Pastor Wilson made a clarion call to division, union, and institution administrators and department heads at the start of the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) year-end church business meetings, to be part of the last proclamation of the Advent movement.
“Spend time in the word of God and the Spirit of Prophecy, pray earnestly, help others to be pointed to the last amazing climax of earth’s history where God’s people will be tried in the fire like never before,” said Pastor Wilson. The pandemic is just a wake-up call that reminds every believer to be ready for what’s to come, he added.
Back to the basics
“It’s time for us to get back to the basics,” said Pastor Wilson. He urged leaders to fix their eyes on Christ, His righteousness, and proclaim the everlasting gospel to everyone, everywhere. He also reminded administrators that they are not to be misled into thinking that they are the head of the Adventist church wherever they lead. “Jesus is the only head of the church and we are His facilitators, at His service.”
He explained that now more than ever leaders and members need to be completely committed to the last-day proclamation of the message of the gospel.
“The time has come to be serious, even more serious than we have been about the wonderful mission entrusted into the hands of the Seventh-day Adventist Church,” said Pastor Wilson. “You are not just another denomination or a church or a humanitarian church or another nice-sounding group of people who provide some kind of assistance. You are part of a unique people group outlined in Revelation 12 who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus, faithful to God’s Word and this great mission entrusted to you.”