Matthew 28:19-20, Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Acts 1:8, But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
As I mentioned in part one of this series, for all of us, life is filled with choices!
We choose who we will marry. We choose where we will live. We choose where we will go to school. We choose what vocation to pursue. And, for those of us who are in the ministry, we choose where we will serve.
Yes, we choose!
In our first post on this topic, we saw that one reason that we should seriously consider serving in the 10/40 Window is because OUR LORD GAVE US THE GREAT COMMISSION! And, of course, this Commission is still binding upon us today, to “GO” into all the world, and the 10/40 Window is a part of that world!
In our second post, we saw that another really good reason for considering serving in the 10/40 Window is because THE NEED IS SO GREAT!
Just a reminder, these thoughts are not necessarily in order of importance. To be honest with you, they are all important!
There’s another really good reason that all of God’s people should seriously consider serving in the 10/40 Window. This is not only a good reason, but a sobering reminder.
We should consider serving in the 10/40 Window because there is a literal hell that lost men and women go to if they do not turn to, and trust Jesus Christ as their only hope for salvation!
If there is a literal place called hell, a place that men and women are separated from God and suffering for all eternity, and understanding that the vast majority of the people in the 10/40 Window will never hear the Good News, and in many cases, never hear the name of Jesus, this should in and of itself should compel us to “GO!”
Revelation 20:11-15, And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
IS THERE A HELL?
How we answer this question SHOULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. Not only for the lost man, but for the saved man also. And, for those of us serving God full-time!
It should change how we LIVE. How and who we LOVE. How and who we SERVE. What we GIVE. What we are willing to SACRIFICE.
Where we are willing to GO. Where we are willing to LIVE!!!!