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Disobedient Prophet Thrown Overboard

The word of the LORD came to Jonah... "Go..." But Jonah ran away from the LORD – Jonah 1:1-3


Every Christian, regardless of nationality, economics or circumstances, has been commanded to obey the words of Jesus to take His Name and teachings throughout the whole earth, especially to those who have never heard it. Jesus didn't ASK you to GO. He COMMANDED you to go, and to do everything possible with your time, talents and resources to see the kingdom of God established among the unreached nations of the world.

Now that you know this, what will you do? If you have been living for your own desires and plans, please fall to your knees and repent! Ask the Lord Jesus to change you and to show you where and how you are to be involved with His command. There is no time to waste! Your life here on this earth will soon come to an end, and an eternity awaits. Will you have something to show the King when you stand before Him? That which He values the most is an obedient and contrite heart, and a fire to go into the whole world and make Jesus known to mankind.

The time is short. Please don't delay! Stop making excuses, and don't wait until you are perfect, or you will never do anything.

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever – Daniel 12:3

And Jonah stalked
to his shaded seat
and waited for God
to come around
to his way of thinking.
And God is still waiting for a host of Jonahs
in their comfortable houses
to come around
to his way of loving.
– "You Jonah" by Thomas Carlisle
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Gordon Liston said:

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I was surprised to see GO GIVE disobey - Good one.

I have been using GO GIVE PRAY SEND in talks on missions.

In my next talk I will use your page on Jonah and include 1Pet 4 v 7 - 11
7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Gordon
October 06, 2010

Peter said:

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Jonah was commanded to go to an unreached people, but perhaps not everyone is called to do this. God doesn't mention 'unreached peoples' in the Great Commission, but rather the Great Commission tells us to go into the world and make disciples of all nations, and you can do that in your nation, your school or your work just as well as in Laos or Burma. Infact, you might be better at sharing your faith and making disciples of those in the immediate world around you, as you can speak their language and understand their culture. Seek God and ask Him where He has called you to put the Great Commission into practice.
May 12, 2011

HistoryMakers said:

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Peter the fact is that people around us have opportunity to hear. They are WITHIN reach of the gospel. They have you and me, a church they could walk into, or they can read the Bible in a language they understand. The people of Laos and Burma and many other nations have many people groups who have no churches, no Christians to tell them or no Scriptures in a language they understand. There are 138 distinct ethnic groups in Laos for example, the word 'nations' in the greek of Matthew 28 is 'ethne' and where we get our word ethnic from. The Great Commission is to all peoples, tribes, tongues, not just geographical or political countries. And the fact is that 97% of all workers (pastors, evangelists and missionaries) are working in places where the church is already established. As vital as the people around us are, at least they are WITHIN reach. The peoples of Laos are conversely, UNreached. We understand your point, and it's valid to a degree, but let's not forget there are 1 billion people who are totally unengaged and unreached.
May 12, 2011

bob said:

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smilies/shocked.gif this is crazy
March 11, 2013

bob said:

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hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi smilies/cry.gif
March 11, 2013

Timothy C said:

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"!Hola! Me llamo Timoteo, como esta usted? Estoy aprendiendo español poko y poko."

Translation: "Hello! My name is Timothy, How are you doing? I am learning spanish little and little."

I wanted to respond by saying that I've been trying to evangelize daily for two years now, hear in different places I lived in the U.S., and have been interested in missions for a long time (the question being where)? I still am learning spanish, mainly by listening while washing dishes, going to the spanish church, and reading and memorizing parts of the bible in Spanish. Going to your website has been convicting, because of the fact so few want to go out to simply share the gospel, fewer still in missions, and even fewer to the unreached people groups. I know that high callings provide high responsibilities, but at the same time God always provides the means, and ability. Also, sending indiginous evangelists may be more effective, however, maybe God wants me to go an unreached people group. Please pray for boldness, and love again, that my heart would no longer be cold, and I would trust God day to day looking only to him for my provision, and that I'd pray more. Finally, if you have any helpful links to how to learn hard to learn indiginous languages, audio bibles in different languages etc. (Hey, if I work about 8 hours in the dishpit about 5-6 days a week, if I could get familiar to even one other language via audio bible God could use that in big ways).

God Bless,
Timothy
May 29, 2013

A. S. Mathew said:

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Disobeying GOD's specific call is very dangerous. I was graduated from a seminary in 1973, and someway I made a wrong detour and went to the regular job instead of evangelism for which I had a call, now at my my senior years, every day I regret. I have helped many missionaries and other financial helps, also went to my homeland India and did some ministry, and those days were the most delightful days of life. So, when I think about days, I feel very depressed about the lost productive years of life. Never disobey GOD's call, we will regret later on in life.
August 03, 2013

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