Preaching By The Spirit
The Spirit Of The Lord
20: Preaching by the Spirit
Serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look (1 Peter 1:12 ESV)
Preaching of the good news is done by the Holy Spirit through men. He calls men, anoints them, gives them gifts and enables them to preach the gospel. It is the work of the Holy Spirit not the work of men, however, He does it through willing and yielded vessels who cooperate with Him. He is a Spirit and needs to fulfill His ministry – the ministry of the Spirit through mortal physical men.
Some men are still struggling to grasp this reality as they rely on themselves and make loud noise believing it is by noise making. No, it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that men are won and converted to Christ. It is also God that convicts and draws men to Christ. Jesus said that without Him we can do nothing. It is the Spirit of Christ that spreads the gospel on earth.
Regardless of the style of preaching adopted – either preaching softly, calmly, shouting, writing books, blogging, vlogging, Youtude, podcasts, TV, videos, radio, or any other media channel, men will not be effective in winning souls if they are not empowered and the Holy Spirit is not with them. He is the one that makes men effective in ministry.
May we give Him His place and be loyal and yielded vessels. May we always pray that the good news be spread to hidden places of the earth. May we pray and intercede with God to bring more souls into His kingdom. May we fulfill our own role and part in spreading the gospel. As we pray, preach and obey, God Himself will step into time and convict souls.