A Heart for the Lost

May 10, 2019 | Faith, Gordon Robertson

God promises us in Ezekiel 36:26-28, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then … you shall be My people, and I will be your God.”

These verses are fulfilled through the Messiah, who brought us rebirth and renewal in the Holy Spirit. As Jesus says in John 3:3, “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Yet we should also remember that just before the prophecy in Ezekiel, God says in verse 22, “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake.”

Who is God looking for? He is looking for Christians who are ready…

The reason Jesus came is quite clear. It is for His name’s sake—for His holiness and His purpose—that He made a way.

As we look at the challenges in our culture today, we can see how much the world needs the Gospel. Millions of people need to know that there is a living God.

And the call of Isaiah 6:8 echoes down through the ages: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” It’s a call from the throne room of God. It’s a call to leave everything for the sake of the Gospel. And it’s for everyone.

Who is God looking for? He is looking for Christians who are ready to say, “I’m here to be an intercessor. I’m here to stand up for righteousness. I want to live for Him with all that I do, as a living sacrifice. And no matter what the world offers, I want Him.”

Jesus commands us in Luke 10:2, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

This isn’t a simple wish toward God—it is begging God for laborers. We need to pray that He will send messengers after His own heart to share the Good News with those who have not heard.

And as we pray, our prayer should get very personal. We need to ask Him to renew our own hearts and give us the desire to answer His call.

As Isaiah said, “Here am I! Send me” (Isaiah 6:8).

God bless you.

This teaching was given during a CBN staff chapel. Scripture is taken from the NKJV.

The son of Pat and Dede Robertson, Gordon graduated from Yale University in 1980 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University in 1984. He practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia, for 10 years.

Gordon Robertson was named chief executive officer of CBN on December 1, 2007. Prior to becoming CEO, Gordon was the vice president of CBN International, the executive producer of The 700 Club and a member of CBN’s board of directors.

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