1. The eleven disciples went to the mountain that the Lord Jesus
appointed them to be at. This is after he had died and had been raised from the dead.
There is a place God has appointed for a person to be. The life of a Christian should not
be down in the dumps. Spiritually you should be in a high place. Are you on a high place
on the mountain top or are you in the valley of joylessness and depression? The Lord Jesus
wants you in a high place. Are you on fire spiritually or are you lukewarm or cold? Woe if
you are not in that place the Lord Jesus appointed you to be.
2. When the disciples got to that place, they saw Him and
worshipped Him yet some doubted. Why did some doubt? The Jews dont worship anyone
except God. They realized that it was Jesus Himself but some doubted. So often when the
Lord Jesus met people, He knew their thoughts and He saw their doubt. Thats when He
said, "All power has been given to Me in heaven and on earth." That shows what
their doubt was all about. They doubted whether all power had been given to Him. As
someone may say, "Can my husband or children or a certain situation ever come
3. All power is given to Him. He can cause someone to die or to be
raised from the dead. All power is given to Him and that is why we should go to the place
He has appointed for us. Since Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth we are to
trust Him completely. Nothing is too difficult for Him. Yet, you still find many
Christians full of doubt about the risen Christ.
4. "Go Therefore," and make disciples of all the nations
and baptize them. This great commission is meaningless without the assurance that Jesus
has all power. You cannot go in your own strength for you will indeed fail. It is in His
strength and authority that we are commissioned to "go".
5. In Greek it says "to go to all the nations and baptize
them into the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all things I have taught you". It is not just baptismal
water. If you put someone into God then that person receives the very nature and character
of God and he will heed what he has been taught. If you baptize in His Name, then they
become like Him and behave like Jesus does. You teach them to keep what He commands you.
He dwells in you and makes it possible that you keep all these things.