Week Five – Day 7
DAY OF CELEBRATION AND REST
Read Acts 1:6-11
As we read Jesus’ final words before ascending into heaven in Acts 1, be sure to take note that Jesus says “…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” While many struggle with being a witness in their homes, their work places, and neighborhoods, Jesus’ call is to share the gospel all over the earth. The world needs you to be a messenger. Jerusalem is equal to our hometowns; Judea, our region; Samaria, our nation; and the ends of the earth – just that! Jesus is calling us to grow bigger visions, broader strategies, and God-sized goals for sharing the Gospel with as many as we can reach. Don’t cheat yourself out of the God-given call on your life to be about global evangelism. For the world needs you to be bold and intentional about the Gospel. 1 Timothy 2:4-6 reminds us that God “wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men – the testimony given in its proper time.” Be sure to give the testimony for it is surely the proper time!
Pray for wisdom and opportunities to be a witness in your Jerusalem (hometown), Judea (region), Samaria (nation), and to the ends of the earth (the world).
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 NIV