Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
We Need To Make A Difference
In this world that we live in you see thousands of people. Some more than others. But, each and every one of these people are important and needful to society. In other words, they make a differrence. Whether you know it or not, you make a difference. No matter what your status in life, you make a difference. In the Book of Jude, he wrote about people that would make a impact in the lives of the people they come in contact with.
Jude v.22: and some have compassion, making a difference
Just a simple verse with a lot of meaning. We as Christians need to be the most compassionate people in the world. We need to look on the needs of others and not always on ourselves. Compassion is what will make the difference. In Luke, Jesus gave us a parable where compassion made the difference.
In this parable a man went on a journey from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way, he fell among thieves, who beat him, stripped him of his clothes, and left him for dead. In the course of the parable, a priest and a Levite passed by him and did not help. But, one Samaritan passed by and in Luke 10:33,...when he saw him, he had compassion on him. Folks, the church doesn't need more elaborate buildings and more well designed programs. All we need is compassion for the wounded and the scarred. If we are ever going to do anything for Christ, we must have compassion for the lost. In your city there are literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of backsliders. We must look beyond the flesh and see a soul that is stripped, wounded, and left for dead.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy.
These words are still true today. Satan is doing all that he can to rob you of everything that you have in Christ. That's what happened to the man on the Jericho road. It was lined with robbers, much like the strait way that leads to Glory. Satan's imps are on every bend, ready to steal your victory if you're not careful.
Getting back to the subject. Three men came by, but only one made a difference. My friend, in the life of that neighbor, or one who has fallen prey to the adversary, you could be the one to make a difference. Jesus left us a word in the Great Commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel. In Acts, He sent us the power to be that witness. Church, in this world, we need the Holy Ghost to make that difference.
If it seems like your walk with Christ is growing weak and the fire is not there like it used to be. If you are wondering why the compassion is not there, you need the power of the Holy Ghost. Seek Him with all your heart and you will find the power to make a difference.
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