Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord! The theme for today’s Word of Faith is “Go Tell It!”
Spirit of the Living God is one of my favorite hymns. “Fall afresh on me.” What a blessed privilege to serve the true living God! I wonder if anybody still believes that it’s good news that Jesus the Christ is alive and well. Yes Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, but he rose on the third day with all power in his hands, and with that power he declared us “not guilty” before the divine court. And that gives us the blessed privilege of everlasting life with Christ if we accept God’s free gift! That’s not just good news, that’s great news! It’s such great news, we just have to go and tell it!
But I can’t help, but wonder if those who say that they have heard the good news, and say they believe it is true - really do. The price of gas goes down a few cents and your friends are knocking down your door to tell you about it. Your favorite department store has a sale and you can’t wait to show off what a great buy you acquired.
In the fourth chapter of John, Jesus has an encounter with a stranger. This stranger – the woman of Samaria, later finds out she is with the Son of God! The Messiah has come and is standing before her, impacting her life and look at her response. Rather than stand there and bask in the glow of his presence, currently all her own, she has to run and go, and tell it.
People hear good news, and they go and tell it, whether they believe it’s true or not. We have experienced the miraculous move of God in our lives and we keep it to ourselves, like hidden treasure. My brothers and sisters, God wants us to go and tell it! Tell the good news!
After Jesus had risen from the grave, before his ascension, Jesus Christ proclaimed in the 28th chapter and the 19th verse of the book of Matthew, “All power and authority has been given me in Heaven and Earth, go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations.” He goes further to say baptize, and teach them to obey all I have commanded.
Beloved, we’ve been given a tall order by the Savior of our souls. But the joy of it all is that we are not called to do it alone. Jesus ends the great commission with, “Be sure, I am with you always, even to the end.”
If there was a plague in the land, and you knew where to find the antidote, would you keep it to yourself or would you share it? Christ calls us to share the antidote to the plague of sin with our families, friends and yes - even strangers. Jesus is the answer! May we be so inspired – so compelled to move in love for our God and mankind that we would obey the call and go and tell it!
In His Service,
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Emery B. Barber is a founding Pastor of FaithWorks Christian Fellowship of Jamaica, NY, and co-author of the web devotional and devotional book, Words of Faith for FaithWorks Christian Center, International. As a Creative Media Consultant he provides training and services in various areas of digital marketing collateral with a special calling to Creative Worship Media.
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