YOU HAVE BEEN COMMANDED TO GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES
Jesus commands us [all believers] to “GO” tell others the good news and make disciples. This is what he says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV) These are some of the last words of instruction that Jesus left with His Disciples after the resurrection and before His final departure back to heaven to be with the Father. This verse is known as the GREAT COMMISSION.
Jesus instruction to the disciples was their assigned mission to evangelize, baptize, and teach people about Jesus so that they, in turn, could do the same. The Good News of the gospel was to go forth to all the nations.
With this same authority, Jesus still commands us to tell others the Good News and make them disciples for the Kingdom. “YOU HAVE BEEN COMMANDED TO “GO” AND MAKE DISCIPLES!” We are to go whether it is next door or to another country and make disciples. It is not an option, but a command to all who call Jesus “LORD.” As we obey, we have comfort in the knowledge that Jesus is always with us. This would occur through the Holy Spirit’s presence in believer’s lives. The Holy Spirit would be Jesus presence that would never leave them (John 14:26; Acts 1:4-5). Jesus continues to be with us today through his Spirit.
YOU HAVE BEEN COMMANDED TO “GO” AND MAKE DISCIPLES, the choice is yours, and however, if we refuse to serve King Jesus faithfully, doing as He has command us, we are disloyal subjects. As believers we must make Jesus King of our lives and worship him as our Savior, King, and Lord, being obedient and always walking in the path of righteousness.
Now may the saving grace of our Lord and Savior bless you abundantly as you walk out your purpose doing his will. Remember, “YOU HAVE BEEN COMMANDED TO “GO” AND MAKE DISCIPLES!”