Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:14-16
Before Jesus ascended back to Heaven, he gave his disciples their marching orders known as “The Great Commision” These orders were not just for the Apostles but for us also, we also need to be obedient to Christ and follow his commands.
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to everyone! Sounds like a simple command, but how many Christians are actually doing this? We see many Christians dividing themselves and some even hiding from the world, when we should be going out into the world and talking about Jesus! It’s easier to avoid people who don’t have the same beliefs and worldview as you, but how will they know the gospel unless its heard by You!
You might say, what’s the big deal? Well notice Christ’s words, “They that don’t believe will be damned” Your service is vital to someone’s eternal salvation, if the seed of the gospel is never planted, they may never receive Christ!
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:17-18
You might say “Well I feel powerless or unequipped to go out and preach” This is not true, as a Born Again believer, you are filled with the Holy Spirit. The same spirit that rose Jesus Christ from the dead, is living inside of you! In the name of Christ, the Apostles cast our demons, healed the sick, and spoke in tongues, how? Because they were filled with the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus Christ
Notice in the very beginning in verse 14, Jesus rebuked his disciples for their lack of faith and belief. Is your heart right with God or is it hardened? Take the leap of faith and Go preach the gospel to the entire world, baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Amen!