A Mobilized Church
The Release of The SPIRIT
A Mobilized Church
Pray for a Mobilized Church
There will never be enough missionaries to reach the 2.9 billion unreached people who have yet to hear the gospel. The whole church everywhere must mobilize to reach them. That does not mean you need a passport, a new set of luggage, and a call to the Dark Canyon of the Euphrates, because God is moving people to the places He needs them. He is bringing unreached peoples to the parts of the world where the church is already established. There are more people on the move around the world today than at any other point in history. One in every thirty-five persons now lives in a country other than where he or she was born.*
The migration of peoples is happening and there are two ways to view it—with fear or with hope. Let’s take the example of Islam. You can be afraid that Islam is marching westward and is intent on overtaking Christianity, or you can believe that God is moving Muslims to the West so they can hear the gospel in a free country. Which will you choose—a spirit of fear toward a false religion or a spirit of power in the certain hope of Christ?
Migration is one of today’s defining global issues, and we in the church must be ready to engage the people moving our way. In today’s global world we are all missionaries of some kind. Are we ready to love and build relationships with the immigrants and refugees who are making America their new home? Is our heart one with Christ’s to see that the lost are found? Or are we holding the unfamiliar at arm’s length? Let’s embrace the hope of Christ and the power of Spirit to see the unreached reached.
Pray the Scriptures:
Relinquish any fear or stereotypes you hold for unfamiliar or unknown cultures and religions. Ask God to bring a new friend or neighbor from another culture or religion into your life, and fully embrace the hope of the gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit to change hearts.
And many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the Lord Almighty and to entreat him. (Zechariah 8:22)