A Heart for Missions the World Over....
“I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.” Psalm 142:4.
“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” And how shall they preach except they be sent ? Romans 10:14-15
Do we really believe God has given us a duty to spread the gospel to the world?
"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" Mark 16:15
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:19-20
God's missionaries are to go to the nations, who have not yet heard of Him or experienced Him, and they are to tell them about His glory. Whatever religious understanding the nations might already have, their religion is worthless unless it is founded on knowledge of the glory of the Lord himself. It simply can't accomplish the purpose of God which is to save them from their sin. As Christians we are to bring the masses to Jerusalem, but the Jerusalem we are to bring people to is not the physical earthly Jerusalem.
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Galatians 4:26
It is the the Jerusalem that is above as Galatians puts it. Christianity is represented by Jerusalem which is above, that is, the heavenly city.
What means has God given you for proclaiming his glory to the nations?
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more,when I come again, I will repay thee. Luke 10:33-35
However humbling it seems, let's be prepared to do what it takes to bring people in by whatever means God has given us.