But now things have changed.
Take a purse, and scrip, and obtain a sword.
Matthew 10: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that houseor city,…
The language of being sent without purse, scrip, or shoes points to the sending forth of the gospel during the time of the church age. Entering into a house as long as its worthy is language that ties in with remaining in the house of God while the Spirit of God is within it.
But now things have changed. Take a purse, and scrip, and obtain a sword.
Historically, the people of God’s stay within the nation of Israel was about to come to an end. It was time to leave that house (or corporate body). The things concerning Christ had an end. He was soon to be crucified and rejected by the leaders of Israel. This in turn would also relate to what would happen at the time of the end of the church age. The people of God would leave that house as well at the command of God.
Q. Hi Chris can you please explain Genesis 4:7.
If thou doest well shalt not thou be accepted?and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shall rule over him.
Psalms 119:49-56 (KJV) Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.