WHAT DO YOU BRING WITH YOU?
Luk 10:8 Whenever you enter a town and the people welcome you, eat what is presented to you.
Luk 10:9 Heal the sick in that town and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come upon you!’
Luk 10:10 But whenever you enter a town and the people do not welcome you, go into its streets and say,
Luk 10:11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we shake off against you. Nevertheless know this: The kingdom of God did come.’
Luk 10:12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town!
when the kingdom comes
When we talk about the coming of the kingdom of God, in the ultimate sense we are talking about Christ’s physical return to the planet. But there is a sense in which the kingdom comes every time one of its citizens enters a new territory proclaiming the gospel. Jesus speaks about both meanings of the term here. The kingdom comes to each town when its citizen representatives come proclaiming the gospel and bringing healing. But when the kingdom ultimately comes — in the person of Christ himself) those towns (and people and nations) who rejected the gospel will be judged. Their fate will be destruction, like that of Sodom. But it will be so much worse for them because they rejected the good news of the Son of God himself.
LORD, use us to bring the kingdom to our towns, families and nations.