I have noticed that most of us who are putting the effort to reach out to the lost are not doing all within our capacity to bring them to Christ. Many of us give up far too easily on evangelism these days.
We should realize that the enemy is determined to do everything he can to compel the lost out of the Kingdom of God. The devil never gives up on those under his control. When Jesus told the parable of the Great Supper in Luke 14:23, the master said to the servant, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” He was commanding us to convincingly and persuasively bring the lost to Him.
This word “compel” has been misinterpreted by some people to mean the use of forceful means to bring people to Christ. This is not true. Even though the word seems overly strong, I think that Jesus was suggesting to His servants to plead strongly with the lost to come to His Kingdom by loving them and fervently praying for them.
People are to be compelled not by force but by love. If preachers of the Gospel would compel people to come to Christ with the same passion they compel people to give money, we would see real change.
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