“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt 28:19
Father, I pray Deeper Still would go and make disciples of all the nations. I pray for those who attended training last weekend to go and fulfill every purpose you have ordained for them before time began. I pray for a fresh infilling of your Holy Spirit, courage and boldness to go. I pray for You to make a way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Before disciples can be made, before anything can be multiplied, the heart of Kingdom work begins with the first command and order of business–go.
“Go” in the original Greek is the word poreuo. (www.blueletterbible.org)
There are many things to say about this short two letter word–go.
First off, the word poreuo in itself resembles the English word, “pour”. When we go, we are pouring out our lives. It isn’t officially what poreuo means, just interesting how similar the words are in lexical appearance.
Poreuo has the following meanings, all of which are impactful:
1. To lead over, carry over, transfer
2. To pursue the journey on which ones has entered, to continue on one’s journey
3. To depart from life
4. To follow one, that is become his adherent
Breaking these meanings down in order:
We go to lead others and transfer knowledge or revelation to equip others for the Lord’s work.
We go to pursue and continue the journey we have begun.
When we go, we temporarily depart from our “normal life”.
And finally, but really firstly, when we go, we are also following One. We need to adhere to Jesus (John 15), become His adherent.
At the Deeper Still training, just last weekend, there were about 106 in attendance. 106 bodies who can go and make disciples of all nations. The multiplication factor is magnanimous. What if all 106 go? What if all 106 pour out, lead, pursue, depart, follow and adhere? Whew. An exceedingly great army is arising. Lord, I pray they would go.