And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”. Mark 16:15

The word “preach” comes from the greek word “kerusso” which means to herald, proclaim, or preach; this was usually done by an appointed official of the king’s court called the Kerux.

The job of the Kerux was to “proclaim” the king’s words to the people of the kingdom. If the king needed anything communicated to the people, he would use the Kerux to do so. Also, the Kerux was only to preach or proclaim what the king spoke – He wasn’t to put words in the king’s mouth or leave anything out. Simple job, really. Convey the king’s words to everyone that would listen.

Every believer has been appointed “Kerux” of the highest order! We are to proclaim the King’s words of hope, life, love, and repentance to all His kingdom. We aren’t to leave anything out or put words in His mouth. Simply, convey the King’s words to everyone that will listen.

Some people get all frustrated and nervous, but you don’t have to worry about what to say, the King will tell you everything; also, He sent a Helper for you to do your job! The Holy Spirit will tell you exactly how to communicate God’s great love and forgiveness to each person you encounter if you will listen for Him.

So you don’t have to be a klutz with the gospel, you’re a Kerux! Now go kerusso that good news!