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.

Matthew 10:21-23

In context of Matthew chapter 10

The Twelve Apostles

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. 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; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

Sending Out the Twelve

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. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. 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 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 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 hell.29 Are not two sparrows sold for a 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 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.”

 

Introduction

In this series we’ve examined the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount and now we’re examining the teachings and actions of Jesus throughout the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

Since we examined the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 at the beginning of this series, we’re now going through Matthew and are up to Matthew chapter 9.

 

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.

I have never endured such hatred as when I spoke out and exposed the hypocrisies, dysfunction  and lies of Australian Christian Churches (ACC) “Christians” of Dorrigo Life Springs and House of Hope Bellingen. For many decades these “Christians”, who are supposed to be Christian, have kept the keys to the Kingdom of God hidden, and not allowed, and even blocked all the residents of Bellingen and Dorrigo from entering the Kingdom of Heaven.

This is what religious people do. The Pharisees and Sadduces did this in the time of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God on earth. Philip’s wife, who was really his brother’s wife, called for the head of John the Baptist and it was delivered to her on a plate. In the same was Laurel Woolhouse has prophesied doom on me. But instead her husband had a heart attack.

The hate and venom that came to me in 2014-2015 from these so-called Christians was unbelievable.

I’m still banned from Hyde Cafe in Bellingen by Jenny Beinfelt, who is a “Christian” (in name only) from Lifehouse Church Coffs Harbour, another Australian Christian Churches church, which once had the Holy Spirit in good measure. Lifehouse Church is better than Dorrigo Life Springs and House of Hope Bellingen, although it has a stronghold of the pyramid “health” organisation Mannatech in it’s modest, which is a Satanic deception.

A local man in Bellingen told me that the Dorrigo Life Springs and House of Hope Christians have attacked and excluded people who point out their faults for decades, and that they are very cruel about it. I would add self-righteous and cruel.

So, if we make a stand for Christ and the truth, we will endure hatred and persecution, especially from so-called Christians who do not love the truth.

They will even try to drive you from their small town.

In my case, I own two farms and more land than all the ACC Christians in Bellingen combined, so it is them who should leave, not me.

The ACC Christians are generally not liked by the people of Bellingen because they know that they are haters, excluders and hypocrites.

The culture of Bellingen, North Coast New South Wales Australia, where I live is a culture of acceptance and tolerance. When people hate and exclude like the ACC Christians, the people of Bellingen don’t like it.

There were four ACC family clans who attacked me full-on in Bellingen in 2014: the Woolhouses, the Gales, the Mates and the Trees. Since then two of the male leaders of these clans have had heart attacks. One is dead. Trevor Tree who died never attacked me and remained friendly towards me. Trevor didn’t get involved in the hate. He is one of a few from these four clans who was bigger than the clans hatred and exclusion towards me.

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.

 

Jenny Bienfelt and her daughter Alysee, owners of Hyde Cafe. Excluders and haters.

 

John Woolhouse of Dorrigo. Enemy of the people. Enemy of freedom. Enemy of free speech. Had a heart attack recently. Basically finished as a “pastor”. Free-loads off a handful of Christians who support him because he doesn’t want to work.

 

The writer of this blog-site Donald Elley of Bellingen. Believes in tolerance, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.