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The last words of a dying man can often tell us a great deal about his life.

The last words of John Wesley were full of the assurance of a man who walked with God. He said, “The best of all is, God is with us!” He died March 2, 1791. The great evangelist, D. L. Moody said, “One day you will read in the newspapers that D.L Moody is dead. Don’t believe a word of it. I shall be more alive in that day than every before.” And on his deathbed he said, “Earth recedes, Heaven opens before me! If this is death, it is sweet. There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go.” 

 


 There is one man in history whose last words to His disciples tell a great deal about how we should live our lives. Jesus gave them one clear instruction:

 “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel…and lo, I am with your always.”

He didn’t give them an instruction manual. He didn’t give them a list of do’s and don’ts. He gave them one simple challenge and instruction – “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.”

 

He was giving them one simple task asking these disciples to commit the rest of their lives to its completion. His last command should be the focus of our lives and our first priority.

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