Matthew 28:19-20 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
We went to a preacher friend of ours church Sunday morning where my husband was asked to preach to kick off their month of missions emphasis.
My husband preached this and it blessed my heart. I pray it will yours too and compel you to obey God's command and "go ye therefore". God may not have called you to missions but I'm here to tell you that every time you walk out the doors of your church you are entering the mission field. Yes...even here in the great nation of the USA.
People are dying and going to Hell every day and God commands us to tell them there is a way to escape that awful place.
We should go because God commands it but also because.....
--> Heaven is a real place. It is a prepared place. It's a place that our Lord is preparing just for us. It is reserved only for those who have repented and trusted Christ for salvation. Scripture tells us of a beautiful place. A place of a street of gold and gates of pearl. It's a place where there is no sorrow and no tears and no dying. There's no pain. There is only joy and peace and most importantly our Saviour is there.
--> Hell is a real place. There are many religious people in Hell today. Many who sit on a church pew and trusted in their church membership or their baptism or their good moral life to get them there. There are those who sang in the choir and...as hard as it may be to believe...I'm sure there are even preachers there who never truly trusted Christ.
--> We have a hope that is real. Jesus is coming soon!! He is our hope....our Blessed Hope. Others need to know of that hope. There are many people living in this world that have no hope. They need to know that they can have hope. But they need to have an opportunity to know that hope.
We need to go out so others will have the same opportunity that we've had. God has not given us a time to quit warning people of their eternal destination. He only says "go ye therefore".