I go to the sidewalk heavy and leave light and victorious. With very few turnarounds I am still victorious!
‘Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8
The sidewalk counselors and prayer intercessors very seldom see ‘results’. Even the most unwavering and called of God get discouraged because we don’t ‘see’ results. But much is the same with all evangelism. We are soldiers of God, not God; the results are His.
But all things are spiritual and may never ‘see’ results. We leave that up to God. We don’t know what happened in the facility, we don’t know if they will abort or keep their baby, we don’t know why or how – but this I do know: We are the last line of defense and God placed us there to be His hand extended to the lost and dying.
We are sent from God to be on the sidewalk for a people that despise us.
Much like the prophet Jeremiah, we may never ‘see’ converts or have the opportunity to be the one that brought a soul to the arms of God. We cry out, we weep, we mourn for the souls heading into the gates of hell. We plead to them that they would not believe what the enemy has told them and we are usually rewarded with expletives or silence.
“There is no magic wand,” says my prolife friend on the front lines. And she’s right, there is no magic wand but there is the Gospel which we profess before the moms and dads walk through the door to Hell. She loves them all the way through that door hoping that they may turn around. What she wants is what all prophets want: To be heard and RECEIVED.
And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” [John 1:21-22]
We are God-sent true sidewalk prophets and evangelists, we are your last line of defense, and we are the ones with the answer to every question: Jesus Christ.
“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” [Romans 10:8-9]