Traveling for almost 15 years has given me the opportunity to see a lot of Gods people around the world. I have noticed a common issue wherever I go and that is a lack of passion for souls to be won to Christ. I have discovered that there are a couple of basic reasons why the Body of Christ does not win souls at large. One of the reasons why souls are not being won is because not everyone is willing to pay the price to obey the call of God to fulfill the Eternal Mission of Jesus Christ. Some are not willing to pay the price while others think that this call is not for them it’s only for Evangelists. However, Jesus made it clear that the call to fulfill the Eternal Mission of Christ is for every believer. In Mark 16:15, Jesus called all of His followers to preach or proclaim the gospel to the entire world. Every believer is called to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to the lost. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional, businessman, athlete, or stay at home mom; we are all called to share the gospel with souls. Jesus promised that when we preach His gospel supernatural manifestations would follow.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
– Mark 16:15-17
In Acts Chapter 1, Jesus taught us that we are all called to be His witnesses on the earth. In Mark 16, He shared that we are called to proclaim His gospel, In Acts Chapter 1, He teaches us we are all called to share our testimony with the world.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
– Acts 1:8
In Matthew Chapter 28, Jesus also gives us a commandment as His people to not only win souls for Him but to also make disciples. He has called us all to preach, witness, and make disciples around the world.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
– Mat 28:18-20
Here in Matthew 28:20, Jesus instructs His disciples that we are to teach new souls to observe everything that He had commanded His disciples. Some believers believe that evangelism and loving souls is an option, however, Jesus clearly taught us that the Eternal Mission is not an option, its a commandment. I pray that a passion for souls will awaken in the Body of Christ in these last days like never before to prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.