Generational Disciple-Making

“And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from this time forth and forevermore.” —Isaiah 59:21

            Generational disciple-making is seen in the verse above— 1- The Lord 2- puts words in our mouth.  3- The words are not to depart from our children.  4- The words are not to depart from our children’s children and this is to continue to the end of the age.  The Lord, us, our children, our children’s children and this is to continue to the end of the age.

            We are to be forward thinking in generational disciple-making and it begins at home.  Then we are to apply these same disciple-making commitments and encourage all believers to be doing the same.  “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others” (II Timothy2:2).  Here you see the same generational disciple-making focus— 1- Paul 2- Timothy 3- reliable people 4-others. 

            Not only are we to be having this generational disciple-making focus with our own families, but also with reliable people and they with others who will be reliable as well.  So, the question is: “Am I being an obedient disciple-maker as Jesus commanded me to be in Matthew 28:19-20 with the motivation being love for God and love for people?”  Jesus did say, “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them” (John 14:21).  Oh, that you and I would be faithful disciples that are seeking to be faithful to our Lord in making disciples.  Yes, Dear Father, may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Precious and Beloved Son, Jesus.

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