One could not fully understand the mind of Jesus when He gave the commandment to His followers to ‘GO into all nations and preach the GOSPEL’ until that particular person begin to obey and start going.
When God commanded Moses to GO to Pharaoh in Exodus 3, it was because of the need for the deliverance of Israelites. Jesus Christ gave power for healing and deliverance to His disciples, and commanded them to GO because He knew that some people in a distance land were in need of salvation, healing and deliverance. ‘And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:..’
Now let us assume that both Moses and Jesus’ disciples did not go as commanded, then the nation of Israel would remain in bondage, and the people would not be saved. They would remain in their unpleasant conditions. But thank God, they went and their exploits formed part of the greatest Miracles in the bible.
What we experienced at Igbogila – a community not too far from Ilaro, Ogun State southwest Nigeria and Suntai – a remote village in Donga Local Government area of Tarraba state northern Nigeria justified the efforts and the financial input. Apart from the fact that people came out in droves in response to the call to become Christ followers during the crusade and free healthcare service at Igbogila, a lot of people were delivered from demonic oppression. Notable among them was a woman under the oppression of a beast spirit. As we prayed, she started running around like an animal on her four limbs. The spirit in her could not resist the fire in the name of Jesus. She was delivered!
Also in Donga was a young couple whose daughter was said to be a water spirit by an herbalist when she was just seven months old. This baby was in the custody of the herbalist until she became fourteen months old. ‘At fourteen months, she couldn’t walk because she is evil. She would be thrown into the forest so that she would not bring evil to the community.’ Said the herbalist to her parents. Our missions outreach to Donga village prevented them from throwing away this beautiful girl. God also used our medical team to rescue and treat an eleven years old boy whose right arm was infected with tetanus.
The great commission is to demonstrate the love and power of God over satan to people all over the world. Not until you start going, you may not understand the needs in the remote villages. God’s love must be shown to every human being on the face of the earth. You can reach out to the world in prayer, by going as a carrier or part time missionary, or as a supporter of missionary projects. If we had not gone, then what could have happened to these people?
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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