When Jesus went back to heaven He left us to continue his work.
“As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.” (Jn 17:18).
However the scale is much greater now.
But we need not fear the impending spiritual warfare as Christ has already made provisions for us. Christ constantly prays to the Father to protect us
“Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me” (Jn 17:11b).
We are consecrated in God’s word and truth, as we proclaim it to the nations while also being consecrated in Christ Himself, which give us the privilege of becoming His instruments
“When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me, and I guarded them, and none of them were lost” (Jn 17:12a)
We are now left to respond to this call and claim this protection as citizens of the Kingdom – called to a life of holiness. Knowing fully well that the world hates us, we should be prepared to show love while living in the truth of God’s word. We must stay firm for the cause of Christ and strive for unity with other Christians in the Spirit, in spite of disagreements.
As new evangelists we are called to prepare for Christ’s second coming, remaining under God’s protection and rejoicing in the privilege given to us.
“I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one.” (Jn 17:15).
Let us begin the work with joyful and grateful hearts of new evangelisation.
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