Posted by: peebles | May 1, 2014

Matthew 28:19 (NIV) ~ Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.

Jesus, at the end of the Book of Matthew, gives every Christian a clear directive, “Go!” The word, “go” is an action word meaning “to proceed forward”. In a race, the athlete’s will all stand in line ready for the word, “Go”. Or, when you pull up at a set of traffic lights, you wait patiently for the green light to come on to tell you to “go”. Here in the Book of Matthew, Jesus has given every believer the green light to “go”. Jesus did not say, “Go form a committee and see what you think about this.” Someone once said, “If Moses had formed a committee, he would have never left Egypt.” Here, Jesus simply said, “Go and make disciples of all nations.”

We can spend so much time debating and tossing an idea from left to right. We can argue the ins and outs of something. We can even lay as many fleeces as we want but, the truth of the matter is, we can be caught like a rabbit in the head lights, like a fox trapped in the fowler’s snare, so caught up looking at things that we cannot see what is beyond our situation. Or we get ready to run and all of a sudden are caught up fumbling with the starting blocks and never really get going. Yes, it takes courage to step out in faith, but we can miss so much by doing so little. There is wisdom in praying about something and talking it over with Godly men and women, so they can support you and cover you in prayer, however we can be caught up in the paralysis of analysis, always analyzing things, and sometimes over analyzing, until we are paralyzed by the size of the task ahead. Our eyes wander from the word of God and His vision, His promise for our lives, to the point that we can miss our calling to be involved in an end time harvest. We can be so caught up in the paralysis of analysis always worrying about things, about the cost, about how we are going to do it, rather than stepping out in faith and trusting God.

We can be so absorbed with a self-centered attitude that we miss the bigger picture. We are constantly chasing other people’s anointing and other people’s blessings that we do not spend time developing our own time of intimacy before the Lord. When God sent the manna on the Earth for the people of Israel, they got up early in the morning to be fed. They gathered enough for that day, and then they had to do it all again for the next day and so on.  We cannot live in yesterday’s blessing; yesterday’s manna will not sustain us. We have to get up and get the blessing of the Lord for ourselves. We can also be caught up in seeking the will of God for own life, even almost begging other men and woman of God, “Does God have a word for me? What is God saying to you about me?”  We, sometimes then, can become so introverted that we spend all our time seeking the will of God, rather than doing it, and just taking God at His word and doing the things that Jesus did. Those who are doing the will of God are overtaking those seeking His will.

Whatever God has called you to, do it! He has not asked your next-door neighbor, or the person you work beside, or the person who you sit next to at school to do it, but you. God has chosen you, because He believes in you. God is a God of plan and purpose. It is God who equips you for the task ahead. If He has called you, He will anoint and appoint you. Men and woman of faith are men and woman of action. Doing it is just doing it.

My friend, we can all sit down at the table and talk things over, but the when it comes to the crunch; we have to rise up and do something. We can all pray for things to happen, but let us rise up from our knees and prayer and put our belief in the powerful word and promise of God, into action. It is good to seek God in prayer, but if things are going to get done, as God desires, then we must get up and “put feet to our prayers”.

For years, I had talked about running a 10km race for charity. All I did was talk about it, and say to whoever would listen, “One day I will run the 10km race for charity,” but I had to do something about it in order for it to happen.  I had to get up one day and say, “It starts today, this is the turning point, I want to run that race and win my prize.” We can all just sit about in the comfort of our own churches and talk about winning souls and building our churches, but there must come a day when we say, “It starts today, this is the turning point. Today I will get up for the fresh manna, today I will arise and go in His name to win the lost, today I will help build the church by doing the works of Jesus, today is my day to just step out in faith and do the will of God.”

Let us, therefore, rise up and take the word of God from our text for today from Matthew 28:19 (NIV), “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,” and let us, “Go in His name and make disciple of all nations.”

For years, I had talked about running a 10km race for charity. All I did was talk about it, and say to whoever would listen, “One day I will run the 10km race for charity,” but I had to do something about it in order for it to happen.  I had to get up one day and say, “It starts today, this is the turning point, I want to run that race and win my prize.” We can all just sit about in the comfort of our own churches and talk about winning souls and building our churches, but there must come a day when we say, “It starts today, this is the turning point. Today I will get up for the fresh manna, today I will arise and go in His name to win the lost, today I will help build the church by doing the works of Jesus, today is my day to just step out in faith and do the will of God.”

Let us, therefore, rise up and take the word of God from our text for today from Matthew 28:19 (NIV), “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,” and let us, “Go in His name and make disciple of all nations.”

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: