Mat_10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
These powers were given to the apostles...
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions:Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 <<<<<Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.>>>>> 7 As you go, proclaim this message:The kingdom of heaven has come near. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
*****Go rather to the lost sheep of Isreal....
Jesus provides His disciples/apostles with the POWER to accomplish their task.
What was their/apostle's task???
Jesus gave His disciples/apostles TEMPORARY POWER enabling them/apostles to CONFIRM the message of the Word of God.
These powers were given to the apostles.
THERE WERE ONLY TWELVE APOSTLES...
WHAT OF THE OTHER 58 DISCIPLES THAT JESUS SENT FORTH...
Hos_4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
Luk 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 come.<--
Luk 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.
Luk 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Luk 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
Luk 10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
Luk 10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
Luk 10:7 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.
Luk 10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
Luk 10:9 And
heal the sick that are therein, and
say unto them,
The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
DOES YOUR CHURCH... REALLY HAVE AN EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING OBEDIENT TO JESUS..
THERE IS NONE THAT YOU HAVE NAMED AS YET...