Do You Know What The Last Words of Christ on Earth Were? – Sunday Thought For The Day
The very last words of Jesus Christ on earth moments before His ascension were a directive, pursuant to how the spread of the gospel was to take place: “…and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 KJV)
The instructions regarding what was to be taught were: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20 KJV)
And lastly, there was the finality of certainess as spoken to the disciples by two men, theretofore unobserved, who instructed them: “…Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11 KJV)
The afore referenced were the very last words spoken by Christ to His disciples before He ascended, and there’s absolutely no respected authority who would remotely consider arguing otherwise; the question that demands an answer is why is the Christendom, i.e., the Church, so damningly entwined in things that do not result in nor encourage the admonition to have our purpose focused upon those specific directives?
Many Christian Churches today are like a neutered guard dog that can still bark, but cannot bite because all of its teeth have been removed. In other words, it cannot produce Christian disciples and it cannot instruct and defend against evil and wickedness.
There’s not a week that goes by, in which, someone doesn’t piously express a maudlin jeremiad to me, regarding how bad the world has become. My response to same is always: 1) We cannot wantonly disobey God and expect Him to bless us and reward us for sinful infidelity; and 2) This isn’t my world and it most certainly isn’t my home. My home is in heaven, as is my citizenship.
If we are truly born-again Christians our purpose for remaining on earth is to be focused upon the first three paragraphs of today’s ‘Sunday Thought.’ That doesn’t mean we cannot nor that we should not enjoy those things that God has created, and blessed us with sensory capacities that enable us to enjoy our surroundings.
But, many people have a flawed understanding regarding being a true Christian, our present surroundings, and our eternal home. It’s time we awaken from the fog of disobedience. It cannot be stated often enough: “Satan has deceived much of Christendom by having the Church focus on the world juxtaposed to focusing upon the very last instructions Christ spoke before He ascended.”
No less tragic is the fact that included in His last words on earth, Christ made clear that this present period is but for a season if you will. A fact, that the two men standing by as Christ ascended – stated to the disciples in matter-of-fact terms. Said being, Jesus is returning in the air for His own and then He is returning for the ultimate battle and ending. That’s not a maybe; it’s a fact. The only thing we do not know is when the instant of His return to gather the saved with Him until the conclusion of events here on earth will take place nor the exact moment He returns at the very end.
Only unbelief and/or spiritual blindness prevent people from not being focused upon the things that have eternal importance. I can tell you, the things of eternal importance have nothing to with saving the planet, saving trees, climate change or getting more dishonest persons elected.
1 John 2:15-17 KJV
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here