“And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” – Revelation 5:9-10
When a group of elite Special Forces soldiers is sent ‘outside the wire’ on a dangerous mission, they have rehearsed and internalized their objectives in order to accomplish the mission they’ve been given to achieve. However, there is still a level of ambiguity about the mission, because it still must be accomplished. The mission does not have a 100% guaranteed success rate. The same is not true concerning the mission of God. Here’s the reality: His mission of reaching all the peoples of the earth will be accomplished. Nothing will stop it. And amazingly, He graciously invites us to join Him in His mission, both locally and globally. You and I can accept this great invitation with assurance that He will use us in His Kingdom to see people from every tribe, tongue, people and nation worship Him around the throne of Heaven.
How does the reality that God’s mission will be accomplished, change the way you see your participation in the mission?