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The American Dream

December 11, 2012

The minute Christian’s start neglecting that the Great Commission is a part of the gospel they accepted is the very minute that they start thinking the great commission is. Happens to me all of the time!

If the Great Commission is not for us then does that mean that God doesn’t care about our friends but only cares about the friends of people who were given the gift of evangelism?
If the Great Commission isn’t for us then why did Jesus say:

Matthew 28

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

If he said that disciples are to be taught to obey everything he commanded the apostles and he literally was commanding the apostles to go make disciples as he said this then why are all disciples not supposed to go and make disciples as well? I think most Christians don’t know what discipleship means today.

If the Great Commission is not for us then why did Paul say this in Ephesians 1:

18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

If we literally have been given the same power God used when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his own right hand then what are we supposed to do with it? He gave it to us to use it to bless our friends and family with the gospel.

Please join with me in this journey as a disciple and stop believing in the American Dream. We have incomparable power and we are meant to use it! We can see men like Job who were extremely blessed and held onto nothing they had. Having things is not wrong but in America we often hold onto things without realizing it. Hold onto the gospel that saved you and I. I hope together we can bring this great gospel to the world through the power God has given us. Our friends and family will be so blessed by this message of salvation. They will perish for eternity without it though. The American Dream is only a good thing if this is our only good life but our life in the future is better and gets way better if we follow God and truly seek obedience in these things.

I struggle so much to do this but he gave us the power to do it so if we don’t give up he will bring about the necessary changes in us for us to be bearers of the gospel and even disciplers! God bless you

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