MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Scripture: Matthew 10:5-8
In Matthew 10:5-8 we are told, “These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: ‘Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.’” Matthew 10:5-8 is the Priestly mindset that the church has today. The mindset is: “This is who we are. This is what we do.“ We have taken this to be the entirety of the gospel. The problem is the Priestly Jesus, that commanded us to walk in this, did not stop here! Our problem is that we have stopped here. We have made this the whole assignment and it is not the whole assignment, it was just the first part. Even if we dub the first part to be the most important, for those who do not receive the word we preach, the next part is very important! Because without it, those who do not receive the word we preach have no reason to listen. We have to grow up and start to demonstrate who the judicial Christ is in reality! Jesus commanded the disciples to warn those who rejected the Word.