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18 The Great Commission

 


THE GREAT COMMISSION.

 

Written by Kenneth Allan Clark, and published by Victorious Christian Ministries International.

Copyright © 2002, 2015.



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Suggested readings, Matthew 28:18 – 20, Mark 16:15 – 18 & Luke 24:45 – 49.

 

Almost 2,000 years ago, before Jesus Christ ascended to God the Father, he had the eleven disciples climb a mountain in Galilee. There Jesus spoke to them, giving them the Great Commission. This Great Commission was not just for the apostles, the first disciples of Jesus Christ, it was for the Church, for all Jesus Christ disciples, both then, now, and until He comes again at the end of this age.

 

 

How long did it take for Jesus Christ to give His disciples the Great Commission? And how long did it take Jesus to explain the Great Commission? Well if one were to read Matthew’s account of the Great Commission, it would take about 20 seconds. If you add to this Mark’s and Luke’s accounts, maybe it would take a minute. Do you honestly believe that the giving of the all-important Great Commission by Jesus Christ to His disciples only took one minute? Of cause you don’t!

 

 

Matthew, Mark and Luke have each taken what Jesus said and condensed it down to three topical headings of what they considered to be the main topics of the Great Commission. Then when one looks at these three groups of topical headings, one can see that the three sets either follow on or add to the topical headings of the previous writer.

 

 

So Matthew’s first topical heading of the Great Commission is:

 

 

Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations (Matthew 28:19).

 

 

But let us go back a verse in Matthew’s account and also look at Luke’s account of when Jesus Christ first sent out the twelve.

 

 

 

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me, in the sky and on earth. 19 Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations,

 

 

Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

 

 

The sky refers to the spiritual realm in the air all around us and in the sky. In most English Versions of the Bible this spiritual realm in the air all around us is called heaven. To have power and authority over all devils, is to have power and authority in the sky. To have power and authority over diseases, is the have power and authority on earth.

 

 

What so ever you bind on earth, shall be bound in the spiritual realm of the sky. What so ever you loose on earth shall be loosed in the sky (Matthew 18:18-19).

 

 

The word “disciple” means to teach and train. 2,000 years ago a teacher would teach and train his disciples by example to be just like him in every way.

 


The best example we have of the relationship between a teacher and his disciple, and how it works to produce a disciple who is like his teacher in every way, is the relationship between God the Father and The Son of God. How did God the Father train and teach Jesus Christ? By living his life as an example for his Son Jesus Christ to imitate and follow.

 

 

It says in  

 

John 5:19 Then Jesus answered saying unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things so ever he does, these also does the Son likewise.

 

 

God the Father set an example for His Son Jesus to follow, and the Son did nothing unless He saw the Father do it first. Then the Son would do the things He had seen His Father do.

 

 

John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, when you have lifted up the Son of man, then you shall know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things.

 

 

In plain English, Jesus spoke only what God the Father had taught Him to speak.

 

 

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

 

 

God the Son did only those things that pleased the Father. Jesus did not live to please Himself; He lived to please the Father.

 

 

In John 5:30 it says:

 

 

I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me.

 

 

Man has long struggled to define what is sin? And what is living justly? What is sin? Sin is living to please one’s self and seeking to fulfil one’s own will. What is living justly? Living justly is living to please God the Father and seeking to fulfil God’s will.

 

 

God the Father taught and trained His own Son, by living His life as an example that His Son could follow, and Jesus Christ became the perfect example of a disciple. As God’s disciple, Jesus only did that which He first saw the Father do (John 5:19). Jesus only spoke the things the Father taught Him to speak (John 8:28). Jesus always did those things that pleased God the Father (John 8:29). Jesus did not seek to do His own will, but the will of God the Father (John 5:30).

 

 

How did Jesus Christ train and teach His disciples? He taught them by making His life an example for His disciples to follow. For example: When Jesus Christ taught His disciples the importance of serving one another, He washed their feet. Then He said:

 

 

John 13:15 “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”

 

 

God the Father taught God the Son by example, so that God the Son would be just like God the Father. Jesus Christ taught His disciples by example, so they would be just like God the Father and God the Son. Then Jesus commissions His disciples to go and do likewise.

 

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations.”

 

 

Paul writes to the Corinthians: “Be you imitators of me, even as I am also of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). Later he writes to Timothy. “Be you an example for the faithful, in word, in conversation, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).

 

 

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we have been taught by example to be like Jesus Christ, and we have been commissioned by Jesus Christ to teach by example people of all nations to be like Christ, beginning right where we are.

 

 

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me, in the sky and on earth. 19 Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations,”

 

 

When was Jesus Christ given all power and authority in the sky and on earth? At the time of his baptism in water for repentance, he was both anointed with the Holy Spirit and power.

 

 

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37 That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

 

 

John preached repent and be baptized in water for the deliverance from sin, and as Jesus Christ was being baptized, God the Father declared Jesus to be his Son, and anointed him with the Holy Spirit and power (Matthew 3:17 & Luke 3:22). By doing this Jesus Christ set an example that we should follow.  

 

 

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the deliverance from sin; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Acts 1:8 You shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

 

Luke 24:47 And that repentance for the deliverance from sin should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Acts 2:38) 48 And you are witnesses of these things. 49 Look and see, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are clothed with power from on high.

 


Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me, in the sky and on earth. 19 Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, look and see, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

 

Matthew second topical heading:

 

“Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (We will catch up on baptism, when we look at Mark’s topical headings for the Great Commission.)

 

 

Matthew third topical heading:

 

 

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, look and see, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (This is a broad topical heading, which covers the need to teach any future disciples to observe all things Jesus had commanded His first disciples, along with the promise that He, Jesus would always be with His disciples.)

 

 

So to Mathew, the main thrust of the Great Commission is to teach people of all nations, by our good example in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith and in purity, to become like God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour in all they say and do. But before this can happen, there first needs to be in us a great transformation, as we turn from our former disobedience and lust of the world, so that we can become holy as God is holy. The apostle Peter puts it this way.

 

 

1Peter 1:14 As obedient children, not conforming yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of behaviour; 16 Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

 

 

While Paul writes:

 

 

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 

 

I believe by now, some of you are beginning to see the problem. Or should I say the bad news. The bad news is, if we were to go to all the world to make disciples, just by being a good example and by teaching people to live Christ like lives, no matter how long and hard we were to work at it, we would fail to make one single disciple.

 

 

Why? Because, before anyone can become like Jesus Christ, they must first be born again, and before anyone can be born again, they must first hear the preaching of the good news and believe. In 1 Corinthians 1:21, Paul tells us, that it is through the foolishness of the preaching, that those who believe will be delivered.

 

 

It is not enough to teach people to live good and godly lives; no one will ever be delivered from sin by living a good and godly life. For no matter how good we may be, we will never be delivered from sin by good works.

 


God says
 
Isaiah 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing and all our just deeds are as a period pad; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our sins, like the wind, have taken us away.

 

 

But later Paul writes to the Romans, that there is now a justification from God apart from living a good and Godly life. A justification that is from God through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe (Romans 3:21 – 22).

 

 

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

 

 

This is good news, that we may be justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

 

 

This brings us to Mark’s first topical heading:

 

 

Mark 16:15 - - - - - - “Go into the world and preach the good news to every creature.”

 

 

Every creature, meaning all mankind of all nations.

 

 

Then Luke in his first topical heading tells us what the good news is, that we are to go and preach.

 

 

Luke 24:47 and repentance and deliverance from sin should be preached in His name to all nations beginning at Jerusalem.

 

 

What we are to preach can be broken down into two points.

 

 

1: Repentance.

 

 

2: Deliverance from sin in the name of Jesus Christ.

 

 

Repentance: Repentance is making the choice to turn from sin to living justly. What is sin? Sin is rebellion against God, by living to please one’s self and seeking to fulfil one’s own will.

 

The key word here is seeking. Are you seeking to please yourself and seeking to fulfil your own will? If so, no matter how good you are, you are living in rebellion against God which is sin. Or are you seeking to please God and seeking to fulfil God’s will? If so, no matter how far short of the mark you fall, in God’s eyes you are living justly.

 

The deliverance from sin: When sin becomes a habit it holds you and/or binds you. But through Jesus Christ we are delivered from sin, as God takes our sin and cast it away from us, so that they can never be brought up against us anymore.

 

Psalm 103:10 – 12 puts deliverance from sin this way.

 

Note: Rebellion against God is sin.

 


Psalm 103:10 He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor punished us according to our evil faults. 11 For as the sky is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear Him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our rebellion from us. 13 Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.

 

 

In a legal court of law, one can only be charged on the evidence that is presented. On the day that we stand before the judgment seat of God, as we all will one day. God will not be able to find guilty those whom He has delivered from sin. Why? Because He has taken all the evidence of all their rebellion and thrown it all away, so that nothing can be brought against them anymore.

 

 

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the good news to every creature. 16 He that has faith and is baptized shall be delivered; but he that believes not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that have faith; in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 they shall take up snakes; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

 

Mark’s second topical heading is:

 

 

Mark 16:16 He that has faith and is baptized shall be delivered; but he that believes not shall be damned.

 

 

It is not enough to just make the choice to turn from sin to living justly. We must be willing to publicly confess our sins and declare our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. God’s chosen way for the repentant sinner to do these things is by a public baptism by immersion in water.

 

 

Mark 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the deliverance from sins. 5 Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

 

 

Later Jesus came preaching “repent and have faith in the good news” (Mark 1:15) and His disciples baptized those who repented and had faith in the good news (John 4:1 – 2).

 

 

Then on the day of Pentecost Peter preaches:

 

 

Acts 2:38 - - - - - - - “Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Then 3,000 who had faith to believe, repented and were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and they were delivered from sin. Or as Mark would say, “He that has faith and is baptized shall be delivered; but he that believes not shall be damned.” Peter in his preaching also adds this promise. All who faith to believe the good news, repent and are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38 – 39).

 

 

In order to fully understand what is going on here, we need to side step for a minute, and look at the example Jesus set for us to follow. Remember, what the disciple sees the teacher do, so the disciple does likewise. Thus in time, the disciple becomes like the teacher in every way.

 

 

Mark 1:9 It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the sky parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. 11 Then a voice came from sky, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

 

 

Apart from being baptized, two very important things happened to Jesus Christ that day.

 

1: Jesus received the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

2: Jesus was publicly declared by God the Father to be His beloved Son.

 

 

Yes, I know many Christians in recent years have received the gift of The Holy Spirit, and a few even the power of the Holy Spirit, without first going through the waters of baptism. But if we follow the example that Jesus Christ gave us to follow, we have God’s Word that He will pour out His Spirit upon all who hear the good news, have faith to believe, repent and go through the waters of baptism, that they will all receive the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Is it not better that we do it the way Jesus taught us to do it? Is it not better that all those we disciple in the name of Jesus Christ receive the gift of The Holy Spirit, not just many? Is it not better that they all receive the power of the Holy Spirit, not just a few?

 

 

Peter knew that it is always better for us to follow Jesus Christ example. That is why on the day of Pentecost, Peter preached:

 

 

Acts 2:38 - - - - - - - “Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the deliverance from sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Behold, the sons of God.

 

 

(This subject is covered more fully in my booklet “The Only Begotten Son of God.)

 

 

It was at the baptism of Jesus Christ, that God the Father first publicly declared Jesus Christ to be His Son (Mark 1:11). It is also at our baptism that God the Father first publicly declares us to be His sons (Galatians 3:26-27).

 

 

For a Jew, being publicly declared by your father to be his son was very important. For from the moment that the father publicly declared, “this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased,” all that belonged to the father now belonged to the son, and also all the authority that the father had, the son now had (Galatians 4:1-20.

 

 

Jesus Christ, who is our example, never did any mighty works until after He went through a public baptism of repentance; for it was at His baptism of repentance that Jesus Christ received the authority that comes with being publicly declared to be The Son of God. Also it was at His baptism that Jesus Christ was anointed with the Holy Spirit and power.

 


Peter preached;  

 

 

Acts 10:37 “That word you know, which was declared throughout all Judea and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him”


    
It was not because Jesus Christ was God that He was able to do good and heal the sick. No, Jesus gave up His equality with God to become like us (Phil 2:6 – 7). The reason why Jesus could do mighty works, was because at His baptism God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with Him. Likewise, when we go through the waters of baptism, God anoints us with the Holy Spirit and power, and then we can also go about doing good and healing the sick, for God is with us.

 

 

The first topical heading of the Great Commission is “Go make disciples.” In other words, go make people just like Jesus Christ in every way, people who do the things that Jesus did. Jesus Christ did mighty works, including the casting out of demons and healing the sick, and He said that we would do greater works than He (John 14:12). And that is what Mark’s next topical heading is all about.

 

 

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 they shall take up snakes; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

 

Luke’s second topical heading is:

 

 

Luke 24:48 “And you are witnesses of these things.”

 

 

I can say, “Yes! I am a witness of these things.” I have seen disciples of Jesus Christ cast out demons and heal the sick. And in the name of Jesus Christ I to have cast out demons and healed the sick. I am a witness of these things.

 

 

Luke’s third topical heading is:

 

 

Luke 24:49 “Look and see, I send you the Promise of My Father upon you; but wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.”

 

 

What is this Promise and this power? It is the gift of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ did not begin His earthly ministry, until He had received the Holy Spirit and power. And here Jesus is saying, don’t you go and try to carry out the Great Commission until you have received the Holy Spirit and power.

 

 

Without the Holy Spirit and power, Jesus Christ could never be like God. Without the Holy Spirit and power, the apostles could never be like Jesus Christ. And without the Holy Spirit and power, we can never be like Jesus Christ.

 

 

What is the purpose of the Church?

 


The purpose of the Church is to carry out the Great Commission, to make disciples, to preach the good news of repentance for the deliverance from sin in the name of Jesus Christ. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow them who believe:

 

 

In the name of Jesus Christ they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up snakes; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and the sick will recover (Mark 16:15 – 18).

 


Note on baptisms.

 

 

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of the laying on of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal damnation. 3 And this will we do, if God permit.

 

 

Included in the foundational doctrines of Christ, “the doctrine of baptisms.” However, does not the Scripture say there is one baptism?

 

 

Ephesians 4:4  For there is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

 

 

How come the foundation doctrines of Christ speak of “the doctrine of baptisms,” when there is only one baptism?

 

Let us look at the baptism of Jesus Christ; after all he set an example for us to follow.

 

Jesus Christ was baptized was only baptized the once, but that one baptism included many baptisms.

 

 

Mark 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the deliverance from sins. 5 Then all the land of Judea and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. - - - -

 

And John declared

 

 

Mark 1:8 truly I have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 9 And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the sky opened and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from the sky, saying, "You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

 

 

So on the day Jesus Christ was baptized he was baptized into water by John in the River Jorden, Jesus Christ was also baptized with the Holy Spirit.
    

But there is more, at his baptism, Jesus Christ was symbolically baptized into to his death and baptized into Christ.

 


According to God’s word, we who are baptized into Jesus Christ, are baptized into his death.

 

 

Romans 6:3 Know you not, that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that just as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall also be in the likeness of his resurrection:

 

 

Symbolically at his baptism, Jesus Christ was baptized into his death.

 

 

And in being raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, God the Son was symbolically baptized into God the Father.

 

 

Ephesians 4:4   For there is one body (the Church), and One Spirit (The Holy Spirit), even as you are called in one hope of your calling (the deliverance of our soul [1 Peter 1:9]); 5 One Lord (and deliverer, the Lord Jesus Christ), one faith (in the blood of Jesus Christ), one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all (God the Father of all who by faith to believe in deliverance through the blood of Jesus),  (God) who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

 

 

In this passage we have One Spirit, One Lord and One God and Father, The Holy Trinity. And there is one baptism. Whether we understand it or not, when we are baptized into Christ, we are baptized into the Holy Trinity.

 

 

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

 

 

CAN ONE BE DELIVERED FROM SIN AND DEATH, WITHOUT BEING BAPTIZED?

 

 

A question I am often asked is, “Do I believe one can be delivered from sin and death, without being baptized?” To this I must say, “I believe that one, by the grace and mercy of God, can be delivered without being baptized.” For proof of this we need look no further than the criminal on the cross, who cried out to Jesus Christ.

 

 

Luke 23:42 “Lord, remember me when you come into Your kingdom.” 43 And Jesus said to him, “Surely, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

 

 

All this man was required to do in order to receive deliverance from sin and death, was to publicly acknowledge Jesus Christ as his Lord and King. He was never baptized, and he never did any good works. Yet it is written:

 

 

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been delivered through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God. 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

 

 

Clearly, although it is by grace we are delivered from sin and not by good works, God does expect us to do good works, works which He has prepared beforehand for us to do. Good works will never deliver us sin and death, but good works will follow our deliverance. Given that God expects us to do good works, why then did the man on the cross do no good works? The answer is obvious he did no good works because he was nailed to the cross. You could say that he was hindered from doing any good works.

 

 

Let us go back to the first line of the Great Commission.

 

 

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

 

 

The first thing to note is that we are commanded to go make disciples. We have not been commanded to go deliver souls. It is not we who deliver souls; it is God who delivers souls from sin and death.

 

 

However, if we go preach the gospel (which is the good news of repentance for the remission of sins in the name of Jesus Christ) we are promised that those who believe and are baptized will be delivered.

 

 

Given;


1: Jesus Christ commands us to go make disciples and baptize them.

 


2: Jesus Christ promises us; those who believe and are baptized will be delivered.

 

 

Perhaps instead of asking; “can one be delivered from sin and death without being baptized,” we should be asking the same question the Ethiopian asked Philip. “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” (Acts 8:6b)

 

 

Can one be delivered without being baptized? Clearly Cornelius and his house whole were not only all delivered from sin, they were also all filled with the Holy Spirit without being baptized. When the apostle Peter saw this he said:

 

 

Act 11:47 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”

 

 

No one is never delivered by water baptism, just as no one is never delivered by good works. But just as God expects good works to follow our deliverance from sin and death, so God also expects us to go through the waters of baptism after our deliverance.

 

 

What is it that hinders you from being baptized? If there is nothing to hinder you from carrying out the Lord’s command to be baptized, or hindering you from carry out the Lord’s command to baptize those who believe, then do as he commands us. If you are not willing to do as Jesus Christ commands you, then He is not your Lord and King. If Jesus Christ is not your Lord and King, you are in real danger of eternal damnation.

 

 

Dear Reader,

 

Would you like to turn from sin to justification through the blood of Jesus Christ and become more like Jesus Christ? Well start now, by getting down on your knees before God and ask Him to release you from sin, and ask Jesus into your life as your Lord and Deliverer. Then find a Christian Church, a church that will baptize you as a public sign of your repentance, and a sign of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Deliverer. If you do this you will be delivered from sin and death, and your life will never be the same again.

 

The Lord bless you and keep you.
Prophet Ken Clark.

 

 

THE GREAT COMMISSION.

 

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