A. UNTO THE UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH:
“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 Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).
Jesus instructed His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they are endued with power from on high. He told them that after they receive this power they would be witnesses among all nations beginning at Jerusalem. History has recorded that this is true. The early church went everywhere preaching the Word (Acts 8:4).
The complete and absolute obedience to the Great Commission is just as much a direct evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost as speaking in tongues. We have every right to expect that the Pentecostal saint filled with the Holy Ghost will be a soul winner and a witness everywhere he goes. Therefore we have every right to expect that the twentieth century revival in Pentecost would be followed by a great missionary and evangelistic effort.
Did this happen?
Yes, it certainly took place just like the early church as recorded in the book of Acts. The twentieth century Pentecostals have gone everywhere preaching the Word. This has been one of the most convincing proofs that this Pentecostal revival has been genuine and sent from God.
The Pentecostal churches have broken all records in missionary giving and evangelistic outreach. There are more young people offering their lives to foreign missions than the home churches can send. Everywhere around the world there are Bible Schools established teaching and training national ministers to reach their own nations with the gospel.
In a little over seventy years this Pentecostal revival has reached into the whole world with the Pentecostal message. It would indeed be difficult to find an area where there are not some that have not received the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
B. PENTECOST AROUND THE WORLD:
In this paragraph we shall consider some statistics and facts concerning the growth and strength of the Pentecostal movement around the world. The writer was unable to find statistics that are right up to date. Some of these statistics are ten years old as of 1977 but are given here for they serve the purpose of showing the remarkable growth the Pentecostal movement has had around the world and in almost every country.