God requires Christians to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ without hesitation.
We must inform people about Jesus’ gift of salvation, and punishment that will come on people who refuse to believe Him.
The scripture stated, “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand”— (Joel 2:1 NIV)
Lesson for Christians to Preach Gospel
This present world will remain a temporal home for all people.
Everyone will migrate from here to a permanent destination.
However, not all people will end at the same place.
Some people will end up in heaven while others will end up in hell.
People who would be qualified for heaven are those who have believed in Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their Lord and Savior.
Unbelievers will end up in hell fire where there shall be everlasting torment (Matthew 25:41).
Hence, anyone who is yet to establish a good relationship with Jesus Christ should not hesitate before it is too late.
Since the danger of hell is imminent on the unbelievers, Christians are mandated to go out of their way to share their faith with unbelievers so that they can have a chance to gain salvation.
It is written,
I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word!
Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry (2 Timothy 4:1-5 NIV).
Prayer for God’s grace to Preach the Gospel
Dear God, please let your fire of evangelism burn in me to preach the gospel.
Empower me to ceaselessly proclaim your gospel so that unbelievers can come to the knowledge of your Son Jesus Christ. As I preach, let people respond.
Give them the grace to change their mind so that they can escape the punishment of hell, but be qualified for blessings of heaven. Please keep your people fit for your kingdom.
The good news is here! Jesus Christ will return to rapture his followers to heaven.
(Rapture means transportation of believers to heaven at the second coming of Jesus Christ).
The experience will occur to people who believe in Jesus Christ – whether dead or alive.
The scripture shed light on what the rapture experience be as written,
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:50-55).
Lesson on God’s Good News for Christians
It is welcoming news for us – Christ believers – to hear that this poor earth is not our final destination.
It is very important for anyone who intends to have a rapture experience to accept Jesus Christa as the Son of God and confess him as his/her Lord and personal Savior.
The salvation of the soul through Jesus Christ is relevant to rapture as the scripture declares:
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10 NKJV).
Prayer of Confession
Dear Jesus Christ, I believe that you are the Son of God who died for sinners.
Indeed you are the good news for the world.
You died on the cross for my sins and resurrected on the third day to give me the gift of eternal life. Therefore, I believe that you are the savior.
I confess you as my Lord, and I accept you as my personal Savior.
I confess my sins and I forsake them.
I ask for your grace to remain faithful to you, and I will serve you throughout the days of my life.
Please write my name in the book of life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.