Bob’s Blog, Today’s Devotional Post

Matthew 10:16-23. Jesus warns; Persecution Will Come16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. 19 When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. (ESV)
Notes from Bob:  

These words are directed toward the Church of then, and of today!  Oh, it’s not any one organization or denomination, although some would have us believe so!  It is to the true Body of Christ!  Those who have not only believed with their mind, but also with their entire being!  Body, Soul & Spirit!  This group of people is called “The Body Of Christ” in the N.T., and “The Remnant” by the O.T. Prophets of old.  In the O.T., God called the place where “His People Dwelt” Isreal.  In the N.T., He refers to Jesus’ Church, (again I reiterate, NOT a particular Denomination, but the true believers), and their newly expanded mission field, both as the  “new Israel”.  So, the towns referred to here are all the Communities of the entire World!  This work of God’s people is called “The Great Commission!  

Author: livinginthemastersshadow

Christian, Conservative, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Retired Engineer, Firefighter, Paramedic, Elder in the Church, Hunter, Fisherman and Fisher of men

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