Any man’s tongue is swift in telling good things, at least it ought to be, or where else is humanity? We are glad enough to tell you glad tidings of good things, but he that is to be useful must be willing to speak unpleasant things. Brothers and Sisters, are you ready when you meet with careless people to tell them Truths of God that will be unpalatable to them! And when they are awakened, are you willing, in God’s name, to try and beat to pieces their refuges of lies–to tell them plainly of the mistakes that they are so fond of and point them to the only way of salvation?
You and I cannot be useful if we want to be sweet as honey in the mouths of men! God will never bless us if we wish to please men so that they may think well of us. Are you willing to tell them what will break your own heart in the telling and break theirs in the hearing? If not, you are not fit to serve the Lord! You must be willing to go and speak for God though you will be rejected!
The tongue must speak when the ears are tingling with the message of the Lord! The tongue needs to be trained in the case of each one of us to deliver the message as from God. I believe that God has given commission to every Christian who knows the Truth of God, to tell it, and that there is authority given to every man who has the living water within himself to let it flow out, for it is written, “Out of the midst of him shall flow rivers of living water.”
You see your calling, Brothers. You may not all be called to the work of prophesying as ministers are, but you are all called by some means to warn men of the wrath to come and lead them to Christ–and I want you to feel that God is at the back of you when you warn sinners.
The last thing that was ever seen of my Lord and Master upon earth was this. He stood on tiptoe on this world which had treated Him so ill and around Him were gathered a few disciples. Just before He rose out of their sight He addressed them in loving tones and said, “Go you into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” They stood with their ears and eyes open to know how He would have them put the Gospel and He said, “He that believes and is baptized shall be saved. He that believes not shall be damned.”
(Taken From C. H. Spurgeon Sermon # 1431 THE MESSAGE FROM THE LORD’S MOUTH)
I believe that God has given commission to
every Christian who knows the Truth of God,
to tell it, and that there is authority given
to every man who has the living water within
himself to let it flow out, for it is written,
“Out of the midst of him shall flow rivers of living water.”