We must “herald the message” of the King

By: Lisa Wilmore

To the saints of God,

God has given us another day to impact the lives of many through our God-given ministries.

Since he has given us another day and chance, I have chosen to “herald the message” of the King. One may ask, “What is the King’s message?”

To make mention of, according to Greek scholars, when the king desired a message to be conveyed to the people, he would share the message with the chosen messenger who was called the “Kerux”. The Kerux (messenger) would herald the king’s message to the people with authority. Prior to sharing the king’s message, the Kerux would talk with the king to ensure that he had a clear understanding of the message. This would allow him to speak the king’s words with much persuasion and influence.

My friends, God has given us a message. This message is proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. As men and women of God, we must “herald the message” of our Savior’s death, burial, and resurrection. Because God has chosen individuals to be his spokespersons for his pulpit, platform, prison, nursing home, women and men conference, scribing, etc., ministries, they must herald his message-that is, “For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

I attended a funeral several weeks ago and made note of a “pew packed” church. In fact, there was not much room for standing. As I sat and looked upon the grieving crowd, I knew that this was a great opportunity for those who were speaking to “herald the message” of Jesus Christ. However, I left the funeral disappointed and grieved, not only because I shared the family’s sorrow in missing their loved one, but also because the message of Jesus Christ was not herald. What a missed opportunity.

When God open doors of opportunities for you to share, “herald the message” of King Jesus. Friends, families, co-workers, and others must understand that the only way to have a personal relationship with God, they must accept his Son, Jesus. “Herald the message” that Christ suffered so that we would not have to. We deserved to die, but Christ became a substitute for us. Peter writes in 1 Peter 3:18, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit”. Herald God’s message of a risen Savior!