Tuesday, December 22, 2009


William Carey, the father of the modern mission movement, was visiting with Andrew Fuller in regards to being a missionary to India. Fuller said in reference to the lost souls in need of hearing the Gospel, “There is a gold mine in India; but it seems as deep as the centre of the earth; who will venture to explore it?”

“I will GO down” responded Carey.

He then state “but remember that you must hold the rope”, meaning that he needed support if he were to go.

ROPE HOLDERS are the ones who SEND out and support missionaries. ROPE HOLDERS are essential to the missionary task. They are just as key to the task of making His Name known as the ones who are GOing because the ones who GO are not as easily enabled to do so without the necessary sacrificial giving of the His saints and most importantly, without the integral adoration, pleas and thanksgivings offered up to The Redeemer.

John Piper once said in one of his sermons that there are three types of Christian; those who GO, those who SEND and those who are DISOBEDIENT. If the first two types of Christians do not describe you, then you need to start praying about where you are to GO or start praying about HOW you are to HOLD THE ROPES.

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