The Mission…

Read: Mark 11; John 12
Marked: Mark 11:17, Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”

God is a god of mission. He told Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3) And again in Genesis 22:18, “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed because you have obeyed My voice.”

God desires, and has always desired, that the nations of the world know Him, and He sends His people on mission to accomplish that. In the New Testament Christians are commissioned to go to all the nations with the gospel (Matthew 28:19). The promise of a Saviour was to all the nations (Luke 2:10), and God takes a dim view of exclusion. To God, keeping anyone from knowing Him is thievery and a grave sin (1 Corinthians 6:10).

The temple was to be a place of gathering for all people, all nations. Our mission is to invite all to come and have fellowship with their Creator (1 John 1:3).

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