Answer -To proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the good news of Christ’s sacrifice for the sins of mankind, and the good news of the coming Kingdom of God that will radically change Man, beast and the land itself. This gospel is to be preached by the Church to the whole world as a witness, and then the end of this age will occur at the triumphant return of Jesus as Lord of Lords and King of Kings. (Matthew 24:14 / Mark 16:15 / Matthew 10:7)
The commission of the Church is to carry on the Father’s business, -to proclaim the message of the new covenant. (Malachi 3:1 / Mark 1:1) To give witness to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God for the remission of sins, by which man is reconciled.(1 Corinthians 2:2 / Hebrews 10:10 / 9:22) (2 Corinthians 5)
The Church is commissioned to feed those the Father calls with the pure food of His word as revealed in the Bible. To do this, God gave the Church Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. They are to instruct the brethren in sound doctrine that they may grow spiritually mature, and that their may be unity of the faith among believers. Pastors are there to shepherd the flock, serving as living examples and protecting the Lord’s flock from wolves. (Ephesians 4:11-16 / Galatians 1:8 / Acts 20:28-32 / 1 Peter 5:1-4)
The Church is also a watchman for the descendants of Israel, and is commissioned to warn the nations regarding their national sins in hope that they may seek God and repent from living outside of God Commandments. To witness of the coming Great Tribulation, which is referred to as the time of “Jacob’s Trouble” in the Holy Scriptures. About 900 BC Israel was split into two distinct Kingdoms, the northern Kingdom called the House of Israel, (Consisting of 10 tribes) and the southern Kingdom called the House of Judah, or the Jews.(Consisting of 2 tribes) The northern Kingdom, Israel, was defeated by the Assyrians and carried away as slaves in 721 BC, and all but lost from history. But the Church of God maintains that the Anglo-Saxon peoples of western Europe and United States are their descendants.
Saxon means Isaac’s sons, British means Covenant people. Because of pagan worship, these peoples lost their identity thousands of years ago, but they are, along with their brothers the Jews, the Covenant People.
As the Covenant People, these nations are under much stricter judgment from God, because they have forsaken the Commandments of God, after agreeing to keep them. (Exodus 20-24)
The Church believes that Judah did not lose their identity because they maintained their religion, although imperfectly. Thus said, the Church of God must warn not only the world of the coming Tribulation, but especially the modern nations of Israel on whom a heavier judgment if exacted, as a witness and in hope of a conviction that would lead to repentance.
The Tribulation is not God’s wrath, but Satan’s. God’s wrath will occur during the last year of the 3 ½ year Tribulation. The Day of the Lord is one year long. (Isaiah 34:8 / Ezekiel 33 / Matthew 24 / Luke 21 / Mark 13 / Jeremiah 30:7 / Revelation 12:12 / Daniel 12 / Leviticus 26)
The Church of God supports this sacred work of proclaiming these critical messages
By Evangelist Edwin Ambrose Sr.