How do we witness to anyone?
“Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.” Proverbs 25:11. This scripture means when a person has a need or a question, at that moment he might be open to receiving scriptural comfort. We listen to their confusion or distress, and we respond with solid Bible reasoning to give God’s perspective on the matter. We quote a scripture and then wait to see how the person responds. If he shuts down the conversation, then that dear one is not open to receive that truth. But if he responds positively, then we might believe this would be a good circumstance or good time to give more explanations. We are fishers of men, not lion tamers. We do not force our views on anyone.
But some may say, “I must witness because I want this person to hear the truth”. Unless a person is ready to hear, our words will be shut out. Remember the scripture, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” The great majority of mankind is presently blinded by Satan. They cannot receive God’s truths – now.
But when Jesus and His church reign on earth, then all eyes will be opened. “On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem…The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.” Zech. 14:8,9 “No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jere. 31:34.
Presently, God is calling out a special class of footstep followers of Jesus. These believers deny themselves, have taken up their cross, and are following Jesus. (Matt. 16:24). If these dear ones are faithful, they will be privileged to reign with Christ over resurrected mankind when He establishes His earthly kingdom. (Rev. 20:4). What a wonderful promise!
So, let us continue to let our lights shine and say good words as we have opportunity. Soon, the words of our Lord in His prayer will be fulfilled, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”