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Matthew 28:19 NIV

By JesusLovesYou · Nov 8, 2020 · ·
  1. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."

    A song from Matthew West depicts a conversation between the author of the song and God, where the author says, "God, why don't you do something?", and God says, "I did; I created you." Many times we want to see God work as we idly stand by and watch life unfold around us. After all, it's God's job to do as He pleases, and therefore, things are out of our control and there is nothing we can do. At least, this is our thinking.

    In the verse above, Jesus tells His disciples that they are part of God's amazing work. Not only does He include them in God's work, but He also lays out a plan for them, establishing the fact that they are supposed to be part of the change God wants the world to experience. Although this great commandment was initially given to the apostles, Jesus still calls His disciples today to work for Him, and the command resonates loudest for those who want to see a change in the world around them. This means that His disciples have to do more than just wish for something different; they need to come out of their comfort zone, look at the needs of those around them, and ask the help of the One who sent them to be the change as they accomplish their work.

    And as God's work is accomplished, there is a the promise that He does not leave alone His disciples (Matthew 28:20); after all, it is His work being accomplished, and He is the One giving out the reward to those working for Him.

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  1. JesusLovesYou
    The Son of God came to destroy the power of sin and death and to restore the relationship that man was supposed to have with God from the very beginning. Ephesians 1:4 describes this very well: "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight...". The reason God created man was to have a relationship with him, and He created the world and everything in it for his most prized creation, man. However, God created man with free will, and He knew that the man would disobey. Therefore, He sent His Son as a sacrifice, and those who believe in Jesus and what He did are chosen according to His plan--as Ephesians says, "in Him"--and are declared righteous. There is no righteousness apart from God. And His disciples are called to work for Him and to tell the world that their relationship with their Creator can be restored--they can be declared righteous by believing in the sacrifice of Jesus.
    1. BARNEY BRIGHT
      The Son of God didn't come to destroy the power of sin and death and to restore the relationship that man was supposed to have with God from the very beginning. Saying or translating Ephesians 1:4 with the phrase, "from the very beginning" isn't accurate. A savior wasn't needed until after Adam and Eve sinned, not before or at the beginning of creation. For you or anyone to say that Adam and Eve needed to be saved at the time of creation is wrong or in error.
    2. JesusLovesYou
    3. JesusLovesYou
      Whoever belongs to Christ has this hope.
  2. BARNEY BRIGHT
    The Only True God Jehovah is a God of purpose. We should ask ourselves why did God create the physical universe which would include Earth and all life on it. After God created mankind he told them to be fruitful and fill the Earth and subdue it at Genesis 1:28. What was Gods purpose in Telling Adam and Eve that? At Matthew 6:10 Jesus teaches his disciples to pray saying, "Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon the Earth." So is the will of Jehovah God for heaven, is it to be a loving environment and where no one gets sick and die? Where everyone has a nice home.

    Wasn't it Gods purpose for Earth all along when he put man on it that mankind was to fill the Earth with sinless righteous people who would never get sick and die, he would never grow old and die? God wanted mankind to live on a paradise Earth.
    Do you think that we will ever live in a paradise? Doesn't Jehovah tells us whatever he purposes it will happen? (Isaiah 46:9-11; 55:11) Yes, he will do what he has purposed, and nothing will stop him. Jehovah says that he created the earth for a reason. He “did not create it simply for nothing.” (Isaiah 45:18) He wants people to live all over the earth. What kind of people does God want to live here, and for how long? The Bible says: “The righteous [or, obedient] will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.”—Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:3, 4.

    So when it comes to making disciples, we have to keep that Messianic Kingdom in mind since that's the means how Jehovah God through Jesus Christ is going to undo everything that serpent Satan has done, including what he did in Eden.