I’ve had a chance to get to know some very great people since writing “The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament.”
For instance, I had never met, talked to or interacted with Franklin Graham, though I knew his father and had great admiration for the son.
But I sent him a very early manuscript of the book and prayed he might look at it.
Much to my surprise and delight, he did and provided the outstanding cover endorsement, which encouraged me greatly that I had actually done some good and worthwhile work that could lead others to the Gospel through the back door, so to speak. He even went so far as to order the book for the Billy Graham Library – what an honor, indeed.
Likewise, I treasure a group that offered itself as a “partner” on the immense publishing challenge such a big book presents – my new friends at the missions organization Gospel for All Nations.
In the case of GFAN, I didn’t ask for their help in taking in tax-deductible contributions in support of the project, they offered it. Naturally, I wanted to learn more about their work.
I want to share what I learned with you, because even if GFAN was not helping me and WND with this immense and overwhelming project, it’s a group worthy of your support. In fact, I would say if you’re like me and you can’t wait for Jesus to come back, you need to get to know the missions organization Gospel for All Nations.
If you like mega-charities, this is not the group for you. It has humble origins and the group conducts its work with humility, compassion and personal involvement and interaction – just as Jesus did.
It began in 2012 as a study group and Facebook ministry.
“We are actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Gospel Commission of Matthew 28 because we believe that a fulfilling and fruitful life as purposed by our Father God (Yahweh) can only spring out of a personal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus Christ (Yeshua Hamashiach),” the group explains.
We all know what the Great Commission is, but do you know what Jesus said about it? In His resurrected form, He told His closest disciples: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
It was much like what He said in Matthew 24:14: “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.”
And, again, in His resurrected state, He said something similar in Acts 1:8 to His closest disciples – the final words He spoke before ascending into heaven: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Jesus took this Great Commission seriously. It was His most important commandment to us. And notice that He is waiting for us to finish the job before He will return. But don’t be alarmed about this end-of-the-world stuff. He’s coming back to assume His role as King of Kings and Lord of Lords – to restore the world to its pre-fallen state of paradise, like in the Garden of Eden.
Is there a better mission in life for believers than this one?
I don’t think so.
So, today, I wanted to briefly introduce you to Gospel for All Nations and its work in Haiti, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh. If you are trying to figure out how you can fulfill the Great Commission, this may be the partner you are looking for, too.