The evangelization of the world today is possible only when we believe in the doing of the impossible by God through manifestly and ridiculously inadequate persons and things:
When the Christian youth of Christendom ceases to ask, "Is it healthy?" "Is it nice?" "Is it wise?" "Is it remunerative?" "Is it possible?" Or, having asked such questions, and being answered in the affirmative, replies briskly, "Then send some-body else there." Or, answered in the negative, says, "Capital! I will go there at once," and really does go, smiling.
When, in order to obtain votes for Jesus in every constituency on earth, our Christian youths, scorning to sit in security at home, scoffing at ridicule, and laughing at danger and death, will eagerly go to the uttermost parts of the earth for Christ.
When Christians begin to bank their nine-tenths in the Bank of Heaven, and their one-tenth in the Banks of the World.
When Christian parents covet for their children active service at the front in the army of Jesus more than the choicest billets in the gift of their earthly Sovereign.
When to save a dark soul in the uttermost parts of the earth, is reckoned among Christians to be at least as great an honour as to win the coveted Victoria Cross.
When these things are so, in other words, when we have the Faith of Christ, then the accomplished fact of the evangelization of the world will really be in sight at last; for it will be the sure sign that the household of God has once again become possessed of that unconquerable Apostolic Faith which joyfully insists on making the utmost human sacrifices for the cause of Christ, and laughing the laugh of Faith, when any human impossibility obstructs, boldly charges through.
–From The Laugh of Faith
More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 12 No 1
- Editor’s Note
- Moments with Meryl
- Excerpt from The Intercession of Rees Howells
- Weekend in New York 1995
- The Letter to the Romans
- The Mailbox
- God’s Promises
- A Look at a Book
- Questions & Answers
- The Walk Through The Bible
- God’s Wonderful Plan
- New Light on the Twelve Steps
- Excerpt from After C.T. Studd
- Tape Talk
- Words to Live By