“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
The enormity of the verse above will not totally dawn on you until you realize that Jesus was talking to only eleven people here. He was asking less than a dozen individuals to take the gospel to all nations and he wasn’t kidding! He actually expected them to do that. And guess what? They did!
In an age without social media or any kind of mass media, they did just that. Of course they had the Holy Ghost to help them, but you can’t over-estimate the kind of commitment that must have been required to achieve such a feat. Let’s travel back in time here. Imagine that you were one of the eleven given that responsibility?
What would you do differently for the gospel? Would you run at the slightest hint of tribulation or see it as an opportunity to reach even more people for Christ? Would you step out in boldness and lay hands on the sick? Would you be more intentional about raising disciples?
Now, let’s come back in time. God’s call upon your life is the same. It is more pressing than it was over 2,000 years ago. Jesus is coming soon. For those who know him, that is something to rejoice about. But for those who haven’t accepted Jesus as Lord, their future is one of impending doom. You need to take responsibility for the gospel as if you’re the only one who can take it to the world.