Mark 16:15-16 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
As Christians, we can never over emphasize the importance of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are lost.
It is God's will that none should perish, but that all come to repentance and be saved.
If we look at all the chaos in the world today, we can clearly see the bell of "salvation" ringing. Indeed, there is a clarion call from heaven to earth.
Now is the acceptable time, now is the time of salvation.
Now is the time to move forward with urgency in helping the lost get saved. People are perishing and do not know it. Proverbs 14:12-There is a way that appears to be right to man, but in the end it leads to death.
Whether those we choose to witness to believes or not, it is our duty as believes to tell the "Gospel" story. We are only required to plant the seed. God will do the rest.
I heard one songwriter said "we catch them and God clean them".
In this text, Jesus has been resurrected from the dead.
Now, having been resurrected from the dead as He said He would, Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene, whom he had cast out 7 demons.
For those who chose not to believe that Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene, I give you proof. Let’s listen to Mark 16:9- When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.
Having seen Jesus, Mary went and told Jesus' disciples and all those who had mourned and wept at his death that she had seen Him and that he was alive, but they did not believe her.
Jesus Himself appeared in a different form to 2 men while they were walking in the country. These men also reported seeing Jesus and testifying of it to others who also chose not to believe their report either.
Having not received Mary Magdalene report of Jesus' resurrection, Jesus Himself appeared to His disciples as they sat eating. He rebuked them for their lack of faith in Him and His resurrection, their stubbornness and their refusal to believe those who had seen Him after He was risen.
Where do you stand on today in spreading the Gospel? Do you believe that Jesus died and arose on the 3rd day? Are you sharing this "good news" with others? If not, why?
If we are confessing Christians, the command on today is to tell the "Gospel" story.
Perhaps you may question me as to why we should tell the “Gospel” story.
Well, Let's listen to why scripture says we should tell it in Romans 1:16-17-For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
It is the "Gospel" that has the power to save! There is no other way to obtain salvation. Acts 4:12-Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."
Faith in Jesus and God's atoning work at Calvary is the only way to Salvation. Jesus is it!
Saints, as you venture out today, pray and ask the Lord to put someone in your path that you may be able to witness the "Gospel" to on today. Ask Him to give you His power and strength to do it.
When you witness to others and they choose not to believe, their blood is not on your hands.
As Jesus said to His disciples when He sent them out to witness the "Good News", I say to you also on today. Let's listen in Matthew 10:14-15 - "Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. 15"Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
Do as the Jesus commands on today by telling the "Gospel" story and leave the rest up to Him.
God bless and I love you all.
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