In Focus


Most of us are familiar with what the Church refers to as “The Great Commission.” Following His death and resurrection, Jesus appeared to the remaining 11 disciples and commissioned them to “go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.” He also promised, “… surely I am with you always,” (Matthew 28:19–20).

In the book of Mark, Jesus tells His disciples about the signs and wonders that people will accomplish in His name—if they believe. The disciples did just as Jesus had commanded them. They went and preached everywhere.

Were they scared? Maybe. Were they alone? Absolutely not!  Not only did He promise to never leave them, “… the Lord worked with them …,” (Mark 16: 20).

As God calls us to work for Him, He promises to go with us and to work with us!

God had told Moses to leave home for a land flowing with milk and honey. But that land was also inhabited by some scary people. Moses pleaded with God, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here” (Exodus 33:15).

Ever feel God has asked you to get out of your comfort zone and do something for Him that scares you? Happens all the time. Remember Jonah or Peter? The Bible is full of stories about people who were called by God to walk across a room or walk on water or walk with Him to some foreign place.

Today, He’s asking us to walk out of our corps buildings and to spread the Word.

The General has declared this to be a year for mobilization! Go into all the world with the message of hope and healing in Jesus’ Name. We have the promise that He goes with us and works with us!

—  Lt. Colonel Renée Lance
Territorial Officer Health and Wellness Director

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