Mark 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
He gave all of them power from God, even to Judas who would betray him.
Mark 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
The staff represents the Holy Spirit. They were to trust God to provide, for they were not yet hated and persecuted for their faith.
Mark 6:9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Mark 6:10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
Mat 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
I have been into homes where you could feel the peace, and in homes where there was no peace.
Mark 6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
It is not their problem, nor ours, if people will not receive the gospel message; it is theirs. A Jew when traveling outside of Israel would shake off the dust, it was unholy to them. Sodom and Gomorrha were extremely evil, but they did not have the witness of Jesus. To reject him is a greater judgment to a city and to a nation.Eaglewings Topical Bible Studies