STILL A LONG WAY TO GO...
The great commission is still unfulfilled! Oswald Smith said, “We talk of the Second Coming; but half the world has never heard of the first.” Regardless of whether you are “pre-trib”, “post-trib”, “mid-trib” or some other “trib”, we must all confess that there is something desperately wrong with the type of doctrinal philosophy that makes us happy to escape with our own hides, while the world burns and billions of people are lost. Where is the heart of Jesus in that? The Bible tells us that God’s heart desire is, “…that none would perish, but that all would come to repentance.”
Here’s some food for thought; Jesus died more than 2 000 years ago. If it was God’s ultimate goal to rapture us all out of this “old God-forsaken world”, then why are we still here? What are we still waiting for? One person told me, “Jesus is building my mansion in heaven.” Really? It took him 6 days to create the entire cosmos, yet he’s been hung up with your “mansion” for 2 000 years? Not likely.
Heb. 10:12, 13 says, “but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet.”
Since we are His hands and feet, then He must be waiting for…us. If He is waiting for us, and we are waiting for Him, it would seem we are at an impasse. This is why Jesus told his disciples, “go into all the world and preach the Gospel”. No more waiting and debating…just go and preach.
“In the vast plain to the north, I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been” — Robert Moffatt
4 of the city’s leading pastors share their views on the Matthew Lunches…
Pastor Trevor Anderson of The Family Lighthouse Church
Pastor Ronnie Johnson of PE FM 87.6
Pastor Dave Pedersen of Fountain Vineyard
Pastor John Samson from Uitenage