Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim. 2:15

King James AV1611


The Book of Matthew
Matthew was taught by Dr. James Modlish


10:1 The #12 reinforces that Christ is a Jewish Messiah sent to rescue Israel. The 12 are a substitute for the 12 Sons of Jacob. The signs He authorized them to do (Heb. 2:3,4) are Jewish in character. The 1st sign was given to Moses (Ex. 4:1-6). The Jew seeks a sign (1 Cor. 1:22), for that is his "roots" (Deut. 26:8). The first healing of any kind is in connection with Israel's liberation from a foreign power (Ex. 15:26). So now, when Israel is in bondage to Rome, the successor of Moses (Heb. 3:1-6) shows up with all the signs and wonders necessary to prove His divine calling.

10:2-4 Three James in scripture:

[1]. James Zebedee, John's bother.

[2]. James of Alphaeus, Christ's cousin.

[3]. James the less, the brother of the Lord, by Mary.

Two Judas':

[1]. Judas Iscariot
[2]. The one in (Lk. 6:16) which is undoubtedly Thaddaeus.


[1]. No Gentiles are to be preached to - as opposed to (Rom. 10:9-10).

[2]. The message is to the House of Israel, (Acts 2:36-38).

[3]. The message is not the death, burial and resurrection of Christ; it is the kingdom.

Attempts to make the two Gospels the same only end in confusion.


[1]. When was the last time you saw a faith healer cleanse a leper, or raise someone from the dead?

[2]. Freely give? All healers take up collections, and emphasize it.

[3]. Neither provide gold etc.! What a laugh for today's healers.

10:11-13 "Who in it is worthy?" As in 1 Cor. 11:29. worthy has to do with who is willing to receive the message. So if they approached a house and said "peace be unto you" and it was received as in Heb. 11:31. The angels announced the birth of Christ - "peace on earth" when will that happen? When He establishes His kingdom!


[1]. The custom was to take the scandals off and beat them together until the dust came out. Lorenzo Dow, the Methodist evangelist, did this to a town in Georgia, which is said to have had perpetual problems since.

[2]. "More tolerable" - degrees of punishment, (Deut. 32:22; Matt. 23:14).

10:16,17 The four animals selected in the text clearly demonstrate the warfare the Saints have always found themselves in.

[1]. The sheep, until here, have always referred to the believing remnant within Israel as in (Eze. 34, and Isa. 63).

[2]. However, (Jn. 10:11-160 gives insight into Gentiles being included.

[3]. What complicates things is that some wolves will be in sheep's clothing, (Matt. 7:15), and they do get in the flock, (Acts. 20:29).

[4]. Consequently the church has the look of a zoo more than a pasture. Particularly when you consider we are warned about dogs, pigs, wolves, carnivorous birds, and serpents.

[5]. Therefore, the Saint is to be full of common sense strategy, tact, diplomacy and shrewdness in dealing with the zoo.

[6]. Council is always in the New Testament a body who hat the Scriptures, (Acts. 4:15; 5:40,41; Matt. 12:14; 26:59).


[1]. The verses first find their fulfillment in (Act 12:1-2).

[2]. The difficulty is Paul is the one that bears the brunt of the cross examination, yet he is not present in (Matt. 10).

[3]. Does the warming foresee a yet future commission to Jewish evangelist that will take place later, preceding Christ's 2nd coming. (Matt. 10:23; 24:9; Mk. 13:9-11) The primary fulfillment seems to be yet future.

[4]. "Father" is still at this point a reference to God's relationship to Israel.


[1]. The disciples were not hated of all men at this time, (Acts 2:43; 4:4,23).

[2]. "The end" refers to a time immediately preceding the coming of a literal king, from heaven, in glory, and cataclysmic destruction of the Gentile powers (Dan. 9:26-27; 7:25-28).

[3]. By (Acts 28) they had gone all over Israel and Christ had not come, so it must be a future fulfillment!

[4]. The thing could have been fulfilled in Israel had accepted the rises Saviour in (Acts 2-7). Since they didn't, it is a foreshadowing of something in the future.


[1]. (Vs. 24) is self-evident and is magnified in (Jn. 15:20; 13:15,16).

[2]. The verse indicates that they had already called Christ Beelzebub even though it doesn't show up until (Matt. 12). See (9:34).


[1]. The entire passage exhorts the Jewish witness to fear God and not fear men, contrary to the "reverential trust" pushed by the liberals. (Heb. 12:28; Phil. 2:12). Many times (1 Jn. 4:18) is quoted to defuse the bomb but never in the context of the previous verse (Prov. 1:7).

[2]. Jesus quotes (Isa. 66:24) more times in the Gospels than any other Old Testament passage. Better to be hell-scared than hell-scorched.

[3]. "Soul and body in hell"

(a). The body is not the soul - (1 Thess. 5:23; Job 14:22).

(b). The soul has a bodily shape - (2 Cor. 12:1-4; Rev. 6:9; Lk. 16:19-24).

(c). In the Old Testament, the soul is stuck in the body; so often they are spoke of as identical - (Eze. 18:4; Gen. 19:20; Josh. 10:35).

(d). In the New Testament new birth is a spiritual operation cutting the soul loose from the body - (Col. 2:11-13).

(e). The soul is the ego or "I am" and is separate from the Spirit.


[1]. (Vs. 29) is supposed to be a contradiction of (Lk. 12:6). Street people understand what scholars cannot - a bargain, 2 for 1, or 5 for 2.

[2]. Notice God deals in details not generalizations.

[3]. Notice the "fear ye not" of (vs. 31) follows the commandment to fear, exactly as it is stated in (Ex. 20:20). Love and fear go together - (Heb. 12:4-10).

[4]. The confession and denial of (vs. 32,33) in context has to do with standing in front of a hostile audience exactly as Steven did in (Acts 7) and Christ confessed him. In other places in the New Testament it has to do with the Lord denying an inheritance to a sinning Christian. (2 Tim. 2:11-13; Rom. 8:17; Col. 3:24; Eph. 5:5; 1 Cor. 6:9-11).

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