Word of Jesus Part 33
Words of Jesus is the bold letters.
Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them
two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would
Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send
forth labourers into his harvest.
Luke 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Luke 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the
I will not comment too much on their mission to preach because it has already
been covered in the other gospels except to notice how the Lord asks us to pray
for more laborers in the harvest of souls. Even today more than ever we need
laborers that will be faithful to the truth and not change the word or ignore
the true doctrine taught in the word to
attract more people hoping that the gospel will rub off on them. The gospel has
to be preached along with repentance just like Jesus and the apostles preached
it. We cannot water it down to please the crowds.
Jesus said that the apostles were lambs among wolves. That showed clearly that
they didn't preach a watered down gospel but commanded hearers to repent, the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Luke 10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
Luke 10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if
not, it shall turn to you again.
Luke10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they
give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
Luke 10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such
things as are set before you:
Luke10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of
God is come nigh unto you.
Luke 10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your
ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
Luke 10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off
against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come
nigh unto you.
Luke 10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for
Sodom, than for that city.
Luke 10:13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty
works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a
great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
Luke 10:14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment,
than for you.
Luke 10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down
Jesus taught a literal hell and we should not try to change that in order to
make us feel better when someone dies.
Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth
me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
To accept a true and I emphasize true, minister of the gospel is the same as
receiving Christ, to reject one that brings the true word of God is the same as
rejecting the savior.
Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils
are subject unto us through thy name.
Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
This is what is to happen to Satan and those that follow with him. If we choose
his way, we might profit temporarily in this life but in the long run our souls
would spend eternity in hell. Its just not worth it. To forsake all and follow
Christ guarantees a place in eternity, forever. This life is short and passes
quickly. Eternity is forever.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto
you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Again a reminder that our rejoicing should not be in having the evil spirits in
subjection to us but rejoice that our names our written in heaven. Jesus puts
the emphasis squarely on the saving of souls above the casting out of devils.
Healing and casting out devils were done when needed to prevent the gospel from
being hindered and as a compassionate act for those suffering and in bondage to
Satan. It was never done to put on a show to make the disciples look like they
were the ones doing the healing. Preaching the gospel
and saving the lost was the main emphasis and Jesus didn't even allow them to
rejoice over the fact that they had power over the enemy. We are not to rejoice
over spiritual power but over the fact that names are written in heaven when one
becomes born again by the spirit of God. That is the goal.
Signs follow true believers but those true believers are never to stop preaching
the gospel that saves the lost. We are to also preach the truth and teach the
word to exhort the ones already saved to disciple them to go forth and share the
gospel to even more. The gifts of the spirit for healing and such are to edify
the church and convince the lost that Jesus is the Christ. They are to glorify
Jesus Christ at all times. The true Holy Spirit comes into our midst when we
glorify and emphasize Jesus Christ. No human being is to believe that he has
certain power to show off and glorify himself as being more spiritual than
others. Certain ministers and evangelists do not have anything more than any one
of us can have as believers in Jesus Christ. No one has a monopoly on the gifts
of the spirit and they are not to be used to puff one up above another. We are
to walk in humility and be willing to repent if we make mistakes and we will
make them. We've got to get our eyes off men or women who claim to have power
with God. They don't have anything more than anyone can have if they are
faithful to God. Some believe the gifts are given to the church as a whole and
not to individuals. If that were the case then any of the nine gifts could be
used at certain times of need and not one person would be doing all the healing,
prophesying, etc. If a group of people are praying instead of just one,
then perhaps we wouldn't know which person God was using to heal the sick.
That way only God gets the glory. The emphasis should be on the one being
helped, not on the one doing the praying.
Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise
and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it
seemed good in thy sight.
We can never figure out God. Who we would pick to do a certain task may not be
His choice. He knows the hearts and we do not know.
Luk 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who
the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom
the Son will reveal him.
We will only know what God reveals to us. To know these things, we need to
ask and seek. God is not going to give us understanding if we do not
desire it. So many say, "I can't understand the KJV bible." We can
understand the KJV translation if we desire to understand and God begins to
reveal it to us precept upon precept and line upon line. My dad only had a
sixth grade education. Yet, He understand the KJV very well. He
understands it because he wanted to understand and sought God for understanding.
When he was younger, they didn't have the other versions yet except maybe the
Only the spirit of God can show us who God is. When one is saved from sin it is by the Holy
Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts of sin and saves the soul. We cannot do it or
make it happen.
That is why the forced conversions done in the Middle Ages was so dumb. Forced
conversions can't save a rabbit much less a person. It is a complete idiotic
waste of time. You baptize someone by force and he will go down a dry sinner and
come up a wet one. It is stupid. Only God can change a heart and cause one to be
saved from sin. We got to get it out of our heads that we personally can change
a person by coercion It can't be done. We can urge, help, preach,
encourage, pray etc but we can't force anyone to be saved and have eternal life.
Luke 10:23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are
the eyes which see the things that ye see:
Luke 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those
things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye
hear, and have not heard them.
We do not realize the privilege we have. We think we might want to be a great
prophet like Isaiah, Daniel or Jeremiah but we have the privilege they didn't
have while they were walking the earth. We have seen the salvation of the Lord,
we have heard of the Lord's death, burial and resurrection, and we have access
to the gifts of God of salvation, being filled with the Holy Spirit and
inheriting eternal life.
Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Luke 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbour as thyself.
Luke 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Some take these verses lightly. Look at them for just a moment.
If we love God with all our hearts, we would not desire to sin against Him,
ignore His word and live a selfish life leaving Him out until we get into
trouble. If we loved our neighbor as ourselves we would not steal from him,
murder him, commit adultery with his wife or her husband, whatever the case may
be. We would not covet their goods or tell lies about them which is bearing
false witness. Neighbor does not just mean our next door neighbor.
Those that claim to love God and put everything else first, do not love Him.
Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my
Luke 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to
Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded
him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luke 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he
saw him, he passed by on the other side.
A priest was supposed to care for the suffering but he pretended not to see and
Luke 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on
him, and passed by on the other side.
Surely a religious man like the Levite would help but he too passed by.
Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when
he saw him, he had compassion on him,
A Samaritan was not considered to be religious but a sinner, yet he had
compassion and helped the one who was suffering.
It is sad when those we call sinners show more compassion than the ones who
claim to be Christians. Yet with tears we read of this down through the ages.
Some even put to death any that tried to correct the false teaching of the
churches Catholic or Protestant. Some used torture and
did horrible things to dissenters and Jews. Is it any wonder that the Jewish
people have had a hard time recognizing their Messiah when those that claim to
follow the Messiah do such evil things.
Thank God Jews are coming to Christ now by the thousands but it is no thanks to
the average Christian churches. There was no time that God made the church so
exalted as to replace the Jewish people. We are to preach the gospel to all. All
have come short of the glory of God and all need to be saved from sin. Jew,
Greek, Christian, and every human being on the face of the earth needs to be
saved from sin. Preaching the
gospel is telling the truth. It is not using torture, harassment and force of
any kind to make converts to a church. The church does not save. Being born
again by God's spirit is the only thing that saves us from our sins. We have to
be saved from sin to have eternal life. The above verses can't be kept unless
the spirit of God is in our innermost being. We can't love without God within
us. In order to have God's spirit within us, we have to get the sin out.
They do not dwell together. WE can't get our own sin out by will power so
we need a savior and a deliverer from sin. This is Jesus. This happens when we repent or turn from sin and become born again by God's
spirit which comes when we believe the one God sent to save us, Jesus Christ,
the Son of God. There is no other way of salvation. We must believe Jesus and
believe in who He is.
Only when we believe in Jesus can we be born again. Sin has to be cleansed and
we have to be changed by God's spirit before we can inherit eternal life.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Luke 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and
set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Luke 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave
them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou
spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Luke 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that
fell among the thieves?
Luke 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him,
Go, and do thou likewise.
Go and do likewise. Have mercy, have compassion and exercise ourselves to true
This is not threatening people, torturing people and not speaking to them if
they disagree with us.
Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do
good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and
Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just
and on the unjust.
Luke 10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain
village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and
heard his word.
Luk e10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said,
Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her
therefore that she help me.
Luke 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful
and troubled about many things:
Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which
shall not be taken away from her.
Most of the sermons I've heard over the years have absolutely reversed this
passage and commended Martha rather than Mary. I guess most of us love the
Martha types, especially the men. If we go to visit someone we would rather have
a Martha fuss over us rather than a Mary that just wanted to study the word of
God and talk about the bible.
No matter what our flesh desires though, Jesus commends Mary, not Martha. God
bless our Marthas that work to make food and feed the hungry. I love them too, but we
must remember that the Lord did not commend her but Mary. Mary wasn't lazy or
neglectful of duties. I'm sure when Jesus wasn't around, Mary would help her
sister. Mary just recognized the right priorities. Mary saw that the word of God
was the most important thing even above food and necessary things we think are
I know that if a good bible teacher anointed by the Holy Spirit, was in a
certain room, I would not want to be in any kitchen preparing food. I would want
to hear the speaker.
We could just order pizza.
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