MILLIONS MORE TOLD ABOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS!
WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS CALLING HIS CHURCH TO ARISE! AS NEVER BEFORE TO BRING THE LIGHT OF THE GOOD NEWS OF HIS LOVE REVEALED IN JESUS IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO EVERY PERSON SO THAT THEY TOO WILL ARISE!
ARISE! (FROM THE DEPRESSION AND PROSTRATION IN WHICH CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE KEPT YOU) – RISE TO A NEW LIFE! SHINE (BE RADIANT WITH THE GLORY OF THE LORD), FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME, AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD HAS RISEN UPON YOU! ( Isaiah 60:1 Amplified Bible ) ARISE! IS A CHRISTIAN INITIATIVE AFFILIATED TO “INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL OUTREACH” (IGO) and is a Christian outreach website, calling the church to ARISE! in promoting eternal salvation, deliverance, redemption, forgiveness of sins and God’s love, through the Gospel message of Jesus. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN WITH US IN ARISING TO COMMUNICATE TO MORE PEOPLE THAT GOD LOVES THEM SO THAT THEY CAN EXPERIENCE NEW LIFE IN JESUS.
There are numerous wonderful intiatives in which Christians in Britain and around the world are participating today. These include helping the homeless, teenage mothers, those battling with addictions and sexual problems, debt centres, hospices, playgroups and children’s and youth clubs, Healing on the Streets, Street pastors, Alpha, work among different people groups, women’s refuges, evangelistic outreaches, cafes, theatre groups, Christian television and radio, healing centres and befriending the lonely. These are just a few examples. The message of God’s love and offer of salvation should be made in every way possible. Jesus told His followers to go into all the world and tell every person about the good news of a new life in Him. He said that when the gospel had been told to all the nations, He would come again to this earth. There are some who are giving their life to spreading the gospel, but this task is too great to be left to those who seem gifted in this area. It needs all of Jesus’ followers – all His church to spread the good news. If we definitely knew that Jesus was coming back in two days, we would probably rush out and tell everyone we met. The people in the early church lived “in the light of Jesus’ coming.” We need to tell people about the love Jesus has for them. Not all of us are called to be evangelists, but we are all called to be witnesses for Jesus. The sands of time are sinking! The sand in the timer is running out. Jesus IS coming again, but even if He doesn’t come in our lifetime, our time on this earth is running out for each one of us and we need to be prepared to meet our Saviour. We need to be obedient to what He tells us and Jesus says, “Go!” Ideally, it is good to speak to people about Jesus and if possible develop a relationship with them but even if some feel they are not able to converse about the gospel, they could prayerfully hand someone a gospel flyer which contains the message of salvation through Jesus. (These can have details of a Bible correspondence course on the back and be handed out with church details.) This can be a powerful tool in pointing someone to Jesus and many can testify that being given such a flyer/tract has played a part in their becoming a Christian. (See other pages for information on flyers.) IF A MILLION PEOPLE UNDERTOOK TO REACH AT LEAST ONE PERSON A WEEK (or gave out 52 gospel flyers in a year) WITH THE GOOD NEWS OF NEW LIFE IN JESUS, THAT WOULD BE AROUND 52 MILLION REACHED EACH YEAR. “God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He gave up His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (Amplified Bible)
God wants us not just to have a local vision but a worldwide one. We, as the bride of Christ need to join hands across the world – those who are already spreading the good news of salvation in Jesus and those of us who may not have much experience in telling people about Him. LET US JOIN TOGETHER IN HIS LOVE AND ARISE! Booklets which give a detailed description about Arise! and guidelines when sharing the gospel can be ordered from Arise! email – firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE MAKE YOUR REQUESTS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY. If you need booklets or flyers in another language we will liase with you in obtaining them.
“Many are waiting for God to speak, but only if He says what they want Him to say. They wait and wait for God to give them a new direction. But how do they know that He has a new direction for them? – The word from God that I have is that He wants the old direction – a witnessing church — Let me spell this out: until this major command is put into effect, everything else is irrelevant.” Reinhard Bonnke