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WHY SUPPORT MISSIONARIES
Matthew 28:19-20
By Preacher James Tyson


The answer to the question is because it is God's commandment to the New Testament church to support personnel that are taking the good news of God's saving grace to the world! This message is directed toward God ordained Churches and born again Christians. Matthew 28:19-20- "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature". But there are two categories of people in the world and we want to address those in this message.

(1)- There are some who are not instructed to participate.

(2)- There are some who are instructed to go or send someone.

Before I elaborate on the one's who are to go; I want to clarify who is not instructed to participate.

1- Those who are not instructed to participate.
(1)- IT IS NOT FOR LOST PEOPLE.

They can not hear the voice of God.

2-Cor.2:14- "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned". That could be why some churches are not supporting missionaries; Their people need to be saved themselves! Lost people will never get the burden to see others saved by God's Grace. Many churches that claim to be doctrinally sound and separated from worldliness are in fact harboring lost church members who never see the need to evangelize and never will until they are themselves born again.


(2)- IT IS NOT FOR STATE OR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.
Baptist Churches have never taken money from the government to finance God's work; unlike many so called denominational religious institutions.

I believe it is God's intentions for the Church to stay out of Government and for the Government to stay out of Church affairs, however our nation was founded on Judaea Christian principals with a constitution to back it up and when the Bible is taken out of our everyday lives, the population becomes corrupt as we see it today. The Ten Commandments have been taken out of school rooms and law making agencies in order not to offend some group of ungodly people, resulting in the wicked ruling our society.
 
(A)- The wicked ruling our society keeps God's children from having resources to spread the gospel. Jobs are lost due to Government mismanagement and political chaos in programs they sponsor. Politicians squander the money God has blessed this country with so that we are over worked and over taxed which reduces the money each of us have for the Lord's work.
Proverbs 29:2- "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn".


(3)- IT IS NOT FOR THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT.
I believe in ecclesiastical separation as instructed in God's Word. We are not just one big cause for Christ here on planet earth!

2 Cor. 6:17- "come out from among them and be ye separate from them and I will receive you sayeth the Lord". (see also 2-Cor.6:13-16 ). God is absolutely opposed to the system of evangelism used by Billy Graham and others where so called spiritual leaders come together for a common cause and rally to fill massive stadiums with people for a city wide campaign to reach the masses and after the services people are admonished to attend the church of their choice. The word of God teaches us in 1-Corinthians 14:8- "For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" God expects his preachers to be specific when it comes to instructing his people and when that happens those ecumenical leaders will turn against God's man. God's word warns us in Luke 6:16- " Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you ! for so did their fathers to the false prophets ". The reason being if there is no friction you are most likely just like the rest of them.


There are three  methods of evangelizing the world that God can not use.

1- THE LOST -

2- THE GOVERNMENT -

3- THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT -

2- God instructs born again believers to go.
God's primary instruction to local Churches are for them to support missionaries with finances and prayer: If you can't go- Send someone else!
Matthew 28:19-20- "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature".

I preached a message in a large church in Greenville, South Carolina several years ago with the title: "SOME NEED TO GO AND SOME NEED TO HELP GO" and I believe that is still the plan of God for the dispensation of grace for evangelizing the world.

I don't believe God intends for every Christian to go to the mission field but I do believe God intends for every Christian and church to help go. Everyone who is saved is to have a part in reaching the lost for Christ. And every Christian is expected to be a witness for the Lord in his own environment by compelling sinners to come to Jesus as well as financing Missions beyond their own neighborhood.

I also believe that God will hold every church group accountable for how they handled, "THE GREAT COMMISSION" of Jesus Christ in Mark 16:15 and Matthew 28:19-20.

I believe all of those groups who promised missionaries financial support and never followed up with the commitment are under the judgment of almighty God. They need to seek His forgiveness while making restitution to the missionaries.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6- "When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?"

In the New Testament there is a corresponding story with this scripture In the book of Acts, with a husband and wife whose names were Ananias and Sapphira. They promised some money for the cause of Christ and lied about it separately to the Apostles after which time the apostle Peter told them they had "LIED TO THE HOLY GHOST" and reminded them that it was their prerogative to do with it as they pleased  until they promised it but after it was promised it was no longer theirs to do what they wanted. It is the same principal when Missionaries are  promised  financial support and those who promised it, never give it. It is absurd for missionaries to have to spend several years traveling all over the country trying to persuade church people to do what God already commissioned them to do and many times getting a false promise which delays the missionaries time for departure to his field of service.

I am persuaded that is why so many churches fail and pastors leave in disappointment.  We witnessed many such examples of failed ministries during our years of deputation. When a pastor instructs a missionary, "Brother, we will be taking you on for financial support and we will be praying for you". That church and pastor owes it to the missionary! It is no longer theirs to do what they want and God will bring judgment if it isn't given as agreed upon.

As Missionaries to Alaska for many years as I already mentioned; we have witnessed God's hand of judgment on several congregations and their pastors with many closed down church buildings and congregations scattered out to other churches. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God because lying to missionaries is serious. If the church can't support the missionary, there is no reason to invite him to come under false pretense to present his work. God loves honesty.

On the other hand, I can testify of many other congregations that God has richly blessed who are mission minded and those have grown immensely over the years with the same Pastor remaining there for decades. Think about it people; before you promise a missionary support because missions is the Heart Throb of God.
Romans 10:14- "How can they hear without a preacher and how can they preach except they be sent?"

CONCLUSION:

THE ANSWER TO; WHY SUPPORT MISSIONARIES IS SIMPLE:
(1)- It is God's command to
the Church.
(2)- It is the Holy Spirit's instruction for believers.
(3)- Matt. 28:19-20. YOU NEED TO EITHER TAKE THE GOSPEL TO THE WORLD OR SEND SOMEONE WITH IT!



BY JAMES TYSON SR.