Welcome to today’s devotional, “The Great Commission.” As followers of Christ, we are entrusted with a significant responsibility – to spread the message of God’s love and salvation to the ends of the earth.
This divine calling, often referred to as the Great Commission, is a mandate for all believers.
Key Takeaway from The Great Commission
- The Great Commission is a divine calling for all believers to spread the message of God’s love and salvation, and make disciples of all nations.
Anchor Bible Verse of the Day
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.Acts 1:8 (NKJV)
Acts 1:8 conveys Jesus’ words to His disciples before ascending to heaven. He promises them the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling them to be His witnesses not only in their immediate surroundings but to the farthest corners of the world.
This verse is a powerful reminder of the divine empowerment that believers receive through the Holy Spirit to fulfill the Great Commission.
- You shall receive power: The divine empowerment provided by the Holy Spirit.
- You shall be witnesses to Me: The role of believers as ambassadors of Christ, spreading His message.
Reflection on The Great Commission
The Great Commission is a sacred duty, a divine calling for all who believe in Christ. We are entrusted with the responsibility of sharing the gospel, not only in our local communities but to the farthest corners of the earth.
Acts 1:8 emphasizes the significance of divine empowerment through the Holy Spirit for this purpose.
As we reflect on this vital commission, we find that our role as believers is not limited to our immediate surroundings alone. Our mission is global. It’s about making disciples of all nations, transcending boundaries, religions, and languages, and sharing the message of God’s love and salvation.
Just as Jesus empowered His disciples with the Holy Spirit, we too have received this divine enablement.
In taking on this great commission, we are not alone, for the Holy Spirit equips us with wisdom, boldness, and the ability to communicate the gospel effectively. It’s a partnership with the divine.
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus explicitly outlines the Great Commission:
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, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.
Since there’s a saying that “charity begins at home”, let’s also check to see if, within our immediate family, someone needs to hear the message of salvation.
Today, let’s embrace our role in fulfilling the Great Commission. It begins with our willingness to be witnesses, not only through our words but also through our actions.
May our lives reflect the love and teachings of Christ.
Call to Action
Today, reach out to someone who may not have heard the gospel and share the message of God’s love and salvation. Your willingness to be a witness can make an eternal impact in someone’s life.
Prayer Points for Today
- Divine Empowerment: Pray for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit’s power to be an effective witness.
- Open Hearts: Ask God to prepare the hearts of those who will hear the gospel.
- Boldness: Pray for courage to fulfill the Great Commission with unwavering faith.
Our Father, we thank you for the divine calling of the Great Commission. Empower us with your Holy Spirit to be effective witnesses, sharing the message of your love and salvation with the world.
May we fulfill this sacred duty with courage and love.
In Jesus’ mighty and precious name, we pray. Amen.
My prayer for you today: Father, may Your Holy Spirit prompt us and give us what to say when we meet those who have to hear your message of salvation.