FAITH  +  BOLDNESS  +  LOVE  =  PERSECUTION

       re~ introducing the proper method of evangelism

 how to evangelize:​

 how to evangelize:

 how to evangelize:

                                    

 prepare to re~think
 the way you are suppose  to share THE  GOSPEL

      a detailed tutorial​​ on what it takes to be a
    serious  witness for THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

 ​it's all about
     your heart

  what you will never learn in a seminary

  wrong directions for those interested in  serious  witnessing :

BIBLE studies

BIBLE studies are great for the non~evangelist who is content learning THE BIBLE at a snail's pace.
serious witnessing requires truly knowing THE BIBLE that comes from 3 main elements:
~knowing THE HOLY SPIRIT'S VOICE ~a passion to know THE WORD
~repetitive reciting 'in the field'.

church attendence

attending church for your own edification and sanctification is fine, but has nothing to do with witnessing~  unless you are using the church properly for, specifically, bringing in lost souls who have never  heard  the message of hope,
or, new converts who desire to grow in their new faith, and be discipled.

good deeds

witnessing for JESUS through good deeds is noble, but is second~best. it introduces THE LORD through the backdoor; an indirect, boldless,
'oh, by~the~way..' approach that requires no personal risk, and will never see the pains of persecution. witnesses, here, are 'not  hated'  as what JESUS said would be. 
 JESUS said,
          'whoever does not   take~up their cross  and follow ME
           is not worthy of ME.' MATTHEW 10:38
​               'unless you deny yourself, take~up your cross,  and
            follow ME, you can have no part of ME'. MATTHEW 10:38

          'Taking~up one's cross'  does not simply mean 'talking about JESUS';
             [as what today's 'Laodicean' church would have you to believe].
              For a thorough understanding of what JESUS meant, and  expects  of  you,
                read of Paul's sufferings. II CORINTHIANS 11:16-33 

the connection between    
FAITH  +  BOLDNESS  +  LOVE  =  PERSECUTION
and how it works :
                                                                                                                                                                                       
It is all about 'spiritual warfare' :

 Spiritual warfare is the true measure of how serious a witness you are.    
 The warfare is caused by the forces of evil trying to inhibit lost souls from reaching   JESUS  through you.
 To thoroughly grasp this, begin by imaging yourself with unshakable, unquestionable FAITH:  you know THE LORD, you know HIS WORD, you know HIS VOICE,  you know HIS WILL, you  know HIS COMMANDS, you know HIS AUTHORITY, and you  know  your  authority  as a  child~of~GOD.    
 With this, you have no difficulty understanding what JESUS  meant when HE said,
 'Most assuredly, I     say to you, He who believes in ME, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do;  because I go to          my Father'. JOHN  14:12

 With this kind of FAITH, you should be:
 'casting out demons; speaking with new tongues; taking up serpents; [ and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them ]; laying hands on the   sick, [ and they will recover ]. MARK 16:17~18
 even,
 'raising the dead' [ be it THE LORD'S WILL ]. MATTHEW 10:8
 It is this kind of FAITH that, now, allows you to be BOLD.  
 The reason is simple: it is because your FAITH allows you to truly understand, and believe: 
  'do not worry'. MATTHEW 6:25~34

  'i can do all things through CHRIST WHO strengthens me'. PHILLIPIANS 4:13

  'greater is HE that is in me, than that which is in the world'. I JOHN 4:4
 So now, you want to act on your FAITH  +  BOLDNESS.   
 
 You cannot help but to do so.
 
 However, even with this kind of FAITH and BOLDNESS, there is, yet, one more key element  necessary before witnessing leads to PERSECUTION; and that is LOVE.
 It is a unique kind of LOVE, however; and only the serious witness of JESUS
  a true evangelist , has the kind of love about to be described...
 What separates  the  evangelist  from every other born~again christian in THE BODY OF  CHRIST  is  their  love for   the  lost.  
 If you desire to be a serious witness for JESUS CHRIST, you must truly have the heart and  compassion for the 'weak in~spirit', the 'down~trodden', the 'rebellious', the 'unbelievers', the  'spiritually~hurting', and 'the demon-possessed'.

 You will know you possess this, and know that you can be a true evangelist for
 THE LORD, when your heart truly realizes the words in JUDE 22~23, that read,
 And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but  others  save  with  fear, pulling  them  out  of  the  fire, hating even the garment defiled by  the flesh. [ emphasis added ]

  When all 3 of these, FAITH  +  BOLDNESS  +  LOVE, are within you,...
                                                                                                                                then  you are a real threat to the devil;

 and guaranteed  PERSECUTION is heading your way.
 Plain and simple, present a christian who has never experienced actual, physical 
 PERSECUTION for sharing THE GOSPEL, and you will see one who is no serious witness for
 JESUS CHRIST.

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Matthew 28:19-20New King James Version (NKJV)
19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.[b]

JESUS CHRIST

JESUS' WORDS:  'you will be hated,.. and persecuted for MY name's sake'MATTHEW 10:22~23
 This is how you endure incarceration.  Expect it if you are   boldly  witnessing for THE LORD .  Unless you have never  experienced  this, are not going to experience this, or are unwilling to experience this,
 you are not ever going to be able to identify, in a small part, what JESUS  experienced.
 Good deeds are fine, but it is  suffering  persecution  specifically  when witnessing for  JESUS  that is at the heart of JESUS' WORDS: 'Well done, good and faithful servant'MATTHEW 25:21 AND OTHERS

about the author

 Evangelism began for me, literally, the day i accepted JESUS CHRIST as my LORD AND SAVIOUR.    
 That was 17 years ago, when i was 34;  and it has been my primary passion since ['from sunrise to sunset'].  
 In those 17 years, i traveled throughout the united states witnessing non~stop.  My evangelism began in chicago,  went west to the rockies, southwest into arizona, and then back across to florida.  Most of this traveling occurred via  train, buses, and rides.  Once in florida, however, it has been all walking.  Beginning in mid~florida, my path took me  through orlando to daytona, down the entire eastern seashore to miami; where i would spend 5 years trying to  saturate my little niche in south florida with THE GOSPEL.
​ My journey background is only to convey this point:  it is through these 17 years of continuous experience, that you can be assured of what this website is trying to communicate to you.  If  you  want  to  be  a  serious  witness  for
 THE LORD,  then it, literally, has  to  be  non~stop.  It has to be who  you  are.  Everywhere  you go, to  anybody  who  is around you.   You have to always  be ready.   You have to be prepared, at  all  times.  
 That is the way THE HOLY SPIRIT works, and what is meant in, I Peter 3:15: But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an    answer to everyone who asks you  to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with  gentleness and respect..'
 It could be in a instant, that  THE HOLY SPIRIT  prompts you to say something specific to the person standing in line  with you, to the repair~person at your door, to the company reprentative on the telephone with you.. whomever,  whereever.  These are examples of being 'on the ground', and 'in the field'; moving constantly, from  person~to~person.  Witnessing is not  "planned".  Witnessing is not "scheduled";  it does not work that way.
 If however, suppose, you are a church group that decides:  'on tuesday night you will go downtown to witness to the  homeless'.  In this isolated endeavor, THE LORD will use your efforts for HIS GLORY, but, as for you, this is just
 'timeclock witnessing';  much like the christian who 'clocks~in' at church on sunday, but the rest of the week, THE  LORD is nowhere 'on their radar'.  THE HOLY SPIRIT is simply not a  "give two weeks notice" operator.  Again, its all  about 'spitual warfare'.  THE HOLY SPIRIT  does not announce HIS intentions in advance just so the devil can have  time  to plot and thwart; that's absurd.  This is precisely, again, why SCRIPTURE SAYS, I Peter 3:15:   Always  be  prepared
  to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.'  It is to be as spontaneous, as unannounced, as unplanned  as possible.  The reason is simple, the devil does not know the future.  It has no idea who THE LORD has in HIS mind  at  any particular moment, or from what angle THE LORD will get someone's attention; therefore, "pre-planned  evangelism" is the worst method you could do; it only gives your prospective lost souls even greater disadvantages.






JESUS said in JOHN 3:3: ‘JESUS replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the KINGDOM OF GOD unless they are born~again’.
First of all, what is a ‘born~again’ christian? a ‘born~again’ christian is, actually, the ONLY true christian, or, child~of~GOD, for that matter.
To explain this as briefly as possible, there are just, simply, some ‘given’ truths that need to be initially accepted; without having to expound on each and every point. to begin with, JESUS is THE LORD who wants to restore fallen man to HIMSELF. HE designed the OLD TESTAMENT and THE LAW to show mankind that they cannot ‘fix’ themselves. JESUS died on THE CROSS to provide mankind the ONLY way to be restored to GOD.
JESUS said in HEBREWS 9:22: ‘.. and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins’.
A person’s spirit is the corrupted part of a person that lives fo
rever; the ‘shedding of blood’ washes that spirit clean and pure so as that it can enter into a HOLY place~ called GOD’S HOME, or, HEAVEN.
The ‘washing of a person’s spirit clean and pure’ is what is meant as being ‘born~again’.
So, we see, that a person does not become a christian by simply “believing” THE BIBLE, or thinking that they are a "good person".

Despite what the predominant, contemporary church teaches, from my experience as an evangelist for many, many years, i will tell you that a person does not even become a true christian by simply “believing” in JESUS, alone*  *[this is NOT, however, alluding to “works”.. it is referring to TRUE conversion].  The predominant, contemporary church does a very poor job of evangelism; restricting salvation to the notion of JOHN 3:16 alone.  The modern~day church will simply recite JOHN 3:16, over and over, as if that is all there is to becoming saved and becoming a child~of~GOD.
It is not..  
Whereas, JOHN 3:16 is definitely central to a conversion, it is still only ‘half of the story’.. 
A person can have an intellectual ‘belief’ of JESUS, and even a belief in ALL of the surrounding details of HIMSELF; but, SCRIPTURE is abundantly clear that ‘the brain’ is NOT the key element to conversion, the HEART is: 
the HEART is what JESUS ALWAYS focused on:
EZEKIEL 36:26: ‘I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh’; MATTHEW 5:8: ‘ Blessed are the pure in heart,..’; MATTHEW 6:21: ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be’; MATTHEW 12:34: ‘.. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks’; MATTHEW 13:15: ‘For this people’s heart has become hardened;..otherwise [if] they [would] understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them’; MATTHEW 15:8: 'These people draw near unto ME with their mouth, and honour ME with their lips; but their heart is far from ME’; Ephesians 4:18: ‘Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of GOD through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart‘.
So, here we see that just an ‘intellectual belief’ of JESUS, and HIS offer a salvation, does not have the identifying elements of ‘the heart’ anywhere in it.   That is because the heart is about a person’s attitude.
the ultimate proof of this is the GREATEST verse in THE BIBLE that truly captures the essence of what JESUS wants from a person’s heart when they ask HIM for forgiveness; it is:
II Corinthians 7:10: ‘[for it is] Godly sorrow that brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death’.
It is all about the heart.  The ‘Godly sorrow’ that is being referred to here is nothing short of ‘tears’, themselves. In other words, you show me a person who asks JESUS for forgiveness of their sins, as tears are flooding down their cheeks, and i will show you a person whose heart is right regarding their sin, who has genuine remorse for sin; i will show you a true christian conversion.
Whereas, you show me a person who just “ nonchalantly” “believes” in JESUS, and says some “shallow” prayer to “GOD”, and i will show you a person with a
II Corinthians 7:10: ‘worldly sorrow that brings death’. It ‘brings death’ because it isn’t genuine, plain~and~simple.
The true way a person becomes a christian is when a person realizes that they are, in~fact, a serious sinner; that there is a GOD who loves them, whose name is JESUS [and HIS other BIBLICAL names], and that JESUS offers them forgiveness of sins as a free GIFT to genuinely, and humbly, accept.
So, yes, ‘belief in JESUS’ is absolutely essential for becoming a christian, but if i had to present ‘christian conversion’ in ‘simplified terms’, then i would define it this way:
belief in JESUS + Godly sorrow + tears + a sinner’s prayer = a true born~again christian child~of~GOD.
So, what this says is that for a true christian conversion to happen, when asking JESUS for forgiveness of their sins, is that tears and remorse MUST be evident regarding their sin; and from this, it gets expressed in words in the form of a ‘sinner’s prayer’.
When you accept JESUS, this right way, then this act is then instantly answered by THE HOLY SPIRIT; WHO washes your spirit with HIS BLOOD.  This instantaneous moment is the moment of change. This is the moment of becoming ‘born~again’. The change IS the instant moment of becoming ‘born~again’.
It is also referred to in SCRIPTURE by a number of terms;.. here are some of the main ones~:

‘cleansed’; ’quickened’; ‘transformed’; ‘baptized’; ‘new creation’; ‘new man’; ‘washed’.
The 'sinner’s prayer' requires one to confess a prayer with your mouth, out~ loud, wherever you are,.. [come as you are…].   All JESUS wants is your heart with sorrow for your sins, but tears of appreciation for what THE LORD has provided you with  ETERNAL life!....

 How to receive JESUS as your LORD and SAVIOUR, to be
        FORGIVEN of ALL your sins [past, present, and furture],
          and be given ETERNAL life in HEAVEN:
 'Dear LORD JESUS, oh, PLEASE forgive me of all my sins..
 PLEASE have mercy on me..i DO believe that you are THE LORD,

 and i DO believe that YOU raised YOURSELF from the grave..
 i DO believe that YOU LOVE me SO much that YOU were willing
 to die for me on THE CROSS, in my place. PLEASE wash me
 with YOUR BLOOD! THANK YOU SO MUCH, LORD. help me to
 love YOU  with all my soul, heart, mind and strength, LORD.
 help me to also serve YOU, LORD, faithfully. help me so that
 people can see YOU in me. thank YOU, JESUS. In YOUR 
 precious BLOOD and NAME, amen'.

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  please pray for me that THE LORD'S WILL be done with this site.
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