Soul winning is of utmost importance to God. After the fall of man at the garden through Adam, He looked at the world and it repented Him that he created man (Gen. 6:6). So, He sought for what to do, to redeem man and save him from the dungeon of sin where he is perishing. So, He sent His son Jesus to save man from his predicament (John 3:16) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”.
So, Jesus Christ gave his life to save man and reconciled man back to himself. Therefore, He saved us to save others and SFI is the ministry of reconciliation. He saved us and therefore commissioned us to reach out to others. This is why Solomon wrote in the book of Proverbs 11:30, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and he that winneth soul is wise.
This is the most essential part of our service to God. He desires that we bring others into the fold; into the family of the beloved. Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He commissioned the disciples and believers to go out into all the world and preach the gospel.
Matthew 28: 18-20:
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age”.
You see, the above verses of the book of Matthew let’s us know what God wants us to do. This is also why Jesus said that we must work (win souls) while it is day, for the night cometh when no man can work. He also left us with the Holy Spirit to help us to fulfill this mandate.
In Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”.
No one can win a soul without the Holy spirit, prayers and the word of God. This is because one can only give out what he/she has.
There are many people languishing in sin, even around your neighbourhood that you need to reach out to them. Therefore, arise child of God and be committed to the ministry of reconciliation, because you cannot afford to meet Jesus empty-handed. The only offering God requires from you is the offering of souls.