Matthew 28:18-19 (KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
You have been delegated a position in the Lord’s army. We are to go into all nations baptizing in the name of Jesus. As we learn to accomplish our tasks, Jesus will ask more of us.
Our goal is to hear, “Well Done.” When we reach Heaven, our accomplishments will be known.
1 Samuel 17:21 – For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.
There is no doubt there will be opposition. There is no doubt that you can accomplish the task given to you. Our duty is to put on the whole armor of God. We have serious objectives that must be our priority.
Jesus did not tell His disciple to relax and make every hour happy hour. He gave us such an extreme task, that we must make disciples to help us.
1 Samuel 17:22 – And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.
After winning souls to Christ, we must delegate the assignment to others. Discipleship does not end after we save the lost. Our lifelong goal is to baptize as many souls into the Salvation of Jesus as we can.
Jeremiah 1:7-8 (ESV)
7 But the Lord said to me,
“Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’;
for to all to whom I send you, you shall go,
and whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 Do not be afraid of them,
for I am with you to deliver you,
declares the Lord.”
Our objective is attainable. We have been prepared and trained. God will not test you beyond your limits. He goes before us, with us and behind us.
1 Samuel 17:42 – And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
1 Samuel 17:48-51 (NLT)
48 As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. 49 Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.
50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. 51 Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran.