I love this passage of scripture. Maybe because I was raised in a home that was very mission and evangelism minded so it seems to be ingrained in my heart and mind. But, I truly fell in love with it when I really learned what it meant.
The word go in the Greek simply means to travel, depart, journey, or go. That's pretty self explanatory. I however, decided to look the word go up in the dictionary and I love what it means. First it means to move or proceed, especially to or from something; next it's to leave a place or depart; lastly, and maybe my favorite meaning, is to keep or be in motion; function or perform as required! We are commanded to go in the scripture but this go isn't just a go one time, we are to be (which is continual) in motion in order to function as required! Does that make sense to anyone else? Do you want to function the way God wants you to function, the way He requires you to function? If so, you should GO! That is what He commands after all, that we Go and teach all nations.
Teach here means to disciple and instruct. It is our responsibility as Christians to disciple and instruct those around us, wherever we are, in the Lord's ways which are found in His Word! We are to tutor and advise them in all the things God has commanded us, which includes baptism. But the absolute greatest part is that we don't have to be afraid to Go and make disciples, to teach others the Word, to travel to foreign lands, to minister to the lost, ect...because God is with us ALWAYS even unto the completion of the world! I know this may seem like something that is said a lot but I just want to encourage you all to Go whether it's to your next door neighbor, down the street, in your community, on your job, or around the world; go and tell others about The Lord! You're not alone He is always with you!