Missions


PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:
Just before He ascended into Heaven the Lord Jesus gave His disciples a reminder of His "Great Commission" to take the Gospel to the whole world! (Acts 1:8; see also: Matthew 28:18-20) Then an angel told the disciples that Jesus would return the same way He left the earth (Acts 1:9-11). Christians are not supposed to abandon this missions mandate and retire to a mountaintop to wait for His return. Instead, they should "occupy," or "do business" until He returns (Luke 19:13 - in a parable about faithful stewardship).

We are living at the end of the greatest period of missionary activity in history. This was foretold in the message to the Church at Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13). During this time missionaries have followed Jesus' own example of meeting people's needs in order to earn the right to be heard. They have improved the living conditions of people around the world, fed the hungry, built hospitals, and established schools. Then they have given the Gospel, the best of all gifts.

Unfortunately, the spirit of the apostate Church of Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) is rapidly growing stronger, threatening to merely provide assistance without faithfully giving the life-changing Gospel message that Jesus is God's only provision for salvation (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).

Ultimately, there will be representatives in Heaven of "every tribe and tongue and people and nation" (Revelation 5:9). The Bible says, "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:14). So far, the missionary enterprise has only been the privilege of human disciples of the Lord, but at a certain time during the Tribulation period God will allow angels to finish the work (Revelation 14:6-7).




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Babies Halt the Great Commission

July 29, 2015 - A new Pew Research paper shows that Christianity had its fastest growth in the 1900's, but now that most of the world's population subscribes to one of the major religions, Islam may overtake Christianity as the world's largest religion by 2070.

Naturally, these estimates could change depending on future demographic shifts. Still, future missionaries will most likely need to focus on places like China and India to fulfill the Great Commission.

Source: Christianity Today

Prophetic Significance of Missions


CEF touched nearly 20 million kids with Gospel last year

May 31, 2015 - Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is the largest mission agency in the world serving children. They were able to share the Gospel with nearly 20 miliion children last year, and 6.7 million of them professed faith in Jesus!

CEF reached nearly 28 percent more children with the Gospel last year than in 2013, when 15.6 million kids heard the Word through their ministries. And its goals for upcoming years are no less ambitious.

CEF is active in 192 countries, and have the goal of daily, ongoing, personal ministries to children in every nation on earth by 2017.

Source: OneNews Now


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Booklet: Raising Up a New Generation from the 4/14 Window to Transform the World - Luis Bush

Back To Jerusalem Missions Movement from Chinese House Church
BTJ in United Kingdom

The Bible League

Brethren In Christ World Missions

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The Caleb Project

Campus Crusade for Christ International

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Every Home For Christ

Global Media Outreach

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Hope for Europe

International Conference on Computing in Missions

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Mission Aviation Fellowship

Missio Nexus

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OC International

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Operation World - The Definitive Prayer Guide For Every Nation

Malawi-Mission.org - The Millers' Musings

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People Teams

Don Richardson Books

ShortTermMissions.com

SIM

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Teen Mania

Trans World Radio

United States Center For World Missions
Mission Frontiers Magazine
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Window of Opportunity - The 10/40 Window

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