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Are we DOING the great Commission or the great omission?

June 26, 2010

One of the last words our Lord said as he rose up into the heavens was ” Go ye into all the world and PREACH the gospel to everyone”. Are we as Christians do this great command, or are we “sitting” on our salvation? (Mark 16:15)

First of all, what “gospel” are we to preach? To really understand this we must look to the “last” book our Lord provided for mankind,as the FINAL word on who will be saved. It is the book of Revelation.  The lost are identified in the last days as those who worship the “beast”. The saved are clearly identified as believing in Jesus AND keeping His (and his Father’s) Commandments. Not just believing in Jesus alone BUT doing BOTH! (Rev. 14:12) “Here is the perserverance of the saints (those saved) who KEEP the Commandments of God, and the faith of  Jesus” (Rev 22:14) “Blessed are they that DO his Commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life”

So the “gospel” to be preached right now is to tell people to accept our Lord as savior AND once they do, then to OBEY the Holy Commandments. That is the reason Jesus died for us! We were sinners (transgressors of His Law) and He paid our price. Now that we accept Him, do we then go out and transgress? Ofcourse not. This is the message to be preached. Many today are doing the first part  of telling people of Jesus but ignoring the second part (?)

So now that we know what gospel message to proclaim , are we doing it? Let me give you an example of “sitting” on our salvation.In my own church, I attend a bible study before church service every Sabbath morning. A few Sabbath’s ago I brought with me some flyers and doorknob hangers about www.3abn.com,  to show our group (about 20-25 people). I explained to them that www.3abn.com was offering to mail these out FREE (approximately 500). They all heard this and showed their interest. But guess what? I don’t think even ONE called and requested them!

For those of you who don’t know about www.3abn.com, it is one of the fastest growing Christian ministries in the world. They are bringing people to Christ in an awesome way. They provide testimonies, bible studies,prophecy studies, missionary work, and a myriad of other great works for Christ. It is now available to watch online in most of the countries all over the world.

So I guess I could throw up my hands and say “Oh well, I guess I’ll also just sit on my salvation, and not worry about bringing other people to Christ”   No! I must do the great commission and so should anyone calling themselves “Christians”. Do you think Jesus would be happy if we are content to be good and enjoy ourselves, not helping others come into salvation? Ofcourse not!

With all that being said let me give some good concrete advice on how you can GO and preach the gospel.

1) You can call www.3abn.com at 618-627-4651 and order those free flyers. Take them to the Sunday churchs and put them on the cars as they are in service. Keep some in your car and when you pull up to the supermarket, get out and place a few on the cars next to you. I personally pray before hand “Lord, help me to park near someone who needs this message”.  I also go out in my neighborhood and put them on the house doors.

2)Tell them about www.amazingfacts.com , also a great ministry proclaiming God’s final message. Pastor Doug Batchelor is probably one of the most spirit lead pastors today and believe me, he can help you understand God’s word almost better than anyone else alive today.

3) Tell them about www.7thchurch.wordpress.com and have them watch the “666” video. It excellently explains the mark of the beast. We want people aware of this “beast” and just exactly what  it will be in these last days.

4)Order the book called “The Ten Commandments twice removed” from www.3abn.com  I personally came back to the Lord after reading this. An awesome book, and eye opening! If you want  FREE copies just contact me and I’ll send it, no charge.

Finally, let’s not “sit” on our salvation rather let’s “GO” and preach the gospel. The Lord is counting on us to work hard these last days to bring the TRUE message to the people so they may be saved, yours in Christ.

Ps. Recently great results were had on “going out” and spreading His word, go to our sister site at www.oursword.blogspot.com for the amazing story. Listed under the heading “Revivals”

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