“Keep not silent”
In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Is 62:1, “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quite.”
Is 62:6 “I have posted watchmen on your wall, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night.”
Some times, silence is fearful. Imagine in a terrible condition with a group of people, everyone of them silent with fear. That fear is sin.
Our job is to break the silence.
“We will not be silent for the gospel of Christ sake” that is our motive and our zeal.
The problem is, we do not know how to break a silence when people are in fearful and sinful conditions?
We are also part of that fearful and sinful conditions.
However, we are posted as watchmen on the walls to break this silence.
We need some kind of tools to break this of fearful silence.
The most important tool is the Bible. We should use the Bible all the time when we break a silence.
The people of world do not need the Bible to bring them out of their fearful and sinful conditions. For them the Bible is a dead book or a one of their historical books.
If you open your Bible to tell them, they are not interested to listen. Some may say, “Shut the book and get out from our site.” They may use abusive language to you.
This is the time we should open our mouth and talk the living word of God from our hearts without opening a Bible. We, the missionaries, watchmen or guards are living Bibles to them who are in the fearful statues of sin.
Another important tool is to know their language and culture.
The gospel of Christ must not be strange to them. Give the living water in their own vessel.
When the British ruled India, one hot summer day, a Bramhan, a high caste man fell on the ground in a railway station. The stationmaster, who was a British, ran with his water battle and offered him to drink. Nevertheless, that Bramhan man refused to drink. Some one who was standing there, took that Bramhan’s mud vessel and ran to a water tape and brought some water and gave to that Bramhan, who drank and walked away.
The Gospel of Christ that saves all people must be given in their own language and culture.
For the Christ sake, I will not be silent; For I have been posted as a watchman to preach the Gospel.
In 1 Corinthians 9:16, Paul says, “woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel.”
May God bless you in your ministry. Amen