Before Jesus left the earth to return to His Father, He said to the eleven disciples, “I am sending you” (John 20:21). This is the way God has always done His work in this world. He selects those who are willing to do His will whatever the cost.
God sent Abraham into a country that he was totally unfamiliar with. He sent Moses back to his own people after eighty years and a marred reputation. God called David from being a shepherd to leading a nation after years of threats on his own life. Jesus was sent from the glories of heaven to earth filled with sin to deliver those in sin. Uneducated Peter was sent back to his own people with the message of the precious blood of Christ. Paul, bent on destroying the Church was sent to the Gentiles to build the Church with the Gospel of Grace. The closest disciple to Jesus was John, and through him, Jesus sent the most powerful letters to seven churches in Asia.
None of these God sent could do the work of any of the others. They only did their assignment. God has established His kingdom and the Church locally, globally and for eternity through those who accepted His call to be sent where He wants them, not where they liked to be because the conditions were easy and comfortable. He has sent them with only three promises; ‘I will be with you, my Word will not return empty, and the Spirit will be your Helper and Guide.’
Are you like Jonah who resisted the will of God and had to go through a whale of trouble before doing God’s will and seeing His mighty work? God knows ahead all the conditions you will face and how HE WILL SUSTAIN YOU IN THEM. Will you GO?
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