Saturday, April 15, 2023

Matthew 24:14

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Scripture Insights

At the beginning of Matthew 24, as Jesus is leaving the temple, he tells his disci- ples that the place will be ruined, and they ask him, “When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age [world]?” (v. 3).
Jesus responds with signs that they and we should pay attention to. I invite you to align those signs of the end with this present age and recognize that, in the midst of all this, those who stand firm will be saved.

The gospel will be preached in the whole world, to all nations (we have reached eight billion people), and then the end will come. This global condition demands the kingdom gospel, and the kingdom gospel will be preached by those who stand firm as saved and transformed people.

Our present age reflects all that Jesus described—therefore, let us focus on and fulfill our mission to clearly declare the gospel.

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, help us understand the reality that one day the end will come and that your mission is to be fulfilled now. Give us eyes to see that today the fields are ready for harvest, and give us the courage to boldly go.

Prayer Journal Reflections

Reflect on the mission of the church in Canada and the United States.

—Ian Fitzpatrick
National Director, Church of the Nazarene, Canada

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