Witnessing While We Wait
By W. E. B.
What shall be our occupation, as disciples of the Lord Jesus, while we watch and wait for Christ’s return? It is not enough that we have a personal experience of repentance, faith, forgiveness, adoption and sanctification. It is not enough that we study the Word to search out the deep things of Providence and prophecy. We must join heart and hand in the great practical work of EVANGELIZING THE WORLD!
This is our Lord’s command: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). He has said, "This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come" (Matt. 24:14). While the church remains on earth she is certainly the agent to accomplish this purpose, because Jesus said: "Ye shall be witnesses unto Me...unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:8; Luke 24:47-48).
Let us engage, with all our might, in this worldwide mission work. Let us give of our means, our prayers and our words of encouragement to those who go to preach in the by-ways, and hedges and in distant lands (Rom. 10:15), and, if possible, let us go ourselves, thereby insuring ourselves of His fellowship Who said, "and lo, I am with you always."
Thus shall we best please the Master. Thus shall we hasten the day of God (2 Peter 3:12 margin, Matt. 24:14). Arouse yourselves, fellow Christians, and let us obey our marching orders, until we hear the welcome "Well done" when the "ambassadors" are called home.