Time To Go

“17And when they Him they worshiped Him, but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” ~ Matthew 28:17-20

When Jesus appeared to His disciples, He gave them one simple command, Go. He broke that one simple command up into two actions, baptize and teach. Why was this Jesus’ last command to His disciples? Jesus had just died and then resurrected three days later overcoming every sin, bringing healing, peace, and much more to whomever would accept it. That was Jesus’ one mission, save the world. He did His part. He taught, He died, He overcame, He rose again. Now it was time for Him to return to Heaven. The only logical thing for Him to do now, was to pass the mantel to His disciples.
He sent them out to all the nations so that all people may be saved. He told them to baptize and then teach them to observe all the commands. Our first and foremost mission is to get them saved. We can’t try to change who they are before they are saved. They have to first be saved and then they will change.

Our first job should be to show them the love of Jesus. Show them that the only way to have eternal life, is through Jesus. Then we show them how to change. Often times we get caught up in changing them, before getting them saved. But change only comes through salvation. It only comes through the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. So first lead them to Christ, and then correct them.
As Christians that is our main underlying mission. Save souls. The mantel has been passed to us, are we going to put it down and keep the joy, peace, healing, and eternal life to ourselves? Or are we going to let our light shine bright so that we may lead many to Christ. This is the will of God, that none should perish, but all come to acceptance. What are we doing in order to fulfill the ultimate underlying will of God?

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Go.

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