“Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” – What a brilliant comparison by D.T. Niles! Or not… ?
In no case we want to appear arrogant, we don`t want to preach the good news on others looking down at them. Somehow it matches our strange humble christian self-image: We are the “beggars, the crippled, the lame and the blind”, who were invited to the banquet of Jesus (
Therefore we tell only those people about Jesus who watch the social life from the substitute’s bench: the homeless, orphans, drug addicts, refugees, outsiders. With them we feel ourselves on an equal footing. But we dare not confront the successful, rich and respected with our message. But if we do it nevertheless – we have one question in mind: Do we have anything to offer them?
But the Gospel achieves much more! With our new life in Jesus, our nature has changed completely; beggars became kings and priests:
“You are a chosen people, his royal priesthood, God`s special possession, that you declare the praises of him, who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. “
Jesus has promised us: We will bear witness even before “governers and kings” (LK 21:12-13). We may proclaim the king of kings to them; he invites them into his kingdom, which exceeds by far their own. And what about the poor and the weak? We can introduce Jesus to them as the one who will make them kings – yes, he wants to reign with them. (Rev 5:10)
Therefore, let us pass on the good news, without shame, without false humility – like kings!
Inspired for this article I was by this book:
„The Supernatural Ways of Royalty: Discovering Your Rights and Privileges of Being a Son or Daughter of God, by Kris Vallaton and Bill Johnson. Highly recommended!
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