What if someone came to you and asked you to help make their name famous? And what if they wanted you to be their personal representative—opening as many doors as possible to help others learn about them?
What if you could help people see this person’s accomplishments and how they could bring all the personal security and significance that each person longs for to themselves for all eternity?
What if this person told you that they would give you all the money you needed to make their name famous and help you develop the best skills and talents to fulfill this task of introducing them to other people? They promised you that your personality and natural God-given talents, along with your spiritual gifts, had been given to you for the purpose of making the fame of their name known wherever you engage other people.
This person assured you that their strength, their talent, and all their personal abilities required to accomplish the task would be available to you at any moment you desire to tell others about them, and opportunities to do this would be presented to you on a daily basis.
Knowing fully the eternal implications of this task and the incredible joy that would be yours, you accepted this lifetime job offer.
You joyfully accept this task knowing that you had been given everything you needed to be successful—all the money, all the power, all the authority, all the contacts, all of the talents, and all of the ability to make the name of this person known. You also have all the information about their greatness and why others should want this person involved in their life on a daily basis. And you know everything about how to go about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of introducing people to your forever friend.
I know you have figured this out by now. Jesus Christ—the most glorious, powerful, wealthiest person and the Supreme Ruler in all the universe—has adopted me into His family to share the wealth, power, and fame of His reputation throughout the universe.
He personally created and formed everything on this Earth for the glory of Almighty God. His power knows no limits. His authority knows no boundaries. His presence touches everyone who has ever lived or ever will live on this Earth. His name is called many things (Isaiah 9):
- Wonderful Counselor
- Mighty God
- Everlasting Father
- Prince of Peace
Well, I know you know who this King of the Universe is. My poor attempt at human analogies just cannot communicate the supremacy of His glory to our finite minds in the way that I wish they could. But maybe we can get a glimpse of His glory from one who knew Him well.
This Jesus in His splendor was seen by John.
“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.’” -Revelation 1:17-18
John’s response sums up Christ’s glory in the best way I know. John was His fishing buddy. He walked with Jesus for three years, but when He saw Jesus in His post-resurrection appearance, John fell on His face in response to all of Christ’s glory.
That’s Jesus. And I desire for us to look at the One who says, “I am with you always (Matthew 28:20),” over the next few weeks so that you will assume personal responsibility to make the fame of His name known to as many people as possible.
Jesus said, “... you will be my witnesses (Acts 1:8).” And Paul said, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors ... (2 Corinthians 5:20).” This truth should be the cornerstone for all of us who have trusted Christ as Lord and Savior.
This King of all glory is in us and with us, and He has charged us as Christians to be witnesses about His love and authority for all creation. He deeply desires to know each of us in a personal, life-changing way.
We have to see this and must trust His words to us. If we do, the Holy Spirit will begin to leverage us for Jesus’ sake in a new and unusual way. And, if we don’t, we will continue to live with our cups half full, and our lives will be ruled by fear.
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John's travels for ministry behind the Iron Curtain led him to found East-West Ministries International in 1993. John and his wife, Susie, live in Dallas, Texas and have a grown daughter and two grandchildren.