Make Him Famous

It is just weeks after Jesus died. All of the disciples are gathered in the upper room waiting for Jesus to do something. Something they really don’t understand what that will be.

Let’s eavesdrop on their conversation found in Acts 1:8. “But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem (whatever town you live and work in), throughout Judea (Your state), in Samaria (That place most you don’t like to go!), and to the ends of the Earth!”

Think about this with me, Jesus had just been crucified. The disciples and followers of Christ were a wreck. The one thing that Jesus spoke to them was that the Holy Spirit was going to come upon (up on) them and that they were going to be “missionaries” to all of the different places that they call home, and even places they may have hated to go! How amazing is that!

Jesus has a critical point for us right here. In our doubt…in our pain…in our unbelief as to what is going on around us…Jesus says in John 16:33, “Take heart, I have overcome the world!” Then He gives us the remedy – receive power, the cause – tell everyone about me, and the outcome – all over the world!

The question for us today, “Are you ready?” Let’s take Jesus all over the world! Let’s get out of the place that we are, and make Him famous!