King James Version (KJV)
18 And Jesus 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 Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
These verses are all too often taught to those who have no business in referencing them. “Within Christendom “, or man orchestrated institutions, which have not been called of God, to send anyone into the world, in representing Jesus Christ, and his gospel.
To act independent of the leading of God is also to act in sin. Institutionalized churches, have chosen to overlook the fact that it is only God who calls and chooses whom he wills, to do his work. In essence, these institutions have removed God from the equation, (and his throne) acting in rebellion, and not in dependence upon him.
In these verses, Jesus is speaking to the original 11 disciples, they are receiving their “personal commissionings”. The verses do not apply, to those whom he has not sent. Namely, Christendom or man orchestrated churches in general.
If a man is called by the Lord into ministry, he will be empowered, equipped, and sent of God to perform such a task, and no amount of human medaling can “teach those” whom are not empowered, or called of God, to move in the power of the Holy Spirit. A true disciple of Jesus Christ must be able to listen (hear) the Lord, move and speak, as only given to do, by his heavenly father. This faith walk is in total accordance with the scriptures, and sound doctrine. A disciple will move in obedience to his will, and not independently of his leading.
I’m sorry if this post is distasteful to some but it is the truth, when reading this passage in context as a whole; and allows the Lord God to remain in control of his gospel, not just religious men acting in religious zeal.