Summary: God has called all believers to preach the Good News. Each one of us has been called to preach the Gospel to others. Only you can give this world the answer it’s looking for to the question: how to be delivered from the curse of sin. You are this world’s
God has called all believers to preach the Good News. Each one of us has been called to preach the Gospel to others. Only you can give this world the answer it’s looking for to the question: how to be delivered from the curse of sin. You are this world’s hope. The whole world is waiting for you.
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labours with birth pangs together until now.
God has allowed the world to be subjected to futility. He is hoping that His children will preach the Good News of salvation. God has brought each one of you into His Church, so that you can go out to the people and say: "I am your hope".
It is written in the Bible that all the people on the earth, the whole world "groans and labours with birth pangs together until now... not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it" to this futility. No one wants to groan and suffer, but the devil has made man to be a slave to sin.
Everyone who lives without God is suffering. Yet at the same time every individual, with "earnest expectation,... eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God." (Romans 8:19). The "sons of God" are you, Christians, and the world is waiting for you to come and deliver all those who are groaning and travailling. The whole world is waiting for you. You are called to go and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Good News of salvation.
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
Only the children of God possess the power that is able to destroy the evil that is in this world.
People in the world are suffering from diseases, loneliness, poverty, curses; one is hooked on alcohol and narcotics; another is suffering from an inability to utilise his talent, and as a result suffers depression, emotional pain, feelings of rejection...
Many people ask the question: "If there is a God, why does He allow people to suffer?" But without us God can not do anything, because He commissioned us, His children, to deliver mankind. Nobody can be saved unless one of us goes up to him and says: "God will answer all your questions. Jesus loves you. Come to church, turn to the Lord and you will see your life change".
People in the world do not know who it is that can really help them. They are trying to change their lives, but all their efforts are in vain. Only we, the children of God, know what a person needs to do to be released from their sufferings.
We are saved, because somebody told us about Jesus. If we had not heard the Good News, we would still be groaning and travailling in pain up until the present day. God wants each one of us to speak about the Gospel to others.
The things that have been revealed to us Christians, must be made known to our relatives, work colleagues, acquaintances, friends, neighbours, to people with family problems as well as to those who are sick and living in poverty. The suffering world is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God, who know the truth about salvation.
The cause of all sorrow and suffering is the fact that each individual is in bondage to sin and futility. Everybody has got problems, so we can boldly walk up to anybody and say: "God will solve your problems".
You are citizens of the Kingdom of God, God’s ambassadors. You are this world’s deliverers. You are not just a doctor, a teacher or a businessman. First and foremost, you are called to fulfil the Great commission of Jesus Christ, i.e. to go into the world and preach the Gospel of salvation. The whole world is waiting for you. People have not heard the Good News and as a result are suffering and dying; and all because those who should have gone to them and told them about salvation and about Jesus hadn’t yet fully realised that they had a responsibility towards those people and their destinies!
Therefore, no matter where you go, even before you mention your own name, make a point of saying that you are a believer, a Christian. Right from the start make it clear who you are in the spiritual world.
When I travel to another city or country, I always take our church newsletter with me, so when they ask me: "Show me your passport", I show my passport, but then also give them the newsletter and say: "I am a pastor". I know that people may forget me, Sunday, but the Jesus, who is in me, they will most certainly remember. I am not ashamed to walk up to a person and say: "I am a Christian believer, may I give you a blessing? I am a Christian, I want to invite you to come to church. Can I pray for you?" – because I know that the whole world is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God; and the whole world is wanting to be released from "the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." (Romans 8:21).