Compiled from the Writings of David Brandt Berg
“I Die Daily!” (1Corinthians 15:31)
In a sense, every one of us can be a martyr. “Martyr” is a Greek word meaning “a witness.” Witnessing is martyrdom and if you are a faithful witness unto God, you will be a daily martyr for Jesus Christ, spending your strength and your sweat and your tears in order to serve Him!
Do you want to know what the Will of God is? God’s Word says that we are to “yield our bodies a living sacrifice unto the Lord,” which is His perfect Will, and your perfect sacrifice, “that ye may know what is that good and acceptable Will of God” (Romans 12:1,2). Yield your body a living sacrifice, which is His perfect Will for you, and then you’ll know God’s Will! But not until you’re willing to sacrifice all and forsake all and give your body in His cause as a martyr for Christ–not necessarily to die–but to die daily, to live and die daily for Him in witnessing and suffering and sacrificing and living by faith and serving Him in winning souls and going into all the world to preach the Gospel unto every creature!
Do you want to be a martyr? That’s what He expects of you!–To give your life daily in loving concern and care for others!
We are God’s expendables! …
Created to wear out on the altar of sacrifice — made to wear out as His tools of design — to die, that they might live. For “no greater love hath any man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” — They said of Jesus: “He saved others, but Himself He could not save!” This is true: “Except a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit.” — Daily dying is the hardest kind because you do it a thousand times … dying a little each day! — We “die daily.” We can only offer you an invitation to come and die with us — to die to the flesh that ye may live in the Spirit!
Jesus bought and paid for us, we’re His property, we belong to Him now. He can do whatever He wants to with us. We’re His soldiers, He can send us into any battle He wants to. He’s the One that has to understand, … we just obey!
Let God use you to the limit! — Be “ready to go, ready to stay — ready your place to fill; ready for service, lowly or great — ready to do His Will!” — “Ready to fight — ready to die — for Fatherland!” “Here I stand by the grace of God! — I can do no other!” — I’m going to burn up fast and bright for Jesus!
Only One Life, Twill Soon Be Past! Only What’s Done For Christ Will Last!
Every Christian was intended to bury his life in the soil of God’s service and sacrifice and to lay down his life and take up his cross and follow Jesus and to bear fruit, many more Christians like himself. For Jesus Himself said, “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone. Yet if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit!” (John 12:24). And if we will go out and die daily for the Lord in His Service, we shall bring forth much fruit, more Christians like ourselves to preach the Gospel to more of the lost and win them to the Lord that He may have much fruit!
What a small price to pay for all He has promised in return–Jesus, happiness, souls and eternity! If you give your all, God will reward you accordingly and give you everything in return, even an hundredfold! You can’t beat that kind of investment! There’s no other investment in this world that pays that much!
What are you doing?–For whom?–Will it last forever for Jesus and others? Don’t waste another day! Tomorrow may be too late! Every day is gone forever! Do you spend its precious time for Him and His?–For eternity?
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