People’s last words are very important. They are often sharing the one thing that burns in them the most so that it will leave a lasting impression on others.
The last words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20 should burn in our hearts and be the motivation for our lives today!
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commended you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Earlier in His ministry, Jesus made another bold statement that would be hard to exaggerate. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”– John 14:12
Jesus is waiting for us to believe Him so that we can do those “greater works”—today!
The Stuff of Dreams
I have a dream in my heart. I want to see the entire global body of Christ—those who believe that the words of Jesus are true and for today—to arise empowered by the Holy Spirit to “do the stuff”!
Not to be famous or to have their names in lights, but to do the works of Jesus so that the fame of His name may be spread far and wide and so the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Is my dream too big? We’ll I did not make it up. It is God’s dream!
You Are a Gift to the World
How will the life and message of Jesus Christ have a chance to make an impact on every nation and people group on the face of the earth? How will the world’s people truly be changed and discipled?
I invite you to enter into the adventure of your life by receiving and releasing the gifts of the Holy Spirit today!
Be empowered for Jesus Christ’s sake to make a permanent impact on the world around you by word and by deed with the great, great, great love of God.
You have been commissioned to do the works of Jesus through the full operation of all the gifts of the Spirit—today!
Blessings to each of you, my fellow laborers!
James W. Goll
This article has been adapted from the closing exhortation in James Goll’s book Releasing Spiritual Gifts Today. To learn more about receiving and releasing spiritual gifts, order the Releasing Spiritual Gifts Today Curriculum Kit, which includes the book, study guide and 12 Message Set!