We have been given the authority to “GO” into all the world and preach “GOOD NEWS”.
Jesus said in Mark 16:15 (KJV)
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He also states in Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
This is a great commission or assignment. Now, what we must do is identify what our part is in the going. This going comes through the channel of millions of different parts.
Identifying what part you are is necessary for you to fulfill this assignment. Knowing what your part is is important to your fulfillment in life.
Jesus said that the Gospel of the Kingdom is to be preached in “ALL” the world.
Matthew 24:14 (KJV)
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Mark 1:14-15 (KJV)
Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
The Gospel that Jesus came preaching was the “Gospel of the Kingdom of God”.
The word Gospel comes from the Greek word “Euaggelion” which means good news.
Everyone likes good news. When bad news comes, it brings along oppression. Good news brings freedom, joy and happiness.
Psalm 112:7 (KJV)
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
An evil tiding means evil reports, rumors, or news. Evil tidings or bad news brings fear. We do not have to fear when we have the good news of the gospel.
The intent of bad news is to oppress the minds of those who allow for it to be their source of news.
Acts 10:38 (KJV)
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Jesus came to free us from the oppression of the devil or bad news. He does this by bringing the good news of the gospel of the Kingdom of God.
Luke 4:17-19 (KJV)
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
The good news of the gospel is that we are free from poverty, sickness and disease, and oppressive thoughts that attempt to govern our emotions and mental disposition. He has given us what we need to live our lives in the fullness of the blessing of God.
In order for the believer to walk in the blessing, they must know what the Bible says about their lives. One of the greatest battles we will face in life is what we think of ourselves. God gave us His word so that we could establish the right mindset for our lives.
Once this is established, we then have a responsibility to preach the good news of the gospel. Making the time to speak into the life of a person of the goodness of our God is important. If we are to win people over to Kingdom of God, we have to paint the right picture of who God is.
God is a God of love and desires for us to live a fulfilled life.
1 John 4:8 (KJV)
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. This is difficult to experience in life when we have a negative image of who God is.
God is a rewarder, not a punisher.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
We must make the decision to believe what the Bible says about our God, and then express to others what the Bible says about our Heavenly Father.
What we believe about our Heavenly Father will determine what type of news we will tell others, good or bad. It is up to us to determine the right mental image of our Heavenly Father. But, this can only be done when we have a right relationship with God as our Father. Knowing the heart of our Heavenly Father goes beyond what our minds can imagine. We have to go to something that is beyond our limitedness, that is, the Bible.
God’s word is stable and never changes. It keeps us in the place that allows for His glory to shine through us as believers. Without the word of God we would never have the right concepts of who God is.
God desires to be our Father, not just God. This will only take place once you give your life to Jesus Christ.
The good news is that Jesus was given to us to be able to have this relationship with God as our Heavenly Father.
The good news is about living life to the full.
John 10:10 (KJV)
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Jesus came to give us life more abundantly. This abundance is afforded us through the disciplines of the principles of the Bible. Abundance is available for every believer, but you must live a Bible based discipline for this to impact your life.
We are blessed, but the blessing is not automatic. You have to apply the principles of the Bible in order for them to manifest on your behalf.
Everything in the Bible is intended to bless your life. Knowing what it says helps us to understand the heart of God.
Our Father is a good Father and desires to bless His children.
Matthew 7:11 (KJV)
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Jesus said that earthly fathers know how to give good gifts to their children, how much more our Heavenly Father.
Our Heavenly Father is a wonderful Father; let’s share the good news of who He is with those who are willing to believe in Him.
James 1:17 (KJV)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.