“Go Disciple Nations” By Kirk Hunt
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
Matthew 28:16–20 NKJV
Please also read Matthew 28:16–20
The Great Commission is the instruction from Jesus, after His resurrection, to go and make disciples. While theologians might delve more deeply, for the rest of us, Jesus’ directive is obvious and simple: Go everywhere and turn all nations to Christ.
Consider that the great power of Jesus’ time on earth was Rome. Pagan and polytheistic, Rome spent a lot of money and manpower on a brutal campaign: openly killing Christians. The disciples responded to Rome’s blood-thirsty persecution by winning the nation to Christ.
Jesus did not promise ease or safety, then or now. Nor did Jesus ask for opinions or consensus. He gave direction and expected his faithful followers to carry that instruction out.
The early disciples conquered the most powerful and hostile foe imaginable. They marched in sandals, armed only with faith and Scripture. They overwhelmed a hostile nation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Your assigned “nations” may be far off or close in. You, may, or may not, have to learn a new language for faster results. Sincere disciples of Jesus already speak the languages of love and reconciliation. True disciples already have all the tools they need for disciple–making.
Modern-day disciples have the same choice as the early disciples. We are instructed, by Christ, to turn nations to Christ. Are you choosing to follow your instructions from Jesus?
Think: Jesus gave me an assignment. How am I fulfilling my assignment from Jesus?
Pray: “Lord, help me to fulfil Your Great Commission.”
Copyright © December 2017, Kirk Hunt
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