Baroda Bible Club

 
Have A Vision To Do The Mission Work
 

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

We must have a vision from the Lord in order to do the mission work for Jesus Christ. Where there is no vision there is no mission work also and where there is no mission work there people perish with out Christ. Because how they will believe if some one is not there to preach the gospel.

Who gave us this Command to do this mission work?

It is our Lord Jesus Christ who gave this command after His resurrection in Mat 28:18 to 20, Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore (1.), go and (2.), make disciples of all nations, (3.), baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and (4.), teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

How God enables us to do this great mission work in many parts of this present earth?

Our Lord Jesus Christ before going to the Father God in heaven gave this command to receive the Holy Spirit in Acts 1:4&5, then he told in Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

How the mission work started?

The mission work also started by the Lord only. When the people received the anointing of the Holy Spirit as Jesus Christ told the Spirit of God started leading them.

In Acts 8:29 to 31, The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it. Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked. How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

It was the Lord who touched the Paul in Acts 9:4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? Then in Acts 9:6 "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." The same Lord told Ananias in Acts 9:11 The Lord told him, "Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.

Apostle Peter got the direction by the Holy Spirit to go to the gentiles as in Acts 10:3; Acts 10:5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. Same Holy Spirit telling one person to send people to call Peter the same Holy Spirit of God sending Peter by giving him a vision in the day time and telling him to go with them. (no body goes without a vision)

Again it was the God who gave the church the command to send some of their leaders to the mission work as in Acts 13:2 & 3, While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

Why there is no movement for the missions in some people life and in some churches?

They are not following the last commandment of God as in Acts 1:4 &5, On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit" Unless some one gives room for the Holy spirit in their life and allow the Lord to direct their life through the Holy Spirit they can not do some missions. Infact the one who enables us to do some mission work for God is the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ told His Disciples in Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (No one will simply sit when the spirit of God controls their life.)

Dear Friends let us do some thing for God in this present generation that the gospel light may keep spreading for the glory of God. Let us start building the Kingdom of God. Let us not forget this fact when Christ comes as per our work only He is going to honor us. In Rev 22:12 "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.

What we can do now for Christ?

If we read and meditate this passage which is in Mat 25:31 to 39 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? Mat 25:40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' If we read and meditate this passage which is in Mat 25:41 to 46, "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me. They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me. Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.

May the Lord help each one of us to do our best in the days to come for the mission of Jesus Christ.

Yours in His service

Rev. T. Marcus Devasahayam.
Baroda Bible Club.