A Heart for Missions

8 months ago

General

Do we have a heart for missions?

Take a look at your watch. If you have a "seconds hand", watch it make a complete revolution (or if your watch is digital, watch it turn over to 00). In that length of time 105 people slipped into eternity. These are 105 people that will never have a chance to have a "do over".

Over 151,000 people will enter eternity today around the world, and a vast majority of these people are lost, condemned to eternity in hell, facing the wrath of God.


He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 

(John 3:36)


The question we must answer is this: what are we doing to reach them?

We know that in Romans 10:17 we read the following:

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 


Have all our neighbors heard? Have all those around our state heard? Have those from coast to coast here in America heard? How about those in the uttermost part of the world?


How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 

(Romans 10:14)


What are we doing to ensure that the 1.75 who die every second will hear the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ?

Will we pray? Pray for our missionaries on the field. Pray for the lost in your own town. Pray for the boldness to engage the lost.

Will we give? Give to missions that we may "hold the ropes" (Acts 9:25) for those serving domestically and internationally. Give to local church efforts to reach our own town (purchasing Bible tracts, Bibles, and gospel signs to aid in the effort).

Will we go? Have you ever considered that God has already called you to the mission field?

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 


What are we doing with the ministry of reconciliation we have been given? People can't hear without a preacher, without someone who will tell them.


We must have a mind for missions. Do you?