Most of Christianity thinks they are operating under the great commission. It is quoted constantly when missionaries come to town, when evangelists are speaking, and during services at churches of all denominations. The fact remains that no church or church member can or is doing the great commission. The 2 words “all things” are in there you know. Are you doing everything Jesus said? Are you following every commandment Jesus taught? No. No Christian is. If you think you are, please read the gospels and write down every commandment Jesus said. You will not have to read much to clearly see you nor anyone you know is doing everything Jesus said. Who then could do everything Jesus said? Who could fulfill all the commandments written in Matthew-John? The Bible has the answer. Israel is promised under the new covenant to have an anointing and unction that will enable them to do everything Jesus said. The great commission you think you are working under belongs to the only people that can fulfill it; ISRAEL. This includes the snakes, drinking deadly things and the other sign gifts.
Zec 8:20-23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also. Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
Here Zechariah tells of the future day when Israel completes their commission found at the end of the gospels. The commission that Jesus gave to Israel and you claim for yourself. You claim it but you can’t do it. Why?
Isa 24:21-23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
Isaiah and all the prophets agree. The OT plan of Israel ruling and being a light to the world WILL YET COME TO PASS because God said so. No, we are not in this program now. Look around you and you see nothing like what Isaiah and Zechariah describe. It doesn’t because it’s not the same thing. We are living in the time the Bible calls the mystery. Today we are saved by grace alone apart from Israel. But not forever! God starts his earthly plan for Israel back up after the catching away of the body of Christ. Rightly dividing your Bible and believing it literally makes it ALL make sense. Stop skipping, ignoring, tweaking, and Greeking all the verses and believe them just as they are written. Believing the verses apply TO WHOM they are written will open your understanding like you could never imagine. Don’t take my word for it;
2Ti 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
Please read it again. Paul tells YOU to consider what he says. How about you?
Steve Schoenberger is a student of the Bible and the teacher at Abundant Grace Bible Fellowship, A Mid-Acts Dispensational Bible church teaching the Bible rightly divided according the the revelation of the mystery delivered to the Apostle Paul