Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 10 of 24 (42 verses.)

Luke 10Wrench

Yahshua Sends out 70 More Disciples
1 Missions/Outreach *After this, Adoni [Yahshua] appoints 70 other [disciples, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. He sends them in pairs to every town and place where he himself is about to go.
2 x 2 may means that two pairs went to each town. Missionaries should always go in pairs.
2 Missions/Outreach *Yahshua says to the [70 missionaries], โ€œTruly a huge harvest [of souls fills the earth], ๐Ÿ˜‡. Pray to [YHVH], the Adonai in charge of reaping [saints into eternity]. Ask Him to send out more workers to gather in His 'crops'.
3 Betrayal *Get going now, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But watch out! I'm sending you out like lambs among wolves.
4 Yah's Provision (Assurance) Don't take a [wallet], bag or sandals [shoes]. [Go right where YAH's Spirit leads you to go.] Don't [even stop to] greet anyone on the road.
Travel light.
5 Blessing In whatever house you enter, ๐Ÿ˜‡, immediately say, โ€˜Shalom to this house.โ€™
6 Blessing And if peace-seeking [brotherhood] lives in that place, your [blessing of] peace will rest on [the place and the people in it, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. If not, [the blessing you gave will come back (someday) to bless you, even though the people you blessed may be jerks].
If your greeting of peace is received, then it's a good place to stay. But if it's not received, get out peacefully. Don't impose yourself.
7 Missions/Outreach Don't move out of the first house/church you stay in until you leave town, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Eat & drink what they feed you. [Don't pay for lodging and food.] For the laborer is worthy of his hire. Do NOT go from house to house [like Mormon missionary boys with nothing better to do than cold-call door-to-door].
When you enter a [small] town to spread the gospel, people want you to be their personal entertainers. They pass you around from house to house, wearing you out. Don't fall into that trap. When the people of a town stop feeding you reasonably health-sustaining food and coming to see you where you are, then it's time to leave that town. Be reasonably flexible in your diet. But remember to eat healthy food on mission trips. Sometimes that means fasting. If the town won't feed and house you, they don't really want you there.
8 Accepting Others Without Judging Whenever you come into a town and [people] welcome [you], eat what [they] put in front of you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Don't be picky.]
Again, within reason. They feed you dead rat in china, dead dog and dead bugs in Korea, and dead pig in America. Eating any unclean animal is bad for your health. And your breath.
9 Faith-Healing *Heal the sick [people] in the towns that welcome and feed you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Say to them, โ€˜The Kingdom of [YHVH] the Eloah has come close to you.โ€™
Is anyone in your โ€˜Christianโ€™ fellowship miraculously healing sick people? If not, there's a problem.
10 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance *But if a town refuses to welcome you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, go out into its streets and declare [the following]:
11 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance *โ€˜As a sign against you, we [disciples] wipe off even the dust of your town that sticks to our feet. But be sure of this: the Kingdom of [YHVH] the Eloah came close to you. [And you missed it!]โ€™
Towns That Reject Us Disciples Will Burn
12 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance I [assure] you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, that [the punishment] will be more tolerable on [Judgment] day for Sodom, than for [any town that refuses to give free housing and food and serious attention to my disciples].
The world brims full of churches who pose as Christ's disciples for money. Yet just about every town in the world refuses to give free lodging and healthy food and serious attention to Yahshua's disciples who say the things Yahshua actually said. That's why the world plunges ever deeper into destruction.
13 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion Woe [comes to crush] to you, [Palestinian] Korazin [town]! What terrible [punishment descends] on you too, [Jewish] Bethsadia [Fishing-Town]! For if the mighty works [I] did in you had been done in [pagan] Tyre {Rock-Port} and Sidon {Fish-City}, their [townspeople] would long ago have put on sackcloth and dumped ashes on their heads, to show that they'd turned from their sins!
These Jewish towns failed to give proper free food, housing and attention to Yahshua and/or His disciples. Is your town honoring the humble prophets who teach YAH's actual Word? No. Your town honors hypocritical religious windbags who serve political and economic sinners.
14 Judgment Yes, on Judgment [Day, the punishment] lands more tolerably on [the people of pagan] Tyre {Rock-Port} & Sidon {Fish-City}, than for you [hypocritical Judeo-Christians].
15 Hell (Annihilation) *And you, [comfortable walled town] Capernaum: [you expect to be] exalted to heaven. [But YAH] soon thrusts you down to Sheol {The-Grave}.
16 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance *Whoever listens to [my disciples] listens to me, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Anyone who despises [my disciples] despises me. And everyone who despises me despises [YHVH] who sent me.โ€
Identify yourself as YAH's messenger. Give and live His message. If the people do not want to listen, move on. They are despising YAH. Who are the Messiah's disciples? Disciples are people who in their zeal to die for Christ have given away all their possessions and suffered hateful estrangement from their loved ones. (Luke 14:26-33.) Renunciation of possessions and worldly-ties are the only two scriptural criteria for meriting the title: Christ's disciple (#3101 mathetes: learner). And you don't know anyone who meets the criteria. Because the media and the churches refuse to promote or even recognize homeless prophets.
Nothing Can Harm True Disciples Of Yahshua
17 Exorcism *Later, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the 70 [new missionaries] return [to Yahshua]. They rejoice: โ€œAdoni, through [the power of] your Name-Authority, even the demons [become] subject to us!โ€
Even the demons obey us when we gave them command(s) in your name!
18 The Devil *Yahshua replies to the 70 [returned missionaries], โ€œI saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning.
19 Yah's Protection *See, ๐Ÿ˜‡! I give you power to trample down serpents and scorpions. [I've given you authority] over all the power of the enemy. Nothing can hurt you in any [eternal] way.
20 Salvation *However, ๐Ÿ˜‡, don't rejoice [over getting power and authority to make evil] spirits subject to you. Rather, [whirl and leap] because your names lie written in [the Book of Life in] heaven.โ€
21 Humility *At that moment, Yahshua fills with [YAH's] Sacred Spirit-joy. He prays, โ€œFather [YHVH], Adonai of heaven and earth, I thank you for hiding these [truths and powers] from sophisticated and educated [people]. [You] open [mysteries] to โ€˜little children.โ€™ Right on, Father. You [always] see the best way [to do anything].
22 The Messiah *My Father [YHVH] has given me authority over everything, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Only [YHVH] the Father knows who [I, YAH's] son, am. And [no man knows] who [YHVH] the Father is, except [me] the son, and others to whom [I,] the son, reveal [YHVH] the Father.โ€
23 Spiritual Vision Yahshua turns to his disciples. He says privately, โ€œHow privileged are the eyes that see what you are seeing, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
24 Spiritual Vision *For I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, many prophets and kings desired to see the things you see. Yet they failed to see what [you're seeing]. And [they longed] to hear the things you hear. Yet they never heard [what you hear, ๐Ÿ˜‡].โ€
To Gain Eternal Life, Follow All The Commands
25 Eternal Life Suddenly a [snake-hearted religious] lawyer stands up to trap Yahshua. He asks, โ€œMaster, what must I do to inherit eternal life?โ€
26 Eternal Life Yahshua asks the [liar] Lawyer, โ€œWhat does [Moses] write in the law? What [conditions] do you see the Torah stipulating [for receiving eternal life]?โ€
27 Love *The [liar] Lawyer answers, โ€œYou must love Adonai your Eloah with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind. And [love] your neighbor as yourself.โ€
The correct quotation would have been โ€˜YHVH your Elohaโ€™ but the Jews had removed the name of YHVH from the scriptures.
28 Eternal Life *Yahshua answers the Lawyer, โ€œYou answer right: [correctly love YHVH and your neighbor]. Then you live [forever].โ€
The Good Samaritan Loves His Hated Enemy
29 Selfishness *But the [liar] Lawyer, wanting to justify himself, asks Yahshua, โ€œAnd who is my neighbor?โ€
Limiting the legal and moral scope of the term โ€˜neighborโ€™ is job #1 for people who don't love other people. With hand-held internet computing devices, we โ€˜modern intelligent peopleโ€™ maintain a complete virtual social life with people we will never meet and can โ€˜turn offโ€™ at will, while completely ignoring every physical neighbor we have. Young men now skip marriage and use their technology to satisfy their lusts, not even having a wife for a โ€˜neighborโ€™. No wonder that โ€˜in the last days, the love of masses of people will wax cold.โ€™
30 Violence *Yahshua answers, "A man travels, walking down from Jerusalem to Jericho {Moon-Spirit}. Thieves attack the man. They knock him down. They strip off his clothes. They beat him until he's half-dead, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [The thieves] flee.
31 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *By coincidence, ๐Ÿ˜‡, a priest walks by. He sees the wounded man. Then the [hypocrite crosses the road! He] passes by [the bleeding man] on the far side.
Why does the chicken cross the road? To avoid helping suffering people.
32 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *Likewise, ๐Ÿ˜‡, a Levite [praise-singer, aid worker, teacher, doctor] arrives. He glances at the wounded man, then similarly passes by on the far side of the road!
33 Compassion *Then a Samaritan [rides south from his witchcraft-infested, drug-doped land. He risks his life to journey in the territory of the Jews who hate all Samarians. He] comes to where the wounded [Jew] lays, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The [despised] Samaritan sees his wounded [Jew enemy]. He takes compassion on the [injured man].
You can adapt this story to grip the hearts of any nation. We tell this story to Haitians, whom Dominicans despise. Haitians love it. The Dominicans bristle with hate, just like the Jews did.
34 Generosity *[The despised outcast Samaritan runs, kneels down by] his wounded [enemy], bandages up his wounds, pours oil and wine in his cuts [to stop infection and promote healing]. [Then he] sets the wounded man on his own animal. He brings the wounded man to an inn, ๐Ÿ˜‡. He takes care of his [enemy]!
35 Generosity *The morning before the Samaritan leaves, he takes [from his pocket] two [daysโ€™ wages in silver coins]. He hands the coins to the inn-keeper, and says, โ€œTake care of this wounded man. Whatever extra you have to spend [to get him well], I'll repay you when I come back.โ€
36 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *[So now, Mr. Liar-Lawyer, seminary professor,] which of the 3 [passers-by] do you think [fulfilled the Biblical role of] โ€˜neighborโ€™ to the guy the thieves beat up?โ€”[The 2 people of the same religion & nation, who ignored their dying compatriot, or the dirty heretic foreigner who helped his poor bleeding enemy?]โ€
37 Loving People of All Colors & Nations *The Lawyer answers, โ€œThe passerby who showed mercy to the wounded man [fulfilled the Law's definition of โ€˜neighborly relationsโ€™].โ€ So Yahshua says to the Lawyer, โ€œGo [through life loving your neighbors of whatever race, sex, type, religion, color or location, even your personal and national enemies].โ€
The foreigner who showed mercy to the wounded [Jew] fulfilled the proper Lawful role of 'neighbor', even though the foreigner lived far away and was the Jew's national and religious enemy.
Listening To Yahshua Beats Cooking & Eating
38 Kindness Yahshua [and his disciples] enter a village, ๐Ÿ˜‡. A woman named Martha welcomes Yahshua into her home.
39 Education *Martha's sister Mary sits at Yahshua's feet, ๐Ÿ˜‡. She listens to his [every] Word.
40 Anxiety / Worry Meanwhile, Martha [buzzes around,] worrying over the big dinner she's preparing. She [stomps out of the kitchen] to Yahshua. She [whines], โ€œMaster, don't you care that my sister [Mary] just sits here while I do all the work? Tell Mary to come help me.โ€
41 Anxiety / Worry Yahshua answers, โ€œMartha, Martha, you fret and worry about [so] many things:
42 Education Only one thing is necessary, and Mary has chosen it: my Word is [the main course, the Real Food that gives Life]. [I'm] not going to take that from her.โ€
You can go without physical food for several days and be much better off for it. But even one day without YAH's Word can derail your whole life down a wrong track. Point a rocket to the moon and miss the trajectory by 1/1000th of 1 degree, and you'll miss the moon. Your rocket's going to judgment day. So skip the food. Read the map.