Jesus’ last command to His followers

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Matthew 28:19

Many people debate on what this command means but I think it’s very clear, we are to go out into the world and preach the gospel to the unsaved and to the lost. It’s not an exhortation, I believe it’s a command, some people may say “God hasn’t called me to up and leave and be a missionary.” or “I’m not that kind of person.” I think that God’s word is clear that wherever He has put us, it’s a mission field, as you go about your day you are constantly surrounded by unbelievers, God has sent us into the world to be a light for Him.

Think about it, our savior loved us so much He left all his riches and glory in heaven to come to earth and die for us. And He left His followers with one command and now we are too afraid to follow that last command that Jesus said, He said “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel” not just those who have the courage to, not just if it’s easy for you. Because it would be really easy if all we had to do was accept Jesus and move on with life but THAT IS NOT SALVATION, Salvation is a change in our heart, it is saying “God i want you to take control” it is following in Jesus’ steps and obeying His commands John 14:15. If we truly loved Jesus with our heart, soul, mind and strength we would obey Him and follow in His steps.

You know Jesus loves the lost so much more than we ever could, even while He was on earth He sent His 12 disciples to “Preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.” He had a heart for hurting souls so much so that He died so they might have a way to live. And it is our job to share that good news. So let me encourage you that wherever God has put you follow His command. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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14 thoughts on “Jesus’ last command to His followers

  1. Wow, this is so good! We are on the mission field no matter where we are, yet we often choose to ignore that fact.
    I also really REALLY, enjoyed the songs you have written. They’re so convicting and powerful. It’s as if there’s something that just wells up within you and spills over and adds such sincerity and depth and truth. I can say with out a doubt that God has touched your life! Thank you for sharing that!

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  2. I often wonder how far the Gospel would have traveled if the church of the first century just after Christ ascended into Heaven looked and acted like the American church of our day. Can you imagine if the 11 Apostles decided to meet once a week on Sunday, then go hang out with the world six days a week, blending in so well with the world you couldn’t tell them apart? American Christianity is in a crisis right now, and people don’t even see it… well most people don’t. Ian your seeing it clear as day.

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  3. I thank God that you have a heart for Him at an early age. Your spiritual maturity is impressive and blesses many. Your perspective reminds us that we must become like children in our trust and love of Abba in order to enter His kingdom. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you as you declare his goodness. Keep walking out Matt. 18:1-5 through your life.

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  4. Hi Ian,

    I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award – which is more of a “nod” than an award – and part of this award is to read and nominate 11 other Christian bloggers who encourage you by their writings in Christ. As part of this award-chain, I’ve nominated your blog because I think your blog shows that you have poured your effort and thoughts into making spiritually encouraging and beneficial content online!

    I’ve nominated you on my blog at Honoring Jesus’ Body: Blogger Award (https://bibleexposition.blog/2018/11/07/honoring-jesus-body-blogger-award/). You can read the rules and answer the questions there, if you want to participate.

    And if you want to participate, this is a great opportunity to read and support other Christian bloggers, which surprised me to find how encouraging this was.

    Otherwise, if you don’t want to participate, I just wanted to say thank you for the work you put into making truly encouraging content that honors Christ.

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