All of our lives we’ve heard of the Second Coming… that we’ll soon see Jesus in clouds of glory. Yet here we are. Why hasn’t Jesus come?
Could it be that Jesus has asked us to do a task that remains undone–a task so important His return hinges on its completion?
The world population exceeds 7 billion. An estimated 2.84 billion haven’t heard of Jesus. The end will come after the gospel has been preached in ALL the world (Matthew 24:14).
Of the 2.84 billion people who haven’t heard about Jesus, 97% live in the 10/40 Window. This area must be reached with the gospel.
Introducing people to Jesus in the 10/40 Window
Adopt a Worker
by Brent Scully
President, Gospel Outreach
“It’s just not working!” The words kept reverberating through my mind. We were in India to conduct a week of prayer, but by the second day, after we had already presented four of our nine talks, we knew we weren’t getting through to our listeners.
We had written, planned, organized, and prepared all of our talks, concentrating on the cross and the life of Jesus. Why wasn’t it working? No matter how hard we tried or how enthusiastically we delivered our scripts and stories, we felt as if our efforts were a total failure.
At 3:30 in the morning, I heard a rap on my door. I opened the door to find my friend, Rick Desmond, with an earnest look of conviction on his face. “We need to pray for the Holy Spirit NOW!” he exclaimed. I dared not disagree. Finding a quiet place in the hotel wasn’t difficult at 3:30 in the morning.
We began pouring our hearts out to God. After earnestly praying for two hours, we felt a sense of God’s empowering presence. We had been transformed. The atmosphere pervading our meetings shifted dramatically. The Holy Spirit showed up, and people’s lives were changed.
“The promise of the Spirit is not appreciated as it should be. … It is the absence of the Spirit that makes the gospel ministry so powerless. Learning, talents, eloquence, every natural or acquired endowment may be possessed; but without the presence of the Spirit of God, no heart will be touched, no sinner be won to Christ” (COL, p. 328).
Only the power of the Holy Spirit will energize Gospel Outreach workers and make the mission of our volunteers effective. Join us in praying for an outpouring of God’s Spirit.