Why We Evangelize
The objective of every good leader that has a call (Ep 4:11) from God for working together in this Gospel’s field as laborers, as God’s husbandry, or as God’s building (I Cor 3:9) is to save “souls” that have been lost for decades. It doesn't matter how much it costs a minister in the field or how many sacrifices they have to make; they have to truly and sincerely focus on getting the lost souls into the kingdom of God.
This objective should be at all times the primary focus as leaders: “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me” (Acts 26:18). In doing this job for the Lord, we must have passion, love (John 21:15-17), and clear understanding about the reasons why we accept this task. We must have compassion (Rom 12:10) - a clear vision and care for the lost souls. The book of Corinthians illustrates clearly how the Apostle Paul as a great leader of Jesus-Christ bore some heavy burdens for the Corinthian people. Paul told them:
“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. I call God as my witness, and I stake my life on it - that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm” (2 Cor. 1:21-24).
“For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you” (2 Cor. 2: 4).
The Bible says, “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me because the LORD has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound” (Luke 4:18-19). This description of the Messiah and His anointing relate to His mission and ministry (Isaiah 11:2-3 where Isaiah describes more directly of Jesus’s spiritual character and stature). When Jesus began His ministry, He quoted these verses and applied them to Himself (Luke 4:18-19). In order to fulfill His ministry, Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit (cf. Isaiah 11:2; 42:1). His anointed ministry involved:
(1) Preaching the gospel to the poor, the meek, and the afflicted,
(2) Healing and binding up the spiritually and physically sick and broken hearted,
(3) Breaking the bonds of evil and proclaiming freedom from sin and satanic dominion, and
(4) Opening the spiritual eyes of the lost that they might see the light of the gospel and be saved.
This fourfold purpose characterized the entire ministry of Jesus Christ, and it will continue to be fulfilled by the church as long as it is of the earth. Now, anyone who said that they have a call from God according to Ephesians 4:11 needs to follow these examples that our Lord Jesus-Christ left for us. The focus for their ministry should always be Jesus-Christ’s examples when He was on earth.
Now the Bible says: “Therefore said he unto them, the harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2). Jesus’s heart was being drawn out and filled with pity for these poor people upon observing the miserable and sad condition they were in. Jesus faced his disciples and implored them towards a more public manner to preach the Gospel, in order to quicken them to this service, and engage their hearts in it. The “harvest truly is great” references the large number of God's elect, which were in these cities, towns, and villages, and are ready to enter the kingdom of God.
One of the problems that we are actually facing in modern times is the fact that the leaders do not seem to really care or love the lost souls in this world, rather their focus is only their “belly and money." They need to know that nobody is forcing them to do this job but if they received a call from God to the ministry or to tend to God’s field - or if they are willing truly to minister for the Lord - they need to care earnestly for those lost souls. They have to do their best to show that they care for God’s work, and they need to keep on praying and fasting to save those lost souls for the Lord. The Bible says: "In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents" (Luke 15:10).
Now, by working hard to save as many souls as we can for the kingdom of God, we have to continuously be on our feet day and night and keep on praying at all times. The job of a leader is to “to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me” (Acts 26:18). When someone repents to the Lord, the pastor’s job is not to abandon the sheeps, his job is to minister and study the Bible with them, pray with them, and carefully watch over them.
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ he said, ‘you know that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my lambs.’ Jesus asked a second time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love Me?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ he answered, ‘You know I love You.’ Jesus told him, ‘Shepherd My sheep.’ Jesus asked a third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love Me?’ Peter was deeply hurt that Jesus had asked him a third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ ‘Lord, you know all things,’ he replied. ‘You know I love You.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My sheep’” (John 21: 15-17).
In God's kingdom, everything that we do is about caring for the souls for whom God has paid a ransom price: “God paid a ransom to save you from the impossible road to heaven which your fathers tried to take, and the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver as you very well know. But he paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God” (1 Peter 1:18-20).
Throughout my ministry, God has blessed me in so many ways. I have a lot of faith in Him. I pray and fast often to ask Him to fill me up with His power to save and restore as many souls as possible because every single soul count. He has been using me in numerous ways for many miracles and wonders, and to restore many broken hearts. I have laid hands on many people, and they have been healed and delivered from sicknesses and I also cast out a lot of demons.