Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ever Heard the Call to Missions?

Have you heard the call to missions?

If not, it is not because Jesus hasn't sounded the call.

What will you do about His divine call? Sit there? And say things like, "If He calls me, then I'll go. I'm just waiting for His call."

Have you ever read this amazing and best selling book called the Bible? It is replete with commands to spread the glories of the Gospel to places where it has not yet been. Will you enjoy your comfort now and procrastinate discomfort until you will have your fill of it as you face the King of Kings and try to explain your disobedience and your poor stewardship of His magnificent Gospel and His great commission. Or would you forsake your comfort now and carry the glorious Gospel to places where Jesus has never even been heard of?

Good news is only good to those who get to hear it...



Mike said...

Powerful video! I strongly recommend going to gfa.org for your free book, "Revolution in World Missions" by KP Yohannan. It changed my negative perspective on world missions. My wife and I talked yesterday and decided to sponsor a native missionary, something Yohannan recommends since Westerners are limited in going "over there" in many cases, and Westerners have the funds to support the "over there" missionaries. Great post, brother!

Unbreakable Joy said...

Thanks Mike.

I do already have the book, though I've not yet read it. It is on an ever growing to read list.

cgl said...

I would say there is no specific call to foreign missions.

Unbreakable Joy said...


That comment is quite surprising coming from you, considering that you are heading towards foreign missions.

A few verses come to mind:

Mat 24:14
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.

Mar 16:15
And he said to them, "Go into ALL THE WORLD and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Rom 15:20-21
and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation, but as it is written, "Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand."

Mike said...

Brother Benjamin,

I figure you are on your missions trip you mentioned a while back. I am praying for you and the ministry you are doing and for your safety. Please post pics when you return, bro.

cgl said...

I suppose I should clarify what I mean.

There is not a group of people (within the church) to which God has specifically spoken to and told to go raise support and be a missionary overseas.