Scripture Reading: Acts 8:1
Among the several definitions given by Webster for the word commission are these two-l. a formal written warrant granting the power to perform various acts or duties, 2. authority to act for, in behalf of or in the place of another.
The Kingdom Church was scattered abroad, and telling the gospel of the kingdom as they went; but Acts 11:19 says, .. they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution ... [preached] the word to none but unto the Jews only." We can hardly consider the scattering by fear and the telling to Jews only, to be in obedience to ANY commission.
The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians, "the love of Christ constrains" or compels me to tell all men.
If there is obedience in our text, it is the Apostles who stayed in Jerusalem. There, they tried to convince the leaders of the nation of Israel to accept the Lord Jesus as their Messiah. All were abused, some beaten, some killed; but they were true to their commission-acting in behalf of another,
performing the duties of the warrant given them by the Messiah when He said to the Twelve in Luke 24:47 to "begin at Jerusalem." In this dispensation of Grace, the commission or warrant to the Body of Christ, can be found in Ephesians 3:9. "Make ALL men SEE what is the dispensation of the
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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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