2012-09-03 - What Would James Say?
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." (Mark 16:15)
For three years, I was content following and learning from Jesus. It was fine learning alongside Him, but after Jesus returned to Heaven, life for us disciples was obviously different. The ministry was left to us, His followers. We were to go everywhere and tell everyone about Jesus.
Jesus warned that not everyone would be open to the good news. Some would believe; some would not. That is nothing new. Throughout Jesus' ministry on Earth, we were confronted with believers and skeptics.
By speaking out in Jesus' name, we'll be able to drive out demons, provide the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and heal people, just as Jesus did. It's incredible to think we can have that power. What a thrill it will be, to witness to people and then they accept Jesus as their Lord!
Lord, The Bible says You grant the desires of my heart, so may my dreams line up with Your dreams. Please take away all fear that would keep me from following my destiny. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.