"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."
<1>His disciples were ready to take the
responsibility of becoming laborers for the Lord, so he gave them
power and knowledge to go and spread his preaching of the Kingdom.
"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;"
"Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the
publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was
"Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who
also betrayed him." (Matthew 10:2-4)
<2>They were all equal and there was no
discrimination. Only those disciples who were more sincere and would
do the Will of the
Father more intensely
were greater, regardless of their background.
"These twelve Esa sent forth, and commanded them,
saying, Go not into the way of the
Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:"
"But go rather to the lost sheep of the
house of Israel."
House of Israel"
is only a part of the
Children of Israel. The
Israel were divided into two nations as the
House of Judah (Jews)
House of Israel
(the ten lost tribes).
House of Israel which was
ten tribes, was kept captive and carried away by the Assyrians, and
their territories (the Northern Kingdom) were given to other people.
These ten lost tribes apparently never came back to their lands.
<5>But as it is described in the book
Children of Abram (Abraham),
All Prophecies Are Fulfilled, these ten tribes scattered north
and northwest from their original land. Indeed
Christ had come to gather these people as prophesied by Jacob
Messiah is one who will
gather the people of
come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be."
had not come to gather the
Jews (House of
Judah) but "the lost sheep of the
house of Israel." For more detail, read
Children of Abram (Abraham), All Prophecies Are Fulfilled.
"And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is at hand."
"Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the
dead, cast out
devils: freely ye have
received, freely give." (Matthew 10:7-8)
<7>He taught his disciples to follow his
example, preach his teaching, and do the healing.
"Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,"
"Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats,
neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his
"And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter,
enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence."
"And when ye come into an house, salute it."
"And if the house be worthy, let your peace come
upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you."
"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."
"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." (Matthew 10:9-15)
<8>These were instructions given by Esa to
his disciples to go preach and heal. In fact this should be the
lifestyle of those who become renunciates (sannyasins).
"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst
of wolves: be ye therefore wise as
serpents, and harmless as doves." (Matthew 10:16)
is wisdom consciousness, which is the spiritual force latently
asleep at the end of the spinal cord. In Sanskrit it is called the
kundalini. <10>When this spiritual force is asleep there is
not wisdom present in man and he is a rational animal. But when it
is risen to the higher
chakra and up), it
<11>It is the same
serpent which was
directed for satisfaction of the lower self and became temptation to
(Eve). She ate of the tree
of knowledge and gave man also to eat of it. <12>But when
this spiritual force, by His
Grace, is directed to the
higher self, a
great wisdom will be gained.
"But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils,
and they will scourge you in their synagogues;"
"And ye shall be brought before governors and
kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the
"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." (Matthew 10:17-19)
<13>Let the Lord do it through you, and
glorify Him by knowing it is He who is doing great work through you.
"For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of
Father which speaketh in
you." (Matthew 10:20)
<14>It is He who does it through you. Also if
you are not pure enough, your
ego will come in and you will learn your impurities, so go ahead
"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."
"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's
sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." (Matthew
<15>People do not want to hear the truth (His
Consciousness) and will hate whoever tells them the truth. But
those who do not fail and keep the truth to the end will be saved.
<16>He does not say, "I will save you." He says, "I give you the
truth. By following It, you will be set free."