“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Matthew 28, “THE GREAT COMMISSION,” cont’d

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“Be Still,” Yolanda Adams

“THE GREAT COMMISSION,” cont’d, Matthew 28:18) AND JESUS CAME AND SPAKE UNTO THEM, SAYING, ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH.  Daniel 7:13; Ephesians 1;21.

John Gill’s Exposition Of The Bible – v18, And JESUS CAME AND SPAKE UNTO THEM  To the eleven Disciples and Apostles; for though there might be so large a number as before observed, yet the following words were only spoken to the Apostles:  SAYING, ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH:  Which Is To Be Understood Of HIM, NOT AS GOD, WHO HAS THE SAME ORIGINAL AND UNDERIVED POWER (NOT GIVEN, HE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL POWER) AND AUTHORITY OVER ALL CREATURES, AND THINGS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH, AS THE FATHER HAS; BUT AS MEDIATOR  (HE Brought Peace Between God And Man Through His Shed Blood On Calvary For Our Sins), TO WHOM ALL THINGS ARE DELIVERED BY THE FATHER; AND NOT OF A POWER OF DOING THIS, OR THE OTHER THING, OR OF OMNIPOTENCE, BEING THE ALMIGHTY; NOR OF DOING MIRACLES, AND FORGIVING SINS, WHICH HE HAD, AND EXERCISED BEFORE HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION, BUT OF GOVERNING: HE WAS KING BEFORE, BUT HIS KINGDOM WAS NOT WITH OBSERVATION; BUT NOW HE HAD DECLARED, AND MADE MANIFEST, TO BE BOTH LORD AND CHRIST; HE HAD “ALL” POWER AND AUTHORITY FOR SETTLING THE AFFAIRS OF HIS CHURCH AND KINGDOM, TO APPOINT OFFICES AND OFFICERS IN IT, AND, TO BESTOW GIFTS UPON MEN, TO QUALIFY THEM FOR THE SAME, AND TO INSTITUTE ORDINANCES TO BE OBSERVED TILL HIS SECOND COMING:  AND THIS POWER OF HIS REACHED TO THINGS IN HEAVEN; HE HAVING THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN SUBJECT OT HIM; AS MINISTERING SPIRITS TO BE SENT FORTH BY HIM AT HIS PLEASURE; AND ALL THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT TO DISPOSE OF AS HE THOUGHT GOOD; AND TO THINGS ON EARTH, NOT ONLY TO THE SAINTS, WHOSE KING HE IS, AND WHO ARE MADE WILLING TO SERVE HIM; BUT TO ALL FLESH, TO KINGS AND PRINCES, WHO RULE AND REIGN BY HIM; AND EVEN TO ALL THE WICKED OF THE WORLD, WHO IN SOME SHAPE OR ANOTHER ARE MADE TO SUBSERVE (HELP TO FURTHER HIS WILL) THE ENDS OF HIS MEDIATORIAL KINGDOM AND GOVERNMENT:  AND THIS IS NOT USURPED POWER, BUT WHAT IS GIVEN HIM, AND WHAT HE HAS A RIGHT TO EXERCISE; HAVING FINISHED SIN, ABOLISHED DEATH, OVERCOME THE WORLD, AND DESTROYED THE DEVIL; AND MUST REIGN TILL ALL ENEMIES ARE SUBJECT TO HIM:  AND THIS HE SAYS, AND IT WAS NECESSARY TO SAY IT AT THIS TIME, PARTLY ON ACCOUNT OF HIS LATE SUFFERINGS AND DEATH, WHICH WERE ATTENDED WITH WEAKNESS AND REPROACH; AND PARTLY ON ACCOUNT OF THE FOLLOWING OF THE COMMISSION HE GIVES TO HIS DISCIPLES, THAT IT MIGHT BE SEEN AND BELIEVED, HE HAD POWER AND AUTHORITY SUFFICIENT TO GIVE THEM SUCH AN ONE; AS ALSO TO ANIMATE AND ENCOURAGE THEM UNDER ALL THE WEAKNESS, CONTEMPT, AND PERSECUTION THAT SHOULD ATTEND THEM IN THEIR MINISTRY.   The Syriac and Persic versions add, “AS THE FATHER HATH SENT ME, EVEN SO I SEND YOU”, as in         ( John 20:21 ) , from whence these words seem to be taken.  Amen.

Quest Study Bible –  v18, “WHY DOESN’T JESUS USE HIS AUTHORITY TO RIGHT EARTH’S WRONGS?”   The earth’s wrongs do not result from a lack of Power or Concern On THE LORD’S  PART, but from human rebellion from HIS AUTHORITY.  EVENTUALLY JESUS WILL BRING A FULL AND FINAL END TO LIFE’S INJUSTICE.  EVENTUALLY EVERYONE WILL ACKNOWLEDGE HIS AUTHORITY (Philippians 2:9-11).

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v16-20, This evangelist passes over other appearances of CHRIST, recorded by Luke and John, and hastens to the most Solemn; One Appointed (Appearance) Before HIS DEATH, AND AFTER HIS RESURRECTION.  All that see THE LORD JESUS with an eye of Faith, Will Worship HIM.  Yet the Faith of the Sincere may be very weak and wavering.  BUT CHRIST GAVE SUCH CONVINCING PROOFS OF HIS RESURRECTION, AS MADE THEIR FAITH TO TRIUMPH OVER DOUBTS.  HE Now Solemnly Commissioned The Apostles And HIS Ministers To Go Forth Among All Nations.  THE SALVATION They Were To Preach, Is A Common SALVATION;  Whoever Will, Let Him Come, And Take The Benefit; All Are Welcome To CHRIST JESUS.  Christianity Is The Religion Of A Sinner Who Applies For SALVATION FROM DESERVED WRATH AND FROM SIN; he Applies To THE MERCY OF THE FATHER, THROUGH THE ATONEMENT (SACRIFICE) OF THE INCARNATE SON (GOD IN HUMAN FORM), AND BY THE SANCTIFICATION (STATE OF DIVINE GRACE) OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND GIVES UP HIMSELF TO THE WORSHIPER AND SERVANT OF GOD, AS THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST, THREE PERSONS BUT ONE GOD, IN ALL HIS ORDINANCES (LAWS) AND COMMANDMENTS.  Baptism Is The Outward Sign Of The Inward Washing, Or SANCTIFICATION (STATE OF DIVINE GRACE) OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH SEALS AND EVIDENCES THE BELIEVER’S JUSTIFICATION (RIGHTEOUSNESS),  Let Us Examine Ourselves, Whether We Really Possess The Inward And Spiritual Grace Of A Death Unto Sin, And A New Birth Unto Righteousness, By Which Those Who Were The Children Of Wrath Become The Children Of God.  Believers Shall Have The Constant Presence Of Their LORD ALWAYS; All Day, Every Day.  There Is No Day, No Hour Of The Day, In Which Our LORD JESUS IS NOT PRESENT WITH HIS CHURCHES AND WITH HIS MINISTERS; If There Were, In That Day, That Hour, They Would Be Undone.  THE GOD OF ISRAEL, THE SAVIOUR, IS SOMETIMES A GOD THAT HIDETH HIMSELF, BUT NEVER A GOD AT A DISTANCE.  TO THESE PRECIOUS WORDS AMEN IS ADDED.  Even So, LORD JESUS, Be THOU With Us And All THY People; CAUSE THY FACE TO SHINE UPON US, THAT THY WAY MAY BE KNOWN UPON EARTH, THY SAVING HEALTH AMONG ALL NATIONS.  Amen.  

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