The great commission is to disciple the nations – Part 1
Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptising 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”
The Great commission is Christ’ last charge to His church, and it is gratifying to note that we have done the best we can, to fulfil this glorious commission.
However, with the exception of seasonal periods of Divine interventions (called Revivals), the results of all our efforts, have at the best, fallen short of the labour that has been expended, particularly as we move to the close of the age and satanic resistance against the salvation of souls has intensified.
All the signs of Matthew chapter 24 have been fulfilled, with the exception of verse 14, which has to do with the church. It reads:
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come.”
This scripture speaks about the gospel of the Kingdom that will be preached in worldwide power evangelism to usher in the second coming of Jesus.
Power evangelism is the evangelism that can win the world for Christ. This is the evangelism that demonstrates the Kingdom’s power over satanic darkness. Power evangelism is the invasion of the palace of the “strongman” by anointed sons” who have obtained “stature” in God and are ready to impose the AUTHORITY OF THE GOSPEL over the “NATIONS” by:
• Overcoming and dethroning territorial powers.
• Taking away their armour.
• Dividing the spoils (harvest of souls).
It is absolutely difficult and frustrating to divide the spoils (harvest of souls) without effective strategies to neutralise the strongman holding the people in bondage, and this has been responsible for the low level of evangelical success in our labours, as well as the intellectual/soulish conversions that bring a lot of unregenerated people into the church. Moses could not bring the people of Israel out of bondage in Egypt until he neutralised and disarm Pharaoh, who was the strongman that held the people in bondage.
Jesus said in Matt. 12:29 “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house”.
Satan is the strong man holding the people in bondage. Jesus said it is absolutely difficult to set the captives free, except we neutralise/disarm the strongman. The kingdom of darkness is a highly organised kingdom with principalities, powers, territorial spirits and ancestral spirits appointed over nations, cities, towns and communities to keep people in bondage and harden their hearts against the gospel.
The Lord Jesus Christ is living true to His promise, which says: “At evening time there shall be light (Zech 14:7). As we stand on the threshold of the fulfilment of Matthew 24:14, God is bringing fresh light concerning the Great Commission that will “hasten unto the coming of the day of God” (2 Peter 3:1 2).
… to be continued next week.
We invite you to attend the Fellowship of Wise-Master Builders (FEWIMAB) on Saturday August 3rd, 2019 at the Maranatha Dome of FOBIM, Opp. KAAB Filling Station, Abiola Way, towards Leme, Ijeun Titun Abeokuta by 10.00am. Theme: “SHOW THE HOUSE TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL” (Ezekiel 43:10). Lunch will be served. The Grace of the Wise-Master Builder will surely fall upon your life to build for God as you come.
For more information, please call 08037253604 or 07034495177.
Bro. Kunle Adigun, Friends of the Bridegroom International Ministries (FOBIM)
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