“I don’t need Jesus” she boldly said. She then added, “I have my health insurance and can fend for myself” as she responded to a group of preachers who visited her. It was a beautiful summer weekend and some students were indoors at Haarweg 333, one of Wageningen University and Research students’ hostels, which accommodates students from all over the world. It was an opportunity for house-to-house evangelism. As I stepped out of my room to meet fellow brethren to proclaim Jesus, I was not surprised to overhear this lady express her mind about the place of Jesus Christ in her life. The preachers played their part by introducing Jesus Christ and it was left for the Holy Spirit to persuade and convert her. These preachers planted a seed (The Word of God) and God is in the business of using another preacher to water the seed.
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (1st Corinthians 3:6)
Many have declared that they do not need Jesus Christ just as this lady because they can afford the basic needs of life and have sound socio-economic systems and sophisticated technologies in place that make life comfortable. They will continue to say so until the children of God tell them about the love of Jesus Christ. So, it behooves every child of God to reach out to the teeming population that is yet to accept Jesus Christ.
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14)
However, the need for Jesus Christ is not dependent on whether someone is well off or needy. In fact, wealth and developed systems have failed so many people across the globe. Many are in the grave because money couldn’t buy peace, joy and health they needed. Those who posit that they don’t need Jesus are yet to have a personal revelation of Him or an encounter with Him. The woman of Samaria got this revelation when she said, “Sir, give me this water that I thirst not, neither come here hither to draw.” (John 4:15) Many are yet to taste the water of life that Jesus gives.
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14)
This water (The Spirit of God and His Word) is a supernatural quencher of life’s thirst and gives satisfaction to a believer’s spirit, soul and body. Of a truth, we need Jesus Christ more than He needs us because without Him life is meaningless. The best news is that God still loves those who have boldly declared that they don’t need Jesus Christ and does not desire any of us should perish (2nd Peter 3:9b). If you are yet to accept Jesus Christ into your heart, you can do so now as He is knocking at the door of your heart.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
Say this prayer of salvation: Lord Jesus, I accept that I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Come into my heart. I receive You as my Lord and Savior and I receive Your eternal life. I believe that You came, died for me and rose again to save me. Conform me to Your likeness. I declare that I am born again. Amen!
By Sunday Omori