There is a great motivation to “GO” to the ends of the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. It is by hearing or reading about what God is already doing among the unreached people groups of the world. There needs to be a tsunami hitting the church today that will shake us out of our lethargy and self-centeredness. This is what happened in the Early Church. So great was the movement of the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the gospel that the leaders in Jerusalem had a special gathering of the church to verify what was really taking place. “And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.” (Acts 15:12).
There seems to be a double purpose to the “signs and wonders God had done”; first to bring with conviction the gospel to the Gentiles and secondly, to convince the Jewish church in Jerusalem that God was doing exactly what He told them would take place when the Spirit came (Acts 1:8).
The church in Jerusalem recognized what God was doing and changed their thinking, their methods, and became ready and willing for the Spirit to send them out to other people groups - Gentiles (Acts 13:2-4; 15:40). What will it take for the church today to “lift up our eyes” and see what God is already doing? Let’s “GO” and join God in the work He is already doing!
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