People around the world commit to lifestyles that they hope will extend their lives here on Earth.
While lifting weights, aerobic exercise, eating healthily and avoiding detrimental habits all have beneficial effects on one’s life, they cannot grant anyone protection from death.
“As Christians we have what the world wants,” says Evangelist Ray Comfort.
“That is what Jesus said to the woman [at the well]. He gives you living water”
This gift that Jesus gave all of humanity when He rose from the grave and overcame sin and death, needs believers to share it with those who have not yet accepted the gift of living water. This way they will only ever experience temporal death, and not eternal, spiritual death.
It takes courage, love and faith in action to go out into the world this Resurrection Day, but as the apostle Paul says in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me.”
“We’ve got to be bold and say, ‘We’ve got what this world wants and we’re going to take the gospel to them.'” And Easter is a perfect opportunity.
With Easter being one of the two times per year when more people attend church than any other time—the other being Christmas—people are more receptive to receiving an invitation to a Resurrection Day service where they will hear the truth about Easter, and not the social celebrations that have taken Jesus’ place as the reason for the holiday.
“Now they’re talking about eggs and bunnies, but what an opportunity to say, ‘Do you realize what Easter is about?’ and this is what I do. And it is so effective,” Comfort adds.
By taking a step of faith and simply broaching the subject of the true meaning of Easter, many who have no clue about its true purpose are naturally curious to hear more.
“I say, ‘Would you like to hear the gospel? That means the Good News that God destroyed death.’ And they say, ‘Yeah, sure. I’ve never heard it.’ That gives me an opening. And we can do this, this Easter,” shares Comfort.
“Bring up the subject, be bold, share the gospel and the Resurrection that Jesus Christ has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,” says Comfort.
Answering the call of the Great Commission that Jesus imparted upon His followers is a show of obedience and submission to the King who overcame death. This is how you store up treasures in heaven.
It also provides people a living example of the radical life-changing experience that comes with accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
“When you’re born again, when you come to Christ, God takes His law and writes it upon your heart, [He] opens the eyes of your understanding and makes you a brand-new creature in Christ,” says Comfort.
So, take a leap of faith this Resurrection Day, you may be the person the Lord wants to use to bring others into relationship with Him.
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James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.