Above all, study Whitefield's tearful open-air pleadings.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Just listened to Brother Paul Washer preach open-air big thumbs UP!! That is how I hope to preach everytime. God lead me through what I think is the pattern He wishes to use at least for me it worked.He first awakened my heart that something was wrong inside of me. I seeked God's face on the matter to reveal what was wrong with me and to expose my heart.Three days passed everyday God bringing me to tears and on the third night God exposed my wicked heart and showed me His Holiness. I was utterly broken and terrified because the next day God revealed to me His Justice, not only His Justice but His Good Holy Justice. This again didn't bring comfort to my heart so I continued to pray and seek God's face. Then I went to the Onething conference in KC and the holy spirit spoke to me and said I am Just and I am Holy but Mercy Triumphs over Justice and if you repent I show you Mercy.I assure you I was over joyed to find His Mercy and know it as a Hell deserving SINNER. I was still troubled though because there was another attribute that I lacked and that was His Unfailing Love. He said the next day I not only want to show a contrite heart Mercy but I LOVE IT and I love you. I was filled with the Joy of the Lord.I present: A Holy God A Just God A Good God A God with Justified Wrath A God of Mercy and Grace A God of LoveIts in this order I present and will probably continue to present the gospel.I give 100% credit to God but if it wasn't for a man of God preaching a FULL Gospel message I don't think I ever would have been awakened to my sin and my wicked heart. God is definitely using Paul Washer and ANYONE preaching a full gospel. So I encourage you Saints to KEEP it up you never know when it will touch the heart of a wicked sinner like me. I was a Pharisee that God transformed into a Child of God by His grace. And this is my testimony and I love it for what it is nor am I ashamed of it. Thanks For Sharing I desire to present the gospel and not shout Obsenities at people.
Just listened to Brother Paul Washer preach open-air big thumbs UP!! That is how I hope to preach everytime.
Thanks For Sharing I desire to present the gospel and not shout Obsenities at people.
My exhortation is preach the gospel to a dying world, and weep over the dying world first.