Everyone knows the story of Jonah. The command that Jonah was given was, “Go to Nineveh” Before Jonah ran away, experienced the terrible storm, was tossed in the sea, or was swallowed by a great fish, he was told to GO!
What about this word GO? What do you think of when you hear go?
Most of us would think of it as a direction. “Go here, go there, go to directly to jail, or go past Start & collect $200! Regardless, GO is an action. When the Bible talks about Go it is God telling us what to do, or how to live.
When a Christian thinks about the word go, they should use it as an indication of where their walk with the Lord is at.
Today we will look at Jesus using the word GO, and what it should mean to all believers. Jesus said Go to demons, eternally evil, in Matthew 8:28-32:
28 When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. 29 “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?” 30 Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. 31 The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.” 32 He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water.
Jesus also tells us to Go and be forgiven (sin no more), and Go and spread the Gospel (everywhere in the world) to all believers.
Where are you being told to go today?
Be wise and Go today!