To Our “Judaea”

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.”  —Acts 1:8 KJV

Have we been saved? Have we the inspired Word of God? Have we the Holy Spirit within us? Yes, yes, and yes! And if so, have we been witnesses of Christ in Judaea, in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth?

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.”—These were the words of Christ to his disciples in Jerusalem, before He ascended up to the Father. It’s interesting to note that Christ’s disciples were first in Jerusalem, then they spread out to Judaea, then to Samaria, and finally to the whole earth. What is even more intriguing is that the early Baptists in America had begun the just about the same way: from one place, then to the neighbouring houses, then to the next village, and so on and so forth, you get the idea.

Now, we may not exactly get to witness and share the Gospel in Judaea and Samaria, but we do have our own “Judaea”. There are neighbours, friends, and family, right next to us, who are in need of the joy that we have in Christ. They need to know the truth of the Gospel, the death, burial, and resurrection, of Christ. They need to know that good works is not sufficient to save them from their sins, and they need to know about hell’s torments. They need to know that only in believing on the finished work of Christ at Calvary, and none other thing, is the remedy enough to save them.

Shall we be the witnesses God wants us to be? Let us go NOW to our Judaea and tell them that NOW is the day of salvation!