Miracle Evangelism the GREAT COMMISSION
Miracle evangelism must come from a fire within rather than being a program.
Both Matthew and Mark recorded the final words of Jesus, The Great Commission.
Matthew 28:19,20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Mark 16:15-18 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name, they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
The love and compassion of Jesus for a lost world was revealed when Jesus commanded, “Go into all the world!”
Many have felt since they have not been sent by their local church as a missionary to a foreign land, the word “go” did not apply to them. They have reasoned, “I'm not called by God. I need to work to provide for my family's needs.” They may even have reasoned, “God wants me to stay home and work and give so that others can go.”
The words translated “go” in the Great Commission mean as you are going. Every believer is going about their daily life. Jesus' command to go wasn't limited to a select few who had a missionary calling. Instead, this command was and still is to all believers. It's to everyone who is going anywhere: to work; to school; to do the shopping; to visit friends, family or neighbours; wherever they are going to carry out the normal functions of everyday life.
Jesus said, “As you are going about the normal functions of life, you are to preach My gospel to every creature!” The Great Commission was given to every believer in Jesus Christ.
Evangelism is not something that is to be done by a select few. It's not something to be done just by those God has called to function as evangelists in the church.
Evangelism is not something we do once a week when it's time in our church program to go out witnessing. Evangelism is to become a lifestyle. It's something we are to do all the time.
Into All the World
Jesus made it clear that the responsibility of the church for evangelism wasn't limited to their own city. They were to take the gospel to all the world. Not every believer will be led to some foreign land, but every believer is to be actively involved in world evangelism. Some are to send by giving, some are to go, but all are to witness everywhere they go.
Missions Stream of Studies
Miracle Evangelism is taken from our Missions Stream of studies.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to Me in Heaven and in the earth. Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world. Amen. (Mat 28:18-20)