Where is “the end of the earth?” Acts 1

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

When I was a kid, I remember the many unusual beliefs of my grandmother.  One in particular comes to mind this day.  She struggled with believing the world was round. She wondered if the first moon exploration was simply in her words, “Something from Hollywood.”  In her view, the world had to be flat.  If that was the case, my grandfather would reply, “if you go to the end of the earth, you would fall off.”

Question:  “Where is the end of the earth?”

If I had been one of the disciples who heard the “Great Commission,” given by Jesus. I would have wanted to know, “Where is the end of the earth?”

In context, Acts 1 stands as the moving from Jesus ministry to the church’s ministry!  Jesus gives the battle plan for the church.  She was to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.  For 21 centuries the church has been at work trying to get the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Brothers and sisters, this is important: “It’s impossible to get somewhere unless you know where you are going.”

The Bible is clear, “the ends of earth” are those places where the gospel has never gone.  God has called His church to get the gospel to these place.  Jesus said, “When the Gospel has been preached in the entire world, the end will come.”  Matthew 24:14.

So, where is the end of the earth?  I believe for FBC Jackson, it is in Malawi Africa and in every place where the gospel has not been proclaimed.  It is true, each church has its personal end of the earth assignment. And it is also true, each person has their personal end of the earth assignment.

The question now becomes, “Where is your end of the earth place?”  Take time today to do the following:

  • Place a map of the world before you and pray for God’s direction.
  • Keep it in front of you until you have seen the place.
  • Tell your church leadership where it is, and ask them to join you in prayer.
  • Look for partners for that place, and then “go to the ends of the earth.”

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