Luke – The Great Commission for Christians
(Passage: Luke 9)
Jesus Christ charged his disciples to preach the gospel to all people. Christ sent out his disciples to preach; he also empowered them with the Holy Spirit to prosper in their spiritual activities. The followers of Jesus Christ will perform signs and wonders to bear witness to their gospel evangelism.
“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick” (Luke 9:1-3).
The Name of Jesus Is Effective for Evangelism
Christians to take advantage of the authority consisted in the name of Jesus Christ to preach the effective gospel, and prosper. Our obedience will make a significant impact for the kingdom of God.
Jesus, the Son of God has the highest authority that ever existed. The scripture expressed the magnitude of Jesus’ power and said,
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
Jesus Christ shared his power privilege with his followers. He said,
“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; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen! (Matthew 28:19-20).
Prayer of Grace to Preach Gospel and Expand God’s Kingdom
What a wonderful power that Jesus possesses! I attach myself with this power, and I am determined to use it to a full extent. I receive God’s power to preach the gospel and prosper for God’s kingdom. I also receive God’s grace by faith to demonstrate spiritual gifts needed to populate God’s kingdom. Please God empower me to remain faithful to you! For Jesus’ name, I have prayed. Amen.