As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. 2 Thessalonians 3:1
Watching television, people will see hundreds of advertisements. Once in a while there will be an advertisement that says that it is urgent that one acts upon some sale. It is only for a very short limited time. The message is pushed hard to get it out to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
The reason for the hard push is to get results in a higher number of sales. The more people who hear it, the more who will make the purchase.
As Paul finishes this letter, he tells the people to pray that the gospel message he is presenting may spread more and more rapidly and that people will honor and accept it.
As important as it is for businesses to get the message out for a product they sell, there is a message that believers have that is even more important. The message of the gospel of Jesus is one of life and death importance.
Across the world there are approximately 256 people born every minute. At the same time, there are approximately 120 people dying in that same minute. None of those who are born and the majority of those who die have never heard of the salvation Jesus provides.
People are dying for all eternity because they do not know the truth.
Every believer has the truth and it needs to spread across the globe more and more rapidly. Since it is a matter of life and death, it cannot travel too fast.
The two things believers can do to stop the problem is to pray and to spread the gospel message as much as possible. God does not want anyone to perish.
Someone took the time to share the gospel message with you. As a believer now, you must take the time to share that same saving message with others.
Pray that God will show you ways to spread that message faster. Pray that God will raise up more workers to spread that saving message more. Pray that God will stir more hearts to accept Jesus as their Savior.
As thousands of people are being born and are dying every minute, how fast are you working to get the message of Jesus out to them?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will desire to spread the gospel message of Jesus to the world around you; that you will know the urgency of being a witness for Jesus; that you will pray that God will draw more people to Jesus; and that God will use you to save more lives from eternal judgement.