How can and should I talk to people about God? (Witnessing and ministry)
If the Holy Spirit lives inside you, God will enable you to live a life that glorifies Him. The Holy Spirit always glorifies Jesus Christ. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, God will lead you to look for opportunities to make much of Jesus Christ and to glorify Him (See John 16:14). God is glorified in us when we bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, patience, self-control and humility (Read Galatians 5:22,23). The Holy Spirit takes that which belongs to Jesus and gives it to us.
If you are truly saved by God, it would be impossible to remain silent about the great things God has done in you and for you. If God has granted you eternal life, justification, forgiveness of sins, a new heart, an inheritance in heaven, deliverance from sins, and the wonderful Holy Spirit inside of you, how will you remain silent? It is like a person who has found medicine to cure cancer or a global pandemic, like the corona virus. If you discovered that kind of medicine, would you not share it with those people who so desperately need it? Only a spiritually sick and evil person would not share a discovery that could save hundreds of thousands of lives. In the same way, if you have found the Prince of Life, Jesus Christ, the Treasure of treasures, the King of kings, who can save from the devasting soul-sickness of sin, would you not tell people about Him?
The Bible says that we don’t have to worry about how or what to say to people who ask us about the hope we have, because the Holy Spirit within us will give us the right words to speak (Read Matthew 10:19,20). Jesus said to his disciples before He went to heaven: “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be witnesses to Me … to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8 NKJV) Jesus told this to his followers about 2,000 years ago, and even as you read this, it is being fulfilled over and over throughout the world, to the ends of the earth. You may ask what we today, as Jesus’ followers, should be witnessing about. We have to testify to the great things Jesus has done in our lives. We are to tell others about Jesus Christ’s death and work of redemption on the cross; his work of redemption in us and His resurrection from the dead! Even if we have not seen Him, we know it is true, because the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, witnesses in our hearts that Jesus is the Savior of the world and the Conqueror over death.
We are also to prophesy about the great Day of The Lord, the Final Judgment that is coming, when Jesus will judge the living and the dead in righteousness. Jesus Christ is coming again to this earth, not as the Lamb of God that was slain the first time, but as the Lion of Judah. He will judge everyone who has ever lived, is living now, and will live on this earth (Revelation 5, 19, 20). We, as Jesus’ followers, are to warn people against loving sin and the world and all that is in it. We are to urge people to flee to the only Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. The wrath of God is coming, and everyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life will be thrown into the lake of fire where they will burn and be tormented for eternity (Revelation 20:10-15). Jesus is calling sinners to come to Him and be saved from God’s wrath, from themselves and their sins. The devil and his angels are already judged, and they will have their portion in the lake of fire for eternity. Jesus has a purpose and a plan for your life as a believer in Christ, and that is to tell others, your friends, family and strangers about the Savior and King, Jesus Christ. Many will not receive Jesus, many will hate Him, and many will reject you because they love the world and themselves more than God. But we have the privilege and the obligation to go and tell of the mighty works of God and of the New Jerusalem where Jesus reigns forever.
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature