Evangelists

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

I have never spoken on this issue before because I am a prophet, not an evangelist. I’ve held that you should not speak about those things you know nothing about.

The root word is angel, a messenger. The most common definition is for those who deliver the Good News, the Gospel of Christ. As definitions go, that is fine. It is now my intention to delve deeper into that calling, unfamiliar territory that it is to me.

Angels are messengers from God. The heralds of God appeared unto men with an appearance which was powerful in form and delivery. The shepherds quaked in their fields. Balaam was thrown to the ground. They blinded the men at Lot’s door. There was no mistaking these angels were not mere men.

Much of what I have witnessed from the sin side of evangelism, it looks like this. “Here’s the bible, the Good News, it will change your life.” True enough but where is the power in form and delivery? It certainly is not in the confidence of strangers.

Matthew 10:11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

Most of us are not sent. Apostles are those who are sent. The task of evangelism is meant for apostles, those sent. We are all asked to make disciples and the confusion for me was my former churchs treatment of those two things as being the same. They are not.

You evangelize the lost, you disciple the saved.

2 thoughts on “Evangelists”

  1. Some have the gift of evangelism, but all are called to do the work of an evangelist, that is, in our particular sphere of influence.

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