Time waits for no one—it keeps rolling on toward its end when it will be no more. While we have it, we must make it “redeemed time”. The twelve disciples were given a commission—the same one given to us. It is true that, at that time,they were given miraculous power, since they did not have the written Word.However, we now have that written Word and the Word we preach is Holy Spirit inspired; and we, as Christians, are Holy Spirit empowered. We received the gift of the Holy Spirit at the time of our baptism and now we are led to obey the Commission. Thus, we can be like the 12 in 2012.
Let us not wait on time! Let us go with the Gospel! Let us love deeply! This may be the last year before Jesus comes when man can work no more! Let us say with Paul, “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16).
Let us be like Phillip and open our mouth and preach unto them Jesus! While our freedom lasts, let us “be like the twelve in2012”. It is later than we think! “And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He said to them, ‘But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 10).
Now that the kingdom (the church) has come, let us preach it everywhere—JUST LIKE THE 12!”