Friday, February 24, 2017

WE MUST YIELD OURSELVES TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

When we as born again believers are filled with the Holy Spirit, two things are certain: 
     1) We will produce evidence of being filled.  Galatians 5:22-23 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
     2) We will "leak!"  This can be shown by Paul's admonition to become filled once again; he wrote in Ephesians 5:18:  "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit."  "Be filled" here is a phrase that is present tense, passive voice, and imperative mood!  In other words, the Lord wants believers to continually yield themselves to the filling of the Holy Spirit.  The only exception to these two "rules," was Jesus Himself; John 3:34 says, "For He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God:  for God does not give the Spirit by measure unto Him."

This can also be seen in the fact that both Peter and Paul were filled on more than one occasion; here are all the verses which include the phrase:

*  Luke 1:15 - John the Baptizer was filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
*  Luke 1:41 - John's mother, Elisabeth, was filled with the Holy Ghost, when she heard Mary's voice.
*  Luke 1:67 - At John's circumcision, his father, Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and he began to prophesy.
*  Luke 4:1-2 - Jesus, being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil for forty days.
*  Acts 2:4 - On the Day of Pentecost, all of Christ's followers were in the house, and they were filled with the Holy Ghost.
*  Acts 4:8 - Peter, when speaking to the rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, was again filled with the Holy Ghost.
*  Acts 4:31 - Again, Peter and John prayed, and the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.
*  Acts 9:17 - When Ananias prayed for Saul of Tarsus, he received his sight, and was filled with the Holy Ghost.
*  Acts 13:9  - Saul, who was also called Paul, was again filled with the Holy Ghost, when Elymas the sorcerer attempted to interfere with Paul's sharing of the Gospel.
 
BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS ARE SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT BUT NOT NECESSARILY FILLED BY HIM!  AS A BELIEVER, ARE YOU SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE FILLING OF THE SPIRIT?

FEAR, FEAR NOT, AND FEARFUL

The phrase "fear the LORD" appears in thirty-two verses in the Bible; all are in the Old Testament.  Here are a few examples:
*  Deuteronomy 6:1-2 - "Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you go to possess it:  that you might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments, which I command you, both you and your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged."
*  Joshua 4:23-24 - "For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until you were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which He dried up from before us, until we were gone over:  that all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty:  that you might fear the LORD your God forever."
*  1 Samuel 12:24 - "Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart:  for consider what  great things He has done for you."
*  Psalm 22:23 - "You who fear the LORD, praise Him; all you who are the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; and fear Him, all you who are the seed of Israel."
*  Psalm 33:8 - "Let all the earth fear the LORD:  let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him."
*  Proverbs 3:7 - "Be not wise in your own eyes:  fear the LORD, and depart from evil."
*  Jonah 1:9 - "And he said to them, I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, Who made the sea and the dry land.

The phrase "fear not," is found in the Bible sixty-three times, with forty-eight of them being in the Old Testament, and fifteen in the New Testament.  When it appears in the Old Testament, it is telling believers to fear only the LORD; they were not to fear any other thing:  God was saying, "I've got your back!"  The New Testament, because Jesus came to reconcile men unto His Father, emphasizes God's love and grace!  Here are a few examples:
*  Matthew 10:28 - "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
*  Luke 5:10 - "And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon.  And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from today on, you shall catch men."
*  Luke 12:32 - "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
*  John 12:15 - "Fear not, daughter of Zion:  behold, your King comes, sitting on the colt of an ass."
*  Acts 27:24 - "Saying, Fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar:  and, lo, God has given you all them who sail with you!"
*  Hebrews 14:3 - "So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."
*  Revelation 1:17-18 - "And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.  And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I Am the first and the last:  I Am He Who lives, and was dead; and, behold, I Am alive forevermore, Amen...."

That being said, what do you think God means when His Word says:
"He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone:  which is the second death" (Rev. 21:7-8)?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

HIS FATHER HAS BECOME OUR FATHER

JESUS REPEATEDLY SPOKE OF ALMIGHTY GOD AS HIS FATHER 

*  Matthew 10:32-33 - "Whosoever therefore shall confess (having faith in) Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father Who is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny (having faith in) Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father Who is in heaven."

*  Matthew 16:16-17 - "And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.  And Jesus answered and said unto him, You are blessed, Simon Barjona:  for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but My Father Who is in heaven."

*  Luke 2:49 - "And He said to them, How is it that you sought Me?  Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?"

*  John 5:43 - "I am come in My Father's name, and you reject Me:  if another shall come in his own name, you will receive him."

*  John 10:30 - "I and My Father are one."

*  John 15:8 - "In this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be My disciples."

*  John 20:21 - "Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you:  as My Father has sent Me, even so send I you."

BECAUSE WE HAVE FAITH IN HIS SON, GOD HAS BECOME OUR FATHER

*  Matthew 6:9 - "When you pray, pray like this:  Our Father Who is in heaven, Holy is Your name."

*  Luke 12:32 - "Fear not, little flock; for it is Your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."

*  John 20:17 - "Jesus said to her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father:  but go to My brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto My Father, and Your Father; and to My God, and your God.

*  Romans 1:7 - "To all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:  Grace to you and peace from God Our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."

*  Romans 8:15 - "For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."

*  Galatians 1:3-4 - "Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and Our Father."

*  Galatians 4:6 - "And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."
 
IF YOU HAVE NOT ACCEPTED JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR,
THEN SATAN IS YOUR FATHER (MT. 13:38; JN. 8:44)!





TRUE REPENTANCE IS THE RESULT OF GRATITUDE

Just moments before Jesus ascended into heaven, He instructed His disciples saying, "...that repentance AND remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem" (Lk. 24:47). 

REMISSION
Remission, in the biblical sense, refers to "the forgiveness or pardon of sins."  Because sin always results in a death sentence (Rom. 6:23), Jesus, motivated by His love for mankind, took our place by dying on the cross for us!

*  Matthew 26:28 - "For this is My blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
*  Acts 10:43 - "To him give all the prophets witness, that through His name, whosoever believes in Him shall receive remission of sins."
*  Romans 3:25 - "Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation (the full payment or satisfaction of the sin debt) through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins...."
*  Hebrews 9:22 - "...without the shedding of blood, there is no remission."

REPENTANCE
Repentance is to have a change of heart; to turn from doing one's own will, and to seek to do God's will.  Repentance is seen in those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord (Rom. 10:9-10), and in a life lived in which one's gratitude to God is evidenced by obedience to His will (Mt. 3:8; Acts 26:20; Rom. 2:4).

*  Matthew 9:13 - "But go and learn what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
*  Mark 2:17 - "When Jesus heard it, He said to them, Those who are whole have no need of the physician, but those who are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
*  Luke 5:32 - "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
*  Acts 5:31 - "Him has God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins."
*  Acts 11:18 - "When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life."
*  Acts 20:21 - "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Gentiles, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."
*  2 Corinthians 7:9-10 - "Now I rejoice not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed to repentance: for you were made sorry after a godly manner, that you might receive damage by us in nothing.  For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of:  but the sorrow of the world works death."
*  Hebrews 6:1 - "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God."
*  2 Peter 3:9 - "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

JESUS IS THE LORD, THE SON OF GOD!

*  Daniel 3:24-25 - "Then Nebuchadnezzar....said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like The Son of God."

*  Matthew 8:28-29 - "And when (Jesus) was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.  And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with Thee, Jesus, Thou Son of God?  Art Thou come hither to torment us before the time?"

*  Matthew 14:23 - "Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Jesus, saying, Of a truth Thou art The Son of God."

*  Matthew 27:54 - "Now when the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was The Son of God."

*  Mark 1:1 - "The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Son of God."

*  Luke 1:35 - "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:  therefore also that (Holy Child) which shall be born of thee shall be called The Son of God."

*  Luke 4:41 - "And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ The Son of God.  And He, rebuking them, suffered them not to speak:  for they knew that He was Christ."

*  John 1:34, 49 - "And I saw, and bare record that (Jesus) is The Son of God....Nathanael answered and said unto Him, Rabbi, Thou art The Son of God; Thou art the King of Israel."

*  John 11:25-27 - "Jesus said unto her, I am The Resurrection, and The Life:  he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  and whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.  (Do you believe) this?  She said unto Him, Yes, Lord:  I believe that Thou art the Christ, The Son of God, which should come into the world."

*  John 20:28-31 - "And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed:  blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.  And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book:  but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, The Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name."

 
TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, TODAY - TIME IS SHORT!


Monday, February 20, 2017

FROM SACRIFICAL LAMB TO SOVEREIGN KING

CHRIST'S FIRST COMING WAS AS THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB

*  John 1:29 - "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and he said, Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world."

*  Acts 8:32 - "The place of the Scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before His shearer, so opened He not His mouth."

*  1 Corinthians 5:7 - "...For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us."

*  1 Peter 1:18-19 - "For as much as you know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."

*  Revelation 12:10-11 - "And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."
 
CHRIST'S SECOND COMING WILL BE AS THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH

*  Revelation 5:1-5 - "And I saw in the right hand of Him Who sat on the throne, a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.  And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?  And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.  And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.  And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."

*  Revelation 19:11-16 - "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He Who sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.  And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:  and His name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of His mouth went a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations:  and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treaded the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And He had on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

HOW TO HAVE A RIGHT STANDING WITH ALMIGHTY GOD

*  Matthew 5:6 - "Blessed are those who do hunger and thirst after righteousness:  for they shall be filled."

*  Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

*  Romans 1:17 - "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."

*  Romans 3:21-22, 26 - "But now the righteousness of God apart from the Law is manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all those who believe....To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus."

*  Romans 4:3-5 - "For what does the Scripture say?  Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Now to him who works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.  But to him that does not work, but believes on Him Who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."
 
*  Romans 5:17-18 - "For if by one man's offence death reigned, much more, they who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life."
 
*  Romans 10:3, 10 - "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God....For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
 
*  2 Corinthians 5:21 - "For He has made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."
 
*  Galatians 2:21 - "I do not frustrate the grace of God:  for if righteousness come by the Law, then Christ is dead in vain!"
 
*  Philippians 3:9 - "And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the Law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith."
 
*  Titus 3:5 - "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit."
 
*  Hebrews 11:7 - "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."
 
*  Revelation 19:7-8 - "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has made herself ready.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white:  for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints."
 
 
 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

THE CHOICE IS UP TO YOU!

BELIEVING IN JESUS CHRIST IS REWARDED BY EVERLASTING LIFE!

*  John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

*  John 5:24 - "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears My Word, and believes on Him Who sent Me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."

*  John 6:40, 47 - "And this is the will of Him Who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day....Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on Me has everlasting life."

*  Romans 6:22-23 - "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
 
FAILING TO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST RESULTS IN FACING THE WRATH OF GOD!

*  John 3:36 - "He that believes on the Son has everlasting life:  and he that does not believe on the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him."

*  Romans 1:18-19 - "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it unto them."

*  Ephesians 5:5-6 - "For this you know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  Let no man deceive you with vain words:  for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."

*  Colossians 3:5-6 - "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:  for which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience."

*  Revelation 14:9-11 - "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:  and the smoke of their torment shall ascend up forever and ever: and they shall have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name."

*  Revelation 15:1, 7 - "And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God....And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever."

*  Revelation 16:1 - "And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth."
 
ALL WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS WILL LIVE FOREVER!
ALL WHO REJECT JESUS SHALL BE TORMENTED FOREVER!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

TRUST AND OBEY

Jesus said that the Gospel, the life changing message His disciples were to preach, was to include two points:  Repentance and Remission (Lk. 24:47)!  Genuine born again believers have turned from lives defined by sin (Repentance), and strive to live their lives in gratitude to the One Who paid for their sins (Remission)!  Today, few "Gospel sermons" include the need to turn from sin and acknowledge Jesus as Lord.  That is odd, because Romans 10:9 states:  "That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."  Having accepted Jesus as my Lord, my life is focused upon obeying Him!  [Note:  All Scripture is from Skip's Lighthouse Version]

*  Matthew 8:27 - "But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him!"

*  Mark 1:27 - "And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this?  What new doctrine is this?   For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they do obey Him."

*  Acts 5:29-32 - "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.  The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, Whom you slew and hanged on a tree.  Now God has exalted Him with His right hand, to be a Prince and a Savior, giving repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.  And we are His witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, Whom God has given to those who obey Him."

*  Romans 6:16-17 - "Do you not know, that to whom you yield yourselves as servants to obey, his servants you are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?  But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin, but you have now obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to you."
 
*  Romans 10:16 - "But they have not all obeyed the Gospel.  For Isaiah said, Lord, who has believed our report?"
 
*  Galatians 5:7 - "...who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?"
 
*  2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 - "And to you who are troubled, rest with us; the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who refused to acknowledge God, and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
 
*  2 Thessalonians 3:14 - "And if any man refuses to obey our instructions in this letter, take note of that man, and have no fellowship with him, that he may be ashamed."
 
*  Hebrews 5:9 - "And Jesus, being perfect, became the author of eternal salvation unto all those who obey him."
 
1 Peter 4:17 - "For the time is come that judgment must begin with the house of God:  and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of those who do not obey the Gospel of God?"
 
 
THOSE WHO HAVE TRUSTED IN JESUS CHRIST, KNOW HIM AS LORD!

Friday, February 17, 2017

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE STILL NEEDS TO BE PROCLAIMED

CHRIST'S FINAL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE HIS ASCENSION

*  Matthew 28:18-20 (SLV) - And Jesus said unto them, All power is given unto Me in heaven and on earth.  Go, therefore, and proclaim the Gospel unto all nations, baptizing those who believe you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  then teach them to observe those things which I have taught you: and remember, I am with you always, even unto the end of the Age.  Amen.
*  Mark 16:15 (SLV) - And Jesus said to them, Go into all the world, and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.
*  Luke 24:46-48 (SLV) - And Jesus said unto them, it was written that Christ would suffer death, and He would be raised from the dead the third day:  therefore, repentance and remission of sins should be proclaimed in My name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  And you are witnesses of these things.
*  Acts 1:4, 8 (SLV) - And, being assembled together with His disciples, Jesus told them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait there for the promise of the Father, for I told you that you shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit has come upon you:  and you shall be witnesses for Me in Jerusalem, in all Judaea, in Samaria, and unto the ends of the earth.

THE LORD'S GOSPEL MESSAGE THAT MUST BE PROCLAIMED

The Gospel defined:  "Gospel" comes from the Greek εὐαγγέλιον (euaggelion), which is the good news that, because of God's love for humanity, He willingly gave His Son's life as a sacrificial payment for the sins of the world (Mk. 1:1; Jn. 3:16; 1 Jn. 2:2; etc.).  The Word of God has this to say about the Gospel:

*  Romans 1:16 (SLV) - For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to whosoever believes it; to the Jews first, and also to the Gentiles.  [Note:  Also see John 1:11-12 (SLV)].

*  1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4 (SLV) - Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you....For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

*  Hebrews 4:2 (SLV) - For unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the Word preached did not profit them, they did not believe it when they heard it.
 
DO YOU BELIEVE THE GOSPEL?  THEN GO TELL SOMEBODY! 

JESUS DIED FOR GENTILES TOO!

*  Acts 11:11-18 (SLV) - After Peter has seen the vision, "...behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.  And the Spirit led me to go with them in boldness.  Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house:  and he told us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; who shall tell you how you and all those dwelling in your house shall be saved.  And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, like He did on us at the beginning.  Then I remembered the Word of the Lord, how He had said, John indeed baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.  Forasmuch then as God gave them the same gift as He did unto us who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; who was I, that I could withstand God?  When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then God has also granted repentance unto life to the Gentiles."

*  Acts 26:12-20 (SLV) - The Apostle Paul wrote:  "...as I was traveling to Damascus under the authority and commission of the chief priests, at midday, O king, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the brightness of the sun, surrounding me and those who journeyed with me.  And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking to me, saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?  And I said, Who are You, Lord?  And He said, I am Jesus Whom you persecute.  Arise and stand upon your feet:  for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen, and of those things in the which I will reveal unto you; delivering you from the your people and from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by their faith that is in Me.  Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
but I first preached to those in Damascus, and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and to live their lives as evidence of their repentance."

*  Romans 15:13-16 (SLV) - "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  And I am convinced of this, my brethren, that you are also full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another.  Nevertheless, brethren, I have boldly written unto you to remind you, that because of the grace God has given me, I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God, that the salvation of the Gentiles might be acceptable to God, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit."

JESUS CAME TO DIE FOR THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD!
JESUS WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD TO RULE THE WHOLE WORLD!
DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?