YOUR MISSION AND MINISTRY
And the disciples went everywhere preaching, the Master working right
with them, validating the Message with indisputable evidence (Mark 16:20 MSG).
Jesus knew He had a mission and a ministry in the earth. He was to establish the Kingdom of God in the earth with principles to live by, God’s ways of doing things, a new language, and a new mentality.
Today, we’re a nation, a Kingdom of priests with a mission and ministry in the earth. Thanks be unto God, we heeded the call when He said, “…as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you” (John 20:21). We’re fulfilling His mandate, the continuation of the ministry of Jesus to set up a kingdom not made by hands—the Kingdom of Heaven in the earth.
To have a better grasp and understanding of this truth, let’s take a look at how Luke, who wrote the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts, concluded: “And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted
up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: And were
continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen” (Luke 24:50-53). How touching this is!
Mark in his account first reiterated what Luke said: “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God” (Mark 16:19). In addition, he recounted
what the apostles did next in the 20th verse: “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen” (Mark 16:20). They went and
preached everywhere! That’s what we’re doing today as well. Don’t be left out.
Preach the Gospel with passion. Recall what the Lord charged us to do: “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). He has given us both the power and authority to do mighty works in His Name and demonstrate the character of the Spirit to our world.
Therefore, take your place in the ministry of the Gospel. Never lose focus of the Master’s calling on your life. This is your mission and ministry in the earth. Serve Him selflessly with undying passion.
Dear Father, I thank you for the furtherance of the glorious Gospel of Christ through us today. I remain passionate about preaching the Gospel, knowing that the Lord Himself is working with, in, and through
me. I’m committed to the spread of the Gospel around the world, as many are brought out of sin into righteousness, and into the glorious liberty of the sons of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 9:16-17
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 15:1-20 & Numbers 32-33
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 27:1-8 & Psalm 73