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The Relevance of Jesus’ Last Words

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Mary Magdalene knew she could not ignore the pressing weight on her heart to be at the tomb. She quickly called on her namesake, Mary, who willingly obliged. Her joy knew no bounds at the revelation of what had happened at the tomb. “Now I see the reason for the uneasiness in my heart, alas! Jesus (My Lord) is risen!”, she thought to herself as she ran to proclaim the good news to the disciples.

The eleven sat in a room with heaviness of heart reflected in their sad countenance. However at the sight of the master, amidst the doubts, their countenance was transformed in a flash as they listened to the master,e their hearts burning within them. One command resonated in their hearts and became their driving force after His ascension to heaven. What has come to be known as THE GREAT COMMISSION. It was a command to go tell the world the good news of all they had witnessed. The good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; redeeming humanity from sin.

The disciples embarked on their missionary journies, preaching the gospel of Jesus and obeying His instructions from the Great Commission. They carried out the instruction to the letter: from Phillip preaching to the Ethiopian eunuch on his way to Gaza, to God granting the gift of repentance to the Gentiles at Joppa as well as raising Tabitha from the dead and to Antioch where the disciples were first called Christians. Not to mention the numerous journeys of the Apostle Paul all centered on fulfilling the Great Commission. 

In 1 Timothy 2 vs 4 God’s desire is clearly stated. It is that “all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth”.  This is our collective mandate as Christians. It is our responsibility to obey The Great Commission and bring the heart desire of our Father to pass. 

Now more than ever, we need to carry out Jesus’ mandate of reaching the unsaved.

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