Like many of you, no doubt, I had a COVID-19 test. In my case it was after traveling. The result came back “NOT DETECTED”. I suppose that is the best anyone can hope for. But I got to thinking that maybe it is me that is “NOT DETECTED”. Sometimes in a public place, or even a church I have visited, no one paid attention to me. It was as if I was “NOT DETECTED!”
Are there biblical equivalents? Think along with me on this. When a Christ-follower gets to heaven, it is our sin that is erased. It is taken as far as the East is from the West and remembered against us no more. Jesus stands in our place. He is our righteousness. Our sin is “NOT DETECTED!”
Then for those that have not believed. They might argue that they have done good in life and even served in the church. But it is Jesus Himself that warns His response could be I never knew you. You are “NOT DETECTED!”
It is good to plan forward, lay up treasure in Heaven, rather than build fortune on earth. Jesus offers, that everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:29 Jesus is paying attention. We don’t want to get to the end of our days only to find our inattention to expanding the kingdom is “NOT DETECTED!”
To be His witnesses to the end of the earth, we must show up. Know that every discipline is needed in the missionary effort. See the possibilities for you to be detected by registering or login at MissionNext.org.
Nelson Malwitz, Founder