What are we doing to witness to the goodness of God in a world that has ceased to acknowledge His existence, let alone His sovereignty over the Cosmos. Jesus gave us an assignment to tell those around us about the good news of the Gospel.
Bible prophecies forecasting the events prior to Jesus second coming to earth are being fulfilled at an ever increasing rate much like “birth pangs”. This should prompt spirit filled believers to get about our master’s business. We will need to give Him an account of our actions or inaction.
Let us not be like Jonah. When God sent him to Nineveh he rebelled and took a boat to Tarshish, far from Nineveh. God used the situation to have Jonah witness to the sailors on the boat. Jonah told them he was the cause for the terrible storm and that if the sailors threw him into the water the storm would cease. They eventually did and the storm ceased. “So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows.” Jonah 1:15
Next God orchestrated for a fish to swallow Jonah, he repented after God called him a second time, and Noah eventually fulfilled his mission. The response to Jonah’s message was astounding . This notoriously immoral city and an enemy of Israel repented with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. When Nineveh repented, the reason for Jonah’s rebellion became clear: he had feared that God would forgive the Ninevites; and when God did forgive them, Jonah resented it (Jonah 4:1-3).
And finally, God’s question to Jonah “And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left… ?” is unanswered and should confront each of us. There are many people who have not heard the gospel and just as Jonah was commanded to go we also are commanded to go and share the gospel with all God brings across our path or leads us to. Are we being obedient to His call?
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Carrying out the great commission, is something that should be burning inside of us,and it should a responsibility every believer should have in heart.
If the spirit of Jonah resides inside of us,then the world will not be able to understand the gospel,before Jesus’s second return to rule and reign for 1000years here on earth.
We should be prepared and get ready to go out,and tell the world about Jesus,so that at the end,they will not be able to say,we were not told about Jesus.
Prophet Isaiah asked “Who has believed our report/message” (Isaiah 53)
Romans 10:14b “And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? So faith comes by hearing.And we should know that the world cannot come to believing or repentance, unless we go to them and preach to them the good news.
We should not be found with the spirit of Jonah,but we should be ready to come out of comfort Zones,and be ready to go Nineveh(nations) with the gospel of Jesus Christ.