Devotion: Friday, June 29
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:19-20
As believers and churches, we are involved in a tremendous variety of activities and ministries. But if we are not actively involved in seeking to take the gospel to all nations, we can’t honestly call ourselves His disciple. A disciple is a pupil; a follower. If we are His disciple we have to be involved in what mattered most to Jesus: seeking to help all hear the good news.
Missionologists estimate that 30% of the world’s population has yet to hear the message of forgiveness through the Lord Jesus. They further estimate that for every $100 spent on foreign missions, $99.70 is going to where the gospel has already been shared and only 30 cents is going to reach those who have never heard.
HOWEVER, God’s Spirit is moving in incredible ways among the unreached, and He is moving powerfully in the hearts of His people about joining together to finish the task of going to all nations. These are amazing times and incredible days of opportunity.
I don’t plan to send out devotions during the week of the 4th of July. I want to thank all of you who have encouraged me as I have written them.
I hope, in place of my devotions, we will look at some of these websites listed below. They each tell of the body of Christ working together to finish the Great Commission. Your heart will be encouraged as you realize what is happening in world missions.
Issacharinitiative.org. Finishing the Task.org. Table71.org