Who of us has played risk the board game ? I used to love playing that game. You start either in one of South America of Australia and work your way around Africa, North America and Europe before going unto the big one Asia. I think Jesus also had a risk game strategy when it comes to the world. What is your world strategy ?
1. The conquest of the world is commanded. Do you have a world view when it comes to sharing the gospel ?
“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” – Mark 16:15 NIV
2. The conquest is needed. Do I see people falling short of the glory of God.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” – Romans 3:23 NIV
3. The conquest is not impossible, it has already been done once. Do I get overwhelmed by the impossible task, remember what is impossible for us is possible for God.
“This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.” – Colossians 1:23 NIV
4. The time is ripe for the conquest. What do you see in faith? Is the harvest ripe for you ?
“Donʼt you have a saying, ‘Itʼs still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” – John 4:35 NIV
5. The promise that God will be with us is conditional of our active participation in this conquest of, going and make disciples. Are you participating ? If not what other purpose in your life is more importaant than God’s purpose for you ?
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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 28:18-20 NIV
What is your conquest that ur on ? Will yours last for eternity ?
Excepts by Chuck Lucas – 1980