|And whoever does not receive you nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.|
|Truly I say to you, It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.|
This indicates that the punishment of God’s judgment is in varying degrees. To reject the Lord’s apostles and their words will cause more punishment than the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah.
This is the way the ministry of the King is enlarged. It has spread from the traveling of One to the traveling of the twelve. This spread of the ministry will produce another environment for a further revelation of the heavenly King. We shall see this environment and this revelation in chapters ten and twelve.