This blog post is focused on streamers but can apply to anyone in any other job or role.
Sharing the Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone.
How can streamers who call themselves Christian withhold the gospel from their audience and followers? Do they so dislike them that they would not share the very thing that saves lives? Are they so selfish in wanting to hold it all to themselves and not share with the whole world? Didn't Jesus call us to share in the great commission?
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Too many streamers seek only the accolades and rewards from earthly, finite fellow humans rather than from our infinite, loving God. Focused more on getting clicks, follows, and subs than sharing the gospel that save lives. Streamers get so concerned with not offending that they offend anyways and become lukewarm and timid. Streamers can pray without ceasing.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
IT IS NOT HARD! It is so easy to do. Praying without ceasing is something we all can do each stream.
"Paul is not referring to non-stop talking, but rather an attitude of God-consciousness and God-surrender that we carry with us all the time. Every waking moment is to be lived in an awareness that God is with us and that He is actively involved and engaged in our thoughts and actions." BereansAflame
Do not become lukewarm and not share the gospel that saves lives. God was very clear that it is better to be hot or cold rather than being lukewarm.
“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. Revelation 3:15-17
I get it. Don't think I am naïve or blind to what happens in the streamer culture. Streamers water down their message to get more viewers so they can invite them to their community where the gospel is presented and shared. And having the clicks, follows and subs provide funds to share more and do more. And I have seen and heard of lives being saved through this model. So it must be working and I am totally wrong!
My fear is at what price?
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? Matthew 16:26
What price are we willing to pay?