Jesus told them, “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.” - Acts 1:8 (MSG)
Picture it… a handful of His disciples, mostly uneducated; certainly not powerful or wealthy or well connected. As they gathered one last time with the risen Savior before His ascension, Jesus declares that they shall receive power from above to be His witnesses and make disciples of all the nations.
What did they do next? They spread out over the world.
How did He charge them to carry on? His directions were quite simple. But like all of Jesus' teachings, within His simplicity lies a depth of profound meaning. Jesus told his disciples to GO. He told them to make disciples from ALL nations. He let them know that His vision was not just local, but encompassed Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth.
“Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
Jesus' command to go and make disciples is as fresh today as it was 2,000 years ago. What part might you play in this Great Commission? For the last 29 years, hundreds have partnered with Global Advance to train and empower indigenous leaders in over 100 nations. The task is not yet finished. Is there an “ends of the earth” city, country, or region God is laying on your heart? Boldly ask God to reveal to you the role He that wants you to play in fulfilling the Great Commission throughout the world.
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