I know you have heard the words, The gift that keeps giving. In my opinion, the reality and practicality of that is a beautiful thing. But I have realized that there is an in-depth version of this when it has a ripple effect.
If a receiver of a gift, gifts someone and that person gifts another, then a cycle is formed – Think about it too, how better will the world be.
This is the perfect illustration of what the life Jesus gives us does. He gave us the gift of salvation so that we can give it to others. This is not an assumption. He clearly stated this in His final words to us.
The final words – His Love Note to us.
The Love Note in the Great Commission
Matthew 28:16-20 (GNV)
“Go then to all people everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the HolySpirit”. Said the Man nailed on the cross for debts (sin) he did not owe, to his disciples (who represent every Christian in the world today), even though some doubted.
The Great Commission according to this scripture is the sharing of the gospel Jesus came to give every man on earth. After His disciples have experienced what it means to know Jesus and walk with Him, Jesus asked that they give everyone in the world the opportunity to experience the Love they have come to know.
Jesus said to people everywhere i.e. no limit was given as to the kind of people to hear the word. It was not limited to tribe or race or even action because Jesus died for the debts(sin) we all owed.
In simple words, the Love He has given them should not end with them. They need to pass it on to as many people as possible.
What is Needed?
Luke 10: 1 – 12 (TPT)
“Now, off you go! I am sending you out even though you fall as vulnerable as lambs going into a pack of wolves. You won’t need to take anything with you. Trust in God alone. And don’t get distracted from my purpose by anyone you might meet along the way”
This statement was made by Jesus when He sent out the nervous Seventy-two. Jesus knew how hostile life can be, especially when one is trying to give His impeccable Love to another but He assured the Seventy-two that the trust in God is all they need.
This scripture is not for Missionaries on the field alone, it is also for you. As you make effort to be a part of the Great Commission, life will want to try you but all you need is to trust in God. He is the ALL that you need.
The Master’s Love Note to you is what we need to make the world a better place. He has even equipped you with all the Love you need to live out His Love to others.
He has given you a guide – tell ALL the people, baptize them and disciple them.
What are you doing with the Master’s Love Note to you?
Who are you passing this Love Note to?