Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 1, 2019


Matthew 28:1-20 (Please read this first.)

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 (28:20).

Arise And Go

David Livingstone practiced an unusual course of action which some others also practice. When he had to make a decision, he would take his Bible, pray, and then let the pages open where they would. The first verse that he read he believed to be God’s answer to his prayer.

David Livingstone had strong and unwavering faith. He was the first white man to explore the Zambezi River. When he was going down the river discovering its length and breadth, the friendly Africans said, “You must proceed no further, for there are cannibals down the river. You cannot escape with your life if you go on.”

Livingstone took it to the Lord in prayer. After he laid it before God, he placed his Bible on edge, then let it fall open. The verse he saw was Matthew 28:20: “And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Livingstone said, “Arise, let us go.”

That is the promise of the Father. That is the Spirit of Jesus with us to comfort us, to strengthen us, to help us, to stand by us, as God’s advocate and intercessor.


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