Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14
Obeying the will and word of God brings incredible joy into our lives and spreads the love, peace, and joy of Jesus to every place. As we reach out and witness to a world that Jesus paid for and calls to, we experience the love and the grace of the Father. It’s not drudgery to tell the world about Jesus. It is the greatest job in the world. I’m so glad to be His servant. I’m so glad He has given me the ministry of the gospel. I have never been happier than when I realize that I get to preach this gospel of the Lord of love who loved me when I was unlovable, who forgave me when I was unforgivable who reached out to me in my sin and pain and took my shame and transgression on Himself. He loved me; He cared for me; He never gave up on me because He died for me and paid for me with His life. What a wonderful Jesus! What a wonderful blessing to be able tell the world!
This month I was privileged to watch two people publicly give their lives to the Lord Jesus after I gave a message and altar call at Acts 29 Fellowship on a Sunday morning (the message is available for download at www.jonathanammon.org). One man who had been struggling with drug addiction said that he had been trying to come to church for three weeks and would stop and turn back at the end of the block, prevented by something from coming in. The fourth week he made it through the doors and gave his heart to Jesus. We worship an incredible Savior.
I also participated in an outreach organized by my friend Caleb Diehl who leads Pursuit of Fire Ministries. We were able to pray for more than sixty people at a Bazaar and watched God do some incredible instant miracles. It was a blessing to experience how the fragrance of Christ followed us, spreading peace and joy. Almost everyone we prayed for thanked us profusely, some laughing with joy as we loved on them in Jesus name and encouraged them in faith, others crying tears as Jesus touched their physical bodies or as God spoke to their hearts in our prayers. I invited people to call me and participate in discipleship Bible studies, and two Bengali Hindus asked for New Testaments. In this atmosphere of love, peace, and encouragement we challenged each and every one to seek the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength because He loved them and gave His life for them.
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