When an individual Christian, a church planting team, or the key leaders of a local church understand who the God of the bible is, the following truths will become apparent to them.
APATHY ABOUT GLOBAL MISSIONS ISN’T AN OPTION
It just isn’t possible to understand the bigger picture of God’s plan for humanity and have your eyes and heart opened to see how much global missions matters to Him, and then turn around and be apathetic about finding some way to participate in helping to bring about the end-game that He has revealed.
HE’S ALWAYS BEEN THE MISSIONARY GOD
From cover to cover, His written word provides a historical record of His interaction with humanity which clearly demonstrates that He is The Missionary God.
He has revealed that He is love in His very essence and that His love constantly flows outward, like a never-ending stream, toward those that He created in His own image and likeness.
Even when humanity’s parents’ rejected Him and rebelled against His design for them and everything else He created, His love for them and for all of their descendants since then, has continued to flow.
In fact, the rebellion against Him that began in the garden provided the opening for the fullness of His love and character to be displayed.
Said another way, their disobedience was like a key that He permitted them to use that not only opened the gate for His holiness and justice to flow through, but even more importantly, it provided the opportunity for His grace and mercy–crucial ingredients of His love–to begin flowing towards those who were now in need of those too.
THE MISSION STREAM IS A REALITY
The Missionary God’s ever-flowing love, directed towards fallen-humanity, created what our ministry refers to as The Mission Stream.
The Mission Stream is the ongoing, outward flow of God’s love that He uses to carry the messengers and the message of the Gospel to sinful people where ever they live on this planet, for His glory and their ultimate good.
It moves His anointed and appointed message-bearers and their message of good news through a variety of means, and is directed especially toward those people from languages and cultures that have had little or no access to it.
WADE ON IN……JOY AND FULFILMENT ARE WAITING
The Missionary God has commissioned every one who has already received the gift of eternal life that He sent to them by way of The Mission Stream, to wade on in and participate as either some one who is carried by it to the ends of the earth, or as some one who sends and cares for those who do.
By continuing to be content with what they have received from The Mission Stream and only living along its banks, seldom acknowledging its presence or importance, many Christians deprive themselves of the special joy and fulfilment produced by being partners and participants in God’s global purposes.