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PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: "When Resurrected Christians Meet Their Lord (Part 9)" from Dr. Tim LaHaye
The Crown of Rejoicing
First Thessalonians 2:19 indicates that there is a special soul-winner's crown for those individuals who have majored in leading people to faith in Christ. Paul was such an individual. The people to whom he spoke were his 'crown of rejoicing" because he had led them to Christ and taught them in the faith. Note that this is called the 'crown of rejoicing" -- even the angels in heaven rejoice when a sinner comes to faith. In the light of eternity, soul-winning is the most important pursuit in the world. All our busy activity and the 'things" of this earth pale into insignificance in the light of eternity, for in that day the things of the world will be burned up and forgotten, and only what's done for Christ will last.
Almost every church has faithful individuals whose greatest joy is leading people to Christ. They are a minority; they are the ones who faithfully come out on 'visitation night" to share their faith. They witness to those with whom they work, and they pray for God to use them in sharing the gospel. My mother, who went to be with the Lord some years ago, was like that....
OCCUPY TILL I COME: "Waiting on the Second Coming" by Ray C. Stedman (Part 7)
MUSICAL SELECTION: "The King is Coming" by Newsboys
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