Matthew 10:1-13 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 [sent ones] are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; Jacob the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; Jacob the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judah Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Yahshua sent forth, and commanded them, saying, “Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter not: 6 But go rather to THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. 7 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: Freely you 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 FOOD. 11 And into whatever city or town you shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy [well-off and honorable]; and there abide till you go from there. 12 And when you come into a house, salute it. 13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.”
Luke 10:1-12 After these things the Master appointed another seventy, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, where he himself would come. 2 Therefore he said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray therefore the Master of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, ‘The kingdom of Elohim is come near to you.’ 10 But into whatever city you enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 11 ‘Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves to us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding, be sure of this, that the kingdom of Elohim is come near to you.’ 12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.”
- We should notice the rules under which each of these 35 teams were to operate:
- Stay with the people, heal the sick, tell them about the Kingdom of Yahweh.
John 17:18 As Yahshua prayed he said, “As you [Father Yahweh] have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.”
- The entire book of Joshua is a study in teamwork. From the team of priests stopping the Jordan River to the conquering of the many tribes of the land of Canaan. Joshua and Yahweh their Elohim led the Israelite team to do a mighty work together.
- In Judges 7 Yahweh reduces the Israelite army from 30,000 to only 300 and wins a battle with that small team of water-lapping men of good courage
- Yahshua taught his team some principles of team leadership:
Luke 22:23-27 And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve. For which is greater, he that sits at the table, or he that serves? Is not he that sits at table? But I am among you as he that serves.”
- A team that loves one another and loves Yahweh is a beautiful thing to behold and can accomplish amazing things.
John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.”