Pastor David is a Ugandan pastor and personal friend. He gives me a ride on his dirt bike to visit other pastors when I am teaching there. His dirt bike is not really made for two people, but we make it work. The hardest part is climbing aboard. First, Pastor David gets situated, and then I hop on the back. I must be fairly clumsy, because Pastor David always asks, “Are you ready?” My reply is always the same, “We go!”
“We go!” has become a greater part of my vocabulary. It is my favorite reply whenever someone asks if I want to do something or go somewhere. I was recently asked, “Can you come speak at our conference?” My reply was, “We go!” I was asked this week, “Would you like to go golfing?” I answered, “We go!”
“We go!” ought to be the hearty reply of every Christian to the Lord. Jesus said all authority in heaven and on earth belongs to Him. Therefore, we are to go. We go! We go into all the world and proclaim the name of Jesus Christ to anyone who will listen.
Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Some people teach that this going is a passive activity. They talk as if Jesus said, “As you happen to be going, why not make some disciples along the way?” Jesus was anything but passive with this command. He starts by clarifying His authority and then commands us to go. The authority of Jesus compels His people to go. We are not to wait around for the world to come knocking on our door. Instead, God’s people are to be the initiators. We initiate relationships for the purpose of loving others into the Kingdom of God. We initiate conversations for the purpose of telling people the gospel. We go.