Topical Scriptures: The Great Commission

His Church is Called To Rescue His Lost Children by the Power of His Spirit working in and through His redeemed son & daughter.

Here are some verses that I have found minister to me. They remind me of the fact the Holy Spirit was given to me and that His presence is always with me.  They also remind me I have been given the honor of using Jesus’ authority on all matters of the kingdom. One of those things is to rescue His lost children.. those still bound by Satan.

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” John 20:21

What is His heart?

We must never forget what this is all about.  He died to redeem all His creation… not just some of you.   

Remember John 3:16? How about these verses?:

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Pet 3:9

Those wretched, , filthy minded, obstinate, self-centered, sinful people… aka “the world”… that is who He died for. That is who we ALL were in His eyes. The gift of His righteousness was given AFTER we accepted Him as Savior… after, not before.

Let me stop here to also clear up a false doctrine floating around. A strong delusion:

The Great Commission was never.. and never will be… released from being our responsibility!!

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  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,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matt 28:16-20

Nowhere in God’s Word does it say we, at some point, whether we are in the Church AGE (which we are) or in the Tribulation.. that we are released from the Great Commission.  NOWHERE….

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15

“And said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46

“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matt 9:37-38

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:15

“Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.” John 4:35

****Just in case we have forgotten how we are to treat our backsliddenbrothers/sisters, see James 5:19 ****

“My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” James 5:19

Now let’s read about how our walk should manifest to the lost: and to clarify.. matters of the kingdom involves destroying all the works of the devil.  Remember, it is the goodness of His kingdom revealed to the lost, that brings them to repentance.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Acts 1:8

“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. ” Matt 10:8

“He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,”Eph 5:18

Greek word “filled” means to be complete, amply supplied, to be made full  (greek Playro-o , #4137)

This is power. This spirit life flowing out of us. If our lives don’t reflect what the word says we need to ask Him (and ourselves) some questions…

Please, let us never forget that no matter how dark things get, we are to shine all the more brightly. We are to always, always… go get His lost sheep.

The power to do this is inside you already. Father has revealed His heart’s desire to His church already. It’s already been written and revealed to us. All you need to do is act on it.



Thunderstorms & Love

(Introduction to : Understanding the Purpose Of Trials Part 2)

My breath is labored. The pit of my stomach a twisted knot. Straining to see the keyboard at work and straining to see His Love with the eyes of my heart. Brewing within my being, is a very familiar anvil-shaped cloud rising higher and higher.

I am dying…. yet not me,  only that which I have already died to is passing away. He is setting me free. In order to live fully in Him, I must die to that which is dead to Him. It is within these very still, quiet moments of our deepest agony that one feels most alone. I think on Calvary at these times. As the looming section of crossed boards were dropped in a clap of dust at Jesus’ feet… I cannot help but feel comforted at knowing He dealt with immeasurably more than I.

I can feel my eyes scanning the souls of those around me when I am like this. “Do you see me?” My heart meekly whispers; barely enough energy to take a breath. I have learned by now though, that in the end, it is only my Savior and I… and thus it must be. How often the message of “taking up our cross” has been perverted and misconveyed. We only die to one thing… that which is already dead.  Who else needs know my angst?  Some butchering is simply best performed on the backside of the shed.  Alone.

And so I have trained the windows of the soul to stop scanning the farthest  reaches of the crowds when I feel myself standing at the gallows… my heart I make be still. I don’t allow it to call out. Deep isn’t always meant to call to deep… and at times we are permitted only to call to Him.

“If you cannot trust Me when your house is in the balance, how will you trust me if My house is in the balance?”

This is what the Lord spoke to my spirit this morning as I asked Him for some kingdom insight in regard to a pretty serious situation the Lord has orchestrated. I am, even now, in the middle of a rather unexpected trial that has the potential for both some intense and unpleasant results. Our two-family home actually lies in the balance.

Pretty cool, huh?

This year is a year of testing, probing and refining within our Dad’s house. We are being refined and purified. This is a season where the Lord, in His intense jealousy for us to experience what the cross has given us access to, namely His heart, is wicking away all aspects of the carnal-minded man from His children.

I knew refining was coming…. and this is the toughest, most intense series of events I have yet to face in my walk with the Lord. This is good. This means I am going deeper if I allow it. This means the “lesser” trials have worked their purpose.

Surprised? Did some of you think David Murry would be exempt from this further refining? I can tell you this: if I was exempt- I would beg for His righteous judgments all the more. They are love, They are truth. They release the kingdom power and set ablaze my spirit more and more with every single event. I enter deeper into…. Him.

This is the light Jesus speaks of. It is Him within us.

Our hearts… must always be blowing the shofar within the deepest recesses of our being… “Maranatha, Lord.”  Make your abode in us fully. Have every single piece of us… that we may be one with you. Fully. Without reservation. Without fear. Perfect peace and perfect rest in Him alone.

And so the darkened areas of my heart.. those hidden caverns that I frequent from time to time long to be submitted to the Kingdom light and truth. Even from these hideous, decrepit corners of my mind.. from deep within these, I cry……. “Maranatha!”

None of His children can escape His love… it overtakes us with the ferocity of an oxygen starved backdraft. He is Fire. An all consuming one at that. That fire is love. I write this both as an opportunity to praise Him in the midst of my enemy, and more importantly, to me at least, to encourage all of you.  You cannot out pace the wind. You can’t outrun a thunderstorm. You simply cannot outrun His love for you.

Let that which is meant to die, die, and that which is meant to spring forth.. spring forth. My breath is calm. My stomach no longer in spasms. My sight returns to me. I see… only Him now. My heart is steadfast, oh Lord… my heart is steadfast…

You can do this, Beloved Church. He has already prepared the way. He has already prepared you. He is with you always. Never turn back… you can do this.  All you have to do…

…is die.

“Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not brought to life, unless it dies first;”  1 Cor 15:36

Click here For Related Study: Understanding the Purpose Of Trials Part 2

Humbly, and by His love alone, I remain,