The 100 Year Test

An Excerpt from our June 2017 Update

I pray that you are doing well. God is doing awesome things all over the world! What an amazing time to be alive! Thank you for partnering with us to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ — with a special emphasis on those who have never been reached.

My constant meditation over the last few months has been this question:

“What will truly matter 100 years from now?”

Careers won’t matter. Hobbies won’t matter. Politics won’t matter. The kind of house you lived in or the kind of car you drove certainly won’t matter. Most of what God’s people consume themselves with on a daily basis… will. not. matter.

What will stand the test of time and truly matter 100 years from now? Jesus told us, Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).

God wants us to lay up treasure in Heaven. And the only kind of treasure we will have in Heaven is the eternal kind— SOULS. In the busyness of life it is easy to forget that we are in a battle for the souls of men. From our neighbor next door, to people living in darkness in the most remote regions of the world, Jesus has commanded you and me to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every person” (Mark 16:15). To coin a phrase from one of my heroes, Reinhard Bonnke, every Christian is called by God to “plunder hell and populate Heaven!”

When I was 19 years old, I started out in the ministry by living in a 10×12 room in the church basement with a $500 per month salary. Feeling bummed that some of my friends in ministry had it much better than me, I poured out my heart to God one night. He whispered back to me,

“Son, the history books of earth are different than the history books of Heaven.”

They are! God celebrates things that the world overlooks while the world celebrates things that do not matter in eternity at all. All of heaven rejoices over just one sinner who repents (Luke 15:7).

I pray that you will commit your life to things that will matter 100 years from now. Every Christian has a responsibility to reach the world— both through personally winning others to Christ, and through financially supporting other ministries that are winning the lost, feeding the poor, healing the sick and setting captives free. As long as everything we do points to Jesus, His perfect sacrifice, and His desire for all men to be saved… those things WILL matter 100 years from now!

I invite you to generously give towards taking the the Gospel to the unreached. God’s promise is that you will be blessed abundantly — both in this life and in the next!


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