Famous last words. Jesus' last words are indeed famous:
"Go into all
the world and preach the gospel to every creature"
(Mark 16:15 NKJV)
only did Jesus tell His disciples to "Go", He promised He would always be with
them and that He would send them the Holy Spirit so that they would have the
power to carry out His assignment to be His witnesses both near and far.
How important is Jesus' missionary command? So important that He said that
His reason for coming to earth was to "seek and to save the lost".
There is no doubt that missions are on the heart of God and at the heart of His
work in the world.
Rev. Hoise Birks takes Jesus' last words seriously. Since he gave his
life to Christ in Alaska while serving in the Air Force, he has been involved in
missions and doing his best to "Go". Timbuktu Revisited and A New
Man: Missionary Journeys of an African American chronicle some of his efforts to
obey Jesus' last words.
Each believer is called to missions, whether across the street or across the
seas, whether in your home, your office, or your community, and whether you are
going, sending, or praying, it is important to be obedient to the calling. Now take the challenge to become a missionary!!