Stop calling the commissionings in Mark 16 and Matthew 28 the Great Commissions. They are the Great Re-commissions. Jesus is restoring things back the way God wanted them in Genesis 1:26-28. In Mark 16, it’s all about the family. It’s about Awakening. He says to go preach the Gospel and get them saved and get them healed and delivered and filled with His Spirit. Bring them back into His family. That’s awakening, revival, and new birth. In Matthew 28, He doesn’t say anything about getting people saved. He now says to go disciple the nations and to teach them what He has commanded us. That is the Ekklesia aspect of the re-commissioning. It includes the stewarding of the earth. He’s saying we will not just get them saved, but we will change the way they think, not just one at a time, but as people groups and as nations. We are moving into an era where we will not just do Mark 16, but we will also do Matthew 28.
“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.’” (Mark 16:15-17; NIV)
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:18-20a; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Declare that you are ready to fulfill both the re-commissionings of Mark 16 and Matthew 28.
- Intercede for the Church to walk in the Mark 16 re-commissioning.
- Intercede for the Church to walk in the Matthew 28 re-commissioning.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I am ready and willing to walk out and fulfill the re-commissionings of Mark 16 and Matthew 28. I intercede for the Body of Christ that we will go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation, seeing them saved and baptized in water and the Holy Spirit. I say that we will walk in signs and wonders. We will heal the sick, raise the dead and cast out demons, among other things. I decree that all authority on earth was given to you and that you give that to me and to the Body of Christ. You give us this authority so we can disciple whole people groups and nations. Grace to the Church, as we walk this out in this new era. In Jesus’ mighty and eternal name, amen.
I decree that the Church will now walk in and fulfill the re-commissionings of Mark 16 and Matthew 28.