The Great Awakening Tour
Friday, May 08, 2009
A Word from Dr Rodney Howard-Browne
This Great Awakening Tour was birthed in the summer of 99 when we went to Madison Square Garden for a 6 weeks soul winning crusade that saw 48 459 decisions for Christ.
One of the problems is that soul winning if it is implemented at all in a church it is left up to the few – however the great co-mission “Go Ye into all the World” and preach the gospel to every creature is not the great suggestion.
Soul Winning is something that is and should be the quest of every believer as souls are the only thing that you and I can take with us when we die.
This is why Jesus came to seek and save that which is lost – it’s time for the church to get back to the basics of the gospel and start winning the lost. When I was a boy my Pastor, Pastor Labaschagne used to say about soul winning use any bait even if it stinks. – We are catching fish. Jesus said to Peter, follow me and I will make you fishes of men.
We are all to be fishers of men – from those in the full time ministry to every believer. The Lord spoke to be and said it’s time to mobilize every believer to bring in the Harvest of Souls! Jesus is coming soon.
This should not be attempted with anyone until they receive according to Acts 1 verse 8 : Ye shall Receive Power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you and Ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the Earth.
The Power to be witnesses – to preach boldly and proclaim the good news – realizing that the gospel is the power of God unto Salvation. But we are carriers and we are announcers of this good news gospel – realizing that the goodness of God leads us to repentance. Our Job is not to convict – our Job is proclaim – the word convicts. If we attempt to do the work of the Holy Spirit instead of convicting we will condemn. The Love of God flowing from the lips of a Spirit filled believer will allow the word of God to do what it does.
Jesus said If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me – He also said that no man can come to me except the Spirit draw him – and he that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. He stands with arms wide open and He says come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest take my yoke upon you learn of me for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
The Gospel is Good News and must be carried by people who are full of Jesus and the Joy of their Salvation – people can see if you are real or fake – they can see if you know Jesus personally or have just heard about Him.
We must mobilize everyone to win the lost at any cost – From the penthouse to the crack house – we are going to shout it from the mountain tops to the roof tops until the whole world knows how awesome He is and how wonderful He is.
Soul Winning is that which will count 100 years from this moment – nothing else will – how many people can we take with us – eternity is in our hearts – every second is valuable – every chance must be taken to bring in this harvest. Will you help – we need laborers – Jesus said say not that there are 4 months then cometh the harvest – the fields are white unto harvest. We must rather pray the Lord of the Harvest that He send forth laborers – you are an answer to the Lord of the Harvests prayer.
Thank you for joining us on our Global Quest for Souls – every tribe and tongue will hear this good news. Whole cities and towns and villages will be shaken by the power of God. And nations will be awakened and we will see the greatest harvest of souls and then King Jesus will return.
Help everyone your friends and loved ones, help them win souls and bring in the Harvest so that they two can have treasure in Heaven. Then the Soul Winners Crown will be yours and their eternal treasure that you can cast at Jesus Feet.
We will use every method and every means to save souls from an eternity in Hell – Hear the cry of the Lost as they wonder around in darkness – however you are the one who will throw out the lifeline – you are the one carrying the light – your light is shining so that those who are in darkness can find their way.