A Call to the Nations

“Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you” (Isaiah 55:5).

Isaiah declared that we have been made a witness to many nations. People from every tribe and language will come to hear us minister about God and to see what he has done for us. Our commission is to the ends of the earth as we teach all nations about Jesus Christ. God’s family is made up of a rich variety of ethnicities, cultures and languages. We speak the language of heaven which cuts through cultural barriers.

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9). The world has changed significantly over the last two years and the church has taken on the form of a new global community. People from different parts of the world are able to meet virtually for worship and ministry. The barriers of time and distance are slowly being removed as people realise the possibilities afforded by the internet.

There has been an explosion of online ministries and people who could not access churches because of distance can attend in their homes. While we miss and long for the face to face gatherings and the corporate worship, we must be open to what God is doing. Let us not miss the great opportunities that are being created within the current challenges. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).

Let us remember that the earth belongs to God and he established a people for himself. We have been sent into the earth for such a time as this and there is an assignment which we have been born to fulfil. Our ministry should reach the four corners of the earth and bear in mind that you don’t need the title of a Pastor to minister. Your God given gifts and talents have been given to you to use to evangelise and lead people to God.

“Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession” (Psalm 2:8).

A.P.-Y.

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