Pastor Segun Obadje

Obeying the Great Commission

2 Corinthians 5:18

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.”

Matthew 28:18

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

Our reconciliation to God by Jesus Christ comes with the ministry of reconciliation. At new birth, not only does the believer enjoy the blessing of salvation from sin and all its consequences, he also receives the responsibility or ministry to bring others into the same blessing that has changed his life. This ministry is known as the ministry of reconciliation, and obeying the Great Commission that Jesus Christ the Lord gave to believers to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, is the beginning of it.

The Great Commission is great because it is a charge that the Lord gave to us His disciples, and it borders on saving the eternal souls of men from eternal destruction. Hence, every true disciple of Jesus must take it with seriousness and utmost diligence. God has committed the eternal destinies of souls to us to rescue them from eternal damnation. This is a noble and most sensitive ministry. We must not take it with levity at all. It is trust of the purest and highest form conferred on us by God. Therefore we must give ourselves to this noble task with skillfulness and all diligence.

We all have the ministry of reconciliation. We all have a part to play in this holy calling of reaping the harvest of the souls of men unto the Lord. God is depending on you to go out there and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ by employing and deploying available skills and opportunity to tell the untold that Jesus died for their sins and rose again for their justification. This is what obeying the Great Commission is all about; going all out to reach people with the Word of God, connecting the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I commit myself to preaching and living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ for which I have been chosen to be a blessing to my world. I obey the Great Commission with everything I am and I have in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

Further Meditation: Mark 16:15-20; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.