Hello and welcome. My name is Nick Moore, and I want to personally say thank you for taking the time to visit my website www.JesusBillboard.com I only want to ask you ONE question! ARE YOU SAVED? If the answer to that question is no, I’m not sure, or who cares, then rest assured YOU are the reason the Lord called me to carry a 12 x 6 foot cross with this website inscribed into it hundreds of miles down the highway! I have included the full story of how the Lord did just that in the second page of this web-site entitled (THE CALL). It can be found by clicking the second tab at the top or bottom of any given page. I’d first however like to share a few informative details in this homepage explaining the purpose of the different sections of this website followed by a brief elaboration on how the JesusBillboard Facebook page and JesusBillboard website work together to help this ministry function and thrive most effectively. I’ll then close this homepage out with a short message that will set the stage for this specific ministry of carrying the cross so let’s begin.
It has been and will continue to be my on-going primary goal and privilege to tell you how you CAN be saved and have a right relationship with God through the gospel message of His Son Jesus Christ! Not only am I going to tell you what this message is, I’m going to teach you how to appropriate it into your life. This message WILL save your eternal soul IF you’ll BELIIEVE it, RECIEVE it, and DO what it says to make it personally yours.
I intend for YOU to leave here sufficiently equipped for that to happen by teaching you a simple but profound approach called the 8 Facts everyone needs to KNOW, BELIEVE, and UNDERSTAND in order to become a Christian. These 8 facts as well as their content, and scriptural references will be the third page in this website and found in a different tab at the top or bottom of the page entitled (The 8 Facts)!
These 8 facts aren’t the only things you’ll ever need to know, but they will serve as a solid foundation to make a relationship with Jesus Christ a reality for you. If you are already saved these same 8 facts will like-wise serve as an effective ministry tool for you to be able to share your faith with others. I have relied upon them multiple times in my own life, and found them to be highly effective in doing just that. There is also a contact and support page that tells you how to get in touch with me if you’d like to invite me to speak at your church and share this ministry. The Contact/Support page is accessed by clicking the 4th tab found at the top or bottom of the page. Also there is a secure Pay-Pal Donate Button located in each page if you’d like to contribute financially to support the ongoing ministry. Lastly there is an individualized ARCHIVES mission specific page that contains all of the pictures of everyone I meet out on the road, as well as anything of interest which will be the 5th tab found at the top or bottom of the page. You can utilize any part simply by clicking on whichever section of the website you’d like to view.
Now that we’ve covered a few short details, I’d like to explain the JesusBillboard ministry concept so that you can hopefully have a greater understanding and appreciation of just exactly what the Lord has called me to do in this ministry, and grasp the whole reason behind it so here it goes. Mission #1 began on March 29th 2015 and ended on April 26th 2015. The mission was to carry on foot a 12x6 foot cross that I built from my hometown of Memphis TX, To Dallas TX. It was a 300 mile trip one way that took 27 days to complete. The cross has the words ARE YOU SAVED? Inscribed on both sides into the shorter vertical beam, and this website www.jesusbillboard which tells the full story behind the ministry inscribed on both sides into the longer horizontal beam for all who pass by to see.
During this initial timeframe of the ministry, I had the privilege of visiting with approximately 2500 people in person who stopped along the side of the highway, and also had the privilege of speaking at 5 churches throughout the course of the trip. I ask that very question inscribed in the cross “ARE YOU SAVED” to every single person who stops no matter who they are. If the answer to that question is no, I then ask “would you like to be”? By utilizing this format, I have the privilege of introducing many people to Jesus right on the side of the highway. I will say that many who stop are already saved but not all of them. A number of those who stop are totally lost spiritually, yet drive away belonging to the King of Kings by the time we’re through visiting PRAISE GOD!!! These encounters leave me appreciative of why God called me to do what He did. You see when the Lord began dealing with me about starting this ministry in 2013, I was actually then serving a bi-vocational role as a pastor inside the walls of the church. He specifically instructed me to take the gospel outside the walls where it’s needed the most, and the JesusBillboard ministry was birthed with that specific concept in mind.
I created this web-site and the Facebook page (JesusBillboard) which you can like and save, (HINT-HINT) before I ever stepped foot out onto the highway. The face-book page itself is utilized in harmony with the webisite to keep track of all of the progress along the way, to allow the general public to keep track of my whereabouts throughout the course of any specific mission endeavor, and most importantly to build a network family of all of God’s children with the sole intent of being able to reach out to one another, and encourage one another within this JesusBillboard family. I will say that it has grown quite extensively since the day it began thanks to all of you who have shared it and continue to share it. In fact there has been 12,000 likes to the page just within 30 days of being launched and that number is steadily increasing with each day that passes. One specific note of interest to the page is that it had a maximum analyzed outreach of 150,000 plus people in a weeks- time (PRAISE GOD)! So how does the face-book page and the web-site work together to grow God’s family???
Basically what happens is this: Every-time someone stops on the side of the highway to visit, I’ll ask them the preliminary questions mentioned earlier. We visit as long as necessary, and before they drive away, I take a picture with them and load them up onto the JesusBillboard face-book fan page. I tag their first and last name above their picture as well as the town that they are from. I then tag a link to the www.jesusbillboard.com website in every-single picture with all their information for 2 very special reasons. #1- I for one believe that there is always more power in unity when the family of God unites than there is when we stand alone! By loading everyone up onto the page it allows them to have a very vital part of ownership in the JesusBillboard ministry which is covered by reason # 2. We all know people who are lost and in need of salvation Correct? Once you’re loaded up onto the page you have the privilege of hitting the share button and what that does is literally sets the gospel and this ministry in front of every single person within your personal face-book network. All your lost friends and Saved!
It is very typical for women in general to have upwards of 1000 + friends on facebook while the guys typically have 100-1000. Basically what that means is this: Just because you stop and visit with me on the side of the road, anywhere from 100 to over 1000 people get the gospel of Jesus Christ in front of them at the push of a button simply because you took the initiative to stop!!! Now imagine if you will that those same 100 – 1000 people in your network go and do likewise!!!! You can easily see the potential outreach just by pushing that share button. It goes without saying that social media is a very powerful tool in the hands of God when used accordingly. I always tell people out on the road that it’s kind of like drawing large quantities of fish to the side of the boat, dipping the net and then hauling them into the boat nets busting at the seams! It has proven to be a very effective soul-fishing tool!
Furthermore what’s very cool about this approach is this. Having viewed it firsthand by personal experience what I’ve found is this. Every-time I’ve had the privilege of leading someone to the Lord on the side of the road; the next step is obviously to get them connected to a church or local body of believers in order to grow into spiritual maturity. Because the JesusBillboard fan page has grown the way it has, literally all I have to do when this happens is say ok guys you know the drill, this person (Whoever they may be) has just accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior out here on the side of the road, and now we need to get one of you from this person’s hometown to go invite this person to your church and take them in under your wing. I can personally attest to the fact that our face-book family has done a very good job of this. One particular actual real life example that happened is as follows. A girl got saved, I posted that response, and literally within 24 hours, over 5,000 people had seen the post and many went to work inviting this person in to their particular churches. Praise God!!
Now that you understand the concept of the JesusBillboard ministry and family, I’d like to share just exactly why this ministry is called JesusBillboard. Basically our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said that whoever confesses me before men, I will likewise confess before the Father and the Holy-Angels, and those who deny me before men, I will likewise deny before the Father and the Holy-Angels. With that in mind everyone who is willing to stand up and take a picture in front of the cross of Jesus Christ in broad daylight, as well as allow me to tag their name and post it for the whole world to literally see at the push of a button is in a sense not ashamed to be identified with Jesus before the World. I like to think that all those who have stepped up to the plate and done that are literally a collaged poster-board, or billboard that hangs on the social-media wall of God’s house. With that said, I believe The Father is proud of every-single one of His children who step up, and make up the JesusBillboard family Amen!!
The Heart and soul of this ministry is EVANGELISM and DISCIPLESHIP plain and simple. These are desperate times in need of desperate measures. At this time I’d like to give you a brief scriptural insight to further drive home the purpose of the ministry. Afterward I highly encourage you to visit the rest of the web-site to get further familiarized with the ministry at large and be adequately equipped to reach the world for Jesus Christ and grow the JesusBillboard family. May the Lord bless as you read.
I believe that we are entering into a time in history to which the bible describes best in Luke 14:16-24. Subtitled (THE PARABLE OF THE DINNER). To me it’s the counterpart to Matthew’s chapter 22:1-14 (PARABLE OF THE MARRIAGE FEAST). Whichever account you look at will work just fine for illustrative purposes. The primary message and primary moral is exactly the same yet I believe they speak to 2 different groups of people. It is my personal belief that Matthews account is aimed at the Jewish nation of Israel, while Luke’s account is aimed at the Church due to the fact that the feast in jewish wedding imagery is conducted for a period of time before the actual marriage takes place while the dinner is given at the reception or after the wedding has taken place. The 2 passages sum up perfectly the specific mission endeavor that the Lord has called me into by carrying the cross.
In both accounts there is a key verse. In Matthews account the key verse is found in verse 9 which reads “Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast”. In Luke’s chapter 14 account the first key verse is 21 “Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor, and crippled and blind and lame”. There is a second key verse in Luke which basically mimics Matthews account. It is verse 23 which reads “Go out into the highways and along the hedges and compel them to come in so that My house may be filled”. In both of these two accounts the words spoken are none other than those of Jesus Christ Himself. The words in Red.
If you read Matthew’s account you will find that the moral is this. God had taken the liberty of calling His very own chosen people (The Jews) to Himself time and time and time again. They simply would not come to Him however for a whole vast array of excuses that were no doubt rooted and grounded in unbelief of who Jesus truly was. (Their Messiah). He offered them the best He had and they continually declined the offer. The Bible even goes so far as to say in 2 places (Isaiah65:2) and (Romans 10:21) “All day long I have held out my hands to a stubborn and obstinate or rebellious people”.
Eventually The Lord had to come to terms with the fact that no matter how bad He DESPERATELY WANTED to save them; they simply we’re not going to give Him the time of day. Hence the reasoning for going out into the highways and bi-ways and calling whosoever would just come (The Gentiles). If you’re stumped as to what that term means, it is simply an all - inclusive term of human race and nationality acceptable to God, not just one chosen race or nation as the Jews had so long supposed. As far as they were concerned the covenant and promises belonged to them only as a special chosen people called out and set apart by God Himself.
In light of what I’ve just shared; what you essentially arrive at is this. God was basically saying OK, so you don’t want my salvation and all the good things I have in store for you? I’ll just offer it to whoever will take it! That is not to say that God has written them off. Rather it’s a grace for those of us who will believe until our full number comes in. Jesus Christ came to this earth 2000 years ago and instructed His disciples saying “Go- first to the lost sheep of the House of Israel”. Basically offer the good news of the gospel to them first. If they won’t listen, (and most of them didn’t) then go to the Gentiles or outsiders of the day and give it to them after careful search has been made. That is the most basic contextual interpretation of Matthew’s Parable of the Marriage Feast account.
Here is where I want to draw the line and give you what I believe we are encountering here and now in our specific date and time in light of Luke’s parallel passage. It will be the grounds I believe The Lord called me out and about doing what I’m doing in essence. We’ve established by now that the first covenant group of people (The Jews) had come to the point to where they were no longer following the Lord the way that He had so called them (By Faith) and were hardened in their hearts to Him. It took approximately 2000 years for them to get to this point of depravity as a whole part covenant - identified people. In essence they’d gone from faith in their almighty living God to dead ritualistic, legalistic, observance during this frame of time. If you’re not a biblical scholar I’ll provide a little more help.
The 2000 year time-frame that I’m referencing coincides with when The Lords chosen people were established in Abraham (THE FATHER OF THE FAITH) up to and through the Egyptian bondage of 430 years, followed by their deliverance under Moses around 1500 B.C. and progressively forward in history; all the way to where the new covenant was instituted through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross. There’s our 2000 years. What was true for them THEN is NOW true for us in the 21st Century.
I believe that our modern day society is presently duplicating the same folly as the Jewish nation of Israel had done by denying and refusing their Lords’ invitation to be saved. 2000 years this side of the cross has equally brought us to a point where the churches are filled with RELIGIOUS people yet it is declining in rapid succession in numerous avenues. Membership, Baptisms, Outreach, Discipleship etc. No longer NOW in the same manner as they did THEN do people have a heart for God. They think they do, but are blind. We have gotten really good at religious observance and left the living faith in God.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 puts it this way. “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; HOLDING TO A FORM OF GODLINESS ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE DENIED ITS POWER”!
The Key reason would be because church members have quit doing what we all as Christians should be doing on a daily basis. EVANGELIZING AND DISCIPLING THE LOST! My-self included for too many years. We have arrived at a point to where most responsibility is left solely upon the pastors with very little involvement from the bodies that make up our modern day congregations. Not only that, our churches are halfway filled up with people who have occupied pews and heard the gospel message time and time and time again for years with no responsive action. They have been invited to attend the Lords’ grand supper celebration through salvation (Luke’s Dinner Feast) over and over and over again but they are likewise filled with excuses as to why they cannot or will not respond just like the Jews had done.
Because of this The Lord is ready to look anywhere and everywhere that He possibly can (The Highways and Bi-Ways) to fill up His house for the grandest celebration in the history of mankind which I personally believe is no doubt just around the corner. All day long He has held out His hand to a stubborn and obstinate people who equally don’t believe that Jesus is who He says He is. Our Messiah and Savior. Keep in mind church membership doesn’t save you! It is possible to go to church every day of your life and still wind up in hell wondering how you got there? All day long Jesus has held out His hands and is still holding them out; begging and pleading with anyone and everyone to repent and be saved before it’s too late. If things were this way the first time He came to Earth, what makes us think that the conditions would be any different when He gets ready to return this second time? History certainly has a way of repeating itself. Can we agree the table is close to being fully set for His 2nd return? I certainly think so. This world is very unstable right now and fixing to be shaken. In fact it is already beginning to be in rapid succession. I’m sounding the alarm for you to Wake UP!
I would like to strongly suggest and beg and plead with you to secure your place in the Lamb’s Book of Life before it is too late for you. Your chances of calling upon the Lord while He is near are decreasing with every day that passes. See 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Emphasis added to verses 10 and eleven. There does eventually come a day when the window of opportunity is closed for those who have heard and rejected the message of salvation. I’m not saying that has happened as of yet. What I am saying is that it no doubt could happen and you could find yourself victim to what the above passage talks about if you keep suppressing the truth and do not take heed and Call upon the Lord while He is near. While His offer of mercy and grace still stands! Today is the day of salvation the Bible says. Today if you hear His voice; do not harden you heart! We are down to the wire folks and it’s no time to roll the dice with your eternal destiny. As promised I intend to equip you to be re-born and adopted into God’s family while time remains for you within the remaining confines of this web-site should you so desire that for your-self. Do me a tremendous favor and at least read the 8 facts section of this website if you don’t read anything else! It will fully instruct you on how to make a relationship with God a reality for you. Thank You for taking the time to read this and God Bless you as you go deeper into JesusBillboard.com.