“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.’” (Mark 16:15)
Go Forth is an inspiring, uplifting Watchman phrase. It means get going. No Greek or Hebrew or Latin. Go means go.
We must not complicate what God deliberately made simple. There is no question about what Jesus said. Go—clear. Got it. Go. Into all the world—all people, all ages, all countries, all races. Preach—speak, discuss, share. The Gospel—Good News, Jesus saves, salvation is free. To all the world—everyone.
Francis Assisi is credited with the quote, “Preach the Gospel at all times; use words if necessary.” He did not say it or write it. Francis was known for his preaching, up to five times on a Sunday. He clearly believed in preaching the Gospel. Demonstrating Christianity is fine, and it should be undertaken more seriously and frequently by all believers. Demonstration matches motion to the message, but neither is sufficient on its own.
Paul felt the same way, “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14)
Should we Go Forth if we can’t preach? Yes. Go forth and Exalt Him. Go forth and be Cheerful. Go forth and tutor Algebra. Go forth and Elevate Jesus. Go forth and Bake. Go forth and Change Diapers. Go forth and Buy Gas. Go forth and Strum, Harmonize, or Nail shingles.
Go forth, and… so forth.
Lord, as I go, point me where You would go today.