Digital fruitfulness is all about using the platform of the digital world to win souls into the kingdom of God. This implies that the time we spend on social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter, google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, etc. Can actually be used to make positive impact in the lives of men. Lives can be healed, souls can be revived to the glory of God, when we become digital fruitful.
How could these men transcend the physical barriers of seas and oceans, language and culture, distance and harsh climate, etc. To accomplish the task? Now, with the internet, the world has become smaller to the gospel have now been eliminated. Any Christian with Internet access can personally communicate with virtually every country on earth. The whole world is now at our finger tips! Truly, the internet community remains a viable mission field and a vital sphere where the gospel of the kingdom needs to penetrate and saturate. As the Bible says, “for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea”. To be effective in our task of online soul winning, we need to master the art of connectedness. This connectedness is both vertical ie God and horizontal ie the believers.
” Any Christian with Internet access can personally communicate with virtually every country on earth”
THE FOUR P’S OF DIGITAL FRUITFULNESS
PARTNERSHIP: the principle says ” Connect with the vine, and everything will be fine” when we have committed ourselves to Christ and lives to please Him, the natural is a lifestyle that look like his. When we are in partnership with God, then we become unstoppable, and effective in our online outreaches. We must also realize our need for each other as we have been given different ministry gifts in the body of Christ.
We need to complement each other and not compete with one another. Missionaries can partner with churches ,Ministries and possibly NGOs in the task of winning souls to the lord online.
PRAYER: Prayer is very essential in the life of christian who wants to succeed in the task of internet evengelism. People may refuse our love and message, but they are defenseless against our prayers. Furthermore, we need God’s wisdom, grace, and power in order to be effective in our internet evangelism. Prayer helps us to connect to our heavenly father who in turn showers us with grace, wisdom and love needed for effective internet evangelism. Declare if you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you, prayer helps us to connect to our heavenly father who in turn showers with grace, wisdom and love needed for effective internet Evangelist. The lord has given us a clarion call “ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost part of the earth for thy possessions.
PURGING: One of the God does as a vinedresser is to purge us. We must continually allow the lord to purge our heart and minds so as to be productive in our internet evangelism. We need to ask God to prune away all those bad traits, so that people can see the character in us. All we need to do, is to ask by faith and receive. When Jesus prunes us, he also cuts off parts of our lifestyle that saps away our attention or energy that can be better channeled to bearing fruits for him in internet evangelism. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the master and prepared to do any good work. Pruning is the removal of parts of plants, usually branches or branches tips, to relieve the burden on the remaining of the plants, to cut out diseased or broken parts, to increase the quantity and quality of flowers or fruits. We need to ask God to prune away all those bad traits so that people can see the character of Jesus in us. “If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purpose, made holy, useful to the master and prepared to do any good work”
PURPOSE: If we do not discover for internet evangelism, we may as well just be wasting our time. The purpose must be clearly defined as we engage in the task of internet evangelism. Jesus Christ was clear that true followers of his will be recognized by their fruits. As branches cling to the vine, we cling to Christ, drawing our very life from Him.
We must awaken to our calling as salt and light to our digital world. Salt is a preservative and light dispels darkness. As we connect to the sun of righteousness, we collect grace to shine as sons of light in our digital world.
Why must we contend for the digital fruitfulness? It is because false teachers have risen from the church. Counterfeit to the truth have been created and spread like wild fire amongst believers. I know we are eager to go out and share the Gospel but first we must ensure that the fruit we bear for others to consume is not poisonous. Christianity is a call to have a relationship with Christ and not just have some set of ideas about him. ‘The faith’ is beholding the perfect picture of Christ and representing same to others. When you share is not just a piece of information but a person.
The other question will be , “how do you contend for the digital fruitfulness?:if you had to leave a message for someone through another , you may not be sure that the recipient will receive the perfect interpretation as you intend. So you may have to write a letter to ensure that the recipient read in your own words. But then for the person to precisely receive your thoughts, he must know you so well and have the same mind as you.