January 1st, 2017
Centuries before the birth of Christ, the prophet Joel foretold of the great day of the Lord. Five times in three chapters, he warned his readers of that coming day. That day would be preceded by ominous signs and wonders of impending judgment. In Joel’s day, he saw it in the devastation of a great locust plague, pointing to an even more dreadful day to come.
The apostle Peter recalled Joel’s words on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:16-21). It’s wonderful to know that “afterward” the Spirit of God will be poured out on all people. Men and women alike will proclaim the word of the Lord. God stands ready to use “whosoever will” to proclaim the message of salvation. The Lord needs folks like you and me, who stand ready to share the wonderful message of salvation in Jesus Christ. His Spirit gives us a holy boldness, allowing us to speak without hesitation or reservation.
Men and women of God, would you accept a challenge to share your faith at least once a week with the lost and/or hurting in 2017?
Author: Charles Tillman Sr.