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Discerning Opportunities To Preach The Word

  1. Opportunities can only be seen by men who are on the lookout for it. Opportunities come to men of vision, men who at every point in time are looking out for that moment where there is a vantage position to seize the initiative and do what needs to be done. This was the position Peter found himself at the beautiful gate just after God has healed the lame man there!

    The Bible records, 'when the people inside saw him walking and heard him praising God, and realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were inexpressibly surprised! They all rushed out to Solomon's hall where he was holding tightly to Peter and John! Everyone stood there awed by the wonderful thing that had happened. Peter SAW HIS OPPORTUNITY AND ADDRESSED THE CROWD.’(Acts 3:9-11 the Living Bible).

    Peter saw 'his' opportunity and then preached the word to the world. And despite the fact that the authorities later came and arrested Peter and John, but the 'damage' has already been done to the kingdom of the devil - 5000 men gave their lives to Christ! Peter looked for an opportunity, saw one and preach the word to a dying world. Now, this wasn't Peter first time!

    In Acts 2 after the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and all the residents and visitors in Jerusalem were awed by the wondrous acts of God and began to wonder what has happened, some were asking questions: ‘are they drunk or what’? Peter saw his opportunity again and according to Acts 2:14 Peter stepped forward, seized the moment, preached the word and 3000 souls were added to the church!

    Peter was a man ever alert to opportunities around him to preach the word. Every day of our lives such opportunities to show the living Christ to the dying world will come our way, we must be able to see and seize such opportunities. In fact, as you begin this new working week such opportunities will surface in abundance. Hopefully, you will be 'spiritually alert' to seize such this week.

    About Author

    Peter Adeshina Babalola
    PETER ADESHINA BABALOLA(PAB) is a lover of God and a teacher of His word.
    His 20 years in ministry has seen him served as a pastor in major ministries in
    Nigeria where he planted and pastored many churches across the nation.
    From Port Harcourt to Uyo to Akure to Lagos, PAB has been privileged to affect lives through the preaching and teaching of the word.
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  1. GTW27
    All we need be, is a willing vessel, and The Lord will do the rest. For it is He, that opens the lips, and it is He, that knows what is needed at that very moment. Just have faith, and The Lord will provide.
    1. Peter Adeshina Babalola
      Thanks for always sharing your thoughts. God's blessings!
  2. Lilly54
    Beautiful! I love this.
    I am a quiet person but not shy. I take every opportunity to talk about what God has done for me. Never forcing my views on anyone but seeing when a chance presents itself. In a quiet non-intrusive way. As part of a chat about life and General things. It is our duty to spread the gospel, duty and a pleasure.
    1. Peter Adeshina Babalola
      Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. God's blessings!