Dear Christian friends and seekers: I want you all to know that when I write about my exploits for the kingdom of God, it is not in need of recognition since I formerly worked in the entertainment industry and have had my share of acclaim. I write about these exploits because I want to encourage you to do the same. All too many of us are fearful about what others may think. Some of us are shy about sharing our faith because of lack of biblical knowledge, but one thing is sure; without concern for our fellow man, we will do nothing.
Believing that we are living in the end times, today I pull out all the stops in proclaiming the Gospel, even if it means rejection by nominal Christians and/or the government. We in the family of God seem to be so at peace with the world that we don’t give a second thought about the rest of humanity.
There are a great many people searching for hope. In fact, I would dare say that the vast majority of people in the world are doing just that; and for that reason, I go all out in proclaiming the gospel without pretention or apprehension.
Fear of man also makes us apprehensive about approaching others; something we should be doing out of love and concern since spiritual knowledge is the very thing they are looking for.
The Holy Spirit is the revealer of truth and will shed light on the scriptures as we draw closer to God. This isn’t done through osmosis but through the diligent study of it.
We are safe in God’s hands. Furthermore, He is the one who gives us the love and power to reach out to others without fear or shame. In this, we are asked to study (the Bible), of course, to “show ourselves approved, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of God.”
I am convinced that God is going to bring in as many into the kingdom of God as possible before time runs out and they are left behind. So, don’t be afraid to share your faith with others. Many people are searching but in all the wrong places. You will be surprised at the response when you show concern for these lost souls.
You don’t have to be sanctioned by your church or organization to reach others for Christ. This can begin in any numbers of ways: visiting a sick neighbor, or praying for someone face to face or over the phone.
Below is a recent encounter in carrying out my evangelical outreach.
I took my car to the dealership to have the tires rotated; and while the work was being done, I engaged two people in conversation. One was an older man, and the other was a woman whose husband had just passed away. Right away, I let them know what I was all about without any false piety. The response was exactly what I had anticipated. The man left to do something, and the woman opened right up, becoming teary-eyed. She exclaimed that she didn’t know what the world was coming to and was afraid – very afraid. I encouraged her and invited her to my church, emphasizing that she should read the Bible. She was a Catholic who hadn’t ever read it. Our conversation was cut short by a man telling me my car was waiting.
Later, I went to the fishing pier to see the sunset and just missed doing so. Hundreds of people come each evening from all over the world to do so. Upon leaving, I stopped to talk to an elderly black man who had gone to Catholic seminary but, for some reason, became discouraged and dropped out. I asked him where he went to church, and he replied, “I quit going years ago, and today I’m searching for Truth.”
I knew then and there my reason for being at the right place at the right time. I told him what Jesus said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the life; no man comes to the father but by me.” The man immediately came alive as if a bulb had been lit in his head. We talked a bit more, and then I asked if he’d like for me to pray for him to get to know the Truth from scripture. He said, “Would you please.” I prayed like this with one hand on his shoulder: “Heavenly Father, reveal to this man the Truth as written in the Holy Scriptures. May he find Jesus and grow in assurance that Jesus is the truth he seeks.” It was short and sweet. The man thanked me profusely, and we parted ways.
Just so you know, I’ve been used of God to bring two sisters and a brother to faith in Christ. My youngest sister even came down from Michigan to have me baptize her in the ocean a few years ago. My latest exploit was to bring my nephew into faith in Christ over the phone, and I’ve continued to disciple him over the phone as well, often with text messages.
The signs of the end aren’t becoming any less. In fact, there are more earthquakes than ever before, more lawlessness, more wars and rumors of war, and signs and wonders. People everywhere and in all parts of the world are searching for truth, peace and hope and the salvation that only Jesus offers. We followers of Christ must pull out all the stops to make Jesus known.
As some of you know, I’ve written about my many exploits in a biography of my work in the film industry and also the many miracles I’ve experienced over the years as I went about reaching others for Christ. It is still in manuscript form, and I add to it periodically since my faith and ministry continues to grow. I could self-publish at this juncture, but I can see where this manuscript could be expanded as I go from one adventure to the next, and I expect to eventually have a legitimate publisher publish my works.