ALMOST THOU PERSUADEST ME
One of the saddest verses is found in Acts 26. The apostle Paul was brought before King Agrippa II and being a Roman citizen was permitted to speak for himself. He testified to the King of all that God had done for him through his conversion and told the King that was called to the gentiles, (including the King) by Jesus to be a witness to them.
At the culmination of his witness to the King he asked Agrippa in Acts 26:27, “King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.” At that point, the king answered Paul in verse 28, “Paul, almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”
He never did accept the Lord as Savior. That is why that verse is one of the saddest verses in the bible. One thing is for certain. Paul witnessed to him to give him a chance to receive Christ. When he didn’t respond positively, it would seal his fate for eternity.
Every person that we meet gives us an opportunity to share Christ. We never know if it will be their last chance or not. Many Christians never witness because of fear, but the simplest way to witness is just to ask this question. “Are you a Christian?” Many think they are Christians because they aren’t Muslim or Hindu or any other religion. When they say yes, I always ask them, “have you been born again?” Many respond with “no.” Then you can share how to be born again and they can receive salvation.
Like King Agrippa there are thousands that need to make this decision. I pray that you will be able to persuade some to do just that so they will be with Jesus for eternity.
Why do I talk about souls and salvation? I believe time is short. I believe persecution is coming to Christians soon, so we must do what we can, while we can, where we can, with whom we can. Then we will have no regrets.
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