The dead of the iconic character and singer Minister Danny Nattey sends deep cuts into my spine. Dead is inevitable but how it takes you matters. I remember I was on the phone with a lady on Monday in 2009 September just for me to hear she is gone to eternity on the same night. Have you ever asked yourself the essence of your salvation? Who have you been called to speak to.
The Story about the Ethiopian eunuch is one that fascinates me. Acts 8:26-40 (ESV)
26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, an eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him…….“About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized? 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
The book of Romans 10 tells as them How will they hear unless someone speaks to them. As it is appointed to man one to die and after that judgement, take a personal close look at your friend and evaluate yourself to see if you have done what the master required you to do or you have just decided to live a life for yourself. Every man has a responsible to draw great lessons from Noah, to think of himself, the family and the world at large. The satisfaction of Jesus Christ was seen in his humility and obedience to death.
Roman 5:8 But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Have you become too busy than the Man who made the whole universe yet left everything to save us from your sins. When you think your neighbour think of eternity. One day a lady was diagnosed with cancer and as she was dieing her bishop asked her. Did i tell you the truth? and she replied, Yes you taught me well about eternity. It is time to brush off the “smoothy cooly” preaching only pampering the Christian to good life living into the radical Anakgazo teaching of repentance and salvation so we will not be guilty of the blood of somebody as said in Ezekiel 3.
It is time you rise up to speak the gospel. I hope this early pentecostal song can help you.
Doing the work of the Lord
Publishing his mighty name
Doing the work of the Lord
Telling of his Love to all
Into the world we go
Sowing the precious seeds
Sowing in the morning,
Sowing the noon time,
Sowing when the sun goes down.