Monthly Archives: April 2008

Prophetic Evangelism

As we were driving downtown, we passed Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant. Riley said, “Let’s stop there.” We turned the bus around and a few of us went in. Riley walked up to the manager and asked if we could say a prayer over the troops while everyone is eating. She said, “Sure!” Riley addressed the crowd, “Hello, everyone, my name is Riley and I am a minister at EMIC. While you’re eating, I’d like to say a quick prayer over our troops.” Everyone in the restaurant bowed their head. Riley began, “Lord, I thank you for protecting our troops. . . I thank you for these wonderful people here in this restaurant. If anyone here does not know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you would go to heaven if you died tonight, repeat this prayer after me: Lord Jesus, come into my heart . . . .” Several people in the restaurant prayed that prayer. We turned around to face the manager and a few employees. Riley asked the manager, “Did you pray that prayer?” She said, “Yes.” Then he asked another employee, “Did you pray that prayer?” She said, “Yes, and I don’t normally pray prayers. But I did this time!” Glory to God!

 

When we got back on the bus, Allison said, “Riley, as we were waiting on ya’ll, we turned the bus around. As we did, I looked into the windows at the end of the shopping center. There is a Bingo Hall with TONS of people!” Riley said, “Let’s go!”

 

We walked into the Bingo Hall; there were at least 200 people in there! Hallelujah! We found a large fishing hole! Riley walked in and went up to the person in charge. As he was talking to her, a few of us were gathered around the door. An employee walked up to me and said, “Do you want to buy a bingo card for $1?” I said, “No, thank you. We are here to pray a prayer for the troops.” She said, “Oh, they will never let you do that!” As I spoke to her and shared the Word with her, she prayed the prayer to ask Jesus into her heart. Then she said, “Maybe they’ll let you pray!” She was changed! When the current bingo game was over, Riley got on the microphone and said, “Lord, I thank you for our troops that are protecting our country. Lord, I thank you for the troops fighting so we can be in peace here.  And I thank you for these wonderful people. . . if you are not certain that you would go to heaven when you die, repeat this prayer after me:

 

Lord Jesus, come into my heart . . . if you have pain in your body, say: pain, go in Jesus Name. I am healed! Now I pray for ya’ll that you would win the bingo game! Amen! If you prayed that prayer to ask Jesus into your heart, raise your hand.” Hands went up all over the room! At least 65 people prayed with us for salvation! Glory!

After the Bingo Hall, we headed downtown and prayed with more people there!

 

For the evening, we prayed with a total of 206 people! Hallelujah!

 

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You Are Loved!

God loves you! Love never gives up! God’s love for you endures through every circumstance—no matter what you have done in the past. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:19 that God is no longer counting people’s sins against them. When God sent Jesus to die on the Cross, He paid the price for our sin.You are forgiven! The only sin that will keep you out of Heaven is not believing in Jesus. All you have to do to know you will go to Heaven when you die is: Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

Pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus is Your Son. You sent Him to pay the price for my sin. I believe you raised Him from the dead and He is Lord. Today, I make Him my Lord. Jesus, come into my life! AMEN
 
 
 

 

 


The Gospel is The Power of God

I worked late one night and decided to stop at 7-Eleven to get a drink to keep me awake on my drive home. It was only a 20 minute drive to my house, but I was so very tired. I went to get my money out of my billfold and through squinting eyes I noticed our “soul-winning card” where I always keep it. The Lord said, “Ask her those questions.”

I took my card out, with my eyes still squinting, and said with zero personality, on empty and tired, “Do you live in the area?”

She said, “Yes”.

Then I asked her – with zero personality, on empty and tired – “Do you go to church in the area?”

She said, “No.”

Then I asked her – with zero personality, on empty and tired – “If you died today, where would you go?”

She said, “I don’t know.”

I shared with her the following scriptures – with zero personality, on empty, and tired –

 Romans 3:23 (New International Version)   “All have sinned…”

Romans 6:23 (New International Version For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus

Romans 10:13 (New International Version) “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

  After I shared these scriptures with her, I extended my hand and told her to pray this prayer aloud with me:

 “Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus died on the Cross for me and rose again. I give you my life. I want Jesus Christ to come into my life and into my heart. Amen.”

She got saved! And do you know what? Her name was Mary Anna – my mother’s name!

 It was The Word that got her saved!  The Gospel is the power unto salvation!

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Soul Winners Confessions

Say these out loud every day:
 

People are pouring into my life!

Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world! – 1 John 4:4

I am getting people saved every day!

The spirit of fear has no power over me! – 2 Timothy 2:7

I preach the “Good News.”

I am a people magnet!

I have favor with people! – Psalm 5:12

If God is for me, no man can be against me! – Romans 8:31

The love of God flows through me! – Romans 5:5

I see people as God sees them!

I am a minister of reconciliation! – 2 Corinthians 5:18

I am wise because I win souls! – Proverbs 11:30

I share Jesus with everyone everywhere! – Mark 16:15

I am the righteousness of God in Christ! – 2 Corinthians 5:21

If God is for me, no one is against me! – Romans 8:31

I am a Child of God, and a joint-heir with Jesus! – Romans 8:17,Galatians 3:26

I am more than a conqueror! – Romans 8:37

I am a Royal Priesthood! – 1 Peter 2:9

I am Triumphant in Jesus’ Name! – 2  Corinthians 2:14

I am delivered from the power of darkness! – Colossians 1:13

 

Now go and be a doer of The Word!   

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