Monday, March 6, 2017

Let Jesus Speak

Let Jesus Speak by Keith Cook

News Event:  On The Go Ministries and Keith Cook are ministering this week in Cotonou, Benin and Lome, Togo at an Evangelism Outreach Training School and other outreach venues. Pray for safety, discernment, boldness, and sensitivity as he shares the Gospel of Christ.

"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'" Luke 15:4-6

Jesus came down to earth to offer hope and peace to mankind. People need to hear what Jesus has to say.

People today need a sense of worth.

If we allow Jesus to speak to this need, people all around us will come to realize that God sent His only Son because He valued them. Jesus died to pay the ransom for all. Jesus suffered and died for their sins. He endured the cross for them. God made man above the angels. We are special to Him. Man and woman were given the responsibility to rule and have power over the animals. Jesus taught that God not only sees the masses, but He will leave the masses to go after the one lost sheep, coin, or life in order rescue and deliver it.

People today need freedom of choice.

If Jesus were allowed to speak to this issue, then all would realize that God loves all of us so much that He has given each man and woman the right and responsibility to choose to live for Him or to reject Him. Regardless of what your family has or has not done, that can not hurt your chance of life with Him. Status, caste, position, education, wealth, power, strength, popularity, skill, handicap, none of these can hinder your chance with God or help your place in His favor. You are not a robot. You can make your own decisions to follow or neglect Christ.

You also are not some amoeba that is preconditioned to be less than what God wants you to be. You are not an accident. Your relatives did not evolve out of the ocean, and because of this, you are not just on a evolutionary migration through life without purpose or control. Your choices and decisions have results. There are penalties and rewards, yes, but you are free to follow the path God has for you, or you can follow another route.

People today need to deal with their sin and guilt. When it is all over, or when people think their lives are about to end, they often are filled with guilt, fear, and regrets. If Jesus were allowed to speak He would share with everyone about the love and forgiveness of God. He can remove the load of sins that is holding them back. He can take away their pain, sorrow, and fear, and He will replace them with love, joy, forgiveness, comfort, and peace.

The best thing people today can do is to let Jesus speak to their needs. In Him they can find real hope.

Listen as He speaks.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for boldness to share your faith today with someone who does not know Christ. Pray that the Holy Spirit will begin convicting their hearts of personal sin and that they will sense their need for a Savior.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go Ministry Supporters. It takes teamwork to make the dream work! Our ministry supporters have made commitments to play a vital part of our team through praying, sharing, caring, going, and growing. As our GoTeam ministers in Benin and Togo this week, would you serve as a Ministry Supporter by praying for our team that God will open doors and change hearts and lives for His glory.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to

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