The Lord is renewing the call to His Church and clergy to Disciple Him and make Him Disciple in every nation! The call to disciple(ship) is not a new commandment, it is not a commandment of the 21st century, rather, He made the original call 2,000+ years ago when He, the resurrected Lord was leaving the earth. It is the Final Command; I call it the Final Command, whilst many call it the Great Commission.
The Lord has activated the move in the heavens, calling and returning His Church and clergy to His original command to make Him Disciples in every nation, and the chosen and prepared vessels here on earth have received the signal, to proclaim the renewed call to the global church and clergy. The agenda is, “Be My disciple and make Me disciples everywhere in the world”. The Master wants Disciples as His representatives in every nation in the world, rather than the casual, lukewarm, mental (rather than heart) commitment that many have exhibited over the last twenty (20) centuries.
Simply put, Christ wants to be represented everywhere in the world by Disciples, true ambassadors; people who have paid the full price of following Him as Christ demanded in the gospels. Moreover, representation by Disciples is the Lord’s vision and divine growth strategy for His Church right from the beginning, and He made this demand just before His ascension. Discipleship of Christ is therefore, no man’s idea. It is not my innovation either. It has been the demand right from the beginning.
In His Final Command after His post-resurrection teachings and interactions with His Disciples, the Lord commanded:
“Go ye therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all the things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) KJV
Clearly, Christ commanded the Disciples (at that time, it was them, but today it is us) to make disciples of all the nations. Simply, He was demanding a multiplication of Disciples across every culture, race, tribe, geography. In His mind, He wants the entire earth to be filled by followers who are truly disciples. Therefore, Disciples is the name He calls all who come to Him for salvation among all the several other provisions. He has therefore blessed the name He gave His followers, which was and remains, Disciples. It has not been cancelled and cannot be cancelled.
Thus says the Lord to this author, “Be My disciple and make Me disciples”. It was and is still a command, not an advice. It is a command to all the Church, clergy and me and every Christian. The command is for us to “disciple Him and makes Him disciples”, baptising and teaching them to obey all things He has commanded us. This is our business, the Church’s assignment; it is well defined, it is clear and unambiguous.
Are you a Disciple of the Lord? Let me hear from you.