18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
For anybody who is saved, and questions their purpose, they need to look no further. We have eternity promised to us, an eternal relationship in Heaven. Jesus in Matthew does not give us the option, but gives us the command, to reach the nations. In verse 18, Jesus declares all authority or power is given me. The Greek word here is Exousia, meaning power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases. The whole universe is under the authority of Jesus, we go forward as His ambassadors in a lost world.
However, we just don’t go forward, we go forward in His power and authority. Before Christ departed he specifically told His disciples to remain in Jerusalem, until they received power or Dunamis from heaven, literally Holy Spirit dynamite. This power comes from the Holy Spirit, giving us the ability to accomplish the impossible.
8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
When we are under the power and influence of the Sprit, we have the access to the authority of Christ, we go forward with His authority and Power. We have to remember, its not about us, we are operating under the authority and power of Christ. We represent the authority of Heaven on this earth, representing the king of the universe. We have the Holy Spirit as our guarantee, proving our pedigree to earthly powers.
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