Paul’s Commission

13th July

..I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in Me.”

Acts 26:17b-18

Paul’s commission, as given by Jesus Himself, was to reach out to not only the Jews, but to all Gentiles too. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was never meant to be an exclusive club but inclusive of all people, all nations and all languages. Paul’s mission was to show people to the truth, that salvation is found in Jesus alone. His commission was to open the eyes of the spiritually blind, leading them from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of light. To lead them to true repentance so they may have a place among God’s people.

2000 years on, and our message is the same. We, who have been saved and are in the light, are commissioned to also share this same Good News. Amazingly, still after all these years, the power of the Gospel, has not weakened but is still saving lives across the world. Through faith in Jesus, we can have a new life. A life of hope, peace and joy, no matter what we face.

One day, when Jesus returns, the kingdom of darkness will be destroyed forever. But until that day comes, let us, with full faith and trust in Jesus’ power, lead as many people into the Kingdom of light as we can. Only Jesus has the power to save, and it is in Him alone, that salvation is found. Yet if we don’t tell them, how will they know!

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