Who brings the seed?
It’s not the preacher or believer –
It’s the Holy Spirit
You & I got the privilege to plow the heart.
When the heart is plow and prepared – then ‘Holy Spirit’ will bring the seed.
No one can bring/give people to Salvation. We cannot bring anyone to Salvation.
It’s only the Holy Spirit that brings to conviction & Salvation.
We should plow the heart and get them prepared and ready for the Holy Spirit to put the seed – deep down the heart.
Acts 2:37 (ESV)
37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
Peter could have preached that we will heal you – make you walk, etc
But he did not preach that way – he preached about their sins, sin of their father, fore-fathers. He said you killed ‘Jesus Christ’, You’ve killed the Messiah…Then, they were pricked in their heart
This is not the time to take the advantage of the difficulties of the people, not the time to test the emotions. But it is the time to test the conscience of the people – word should go straight to the conscious . Preaching should not be to whip up the emotions but it should go to the conscience. Then only the seed will come. Otherwise they will get some compassion.
How to plow/ prick the heart.
Numbers 32:23 (ESV)
23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out.
Here the word says that your sin will find you out. You might sin and find the pleasure for a while… But one day your sin will catch you one day.
When a fisher man goes for fishing, he puts the food at the end of this fishing rod. The fish will enjoy the food for a while but the rod will then catch you and fisher man takes you out. Similarly you sin for a while and enjoy it for a while. And then your sin will one day catch you.
Ecclesiastes 8:11 (ESV)
11 Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.
You can see above verse that God will not immediately punish people for the sins. He will give opportunity & time to come out of the sin. Since God is not speedily punishing people for the sins – so the people carry on continuing to do more sins.
When someone did theft for the first time they were not caught, so they continue to do the theft.
When someone first bribed, they were not caught so they continue to do it again.
When someone first did adultery they were not caught so they continue to do it again and again.
Why God is not punishing immediately. Because God by His mercy gives opportunities over opportunities to rectify and correct the sins. If He starts punishing then there will be no one living. He gives opportunities over opportunities. It doesn’t mean that HE has not seen it.
Jeremiah 16:17 (ESV)
17 For my eyes are on all their ways. They are not hidden from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes.
Here God says that everything I see. When someone sins God sees it. Our iniquities are not hidden from him. He knows and sees our ways.
Ezekiel 11:5 (ESV)
5 And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and he said to me, “Say, Thus says the Lord: So you think, O house of Israel. For I know the things that come into your mind.
When a person is sinned not punished then they may think that God doesn’t know or seen it. It is clear in the above verse that God even knows what we think.
All our ways are before the God
And everything that comes in our mind are also before God.
Jeremiah 17:1 (ESV)
The Sin of Judah
17 “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars,
Every sin we commit is written in our conscious of our heart. It is written with sharp diamond. So when sin is not punished immediately – people keep on doing sin. And this sin is written in the heart.
Keep on preaching about the sin. If you speak about their physical needs they might be cry and want it. But they don’t look for a Savior.
Keep and preaching about their sin and exposing it again and again. Then their heart with prick for their sins and they will start looking for a Savior not for a Healer.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 (ESV)
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with[a] every secret thing, whether good or evil.
How God will bring it before judgement?
Psalm 90:3 (ESV)
3 You return man to dust
and say, “Return, O children of man!”[a]
The Lord will say one day – children of man return.
In some place people say that they are born again and again for 84 lakhs time. Consider as per their saying they must have sinned in each life whether born as a man or cow or bird etc. Every with birth you have sinned and so the no of sins are too high ! Then they will realize how madness/ untrue is believing many births in earth.
There is only birth in this earth !
So God is going to call – children of man return
Revelation 20:11-15 (ESV)
Judgment Before the Great White Throne
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
This is the message is what should be preached ! It is not the material blessing. We must tell about the Judgement Day that is coming and all will be standing before the White throne – Great and Small, Educated and Uneducated, All avatars and prophets will stand before the Great White Throne on Judgement.
When we stand before God, He will call his witnesses. Who are the first two witnesses?
Job 20:27 (NKJV)
27 The heavens will reveal his iniquity,
And the earth will rise up against him.
It’s the Heavens and Earth. Heaven will not give a partial report neither Earth will give a partial report.
Whether Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Believer etc sow in the fields and it yields crop. When the rain comes it will not see which caste, religion he or she is – it will rain everywhere and in every land whether Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Believer etc
In the same way when God calls, Heaven and Earth will give impartial report before God. That’s why in the below verse we read like this
Isaiah 1:2 (NKJV)
The Wickedness of Judah
2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me;
3 The ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master’s crib;
But Israel does not know,
My people do not consider.”
Wherever there are material things – we can so many people gather there. There is a day coming where God is going to take back everything. So God is saying above that people have forgotten the God. Give the knowledge of the God not the material blessings.
People come to Christian conventions, pray and after sometime goto some other worship place and again to some other Gods, etc. No give the right knowledge of the God and they will know it.
If ‘Paul’ lives today what he will preach. He might call all these healers and rebuked them and declare them as wolfs, thieves coz they want only your money not worried about saving you.
What people needs today is a Savior not a Healer !
Habakkuk 2:11 (NKJV)
11 For the stone will cry out from the wall,
And the beam from the timbers will answer it.
The Stone will cry – every sin that has been committed inside the room – The stone and timber will cry.
All Sin committed in the open – Heaven and Earth will Cry !
In the book of Revelation; it mentions about a video that is recorded, that’s the memory video. Everyone’s memory book will be opened that day and that video will give the true report. This will not tell the intention what you thought – it will tell the intention from the conscious. We should preach these kinds of messages so that the heart is pricked and they search for the Savior.
Jeremiah 2:22 (NKJV)
22 For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap,
Yet your iniquity is marked before Me,” says the Lord God.
We should preach to the people that by going to so called Holy places and taking bath is not going to wash your sins away. You cannot wash your sins by doing good things.
Romans 6:23 (NKJV)
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Death is not a place! It’s an exit. It’s a passage.
When we goto Railway Station or other place we can see ‘Exit’. It’s a passage. Similarly Death is a passage not a place. Through the physical death our Soul & Spirit will go out from the body.
There are two places “Place of Rest” and another “Place of Torment”
We should preach that if your sins are not forgiven then you will be in the place of permanent torment. Only way for the forgiveness of Sin is through Jesus Christ. And if your sins are forgiven through Christ you will enter the resting place.
Physical death is an passage.
Spiritual death is Hell Fire. Lake of Fire
Your sin will take you to the Lake of Fire. That’s the message we should give to all people – blind, sick, leopers, healthy people. Your soul will goto Lake of Fire. Then people will ask what’s the way. Then we can say that father God has laid all sin in one person.
Isaiah 53:6 (NKJV)
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
All our sins are laid upon him.
John 1:29 (NKJV)
The Lamb of God
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Tell the world to Look at the Lamb of the God who can take away the sin of the world. Rather than saying Jesus healed that lame man and so He will heal you also. We need to give the healing from the sin not from the body needs. Body needs will be healed when God wants to. But we need to deliver from the Lake of Fire.
If you see a man is burning; his hands are burning, his dress is burning. What will you say to him – are you thirsty drink some water? A man bound in a house is burning will you give glass of water to drink. What he needs is to deliver from the fire. People are caught in the Hell fire. What they need is not the money, healing but they need a Deliverer from the Hell of Fire.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
When you are a new creation all your old is gone, all your olden curse is gone. No more curse on you. All sins forgiven. That’s the love of Christ at the cross.
Tell the world about the Love of Christ at the Cross !!!