The Great Commission
Mat 28:18 And Yahshua came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Set-Apart Spirit: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
This was stated by Yahshua ha Mashiach – our High Priest after the order of Melkizedeq (Ps.110:1-4/Heb.7:11-14; 21). We that believe Yahshua and His New Testament/Covenant are also called into this same Melkizedeq Priesthood (1Pt.2:9).
These opening verses have come to be known as ‘The Great Commission’. It is the final directive to all that name the Name of Yahshua – the High Priest after the order of Melkizedeq.
Evangelism – Witnessing have taken on many forms and equations; stating many things – some not true and misleading. There is one that stands head-and-shoulders above the rest – it is known as ‘The Way of the Master’.This protocol employs the ‘Ten Commandments’ as a script – but – as with the rest it is lacking.
Have you ever lied? – Have you ever stolen? – Have you ever looked with lust? – Have you ever taken “God’s” name in vain? The premiss (and well taken) is that it is much better to ask these questions; having them honestly answer for themselves, than for you to accuse – You are a Liar – You are a Thief – You are a Pervert – You are a Blasphemer.
This is their script and as far as they go. A great start but not far enough. They point out that the ‘witnessed-to’ have broken the Laws of [Yahweh]; and that they need a Saviour – what is not considered is that the ‘witnessor’ also breaks the Laws of Yahweh. In that they wrench a ‘Decision for Christ’ using the ‘Ten Commandments’ – then send them to a Sunday Church that teaches a ‘not under the law’ program – ignoring the 7th Day Sabbath 4th commandment of the very same ‘Ten Commandments’ – Go Figure???
The ‘Ten Commandments’ (Ex.20) are part and parcel of the ‘Book of the Covenant’ (Ex.19:5-24:8)
Gal 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
In other words – No Adding, No Subtracting; No Plus, No Minus
You cannot ‘cookie-cut’ the part you like out of a covenant. This is what Yahweh has to say on that point;
Ps.50:16 But unto the wicked Yah saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
The ‘Book of the Covenant’ (Ex.19:5-24:8) includes Chapter 23 – which is the short form of Lev.23. It includes the 7th Day Sabbath and the Annual Mow`edims (Feasts).
The founding leader of ‘The Way of the Master’ and his actor co-presentor keep Sunday not Sabbath, they keep Christmas and Easter not the Annual Mow`edims (Feasts). They do not keep the Covenant they partially proclaim and have made a living from.
We are to set a difference between the pure and the profane.
Lev 10:10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
Still they raise some valid points that are well taken. We that name the Name of Yahshua – that hold to the New Covenant are under the Melkizedeq directive of ‘The Great Commission’. Who has more right to the Melkizedeq ’10 Commandments’ than Messianic/Hebrew Root Covenant Keepers?
We don’t need to reinvent this wheel – but we do need to bring this ‘Way of the Master’ to its logical Melkizedeq Covenant conclusion (for starters) to include the 7th Day Shabbat and the Annual Mow`edims (Feasts) – the legitimate *Way of Messiah* free from the impurities.