The Great Commission, Part 2 (Onward Christian Soldiers #106)

Mark 16:15: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

The Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” But the Bible asks these questions about those who have not heard the gospel:

1. How can they call on Christ if they have not believed in Him?
2. How can they believe in Him if they have not heard about Him?
3. How can they hear about Him without a preacher?
4. How can a preacher preach to them unless he is sent?

Can people call on the Lord Jesus if they do not believe in Him? No, they cannot. Can they believe on Him if they have never heard of Him? No, they cannot. Can they hear of Him unless someone tells them? No, they cannot. Therefore, someone must go and tell them about the Lord Jesus if they are to be saved. This is the essence of the great commission.

Who can tell the unsaved about Jesus? Those who have been saved. The Bible says, “All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.”

The GREAT COMMISSION is our Lord’s command to His disciples to go into all the world and to preach the gospel to every creature. He said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Has the Great Commission been Fulfilled? No, it has not. Millions of people are still in spiritual darkness and under the power of Satan. Many people in the world have never seen a Bible nor heard the name of Jesus. They are without Christ and without hope. The words of a pagan woman should stir our hearts. She said, “Tell your people how fast we are dying. Ask them if they cannot send the gospel a little faster.”

A missionary in Egypt was telling the story of the love of Jesus. At the close of his message, a woman said, “It is a wonderful story. Do the people in your country believe it?”

“Yes!” said the missionary.

The woman thought a moment and said, “I don’t think they can believe it, or they would not have been so long in coming to tell us.”

The Lord Jesus has commanded us to preach the gospel to every creature. We must obey Him. If we do not do what we can to take the gospel to the lost, God will hold us responsible. He told Ezekiel, “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

We cannot close our eyes to the terrible condition of the lost and escape our responsibility. Every Christian must, one day, stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ to give an account of his life after he was saved. If we fail to do what we can to send the gospel to every person, we will have to answer to the Lord for our neglect. We cannot say that we did not know about their needs. The Lord Jesus said, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.”

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If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!

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