The Evangelist Calling
Just what is an evangelist and are you called? Chances are you are called to evangelism if you are familiar with Jesus’ ministry and have a burning desire to share the gospel. Not everyone who is “born again” is called. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide you as you mature in your walk with the Lord. The Holy Spirit gives instructions and directions. If you find yourself on the streets ministering to people, this is what an evangelist does.
Take John the Baptist for example. He couldn’t help but compel men and women to repent of their sins and be baptized with water. John’s mission was to inform the people that Jesus Christ, the son of God, would be coming soon. As a result, this qualifies him as an evangelist, in that he spoke of things yet to come. John declared the Lord’s coming and readied the people for salvation.
Five Fold Ministry
Since the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, evangelists such as Billy Graham and Smith Wigglesworth were called to reach the lost and preach the gospel. As a result, they are led by the spirit or Holy Spirit of God like many other evangelists. This is prevalent in the five-fold ministry today. In the Gospel of Luke, the Christian disciples, or the Apostles, traveled abroad to spread the good news. Jesus’ disciples also healed the sick, cast out devils, and raised the dead in His name. They were Godsent. A sermon audio, or MP3, is a great tool while traveling to healing crusades or tent revivals. They keep us from being distracted and focused on our mission ahead.
Leading Someone to Christ
An Evangelist leads the lost to give their hearts to Jesus. It is something that comes very easy for them. Testifying the love and goodness of Jesus and what He did on Calvary for each and every one of us.
2 Timothy 4:5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
What is an Evangelist
What is an evangelist? In a nutshell, it consists of being a doer of the word. Not just a listener or sitter. They understand the importance of bringing the lost to Jesus. The Bible says in
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.
If not for the sacrifice of Evangelists today, there would be many people who would not have received salvation by hearing the word of God and giving their hearts to Jesus. We as Christians are to pray that the Lord would send out the workers into the world and bring in the harvest of souls. A soul is so precious to God, after all, He is our creator.
These world-renowned women and men are prime examples of what is an evangelist. Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman, an American faith healer, and Juanita Bynum, a televangelist. Reinhard Bonnke hails from the UK and travels extensively in Africa. You can actually witness while watching a free Christian movie, an African Pastor being raised from the dead. It was during one of Evangelist Bonnke’s healing crusades.
Seek God in prayer in order to determine if you are called to be an evangelist. Attend your local church on a regular basis or attend home services. Sometimes we have an inclination but need a word or spiritual insight from a more mature Christian. They will help you become spiritually equipped through scripture, hands-on mentoring, and through personal testimony on how to fulfill your calling as an evangelist.
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