Friday, April 20, 2012

Feet on the mountains

"And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" Romans 10:15 (NIV).

How beautiful are the feet. This text from Romans 10:15 is a widely known text. Here Paul makes reference to the prophet Isaiah, as we read:

"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" " Isaiah 52:7 (NIV).

There is a slight difference, however, between the two texts, and this difference has caught my attention. Isaiah says: "on the mountains". So are beautiful the feet, but when they are stepping over the mountains, when they are printing their footprint, their mark.

The text from Isaiah suggests that the feet are beautiful when they are in the full exercise of proclaiming the good news. The mountains were here, in historical context, the places where the people were, since they could not return to Jerusalem. The text speaks of someone who decided to leave, and decided to go where those who were lost and isolated were located. Someone that not only remained in a place of peace, in the City of Peace, enjoying what the Lord conquered for him, but decided to leave and go to the place where those that need to hear about good news are.

Let this be our heart and our attitude. Let us that not only wait for the lost come to us, but let us be the light in an active way, and let us seek those who need the Gospel of Peace so they come back to the City of Peace.

In the peace of Jesus Christ!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Just turn on the light

“[...] Don't discuss – shine! You cannot conquer the darkness by arguing with them. Just turn on the light. The gospel is power, power to give light. Preach it. Then you'll connected to the power lines and the light will come.
The electrical lines that lead to the Calvary, the Resurrection, the Throne, 'The Gospel of Christ, ... which is the power of God', as wrote Paul the apostle in Romans 1:16. He knew it. He experienced it. The world in the days of Paul couldn't be worst: cruel, corrupt and cynical. However the Gospel has transformed it. Today, the Gospel can do it again. [...]“
(BONNKE, Reinhard – Evangelismo por Fogo, 2003, Full Flame, página 90; translated from portuguese version.)

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Like the wind

John 3:8 - "The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." "

One of the sounds that I most appreciate in this world is the sound that is produced by the wind in its strength. The wind, in its power that is invisible to human eyes, is one of the most powerful forces of nature. Nothing can stop it, nobody can understand it in its fullness. The meteorologists, though sometimes able to get it right in their forecasts, are constantly astonished.

The text we read above compares the Christian born of the Spirit with the wind. Note that the word wind in the original text, also represents spirit. The Holy Spirit is like the wind. He blows where he wills. We can hear him. We are not able to understand his greatness and his movement.

Again, in Acts, the Holy Spirit is compared to the wind, a mighty wind.

Acts 2:2-4 - "Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. "

Let me propose an illustration. Let's imagine that you and I are like small sailboats; like little boats in the waters of this world. Those who are born of the Spirit are those who hoist the sails and get carried away by the wind. Those who are not born of the Spirit are those who fight against the wind. While we stand, while we keep low the sails, we are unable to move with strength. We can try to row against the wind, but this only represents a lot of effort and fatigue with no results.

See that the attitude that allows the boat to move with strength is completely hoist the sails and surrender to the impetuous movement of the wind. The Holy Spirit blows where he wills. We can hear his voice, but we can not look into the depth of God's thought; not without the Holy Spirit. He, however, can and wants to take us with Him, if we let Him.

This day let's surrender to Him. Let's give up the oars. Let's turn off the engines. Let's stop fighting with the wind. Let's dare to surrender the control of our ways. Let's hoist the sails and see where He leads us.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

An appeal to the young people

Paul Washer shares in this video an appeal to the young people ... make sure to watch!

Be in the peace of Jesus Christ!

Friday, March 23, 2012

To love with the greater love

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."
John 15:13

Jesus teaches us what is the "greater love". To love with the "greater love" is not hugging, kissing, staying together, having relationship, etc.

To love with the "greater love" is to lay down the life. The love that the text speaks about is the agape, i.e., a love that is not produced by man, but by the Spirit of God.

The life that the text speaks about is not the life on the body, but the psyche, which is the soul. The soul represents one's intellect, emotions, desires, etc.

When I lay down my life for a brother of mine, I demonstrate that the love of God is in me.

When I don't lay down my life for my brother, when my soul well-being is more important than someone's life, I demonstrate that the love of God is not in me. When my comfort and finances are more important than someone's salvation, I demonstrate that the love of God is not in me. My attitudes demonstrate if the greater love is in me. Even my prayers demonstrate if the love of God is in me or not. When my rest, my sleep, my possessions, my stuff, my feelings, and etc., that is, my life, my psyche has the first place, the greater love is not manifested in me.

Love, with agape, is an expression of the Spirit of God, it is fruit of the Spirit, and only can be produced by Him. Our role is to surrender and to allow Him to love. Let us lay down our lives, our psyche, for the one's next to us; let us take our eyes off of ourselves, let us take our souls out of the throne of our lives, let us pray and cry for the ones that suffer, let us surrender and allow the love of God to reach those.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Martha, Mary and Lazarus

"When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.
"Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
Jesus wept. "
João 11:32-35 (NVI)

This episode tells us about three brothers: Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Taking them by figure, I would like to bring a teaching.

Lazarus - the brother who was dead.

Martha - is the one that said: Lord, it's been four days and it has a bad odor already . She did not believe that Jesus could do something for her brother.

Mary - instead of expressing any word, was willing to cry.

Many times we look to the situation of the lost (the dead) around us, and say: It smells bad, there's no way to save them. The attitude that moved Jesus and set him in motion to bring life to that young man who was dead, was the attitude of Mary.

Mary fell down at his feet and wept; when he saw her, Jesus was moved by the Spirit, and moved toward the grave to call Lazarus out. Most of the apparitions of Mary in the Bible is prostrate down at his feet: attentively listening to Jesus once, again breaking the vase of ointment, and again in this text.

In this episode, a crowd followed Mary and found Jesus, and many came to believe in him. The work that produces result is to prostrate. The work that produces result is weep before him in favor of someone. Thus, He moves, He acts, He calls, He resurrects the one who was dead!

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I know nothing, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified

1 Corinthians 2:1-5. “And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God's power..

Preaching the Gospel has nothing to do with personality. Preaching the Gospel has nothing to do with methods. Preaching the Gospel has nothing to do with individual talents. Preaching the Gospel has to do with only one thing: Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Paul, one of the greatest evangelists of all time, didn't use any evangelization method of those we consider the fundamental ones. Paul didn't mask the message with emotional appeals. Paul did preach the one thing that was scandal: Christ, and him crucified. Paul experienced the cross, and about that cross he spoke; crucified with Christ, he allowed the life of Jesus to flow through him.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!

Saulo Oliveira Santos.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The blood of Abel cries out...

"If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it." Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?" The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground."
(NIV) Genesis 4:7-10

Adam, the first man, whose name translation from Hebrew means literally "man", had at first two children, Cain and Abel. Adam typifies the humanity, but the humanity apart from God, the fallen humanity.

Adam had two male children. Adam had two first fruits of his manhood. See that the first fruit of the generation of Adam, on the other hand, has become a murderer. Cain killed Abel for being envious that God accepted his brother's offer but not his own. Abel, in turn, also a fruit of Adam, wanted to please the Lord, and sought to offer God the best part. The act of Cain turned him into a wanderer drifter on the earth.

This two sons of Adam, typifies, by what I can see, all the other sons of Adam. Inside our human nature, there is the wanting to know and please God. But inside our human nature, there is also the wanting to produce evil.

Paul has spoke about that in the letter to the Romans, when he said:

"So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?"
(NIV) Romans 7:21-24

Cain and Abel, this human nature, still fight inside of us, the men, and Cain is inside of us, and he is always killing Abel. But the blood of Abel always cries out before God. The mankind longs for the presence of God a for the justice of God.

But Paul follows:

"Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,"
(NVI) Romans 7:25, 8:1-3

This battle ends in Jesus Christ. The blood of Abel finds rest. Its crying is heard. We don't need any longer to live this battle inside us, because Jesus Christ with His blood redeemed all the sin, and condemned all flesh in the cross, but when he rose, he rose to give us life, and a full and abundant life. We don't need to walk in this earth as a drifter, like Cain had. Though we can move in the heavenly places, in Jesus Christ, and experience that the joy of the Lord is our strength.

We can confess before God those things that belong to the nature of Cain; those things that lead us into and open the door so that our old nature be feed and manifested. Though, in our heart, we know we need to be close to God. The blood of Abel cries out, but Jesus want to give us deliverance today.

God wants us to live the full life, the abundant life in Him, in a way that we don't need any longer to cry, to mourn and to walk as drifters on this earth. We can, instead, be salt, light, and walk accordingly to the purpose of God.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!
Saulo Oliveira Santos.

The church is the cure

"Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?"
Proverbs 24:11-12 (NIV)

The church is the cure that God provides to the sickness of the world. We are the only ones that can truly avoid eternal death and condemnation. Let the light of God shine through us today.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!
Saulo Oliveira Santos.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Evangelism in the public jail

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. "
Ephesians 2:10

Yesterday our team of evangelization was visiting a jail of our city, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in the female ward of that institution.

It's sad to see how the devil destroys entire families through criminality. There were some young women, some mothers, and still some grandmothers , deprived of their social life and their families. We do not ignore that they are all there for a fair reason, as a result of their mistakes, but they are souls in great pain and distress, created in the image and resemblance of God, but living a life without hope and peace.

In that brief moment we were there, sixteen souls surrendered to Jesus Christ and confirmed their faith in Him. The love of God, faith, hope; the light of the world came there. Instead of discussing and criticizing the situation of prisons and jails, rather than reading the criminal section of our newspapers, the church's role is to go to where they are groaning and hungry for the presence of God.

Besides being aware of the news, it lies in our hands to make the news, and transform the world around us by the power of the Holy Spirit of God, even though one person at a time. Cry out to God for an awakening in your spirit, cry out to him for revival, and rejoice in being willing to do the good works that He has called us to do. His Joy is our strength.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!
Saulo Oliveira Santos.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Not called?

Salvation army bell

'Not called!' did you say? 'Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters, and servants and masters not to come there. And then look Christ in the face, whose mercy you have professed to obey, and tell him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish his mercy to the world. (William Booth)

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ.
Saulo Oliveira Santos.

Monday, February 27, 2012

There is only one Gospel

"There is only one Gospel, not two, not three or half dozen, but only one. Not one for this organization and another for that other, not one for the primitive Church and another for today, not one for the preacher and another for the church member, but one Gospel that doesn't change, from a God that doesn't change.

Paul the apostle said: "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse!" (Galatians 1:8).

The text says: "He makes (…) his servants flames of fire“ (Hebrews 1:7 NIV), nnot an imitation, not merely a promoter of religious theories, but a flame of fire, which returns to men the things that God had to be the most precious things for which he paid such a great price. The cold intellectual discourses that demand the respect of the world will never serve to address the needs of this critical hour.


The non-inspired theology with his pale orthodoxy says, "Yes, I know the Bible says so, but look at the failures around us."

The inspired men cry, "Let God be true, and every human being a liar" (Romans 3:4).

The Word is true, all that is needed for it to be fulfilled is someone who believes in it. Men may be saved, they can be filled with the Spirit, they can be healed as the days in the past.

He is the same today, yesterday and for ever."

From the book "Este poder puede ser suyo", Tommy Hicks,, pages 20 and 21.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!
Saulo Oliveira Santos

Friday, February 24, 2012

The man who needed money to get back to his hometown

How many of us, almost every day, are approached by those who need to return to their towns and ask us for money? I do not know about the brothers who do not live in Brazil, but here it is quite common, especially in larger cities, to be approached by people who came to try life in the big city and, after being unsuccessful in their attempt, do not have money to get back home.

Our society catalogs these people as "dangerous"; and doubt establishes a wall between us and them. Who knows if they tell the truth or not? Who knows whether or not they will buy "pinga" (popular alcohol beverage) instead of the bus ticket? In fact, the one dollar we give for that individual is not something that we will miss. However, we normally wasted an unique opportunity to present the life of Jesus to these people. We are "trained" not to listen, and expel those who are "disturbing" .

But ... is that true the counsel of the society is the counsel that should be followed? Just answer this to yourself: with all the so called "evolution" of social, scientific and so on., can we see many signs of improvement in the condition of people in general? Certainly not. Rather, it establishes a widening gap between rich and poor. The counsel of God, however, we read in Proverbs 21:13.

(NIV) Proverbs 21
13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.

The other day while we were about to start an important church meeting, a gentleman walked in the door of the church to seek for help. Joel is his name. Badly dressed, smelly, maybe a little altered by alcohol. We could dismiss him and go on with our "spiritual gathering" and return to our homes very satisfied at the end of everything.

However, we heard what Joel had to say, gave him financial aid (not much, but a help) and after that we could approach him by saying: "Now that we heard what you had to say, please listen to us for one minute ". He had said he had been a crook and a waste. And I told him that I am a waste as well. Following the expression of astonishment in his face, I explained that everyone is bad, really, and knowing that no man can be good, God established a righteous one that could pay our debt and restore our relationship with God, and this righteous one is Jesus Christ.

I asked him if he wanted Jesus, if he wanted to declare his faith in Him and if he wanted to be cleansed from sin. He said yes straightaway, and knelt; I knelt and prayed together with him. We were also able to pray for his deliverance from evil, we gave him as a gift a little book with the first steps of the Christian life, and we encouraged him to participate in a church, when back to his city. That man left the place saved, free and happy. His expression of anguish turned into peace.

Behold: all in less than 10 minutes. A soul was saved from hell and received the potential of having his life completely transformed. There was no need to expose a biblical treaty, it was not necessary to bathe the citizen in a way he could become worthy to hear our words. It was necessary to pay attention to him, it was necessary to preach Jesus, it was necessary to pray, embrace and help.

As I once read a footnote written by the ministry of the evangelist Ray Comfort, in a bible, "the stones in our hands cry out for our own blood." We are not better than anyone. Our social position, education and finance doesn't gives us the right to reject or condemn a human being.

May we surrender, these days, to the work of the Holy Spirit of God; surely you will be rejoice to see that with a little attitude of yours, the light of Jesus can shine greatly and do a complete difference in a life that needs.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!
Saulo Oliveira Santos.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Who is the good samaritan?

In the scripture that is in Luke 10:25-37, Jesus tell us about the Good Samaritan parable; a character that is well-known by his act of kindness for free in favour of that one next to him. Many teaches about this text with a focus on social justice, in how we can and must help the ones in need and the ones next to us. A lot we may have preached and listened about the ones that passed by, and then stepped away, and did nothing. And much we are taught about this attitude, on how we, as church, must not withdraw, or abstain, or yet omit ourselves from that sort of situation, and that we must be the active agent on that circumstances.

However, differently from that interpretation that reads this text in the context of social justice, in this day I want to propose another reading.

We are not the good samaritan. Jesus is this good samaritan that the text speaks about. In this extraordinary parable, we have a mini-bible, containing everything since the history of the fall of the man, until the second coming of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the one that identified himself with the next in difficulties. This man, the man who "(...) was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho (...)" (Luke 10:30), then, represents us, represents all the mankind. The hebrew word for man, for example, is Adam. Adam represents the falling mankind.

Jerusalem was the place where God met with the man. The presence of the Lord was manifested by a shining Glory in the Holy of Holies in the Great Temple. There God had fellowship with the man. Jerusalem means "city of peace", or "place of peace". Before the devil put his cruel hand over the human race, man used to walk and talk with God daily.

When sin got in, man stepped away from God and hid himself from the Lord. Since that day until now, man is moving apart from the Lord, and keeps "going down" from Jerusalem (the place of peace, the place of the presence of God) unto Jericho; and Jericho was a city of great evilness; it was a place that received the following prophecy: " (...) Cursed before the LORD is the one who undertakes to rebuild this city, Jericho: "At the cost of his firstborn son he will lay its foundations; at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates."" (Joshua 6:26). A place with no foundation, no wall, no doors. A place without protection, where the authority has been destroyed, and where the enemy had plenty of access. The city of Jericho was also the first city conquered after Joshua had passed Jordan river with all the people of Israel. The city should be totally destroyed, in a manner that not even the spoils were allowed.

And this man "was going down" from Jerusalem unto Jericho. When man has sinned, he certainly "went down", he fell from his original status. He fell from the position of glory together with the Lord, he fell from a position of intimate relationship with God, unto a place of curse.

There was no doubt that the man, originally, has dressed garments of light, the light of the Glory of the Lord. It was an inside-shining that emanated from him. A glimpse of this brilliance that the fallen humanity has lost was seen in Moses, because when he went down from the mountain his face shone. While Stephen was stoned to death, his face shone like the face of an angel.

With the exception of the humanity, all the rest of creation is dressed. Birds have feathers, the wild animals are covered with leather, the beasts of the forest have fur, the fish has its scales, and the trees are covered with leaves. Solomon, in all his glory, hasn't not dressed like a lily. So only the man is naked.

On his journey to Jericho, this unfortunate man fell among robbers who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him and went away, leaving him half dead. Satan is the ultimate thief; he stripped the man of his garments, and left him naked, with nothing covering their sin, without all divine glory, devoid of authority which was appropriate to him.

That man was wounded; the sin brought him curse, thorns, sadness, death and pain; the the unregenerate man is physically alive but spiritually dead.

This seems to be what is suggested by the parable, since the man who fell among thieves was stripped of his garments, was wounded and was left, in fact, half dead.

Now, notice that the priest and the Levite who came this way by chance, both went wide. In fact, they represent the law and the ceremonial system that can never erase the sin. The "Samaritan" was Christ. He did not come by chance. His coming was ordained before the foundation of the world. Nor does he passed by. He came up precisely where the man was. What a precious truth! He came to rescue and redeem the mankind! He came to heal the broken hearts and put oil on the open wounds. Is not that wonderful?!

Christ comes to where we are. In the capital or any other town, in the city or countryside, in the dens of sin, in the alley, wherever we are, Christ is always the one who seeks us. When we meet us, He tenderly raises us on his chest, and goes his way rejoicing, as one pastor who found the sheep which was lost.

There is a greater truth if you look at it. It is true thatbecause of sin, we are under condemnation. Christ, who knew no sin, stood in the place of condemnation for us. At CalvaryHe died for our sins;, so when we trust Him, and in his shed bloodour sins are washed and erased forever. He came to where we were so we could go to where he is.

Christ, the true samaritan, bound our wounds and poured oil, the symbol of the Holy Spirit, by whom every believer is sealed for "the day of redemption(Ephesians 4:30).

The innkeeper should take care of this rescued man until the Samaritan returned""Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done." (Revelation 22:12).

What is Jesus saying? The next in the storyJesus Christ himselfhad mercy of the lost humanityHe instructs us to have the same mercy. That is, we are not part of a religious system, we have no part in rites, we are not those who can do nothingThe law showed the sin of man but the law can not deliver. Only Jesus Christ can do that. Wethe church, are the representative of ChristWe are the ones that bring people to the Good Samaritan.

Stay in the peace of Christ Jesus!
Saulo Oliveira Santos.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Try to be weak, while He is strong

Hello friends and brothers!

Today I inaugurate this blog with the objective of helping the christians to fulfill the calling of the Church of Jesus Christ, which is to preach the gospel, and make disciples.

This is an actual and urgent calling. While you read this blog, it is certain that there are people from  our relationship living in sadness, distress, without hope and salvation. It is time for us to preach the message of salvation.

In these days God is awakening the Church with a revival like no one has seen before. The glory of the Lord is being poured over the Earth like the waters cover the sea. I want to be part of it! I want to  be part of the movement of the Holy Spirit in these days, and I know that this is a longing that permeates the whole Church.

One of the major impediments somebody that one can have for the preaching of the gospel is to consider his/her own person as the limiter. We all know our strengths and weaknesses. We all know our limits and weaknesses. We could say, for example, that we could never speak in public. Or we could say that we don't have the profile of an evangelist. We could say that we could never learn an instrument, or a foreign language. You could maybe say that you may never forgive someone. And we get too conformed by being "this way".

Paul, the apostle, however, writes in 2 Corinthians 12:9 saying: "(...) Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses". The things we often say that makes us sad and stops us, Paul claimed to be the reason for his joy.

You can ask: How is that? How can I be joyful when I'm weak in something? However, this is the will of God. That you and I recognize that we are weak; that we finally admit it. Because if I move in the things that I know, who moves: me or God? Certainly I do. This way, all the fruits that I gather is of my own glory. And if I cease to move because I don't know something, who cease to move: me or God? Certainly I do too.

(NIV) John 3
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

This way, if I move or cease to move based on what I know or what I don't know, I do it based on my own strengths and weaknesses. Look that the human strength is illusion. All strength of the man is weakness before God. So... to move or not to move based on me, will always be based in the weakness of man.

Reading again 2 Corinthians 12.

(NIV) 2 Corinthians 12
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 

How can I do? What must I do? I must recognize, every day, before God that I am weak and give up to be strong, so that He might be strong in me. Our joy is based on the fact the only way we may the power of God fully manifested is if we let Him live in us, if we let Him be the strength in us.

This is delivering, because we don't need pre-requisites to preach the gospel. None, but being in the presence of God. What we do need is to hold a relationship with the Holy Spirit. The only way we may have extraordinary results is to do extraordinary things, and this things are impossible for us to do! So, the only way we could live extraordinarily is living by the Spirit of God.

So my brothers, while considering witnessing about Jesus, make sure that your central concern is to depend on the Holy Spirit of God. Of course we must know God, and the Word of God, but the Holy Spirit of God is the center of evangelism. What His presence does, no man can do.

Stay in the peace of Christ Jesus!
Saulo Oliveira Santos.