Deliver the message…

Luke 9:1-9

 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,  and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.  And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.” And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen.  Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him.

 Totally dependent upon God to provide through His people, they go out to preach and heal and do so.  Jesus commissioned them and they were obedient.  It had such impact that the ruler of the day hears and wants to know what is going on?

 Can we repeat this scenario?  Can we be obedient to the commission we have received depending solely upon God to provide the words and power for us to share what we have received with all who cross our path each day?  God is good, His mercies are forever.  Nothing has changed but the time frame.  Mankind continues to need the same message delivered to them.  Will we be found faithful?

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