Friday, in history, our Lord was crucified for the sins of the world. Our sins were placed upon the cross with Him. The problem is that our sinful nature remains a part of us; meaning, we need to overcome our sinfulness with prayer and willfulness on our part.
“For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~Romans 6:5-11
Easter Sunday, in history, our Lord Jesus was resurrected from the dead. Death was conquered by the Son of the Most High God. But what is equally important, we were charged with a task by the Christ Himself:
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 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, 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.” ~Matthew 28:18-20
We are to go out into the world and share the good news with all those we come in contact with. For some of us “the world” could be our neighborhood, city, our place of work, a little group we may be a member of, and the list could go on and on.
As mentioned in my previous post “Three Ways to Revive a Faith That Has Turned Lukewarm by Pastor Rick Wellman” one of the ways to revive our faith is to Witness to the Lost. One thing this will do is help to strengthen your knowledge of the word & scripture memory. Your faith increases, as will your confidence in your actions. This aids us by keeping the task charged us and will help us fight by the will of God against our sinful nature by keeping God’s word at the forefront of our mind.