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— by Noel Noel
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"The Promised Revival: God's Mission Completed"
September 28, 2013

 
Matthew 28:18-20; James 5:7-8; Zechariah 10:1; Matthew 3:11; Revelation 18:1; 19:11-16
 
They were Jesus last words to the disciples. Words of instruction-of duty-of mission:

"'Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age'" (Matthew 28:19, 20, NIV).

The Great Commission wasn't meant exclusively for Jesus' disciples. As Jesus passed the torch on to them, they have passed it on to us. So just what is the Seventh-day Adventist Church doing to fulfill this command? A lot! Here are just a few of the ministries our church provides to the world:

Adventist World Radio: Their mission is "Broadcasting the Adventist hope in Christ to the hardest-to-reach people groups of the world in their own languages." AWR works with 75 local producers in studios around the world, and currently broadcasts programs in 80 languages. Their main focus is to provide relevant programs to non-Christian listeners.1

ADRA: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is a global humanitarian organization that has made its presence known in more than 120 countries around the world. Last year alone, they reached the lives of nearly 20 million people worldwide.2

Publishing Houses: Including Review and Herald and Pacific Press, we have 63 publishing houses and branches worldwide, publishing materials in 377 languages. Each year books, magazines, pamphlets, and Bible study guides are placed in stores, mailboxes, doctors' offices, and online for people of all ages to read.

The Hope Channel: The Hope Channel is a global network with 14 channels covering Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the Pacific Islands. The local culture is taken into consideration for each program aired. Broadcasts can be watched in many languages including Spanish, Portuguese, German, Romanian, Mandarin, Russian, Tamil, Hindi, Ukrainian, Arabic, Farsi, and Telugu.3

As of January 2012, worldwide our church has: 173 hospitals and sanitariums; 36 orphanages and children's homes; 7,806 total schools, colleges and universities; 71,048 churches; 65,553 companies; and a total membership of 17,214,683.4

So where do you fit into these statistics? With such a worldwide outreach, is just one person-you-needed? Yes, you are! You are needed wherever God places you. No ministry is insignificant when it comes to fulfilling The Great Commission. You are needed in your community, in your neighborhood, in your workplace, and in your kids' school.

God didn't promise the power of the Holy Spirit in the last days to only a few. It is promised to all who ask for it. You can be a part of the history of the universe as God uses you to help spread the good news of Jesus' second coming! Ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill your life. Then ask God to show you how you can fulfill your part of The Great Commission.

~ nc

1. AWR
2. ADRA
3. Hope TV
4. Adventist