“Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus distinctly tells us that everyone is to know about Him. It is a directive.
directive |diˈrektiv|nounan official or authoritative instruction: moral and ethical directives.adjectiveinvolving the management or guidance of operations: he is seeking a directive role in energy policy.
A believer believes in Jesus and His Words and carefully exercise them in their lives. To be a believer you cannot cast some of His words aside and pick and choose. Some have an unstable way of doing so. Recently I have been hearing people say to me, “I love you and your daughters’ singing and preaching. It would be nice if you could come to our church but…” and they look at me with their heads tilted and their noses a bit red. I thank God for sending people into my life who are not afraid to tell me these things. God bless their souls. That shows that they see the God/Jesus in our ministry and they accept it wholeheartedly regardless of what their pastors may think. It is a shame that we have to say that.
One Pastor told his congregation that if a Black person or a Mexican person would walk into the church, he would sit down and not preach until they left the church. Funny thing is that my daughter and I was shopping across from the church one day. I looked over and said, “That looks like a nice church.” She said, “Maybe we can visit one day!” I replied, “Yes, that would be nice babe.” Little did we realize what was being preached over the pulpit. Selective doctrine. The only selective doctrine Jesus had was the fact that either you believe in Him or you don’t. There are no special sections or fountains in Heaven for Greeks, Germans, Mexicans, Blacks, Whites or Jews. It’s all the same and we will all drink out of one fountain…..God’s.
Rev. 21:6 And he said unto me, “It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”
Note, no race nor creed. We just have to have the thirst for God and His truths and we will be filled. If you are setting under a church leadership that teaches separation of any kind, even the smallest hint, besides holy and unholy, gird yourselves and flee. It is not of God. God will hold you responsible. Ask Jonah. The Pastor didn’t die for you and you will have to give an account of your actions. The only way that someone can stay under a false doctrine is if they agree with it.
Folks, this is not just about race. We have people in the body of Christ who will not reach out to the sick, the poor, addicts and alcoholics. And to pick one up in their clean Cadillacs….gasp! Some have even attempted to go to church in their jeans and t-shirts and was quickly escorted to the door. There are many reports of people who have been in the hospital and no one from their church visited the entire time. I get many calls from people who complain about this and are heart-broken about it. Someone that I know has a seriously mentally challenged child who was in the hospital for a month and no one visited to pray over the child. You would be surprised of the preachers who do the works that others should be doing for their own congregations, including taking people shopping, loading and carrying groceries, getting prescriptions for the elderly at pharmacies and cooking. While one counts the collection plate and is satisfied, another takes their place and visits the elderly or sick. You never know what a person is doing without telling all of their business. They could be helping you or someone that you love.
The Word of God says that in the end times, love will wax cold. Love is always putting the other person first, realizing that God is going to take care of you while you are taking care of others. He’s a Great Dad, He won’t leave us unattended. Jesus showed the greatest love when He was beat unrecognizably and hung from the cross so that we can be forgiven through Him and accepted into the New Jerusalem and live Eternally with Peace, Love and Joy. No one can get to the Father but by Jesus and Him alone. If you believe what Jesus said when He told us to go into all the world and preach, do so without being descriminatory. While you are going on vacation to the islands or another area so that you can enjoy the sunshine and sand, taking pictures for Facebook or Twitter, tell someone about Jesus. Even if it’s just one. He’s waiting. Be not damned.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”