|Matthew 10:7-15 |
7 And as you go, preach, saying: 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' [Notice! Jesus said the kingdom of heaven was at hand, (available); he said it being entered then, by forceful men, by tax collectors, and prostitutes — but not by religious hypocrites who thought they were righteous. Jesus also said that some standing beside him would not die until they saw the kingdom of God come with power. John and Paul, testified to having entered the kingdom then, (including some of the Colossians with Paul); and there is record of thousands of Quakers that entered the kingdom three hundred years ago. Only by repentance is the kingdom entered, and you must enter while you are on earth. Sin must be eliminated because "no sexually immoral, impure or covetous person has any inheritance in the kingdom," Eph 5:3-6. That is why Jesus and John the Baptist preached, "the kingdom is at hand, believe the gospel, repent with remission sin, (release from the bondage of sin.")]
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons; freely you have received, freely give.
9 Provide neither gold, nor silver nor brass in your purses,
10 Nor bag for your journey, neither two coats or shoes, nor staves; for the workman is worthy of his food.
11 And whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go from there.
12 When you come into the house, give your greeting.
13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 Whoever will not receive you or hear your words, shake the dust off of your feet when you leave that house or that city.
15 Truthfully I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.