Why Witness? ( by Fenny West)

Why Witness?

  1. We have been commanded to do so.

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15:NIV

2. We have the Authority

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matt. 28:18-20

1              And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. Matt.10:10

3. We were saved to save others.

21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s. Obad.1:21

4 We are called to be fishers of men.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Matt.4:19

5Those who have found bread and like the 4 lepers, should not keep it to ourselves. It is selfish to keep the gospel to ourselves.

Then they said one to another, “We do not what is right. This day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace. If we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us. Now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.”

10 So they came and called unto the gatekeepers of the city; and they told them, saying, “We came to the camp of the Syrians, and behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied and asses tied and the tents as they were.”

11 And he called the gatekeepers, and they told it to the king’s house within.

 2Kings. 7:9-11

6 That is the primary purpose of God and we should all have that primary purpose as imitators of God. Eph5:1, 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and please God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be save and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom  for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 1Tim1:15-16

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 1Tim.2:5-6

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free, Luke 4:18

7 We are God’s Epistles.

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

2 Cor.3:3

8 We need to follow the Master’s footsteps.

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children Eph.5:1,

9 We are co-workers with God.

For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. 1Cor.3:9

10. We are His hands and feet and voice.

30           For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. Eph.5:30

11. We all have a Ministry of Reconciliation

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 2Cor.5:18

12. We are His Ambassadors.

20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2Cor. 5:20

13. We are able ministers. He qualified us. We are sufficient in Him.

5              Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2Cor.3:5, 6

14. He who wins soul is wise.

Those who are wise[a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. Dan.12:3,

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
    and the one who is wise saves lives. Prov.11:30

 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.

Prov.11:30

15. The more we witness, the stronger we will be.

14   But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.

13           Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.  Acts2:14-41,

16. We have been empowered to do so. We have no excuse.

8              But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

17. We need not be ashamed of the Gospel.

The Just Live by Faith

16           For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

Pray that you would be a willing vessel for the Holy Spirit to accomplish His work.

18. We have the Holy Spirit to help us.

1              And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. Matt.10:10

John 14:16­–17, 26: [Jesus said,] “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. . . . The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

12           For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Luke12:12

19. Angels rejoice when a sinner repents and is added to God’s family.

7      I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8      “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?

9      And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’

10   Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

 Luke 15:7-10

20. There is a great joy that wells up in you when you have led someone to salvation.

21. We need to redeem the time. The day is far spent..

4      I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.

John 9:4 The day is far spent…

Walk in Wisdom

15   See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

16   redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

17           Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Eph.5:15-17, 

Make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

22. You are the light of the world, salt of the earth and city on a hill.

Believers Are Salt and Light

13   “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

14   “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15   Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matt.5:13-16

23 The fields are white and harvest plentiful but the labourers are few.

6      But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.

37   Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

38   Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

Matt 9:35-38

24. We are King-priests called to represent God to the Nations. Ex 19:4-6,

9              But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;1Pet.2:9

25 We have a great responsibility to warn others of impending danger.

3      when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,

4      then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.

5      He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.

6      But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’

Ezek 33:3-6,3:17

“The Bible says “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11). To be a burning and a shining light means you’re fervent, agile and enthusiastic about spiritual things. From sun up to sun down, the Gospel is paramount on your mind. It’s impossible for you to keep quiet; all you think and talk about is world evangelism. It brings to mind the words of the Prophet Jeremiah: “But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay” (Jeremiah 20:9).”

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Arise, Mr. Minister ( by Fenny West)

Arise, Mr. Minister

Arise, Mr Minister
Arise, Mrs Minister 
Arise Ms Minister
Arise, Madam Minister
Arise, Sir Minister
Arise, Master Minister
Arise, Chief Minister 
Arise, Dr. MINISTER. 
You are an Able Minister.

For this purpose you were called. 

For this purpose you were born. 

For this reason God created you. 

For this purpose He ordained you. 

He did not call the qualified 

But He qualified the called. 

So what are you waiting for? 

Who are you waiting for? 

He uses foolish things 

To confound the wise. 

If He’s in you,and for you 

 you have what it takes. 

Start from your Jerusalem. 

Open your mouth and see

How I will fill it with light and life 

Open your eyes and see the lost. 

Open your heart let me pour My love-

Love that reaches out to the lost. 

Reach out as my hands and feet. 

Reach out as my mega phone

Reach out as my Voice on earth

Reach out as My ambassador 

Reach out as My minister-able

Reach out as my epistle, My message 

the good news, My letter of love. 

Go to the high ways and byways. 

Go to the nooks and crannies. 

Go and open the eyes of the blind. 

Go and heal those who are sick. 

Go and lift out those depressed, 

Diseased, disillusioned, down and out. 

Go and lift those in the ditch of life – 

Hopeless, hapless, clueless, purposeless. 

Speak the word of life. 

Speak the Word of Grace.

Speak the dynamic Word 

That is Spirit and life. 

Speak with Boldness. 

Speak with conviction. 

Tell your testimony. 

Tell of  My goodness. 

Tell of My faithfulness. 

Tell of My kindness. 

Tell of My gentleness 

Speak of My greatness. 

Speak of My love. 

Speak of My Grace. 

Speak of My peace. 

Speak of My joy. 

Speak of My plan for man. 

Speak of the sacrifice accomplished 

Speak of My invitation. 

Minister Grace, 

Minister healing 

Minister love 

Minister compassion 

Minister life more abundant

Minister peace profound 

Minister Godly wisdom. 

Minister Divine Direction. 

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.Mark16:15-19

1John4:17

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“Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

Acts 26:18

“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

Exodus 3:10

“Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.”

1 Corinthians 3:9

“For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”

2Cor.5:18-20

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Acts 10:44

“While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.”

Ezekiel 33:7

“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.”

Luke 4:18

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

2 Kings 7:9

“Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.”

Empty Seats Speak -Olympics Race of Grace Lesson 3 ( by Fenny West)

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Empty Seats Speak

Olympics Race of Grace Lesson

                       

Empty Seats

Whereas it is reported that the tickets for some events have been sold off, many empty seats at some events prompted investigation.

 

Do you know that we also have such problem in many of our Churches?  We need not only to pray about this but do something about it-witnessing- because we are co-labourers with God.

9     For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.1Cor3:9

8     Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.

9     Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’

10   So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. Matt22:9-10

 

6     He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.

Ps126:6

3     Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.

Dan12:3

 

35   Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

John4:35

18   Then Jonathan said to David, “Tomorrow is the New Moon; and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty.

1Sam20:18

We Are Winners and Builders (by Fenny West)

We are Winners and Builders

 

You are a soul winner

 and a soul-builder

Because you ‘e a co-labourer

Called to spread the seed

Of the gospel of peace.

 

So, prepare the ground.

Till the ground.

Water the ground.

Plant the seed

Water with prayers.

Expect a harvest-

a great harvest.

 

 Go with compassion

Go with passion

With great expectation

Go with the Spirit’s unction

Go without reservation.

Delight in propagation.

Go with determination.

 

Receive inspiration.

Receive motivation.

Go with confidence

Of His presence

There, for your assistance.

 

win them and build them

Feed them, encourage them

Watch over them

With prevailing prayers.

 

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.Matt28:18-20

 

 

 

Calling All Co-workers with God (by Fenny West)

Calling all Co-workers with God

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Workers together with God

Rise and be counted.

Soldiers of the cross

Rise up to be counted.

The day is far spent

An the night is coming fast

When no man can work.

 

Put on the whole armour of God

Don the helmet of salvation

Cover your mind

From the devil’s insinuation.

Put on the breastplate

of righteousness with God

No inferiority, no guilt;

come boldly to the throne of grace.

Put on the shoes of the gospel of peace.

To give you a firm-footed stability;

readiness with testimonies from your tests.

Take the shield of faith

To extinguish every flaming arrows of your foes.

Take the sword of the Spirit- the word of God

And cut down every demonic trees and entities.

 

Take your marching orders

From the Alpha and the Omega

And set your face like a flint

And go into all nooks and crannies

And rescue the perishing-

Those dead in in trespasses and sin

Those who sit in darkness

Those who sit in doom and gloom

Those who sit in the seat of the scornful

Those without God and without hope.

 

Co-workers with God,

Fishers of men,

Answer the call today!

 

9    For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.1Cor3:9

7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you

John15:7-8,16

36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matt9:36-38

 

Check the Oil ( by Fenny West)

Check the Oil

check the oil

Check the oil

To stem the toil

Foil the spoil

From the boil

Of your engine-

Engine of your life.

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Top up with prayer

Walking by faith

Bible reading

Hearing from God

Bible study

Church attendance

Doing the word.

 

 

Going from strength to strength

Is not magic but by maintenance

Going from glory to glory

On the Road of Life

Requires common sense;

Praising Him, worshipping Him

Spending time in His presence.

3     My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.

Ps5:3

12   I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food.

Job23:12

 

17        pray without ceasing,1Thess5:17

35        Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. Mark1:35

31   But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Isa40:31

1     How lovely is Your tabernacle, O LORD of hosts!

2     My soul longs, yes, even faints For the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

3     Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may lay her young — Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.

4     Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; They will still be praising You. Selah

5     Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

6     As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools.

7     They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion.

Ps84:1-7

Psalms 27: An Exuberant Declaration of FaithA Psalm of David.

1     The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

2     When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.

3     Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident.

4     One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.

5     For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.

6     And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

21        And the LORD said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.

Ex33:21

Hebrews 10

25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

©Fenny West 2014

Quote for the day: See Through God’s eyes

I am with You always

“Every soul with Christ is a missionary; every soul without Christ is   a mission field.”

14     How then shall they   call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him   of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?

15            And how shall they   preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ”   How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,   Who bring glad tidings of good   things!”Rom 10:14-15

Persecution of Christianity

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Persecution of Christianity

Is Prevalent, rising, real and rife

So intercede with importunity

For the Lord to use it for His will.

 fiery furnace Hebrew three

May Christians be jolted from slumber

And begin do battle on their knees

And see an increase in their number

That the name of the Lord will be exalted.

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May persecution spread the gospel

Causing the Church to expand her land

As the saints are not afraid to tell

The Good news of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Acts 9: The Damascus Road: Saul Converted

1     Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

2     and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

3     As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.

4     Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

5     And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”

6     So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” Acts9:1-6