I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus came and told His disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.  Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.  And be sure of this, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

This is called the Great Commission. I use this verse as a part of my signature because as a believer and follower of Christ, it is a command from Jesus that I try to fulfill in my life on a daily basis. God gave Jesus authority over heaven and earth. With that in mind, Jesus told His disciples to go to all nations and make disciples for the Kingdom. If we belong to Him, we are to follow these words spoken by Him, as he is King of our lives. Jesus died for the sins of all people in all nations and His words speak of that. We all have received spiritual gifts that we can use to help fulfill the Great Commission. We are not all evangelists, but we can use the spiritual gifts that we do have to bring the knowledge of Christ to others. As we obey this command, we have the comfort of knowing that He is with us always, even to the end of the age.
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