Do You Have a Burden for Lost Souls? :: By Keith Watts

The title of this message is “Preacher and Christian, Do You Have a Burden for Lost Souls?”

Below is the link to this message.

It is amazing how the Lord has used this message. A pastor and his wife in India watched this message and rededicated their lives to soul-winning. He told me they will try to win every soul in their State to the Lord. A pastor friend of mine shared this message with pastors in the Philippines. Pastors were getting right with their Lord.

The text verse for this message is Romans 9:1-3.

Every person on the face of the earth is one heartbeat and one breath away from being in heaven or hell. That is the true reality of this life. It does not matter what you believe. This is a fact. Most Christians live their lives for themselves. They are so caught up in the here and now that they lose sight of true reality. At the Great White Throne judgment, when your relatives and friends are condemned to the lake of fire forever and ever, you will be screaming at the top of your lungs, and their blood will be pouring down from your hands. We are the watchmen. I can’t imagine seeing my son being condemned to the lake of fire forever and ever.

Ezekiel 33:8 “When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

Romans 9: 1 “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, 2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.”

Verse 1: The Apostle Paul is about to say something really big. This statement is so big, he emphasizes just how sincere he is that what he is saying is the truth.

Verse 2: The burden of lost souls in Paul’s life was so big, it caused him health problems. (Most preachers and Christians do not have this heavy of a burden for lost souls.) He had the heaviest burden; notice that it was great. This statement, “great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart,” means sadness, grief, and anxiety. Notice the word continual from the time he awakes out of his sleep to the time he goes to sleep. All day long, he thought about the lost and them being cast into the lake of fire.

Verse 3: How heavy was Paul’s burden for lost souls? It is revealed in this verse. He loved the Jews so much that he was willing to take their place in the lake of fire. The burden that he had for the lost was the heaviest of burdens. Moses is the only other person in all of the Bible that said the same thing as the Apostle Paul for his people. HOW HEAVY IS YOUR BURDEN FOR YOUR LOST RELATIVES? I ask all of the preachers and Christians that have a burden for lost souls, is your heaviness growing to the point where you are starting to have health problems?

Point 1: What will keep a born-again Christian from having a burden for lost souls?

  1. 2 Timothy 4:10 “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.”

In this verse, we find that Demas loved this present world more than Jesus. So he did not have a burden for lost souls. Paul said that Demas had forsaken me. But he really had forsaken his calling in his life. Do you love this present world more than Jesus?

  1. Revelation 3:16 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

In this verse, Jesus was saying to the church, you make me sick. Are you a lukewarm Christian? Or a lukewarm church? For so many years in my life, I was good at being a lukewarm Christian. Being a lukewarm Christian will get in the way of what the Lord has called you to do. He wants every one of us to have a burden for lost souls.

  1. “1 Corinthians 3:3 “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?”

The Apostle Paul was asking, are you a carnal Christian? Carnal means fleshly, worldly. We are to walk as Christ walked. We are to be like Christ and not walk after the flesh or the world. I was good at being a carnal Christian also. If you love this present world, you will become a carnal Christian. How can a carnal Christian have a burden for lost souls? When I was walking like the world, I did not lead one person to Christ. The easiest thing to do is focus on this world when we should be focused on leading souls to Christ. Are you a carnal Christian?

The Apostle Paul talked so much about being a carnal Christian.

Point 2: What would it take to get us motivated to have a burden for lost souls?

  1. Listen to a message on the description of hell. “Hell: Part: III The Description of Hell” (Link to this message is below.)

Not too many want to listen to a message on hell. After you listen to this message, you will have a burden for lost souls. If you watch this message and have a burden for lost souls, your burden will be greater than it has ever been in your life.

  1. Read in the Bible what Christ did on the cross for you.
  2. Your love for Christ. How deep is your love for Jesus? The deeper your love is for Jesus will determine how great of a burden you have for lost souls.
  3. Psalms 126: 5 “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

If you want to have a tremendous burden for the lost, start crying for your lost relatives. The more you cry for them, the deeper your burden will go. How deep is your burden for the lost?

In verse 5 above, sow means work. Sow with the love of Christ. If you do this, you will reap in joy.

Verse 6: We have to go weeping and bearing precious seed. The Word of God is the seed. God’s Word is precious. You have to plant the Word of God. “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” If you do this, there will be a harvest time.

  1. How many tears have you shed for your lost family?
  2. How many tears have you shed for others who are lost?
  3. How many souls are going to be in heaven because of your burden for the lost?

The rapture of the church is so soon. Then the tribulation period will start soon after and will last 7 years.

The death rate for 2021:

  1. 12 million
  2. 164,711 each day
  3. 6,863 each hour
  4. 38 each minute
  5. And 1.91 each second

It has taken me two hours to write this article, which means around 13,726 souls went into eternity. They either went to hell or heaven; that is the reality, the true fact of life. It does not matter whether you believe it or not, this will not change the truth.

For so many years of my life, I did not go all out for the Lord; the burden I had was not that great of a burden. Now I have a tremendous burden for the lost; it is so heavy that I feel like my heart will break. With this great burden for the lost, the Lord has called me to be an Online Missionary to the world, and he has called me to start a worldwide prayer movement – praying, fasting, and repenting for a nation for a set date, asking all true prayer warriors from around the world to join us. Are you going to die or be raptured up into heaven without ever having a burden for the lost souls?

Urgent prayer request for North Korea and Ukraine:

Asking all prayer warriors from around the world to join us for a day of prayer, fasting, and repentance.

For North Korea and on behalf of over 25,972,283 precious souls on June 27, 2022.

Ukraine and on behalf of over 43,192,122 precious souls (going down every day because of war).

Please join in the harvest for lost souls. We are praying for the lost and for the protection of Christians. Please share the post.

I believe we are moving the heart of God.

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Keith Watts

Online Missionary to the world