Matthew 10: My Marching Orders

Last night my son and I watched the movie 13 hours in Benghazi, a true story about elite fighters facing insurmountable odds.

Watching a movie like that really makes me realize hate hate war! It is a sad fact that it is necessary and I fully support the military.

This movie really puts you in the battle and really has a bittersweet end, like most human dramas it’s tragic.

We actually split it up into two nights because it was so intense but it really got me thinking. Thinking about how the weapons of our warfare are not of this world. How Jesus walked in love.

As over the past 12 years I have been looking for things in my past that formed me. It also brought me back to understand it’s the sort of the spirit is the word of God, and how important that is to write that on the tablet of our hearts. But how much more important it is to have it relational realistic and sometimes raw and messy relationship with our Father in heaven.

Besides this movie is called 13 hours and this site is 12 hours to live. It’s just motivated me to document my own development. Let’s be sure to pray for our military….

The original code lovingly given to me by my parents around 1964 at the 7th Street Mennonite Church…I still love the KJV!

Matthew 10 KJV

1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.

13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35F or I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

HAVEN OF REST QUARTET — LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING- HONORING MY ROOTS (MADE IN 2010)

The “proof text” for Bible study I use to this day

Matthew 10 NKJV – Spirit Life Bible – Jack Hayford

And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. 2 Now 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; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and [a]Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the [b]Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

Sending Out the Twelve
5 These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven [c]is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, [d]cleanse the lepers, [e]raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, 10 nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food.

11 “Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. 12 And when you go into a household, greet it. 13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!

Persecutions Are Coming
16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless[f] as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. 18 You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

21 “Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house [g]Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household! 26 Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

Jesus Teaches the Fear of God
27 “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in [h]hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a [i]copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Confess Christ Before Men
32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

Christ Brings Division
34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set[j] a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

A Cup of Cold Water
40 “He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. 41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.”

I love this translation that adds the “Passion” to the story….though no translation supplants the effort of understanding the bible in context so I use many translations to understand how Gods has processed people over time.

It’s only by surrendering and developing a relational connection with my Father in Heaven, which is my only chance to get out of “flatland” and creates the true metamorphosis, that by his power, I can be used as a “deadly force”….

Only connection to Dad as a son allows me to hear, see and walk out strategies of love that the enemy can’t see coming!

Matthew 10 – Passion Translation – Brian Simmons

1 Jesus gathered his twelve[disciples and imparted to them authority to cast out demons and to heal every sickness[b] and every disease.

2 Now, these are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, who is nicknamed Peter, and Andrew, his brother. And then Jacob[c] and John, sons of Zebedee. 3 Next were Phillip and Bartholomew; then Thomas and Matthew, the tax collector; Jacob the son of Alphaeus; Thaddeus;[e] 4 Simon, the former member of the Zealot party,[f] and Judas the locksmith, who eventually betrayed Jesus.

5 Jesus sent out the Twelve with these instructions: “Don’t go into any Gentile or Samaritan territory.[h] 6 Go instead and find the lost sheep among the people of Israel. 7 And as you go, preach this message: ‘Heaven’s kingdom realm is accessible, close enough to touch.’ 8 You must continually bring healing to lepers and to those who are sick,[and make it your habit to break off the demonic presence from people, and raise the dead back to life. Freely you have received the power of the kingdom, so freely release it to others.

9 You won’t need a lot of money. 10 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.

11 “Whatever village or town you enter, search for an honorable man who will let you into his home until you leave for the next town. 12 Once you enter a house, speak to the family there and say, ‘God’s blessing of peace be upon this house!’ 13 And if those living there welcome you, let your peace come upon the house. But if you are rejected, that blessing of peace will come back upon you.

14 And if anyone doesn’t listen to you and rejects your message, when you leave that house or town, shake the dust off your feet. 15 Mark my words, on the day of judgment the wicked people who lived in the land of Sodom and Gomorrah will have a lesser degree of judgment than the city that rejects you, for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah did not have the opportunity that was given to them! 16 Now, remember, it is I who sends you out, even though you feel vulnerable as lambs going into a pack of wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes yet as harmless as doves.

Jesus Warns His Apostles of Persecution
17 “Be on your guard! For there will be those who will betray you before their religious councils and brutally beat you with whips in their public gatherings. 18 And because you follow me, they will take you to stand trial in front of rulers and even kings as an opportunity to testify of me before them and the unbelievers.[t] 19 So when they arrest you, don’t worry about how to speak or what you are to say, for the Holy Spirit will give you at that very moment the words to speak. 20 It won’t be you speaking but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.[u]

21 “A brother will betray his brother unto death—even a father his child! Children will rise up against their parents and have them put to death. 22 Expect to be hated by all because of my name, but be faithful to the end and you will experience life and deliverance.23 And when they persecute you in one town, flee to another. But I promise you this: you will not deliver all the cities and towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24 “A student is not superior to his teacher any more than a servant would be greater than his master. 25 The student must be satisfied to share his teacher’s fate and the servant his master’s. If they have called the head of the family ‘lord of flies,’ no wonder they malign the members of his family.

26 “Don’t be afraid or intimidated by others, for God will bring everything out into the open and every secret will be told. 27 What I say to you in the dark, repeat in broad daylight, and what you hear in a whisper, announce it publicly. 28 Don’t be in fear of those who can kill only the body but not your soul. Fear only God, who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

29 You can buy two sparrows for only a copper coin, yet not even one sparrow falls from its nest without the knowledge of your Father. Aren’t you worth much more to God than many sparrows? 30–31 So don’t worry. For your Father cares deeply about even the smallest detail of your life

32 “If you openly and publicly acknowledge me, I will freely and openly acknowledge you before my heavenly Father. 33 But if you publicly deny that you know me, I will also deny you before my heavenly Father.

34 “Perhaps you think I’ve come to spread peace and calm over the earth—but my coming will bring conflict and division, not peace. 35 Because of me,

A son will turn against his father,
a daughter her mother
and against her mother-in-law.
36 Within your own families you will find enemies.

(>>>>>>>>VERY HARD TO DO! >>>>>>)Whoever loves father or mother or son or daughter more than me is not fit to be my disciple. 38 And whoever comes to me must follow in my steps and be willing to share my cross and experience it as his own, or he is not worthy of me. 39 Those who cling to their lives will give up true life. But those who let go of their lives for my sake and surrender it all to me will discover true life!

40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the One who sent me. 41 Whoever receives a prophet because he is God’s messenger will share a prophet’s reward. And whoever welcomes a righteous person because he follows me will also share in his reward. 42 And whoever gives a cup of cold water to one of my disciples, I promise you, he will not go unrewarded.”

Prophetic words are key in activating our destiny

This one came in January 16, 2016 that activated and clarified mt path forward. I would go on to participate in Azusa Now shortly after in April 2016……, moving to Northern California, experience some adversity but continuing to Switzerland and Israel on the 500th anniversary of the reformation!

All for God’s Glory!!!!!!!!


The song Soundboy Killa” by P.O.D is aimed at the enemy of my soul…….. who came to kill, steal and destroy..so mush fer ur plans, like a punk little “Beelzebub sound boy”….. punk you didn’t see me/us coming. Remember “Natty dread” your destined for agony!……. Jesus paid for all your nonsense plans at the cross…… Now you have to deal with hundreds of million SOUND BOY KILLAS LIKE ME and his kingdom is ALWAYS ADVANCING!..

We can see in clearly in your darkness, your out gunned, confused, out of options fully defeated, your hiding behind some weak armor in futility throwing bent twisted arrows of shame…the fact I was once a “rude boy doing rude boy things” ..since I’m a new creation and God has flipped the script, “since I was raised in a dub resurrection”.. you have no defense against the fire and fury unleased in simple quite prayer……we war from identity!

“So make wisdom your quest—
search for the revelation of life’s meaning.
Don’t let what I say go in one ear and out the other.
Stick with wisdom and she will stick to you,
protecting you throughout your days.
She will rescue all those who passionately listen to her voice.
Wisdom is the most valuable commodity—so buy it!
Revelation-knowledge is what you need—so invest in it!
Wisdom will exalt you when you exalt her truth.
She will lead you to honor and favor
when you live your life by her insights.
You will be adorned with beauty and grace,
and wisdom’s glory will wrap itself around you,
making you victorious in the race.”

Proverbs 4:5-9 TPT

Ok so Forgive me, I missed the Jesus People Movement of the 1970′s so I couldn’t resist…Maybe it’s time for a bit of shock and awe to get us “woke”