Have you ever stopped and really thought about the Great Commission? Jesus commands us to do the impossible! We are called to make disciples, of ALL nations. We aren’t just called to teach the nations about Jesus or his teachings, but to teach them to observe ALL things that he commanded. We cannot force them to obey Christ’s commands, or even convince people to become his disciples. It’s impossible to change people’s hearts, and I wouldn’t even know how to begin systematically going to ALL the nations.
This is the reason why Jesus surrounded his Great Commission on either side with promises. Jesus wants us to trust him for strength and live in the assurance that he is always with us. That’s why he says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me,” and “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” As with every command in God’s Word, faith comes first, then effort. Will you join his Great Mission with faith-fueled, love-filled, determined obedience?