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Jesus is coming back soon and only one thing has yet to happen. The only untapped region is the nations of the world!
We may have had an opportunity to share Jesus with someone, but instead we walked on by because we were too busy, too timid, or too afraid of being rejected. Then afterward we thought, "What if that was that person's last chance to hear the Gospel?"

Our lives are so busy and we are in such a hurry that we don't have time for people. Let's stop and ask ourselves the question, "Why are we on the earth?" Ministry is about people. Church is about people. And it's time for the Church to start doing her job, beginning with the leadership.

I want to show you what I see as three facets or styles of soul winning in the New Testament.

Mass Evangelism
Many things will produce happiness, but only one thing will produce joy, and that's the new birth.

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city.
(Acts 8:5-8)

Verse 8 says there was great joy in the city, so that tells us a good part of the city of Samaria must have received the new birth. It looks to me like Philip had a crusade, miracles took place, and masses were saved.

Mass evangelism is when one man preaches and a majority of the city gets saved. I don't mean someone stands up and exhorts and encourages the people to get saved; I mean that God demonstrates Himself with signs, wonders, healings, and miracles to confirm His Word and to get people's attention.

Acts 2 is another example of mass evangelism. Peter preached a message on the Day of Pentecost and 3,000 were saved.

A few days later in Acts 3, the man at the gate called Beautiful was healed. He ran into the temple praising God, Peter followed him and preached the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and 5,000 men were saved.

Many of us have thought, "I'm not called to be an evangelist so I can't do mass evangelism." But that is just one style. We may not all be evangelists, but we can all do the work of an evangelist, which is soul winning!

One-On-One Witnessing

And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
(Acts 8:26-29)

In the same chapter we went from mass evangelization of an entire city, to one-on-one witnessing. If we are not willing to go to the one, we will never be able to preach to the masses.

Philip was willing. He didn't say, "I'm not going to get on that chariot, I don't preach to crowds of less than 20,000!" When the Holy Spirit said, "Go," the Bible says, "...Philip ran thither to him..." (vs. 30).

Philip followed the Holy Spirit and went to Samaria where he got the masses saved. Then he turned around and followed the Holy Spirit to Gaza, joined himself to the chariot, and got one person born again.

Jesus took His entire staff across the sea to cast the devil out of one man (Mark 5). God is as concerned about one as He is about the masses. Think about the person who got Reverend Billy Graham saved!

You never know what is going to happen with that one you reach. Sometimes we have thought, "If I can't do something big, I am not going to do anything."

There is nothing bigger than leading someone out of hell and into heaven!

An Outpouring of God
One more facet of evangelism is what the 120 believers had on the Day of Pentecost.

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind....
(Acts 2:1-2)

This is what we call an outpouring of God.

In an outpouring or visitation of God, not only are masses saved, but something is also birthed in the Church.

In Acts 2, a move of God hit the Church and empowered them to go and be witnesses. Verse 41 says, "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls."

Three thousand souls were joined to the 120 witnesses who had been in the Upper Room, and in verse 42, "They continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."

In other words, people got saved and were consumed with being in the family of God. They were fellowshipping, eating together, staying in the Word, and praying together.

And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
(Acts 2:43-47)

Those believers continued to make relationships in the church, but they also went outside their four walls to find the lost. The Bible says new converts were added to the church daily!

Such a strong outpouring of God came on the Church that it propelled them out to share the good news of Jesus with others.

We are going to have it all: mass evangelism, one-on-one witnessing, and an outpouring of God. And the bottom line of all of it is souls.

Jesus is coming back soon and only one thing has yet to happen. There's only one final frontier and it's not the depths of the sea or the fringes of outer space.

The only untapped region is the nations of the world!

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matt. 24:14).

Do you want to reach the nations? Start by going out your back door. Be a witness and tell someone what you know. One man told us the most powerful and effective church he has ever seen is in the Philippines.

"Their theory," he said, "is 'each one reach one.'" They put this into practice and went from hundreds of believers to thousands of believers, then from thousands of believers to thousands of discipled believers. If it worked for them, it can work for us!

Let's reach the lost at any cost!

Mark Brazee Ministries
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Mark Brazee
Web site: Mark Brazee Ministries - DOMATA School of Missions
 
For more than 30 years, Pastors Mark and Janet Brazee have traveled throughout the world sharing the Word of God and the Spirit of God. Together they've shared the powerful truths of faith and healing in more than 50 nations.
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