8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The last words spoken to us by a person before their departure, whether temporarily or permanently (death), are usually the words or phrases that we remember first or the best. In the book of Acts, Jesus’ last words prior to his ascent into heaven, gives us a clear understanding of the purpose of His chosen apostles. “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (From Acts 1:8). The disciples, now apostles, were given clear instructions to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, by witnessing to the masses across the land.
This statement is significant in doing our part as Christians and is the last thing Jesus spoke prior to His departure to heaven from this earth. In his last statement, He provided the apostles with encouragement with the promise of power through the Holy Spirit, and the task at hand for them as His followers. In these current times, we too must remember and hold on to Jesus’ last words spoken. We have work to do as His believers and followers of Christ, serving as His witnesses until the day He returns. So, let your light so shine that the world may see and hear the goodness of the Lord to the ends of the earth. What has He done in your life? Tell it! What have you seen Him do in someone else’s life and circumstances? Tell it! The Holy Spirit was given to us to strengthen, lead and guide us as witnesses to this world about the gospel of Jesus Christ.