Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Making the Rough Ways Smooth

Luke 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; 6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Life is hard. The Christian life can be brutal. Those who get saved enter in at the straight gate and tread a narrow rough, rocky and upward trail.

But getting saved, trusting Christ, entering into a personal relationship with Jesus, is as easy as looking to the Lamb of God in faith to receive forgiveness and eternal life.

Those who are without Christ and salvation are blinded by sin and the god of this world. They are little children set adrift on perilous seas without hope.

It is incumbent upon each of those who have entered into the straight gate to prepare the way of the Lord for the lost, to make the pathway to salvation straight, to fill the valleys, remove the mountains and make the rough ways smooth.

For blind people, the obstacles need to be removed so they can come to the light of the glorious gospel of Christ where the scales may fall from their eyes and they can see the salvation of God.

What are you going to do today to prepare the way of the Lord for somebody?

1) Get filled with the Spirit of God for powerful witnessing. Acts 1:8

2) Go outside of your comfort zone and engage people in conversation, leading up to the question: "If you were to die today, do you know where you would spend eternity?" Jesus went through Samaria and sat on the lip of a well to bring the Samaritan woman to salvation.

3) Draw the net. Once you have engaged someone in conversation that has turned to spiritual matters, as the Spirit is convicting them of their need for Christ, compel them to come to Christ. Today is the day of salvation!

Get out there and win somebody to Jesus today!!!

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