“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”(Acts 1:8)
Jesus was a Master at casting vision. He starts with a simple “Follow Me and I’ll make you fishers of men” and in the end, He says “There’s the world, now get after it! Pure Genius! And as scalable as Jesus was in His approach to inspire His men to the mission, in the same kind of way NoPlaceLeft is amazingly simple and comprehensive. We can start with NoPlaceLeft in our hearts and quickly move to NoPlaceLeft in our family, our neighborhood, city, state, country, and ultimately the world. And as long as we keep it a vision and not an organization or about a set of tools or strategy, anyone who has anything to do with advancing the kingdom of God is answering the clarion call (whether they know it or not). And lest we highjack the Great Commission with our catchy vision statement, let’s pin the rose on the True Founder. It was Jesus. He is the One who makes our hearts burn to see His glory continue to be the global goal. So NoPlaceLeft may be an inspiring way to repackage what Jesus commanded but He owns the rights and the results to the mission.
And think about it. It is easier than it has ever been to “Go Global.” Just this morning I was sharing the gospel with a Hindu in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on Facebook. But you really don’t even need the internet or an airport, the nations are living next door to us. In our day and age, there is absolutely no excuse for not reaching the “ethnos.” They are all around us. And if we simply share the gospel and help them fall in love with and obey Jesus, we will have obeyed the global mandate of the Ruler of it All. Does Jesus’ Commission grip your heart? Are we living our lives in a way that His glory will spread like “leaven through the whole lump of dough?” Are we casting this vision in such a way that it ignites those around us to join the greatest enterprise in the universe?