5 But as for you, use self-restraint in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:5
An evangelist is anyone who proclaims or tells good news. And in our case, as Christians, we tell our world about the good news of our Lord’s resurrection from death. Jesus, Himself started the work of an evangelist when He rose from the grave. He tasked us before leaving to continue doing the same.
The apostles took over after He ascended, and many more have sacrificed their lives to proclaim the good news of our Lord Jesus to different generations. It’s now our turn – for salvation is the primary occupation of God.
3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4
The wonderful work done by God to save the human race from the tyranny of the devil cannot go unproclaimed. Sin subjected everyone to the authority of death. Lives have been destroyed. People were crying for a solution and a savior. Over the course of many centuries, what many thought to have been the normal way of life was actually the opposite of how we were originally made to live.
God had a master plan to save everyone from sin the moment Adam and his wife were deceived. Jesus was the ultimate solution to the many problems brought by sin especially, death. For the wages of sin is death. By defeating death, Jesus released us from the bondage of sin to live for God.
The Lord has risen from the dead, and our mandate is to tell the world about this good news. Why is it a piece of good news? Because we finally have someone who has defeated sin and death on our behalf, so we could enjoy a peaceful life. It is our duty to tell the world that a solution has been found for their problems. His name is Jesus!
It Was Jesus’ Last Command To Do The Work Of An Evangelist
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15
Jesus’s last words were for us to preach (tell) the good news to everyone. You don’t have a choice to preach or not to. By taking a good look at yourself, you will be able to count your blessings and name them. If not for Jesus, where would you have been? He didn’t send us to preach our denomination – our mandate is to tell the world that Jesus died for our sins and rose again for our glory.
8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and as far as the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
The anointing of the Holy Spirit is not to prove that you are powerful. Neither is it to prove that you can work more miracles than any other person. The simple reason God sent His Spirit to be with us is for the work of evangelism. We need the Holy Spirit for the primary work of evangelism – not power play.
Timothy was a bishop but was still instructed to do the work of an evangelist. How then would a church member don’t want to evangelize? If a bishop was told to evangelize, you have zero reasons, not to do the same. We have all been called out of darkness into the marvelous light of Christ not to remain silent. It is your singular honor to preach the good news.
Someone is waiting to hear your good news. The world is full of bad news – every day, there is nothing good to hear on any news network. Could you imagine every Christian making it a goal to share the gospel with at least one person in a week?
The whole of heaven rejoices when one person gets saved. Besides, there is a handsome reward for those who preach the gospel. They are the ones who will be living in the mansions of heaven. Your labor shall definitely not be in vain! Therefore, make it your goal to tell your world about Jesus! Stay blessed
Read Further: Ephesians 3:7-9, Ephesians 5:16
Prayer For The Day:
Precious Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the privilege to preach the good news. I carry the light of the kingdom to my world as I demonstrate your love to a people badly in need of it. So help me, Lord. Amen