March 23, 2023 David Jeremiah Turning Point Devotional
TURNING POINT DEVOTIONAL – 23RD MARCH 2023 BY DR DAVID JEREMIAH
Read and Digest Today’s Dr David Jeremiah Devotional Message. May the Lord bless you.
Topic: The Power of Power
SCRIPTURE: And in every province and city, wherever the king’s command and decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a holiday. Then many of the people of the land became Jews, because fear of the Jews fell upon them. – Esther 8:17
Recommended Reading: Matthew 9:25-31
25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
TURNING POINT TODAY – 23-03-23
Scholars of missionary activity and evangelism use a term to describe how the Gospel spread in the Early Church: “gossiping the Gospel.” That means the Gospel message about Jesus spread from person to person based on eyewitness accounts from those who had received the Gospel and its benefits.
While many forms of evangelism can be effective, there is nothing like hearing from a “satisfied customer.” In Persia, where the efforts of Queen Esther saved the Jewish people from genocide, many non-Jews converted to Esther’s faith. Why? Because they saw how Esther’s God had moved the king to protect the Jews. This meant that Esther’s God was more powerful than the Persian king! As word of this spread, conversions followed. The same thing happened during and after Jesus’ ministry. Word of His miracles and teachings spread from person to person.
If you are looking for ways to influence unsaved friends for Christ, be open and bold about the way God’s power has been at work in your own life.
Witnessing is not something we do; it is something we are.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: 1 Samuel 4-7