There is one reason why the Gospel of Christ is unique. It’s in its dual ability to meet both universal and individual needs.
The Holy Bible establishes that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God who gave His life for the whole world. The word ‘WHOSOEVER’ occurs up to 163 times in the King James version of the Bible. This shows clearly that the matter of individuality is not strange to the Good News.
When the Lord commissioned the earliest Gospel trail blazers, He told them to render this service to EVERY creature. This understanding enabled them to leave no stone unturned. Facts about the resurrected Christ became common in every street. The common man could no longer hide under the garb of ignorance.
Apostle Paul declared a judgment of ‘woe’ on himself should he fail to deliver this service dutifully. No wonder he and the apostles “turned the world upside down” through the power of the Gospel.
Service to All
As favoured Gospel-bearers in this end time, we must consciously embrace the fact that the Gospel is a service. A service we all must render to everyone within our reach.
“To preach Christ is to feed the soul, to justify it, to set it free, and to save it, if it believes the preaching.”― Martin Luther
It is high time we stopped thinking that we are doing the world a favour by the preaching of the Gospel. We need to put on new attire of “servants to all”, if we would be efficient in this eternal commission. There is no denying the fact that there are many sinning spinsters and battered bachelors in the world. Many sick folks, spiritually leprous outcast, dead souls, demonized minds, strangers to the commonwealth of Israel. There are many around is today those who need the touch of spiritual and physical goodness.
“And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10: 7-8)
Thus, we must tie up our service delivery apron and begin to serve these hungry souls the eternal meal — the word of God. It is our responsibility to faithfully deploy the rich resources in the Gospel to every soul that crosses our path. We are debtors to each soul and great necessity is laid upon us to do all the good we can, while we may.
May the Lord depend us.