Isn’t that the heart of a true evangelist? A man who knows he will soon leave this earth, and implores others to also BE READY to leave this earth and this world, and to meet at Jesus’ feet in Glory – Those who are READY are the only ones who can truly LIVE right now – if you’re ready to go, you’re ready to live – To truly LIVE in Christ, rather than be spiritually DEAD while we live :
...she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives (1Tim 5:6).
…I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead (Rev 3:1b).
A true evangelist is one who is ready for his departure, and he stands in the “departure lounge” imploring the lost to enter in.
In relation to this present world, we are all dying men : crucified to the world, and the world crucified to us. This is THE LIFE in Christ – alive to Christ and dead to the world, self and sin.
If all Christians had such an understanding, and all were occupied in preaching the gospel, Churches would be more like they were in the beginning.