It is highly expedient that I write a piece on this all important subject matter to Christians. The Old man was made to worship the God of heaven, the new man, however, was created to not only worship the Lord but more importantly to spread the Good News of the kingdom of God.
My Spiritual father, Rev. Eastwood Anaba, once said that many Christians boast of how holy they have lived their lives but many of these very holy ones are the same who have done nothing to promote the kingdom in anyway with regard to the works of God. He went ahead to call this state; “impotent righteousness”.
There are many who are carry certificates of impotent righteousness in the kingdom currently. We must preach the Gospel to the world that isn’t waiting for us but progressively advancing towards hell.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
The verses above indicate to the church and the individual Christian, the need for him to speak to another. Because if no man preaches the Gospel, the sinner cannot hear of it. In other words, sinners that read the bible and if they do, not to find the Gospel but for other suicidal reasons.
If the sinner does not hear the Gospel, it means that there is no basis for him to mount a believe system. There is no believe without a preamble! Something must precede and precipitate a believe in whatever. And during the period the individual doesn’t believe in God, then it is just not possible for him calling on God for salvation. Not because God won’t answer, but because he doesn’t believe!
The verse 15 of the scripture about tells us of something which I believe has been some part of the reason why the church isn’t preaching. It says, how can they preach unless they are sent. This particular line has the potency of making an individual conclude that he or she has not been sent so he has no business preaching the Gospel. Let us see another scripture to help us know the answer to such thoughts and questions.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Go ye into all the world! This statement is an instruction not a suggestion and it is our instruction. The Lord said we should Go; into all the world, which means that we are sent so we have the validation to preach the Gospel, and he added all the world, so we are sent everywhere, there are not limits or forbidden places. So the Lord told us that we are the salt of the earth.
Salt is a necessity good not a luxury good, it must be common in town to help everyone lay hands on it to prepare tasty meals. The reason we are salt and not meat is because, when you prepare soup, you will have both meat and salt in it, but the meat cannot mix entirely with the soup, it solidly swims in the soup forever but the salt fuses with the soup making it possible for it to be tasted everywhere in the soup. Therefore, God wants us to mix in all the world, so that the Good News be heard in every corner of the world.
When we successfully go into all the world as Jesus instructed, he didn’t ask us to Go and start businesses, go and study abroad, go for site seeing, window shopping, vacation; NO! He said we should PREACH THE GOSPEL! Not hide the gospel, protect the gospel, sleep on the gospel, polish the gospel, modify the gospel, amend the gospel, conform the gospel, sell the gospel, manage the gospel, lead the gospel, read the gospel, handover the gospel, none of these was the instruction. The instruction was quite simple; Preach the Gospel!