Saturday, March 28, 2009

" that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks." Acts 19:10

Paul had an earnest desire to preach the gospel, and this is just another example of that truth. It took him 2 years but after much work was done, the Spirit of God was able to say that all the people in Asia had no right to burn in hell. What an amazing statement this is! I don't know how many people were living in Asia at that time, but I am sure that this was not an easy task. Often times we see our job that God has given us to do and we shrink back, and think, there is no way that I will ever be able to do this. We must remember that we have the same empowerment that Paul had when all of Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus. Today we have a much better ability to reach many more people, in a much shorter amount of time with the technology of the day. With radio broadcasts, the Internet, printed materials; we are so blessed. Today a missionary can get on an airplane and be halfway around the world within 24 hours, where it used to be a great feat to go to some foreign land. Today we can get in our air conditioned automobiles and travel all around town, rather than walking, or riding a horse, or some other primitive mode of transportation. Sad to say though, I cannot say that the whole town where I live has heard the word of the Lord Jesus. Living in America we tend to think all people have heard; but they have not. I am always amazed at how many people have never heard the plain and simple gospel when I share it with them, sometimes they will say "I never knew that it was so easy". It is going to be a sad day at the Judgement seat of Christ when he reminds us "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required..."Lk 12:48. Let us settle it therefore in our hearts that we will not fail at this great job we have ahead of us. Let us use all the resources God gives us, and accomplish our task.

1 comment:

  1. Thank-you for sharing your wife and son with us for a couple of days! It was a HUGE blessing!
    I have been most amazed how many people have NO church in their lives! Amy, Jesse's wife,(TJ's eldest) has no clue about the Lord.
    I am hopeful the Nicole will come forward this week. She purchased a Bible the other day. Eppes death had a profound effect on her, and her other issue has certainly pointed out to her that this life is not forever! Although her issue is sort of cleared up for now...she still has to deal with the goiter!
    Love ya son!