ESCHATOLOGY: The Gospel all over the World, How Possible?
From our previous studies, we understood clearly that the signs Jesus Christ gave concerning the end of age has all and still happening in our world today except that written in verse 14.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:14|KJV-
The last sign demand that the Gospel of Christ has to be preached throughout the earth before the end will come.
What then is the Gospel of the Kingdom?
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
He told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this–that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:18-20|LIVING-
The Gospel of the Kingdom is a message of repentance which must go round the earth before the end will come. Repentance must be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations. Christ gave every believer this mandate to go into the world and preach this gospel of repentance.
It’s quite sad that most preachers and believers have left the gospel of the Kingdom to be preaching the gospel of this world. When a preacher can no longer preach repentance and forgiveness of sins then such a preacher has no business contributing to the end time agenda of Christ.
The Possibility of preaching this gospel in all the nation is realistic through the help of the Holy Spirit, all it takes is to go out of your front door, and the front door can be the door of your office, the door of your business place, the door of your school, the door of politics, the door of your church the door of your home etc. If everyone of us starting from today will carry this message of the Kingdom in our various door steps, then the will and work of God will prosper.
I want to quickly remind us that the end of which Christ stated here is not the end of the world but the end of this age; that we will study later.
The rationale behind this mandate is that the gospel will stand as a witness in all the nations of the world, witness in the sense that nobody will come before God and claim that he or she did not hear the message of salvation. The mandate demand that it be preached in all the world as a witness to the nations so it is not compulsory that the nations adhere to the gospel but for the fact that it can be testify that it was preached to them.
The truth is that, there are parts of this world where the gospel of Christ has not yet reached. There are people all around us who has not heard the message of salvation. But we invite them to our church, put them in the highest position, collect their money and tell them to go it is well with them. There are others whose lifestyle is influencing the church instead of the church influencing them, come as you are and go as you were, do what I said but don’t do what I do, pay this amount and receive this blessing; and so on.
If we can spend the time we use in visiting rich members of the church in going out to preach the gospel of the Kingdom, I tell you, the Lords work will prosper. Look at a man like St. Paul, during his life time, he virtually visited and written to all the nations around him with the gospel of Jesus Christ, remember then they were few, how about now that we are many that believed and yet we can’t conquer our world rather our world is conquering us.
We are very busy looking for those with connections while souls are perishing. We are busy showing our beautiful pictures on social media when our next door neighbor does not know the picture of Jesus Christ. We are busy attending and hailing Big Brother while Christ has been left unattended to.
The end will surely Come, if you think you can be a stumbling block to the end time agenda of Christ, am here to announce to you that the armies of the Lord are already here, you either join them or wait for them to finish their mission and see the result.
The Spirit of the living God rest and abide with the people of God.