1. One of man’s calling is not to lead people to Jesus Christ, but to discern where people are in their lives and help nudge them closer to Jesus. In other words, we just start taking time to love people as they are.
2.People are saved by Jesus not us. One of the natures of man is to cultivate the earth and love His people. Jesus is the way, not man. No one can come to the Father except through Jesus.
Example – John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
3. One of the statements God said to me was, “Brad, you love them with the love that I gave you and let me save them.”
Example – Matt 22:37-40 – “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
4. Not everybody that you will encounter is ready to be led to Jesus. Like the growth of a plant in the earth, first the blade, then the head, and lastly, the full grain. We are called to cultivate and water lives with God’s love.
Example – Mark 4:28-29For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
5.The enemy will take the good works of God and make it a “must do” tradition. Leaving man pressured and subconsciously thinking he must do the works of God first, and love afterward. The enemy knows that this formulated system steals the true love of Christ in man. Leaving him fruitless and always disappointed. The system steals the power within man kind. Love is God’s power. If man ever starts loving first again, power will break out, miracles, healing, and salvation will erupt. The enemy will begin to be pulled down.
Example – Rev 2:2-6
“I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent. 6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.