Re:Verse passage – Matthew 28:18-20(day five) “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth… and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Jesus’ last words on earth are mind blowing. God’s Kingdom is to include disciples from all nations. Outside the box. Different than first thought. Daunting. Intimidating. Revolutionary. The largest vision and mission. What would you think? What would you feel? What questions would you have?
Jesus wants His disciples to know 2 things as they process His command. First, He wants them to know “How big He is” (authority). Only a powerful and sovereign God could make this demand. We will never be on mission in a location outside His authority. Second, He wants them to know “How close He will be” (intimacy). We will never be on this mission alone. God won’t be just near us, He promises to be with us. Only a personal and relational God could make this demand.