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The Call to Preach the Gospel (March 31st, 2019)

"Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation" (2 Corinthians 5:18)



Every Christian is called to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Jesus said: “...Go ye into into all the the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15), and everything we require to achieve this divine commission is already available to us. Recall what the Master said to His disciples in Luke 22:35,


(Luke 22:35)

"And He said to them, 'When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?' So they said, 'Nothing.'"

When God sends you on an assignment, He sees to it that everything you require to accomplish that assignment is made available to you. All He needs is your commitment to His dream. You have to be determined that there’ll be no limit to how far you’re willing to go and do for the Gospel, because it's the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes. It’s the power of God to make sinners righteous. It’s the power of God to catapult the poor from obscurity and misery to a life of prosperity, glory, and excellence.


The sinner needs to know that Jesus already bore the penalty for his sins. The poor need to know that they’ve been brought out of poverty, and into prosperity and abundance. The sick need to know that divine health is available in Christ. Jesus has taken away every pain-- all they have to do is call on His Name. But, we read in Romans 10:14,


(Romans 10:14)

"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?"

That’s where you come in! You’re the bearer of the good news of Christ’s salvation. Decide that through you, those in your world who haven’t yet known the Lord will hear and receive the Gospel. Like the Apostle Paul, take the call to preach the Gospel seriously. Make it your life’s work.


(Romans 1:16)

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes"

(1 Corinthians 9:16)

"For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!"

Have the same mentality about the Gospel, for it's been committed to your trust.


Prayer:

Dear Father, I thank You for the glorious Gospel of Christ, through which life and immortality is unveiled. I'm convinced that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation; therefore, I'm committed to its spread around the world. Today, many are brought out of sin, into righteousness, and into the glorious liberty of the sons of God, as the Gospel is preached around the world, in Jesus' Name. Amen.


Further Study: 1 Corinthians 9:16-18; Mark 16:20; 1 Timothy 1:11

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