Facing the giant, March 25, 2020
We just received this testimony from our coordinator in east Uganda.
“We had organized a 3 day conference and crusade from Marc 19-21 which we were stopped on the first day however we have encouraged ourselves in the Lord and we are now on house to house evangelism. The world is fighting against the spread of coronavirus and the devil is also fighting against the spread of the gospel but we have to preach the gospel in season and out of season using door to door evangelism, interpersonal evangelism and media. It is time to bring more souls to the kingdom now than ever before. Satan is a liar. (Pr Titus)
I chatted with Pr. Martin in Kampala, Uganda yesterday. He said our community is millions living in poverty with no medical, clean water or government assistance or essential business. The truth is that those of us that are saved are the only ones that can bring real, guaranteed hope to others.
God’s Word tells us that in the last days people will be lovers of themselves, having a form of godliness but denying its power. The clarion call of religion and the flesh is simple – “Save yourself and your family”. Assuming that were possible, then Jesus died for nothing. The nature of sin is that we can distinguish good from evil and will only do what benefits us. When the sin nature is put to the death the resurrected life of Christ is within us and His mission is to bring light into the darkness and not put a basket over the light so we can stay warm and not have to “see” the least of these. We are predestined to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ (Ro 8:29) who came to seek and save that which was lost (Lk 19:10). Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did (1 Jn 2:6). Our attitude should be the same as Christ Jesus, doing nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than ourselves (Phi 2:1-11).
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Phi 3:12-14).