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June 17, 2017

Discipling Nations

Jesus never said to go make disciples in Matthew 28. That’s not what He said in any Greek text in the New Testament. He said, “Go disciple nations.” I am not saying we should not disciple people. I’m saying that it is not what He said. He made it broader. He basically said, “You go disciple nations, and you teach them to do everything I have commanded you to do.” This is all about being the Ekklesia. This is saying, “You’re going to steward the planet for me again. You’re going to teach My ways and the principles of the Kingdom, entire nations at a time.” If we ever fully embrace that, which I believe the Church will, we are going to see more transformation before the Lord returns than we ever could have imagined!

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Pray for those already in government that they would come to know Christ, so they might fully utilize the office they have been placed in.

  2. Pray for the Ekklesia to know how to operate as disciplers of nations. This may encompass the discipling of individuals, but toward a bigger goal, Kingdom expansion, not just living a righteous and moral life.

  3. Legislate in prayer as often as you can with as much knowledge as you have. Educate yourself in God’s ways, so you can be sure to legislate in His Will and not your own.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, our faith is in You and You can use anybody. We can be Your ambassadors on earth. We can be those who represent Your authority. The God of government can flow through us. Help our governing officials to understand that, especially. You are the Supreme authority. You are the God of heaven and earth, and the earth is Yours. Put a spirit of prayer in us and in those in government. May we weep over this nation, not out of despair, but weeping as we see how we have broken Your heart and turned from You. We say, “Would You please, Sir, come and save us?! Come and show us what to do and say to line our nation up with Your Word and Your ways. Teach us to disciple this nation, Holy Spirit.” In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We will go and make disciples of all nations, as the Lord has given us authority to do so.