Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Scriptural Command #5

“I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” Acts 26:17, 18

This is the great commission given by the Lord Jesus to Saul of Tarsus making him an apostle, a “sent one”, the instant Saul became a believer. The one to whom all authority in Heaven and Earth has been given, is giving instructions on evangelism to one of the greatest followers. Let’s look at these instructions.

1) Open their eyes
2) Turn them from darkness to light
3) Turn them from the power of Satan to God

Two things are the result of step three.

1) So that they may receive forgiveness of sins
2) And a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.

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