Ya know? Has it ever occurred to you that the people, particularly in the United States, have heard it all? Sometimes I wonder how many people are left that haven’t heard the word of Jesus. And look at the damage the Christian community has done to itself. We are not especially popular in the ranks of the average common man. And no wonder. We’ve come across as “Holier than Thou” to the point of repulsing most everyone out there. It’s really rather sad.
It makes you really wonder how Jesus might have been acting when he was sitting with the “tax collectors” and enjoying some wine.
(ooohhhh he didn’t say that DID HE?) …
Maybe Jesus was a really cool guy. Maybe he was a “super-intellectual”. Maybe he knew stuff that “wowed them”.
When Gandhi was asked what the number one reason was that Christianity wasn’t successful in India, his answer was simply “Christians”. That’s a sobering thought isn’t it?
But We Haven’t Preached the Gospel to Everyone Yet
Not too long ago I tried to “reach out” to a church pastor with some of this information. He was / is an incredibly friendly sort of guy. The “best of the best” as far a pastors go. A very “reachable guy”. So I figured I’d take my best shot and printed out one of my bullet point articles on the things that indicate “we are super close”, and I didn’t get any feedback at all.
IN FACT, He actually wove into his sermon the following Sunday that we could not possibly be close because we did NOT reach all the people in the world yet. He made it clear that even with “televangelism” we have pockets of natives, in South America, etc., that he knew for SURE had not heard the gospel.
They have babies!
How do we know that, over hundreds, even thousands of years of time, some adventure seeking group didn’t meet them and talk about Jesus? And what about their babies? Let’s say that 100% of the “natives” in that tribe heard what these “adventurers” had to say.
Then HALF the tribe splits up. 50% teaches their babies about Jesus and the other 50% branches off and practices tribal “whatever-ism”. You reach this point of mathematical impossibility from a standpoint of technically “believing” you have reached everyone. What do we expect? Are we waiting until every pygmy in the world is carrying a Bible? Think about it.
What Do We Have Left?
Well all things considered, you have to wonder who is left to save. When you consider “predestination” and other factors, it may be likely the vast majority of those the Lord intends to “call” are probably of either one of these three versions.
- Under-developed countries that are wowed by healings
- People He has allowed to suffer from the “Job problem” and get their “butts” kicked by the “world” and are hurting
- Super-intelligent types that can’t accept Christianity as being viable because of SCIENCE which proves dinosaurs and millions of years of the earth’s existence.
Okay and then you have those that get the CRAP scared out of them when they see “meteors” flying down on the earth during the “big show”. Some call these the Tribulation saints. But wait … what if WE are the Tribulation saints? Uh oh.
Then what in the world do we do to …
Johnny Appleseed All Over the Place
We better “buck up” and get really happy and start planting seeds of “intellect” and “wisdom” really fast. If the final frontier of salvation in the USofA (and other “developed countries”) it is the “intellectual” we probably have left to save. If this is true, then we better get smarter than THEM about the origins of the earth REALLY QUICK. And we better learn how to “make our point” fast before they get distracted by their I-PHONE!
Those who are email “list” members of Tribulation-Now know I have a “tag line” on my [email protected] emails that reads …
Providing I’m Correct ….
We have probably ONLY three opportunities in the developed countries.
- Go after the “down trodden” (which the churches are already targeting – but that doesn’t stop us)
- Go after the “super intelligent ones” that have been deceived by their lying inadequate educations
- Go after the “backslidden” ones (which I fear are in serious danger see my article on the Demons and Spiritual Warfare Basics)
PLANT SEEDS LIKE CRAZY
It’s time to become JOHNNY APPLESEED.
Imagine if I just “might” be right and the backslidden ones are in serious danger. And what if we still have a “shot” at converting the super-intelligent ones by getting smarter than them about the origins of the Universe and “Pre-Adamic” fallen angel civilizations? That is a super powerful combination of POWER IN JESUS NAME.
Think of how popular we will be when the space “alien-demons” land!
So some of the things you can do to start “bearing fruit”, given these “parameters”, include:
- Telling every stranger you meet to “Be Blessed in Jesus Name” (wake up the backslidden)
- Getting super smart on “Pre-Adamic Earth” and showing them scripture (wake up the science lovers)
- Getting super smart on the “mathematical” impossibilities in the Bible (all of the above)
- Getting super smart about the impossible “eternal” accuracy of prophecy in the Bible (while remaining humble)
- And HUGGING EVERY HOMELESS PERSON YOU CAN!
GIVE TO WIDOWS
GIVE TO POOR PEOPLE (but not without saying loudly “Be Blessed in JESUS name”)
GO TO OLD FOLKS HOMES AND TELL THEM STORIES
Get cheap business cards and point them to your favorite Christian web site!
Point them to Tribulation-Now if you want.
4 thoughts on “Johnny Appleseed”
I love it! One thing that I must share if often times I hear that approach to Matthew 28, the Great Commission is that it is up to us to go and preach and then He can come, but God is not beholden to us for anything! He sets times therefore it is my thought that he is going to pour out His Spirit on all flesh and it will be a sign and a witness THEN the end shall come. The fulness of the gentiles will come in- fulness meaning fulness of the Spirit. So we have to be so God-focused in everything we think, do, say…seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. We have to be vessels that He can fill; clean hands and a pure heart. Repent and wait for the gift-and go and do what Johnny Appleseed/Baptist says as you wait for the gift from on high because it's coming!
Thank you Kari
JESUS IS SPEAKING TO US ALL
BE BLESSED IN JESUS NAME
I love it! You forgot to preach Jesus love to religious freaks. Ha! Ha!
Johnny, I recently was reading Mathew 24 and verses 9-14 seems to me to be the tribulation we as saints will go through, possibly as the Two Witnesses.
If we are the two Witnesses, it makes sense that we will be preaching to the WHOLE WORLD, and THEN the end will come. Many who profess to be christians that aren't part of God's elect will fall away from the faith at that time. Those that endure until the end will be saved, the true church of Christ!!!! AMEN!!
We haven't seen nothing yet as far as preaching the Gospel to the world. Even though we share with people the Gospel, we will be supernaturally anointed by God to preach like never before!! Our testimony will be so strong, that we will be killed for it!
Just a thought. God is good!!!
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