Why Christians must use Television

Sometime in 2004 I was praying and meditating on the Word, especially the passage in Ezekiel 33:1-6

Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: ‘When I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman, when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood i will require at the watchman’s hand.

The Lord spoke to me and told me that “the trumpet is ancient technology“. I immediately saw that when God has a message of warning to give, we must use the appropriate technology to warn the entire city. In the days of Jesus, he said to his disciples, “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, PREACH ON THE HOUSETOPS.” (Matthew 10:27). In the notes of my Bible it tells me that that was the way then of making a public announcement. In both Old and New Testaments we are instructed to go public with the message of God, using the technology which will make our voice heard and make it seem believable to the people.

In our day this is undoubtably TELEVISION. The LORD made it very clear to me that we must use television or people will perish without being warned, and in a very real sense, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE. We could have used television, we could have blown the trumpet, but we did not. So people perished without hearing, while we were inviting people to our church buildings and to our pot-luck suppers. I am for evangelism by all means, and I applaud the relative few who seek to obey Jesus Christ in any way by preaching the gospel, but we MUST wake up to the fact that we have given the devil the lion’s share of influence in society simply by handing the media, the arts and to a lesser extent the education system into his hands, by default as it were.

Once I received this revelation I knew I had to spend what I had been able to accumulate on securing a 24 hour television channel overseas. This has been done, and tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people have been reached, to the glory of God. Miracles have happened, people of all religions have come to faith in Christ through this channel, and media workers have been raised up as it were from nothing. To God be the glory.

There are plenty of people who know lots more about television than I do. When I started in 2004 I knew almost NOTHING. What is important is that we give ourselves to the cause. When we put our resources into it as the little boy brought his 5 loaves and 2 fishes to the Lord, when we have the vision for reaching and teaching people, and when we have the favor of God, nothing is impossible.

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS ARE DYING FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. THEY MUST BE REACHED IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGES. Good as it is, it is not enough to put out Satellite TV in English and expect the third world to listen to westerners preaching on how to have a better life. We need to enable LOCAL ministers in local cities to preach the gospel and teach the people in the local languages. We need LOCAL TESTIMONIES in the local languages PROVING in a culturally relevant way to the local people that JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE from the dead and that His name is the Name above All Names.
IT IS WITH THE UTMOST URGENCY that I say to you, dear reader, make sure you have an investment in Christian television to unreached areas of the world, in the LOCAL language. Otherwise YOU may have the blood of sinners on your hands. You cannot say you don’t know. You cannot say it won’t make a difference. One DOLLAR will put 24 hour Christian television into the homes of 5 families for an entire year. I don’t know if there has EVER been such a great opportunity to reach people so inexpensively.

I am not ashamed to ask you to give to our ministry. Even if I look like a fool, or a crook, or people say that I don’t have faith, I have observed that the eyes of most Christians are firmly SHUT to this reality and need to be SHOWN it. And I would rather look like a con-artist and help people to get saved and help people work together to finish the job of world evangelism than look really cool and fail to reach precious souls. Each of these souls is worth more to God than everything in your bank account, all your real estate, all your pension programs, EVERYTHING.

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Michael is the founder of Christian faith dot come, a site about Jesus. He came to save the lost. Bible teaching, Testimonies, Salvation, Prayer, Faith, Networking.

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