EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
When we go into the world to share the gospel message, we take everything we need when we share Jesus. What do we need?
Maybe it’s best to share what we don’t need. God’s word tells us to “travel light.” Don’t be weighed down by things that will hold you back from serving.
The Bible tells us not to heap up “gold, silver or copper in our money belts”, why? It will weigh us down. Besides, we need not depend on money to sustain us but what we do need is “God’s anointing on our life.” Trust Him. Money will come as needed when you serve Him. Our true wealth is in the kingdom realm of God.
Don’t take sandals or a staff the Bible tells us as Jesus told His disciples to leave their things behind because they already had what was important. “They had Jesus.” WE have Jesus! Leave your clothes out of your backpack scripture says… why? Our backpack points to our past experiences. The weight on our back is not only burdensome, but it also doesn’t help us. Remember, our past no longer exists in Christ. We are a new creation, new every morning!
Our shoes and staff should be left behind showing us an example or picture that our shoes become the goodness we carry as we walk in the continual peace of Christ. Our staff should be left behind as well, why? A staff was a symbol of authority back in biblical times.
We take with us no other authority but Christ’s.
The Bible tells us to be assured, any worthy man, that is honorable, or deserving of confidence, will be welcomed into a home and provided hospitality.
If they were rejected, they were to “shake it off”, if you’re rejected, SHAKE IT OFF!… the Bible says in the historical view, shake the dust off your feet, before the next assignment.
Do you get it? Do you understand what we are called to do in this world?
GO, INTO ALL THE WORLD…AND PREACH….
…Freely you have received the power of the kingdom, so freely release it to others. You won’t need a lot of money. Travel light, and don’t even pack an extra change of clothes in your backpack. Trust God for everything, because the one who works for Him deserves to be provided for.
(Read Matthew 10.)