The Leader Must Have A Global Mentality, Our Vision Is Worldwide, The Call Is To All The Nations!
Leadership Principles In The Book Of Acts
9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”
Acts 2:9-11 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Acts 2:9-11 (NLT) — 9 Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans, and Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!”
Acts 2:9-11 (MSG) — 9 Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; Visitors from Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene; Immigrants from Rome, both Jews and proselytes; Even Cretans and Arabs! “They’re speaking our languages, describing God’s mighty works!”
Development of the Leadership Principle:
The mission of Jesus was for all of the world, all of the nations were going to be impacted with the message of the Gospel! The mission given by the Lord was very clear for the disciples, “and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:47) The disciples were not only going to evangelize in Jerusalem, but their task was to go to the ends of the earth.
We can see that in the day of Pentecost, the moment when the Holy Spirit was poured there were already representatives of the three continents that are included in this list: Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Since the first day of the mission of Jesus the task was taking place, we see more than fifteen nations of the civilized world in their days hearing in their own language the wonders of God.
The disciples filled with the Holy Spirit miraculously proclaimed the gospel simultaneously to people of different nationalities. The gospel was universal; it wasn’t only going to be something local! No matter the race, color, nationality, or language, the message of salvation was for everyone.
In Acts 1:8 the promise was, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Today, us as leaders are called to the nations, the gospel is universal. Our vision as a ministry is the entire world, not only one nation or continent!
This is a challenge for many leaders; some only have a local vision but don’t see beyond their ministry or city.
If we are going to be effective leaders we must see beyond our Jerusalem, and be able to have a global perspective. The heart of God beats for the nations of the world.
We are part of an international ministry, and it is necessary to be part of our vision, a vision to impact the world with the gospel!
A leader with a global mentality is characterized by…
Having a genuine burden for the lost world, beyond those that are around them! Their vision is global, their prayer is for the world.
It is not inclusive only for their ethnic race, but shares the gospel with whoever God puts in their way!
The heart of a leader is to give and support financially through “United We Can” for the work abroad, one doesn’t think twice to be a blessing to the nations!
Assists and Participates in International Events, World Conference, Mighty Men Of Valor, Women’s Conventions, etc. In these events one is envisioned with our international ministry.
Goes to other countries, supporting crusades or being part of a team to establish the ministry in new frontiers and countries.
If we hear the voice of the Holy Spirit, we can hear the call to the nations. Every person must have the opportunity to hear the good news of salvation.
The great commission for us as leaders today is Mathew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The time is to go, the nations are waiting.
Foundational Scriptures Of The Principle:
Matthew 28:19 (NKJV) —19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Mark 16:15 (NKJV) — 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Luke 24:47 (NKJV) —47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Romans 1:5 (NKJV) — 5 Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name,
Acts 1:8 (NKJV) —8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Romans 10:18 (NKJV) — 18 But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: “Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world.”
Colossians 1:23 (NKJV) — 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
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