It is our tenth anniversary as a mission. What a blessing and ride it has been. Mike and Mary Pinkerton listened to God’s call and followed Him to form what we now see as Be One Together. Ten years filled with trials and blessings, but here we are, standing with God in the proclamation of the Gospel. I looked in the scripture and found that the number “10” is used over 240 times. Most scholars believe it carries with it a sign of completion and man’s responsibilities. We find, in Genesis 1, the phrase “God said,” 10 times, which is a testimony of His creative power. God gave the Ten Commandments to man. Ten therefore represents man’s responsibility to keep the commandments. A tithe is a 10th of our earnings and is a testimony of our faith in the Lord.
There were also 10 plagues against Egypt when God demanded His children to be let go. Perhaps one of the most significant uses of the number 10 is in relation to the Passover. The Passover lamb was selected on day 10 of the 1st month (Exodus 12:3), as was Jesus, the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world
“29 The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
So, this is only a few examples of 10 in God’s word. But we can see it is important. So in our mission we need to proclaim the Jesus who takes away the sin of the world, perhaps every 10 minutes. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for the next 10 years!