“If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?” asked David Livingstone, the famed Scottish medical missionary and explorer to Africa.
Livingstone was referencing the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20, when Jesus told his followers:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
More than 2,000 years after Christ’s ministry on earth, about one-quarter of the world’s population has yet to hear of the love, forgiveness and grace of Jesus Christ.
“With more than 2 billion people who haven’t had a chance to meet Jesus, it’s time … to take a radical stand and say ‘This has to end in our generation,” said Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback church in California.
On June 4, which also happens to be Pentecost Sunday, the Alliance for the Unreached is calling on churches, media outlets, and believers around the world to come together to reach out to those who have never heard the Gospel.
“Just as the Book of Acts records that people from all over the world were there that day, we are expecting a global gathering,” said Wayne Pederson, chairman of the Alliance for the Unreached. “And we hope for a similar empowering of the Holy Spirit to take the message of the good news to those who are ‘far off,’ as the apostle Peter said when he spoke that day.”
Pederson’s group is organizing a virtual “Upper Room” gathering on that day by hosting a “Facebook LIVE for the Unreached!” on June 4 at 7:00PM ET.
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SOURCE: CBN News