Commissioning of the disciples to APOSTLES By Jesus
It just struck me how simple Jesus made it for us to do mission.
1) He gave us power and authority to heal and deliver V1
And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority
over all demons and to cure diseases,
2) He sent us to preach the Gospel and again to heal V2
and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
3) Do mission by faith – rely on the Lords provision V3-5
And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
Conclusion – we must Go into all the world – villages, towns, our office, the next door neighbour and again to do what?
To Preach the Gospel and Heal the sick.
And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. (Luke 9:1-6 ESV)
Isn’t it wonderful how simple this it is. We haven’t got an excuse really have we.
How can you step out and step into this. I believe everyone has responsibility to be an apostle in their own place.
We say we want to be Christ’s disciples but then shirk off the going part. We must Go for Christ!
Be blessed and hopefully also challenged.