Get The Message Out There! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 1st

(Get Passionate About The Gospel And Take It Where It’s Unknown)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 15:19-20 NIV
“…From Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.”

After many days of preaching door-to-door in his neighbourhood, Jeffrey, a passionate soul winner, thought to himself, “How can I reach other places?”
“Lord, please assist me!” he prayed.

He’d observed that certain areas of his city had not been evangelised, so he resolved to do something about it, and he did, leading many more souls to Christ.

In these final hours before the Lord Jesus returns, we have to be ever more passionate and visionary about the Gospel.

Reading the opening verse, we see the Apostle Paul’s thinking and passion for preaching and sharing the Gospel in regions where Christ was unknown. He was on the front lines of spreading the glorious Gospel to everyone who hadn’t received Christ yet.

Wherever he travelled, he investigated if Christ’s name was already recognised in that location. And when he discovered that the Gospel was well-established in that place, he simply travelled to new towns and regions where the Word was unknown and pioneered the work.

He said, “…From Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:19). Think about that! This was Paul’s type of ministry: ever-increasing and ever-expanding vision!

The Lord Jesus said: “…This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).

Let these words become personal to you. Be enthusiastic about preaching the Gospel message not only in your neighbourhood alone but also in surrounding areas.

Start new cells and fellowships in areas where you know they are needed. The Lord’s mandate is still in force. He said, “…Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Utilise every opportunity to preach the Gospel. The harvest is ready. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Matthew 5:14;1 Corinthians 9:16; Romans 15:19-20 AMPC

Dear Father, I thank you for committing to my trust the ministry of the Gospel. Through me, the light of the Gospel shines brightly in cities, regions, and nations, resulting in salvation and impartation of eternal life to many who have never known you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Romans 6:1-14, Psalms 56-59
Ephesians 5:1-8, Isaiah 52

Emulate Paul’s vision by using a map of your city to determine where the light of the Gospel is still dim or non-existent, and make efforts to reach that area with the Gospel.

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