God’s Plan to Unify Mankind
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11.)
Although God divided and scattered mankind by confusing their language, it is His ultimate purpose to unite every nation, tongue and people through the Gospel. (Revelation 5:9-10.) Jesus instructed his disciples “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved.” (Mark 16:15-16.)
This extensive work of spreading the Gospel to all languages and people commenced on the day of Pentecost when Peter and the apostles were given the ability by the power of the Holy Spirit, to speak in the various languages of the crowds assembled in Jerusalem for the feast. (Acts 2:1-11.) Those who responded to the message of Peter and the other apostles were baptised (Acts 2:41). Thus commenced the spread of the gospel which unite men and women of all nationalities into the one family of God through Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:16.) Later the apostle Paul was specifically chosen to take the Gospel that was first preached to the Jews to the Gentiles (non Jews) as well. (Acts 9:15, Romans 15:1516).
Finally, brothers and sisters, are we ready to help the Gentiles or are we willing to enable ourselves so that our sacrifices can be acceptable to God? “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11.)
Bro Stephen Siamabi (Lusaka, Zambia)