And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Matthew 28:18 NKJV
This verse of scripture is part of the great commission.
Jesus wanted the disciples to know they could fulfill their calling as His representatives on the earth. All authority in heaven and earth belongs to Jesus. Jesus was sending them to the people of the earth. Jesus would be with them to the very end.
God is speaking the same Words to us. Jesus wants us to go into all the world and make disciples for Him today.
Jesus wants us to teach the Word of God to people so they can know Him. Jesus wants us to teach the Word of God to people so they can obey Him. Jesus wants us to teach the Word of God to people so they can be set free from bondage to unbelief.
When I worked in a prison I taught our clients the rules they were expected to follow in the program. I explained that if they couldn’t follow the rules they are not ready to be released. They would probably end up coming back to prison.
I spoke very bluntly to my clients. I felt very comfortable doing it. I felt comfortable because I cared about them. I wanted to see them set free from prison.
The world is full of people who need to be set free from bondage. We will not be alone when we share the Word of God with people. The Holy Spirit will be with us. The Holy Spirit will show us who to speak to and what to say to them.
The heavens and the earth belong to God. He wants us teach other people who He is. The Lord wants us to teach people what His desires are for them.
We can accomplish the Lord’s purpose for our lives because He is God. He will be with us every step of the way. Jesus will be with us every where we go in His name!
When our motive is love we can speak the truth to people without fear. Perfect love casts out fear. Jesus wants us to love His people enough to feel comfortable speaking truth to them.
You and I cannot love people perfectly. We can introduce people to the one who loves them perfectly. Ask Jesus to give you a heart for His people. Ask Jesus to fill your heart with His perfect love. Speak the truth to people who need to be set free from bondage!
Go out into your world in the authority and power of Jesus mighty name!
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