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The Unsung (Unsaid) Commission
“You shall be my witnesses...to the ends of the earth,” Jesus said to his disciples. We witness about who He is, why He came, what He did and why it matters even to those who don't believe (yet). And how shall they ever believe if, as Paul says, they never hear because no one tells them the good news of Jesus. It is easily shared what is assumed to be readily received: food, clothing, medical help, etc. It may not be so easily shared what may be rejected and unappreciated; a personal witness of Jesus. Nevertheless, this is the unspoken, unfulfilled Commission Jesus gave us. I will address possible reasons why it’s often unfulfilled.
Many of us are conditioned by society that religion is private and you don’t talk about it. However, if we are to obey Christ, His command overrides the world’s objections. Satan wants the gospel silenced. God wants it shouted from the housetops, so to speak. “We must obey God rather than man.”
We tend to gravitate to what we find affirming. The hungry will usually take food. The sick will usually accept medical help. The homeless will usually accept a blanket or coat. The lost will not always accept Christ. Sometimes their rejections may be unpleasant. Therefore, we avoid the situation. The result is their continued lostness without any knowledge of how they may be found. We haven’t offended, but neither have we helped.
Some excuse themselves from witnessing by saying, “God is love and will save everyone in the end. There’s no need to get people upset.” The problem this idea has is the death and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus died because we are all lost. “While we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” His resurrection proclaims that all who believe in Him will be saved; others lost.
Believing is Him is essential. Giving our witness is a must. Know the gospel. Know your own conversion experience. And trust God for the who, where, when and how to share the good news. Let the Gospel be sung!-- Ben