Who is He? He is the Word of God, the message from God for now. It’s understood that the Spirit can use anything He wishes to draw people, but He would not use advertisement or music that is of the world I promise you! A bad tree we know cannot produce good fruit, just large numbers of people that will repeat a formulated prayer after the leading of the so-called evangelist, and mistakenly think they are forever saved! I’m not saying that we shouldn’t preach to the multitudes. What I am saying though is that the true evangelist will preach revelation knowledge and depend on the Spirit of the Word and His anointing to reach the people. Again, the Word is Christ Himself. He is truth, and the people that are really looking for more of God will respond to Him. For instance, Jesus preached in the synagogues and was so well received that literally multitudes followed Him. Some were just curious and didn’t stay. But still, He did not preach an old, moldy or lukewarm message surrounded with a lot of advertisement and hype just to have followers. The message was new, exciting, taking them from Judaism to Christianity. If they responded by being baptized after hearing His message that was wonderful, but they did so understanding there is so much more to learn, with full comprehension they must change, and that their walk from then on must be in alignment with God. You see He preached a kingdom message, the Beatitudes, teaching how God’s people are to walk. He talked about oaths, marriage, adultery, how to love, and on forgiveness. He taught them how to pray, how to stay on the narrow path of righteousness and how to judge by the fruit of people’s lives if they be true or false servants of God. This was all in one preach! This is how His anointing could keep the attention of the people. He didn’t waste His time on a twenty minute message that is so popular in much of today’s church. A short message to satisfy a people that aren’t really hungry for God was for someone else to teach other than Jesus! We see proof of this in Matthew 4:23. It takes the rest of chapter four, all of chapter five, six and seven to tell of this one account! He didn’t tickle their ears or flatter them either, He taught things that astonished the people with the authority and anointing of God that was on His words, a true evangelist. See the ending in Matthew 7:28-29.
28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people wereastonishedat His teaching,
29 for He taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
John 6:60proves that they did though.
60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying who can understand it?” (I know My sheep and My sheep know My voice scripture reminds us.)
66 From that time many of His discipleswentback and walked with Him no more. (How sad! These would never move from Judaism to Christianity, experience the Messiah or be a part of the new thing God was doing.)
So it is today. There is a promise of restoration and victory over the enemy, a promise of sin being erased from the planet with no more sickness or death, a promise of returned order and harmony as in the beginning. This knowledge, this hope must be spread to God's people! So we see, the light message taught today, with all the hooplah, is not the way Jesus did it nor is it the way today's evangelist should do it. His teachings were oriented towards starting them on a true walk with God being a part of His plan, and doing their part in fulfilling it. He taught salvation was not a one time thing, nor is it any more than the mere beginning! The evangelist today must have this same mentality. The scriptures tell us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. But, at the same time we must also be under the covering of God’s government to be protected from the evil one, and taught and trained to accomplish this. The true evangelist you see is a part of God's chosen fivefold ministers so is very much a part of God's government and held responsible by Him to do his part in teaching what has been released pertaining to now. It is false doctrines like once saved, always saved that gives today’s evangelists the excuse or mindset to operate in such a haphazard, lukewarm manner. Sadly, newly converted people are left standing out in Satan's world with the false security that they are in right-standing with God forever. They will never know there is more! Some of the new ones may themselves have been selected by God to be a part of His government, but will never be exposed to the end time message or trained to fulfill their service properly.
Hebrews 6:1-2reveals this.
1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, notlaying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. (This is called by God Himself elementary!)
Hebrews 5:14speaks of this very thing:
14 But solid food(end time message) belongs to those who are of full age. that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised(eyes of discernment opened, ears to hear tuned to hear the Spirit's voice, etc.) to discern both good and evil.
II Thessalonians 2:3-4
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first(this means falling away or coming out from the world's churches), and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, (the body of Satan [Antichrist])
4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God(Satan declared in Isaiah 14:14 he would be as God) or that is worshiped(Satan said he would sit in God's holy mountain and rule his people), so that he sits as God in the temple of God, (remember, we are the temple of the Holy Ghost!) showing himself that he is God (he re-captures the newborn).
First Corinthians explains all this well.
I Corinthians 6:19
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
2 “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it,
3 and say to it, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you; Iwill stretch out My hand against you, and makeyou most desolate;
4 I shall lay your cities waste, and you shall be desolate. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.
Please, please avoid! A little leaven spoils the lump, you become like the company you keep!
11 Thessalonians 2:8-10speaks of this:
8 And then (or at that time)the lawless one will be revealed(Satan's plan exposed and the body of Satan revealed), whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth (truth will be preached, God's knowledge taught, direction through the prophetic word) and destroy with the brightness of His coming.(Through the new species the children of oil, His illuminated body!)
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working ofSatan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders(This is why we cannot believe in people just because they operate in a supernatural power with signs and wonders),
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish(why do they perish or die?), because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (These are the counterfeit temple!)
Did you know that even the altar calls used by the world's churches are not scriptural, that they were not introduced to the church until approximately 150 years ago? So, altar calls, worldly tactics and emotional gimmicks to draw large crowds are certainly not the invention of the Holy Spirit and were never a part of the ministry of Jesus or the early church. How will we know the true end time evangelist? There will be no mistaking the power of the Spirit or the anointing if the Word is the one drawing them through the anointed message of the end time evangelist.
2 Timothy 4:2-5speaks to not only the evangelist, but all fivefold ministers.
2 Preach the word! Be readyin season and out of season. Convince, rebuke,exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, butaccording to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselvesteachers(ones who preach an easy way with little change)
4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (Here is the advice God gives to all His end time evangelists).
5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.