By definition, a senior citizen is a person who has passed retirement age, a landmark in my life that I passed some fifteen years previously. I mull this over because I found myself not able to give service in and to the Church as easily as in my younger days. There were times when I taught Sunday school, gave bible studies, and preached in nursing homes on Sunday to the shut-in Church members. The time finally came when it was difficult for me to do those things. Suddenly, I was faced with needing to serve God in some new way. I begin to pray about this and sought God’s Word to find the answers I needed.
It just happens that I have had a computer since the early eighties. My first desk top computer used two 5 ½ inch floppy disks. One would contain a program and the other was set up to do my work on and save. The hard drive hadn’t been developed yet. I did not know at the time that learning how to use a computer would, some day, play an important part in founding a new ministry to reach unsaved people.
God, in His infinite wisdom, knew that it was time to introduce the internet. God the Father is the only one who knows when Christ’s second coming will take place but He give hints in Matthew 24: 32-33 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near — at the doors!
I believe in hind sight that the internet was a tremendous hint that the end was getting near because now there was a fantastic way to reach people all over the world with the Gospel message of salvation through faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1: 3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
The internet is like a great light shining over the world to the unsaved.
Matthew 4:16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”
2 Corinthians 4:6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
My ministry is the “Worldwide Internet Evangelism”. I share Christ with thousands of people over the internet in over 170 countries. Just a few years ago this was impossible. My greatest inspiration to do this came from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Here is a brief account about the real beginning of internet evangelism.
“In 1996, BGEA entered the developing frontier of cyberspace, launching the ministry’s flagship website, BillyGraham.org. The site quickly became a portal to offer ministry updates and spiritual guidance, while also sharing the hope of Jesus with visitors. Today, hundreds of thousands visit the site every month. BGEA’s Internet Evangelism ministry today has seen millions make commitments to Jesus Christ online.”
Jesus Christ has sent all Christians out to be evangelist and He has provided the tools with which to do the job.
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
It is time to reach all the nations of the world with the Cross of Christ!
Be an Internet Evangelist for Christ!