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…God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age. ~ Matthew 28:18b-20, MSG
Every born again, saved (justified), and being sanctified believer has an evangelistic mission. Each believer is responsible for reaching lost souls for Christ and then leading these souls to Christ. This missional responsibility first is met by taking the Good News of salvation (the Gospel) to the lost world, and secondly by explaining to the world’s unsaved people who Christ Jesus is, what He did for them (the price He paid for them), and why they need Him. There are many ways to carry out this responsibility, but first and foremost every believer has been given this command: “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all” (Mark 16:15, MSG).
Then, for the people who accept Christ Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, each evangelist’s mission changes from leading people to Christ, through the preaching of the Gospel (announcing the Message of God’s Good News), to teaching them how to live like Christ Jesus’ disciples, by witnessing to them (living the kind of life Christ Jesus lived), by equipping them for their service to the Lord, and by fellowshipping with them. Personally, this blogger literally has gone into the mission fields of Japan, South Korea, China, and America, and has stood in front of, or sat in the midst of, countless lost souls, while either preaching the Gospel to them, or witnessing to them, or equipping them, or fellowshipping with them.
As mentioned earlier, there are many ways that believers’ missional responsibility can be accomplished. Presently, God has sanctioned an additional way for this preacher to reach the world and then lead that world to Christ Jesus, and that way is through the cyberspace mission field. Thanks to 21st-century technology, there can be no doubt that there is now a great mission field in cyberspace, which means that currently the lost people in this world can be reached for Christ and led to Him mainly by the evangelistic tools of blogging, vlogging, and podcasting. Of these three, blogging is the evangelistic tool that this preacher prefers to use to take the Good News of salvation (the Gospel) to the cyberspace mission field.
Now, contrary to what the experts believe is the “best” length for bloggers’ posts, because of the topics I write about, my blog’s posts tend to be much longer! Then too, my goal is not the same as the goal of most bloggers who are getting paid to blog.
Despite the fact that I have longer blog entries, my blog stats still show that various people from numerous nations have clicked on many of my blog’s posts, and these visitors apparently have done so for assorted reasons. My stats also show that some days have heavier traffic than others, and that some entries/posts receive more comments than others.
Be that as it may. If only one lost soul takes advantage of the Good News my blog’s posts provide for him or her and, as a result, comes to learn about, know, and ultimately accept Christ Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior, then my mission has been successful! Furthermore, if only one saved soul takes advantage of the Good News my blog’s posts provide for him or her and, as a result, comes to understand fully about who he or she is in Christ, and then decides to surrender to Christ Jesus’ Lordship, as well as decides to be Holy Spirit driven, then my mission has been successful!
The bottom line is that I am so thankful to God for equipping me with His wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, and thankful to His Holy Spirit who leads me to blog something new. I also am thankful for my WordPress platform, which allows me to share the Gospel with the people of this world, and to do so free of charge!