On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul. Psalm 138:3.
Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands. Acts 14:3.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
It is time to bring the Kingdom to earth. You may wonder how you can be involved. If you are a believer you have My Spirit in you and I have called you to be My witness from right where you are to the ends of the earth. You may not have been doing this because you have a spirit of fear about it, but that spirit is not from Me. I have not given you a spirit of fear but of POWER, LOVE, and a sound mind (self-control). But there is a way to bring these out in your life. It is simple. Prayer. The first believers in the Church after Pentecost showed you how, and it worked, 5,000 new believers were added to them within a few months after the first 3,000 responded to Peter’s bold witnessing on Pentecost Sunday.
I tell you that the first believers were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. If you would model your prayers on theirs you will find that they were united in prayer, in agreement for the results they sought, and they based their prayers on the Word, they even quoted it to Me. Consider the prayer of the new believers that is recorded for your edification and instruction in group prayer: “And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them, who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, ‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples devise futile things? The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ.’ For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.” Acts 4:24-28. And then they stated their request: “And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all BOLDNESS, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:29-31.
Pray for boldness. I empowered Joshua to be bold and courageous for Kingdom work by calling him to read, meditate, speak, and proclaim My Word and My Word only. My promises, My Words to Moses and him made him bold and gave him divine plans and purpose. And I gave him this direction: “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9.
My Word will make you bold. When you know who you are in Christ and who He is in you and thus who you are in Me and who I am in you, then you will walk boldly without fear.
If you spend time with Me in My Word you will become bold. Call to Me and I answer you and tell you great and mighty things you could not know. And when you draw close to Me, I draw close to you, and I am with you wherever you go. And My Spirit in you will give you words and a wisdom that goes right to the heart of your hearer. I will give you words of wisdom and knowledge that go right to the very thoughts of the one you are proclaiming the Gospel to. And they will know you had to be sent by Me.
And do not let the fact that everyone is not open to the good news dissuade you from your assignment and put you into “flight” mode. You are offering a salvation that is beyond price and even if the person you are witnessing to rejects what you are saying, at least you have planted a seed. And then just go on to another to witness, do not give up and retreat in shame. The sower in the parable My Son told was sowing the Word and he just kept putting it out there although some soil rejected it, some received it at first but did not keep it to maturity, but some received and bore fruit abundantly, but even there some more and some less. But Paul never gave up, in season or out of season! He wrote to the people in Thessalonica, “For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain, but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.” 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2. And why was Paul so sure that he would not give up preaching to all, even after he met with resistance and even imprisonment? “For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.” 1 Thessalonians 2:3-4.
And he counseled you to take up the Sword of the Spirit, which is My Word, and put on the helmet of Salvation and go after the powers of darkness that are blinding the minds of those who are in the world system to My glorious Gospel that will bring them back to THE BLESSING at full operation in their lives. And pray for those on the battle lines of the advance of the Kingdom so that no one is missing from the wedding feast of the Lamb. Paul asked for prayer from all the believers, “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6:17-20.
The answer to everything is found in prayer and the reading of My Word, which is the prayer of faith. When you know My Will from My Word you will operate in holy boldness. When you have heard from Me in your heart of your assignment, you will operate in holy boldness and no one will be able to stop you. You are called, chosen and loved beyond all you can ask or imagine. And I have given each one of you a special and unique gift that you are to use in serving one another as My own people, a people after My own heart. 1 Peter 4:10.
My apostle John, like Paul, was very bold in preaching the Gospel. Why was he so bold that boiling oil could not hurt him and exile in a wilderness could not defeat him? Why would he never back down from exhorting and preaching Jesus? Why could no one stop him from his assignment? Let him tell you, “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4:4-6. And what gave him so much boldness in offering My gospel to all? Why was it that he had no fear of boiling oil, exile, or imprisonment? Why was he not resentful of those who would not receive what he had to say? One word will give you the answer and should be your motivation too, otherwise you are just a clanging cymbal with no fruit, and that word is Love, love of Me and love of neighbor, and My love for all poured in your heart impelling you to share so great a salvation, “We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.” 1 John 4:16-21. And the ultimate gift of love? To save a person for all eternity. To reach out in love to snatch them from the fire and draw as many as you can to be saved and know the truth that will set them free.
Jesus looked at the crowds with compassion, they were like sheep without a shepherd, and He taught them the good news of the Kingdom and healed them all.
Go out to preach, teach and heal. That is what Jesus did and He is in you by the Holy Spirit of power. And you are to do the works He did and greater ones yet. When He was on earth, He had not died for you and been glorified yet, so though He could lead people to the truth and set them free to walk in THE BLESSING He could not get them born again and filled with the Holy Spirit. You can. And He told you who have faith in His Name to go out and preach the good news, to cast out demons, and to lay your hands on the sick and they will recover. Well, take Him at His Word and go for it. It is that simple. Let Him work through you and in you to bring out your special gift and walk the way of the faithful witness.
I love you. I have entrusted you with a great treasure, and though it is now in an earthen vessel, that vessel can be used for honorable and great purposes that will bring about a vast harvest of souls. And in winning souls you will find great joy in the Holy Spirit beyond all you could ask or imagine. And the good news is that you can do it every day, all day, and never really change your agenda. Everywhere you go, you will find the lost. They are all around you on the street, in shops, in restaurants, in your neighborhood, and in your own family. Turn your household into a household of faith, and then go seeking your cousins, uncles, aunts, parents, grandparents and children. Do not let any one you can save be lost. And above all pray. That is the key to winning the lost. You cannot do it without praying it out first. Jesus would spend whole nights praying for the lost before He actually went out to minister to them. And do you know what? He is still interceding for you all at My right hand and He will never stop. How is that for perseverance in prayer? And that is why you got saved. His prayer joined in partnership by others. I have called you all to partnership with Christ. And what is He doing? He is busy about My affairs, which is the salvation of souls. I so loved the world I gave My unique and special Son that all who believe in Him shall NEVER perish but shall have ETERNAL LIFE. Go tell the good news.