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Jesus sent out His twelve, having power and authority.

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Matthew 10:1-8 Mark 6:7-13 Luke 9:1-10
1And when He had called to Him His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. 2And the names of the twelve apostles are these: First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee and John his brother; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; 4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. 5Jesus sent out these twelve, commanding them, saying, Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans. 6But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand. 8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. You have received freely, freely give.
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7And He called the Twelve and began to send them out by two and two. And He gave them authority over unclean spirits, 8and commanded them that they take nothing in the way, except only a staff; no bag, no bread, no copper in the belt, 9but tying on sandals, and not to put on two tunics. 10And He said to them, Wherever you enter into a house, abide there until you depart from that place. 11And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. 12And they went out and proclaimed that men should repent. 13And they cast out many demons, and anointed many who were sick with oil, and healed them.
MKJV
1And He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. 2And He sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3And He said to them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staffs, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money, nor each to have two tunics. 4And whatever house you enter into, abide there and depart from there. 5And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. 6And they departed and went through the towns, proclaiming the gospel and healing everywhere.
[verses 7-9 skipped,
until their return]
10And returning, the apostles told Him all that they had done. And He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place of a city called Bethsaida.
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Insights
  • They were sent out two by two, (team work), there is power and protection in numbers.
  • They were given instructions, as to where NOT to go. Knowing what not to do can be as important as knowing what to do.
  • They took nothing for their journey: they were walking by faith, relying on God to be their provision.
  • They were given power and authority over all demons, and sent out to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. A failure rate is not recorded, one can assume that there was a 100% healing success rate. It is always God's will to heal.