I pray you all are doing well and going forward in all things this year.
It’s been awhile so we are still in Matthew and I’m sure it’s for good reason.
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If you happen to have been scrolling and stumbled upon this blog, Welcome!!!! Let me introduce myself.
My name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God, some of the ways that I serve
is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog and prayer wall (If you have a request you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) I also serve as the founder of Journey in Praise Ministry http://www.journeyinpraise.wordpress.com . Another way that I serve is as one of the leaders in the Walk It Out group that can be found on Facebook and periscope. Okay let’s get into the word.
Matthew Chapter 10
Verse 1- 14
The verses tell us that Jesus called on the disciples to go out and help the people.The Lord gave them power to cast out evil spirits, to heal sickness and diseases.
The 12 disciples names were (in order)
- Simon (Peter)
- Judas Iscariot
The Lord sent the 12 disciples to speak to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, they were to heal the sick cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out evil spirits.
They were told to give freely, all the things that were given freely to them
The Lord told his disciples don’t bring any silver, gold, or brass with them, nor clothes, coats, or shoes for the workman is worthy of his meat.
The Lord told his disciples to go into the town and see who is worthy, and when thet go in a house that is worthy let your peace come on it. And if it’s not worthy let your peace return to you.
The Lorf also told his disciples If a person does not receive you or listen to your words, when you leave the house or city shake off the dust of your feet.
As I was learning the verses I was literally living the lesson out ( to God be the glory for discernment and wisdom)
When we go out as disciples of christ we are to go out with the faith that God will provide. Just do the work, the lord will place it on someones heart to satisfy whatever needs you have.
When God places it on your heart to walk in your calling, stand firm in it and do it, allow your works to show you what your worth is.
Verse 14 reminds us not everyone is acceptable to the word of God, some will reject God’s workman, frown their faces at the people that are praising God’s name, or just reading the word of God. Some will try to hurt you and/or shame you the lord says shake the dust off your feet, let that go.
Verse 15 & 16
The Lord says “It would have been easier for sadom and Gomorrah on the day of judgement” the lord tells the disciples ” tionI am sending you out like sheep among wolves be as shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves.
The Lord tells us, we must pay attention to our surroundings and the people in them, remember our righteousness and all we do.
Verse 17 – 23
Jesus prepares the disciples for persecution; the Lord says be on guard against people, they will hand you over to the council and flog you in their synagogues. Jesus tells the disciples that because of who he is they will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and the gentiles.
The word says brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against parents and have them put to death. Jesus tells the disciples all men will hate you because of who he is but the one who stands firm to the end will stand firm.
The Lord says when you are persecuted in one place go to another. He tells the disciples they won’t finish going through the cities of Israel before don of man comes.
As we walk through this life we must be ready for those that look to be the reason for those that look to be the reason we fall or be around when we fall. as a believer this is something that we learn as soon as we give our lives to God, we start to notice attacks from every angle of your life. If your life was Israel, and we listened to the lord we would have to keep moving.
you will see people wanting to put you in a position to seem wrong and to punish you in front of everyone a public humiliation and reticulated. These are the things that happen, when we begin to walk, preach, and teach the word of God.
The Lord goes on to say ” all men will hate you because of him, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved” The Lord says your going to go through it, your going to be attacked, persecuted, and tortured but stand firm hold on you will be saved the father will bring you through.
verse 24 -31
The Lord tells the disciples that a student shouldn’t be above his teacher and nor a servant above his master. It’s okay to be like your teacher or master. In these verses the lord tells us nothing concealed will not come to light. The Lord says what I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight. What is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roof.
The Lord tells the disciples not to be afraid of the ones who kill the body and not the soul, rather of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. The Lord reminds the disciples even the hairs on their heads are numbered. we are worth more than the sparrow that the lord spares.
When we become disciples of the holy spirit, messages, lessons download to our spirit man. There will be times that you speak the word of the lord and people will say that you are speaking lies they will try to argue with you about weather the bible is true or false. they will say things that will try to rock your faith. All because they don’t want to believe in Jesus, or the Father. The Lord says no matter what when he teaches us, tells us, shows us we must be ready to open our mouths and speak it, with the confidence that serving God is more important than someone trolling or ridiculing what is said.
verse 32 – 36
The Lord tells his disciples that whoever acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge him before my father.
The Lord says don’t think I came to bring peace. I came to bring a sword
your household will be against each other.
We are not to put others before God. we are to put God before men. The Lord says he was not here to bring us peace. He is here to give us our weapon of defense. Our mouth being the sword and the Lord giving us the power to speak life or death into our lives and someone else.
verse 37 – 42
The Lord tells his disciples if you love your mother or father more than me, you are not worthy of me. If you love your son or daughter more than me, is not worthy.
the word says Jesus said he who finds his life will lose it and he who loses his life because of Jesus shall find it.
He who receive the disciple will receive Jesus, and he who receive Jesus receives the Father.
The Lord says he who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophets reward and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man’ reward.
When I read this part of the scripture, it reminded me that when we put others before God we are not worthy of him. Receive Jesus so that you can receive the father. Receive the prophet so that you can receive the prophets reward.
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.