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Friday, February 18, 2011

'SHAKE OFF THE DUST OF YOUR FEET'

 'SHAKE OFF THE DUST OF YOUR FEET', ALL HUMANS ARE "BENT" AWAY FROM GOD. THE NATURE OF MAN IS SELF AND SELF-GRATIFICATION...


 Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus...do not be anxious for anything for there are many that do not want to hear the Gospel of the Kingdom of God...please read with me...

Matthew 10:14


 14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

The apostles sent forth...

Henry's commentary...


Though the apostles were conscious to themselves of great weakness, and yet, in obedience to their Master, and in dependence upon his strength, they went out. expected no wordly advantage,They did not amuse people with curious matters, but told them they must repent of their sins, and turn to God. The servants of Christ may hope to turn many from darkness unto God, and to heal souls by the power of the Holy Ghost. (Mk 6:14-29)


Mark 6:11

 11And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

The apostles instructed and sent forth.

Henry's Commentary...


The Gentiles must not have the gospel brought them, till the Jews have refused it. This restraint on the apostles was only in their first mission. Wherever they went they must proclaim, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. They preached, to establish the faith; the kingdom, to animate the hope; of heaven, to inspire the love of heavenly things, and the contempt of earthly; which is at hand, that men may prepare for it without delay. Christ gave power to work miracles for the confirming
of their doctrine. This is not necessary now that the kingdom of God is come. It showed that the intent of the doctrine they preached, was to heal sick souls, and to raise those that were dead in sin. In proclaiming the gospel of free grace for the healing and saving of men's souls, we must above all avoid the appearance of the spirit of an hireling. They are directed what to do in strange towns and cities. The servant of Christ is the ambassador of peace to whatever place he is sent. His...(JESUS CHRIST)...
message is even to the vilest sinners, yet it behoves him to find out the best persons in every place. It becomes
us to pray heartily for all, and to conduct ourselves courteously to all. They are directed how to act as to those that refused them. The whole counsel of God must be declared, and those who will not attend to the gracious message, must be shown that their state is dangerous. This should be seriously laid to heart by all that hear the gospel, lest their privileges only serve to
increase their condemnation. (Mt 10:16-42)

The world cries out for MORE... for MORE of what... MORE! Love Me, Adore Me, Worship Me, Award Me, Care for Me, Give to Me, I want MORE for Me, Make Me Feel Good/ Better, 'Whatever', MORE Audio, Visual, Sensual, Emotional, Oral, Touch Me, Feel Me, ME...ME...ME...MORE...MORE...MORE! OH MY GOD!...  
BUT PLEASE NO MORE JESUS!!!

 NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!!
 20Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
 21But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
 33And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
 34Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
 35And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
 36And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
 37And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
 38And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
 39And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
 40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
 41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
 42And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
 43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
 44And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
 45And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
 46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
GRACE, PEACE, LOVE AND JOY IN JESUS CHRIST...

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