taught (which is clearly built on the foundation of the teachings of Jesus, especially John’s gospel). I want to capture the wonder, the glory and power of the gospel that drove Paul to the life he lived; to lay the foundations for the Christian faith—-in the hope that I get some of that anointing to share it in relevant ways with the Holy Spirit accompanying His gospel with power.
    I SO wish the Body would forget titles, positions, ministries and RENEW herself in the gospel message. It is beyond compare.

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  4. “Applicant must be comfortable in worldly settings where not-yet-believers are found”
    This is my favorite part. Most Christians who come from IC, myself included, struggle to enter into “worldly environments” where, as you say, “the non-believers are”. Nonetheless, although it has been uncomfortable for me to spend more time in these settings based on my background, it’s been a great learning experience and quite the adventure!

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  5. Wade, isn’t that the truth. Many of us are only truly comfortable in Christian settings, which is a tragedy. Jesus was more comfortable around “sinners” than he was with the religious leaders of his day, and sinners loved to be with him. I’d love to hear more about what you’ve done to deliberately move into settings where not-yet-believers are.

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  6. A CRY FOR THE NATIONS
    BY DENNIS.M, THE PREACHER
    Shalom! Shalom!
    Praise the Lord Jesus. Praise the Lord Saints.
    Receive greetings in Christ Jesus. May the grace of God be unto you in abundance and glory to Him now and forever AMEN!
    I thank the Lord for permitting me this extra chance to commune with you through pen and paper. I pray that the words of this epistle will reach you with the Holy Ghost power and with the deepest conviction. I pray that God will spread this cry for the many dying souls in all the churches across all the nations. I pray that he will provoke your heart to be part of this SOUL WINNING ADVENTURE. I plead with the Lord continually that as this message comes, men and women will stand out with the boldness of Christ, they will run places, they will refuse to be silenced, will challenge this wicked world by the righteous word of truth and that they will only rest when the last fish has been caught up into the Lord’s net.
    For a while now I was withdrawn and I did not write. My heart was filled with grief and I mourned continually before the Lord. I lamented because many of those whom I thought could join me in this quest for revival have turned against me. The more I cried, the more troubled I became. Then finally the Lord whispered to my heart, “Rise up, wipe your tears and write again. Even me, I was accused of blasphemy when I said-‘I am the son of God, that I come from the father, that before Abraham was, I was.” My heart was comforted for a time. Then I cried to the Lord again that he may open avenues and send me to the radio and other media that I could run and announce the incessant oracles of the kingdom of God that he has continuously relayed to my heart. I brought my petition passionately before the King. The answer I got was, “You will surely get there but you must go on in the streets and villages.”
    I have been preaching in the streets and on passenger buses for now three years but until I got this message then I understood why God had posted me there. Now I preach more unquestioningly to all; in the busy and crowded Nairobi streets and also in the forgotten poor remote villages of the land.
    Dear friends, the saints of God, the Lord has driven me to write this letter to the churches because of the burning concern in his heart at the increasing demise of the souls of mankind against the running time towards the very eminent return of the Messiah.
    The contemporary church has been limited to the four walls of the church halls yet many souls are dying every other second of the clock. All that saints do now is; attend the customary 2-hour Sunday service, sing few hymns, give in some money and go back home to their sin complacent lifestyles. Many Christians treat God as though he is just concerned about their church attendance and how fat your offering is! This mindset is being promoted by the greedy pastors, bishops, apostles….name them. …..But God is interested much more with the condition of your hearts, your total submission to his eternal will and purposes.
    While this is happening, the devil in his camp is continuously, quickly and hurriedly scheming to drown the whole world to hell. The agents of the enemy are strangling man with the death ropes of sexual sin, witchcraft, corruption, falsehood, drunkenness, pride, love of money, demonic music, idol worship, self-worship, rebellion and hatred. This suicide hooks are also hanging in the sleeping church and many “good Christians” are succumbing.
    Friends, Revelation 12:9-12 says,
    “The dragon was hurled down-that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads that whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: Now have come the salvation and power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice you heavens and you who dwell in them, but woe to the earth and the sea because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with furry because he knows that his time is short.”
    In these scriptures, we learn that the great dragon has been hurled down to the earth and he is filled with furry and rage; not against dogs and monkeys but against mankind. Genesis 3:5, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.” He is even more furious with those who have been born in to the family of Christ. The devil is on a clear steal-kill-destroy mission. John10:10, “the thief comes to steal and kill and destroy…” by so doing he is forcefully and deceitfully leading the world astray.
    We are living in the dying seconds of the last minute of the last hour in the gentile Christian dispensation. We are drawing closer to the rapture of the church. The devil knows this fully well and he is working to beat his target. He knows that he has very little time left, yet the church seems to be at no stir.
    Everything is just usual, cool calm and comfortable. Many brethren are living in sin. Many husbands are sleeping with other women. Corruption is no longer a major felony. Lying (the devil’s native language John 8:44) has become more frequent on the tongues of many Christians. Many have not realized the change is seasons. Sunday as usual: we do our thing, our program, our dances, our projects, our missions, our parties, our fundraisings even our sins then end up as food for the hungry grave and in the dungeons of hell!!!!
    The bible records that the overcoming power of the saints rests in the blood of the Lamb and the testimony about the risen and coming Christ Revelation 12:11
    Currently the gospel of the blood of JESUS has been swiftly replaced by the powerless and corrupt gospel of quick prosperity and materialism that rudely ignores righteousness.
    The faith of many is anchored on their homes, vehicles, businesses, wives and husbands. The abundance of material substance has become the gauge for God’s approval In the church today. This is heartrending! Saints, I can’t just contain this! For how long will this game continue? But many are dying in sin and going to hell!!! Just because the pastor, the apostle never preached about REPENTANCE, TURNING AWAY FROM SIN AND LIVING HOLY. Just because ‘the Man of God’ loved his stomach more than the souls of the people of God! Just because the priesthood has been caught in the devil’s cunning web of deception agenda to lead the world and the church away from the worship of the true God.
    Saints, this has got to stop because people are perishing!
    The gates of hell have widened to receive the increasing number of dying sinful souls!
    People are dying in sin!!!
    Many are surprised to find themselves in hell, they say, ‘but I thought the pastor said once saved forever saved and heaven was guaranteed for all as long as we were good church members!”
    The pastor wanted money!!! He wanted to keep them in church!!!
    Friends don’t just warm the seats in churches they end up in hell.
    Be in the church for the reason that one day you may enter into the paradise of God.
    Ezekiel 33:10-11 says,
    “Son of Man, say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what you are saying. Our offences and sins weigh us down and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?’ say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die O house of Israel?”
    “I TAKE NO PLEASURE IN THE DEATH OF THE WICKED” that is the word.
    God is never pleased when a sinner dies because that soul will never be redeemed again. God did not make man so that he may destroy them later in hell. Hell was prepared for the eternal destruction of the devil together with his rebellious companion angels. (Jude6) Man has eaten of the venomous bait of Satan and now all who sin and fail to repent will plunge with the devil in the same judgment. Hell is real; the place of darkness, weeping and teeth gnashing, a place of regret and hopelessness, a place of burning sulphur and brimstone, the place oh awful stench of demons and the human flesh barbeque …Surely, Who wants to end up here???
    Dear saints, there is a cry in the heart of God. This is the cry,
    “My people are perishing, yet my servants are eating and drinking.
    My people are perishing yet the ‘good Christians’ are not bothered.
    My people are going to hell yet my priests are focused on their stomachs and jobs and wives and children.
    My people are dying in the villages yet the preachers love the rich towns-No one wants to go to the dusty and muddy villages- No one wants to go down to the poor.
    My people are perishing daily in thousands- they are dying in bars, roads, prisons, hospitals and homes- they are dying without Christ!
    My people are perishing and the devil is mocking the death of my son on the cross!
    The devil is asking proudly, ‘why did that Jesus have to die if I can still win so many souls to hell?’
    My people are living in sin yet the church is promising them breakthrough and surprise blessings instead of preaching REPENTANCE and SALVATION!!!
    My people are perishing! They are dying without the Saviour!
    They are going to HELL forever. But they are mine?
    Where are my servants? For what reason did I anoint them?
    Why can’t this church learn from the first church, the church that was led by my servant Peter?
    Why are the Christians afraid to speak Jesus into the desperate lives of my dying people?
    But time is running out!
    Who will stand and blow the whistle in this generation?”
    Hosea 4:6
    “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests because you have ignored the Law of your God, I will also ignore your children. The more the priests (pastors, teachers, evangelists, prophets, bishops) increased, the more they sinned against me; they exchanged their glory for something disgraceful. They feed on the sins of my people and relish their wickedness.
    Romans 10:14-15
    “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one they haven’t heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
    Isaiah 6:8
    “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!”
    Listen to this, saints, this message is not just for the pulpit preacher, not just for evangelists, not just for some special people. This message “THE CRY OF THE LORD FOR THE NATIONS” is for every believer. Time has come for the church to arise in the might of the Lord and go forth, stretch out her arm and snatch many from fire –Jude 23.
    As I look around I cry, many people, young and old alike, women and men alike, rich and poor alike have been caught up in the devil’s cruel net of sin. Children are addicted to demonic video games and cartoons and dungeon and violent action movies. This has imparted the spirit of rebellion, disobedience and violence in many children. Children across the continents are becoming a big trouble in the homes.
    The youth are languishing in internet pornography, cyber sex, lust after the nakedness in sexual magazines and videos (adult movies), they are lost in the Hip Hop culture, rap, reggae, rock music, Rastafarianism, lost in drinking and smoking clubs. The young women are readily selling their bodies for sex like bananas in the market, their dressings are pathetic (even in the church), and the ladies are going naked in search for beauty.
    Young men now have dreadlocked hairs, they clad in earrings and huge chains and necklaces and many rings, murder and shootings are now very common. Colleges and universities have become free sex zones where people exchange partners like zoo animals. The society is stinking evil.
    Somebody has to stand and shout out Aaaai! Aaa…Ah!!!
    We must come out of sin and to the living God.
    Parents are living in complacency- there is no fear of God in the homes. Families easily agree on a tour to the animal park than reclining at table to share the word of God. The bible is quickly being kicked out of the curricula of many institutions. People don’t want to be ‘so Christian’. Secularism is day by day encroaching on the worship in the church.
    There is an increase in Satanism: secret societies, freemasonry, witchcraft, divination, spiritsm, occultic games like the Ouija board, astrology, palm reading and fortune telling, animal blood and human sacrifices and even Catholicism. People are getting lost into these practices in search for fame and money. People are trading their precious lives just for perishable dollars and shillings!!! People are selling themselves ignorantly to the devil day and night yet those who have been snatched from the kingdom of darkness testify how cruel, tiresome, harsh and unsatisfying it is to serve the devil.
    Today, we also have pulpit ministers who seek for BLACK ANNOINTING from the devil so as to perform fake miracles, to pull crowd and to manipulate people to give blindly( not willingly).
    Friends I can’t just keep quiet when all this is taking place! I must just blow the whistle until I become a nuisance to all but that many may escape hell and enter heaven!
    We are at the maxima of the battle for souls.
    God is looking for soul winners!
    God is not just interested in church goers!
    God is not only interested when you stand in church and say am ‘born again’!
    God is calling for people with the heart of Servanthood!
    This calling is open for everybody, come , be washed, equipped, be anointed, carry the light of Christ then run into the dying world, let them see the LIGHT of JESUS and turn to God in repentance for SALVATION.
    My brothers, my sisters, servants of God, saints in Christ, every second that passes many people dying everywhere; The world is desperate- desperate for a redeemer- desperate for a savior yet you have the savior and redeemer but you have stitched your mouth. Have you allowed the JESUS in you to reach your friends, family, colleagues and community that are living in sin?
    People of God, one thing that brings the whole world to a common stop is that, “For all have sinned fall short of the glory of God.” Romans3:23 but it doesn’t end there, John 3: 16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The world is waiting for you! Nations need the gospel you have received.
    Someone might die in sin and stand in judgment against you and say, “good brother, good sister, good preacher,
    1. Just why did you hide the truth from me and now I am forever in hell?
    2. Just why did you not go to the radio and TV and speak the truth about JESUS? – I could have listened and watched and repented.
    3. Just why did you sit beside me in that plane or vehicle and you never told me about salvation?
    4. Just why did you see me drinking and you never warned me, good brother, and good sister?
    5. Just why did you know about my sinful lifestyle and said shauri yake (I don’t care).
    6. Even if I was a drunkard, just why couldn’t you knock on my door when I was sober and tell me about JESUS?
    7. But I was your neighbor-why didn’t you tell me even once that without JESUS life beyond the earth was terrible?”
    8. But we sat in the same class, office business meeting, we were all at the end year party, but why did you keep quiet about judgment and righteousness in Christ Jesus.
    I don’t know how you would respond to these very desperate, hopeless, hell-bound pleas…
    Church arise! Saints awake!
    America is waiting- Africa is calling-Europe is lost in sin-
    Asia is in idol worship- Australia doesn’t know JESUS.
    The Islands are waiting to hear the truth.
    The mountains are waiting for the message of peace.
    How much are you doing? Where are you sitting?
    There is much work beyond the walls of the church hall.
    Hear the cry from heaven; hear the cry of God;…
    “My people are perishing, yet my servants are eating and drinking.
    My people are perishing yet the ‘good Christians’ are not bothered.
    My people are going to hell yet my priests are focused on their stomachs and jobs and wives and children.
    My people are dying in the villages yet the preachers love the rich towns-No one wants to go to the dusty and muddy villages- No one wants to go down to the poor.
    My people are perishing daily in thousands- they are dying in bars, roads, prisons, hospitals and homes- they are dying without Christ!
    My people are perishing and the devil is mocking the death of my son on the cross!
    The devil is asking proudly, ‘why did that Jesus have to die if I can still win so many souls to hell?’
    My people are living in sin yet the church is promising them breakthrough and surprise blessings instead of preaching REPENTANCE and SALVATION!!!
    My people are perishing! They are dying without the Saviour!
    They are going to HELL forever. But they are mine?
    Where are my servants? For what reason did I anoint them?
    Why can’t this church learn from the first church, the church that was led by my servant Peter?
    Why are the Christians afraid to speak Jesus into the desperate lives of my dying people?
    But time is running out!
    Who will stand and blow the whistle in this generation?”
    “WHOM SHALL I SEND?……..WHO WILL GO FOR US”
    Friends, if we cannot do it now, then we might just never do it!
    As for me, I cannot rest, now I MUST preach to the top of my voice even if it means preaching until I bleed I will preach because I know that somebody might die just before hearing of CHRIST. With or without money, I MUST preach, with or without good instruments I MUST preach, whether appreciated or hated I MUST preach. I run in the streets and do it I will put my pen on paper and write to the churches. I will run to the radio, I will knock at TV studios and preach. I must run because I know that Jesus is counting on me and you.
    Friends, let us join hands, let us work for the KING, let us be the taskforce that will take on the soul winning mission. Let us answer to the cry of God by reaching out for his people.
    John9:4
    “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me;
    Night is coming when no one can work.”
    Mathew 28:19-20
    “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
    baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
    and teaching them to obey everything have commanded you.
    And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of age.”
    AMEN ! AMEN !AMEN !
    Please email as many people as you can reach.
    Download the message, print and photocopy and distribute to churches, friends, homes, offices, preachers and teachers. Take the message everywhere.
    Please give me the joy of knowing how far you have taken this message so that we may join in thanking the Lord.
    Upon invitation as God allows I will be willing to visit you churches for Sunday services, conferences, seminars and crusades.
    Jesus is soon coming back!!!
    My friends make it your ambition to enter heaven.
    May be we may never meet on this earth but please, give me the joy of seeing you in heaven.
    SHALOM
    For more information, prayer or support Contact;
    Pastor Dennis.M-KENYA
    Repentnations@yahoo.com +254 715 000 504
    http://WWW.REPENTNATIONS.WEBS.COM

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