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1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And 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. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

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1 Cary W = "If we claim to love and follow Jesus, the we are His disciples.  As such we have been given by Him power to cast out unclean spirits and heal all manner of sickness and disease.  This blessing of the Spirit remains today, for all that Jesus spoke was the eternal Word of Life.  Have you ever felt helpless to heal the sick, wondering why your faith is not perfect.  It would help us in these opportunities to remind ourselves of such verses, so that we do ask for the faith and the power to cast out evil and heal all who suffer."
2 Sarah R = "The Quest Study Bible NIV explains Jesus' motivation here this way, "Jesus' intent was not to exclude but to prioritize. God's plan of salvation originated with the Jewish people, and Jesus, the Messiah, was a Jew. Later Jesus would commission his disciples to go to the entire world (28:19)."Another thought: I think Jesus knew that the disciples were not ready to share the gospel with other communities. They thought of the Messiah as their own, and they didn't fully grasp yet what Jesus' mission was. After His resurrection they understand more completely and therefore were able to more effectively communicate the idea of salvation to those outside of the Jewish faith - though even then they needed some convincing."
3 Deena E = ""If the house be worthy of your peace"Some people and places are not receptive and unwelcoming of peace. Leave, shake the dust off your feet and let your peace return to you."
4 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "The Messiah's sole task is to create harmony and balance in the world and to create "heaven on earth" where all humanity recognizes God. How can we tell when someone claims to be something? It's very simple, they show us credentials and get to work. As an example, if I hire a plumber to fix my sink, I would expect the plumber to know where the drain is, where the faucet is, etc. Imagine the plumber coming into your home and saying, "think not that I come to fix your sink, but to remove your chimney". You would scratch your head and wonder, "where the heck did this guy get his plumbing license?". Believe it or not, the qualifications for who the Messiah is are very similar. God states that the Messiah will:ISAIAH: "The Messiah will arise a banner for the nations and assemble the castaways of Israel; and He will gather in the dispersed ones of Judah from the four corners of the earth." (Isaiah 11:12) EZEKIEL: "...I will place My Sanctuary among them forever. My dwelling place will be among them; I will be a God to them and they will be a people to Me. Then the Gentile nations will know that I am Hashem who sanctifies Israel, when My Sanctuary will be among them forever." (Ezekiel 37:26-28)MICAH: "The Messiah will judge between many peoples, and will settle the arguments of mighty nations from far away. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning knives; nation will not lift sword against nations, nor will they learn war anymore." (Micah 4:3) ISAIAH: "The Messiah will judge among the nations, and will settle the arguments of many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation will not lift sword against nation and they will no longer study warfare." (Isaiah 2:4) So in order to "be" the Messiah, God tells us the qualifications are:1. Gather Israel from all corners of the world2. Rebuild the sanctuary so that all nations will come worship3. Judge nations and create peace on EarthSince Jesus himself admits to "coming to bring a sword" instead of bringing peace, he essentially disqualifies himself from the Messianic requirements. In addition to the simple fact that none of the above requirements were ever actually fulfilled."
5 Sarah R = "Here's a great explanation for you that might help make this verse clearer:Question: "What did Jesus mean by coming to bring a sword in Matthew 10:34-36?"Answer:Matthew 10:34–36describes Jesus telling the disciples that He came not to bring peace to the world, but a sword. Jesus’ sword was never a literal one. In fact, when Peter took up a sword to defend Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus rebuked him and told him to put away his sword, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword” (Matthew 26:52). Why then, did Jesus say, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” What kind of sword did Jesus come to bring?Among the names of Jesus Christ is that ofPrince of Peace. Such verses asIsaiah 9:6,Luke 2:14, andJohn 14:27make it clear that Jesus came to bring peace, but that peace is between the man and God. Those who reject God and the only way of salvation through Jesus (John 4:6) will find themselves perpetually at war with God. But those who come to Him in repentance will find themselves at peace with God. Because of Christ’s sacrifice, we are restored to a relationship of peace with God (Romans 5:1).Still, it is inevitable that there will be conflict between good and evil, the Christ and the antichrist, the light and the darkness, the children of God (believers) and the children of the devil (those who refuse Christ). Conflict must arise between the two groups, and this can and does happen within a family in which some are believers and others are not. We should seek to be at peace with all men but should never forget that Jesus warned we will be hated for His sake. Because those who reject Him hate Him, they will hate His followers as well (John 15:18).InMatthew 10:34–36, Jesus said He had come at this time not to bring peace to the earth, but a sword, a weapon which divides and severs. As a result of His visit to the earth, some children would be set against parents and a man’s enemies might be those within his own household. This is because many who choose to follow Christ are hated by their family members. This may be part of the cost of discipleship, for love of family should not be greater than love for the Lord. A true disciple must take up his cross and follow Jesus (Matthew 16:24). He must be willing to face not only family hatred, but also death, like a criminal carrying his cross to his own execution. True followers of Christ must be willing to give up, even to the point of “hating” all that is in our lives, even our own families, if we are to be worthy of Him (Matthew 10:37–39). In so doing, we find our lives in return for having given them up to Jesus Christ.Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-sword.html#ixzz3VXSkUtvJ"