Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.
No Training Necessary
When Jesus told the woman at the well about worshipping God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24), the woman, after a long discussion with Jesus, finally found out that this was the long prophesied Messiah that was to come (John 4:29) and went back to tell her whole village (John 4:39). This woman could not help but share the amazing news that Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of the long prophesied Messiah, and because of that, many of the Samaritans came to believe in Him (John 4:39). This woman was no Bible scholar. She had never had evangelism training. She didn’t memorize a lot of Scripture, but she simply knew who Jesus was and told others about Him, and in the process, man believed in Him as Savior–not just “the” Savior but “their” Savior–simply because of one woman’s witnessing (John 4:42). Couldn’t you do that, too? Can’t I also do this?
How Will They Know?
Paul knew that faith came by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17) but asked the rhetorical question: How will they know unless someone is sent (Rom. 10:14)? Maybe that person who is sent on behalf of Christ is you. We should trust God’s Word because it has the power to save (Rom. 1:16), and God’s Word will do exactly what He purposes it to do because His Word will never return void (Isaiah 55:11), even if it’s out of our mouth. They may never know unless you tell them. You can’t just pray for them, although prayer is vital. The Word must be mixed with praying and then trusting God and leaving the results to Him since He is ultimately the One Who adds to the church (Acts 2:47).
Pray for Boldness and Open Doors
Paul once asked the church for prayer that he might proclaim the Gospel with boldness (Eph. 6:19), as did the church (Acts 4:29), and that God might open a door for him to proclaim the Gospel (Col. 4:3). It is totally biblical to pray for God to open your mouth to be bold witnesses for Christ and for God to open doors that only He can open (Isaiah 22:22; Rev. 3:7-8). Trust Him and take Him at His Word. His promises are sure–amen (2 Cor. 1:20). My promises can fail, but God’s promises never do. We we know it’s God’s will that no one die without Christ (2 Pet. 3:9), so you can pray for these things knowing it is the will of God and that God answers prayers that are prayed according to His will.
A Closing Prayer
God, please set divine appointments for me today because You are faithful in doing this when I am faithful to pray for this. Give me the boldness to tell others about Your Great Son, Jesus Christ, and open doors that only You can open for me. For Jesus’ name’s sake and for His glory I pray.
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