What would you do if 50 new believers showed up in your church today? That question has been coming up in my head day after day and I’m not sure why. I’ve been praying about it and thinking about it. If you’re reading this, please do the same. To be honest, I’m not sure if many churches could steward those 50 new disciples very well. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to talk the church (people) down. I’m attempting to lift it (people) up.
Really think about it. Fifty people who are rough around the edges. They don’t know anything of what the Bible says; how to act, how to honor, how to love… But they’ve had this turning point in their lives. They’ve had an inescapable event where they truly repented of their sins and know that God is real, and that He loves them.
So what do we do? What do you do? The task may seem insurmountable. Now let’s think about this: What if there were five. Five new believers in your church, in your sphere of influence. What would you do? Anything?
Discipleship can’t be left up to the pastors, or the “spiritually mature.” It is a task, a command, for all who call themselves followers of Christ. Go and make disciples of all nations… Jesus said that. It wasn’t just to His followers that heard Him speak it-- it was to all of us.
I believe a great harvest is already underway in the world. I have heard amazing reports of literally millions getting saved all over the world. America will not be left out. There are many, all across America, who have prayed, have fasted, have longed for the Spirit of God to poured out fresh again across this nation.
When this harvest comes, and even when one new believer is added in your church, what will you do? They will need to be discipled… I hope we can all step up to the command of, “Go and make disciples.”
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