“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17, NASB)
In today’s world faith comes in many new and amazing ways. The Internet, orbiting communication satellites, special apps and mobile devices are being used by God. One organization Karen and I have been blessed to support is Faith Comes by Hearing (www.faithcomesbyhearing.com). Their mission is to record and freely share God's Word in every translated language of the world. More than half of the world's population cannot read, and two-thirds live in oral cultures, so audio is the only way to reach them. They currently offer the audio New Testament and scripture recordings in 989 languages reaching more than 6 billion people in 190 countries.
We also support Global Media Outreach (www.globalmediaoutreach.com). GMO spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ online 24/7. They use global communication technologies to share the Gospel. Partnering with churches they have enrolled 6,000 online missionaries who are sharing Jesus Christ with the lost. As of 2016, they report: 1.5 billion visitors to their website; 167 million decisions for Christ; and 115 million requests for discipleship or counseling.
Both organizations use technology to take God’s Word to the lost and hurting. In great numbers, on cell phones and mobile devices, the unsaved are hearing and responding to the Word of God in countries where carrying a Bible or talking about Jesus can result in harassment or death. Luke 15:10 tells us, “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Imagine the celebration that is going on in heaven every day!
Child of God, I encourage you to share your personal testimony with others. Look for opportunities to share God’s Word and witness to others for Christ. Remember, faith comes by hearing.
Lord, thank You for the ability to spread Your Word through technology. When Your Word comes, souls are saved. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.