Preach The Gospel of the Kingdom

Matthew 24:14 NASB
“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Matthew 28:16-20 NASB
“But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

Do you think that we, as Christians, are close to having the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached to the whole world? We must be getting pretty close you say. Think again.

The following information is produced by the Joshua Project and the statistics and data they have accumulated and maintain is indeed eye opening. Take the time to become aware of the task that still remains.


Certainly Everyone Has Heard?

One sometimes hears the comment “Certainly most everyone has heard of Jesus by now. Surely missionaries have been sent to every country. Haven’t we just about completed the Great Commission?” While the spread of Christianity has been nothing short of supernatural, there are still huge segments of the world’s population that have never heard the name of Jesus let alone a clear presentation of the message of salvation.

Countries or Nations?

While the Gospel has gone to every political country in the world, when Jesus commanded His followers to “make disciples of all the nations” in Matthew 28:18-20, He was not referring to political nations such as Canada, Kenya, Russia, etc. Many of these, such as the United States, did not exist as entities when Jesus gave the command. The word Jesus used for nations in Greek is “ethne” from which we get the English word “ethnic”. “Ethne” can simply mean any non-Jew i.e. Gentile or it can mean a collection of individuals with a common identity. For a good study on this, click here. In the Great Commission Jesus commanded His followers to make disciples from every ethnic people group.

To read the rest of this eye opening article please click on the direct link below:

https://joshuaproject.net/resources/articles/has_everyone_heard

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

11 comments

    • That darn keyboard! Thank Mandy, I will fix that. And I am off EVERY weekend. Being semi-retired, I only work 5 days in every 14 days. Just enough to keep me out of trouble. Well, maybe that’s pressing it a bit. Blessings!

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      • Thank you for not being annoyed or offended!! Please know that I genuinely LOVE Nathan; however, I did say (more like told!) Nathan that when the day comes that he retires, he will need a small part time job as a parts runner or delivery driver just some kind of odd job just to get out of the house (and give me space—again, I LOVE Nathan)! If you don’t mind, I am going to show him not just read him your comment and say, “Papa Bruce has wise counsel on a part time gig!!” Anyway, I am glad to know you are off every weekend! May the Son’s shine fill you and Peggy with love, grace, peace and many laughs today!!

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      • I honestly appreciate someone pointing out when I get something wrong, it happens to the best of us. Sounds to me like Nathan has his work cut out for him but I am sure he is up to the task! You will also probably find that by the time Nathan is ready to retire, you will WANT him to be around you more. That “space” thing actually changes over time. Look at all the things you have to look forward to! Blessings to you and yours also.

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  1. Hi Bruce. Those numbers are indeed staggering. I remember back in 2007 going on a mission trip to Mali and discovering how many of those villages had never heard the Gospel. What shocked me was that it was such a late time in history.

    I always wonder if ALL these ethnic groups (7,400 or 17,400; there was a typo in the article) need to actually hear the Gospel, or that when Christ comes, especially if it is soon, he will rapture the elect, even if they had not heard the Gospel. I know that’s a whole other can of worms, but these are just the thoughts that come to mind of which I haven’t any answers.

    Thanks for the great post!

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      • Same think here, Bruce. Just another thought, and just throwing this out there, don’t know if it will stick.

        Revelation 1:7 says: “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.”

        Could this be a supernatural time when all the unreached will be instantly witnessed to as to the reality of Christ and instant judgment be applied?

        Just a thought.

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      • I’ve thought about that too, how everyone will see Him all around the world at the same time, have no idea how that will happen but I can almost picture it in my mind! It’s on my question list! Blessings David.

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