Jesus … commanded them.The commands for this missionary effort were: (1) They were to go only to Israel (Matthew 10:5-6). (2) They were to proclaim that the kingdom of Heaven, and thus the King, were at hand (Matthew 10:7). (3) They were to offer freely what they had been given in grace (Matthew 10:8). (4) They were not to take provisions (Matthew 10:9-10). (5) They were to bring either peace or judgment, based on the response of the people (Matthew 10:11-15). (6) They were to expect and endure persecution (Matthew 10:16-25). (7) They were to be bold and fearless in proclaiming the truth (Matthew 10:26-31). (8) They were to be willing to take up the cross (Matt. 16:24; Luke 9:23) of discipleship, looking for their reward in eternity (Matthew 10:32-42).Note: There is much here that ministers/pastors and missionaries today should carefully consider.