2nd Corinthians 5:18-21, “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
You may be the only Jesus that somebody knows. I have attended numerous churches which posted a popular sign above the exit door of the church which reads: “YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE MISSION FIELD!” How true that is!!! Yes dear friend, if you are a redeemed child of God, you are a missionary at all times in the world. One of our text passages, from Hebrews 12:14-16 exhorts believers to pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD. Now I'm not into Lifestyle Evangelism. Lifestyle Evangelism was made popular by heretic Pastor Robert Schuller.
Be a missionary every day! Tell the world that Jesus is the way! Be it any town or country or a busy avenue, Africa or Asia, the task is up to you! We have a duty as God's children to be a soulwinner! Hebrews 12:14-16, “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.” Somebody is always watching you and me. The world sees so many greedy TV evangelists, fallen pastors in the news and phony Christians who live worldly lives. The Bible says that without seeing us live a holy life, the lost world won't see the Lord.
“My destination is not based upon how I live my life, it's on whom that I trust to save me.” —Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold, 'Is Salvation Forever?'
The world is our mission field! It is ridiculous that tens of thousands of young people go to Bible college, then go on deputation to convince churches to financially support their work in some foreign country as a missionary. Yet the biggest mission field is right here in the United States! It is tragic! Churches feel some sense of self-worth because they are paying a missionary to win five people to Christ in 10 years. Meanwhile millions of Americans are going to Hell and the churches couldn't care less about winning them to Christ. Does that make any sense to you friend? We need missionaries right here!!!
The mission field is right here, right outside our front door, everywhere we go!