Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Jesus says that the Gospel will be proclaimed to the whole world. That is an immense task. How would you measure the success of that agenda?
All is a big word, but imagine if ALL of God’s people everywhere accepted this mission. Imagine if every tribe, tongue, and nation heard the Gospel in our lifetime. This could actually happen in our lifetime. In the most recent history of the church, the majority of the proclaiming has come from the “professionals”: missionaries, pastors, and people of influence. God’s plan, however, is that every believer is a witness. God is moving! You are part of this movement!
Jesus has invited all of us into his agenda of bringing the message of His Kingdom to all people. You are reading this today because you are taking this calling seriously. You want to be part of God’s agenda: a messenger of the greatest message on the planet.
There are so many things to accomplish, but, by making a commitment and by being intentional, we can see progress start through each of our lives and we will feel confident that we can answer His calling right where He has placed us. We are seeing the world changing and believers from 150 nations are part of this month of movement. Our hope is in the Gospel of the Kingdom. This is what Jesus longs for! It was his idea to entrust us with the Gospel and it was His command to send us to the nations. Everyone can reach someone. Who is someone today that needs to hear this message? Imagine the day when, together, we reach the world.
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Ask God to soften the hearts of the people you know and love. Pray for your “My 5.”
Find a practical way to show someone born in a different nation that you care.