ministry plays a role in the outworking of God’s purpose. In connection with the
coming destruction of Satan’s world,
Jehovah says: "The nations will have to know that I am
Jehovah." (Ezek. 39:7) For the nations to know this, it is
imperative that God’s servants continue
declaring his name and purpose "to every nation and
tribe and tongue and people."—Rev. 14:6, 7.
Basis for Judgment: The
preaching of the good news also serves as a basis for judgment. The
apostle Paul stated that Christ Jesus will bring vengeance upon "those who
do not know God and those who do not obey the
good news about our Lord Jesus." (2 Thess. 1:8, 9)
will be judged by their response to the good news. What a serious
responsibility this places upon God’s servants! In order to avoid
must not hold back from making known the lifesaving Kingdom
message.—Acts 20:26, 27.