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"And They Went Forth ..." (Mark 16:20)

Updated: Feb 8, 2021

After our Lord, Jesus Christ was welcomed into Heaven and having heard the charge from their Master, and while tears streaked down their cheeks as they continued to look into the clouds eclipsing the Risen Lord even in the same way as we watch space-rockets launches from the lunch-pads, grief was swallowed by the hope of resurrection King! The Lord asked them to "wait in Jerusalem until they be endued from power on high" (Luke 24:49). 

And as soon as Pentecost had hit the town, their community-residents knew Someone had come to take residency in the hearts of the disciples: THEIR ENGINES HAD ROARED!  "They went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen"  (Luke 16:20).

Compare the verse of Luke 16:20 with your reality, today! Are you "going", for the Lord? Even in the face of the threats of evil that surrounds us, so, daily? Have you the boldness of the Holy Spirit to roar for the values of Christ? How many weak-minded, ‘born-again’ Christians do you personally know — or have in your close circle of friends, with whom you sit to sip tea or coffee, who simply can’t be bothered to heed the Lord’s call in the GO for Him, and be Christ unto them? This seems to be the voice I'm hearing in my inner heart: “Sammy, go into all the world — preach and witness about Me  to the lost souls!” “Janet, go into all the world — and tell about My restorative  grace that restored you from the domestic, violent, narcissistic abuse you had suffered!”

“Jake, go into all the world — and be My witness of the saving  grace that had saved you from the painful years of substance  and chemical abuse to your generation!”

“Isabella, go, reach the entire world with the talents that I  endowed you with!” Put all your given names here, and address your soul: “______   _______   ______, get up in the name of Jesus! Go into all the world and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ!”  I mean, speak out audibly to yourself! Command your soul to honor the Great Commission! Go forth in the name of the Lord!

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