Last week we celebrated Easter. We remembered the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross.
Now that victory has been won, through the risen king where do we go from here? what is now requested of us that are left here on earth and for the generations to come?
Is it that we can now relax, because we are safe? or we don’t have to think about other lost souls?
No! In fact, this is when we as children of God need to stand in boldness because of the event that took place during Easter. This is when we need to speak up and speak out the gospel. Jesus didn’t die for us so we could hide behind closed doors or remain in our comfort zone.
Following his death, we the believers that are here on earth have been commanded to carry out the great commission everywhere we go.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
We are to go out into the world and tell people about Christ, tell them about what Jesus did. We were not saved to sit and be church bench warmers or to only solve our own problems. Our aim should be that on the last day to see that hell is empty, and the kingdom of God is full of God’s children!
We must wake up, there’s no more time left. Just because the world is moving at a casual pace does not mean we should also move with them. Because just as it seems casual, many souls are also casually going straight to hell!
You are the prophet chosen for the nation where you are right now, and you are not conditioned or positioned to be silent. Be vocal about Christ! The church of Heaven needs you to bring more people to Christ!
Nowadays we are so consumed by our own problems and by our own struggles, that we look the other way when we see souls going straight to hell. We choose to continue with our own lives, reaching out for our own goals and plans and forgetting the assignment set before us. We have now adjusted to sinking into a casual Christianity lifestyle. We have to come out of the mindset of thinking and living just for ourselves. When we decide to be intentional about winning souls for Christ and teaching about the gospel, Jesus promised to be there with us.
You can represent Christ in your college, work, home, neighbourhood etc. God is not limited or confined to just our prayer closets or our private homes. You don’t have to be a pastor, minister, apostle etc to carry out the great commission. You can start at that uncomfortable family meeting and bring the light of Christ into the room.
How we can show our gratitude and reverence to Christ for what He did on the cross, is to go as we have been commanded- and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to observe all that He has commanded us (Matthew 28:20). On the final day, each of us should have a track record of the souls we have brought to Christ!
Lord God, as we celebrate your death and resurrection during this Easter and took communion in honour of you, we pray that our eyes will be opened so that we can recognise more of you (Luke 24:31)! Lord, we pray that you will be made known to us (Luke 24:35).
- Lord help us to remember on a daily basis the union that was made between Christ and us as a result of his sacrifice.
- Lord help us not to be silent but to be vocal vessels for your kingdom.