A movement is gathering momentum to take the Gospel to everyone on earth before the 2,000th anniversary of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Its supporters have a vision that every person on the planet will have had an authentic encounter with Jesus by Pentecost in 2033.
President of Oral Roberts University Dr. Billy Wilson is leading the global campaign called Empowered21 which began in 2013.
He says a growing number of movements, denominations and networks are mobilising to make it happen.
“This is a very unusual time, maybe unlike any time in Christian history where a unified commitment is going on across the Kingdom of God to bring the Gospel where it has never been brought before in our generation,” he added.
Dr. Wilson cited a recent event attended by global leaders in New York City.
“We did a commitment called the 2033 commitment. Where all of us committed that this would be the most significant decade of Great Commission effort in the history of the church. And together, I believe we can make that happen.”
A meeting of 160 leaders from 120 countries in Amsterdam later this month will serve as a launching pad.
Dr. Wilson told CBN News it could be “the most significant Christian gathering of our lifetime.”
“I know that sounds amazing, but I really believe it because we’re focusing on the right thing, together, across the body of Christ.”
CBN News writes that “While reaching the entire world with the Gospel appears to be a daunting task, Dr. Wilson says it simply begins with one person.”
“I can’t reach everyone by myself, but I can reach one,” Dr. Wilson explained. “And in that conversion, in that one person knowing Jesus, is the potential of multitudes. The woman of Samaria was just one person, but in her conversion was a whole group of people that would come to Jesus. The demoniac of Gadara and Decapolis was just one person, but when he got saved, a whole region opened up to the ministry of Jesus.”
“The theme of Amsterdam is everyone, but with a focus on reaching every single person.”