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Spread The Gospel

Do you know your purpose on this earth? What are you living for? You need to seek the will of God for your life. The Lord told us to “occupy till I come” (Luke 19:13). We should continue to work for the Lord as we wait for His return. The early disciples did exactly what Jesus told them to do. He said, get this message of eternal life to the whole world. We are the light of this dark world, and we carry the light of the gospel with us. God intends to change other peoples’ lives by our lives. We must take the light of the Gospel to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).

It’s the will of God that we live in such a way that we influence the people around us by behaving as instruments for His ideas of the future. That is God’s will, His purpose, and His plan. God created you and me with the aim of making each and every one of us an instrument for His ideas of the future. He has given us a fantastically exciting agenda on this earth. He gave us the command to evangelise the world before He returns. He said, “occupy till I come”; that means keep letting your light shine in this dark world. That also means keep living for God, abounding yourself in the work of the Lord, making disciples, preaching, sharing your faith and winning souls.

God is counting on you to spread the gospel. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). It only takes a short piece of scripture and everything in a person’s life can change in an instant. We have access to the truth that the world needs. Your greatest impact will be on the people around you. Start your witness about your Lord and saviour Jesus Christ to your family members, neighbours, colleagues, classmates, and the like.

Your greatest reward is knowing that your effort has helped people to be saved. Your achievements may not be known to the public, but God knows, and your labour will not be in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58). God is counting on you to spread the truth and the world is also counting on you to discover the truth. You can play a role in spreading the gospel and protecting people from being blinded by the devil (Acts 26:18). Be a witness for Christ and do more for the Kingdom of God, and God will use you in a way that you never dreamt possible. Those who are waiting for a worldwide ministry and are not actively pursuing the opportunities at hand will never be used.

We need to be faithful in little before God will give us the “many things”. Our Lord will say to us, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord’ (Matthew 25:21). Have confidence in God and spread the gospel. On the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon them, the disciple’s confidence in Christ returned with a rushing mighty wind. Then with a rush of confidence, Peter stood and delivered a powerful sermon to the gathered crowd (Acts 2:14-39).

He raised his voice with great confidence and addressed the crowd and three thousand people were saved (Acts 2: 41). This was a message preached only a few weeks after Peter had denied any association with Jesus (Mark 14:66-72). The power of the Holy Spirit had transformed a coward into a confident and courageous spokesman for God.

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When Peter and John were warned not to preach in Christ’s name, they spoke with power and confidence: 19 “But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4: 19-20).

 

Their answer was a surprise to the religious leaders at that time. But for the believer in Christ, this was no surprise as we remember Christ’s last words to the disciples before His return to the father in heaven. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).They witnessed with the confidence they had in Christ. Our confidence in the power of the Holy Spirit is worth the risk of going to all nations to make disciples, irrespective of the opposition we might face. Our confidence in Him will never fall, it’s a lasting confidence because He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is always with us (Mathew 28 :20).

 

The confidence we have in Christ enables us not to get distracted from the task of being His witnesses. As we share our faith, the confidence in our voice and the power of the gospel will cause our hearers to exclaim, “what shall we do to be saved?” “Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:35-36).

 

Serve without excuse. Our Lord and saviour Christ Jesus has a contract with all believers that binds us to serve Him without excuse. For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me “(Galatians 2:20).

 

He was talking about dying to the things of this world and going hard after Christ in all-out commitment and abandonment of self. That’s why Paul could also say his goal was that20 Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain “(Phil. 1:20-21). All believers have been offered the role of serving and living for Christ, but some, if not many, have opted instead to live for something else. And there are others who have lukewarm attitudes to serving Christ’s interest because of distractions from other ventures. Christ is against His followers serving two masters. It’s a total commitment, not a split role. You can’t combine the roles. “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon” (Mathew 6:24).

 

Christ needs our full commitment. Set the will of God and His work as your top priority. As far as Christ is concerned, you don’t have any plans of your own. The only thing that ultimately matters to all followers of Christ is their relationship to their master. Let’s serve God faithfully, Jesus’ commendation to His followers who pleas Him is, “Well done, good and faithful servant”. Are you serving Christ faithfully? When you are faithful servant of Christ, no task is too small or beneath your dignity. Let’s finish what we start, keep our promises, and fulfil our ministries. We are here to spread the gospel, win souls and disciple them (Mat. 28:18-20). May the Lord help us to do exactly that.