1446 BC A – Exodus 19:5-6.. 5 Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
30 AD – Jesus said in Matthew 21:43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.
30 AD – Jesus said in Acts 1:8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
64 AD – 1 Peter 2:5, 9.. 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 9 … so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
In 1446 BC at Sinai God told Moses to tell the Israelites that they would be responsible to proclaim the word of God among all the peoples as a kingdom of priests. Fast forward to 30 AD and Jesus said they were in danger of losing the kingdom of God to a people producing the fruit of it. However, the Israelites with the help of Rome crucified Jesus, He was buried, on the 3rd day he arose and 40 days later He ascended to heaven where He is at the right hand of God. B C
Ten days later the church was formed at Pentecost and given the responsibility of being His witnesses to the world. In 64 AD Peter said each disciple is a living stone being built as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to proclaim Jesus to the nations.
The United States of America was formed based on Biblical principals and for over 300 years has had a church committed to proclaiming the gospel to the nations. We are in danger of this not being true because the number of evangelical Christians or disciples has declined to about 7% of the population. D Will a revival come starting in my heart and reverse this decline?
Am I committed to fulfilling the great commission of Jesus to go making new disciples, baptizing them and teaching them the commands of the Bible? Will I be “One in a Thousand” to share the gospel of Jesus with someone each week?
Notes: A- For source of Timeline click here ; B- Matthew 26, 27, 28, Acts 1, 2, Hebrews 8:1; C- 1 John 2:1-2, Romans 8:34; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25 ; D- For the “Great Evangelism Recession” click here
Henry Luke 11/17/2017
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