Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, October 18
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
COMPELLING THE LOST
Luke 14:23 NKJV "Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."
The dictionary defines "compel" as forcing someone to do something or making something happen; pressurizing someone to do what you want him or her to do; to coerce; to urge; to make something happen.
It's noteworthy that Jesus used the word "compel". Shows how important it is to Him to get the lost in. The HCSB says to make them come in. Paul used the word "persuade". He said, "Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men." 2 Corinthians 5:11a
Some parents must begin to compel their children to follow them to church! Don't accept their excuses; make them follow you. Husbands and wives, compel your spouses to accompany you to church, and more importantly to be saved. For you who have friends and neighbours who are unbelievers, you are to make them disciples. Don't take a no for an answer; visit them more, intercede more, love them more, invite them more, never give up; try, try, try again, keep trying until they are compelled to be saved and to follow you to church. Remember that there's a force out there who is also fighting for their souls to keep them bound and blind; you've got to apply superior Holy Ghost pressure in order to win them.