THE PARTING WORD OF CHRIST III
The resurrected Jesus Christ said:
“…Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the death the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.” – Luke 24:46-51
He said remission of sins must be preached in his Name in all nations beginning from Jerusalem (i.e where you are now). Every saint of God has this parting instruction and commandment from the resurrected Jesus Christ to preach repentance and remission of sins to all nations starting from their own ‘Jerusalem’.
The saints of God are not left unequipped for this noble assignment; every saint of God has the privilege to be equipped with the promise of the Father to carry out the assignment successfully.
It is important to take note of the language used to pass the instruction; “…And that repentance and remission of sins shouldbe preached in his Name among all nations…” (Emphasis mine). The commandment mustbe carried out irrespective of the situations or circumstances.
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior; He is calling on you today, He said:
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20
You can open the door of your heart to Him today; He would come in and eat with you.
If you are already a believer, glory be to God! The question is what are you doing to the parting word? Don’t just get busy with the activities of the world while neglecting the most important thing to the resurrected Jesus Christ.
Scriptures for meditation: Isaiah 49:5-7; Acts 1:4-5
Jesus is Lord