Go you into all the Cosmos and preach the Gospel
Mark 16:15,16 -
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world [kosmos], and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Today's scripture may seem to be a simple instruction but since man has not understood this instruction well he has not been successful on his task. Till morning I too did not know it well but since I got up the Lord was talking unto my mind and preparing me and when I sat to write and got the message for today BINGO, He open a whole new understanding to this instruction.
To understand this instruction one need to understand life, creation, Kingdom of God and the purpose of creation. It also requires a proper understanding of what baptism is.
If I would tell the Christians in a Church that the Lord instructed us to go into all the Cosmos and preach the Gospel and baptize people who believe and save them, they would think I am crazy. But when we really understand why Jesus used the Greek word 'Kosmos' (which is translated as 'world' and from which we get the English word 'cosmos'), we will understand what Jesus asked us to do and why.
The word 'Kosmos' means order or system, an arrangement of bodies or understandings. When God created the world He put everything in His order and said 'it is good'. But when man ate of the fruit of 'good and bad', he rejected the order of God and started building the corrupt order of Satan which leads to death and destruction. Today we find everything and everywhere the infection of this order and the lack of God's order. This corrupt order of man infected man's relation with creation and made creation his enemy.
The Lord has instructed us to go and give the message of hope unto every human that lives in this Cosmos of disorder and baptize them, which means asking them to reject this corrupt order and abide by the order of God as given in the Word of God.
Like baptism of the Holy Spirit is not a task but the start of a process, so also baptism in water or in Jesus Christ is not a onetime task but a start of a process of rejecting the corrupt order of this cosmos and surrendering to the order of God manifested in Jesus Christ.
When we give the Gospel unto any person we should realize we are speaking words which break the system or cosmos in which that person dwells in. The Good News when accepted starts to loosen the bounds which hold man in this swamp of death and destruction. Rejecting the cosmos saves us, for whoever rejects the Good News is judged and punished.
Once we start the baptism in Jesus Christ the baptism of the Holy Spirit starts implement the baptism in Jesus Christ further which means breaking all the bonds that hold us in this cosmos, the Holy Spirit reaches in areas which would otherwise be impossible for man.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You made everything good but rebellious sin infected this system and corrupted it with disorder. Man has dwelled in this disorder made it his world getting bounded into it. Lord, free us fully from this disorder that destroys us and which was induced into us by Satan. Open our minds unto the Truth, the True Order of God...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
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