Here are some questions for Christian believers:
- How many have become saved through your influence ever since you became a believer?
- How many have become strong in their faith and grown in the knowledge of God through your influence?
Be sincere in your answer. If it is none, then your Christian testimony so far has been empty and barren; you also lack spiritual wisdom.
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise." (Proverbs 11:30).
He that wins SOULS is wise.
Soul-winning is a product of spiritual wisdom. You can’t win souls for God if you are not WISE. If you are not winning souls to God, you lack spiritual wisdom.
"Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt." (Daniel 12:2).
"Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever." (Daniel 12:3).
Those who are wise – who lead many to righteousness – shall shine like the brightness of the heavens, like stars forever and ever.
What this means is that eternal greatness and stardom – the only ones that really matter -are solely reserved for those who win souls to God in this lifetime. As a matter of fact, no one can be a star in God’s Kingdom apart from winning souls.
Besides, nothing creates as much joy in heaven as the salvation of one single soul!
"I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." (Luke 15:7).
Jesus gave us a job!
The level of unfruitfulness in the Church today is appalling.
This world is sick.
This world is twisted and perverted.
This world is dying.
And in the midst of all the decadence and spiritual bankruptcy of our world today, its pathetic to see so-called Christians caught up in silliness and worldliness.
For God’s sake, Jesus gave us a job!
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," (Matthew 28:19).
"and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age"." (Matthew 28:20).
And He will hold His followers – you, and I – accountable for the execution of this assignment of converting souls unto Him.
We must influence our world and turn men to God. We must win souls to God and lead many to righteousness.
5 Keys to effective soul-winning
The five keys outlined below will enhance your soul-winning efforts and enable you to become successful in leading many to righteousness.
#1. You must strengthen your own personal relationship with God.
The time you spend alone with God is important; so also is the time you spend meditating on God’s word.
Know who are you in the Lord.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden." (Matthew 5:14).
Know your rights and privileges in the Lord.
#2. You must be different from the world.
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…" (Romans 12:2).
This world has its own twisted, warped, distorted, and perverted pattern of values and priorities. We must have no part of it.
We must stand out and be peculiar.
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:" (1 Peter 2:9).
O yes, peculiar people!
Some folks are so scared of standing out, and of being labeled as ‘weirdo’s’ and ‘Jesus freaks’, that they are now paralyzed and utterly useless to Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
Dare to stand out for Jesus Christ.
Dare to be different from this messed up world.
"Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you". (2 Corinthians 6:17).
Quit trying to fit in and be accepted by the world; it’s not worth the effort.
We are in this world, but we are not of this world.
"If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." (John 15:19).
We must understand that and maintain that distinction.
We just shouldn’t share the values and priorities of this wicked and corrupt world.
"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (1 John 2:15).
"For everything in the world- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does- comes not from the Father but from the world." (1 John 2:16).
"The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." (1 John 2:17).
#3. Be personally successful.
"Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress." (1 Timothy 4:14-15).
People want proof; without proof your testimony is useless.
Your life should be the evidence that it pays to serve God.
We should be the evidence that God is mighty.
You can’t be sick, poor, broke, busted, and disgusted and expect anyone to be attracted to your ‘Jesus’.
You can’t be an unproductive and pathetic lay about and expect sensible people to be attracted to your ‘Jesus’.
The laziness, unproductivity, and lack of any color in the lives of today’s so-called Christians are sending this world to hell.
The manifestations of God in your personal life – your personal success – are your primary weapons for soul-winning.
In order to become an effective soul-winner, you must put your gifts, talents, and resources to use and create positive and attractive results.
4. Be relevant.
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:16).
Who you are in God, and your gains in Him, should be employed to solve the problems of others.
Your gifts and talents should be developed and deployed in the marketplaces of the earth to solve the problems of the world.
Only those who solve the problems of others can become effective soul-winners.
5. Boldly speak to others about Jesus and their need to get saved.
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord…" (2 Timothy 1:7-8).
A lot of Christians today operate like terrified chickens, too scared and timid to talk about Jesus and stand for their values.
Many Christians prefer to be quiet about their faith.
That is so wrong.
Be bold and vocal about it.
Tell about the goodness and greatness of God in your life.
Share your beliefs and values in the LORD.
Talk about what Jesus Christ did on the cross of Calvary and its necessity for salvation and deliverance from sin’s power and its consequences.
Boldly challenge and invite others to surrender their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Now, get on with God’s number one job on earth today – the job of saving souls!