The Great Commission

Karen Pirtle

“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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age” Matthew 27:19-20.

What does this actually mean? Well, in Perspectives we learned that “all nations” doesn’t really mean all countries. Nations means a community of people with the same language. That being said, the Great Commission just got a whole lot harder. Almost seemingly impossible.

We just returned from a trip to East Asia, where there are hundreds of “Nations” within. We were in areas where there are ZERO believers. I think that is hard to comprehend, living in a nation built on Christian principles. We met people that have never heard of Jesus – ever. They don’t even have the word in their language that could be translated.

And yet, there are some villages, because of praying believers, that have now heard the truth. They continue to say “yes” to what they are hearing. Some have even believed in Jesus and have been baptized. That my friends is the power of prayer, to a loving God that does not want even one to parish.

As believers we have a difficult task ahead of us, but praying together as one will delight the Father and give us the desires of our hearts to see the Nations become disciples.

We are all called to pray. Some will also be called to give and some to go.

Will you say “yes” to the Father today?  

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