The Great Commission

The Great Commission – Matthew 28:19-20     This is the second part of the Great Commission.  Jesus is with His disciples.  Now this event happened in Galilee but for the sake of consistency in our devotional the writer has place it here.  Jesus tells His audience that He has been given all power in heaven and on earth.  He has the power of attorney.  He has won this right and privilege through His death, burial and resurrection.  Jesus while He was a man was limited but now in His resurrected form all His previous power, authority and dominion has been returned.  Jesus then commissioned His disciples to go into all the world and preach the gospel or good news about Him.  This is a message to be preached and taught   to all who will listen.   We are to baptized them in the name of the Father, Son and Hoy Spirit.  Water Baptism is an outward sign of the inner transformation of the heart.  This is formula for water Baptism.  We are to baptise in the Trinity.  Jesus then tells them to observe all things that He commanded them.  They were to love one another and fulfill the great commission.  Then He closes this passage with a great promise.  “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  Jesus is with us.  No matter where we are, what we face or why we are and where we are, the Lord is with us.  This is a great comfort in life.  Jesus has given us a task but He will now leave us alone He is with us.  What a great promise.  Matthew closes off this final passage with Amen.  Exclamation point and done deal.  Praise God.