Jesus is online 24/7 and 365 days daily so FREELY available to those who care to learn more to belong to the KINGDOM of YAHWEH. The Bible says there will come a time when no one will say to another know God because each person will KNOW God for themselves. The Bible says in Romans 2:14-15 God gave everyone a conscience and written HIS WORDS on mankind’s heart so they have no excuse to be ignorant. Gentiles who have not the Law of God, by nature instinctively know things contained in the Law. God put His SPIRIT in people to sustain life without which nobody survives and thrives. Modern evangelism is equally valid online as all the major companies are now online and the high streets are suffering due to online shopping. Quick easy, accessible, delivered to your door in the comfort of your home or premises. In the same way that traditional shopper still prefers going out physically to feel the items to check it personally before buying. Similarly traditional believers will not neglect assembling together in the Name of Jesus to worship Sovereign God Almighty in a physical environment as required. Those who have privilege to freely meet together must not condemn those unable to do so. People live under harsh conditions so their only source of hope and comfort is to reach out to Jesus online. 7 billion people on earth need to be reached with Gospel doctrine of Jesus Christ and TESTIMONY of God. Jesus has come to set free from emotional spiritual poverty to be transformed and renewed in mind to follow God wholeheartedly.
This cannot be achieved exclusively by any single denomination on earth even if they try to do so. 74 percent of online adults are using social media. Facebook is obvious winner: 71 percent of online adults have an account. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Netflix, LinkedIn are between 20 and 30 percent to over 52% of all online adults use multiple social media platforms. Social media use cuts across lines of age, gender, ethnicity, too though usage among young adults 18-29 is higher. It is interesting different groups use different platforms. For instance, 53% of young adults use Instagram, a platform not used as widely by older generations. Despite popularity of social media, church leaders are asking: What’s the benefit of using social media for ministry? It’s a valid question. After all, popularity doesn’t always mean positive, helpful, or beneficial. The greatest tool being used today is social media. The world has changed a great deal from the one we knew growing up. The leading sources of information shifted from newspapers, radio to television and computers. And mobile devices have become the primary means of delivering information. Smart phone is replacing TV and computers as the number one delivery system for content. To some people it is the only available way to reach people with the Gospel Good News Message. This is where they are spending their entire time and getting their information. This is how their opinions and beliefs are being shaped. This is true for both rich and poor and those who live in cities or in tiny little villages. Increasingly for old and young alike the mobile world needs input from vitally important SALVATION message. This will help counter lies with TRUTH of Gospel of Jesus Christ to help many facing real challenges. Psalms 119 : 11 says store up God’s word in your heart so not to sin against God. Jesus redeems from sin and God forgives all sins if you repent and ask God’s forgivessness.
How Can My Ministry Benefit from Social Media? We have all seen the power of social media for good and bad, but let’s focus on the positive for a moment. The fact is that most of the people in your ministry are already using social media, and there are lots of benefits to connecting with them where they are. Your small group only meets once a week, but relationships or conversations continue every day through Facebook. This allows for deepening relationships, knowledge of prayer requests, and encouragement throughout the week. This also works for teams of leaders. Your entire team probably meets together only a few times a year. Social media interactions can help foster a team feel even when you’re not together often. Small groups and whole ministries can use social media for communication, as well. Organize your next training event, group outreach project, or small group sign up day. The bonus is that people can then share the event with their friends, widening the church’s reach. Jeremiah 33:3 says call on God and He will answer and show you great and wonderful things you do not know about. Everyone has opportunity to speak directly to God ready to listen to all. So it is important to help people find God personally in their lives online too. Over the last 2 decades in the 21 Century digital technology brought life changing opportunities and good experiences even though it fuelled explosion in production of consumption of vices. As propaganda machine fuels educated well connected supposedly sophisticated so misguided by fabricated blatant lies against Yahweh God, His Son and people Israel. However, believers cannot throw away a baby with the dirty bath water. Christianity cannot give up emails and online freedom just because of the unscrupulous undesirable actions of a few bad apples. Good people overcome evil with good to help all. Pray in JESUS NAME as taught in John 14:13-14, And He will do whatever you ask in Jesus NAME IN LINE WITH WORD OF GOD, so the Son of God brings GLORY to FATHER God. Some misapply this verse, thinking that saying “in JESUS’ NAME” at the end of prayer results in God’s always granting carnal lustful and ungodly requests. The prayer must agree with GOD’S Plans and purpose for your life destiny by faith. So the prayer must confirm and conform to what Jesus approves and will do through you. The Bible says Christians must pray to God in Jesus’ NAME because Yeshua is only way God approves for believers to approach YAHWEH. Jesus said: “
I am the way and the truth and the life so no one comes to Father God except through Jesus in John 14:6. And Acts 14:12 says there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Jesus tells His faithful apostles
ask the Father for anything HE will give it to you in Jesus NAME. So honour Jesus, Father God as Philippians 2:9-11 says to appreciate Jesus’ death as God’s provision for salvation in Matthew 20:28, Acts 4:12. Recognise Jesus’ unique role as Intercessor between God and all mankind as Hebrews 7:25 says to respect Jesus’ Service as High Priest who HELPS us gain good standing with God in Bible in Hebrews 4:14-16.
Watching over is Jesus is praying for you right now! We know the encouragement from someone who loves us praying for us boosts our confidence God trust. So when we face burdens, grief, sickness, pain, loss, and trouble, we want people to join us in prayer. Knowing Jesus is watching out for us by intercessions is tremendous compares to having others pray for us! Through Jesus we can all things through Christ who strengthens us by Prayer, Power and Purpose. In-depth look at incredible prayer Jesus prayed in John 17 applies to our lives today. Shake off the fears and malaise that hold you back and begin to see God work in a new way! Among the prayers Jesus prayed for us is Know Only True God YAHWEH and be One as Jesus and His Father Are One to be kept from evil. A church believer is to use social media personal devotion or prayer as a wonderful tool to develop a deeper relationship with God. Each day features a Scripture passage, a prayer meditation, as well as a closing prayer in the content for a Bible devotional. Life is adapted in Christ to enjoy joyful PEACE in God’s PRESENCE even in the midst of chaos. The Virtual Reality collaborates with other leaders around the world so the Social media is allowing millions of praying believers to reach around globe and across borders. Growth is made possible through the enormous investment of time and the resources translating materials communicating in different languages. Jesus endorses you reaching Him privately in own prayer closet too. You can now download Apps from either Google Play or Apple store on your smartphone or android phone for sermons and Ministry itinerary. I like to follow big and small-group pastors and leaders to learn about new resources and methods. In the same way, you can share your favourite finds with other leaders. I recently bought a book someone I follow recommended to let me know it was on sale. I learned important ministry tips from diverse leaders I follow online yet have never met in person. Their wisdom has taught me things I would not have learned looking at ministry through my own lens. Leading a small-group ministry can feel pretty lonely, but social media can help you feel like you are not alone. You can connect with others in small-group ministry and be reminded that others are facing similar issues. Did you know leaders who purchase a multi-user subscription to SmallGroups.com are invited to an exclusive Facebook group with other leaders?
A Discipleship Opportunity
For all the positive benefits of using social media to connect with people in your ministry, there are some important warnings. After all, typing behind a screen can make people pretty brave enough to say things they would never say in person. And that can lead to some sticky situations. But for those of us in small groups, social media usage can become a discipleship opportunity. We need to talk about the ethics of social media, conflict resolution, importance of patience in “on demand” culture. Rather than sit by and hope our group members apply values of God’s Word to their posts, tweets, pins, we need to take a proactive approach. For instance, many popular retouched versions of their lives on social media sharing the best and the prettiest. The term catfish has even been coined to refer to posts unrealistic to impress! Showcase filtered photos of famous stars from famous popular backgrounds. These posts show an unrealistic view of real life, and can be discouraging to others. Discipleship is about what God is doing right here, right now, right in the midst of the mess and chaos of our real lives. That is the picture we could be presenting on social media. What we post must help to build online platforms providing Godly content to host useful applications appropriately. God’s Churches cannot expect to reach billions without satellite TV social media networking in modern times. So God’s Chosen people need strengthening and encouraging of faith in the inner man.
For many, social media encourages all those whose only ACCESS SOURCE of Gospel is online to trust in the Living God for their redemption. Through these mail orders generate ebooks, Bibles to grow a church without walls meeting diverse needs of isolated people. So valid those able to physically gather together in the Name of Jesus serve God. But does not mean making derogatory statements to undermine the credibility of online churches by traditional ones which is irresponsible. Many cannot publicly confess and declare their faith without persecution so they study privately like Nicodemus studied privately with Jesus as ministers help in such situations. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not an exclusive monopoly of a particular group of people attacking others far more reaching out to people globally than they do under one roof in a single service. The young used to classroom online, game boys, computers are reading BIBLE online than carrying physical Bible in some cases. The contents and message of the word of God accomplishes what it is sent to do as much as the spoken word read from the Bible. So message is not different just because it is typed online to reach more people globally. Manual versus digital is now commonplace so reading the Bible electronically reaching many more. Just watch congregations as most members use sophisticated gadgets for sermon. So most pastors and preachers are using the very exact electronic devices and gadgets they are using to condemn others not to use them. There is no need to discourage people genuinely in search of God online if that is the only source available to them. The word of God works as long as faith is attached, God Watches over HIS WORD to perform it so will never return void but accomplish all it is sent to do. Multibillion businesses are run online globally including Google, pay pal, ebay among other conglomerate organisations like Amazon, Banking, Time Magazine, gaming etc. The enemies of YAHWEH invest significant ernomous billions of dollars into anti Christ projects to try to sabotage Spirit of Truth of salvation. Yet when God is your FATHER you do not need protocol to call upon YAHWEH directly. As a CHILD of God enter BOLDLY into the PRESENCE of GOD through the BLOOD and Name of Yeshua MESSIAH and pray for yourself and loved one including enemiies. You do not need formulas and methodology, if you are doing is limiting the SPIRIT of God. As God is your Father, you approach Him anywhere anyhow anytime in Jesus Name and God Hears you alright even if you do not feel anything immediately. It is necessary to focus on the Godly social networks to try to study Bible soul food to grow. It is time Churches wakes up to modern trends, methods of evangelism, skyping, and teleconferencing online communications instead of undermining it. Recently a local pastor refused to help most people unless they personally see him first face to face. As a result thousands descended one Sunday at his church 10 times more than he had room to contain. It was raining heavily with sleet and snow and many dissapointed had to attend other local churches in the vicinity. No single church can contain God though loyalty to a good church is vital, that church must not turn into a cult villifying other churches with insults in the name of God. Globalised corporations are doing business online. When digital watches initially emerged at first traditional manual chronological analogues refused to buy into the new technology. Soon other smart companies took over in the same way the computers overtook typewriters. Digital cameras now on phones and modern film making replaced pin hole cameras. Progress is part of a dynamic life so the church must stop insisting on using only past methods causing demise of church turned into pubs or dance halls etc. A sophisticated approach to the Gospel is necessary to sustain interest of the modern society. If you are blessed to be under a good church thank God and continue to study the word of God as a disciple of Jesus. If not trust the Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth and spirit of wisdom to discern revelation Knowledge of Christ in God. Jesus personally intercedes for all those sincerely searching for Him so willing to save them because God wants all saved. JESUS said if you are Truly His disciple continue to study YAHWEH’S WORDS in the Bible or Torah/ Tanakh to grow in the Lord and be nourished with Soul Food in Christ. Jesus the Lion from the tribe of Judah is considered, in traditional Judaism and in the Tanakh, the father of the MESSIAH YESHUA we know means salvation. The Lion from the tribe of Judah will one day RETURN PHYSICALLY to JERUSALEM to rule. The scepter will not depart from Judah or ruler’s staff from descendants, until COMING of ONE it BELONGS to, the ONE all NATIONS will HONOUR, YESHUA MESSIAH says Genesis 49:10.