Sent Into the World
One of the greatest prayers recorded in the bible is the prayer of Jesus when He was praying for his disciples & those that would later become His disciples.
In v. 15, Jesus did not pray that the disciples would be taken out of the world
(from this earth ), but rather, that they would be protected from the enemy.
In v. 18, we are reminded once again that Jesus actually sent His disciples into the world. Why? To proclaim the gospel of the death, burial, & resurrection.
Jesus sent the disciples into the world to be salt & to be light.
Salt to change their surroundings!
Light to shine in the darkness of sin!
As disciples of Jesus Christ in the 21st century Apostolic church, we too have been sent into the world!
We are in this world & we are here in this world for a purpose!
To be salt! To be light! To be witnesses! To be intercessors!
To teach! To baptize! To make new disciples!
We are in this world, but we are not of this world.
We don’t look like, dress like, act like, think like, talk like, walk like, live like, pray like, worship like, believe like everybody else in this world!
John 15:19 – “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own, but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
II Cor. 6:17 – “Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate …”
Yes, God wants His people to be separated – but not isolated – from the world!
Jesus has sent you into the world to reach people in the world!
Jesus went to the shores of Galilee to reach James, John, Peter, Andrew.
Jesus went to a well in Samaria to reach just one woman.
Jesus went to Capernaum to reach the centurion.
Jesus went to the country of the Gadarenes to reach the man possessed with the legion of devils.
Jesus went to the borders of Tyre & Sidon to reach the Syrophenician woman. As our example – Jesus went! Now, as our Lord & Master – Jesus sent!
When was the last time you went to a person to witness to them?
How often do you do that? Is that a part of your lifestyle?
read Luke 14:16-23
This man sent his servants out three different times to get people to go to the feast that he had prepared!
This man’s feast was nothing compared to the feast that our God serves us!
Ps. 23:5 – “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.”
Aren’t you glad that every time you come to the House of God that He feeds you the Bread of life, & He feeds you spiritually?
Aren’t you glad that every time you come to the House of God He anoints your head with the oil of the Holy Ghost?
Aren’t you glad that every time you come to the House of God He blesses you until your cup begins to run over?
The blessings of God are plenteous! We need to find people to share them with!
How many times did this man send out his servants to invite guest?
Was it 3 times in one day? Was it 3 times in one week? I don’t know for sure.
Personally, I believe it was 3 times in one day.
If we have a better feast to invite people to than these servants did, why can’t we go out just 3 times a week & invite people to this feast?
Would you dare make a commitment to God that you would personally invite people to His feast at least 3 times every week?
Or are you satisfied to just have your little cup running over?
Remember the prayers of Jesus!
– “Don’t take them out of the world! Don’t let them be isolated & cut off from people in the world that need me! Just protect them from evil!”
– “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
Will you be an obedient servant & go where your master has sent you?