“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”- Mark 16:15 KJV
Every Christian is a product of the great commission. In order words, we become kingdom citizens through someone’s obedience to the great commission. This is the foremost kingdom service.
God has given us a lifelong project; it is people oriented project. All of God’s business has Man’s welfare and destiny at its core. Man is the crown of God’s creation; he is also the essence of redemption.
God loves every human being sacrificially, be it a sinner or a saint. We are the object of His love and of all of His creation.
Man is the representative of God on earth. Man is God’s partner on earth to do His will on earth as it is in Heaven. It is through man that God makes His appeal to humanity on the earth. God’s manifold wisdom can only be made manifest through man.
Man is the only creature God has fellowship or communion with; we are created for His glory and pleasure. We are God’s hands and feet, we are his mouthpiece; we are His battle axes.
Every Christian is a custodian of all that God has; His manifold Grace, His blessings, His Virtue etc. God’s Word resides in us, and grace has been poured on our lips so that the Word of God is spoken, expressed or declared with divine power.
“The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.”- Isaiah 50:4, 5 (KJV)
What more, God has made our tongue like the pen of a ready writer, we are carriers of His presence- God indwells us. So we are well equipped to speak to people on His behalf, we are well equipped to be His witnesses.
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”- Philippians 2:13 (KJV)
You and I should therefore make ourselves available to God for this mediatory role, just as the love of God was conveyed to us through others who yielded themselves to God’s command to preach the Gospel. We must therefore see the necessity to preach the Gospel and reconcile people to God. We are a privileged people. No one else has been so equipped and mandated, not even angels.
So you and I are the bridges to connect people to God. Let us start now; one soul at a time.
God bless you!