People have asked me, why do I say that prisons are the most fruitful spiritual harvest field on this planet? I would like to share 10 reasons with you over the next 10 weeks and thank you for investing prayer, money and time to help us bring Glory to God as inmates and their families come to faith in Christ. Last week we looked at #1. Most inmates are very discouraged. They need to hear the Good News and Hope that only comes from God’s Word. Rom.10:15
This week we look at:
#2. In prison, plenty of time to study God’s Word.
Last month, when visiting St. Cloud prions, I had an inmate tell me he did not have time to study the Bible. I told him, you have more time right now to do this than any other time in your life. In fact I said this is the best use of your time that you have. I can think of nothing more important nor would have a greater benefit to you than to spend time with God in His Word!
God’s Word is totally sufficient for all of our needs. We don’t need anything else. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 it reads “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” We Christians can be totally secure in the Lord by studying the Bible because it is God’s plan for our life.
Eph.5:16 says, “ Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” What better way to redeem the time in prison then to spent time with God in His word!!
Next week we will look at reason #3. Please continue to pray with us and our vision to see Godly leaders developed and churches planted in the prisons as we follow God’s leading. We need more prayer partners, financial support and volunteers to help us reach this goal of spreading the Good news of the Gospel of the Grace of God!