Daily Topic for December 09, 2012
The Gentile astrologers who traveled so many miles were determined to see the Savior of the world. Strange as it may seem, these people knew very little about the God of Abraham, yet they were willing to seek out the baby Jesus, at great peril to their lives. Could it be that there are people in today’s world from a Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist background who are also seeking the Savior?
Pray that frontier missionaries today will meet those who are seeking truth. Pray that truth seekers will encounter the One who is Truth, and the truth will set them free. Pray for efforts to reach them through the Internet will give many the chance to find the One they seek.
On one day in December 2010, the gospel message reached 687,488 people in 191 countries, and 56,854 indicated a decision for Christ. How is this possible? Even an enormous arena could not accommodate those numbers, but today it is possible to have these amazing results, not just in one day, but everyday! For millions of people, the Internet is their only means of learning the truth about following Jesus.
Internet evangelism is the fastest electronic means of sharing the gospel today. And access is not limited to computers, but can also be downloaded by mobile phones. In fact more people in the world use their phones than computers. There are multiple sites that appeal to viewers based upon their questions and needs. Global Media Outreach (GMO) alone has 5,500 trained GMO online missionaries ready to answer questions and pray with seekers through emails. In 2010 GMO had 2.2 million people fill out a request form and follow up with online missionaries. This evangelism system allows Christians to do missions without relocating or leaving their full time jobs. In addition to evangelism, GMO has expanded its site to include discipleship offerings. Individuals in countries closed to missionaries can in the privacy of their homes hear the gospel message; See http://www.web-evangelism.com for resources.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that through this media outreach every person with access to electronic devices will have the chance to read or hear the truth about Jesus. Pray for the Holy Spirit to convict seekers that Jesus is the only way to salvation.