Explanation of Matthew 10:34-39
34"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to turn
”‘a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
36a man's enemies will be the members of his own household '.
37"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it (NIV).
My friend you need "The Holy Spirit of God" to be able to understand these very important statements that were made by Jesus Christ. Now here is the important question, what do they mean? Well I will make my explanation as short as possible while explaining these very important statements, and if God is willing you will be able to understand the message to this hidden truth.
34"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword (The sword that Christ is referring to is the message that he came to give (Ephesians 6:17). The message that Christ came to give would trouble mankind for it would reveal to them who they really are (John 3:19). 35For I have come to turn”‘a man against his father, (Christ is not saying that he will make his followers literal haters of their parents. What he is saying is that anyone who will become his follower must not live according to the desires of their parents for them that contradicts the word of God or The perfect will of God for their lives. In other words they must not live the lives of their parents that are without God in their lives. Read Matthew 22:34-38 and Exodus 20:3. One thing we have to have in our minds is that the Christian life is often times completely opposite to how a person desires to live their life (Isaiah 55:8- 9). For Example there are certain cultures in which the parents will want their children to participate in their pagan practices. As a Christian we have to know that pagan practices contradict the will of God and that we are not to follow them even if our parents desire us to. It will not be easy but with Gods help all things are possible (Ephesians 4:13). A daughter against her mother (a daughter that will not live according to the desires of her mother that contradicts the word of God). A daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law (a daughter-in-law that will not live according to the desire of her mother-in-law that contradicts the word of God). 36A man's enemies will be the members of his own household ( A Christian trying to live according to the word of God will not only have people outside of their household be their enemies but their Wife or Husband, and even children might also become their enemies as they try to live according to the word of God. If these things were to ever happen or is happening to you stay firm in God. I would also advice you to read the explanation that I give on 1 Tim 4:6-8. Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me (The message is clear you should not love anyone more than God, no one. Read Matthew 22:34-38, Mark 12:28-30, Exodus 20:3, Matthew 19:16-30, Luke 18:18-30), and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me (the taking of the cross is the taking of Gods will and deciding to live according to it every day, Hallelujah. Though it may be very difficult t we have to do it, this is our duty as Christians. I would like for you to read my explanation of Roman 12:1-2). 38and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me (You are not yet a Christian until you have decided to live according to the word of God. Unless you are living according to the word of God you should not be blaspheming God's establishment (Christianity) by calling yourself a Christian. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. A follower of Jesus Christ is someone who lives according to his every word. Read John 14:15, James 1:22-25, 1 Pet 1:13-25, Colossians 3, Matt 5:13-20, 2 Timothy 2:15, Galatians 5:16-25, Matthew 7:21-27). 39Whoever finds his life will lose it (Whoever does not to live according to the word of God shall face everlasting judgment read Matthew 25, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Romans 6:23, 1Corinthians 15:56). Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it (whoever accepts Jesus Christ as their personal savior shall be granted "Eternal Life". To accepts Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior means that you accept to submit to his will for your life. As this happens Eternal Life shall be granted unto you. Read Revelations 22:2-5, John 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:51-56, John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 5:1, Romans 8:1-2 and John 5:24)
Hallelujah, Thank You Lord for you promises.
May God Bless You