Nothing I can say about myself is anything to me, really, and it shouldn’t matter to you over much. But I will tell you about the dramatic contest with Master practitioner of the Magic Arts, Hindu sorcerer who abandons his lofty abode, his mountain lair in the Himalayas to relocate to my city Melbourne, and the real fight of my life, my family and my ministry then begins in earnest, and I win, by the help of God, so that at the end of that skirmish Jesus thought it timely to visit me and to cause me to behold Him in the full glare of His majesty - the power and the glory to raise the dead! No! Visitation to save all Mankind! And now I was within striking distance of the gates of Hell, and it will mean the radical transformation of the world.
Calling people to Jesus, witnessing the grace of God at work - stampede of those running to get saved. What shall I compare it with? Nothing.
There is no power in earth like Jesus. There is no honour in the world, there is no glory in life, like serving Jesus Christ in the gospel. And by the gospel, I mean direct evangelism - miracle power as the Apostles pass to our generation.
The gospel is not an Art, it is demonstration and it is power. And for those who have learned to handle it, it is the Word, the terror of devils. Sickness cannot abide it. The world will never be the same for it. If you have understood, and it becomes thee to be worthy of the presence of the Holy Spirit; and you have known what it means to be co-worker with God, then you will be ready to speak about Jesus.
If you don’t believe in evangelism, you are, and already were, conquered, and Satan shall have no more use of you. Satan is frightened of evangelism, the only time Satan rouses himself, because he was provoked to come out like Mountain Lions, is when he gets inkling the Christians have awakened and now mean not only to do but also to follow through on this business of the Cross. And to spend the treasure! Oh that!
Don’t try to define EVANGELISM it is known only by those who have learned it.
Do you care now about Evangelism? But of course! Follow after them, then, and you too shall sparkle with the glory of God, and shine with the light in His face. And if you can find the treasure Ointment of Alabaster Box, pray its contents break out in your life, to diffuse Aroma of His love in the darkness of this world.
The most beautiful words, I ever heard, “If it’s not the nations, it’s not the gospel. ‘That None Shall Perish,’ isn’t it what it's all about Eton?”