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Why Witness?

by Trent - from Dec 2005
What motivation do we have to witness? Should we set out to change anyone?

If you are ever compelled to say something, then say exactly that, by the Spirit, and with the words that He gave you to say.

If the Spirit tells you to instruct the dean of students of a seminary then march into their office and instruct them! If the Spirit tells you to hush while some ignoramus is begging you to tell them the gospel, then hush!

If the Spirit tells you to give everything that you own to somebody that is dripping with gold, then immediately give it away. If the Spirit tells you to withhold spare-change from someone who is dying of starvation then don't you give them a penny.

Start living according to the Spirit. Start walking by the Spirit, and abandon all of your thoughts and plans.

You think that everyone needs to know what you know? Well, that might be, but the need is not the call. Wait on the call, and when you do this you will be as a fisher of men. Stop deciding when to cast your net all day and hear one word from the Master ... and watch what happens, with such feeble effort applied to His specific call to action. Your boat will not be able to bring ashore all that will be accomplished in simple trusting obedience.

Right now all evangelical thrusts of mainstream Christianity have all lost their way. They are all about how man can be instructed by their carnal mind, hoping and planning to bring in a harvest through calculated resource management and supervision. That is mere training on how to walk according to the flesh, not according to the Spirit. Lets forever repent of any lonely un-holy ambitions and acts of devotion that have no origination from the Spirit. That stuff is just sinning and calling it good. It is wood, hay and stubble, and just exhausting ourself in the meantime with nothing to show for it.

I witness to reality on this blog, but only because it would be more exhausting to hold it within. God has placed this song in my heart, and I am revealing this true-condition as I speak. I don't care it if moves one person closer to God. I don't care if it makes some people go to war with God. What you do with it is your own business. There isn't anything "in it" for me one-way-or-the-other. My satisfaction comes just be getting it off my chest and the relief does not depend on your response.

By the Spirit, I know about and witness to a reality that is revealed to me. Do with it, however you want to. Whether you "amen" or scoff at it, I only want your true condition to be revealed. If nothing else, I only encourage that we be true and lay aside all pretense, even the pretense of ignorance with regard to what has been revealed to us.

Revelation 22:11
"LET him who does wrong continue to do wrong; LET him who is vile continue to be vile; LET him who does right continue to do right; and LET him who is holy continue to be holy."
Revelation 22:10-12 (in Context) Revelation 22
(Whole Chapter)

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