“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
Do you want to be obedient to God? Right before Jesus left Earth, He gave us instructions on what He wants us to do during our time here on Earth. He instructed us to preach the gospel, baptize new believers, and disciple those who receive Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
That is the “WHAT” we need to do. Now “WHERE” do we do it? Acts 1:8 can answer this. The verse says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Now Jesus used these locations when talking to the disciples, but He gives us insight into what they mean for us. Jerusalem, as we looked at two days ago, means your city or community. Judea, as we discussed yesterday, is the state or region you live in. Samaria is the nation.
Whether that is in the United States, Canada, Mexico, or another country, God doesn’t just want you to share the gospel with those around you. As you venture around the nation, God wants you to continue to share His love with others!
Listen, at the end of our lives, we are going to have to take accountability for all that we did and didn’t do. There will be people who never gave their life to Christ, and as they are thrown into the lake of fire, they will be wondering why you didn’t share the love of Christ with them. If only you had told them…
Don’t live with that regret. Share the love of Christ everywhere you go. Whether it is in your Jerusalem (your city/community), your Judea (your state/region), or your Samaria (your country), share the love of Christ. It is your ultimate purpose!