“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a
witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14.
In the business world, most business establishments that continue to fail to
achieve the results for which they have been established, will seek professional help
before all their effort and investment is lost, In such cases, an efficiency expert is
generally employed to search for the trouble. This expert will check the weak spots of
the business, faults, failures, wastes, etc. He is not influenced by the way things have
always been done, but when he has completed his investigation, he will present facts
and a perfect plan of operation to achieve top performance in the business.
The Church was established by Jesus Christ to evangelize the world, but it has
consistently failed to achieve the results for which it was established. It is only wisdom
to consult some experts where God’s work is concerned. In this lesson and the next
one we will look right into the Word of God to check our faults, failures, etc., and we
are going to find some answers. Not only will we find WHY we have failed to achieve
the results God requires of us, but we ARE GOING TO HAVE A PERFECT
PLAN OF OPERATION FOR THE SUCCESS GOD EXPECTS. When we begin
to employ the methods of advance and conquest, it will hasten the return of our Lord!
According to the Bible, “ . . . this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all
the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14.
“ . . . the gospel must first be published among all nations.” Mark 13:10. Again God’s
Word says, “ . . . Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15. Christ will not return until this is accomplished. No sane person dare
contradict the divine urgency of this command. The sooner we get the gospel to everycreature, the sooner our Lord can return.
The gospel means GOOD NEWS to the sick, the oppressed, the demon
possessed, those bound with demon powers and unclean spirits, and to those bound
by sin. It means to PREACH THE WORD, HEAL THE SICK AND CAST OUT
The only way Christ ever ministered to the sick was to HEAL THEM! The
only way He ever ministered to the oppressed and to the demon possessed was to cast
out the demons. His method of ministering to the sinner was, “ . . . I rebuke and
chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:19. “Preach the word; be
instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and
doctrine.” II Timothy 4:2.
Nothing but the miraculous ministry of Christ has ever or ever will turn the
heathen masses to Christ. Our concern is PREACHING THE GOSPEL WITH
SIGNS FOLLOWING; confirmed with miracles and wonders.
The supreme task of the Church is to evangelize the millions of heathen people
in the world. One person cannot accomplish this task alone. Many believers in many
places, moving as one body can get the job done quickly.
Just before Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscariot He prayed and asked God to
glorify Him with the glory which he had with God before the world was. At the same
time He prayed for His disciples and all believers who were to be added to the
“And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world . . . Holy
Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that
they may be one, as we are.”
“While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou
gayest me I Have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that
the scripture might be fulfilled.”
“I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou
shouldest keep them from the evil.”
“As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the
“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me
through their word;”
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they
also may be one in us . . . :”
“And the glory which thou gayest me I have given them; that they may be one,
even as we are one:”
“I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; . . .” John
17:11, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23.
SIGNS! WONDERS! MIRACLES! This is the means by which we get the ears
of the heathen open to the gospel.
“ . . .let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and
let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1.
If you ever have a supernatural ministry, a ministry of the miraculous, you are
going to have to keep your eyes on Jesus, stay in the race and finish your course and
be able to say, when YOUR time of departure from this world comes,
“ . . . the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have
finished my course, I have kept the faith:” II Timothy 4:6, 7.