What would you preach, from these scriptures?
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
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.
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 Thaddaeus;
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
These twelve Jesus 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.
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.
I heard the Word today…. oh boy…
Using the scriptures above, what would you preach?
It speaks of teaching and preaching, the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Not just teach and preach, but called to do.
Heal every sickness and disease, to have compassion and pray.
He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Go and Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
The last line, freely ye have received, freely give.
To me in Context we should freely give the Gospel, freely heal and set free the captives of sickness or Satan.
If we continued to read we find they were told that the people they gave the Gospel to, were to supply their needs.
My sad point is, the preacher who used this Scripture to preach, used the last line, “freely ye have received, freely give.”
To talk about, helping our neighbors, fulfilling their needs, cleaning and cooking, doing laundry.
All good things, even Godly things. Just not what the Scripture was teaching us, and the reason the Church is Powerless today.
We need to act on and believe the Full Council of God.