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...a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment, and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted; Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth which was crucified; He is risen: He is not here; behold the place where they laid Him. (Mark 16:5-6) The women went to share the good news with the disciples. Even though Jesus had appeared in visible form to Mary Magdalene, the disciples would not believe He had been resurrected (Mark 16:11). Later Jesus appeared to two of the disciples as they were walking in the country. When they told the others, they did not believe them (Mark 1 6:12-13). Finally Jesus appeared to the disciples and... Upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen. (Mark 16:14) Right after He spoke to them of their unbelief Jesus said: Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15) Surely He must have made a mistake! These were the people who had gone to anoint a dead body instead of celebrating His resurrection. These were the people who slept during His greatest hour of crisis, denied Him , and hid in fear. Jesus spent three years preparing these men for His death and resurrection, yet they deserted Him in the hour of crisis and refused to believe eye witness reports of His resurrection. One minute Jesus is correcting them because of their unbelief. The next, He is challenging them with the vision of the spiritual harvest fields in the nations of the world. How could He possibly leave the future of the Gospel in the hands of these disciples? Because He was not looking at them as they were. He was not looking at their past performance or their present condition. He was seeing them as they would become when endued by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is not looking at your past, your failures, your doubts, or unbelief. He is looking at what He knows you can become through the power of the Holy Spirit. THE MEN GOD USES Let us look at the men God used down through history to fulfill His purposes. 117

Spiritual Harvest  

Becoming A Visionary Christian

Spiritual Harvest  

Becoming A Visionary Christian

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