by Tammie Southerland, Charisma News
The vast majority of true Christians recognize that winning souls is essential. At the same time, too many of us have fallen asleep, or at least have become numb to, the bridegroom’s alarm to awaken and send us out as laborers in the massive global harvest.
The well-known passage of Scripture, commonly known as the Great Commission, bombarded my soul with deep conviction at The Send in Brazil:
“Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age'” (Matt. 28:18-20).
Tears streamed down my face, and sounds that can only be described as wordless groanings moved from my belly and through my vocal cords (see Rom. 8:22-27). I felt an indescribable urging from the Spirit of God to rouse His sons and daughters from their slumber and to send them out as end-time messengers. For an instant, I experienced what He felt and understood His desire to send out a multitude of workers to establish justice on the earth. He invited me to repent on behalf of those who have rejected His commission. He asked me to identify in intercession with the disobedience of generations past and of my nation.
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