famous Bible verses is Acts 1:8. Jesus is sending His disciples to Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. Then Jesus adds, “and to the ends of the earth.” What exactly does Jesus mean by “ends of the earth”?

Is He speaking about only the areas that were known in His day…or also of unknown lands around the globe?

Earlier, Jesus used the phrase “the ends of the earth to speak of the Queen of the South’s nation 1,200 miles away. He also uses the phrase to describe all peoples everywhere. Then right before His ascension Jesus speaks the words in Acts 1:8.

So, what does Jesus mean when He says to be His witnesses to “the ends of the earth”? He means it literally. He means all around the globe to every nation, starting first with the Jews in Jerusalem and Judea, second with the Samaritans, and then anywhere and everywhere else.

Let’s never forget that Jesus Himself made “the ends of the earth” and knew them extremely well. His was a vast vision. And His Good News truly has reached every nation. Not everyone everywhere yet, but these are exciting days with advanced means of travel, and technology we can utilize.

I believe that now, more than ever, it’s time to reach our world for Jesus Christ.


 “Let’s never forget that Jesus Himself made “the ends of the earth” and knew them extremely well.”

Acts 1:8

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”