Thursday, 27 July 2017

Why not just go? Why therefore?

Why did Jesus not say "go"?

Why did He say "... therefore go"?

I bet you there is a reason!

And it's a GOOD one too!

Let's make sense of it

Jesus sends out His disciples with these words:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Mat 28:19

The Greek word for therefore is oun. The word is a conjunction which means consequently. 


It is a conjunction because it is used as a conjunction between two words or statements.

Yes. So, when Jesus says "go", the go part is consequential from the previous statement.

What is the previous statement?

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth Mat 28:18

How is it that we can "go?


Because all power is given unto Jesus. Because He has risen. Because He ascended. Because His Holy Spirit lives right inside of us. And because the same power that raised Him from the dead wills to work in and through us!


The Power in us wills to work.

He even qualifies and reassures

What should be taught?

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded (a better translation of this word would be the word enjoin) you ... Mat 28:20

What did he enjoin us with?

His goodness, His love, His Light, His power, His character ... His Spirit!

Assured by the fact that:

... and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mat 28:20

The true Gospel to be preached to all.

Go ye therefore!

Take no prisoners!

Get Twitter Fan Box Widget
- See more at: