God’s Ultimate Purpose to His People: To be blessed and to be a blessing
When God called Abraham in Genesis chapter 12:1-3, He blessed Abraham with a promise. The promise of God is fulfilled and as he departs from the land. From this passage, the promise has spiritual aspect and temporal blessing, particularly the latter. God says, “I will bless you.” It is an assurance of the Creator to His creation and through him, the nations will be blessed. In the context of the local church in Tondano, Indonesia, there are causes that hinder the development of God’s mission such as the false assumption of what mission is, the lack of responsibility in doing the mission, challenges that come from inside and outside, lack of faith, and many others. If they know what the mission of God is as what is written in the Bible, they will realize that they are the people of mission, people who are chosen for a blessing because the mission of God is to bless his creation. As God selected Abraham as His messenger through whom to communicate the light to the world, he had no doubt and had confidence that the source of blessing was leading him. The local church in Tondano, Indonesia will have the same blessing as what Abraham had before and the servants of God in like manner must go forth to sow.
Keywords: Mission, blessing
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