King's Business - 1912-01

The world is a foreign field and heaven is our home. Phil. 3:20. (6) Business Men and Women. "Occu- py till I come." Luke 19:13. - The word occupy means do business. We are called to a business life for our Lord. (7) Fishers of men. Follow me and I will make you fishers of men. Mat. 4:19. From the sea of the world we are to take men. Commit these six passages of Scripture and say them over and over. Say to your- self,—I am a servant, a steward, an am- bassador, a witness, a missionary, a busi- ness agent, a fisher of men, and you will soon come to recognize the solemn fact of your relationship. This is the foundation lesson on soul winning. These great facts of your call- ing must grip you and hold you. Pray daily that the Lord will burn these texts into your heart life.

ries of God. 1 Cor. 4:1. A steward is a house manager. One to whom is commit- ted certain responsibilities relating to the house. See Titus 1:7; 1 Pet. 4:10; 1 Cor. 11:2. (3) Ambassadors. Now then we are am- bassadors for Christ. 2 Cor. 5:20 We are messengers or representatives of Christ. (4) Witnesses. And ye shall be wit- nesses of me. Acts 1:8. This word means martyr, so that those who witness at the expense of their lives are martyrs. A wit-' ness tells what he knows. He milst wit- ness with lip and life. (5) Missionaries. As Thou hast sent me into the world even so have I also sent them into the world. Jno. 17:18. The Word sent is apostolic. Paul was an apos- tle, a sent one—Jesus Christ was the great Missionary and He has commissioned ev- ery believer to be a missionary—to do the same work which He did. Every believer is a foreign missionary.

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S I was about to leave the office of a big Los Angeles concern after my business was done, a member of the firm came into the office and asked for my card. Before I recovered from my sur-

" Y e s , " he said, " b u t it is no use; to tell the truth, I am not interested at all in the question, and it is useless to discuss i t . " I told him that he would be inter- ested if he understood; and then gave him my personal testimony of how,.and when, twenty years ago, D. L. Moody came to my town and I got a vision of the love of the Savior in dying for me before I was born. I explained how the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, but that they are foolishness unto Him. He said, " I do not want to have to go to church. I dislike joining the church, to go before the minister and to take a stand like t h a t ." I explained that all this was not becoming a Christian and read to him Jno. 1:12, " A s many as re- ceived Him to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to such as believe on His name." He absolutely re- fused to meet the conditions. He looked as if he could not live long. We were the more anxious. We made a last appeal, telling of the Friend who stood at his heart's door waiting an entrance, but who would not force an entrance. We plead with him to open that door. He looked

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prise he said, "One of our men is deeply concerned in the spiritual welfare of an- other, who is not in good health, and we would appreciate your having a few words with him." I said, "Please close the door." He replied, " H e is inj the other room; we want you to meet him there." I said, " I understand, but let us first ask God to open the man's heart to receive the t r u t h ." We three then bowed and asked God to direct our dealing with him. I knew nothing of the circumstances of the case when ushered into .the adjoining room to meet a man I had never seen, and but five or ten minutes before another appoint- ment. The young man who solicited an in- terest in his friend introduced me to him in whom he was so deeply concerned. I immediately approached him on the ques- tion of questions, saying, ' ' My friend, Mr. : , is deeply interested in you."

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