In Memory Of Persecuted Saints Part Ten

  Queen Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Reign 

Queen Mary I of England was born February 18, 1516, the daughter of King Henry VIII   Catherine of Aragon.  She considered an illegitimate and thus deprived for a time of her status as an heir to the throne. This fuelled her rage regarding her father’s break from the Roman Catholic Church. She felt that if her father, King Henry VIII, had obeyed the Roman Catholic Church, she would be a legitimate child, and would have being heir  to the throne would not have been questioned, however, she was restored as second in line to the throne, after her half-brother Edward,  who was physically weak. 

In 1553 Edward died, however, by which time Protestantism had gained such ground.Being a devout Catholic, and resented the break with Rome that her father had instituted.  She acknowledged the religious dualism of her country, but she desperately wanted to convert England back to Catholicism.

 

On November 30,1553 declared queen of England.She started enacting the old heresy laws. Restoring papal authority and undoing various reforms to the English church giving them authority to arrest anybody who does not acknowledge the pope as the head of the church.   Where hundreds of Protestant leaders were burnt at the stake during her reign because they would submit to the Roman Catholic doctrine.   

 She also knew that if she remained childless, the throne would pass to her Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. She needed a Catholic heir to avoid the reversal of her reforms. To accomplish this goal, she arranged to marry Philip II of Spain.The marriage to the Spanish king produced no children.  

 Mary’s goal of a Catholic England failed, as her successor, Queen Elizabeth I, took the nation back to Protestantism. As Scripture declares,”The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

 http://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/queen-mary.html  “

http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/queenmary.htm

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 http://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-might-not-know-about-mary-i

 

John Rogers

John Rogers was born in 1500 in the parish of Aston, near Birmingham. Under the influence, he William Tyndale he left the Roman Catholic faith. He took a wife named Adriana, a native of Antwerp who eventually bore him ten children.

 After Tyndale’s death Rogers pushed on with his predecessor’s English version of the Old Testament, which he used as far as Second Chronicles, employing Myles Coverdale’s translation of 1,535 for the remainder and for the Apocrypha. The complete Bible was put out under the pseudonym of Thomas Matthew in 1537. John Rogers used the assumed name “Thomas Matthew” to avoid persecution and prosecution by the authorities who continued to forbid under penalty of death, the printing of the scriptures in the English language. John Rogers had little to do with the translation, but he contributed some valuable prefaces and marginal notes. 

In 1,548, where he published a translation of Philipp Melanchthon’s Considerations of the Augsburg Interim. His work was largely used by those who prepared the Great Bible of 1539-40, out of which in turn came the Bishops’ Bible of 1,568 and the Authorized Version of King James in 1611.He also declined to wear the prescribed vestments, donning instead a simple round cap. 

When Edward VI had died Mary, a Roman Catholic, became queen. John Rogers preached a stirring message, urging his congregation to remain loyal to Reformation principles. Mary’s Catholic bishops questioned him about this sermon, but he answered well and was released. When Catholic had spoken

Paul’s Cross, churchgoers rioted. The mob attacked Bishop Bonner, an eminent supporter of Queen Mary. Rogers shouted to the crowd to calm down and helped hustle Bonner to safety. Although no harm had been done, the Queen’s council was upset. Rogers was arrested spent over a year in prison, questioned several times about his beliefs by Lord Chancellor Stephen Gardiner.

On 22 January 1554/5 Rogers and other Protestant preachers were brought before the Privy Council and examined. Cardinal Pole, on 28 January 1554/5, ordered a commission to proceed against persons liable to prosecution under the statutes against heresy, and six days later through sanction of the Council, Rogers was condemned and sentenced as an excommunicated heretic, to be burned to death at the stake at Smithfield. This sentence was carried out the morning of Monday 4 February 1554/5

He was not even allowed to see his wife and children before he died.  Mr. Woodroofe, one of the sheriffs, first came to John Rogers and asked him whether he would revoke his abominable doctrine, and the evil opinion of the Sacrament of the altar. Rogers answered “That which I have preached I will seal with my blood.” Then, Mr. Woodroofe said, “Thou art a heretic.” Rogers replied “That shall be known at the Day of Judgment.” Mr. Woodroofe added, “I will never pray for thee.” Though Rogers responded “But I will pray for you.”  

Rogers stands as the first blood on the hands of Queen “Bloody” Mary…and the first of hundreds more to come.

God heard Rogers plead where his wife and children, being eleven in number, ten able to go, and one sucking at her breast, met him via, as he went towards Smithfield. This sorrowful sight of his own flesh and blood could nothing move him but that he constantly and cheerfully took his death with wonderful patience, in the defence, and quarrel of the gospel of Christ. Eagerly waiting for his crown of martyrdom in heaven

 Excerpt From: John Foxe. “Fox’s Book of Martyrs  

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Bible 

   

Thomas Cranmer  Archbishop of Canterbury

Thomas Cranmer was born July 2, 1489 in Aslacton, now called Aslockton, near Nottingham. He was the Archbishop of Canterbury, During the reigns of the English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. He was the first Anglican martyrs; burned in 1,556 for heresy, He is commemorated by the Church of England on March 21.

He compiled two books of the Common Prayer in which it is in use to this day. And was influential in the English language through its phrases and quotations. Such as, “In the midst of life we are in death, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection.”  “Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons.” 

 

 While his name as a reformer is less well known than Martin Luther’s or John Calvin, Cranmer deserves to be regarded as the father of English Protestantism. Dr Cranmer believed that the Scripture is the final  authority not the Pope. That the bishop of Rome had no authority whatever to dispense with the word of God since they had little knowledge of Scriptures.

On February 14, 1556, Cranmer was removed from office, imprisoned and charged with treason. The immediate cause of his arrest was a pamphlet he had just published condemning the Mass, which had been re-introduced at the Canterbury Cathedral. 

He was tried and sentenced, but his life was spared however, he was tried for heresy and, being found guilty, made several recantations, in order to avoid execution. Recanting was not simply retracting your statement but publicly or signing legal document declaring that pope had the final authority, and that Catholic doctrine was the true philosophical system you needed to stand by it. Such as the body and blood of Christ, being contained most truly under the forms of bread and wine. The bread was the body of Christ, and the wine was His blood. In some, the recanter would take faggot Not the Protestant’s movement such as Luther, Calvin, or Zuinglius were the religious outcast.  Sometimes the recanter would take the torch themselves and burn their former friend declaring to them as heretic. In case Thomas Cranmer,  he promise that would restore his position of Archbishop of Canterbury if would retract his statement.

 

According to John Fox Dr. Cranmer lay under the stings of a goaded conscience and the contempt of every gospel Christian; this principle he strongly felt in all its force and anguish.

He also confesses and acknowledges his sins before His redeemer Jesus Christ.   Changing his mind, and withdrew his recantation, and realizing that by admitting that he was in error, he was also rejecting all his convictions and his entire career.   

Cranmer was brought in procession to St. Mary’s Church in Oxford where he was to make a public statement affirming his recantation, he publicly denounced the Catholic doctrine and the Pope from the pulpit.  Stating, “And as for the Pope, I refuse him, as Christ’s enemy and Antichrist, with all his false doctrine.” Publicly exposing popish doctrines, also declaring Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savour and  adhere to the apostle teaching.

 While the flaming were consuming him he “stretched out his right hand, he held it unshrinkingly in the fire till it was burnt to a crisp. The very hand that signed the legal writ declaring that the pope was the head of the church. 

He also uttered these words,   “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit . . .I see the heavens open and Jesus standing at the right hand of God as Stephen declared the first martyr.

  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Thomas-Cranmer-archbishop-of-Canterbury  http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Thomas_Cranmer  

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https://englishhistory.net/tudor/thomas-cranmer-death/ http://www.azquotes.com/author/32090-Thomas_Cranmer 

 

Mrs. Cicely Ormes

Mrs. Cicely Ormes was the wife of Mr. Edmund Ormes, 

A simple woman according to the Bishop an ignorant, unlearned, and foolish woman; however, she had zeal for the Lord causes previously she recanted her Protestant beliefs under pressure from the Catholic magistrate. Miserable at her defection, she then wrote a letter rejecting her recantation. Withdrew and repenting of her sins, and was willingly to die for the cause of Christ atoning works.   

On the Sept 23 1557, between seven and eight AM, by the order of the Bishop she was taken to Lollard’s Pit to be put to death because of the teaching Christ and twelve the Apostles teaching. 

Standing stake she uttered these words,” Welcome thou cross of Christ.” Than utter these words, ” Good people! I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, three persons and one God. This do I not, nor will I recant: but I recant utterly from the bottom of my heart the doings of the pope of Rome, and all his popish priests and shavelings. I utterly refuse and never will have to do with them again, by God’s grace. And, good people! I would you should not think of me that I believe to be saved in that I offer myself here unto the death for the Lord’s cause, but I believe to be saved by the death and passion of Christ; and this my death is and shall be a witness of my faith unto you all here present. Good people! As many of you as believe as I believe, pray for me.” Than kissed the stake than uttered, “Welcome the sweet cross of Christ.”  

When the flames were lit, she lifted her hands praising the Lord until they fell off resulting from the flames. Waiting for her rewards in the celestial paradise being blessed forever  

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Rev Laurence Saunders

Rev Laurence Saunders was born in 1,519 in Cambridge was the son of Thomas Saunders and Margaret Saunders. He was educated Eton and Kings Colleges in Cambridges, and gradate in 1541. He was apprenticed to Sir William Chester as a mercantile, however, abandoned and continued his studies, proceeding MA in 1,544 and obtaining a doctorate in theology. He obtained a licence to preach.

On 15 October, 1553 he preached at Northampton, warning the congregation that ‘the errors of the popish religion’ would be restored to the church by Queen Mary and that England was threatened with the visitation of God for her ‘lukewarm indifference in the cause of Christ. He was arrested by the order of the Bishop of London after having given a sermon at all Hallows Bread Street. After the bishop examined Saunders declare the queen a bastard, This irritated the bishop he sent him to  compter prison for a one year quarter where faithful declare the atoning work of Christ to his fellow prisoner. 

 The life of a prisoner was very different from that of today’s prisons. The prisoners were treated as animals and considered less of a human were  tortured either to obtain confession or recant their belief. Torture in the 1500-1600’s was systematic, cruel, and inflicted physical, and mental suffering. Devices and tools were used to inflict unbearable agony on a victim.  

On fourth of February the Bonner, bishop of London, came to the prison to degrade him; the day following, in the morning the sheriff of London delivered him to certain of the queen’s guard who was appointed to carry him to the city of Coventry, there to be burnt.         

 A poor shoemaker, who used to serve him with shoes, came to him, and said, “O my good master, God strengthen and comfort you.” “Good shoemaker.” Mr. Saunders replied, “I desire thee to pray for me, for I am the most unfit man for this high office that ever was appointed to it; but my gracious God and dear Father are able to make me strong enough.” 

   On the day of his execution, an officer asks him would recant than he would pardon him. Sanders responds not I but such as you have injured the realm. The blessed Gospel of Christ is what I hold; that do I believe that have I taught, and that will I never revoke!” Than when he had approached the stake he gave it hug, and he said,” Welcome, thou cross of Christ! Welcome everlasting life!”  When the dreadful flames consumed him he sweetly slept in the Lord Jesus. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Saunders 

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John Hooper, Bishop of Worcester 

 

John Hooper was born in Somerset in 1495. He entered Merton College, Oxford, under the tuition of his uncle William. Obtained a degree as Bachelor of Arts in 1,518 he commenced life by retiring from it as a monk in the Cistercian monastery. He left monastery life because its deplorable superstitions he returned to Oxford. Where some of the writings of the Swiss Reformers fell into his hands. Through the study of Bullinger’s commentaries on the Epistles of Paul 

During Henry, eight reign he departed England and went to Paris, and than to Basle and Zurich and continue his studies in reformed doctrine.Where he  met his wife Anna de Tzerclas, a Burgundian lady.

  When Edward VI became king he returned to England determined to forward the Lord’s work.After preaching a course of sermons before the King, he was nominated as Bishop of Gloucester. He was consecrated as Bishop of Gloucester on 8th March 1551. Where he continues preached reformed doctrine to his flock.

But his useful labours in the Lord’s work came to a halt when Queen Mary came to the Throne in 1553 who set out to reverse the changes made during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI.He was driven from his diocese. The icons were replaced, and the Mass was restored.  

Dr Hooper was one of the first to answer for his beliefs before the Council. On the 1st September, 1553 he sent to Fleet Prison where he remained for more than seventeen months. It was an awful place where he wrote an account of his severe treatment while his in confinement, having on one side the common sink and filth of the house, and on the other the town ditch. Hooper gives a touching account of his sufferings with nothing for his bed but a little pad of straw with a tick and few feathers and he write I have been sick and the doors, bars and chains, being closed and made fast upon me.”

 He was three times examined before such judges as Bishops Gardiner and Bonner and finally condemned for denying the Romish doctrine of transubstantiation in the Mass. and for maintaining the lawfulness of the marriage of the clergy and was railed at by his judges, one of them calling him a “beast” for refusing to give up his lawful wife.

 Prior to his execution he spent much time in prayer and encouraging a poor who was blind boy uttering to the boy,”God has taken thy outward sight and given another sight more precious – the eye of knowledge and faith,” 

On market-day, 9th February 1555 at about eight o’clock, he was led to the place of his execution. He was rejoicing lifting up his eyes and hands to heaven, and praising God expressing his perfect obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. According to account to the Fox Book of Martyrs cheerful and ruddy radiance countenance. When he arrived at the stake under the great elm tree, he gave it hug. On the stool laid a pardon from the queen if he would turn. He uttered these words, “If you love my soul away with it.” While he pray that his death would quick; however, the flames would be burnt his hair and scorched his skin a little. He utters these words,” O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy upon me, and receive my soul!” After third attempt the flames were more intense

Last words spoken “Lord Jesus, have mercy upon me! Lord Jesus receive my spirit!” Nonetheless, he was black in the mouth, and his tongue so swollen that he could not speak, yet his lips went till they were shrunk to the gums: and he knocked his breast with his hands until one of his arms fell off, and then knocked still with the other, while the fat, water, and blood dropped out at his fingers’ ends, until by renewing the fire, his strength was gone, and his hand clave fast in knocking to the iron upon his breast. Then immediately bowing forwards, he yielded up his spirit. 

His death was very painful, however, he still declare Jesus as Lord and His redeeming work, and many were witnesses including the enemy of the gospel. 

 Excerpt From: John Foxe. “Fox’s Book of Martyrs / Or A History of the Lives, 

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hooper_(bishop)

http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/hooper.htm

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http://www.wow.com/wiki/John_Hooper_(bishop)  

 

 

Thomas Drowry 

Prior execution Bishop Hooper he examined a blind boy concerning his faith and the cause of his imprisonment. He looked on him steadfastly, tears standing in his eyes, and said, “Ah! Poor boy, God hath taken from thee thy outward sight, for what reason He best knoweth; but He hath endued thy soul with the eye of knowledge and faith. God gives thee grace continually to pray unto Him, that thou lose not that sight, for thou wouldst then be blind both in body and soul.” The boy’s name was Thomas Drowry.  He was blind; however, when one sense goes they the developed the other senses such as your hearing , and the ability to recall recite the exact words spoken to them.  

Thomas Drowry had such abilities while being examined Dr. Williams, Chancellor of Gloucester, He asks “Dost thou not believe that after the words of consecration, spoken by the priest, there remaineth the very real body of Christ in the sacrament of that altar?” “No,” answered the blind boy, “that I do not.” 

 

Than the Bishop condemn as a heretic ask him who taught you this heresy?  You, Master Chancellor pointing toward pulpit ‘When you preached there ” (naming a day) “a sermon to all men, as well as me, upon the sacrament. You said the sacrament was to be received spiritually, by faith.

On May, 15th 1556 Thomas Drowry was taken to the stake in Gloucester. Place fasten to the pole and executioner lit fire went and consumed by the flames; however, the first person he saw was Jesus the Son of God. Entering through the Gates of Splendour and receiving the martyr crowns.

http://www.scionofzion.com/blind.htm

http://www.exclassics.com/foxe/foxe343.htm

 

Joan Waste.

Joan was born in 1534 and had twin brother named Roger to a Derby barber, William Waste and his wife Joan. She was born blind.

While Edward was upon the throne, the people of England had church services in their own language instead of Latin. 

Joan was moved by the Holy Spirit to go to hear the Bible readings and sermons. She was converted to Christ her Saviour. Who has found own poor lost blind sheep and gave her a new of saving faith along with spiritual insight.

Even thou she was blind she wanted a Bible even thou the books were very expensive. She able saves enough to purchase a New Testament by applying her trade knitting and making rope. Even thou it took her time or two find someone to read the Bible. Eventually, she found an elderly man in Derby Gaol called John Hurt who said he would gladly read to her everyday a chapter until illness finally rendered him from reading However, she able find someone else to even thou cost her every time someone read her the investment paying off.

Joan was able to recite long passages of Scripture, and refuted all false doctrines, and rebuked those sinned against the Bible, exhort those commit their lives to Christ or face Judgement   

In 1553, Queen Mary came to the throne and in January 1555 it was made illegal by Parliament to hold Protestant view were expected to attend Roman Catholic Masses. Nonetheless, Joan would not submit to heresy of the Roman Catholic dogma and believe that the Scriptures had the finial authority not the pope. She also denied the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and the blood of Christ transubstantiation, in the bread, and wine.  Immediately, the Bishop requested that Joan turn away from the faith of the Bible, and trust in the Holly Church.

 At this point, the Bishop and his Chancellor became angry. First, they tried to persuade her that the Son of God was easily and regularly brought down and changed into bread and wine but, when it was clear that she would not listen, they threatened her with imprisonment, torture, and death if she refused to believe in this “Sacrament of the Altar.”

Then, she reminded her hearers that a number of sincere Christians had recently been imprisoned and then burnt to death for believing the same things that she did rather than embrace the doctrines of Rome, boldly she went on,  “Are you prepared to die for your doctrine? If not, then for God’s sake stop troubling me no more. I am but a poor, blind, uneducated woman, but with God’s help I am ready to yield up my life in this faith.” 

On August 1st 1556, she taken to Windmill Pit were many of her brothers and sisters were martyred because their faith in Jesus Christ. Before her execution, she called upon the multitude to pray for her. That Christ would have mercy upon her. Where the light of the everlasting sun of righteousness would beamed upon her when the departed spirit.

  Excerpt From: John Foxe. “Fox’s Book of Martyrs  

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 Rev. John RoughAt the age of seventeen, Rev. John Rough entered as one of the order of Black Friars, at Stirling, in Scotland. A religious community founded 1233 and relied solely on alms the residential district. Where became a Earl chaplain, 

After being there sixteen years, Lord Hamilton, Earl of Arran, taking a liking to him, the archbishop of St. Andrew’s, where he became a the Earl’s chaplain, and remained in this spiritual employment for a year? 

The Holy Spirit wrought him saving knowledge of the atoning work of Christ. Where he preached the gospel for four years in Ayr, fearing for his life he move to England. Where Edward VI reign and allowed the gospel to be preached. He moved Somerset where given a salary of twenty pounds. To preach at Carlisle, Berwick, and Newcastle, where he married. He was afterward removed to a benefice at Hull, in which he remained till the death of Edward VI. 

When queen Mary was declared the queen of England, where he, and his wife went to Friesland a Provence in Holland. He started an occupation of knitting hoses and caps, where needed yarn he came back to England on November 10th in London.  

Where he soon heard of a secret society of the faithful, to whom he joined himself, and was in a short time elected their minister, in which occupation he strengthened them in every good resolution.

 On December 12th, Mr. Rough, with Cuthbert Symson and others, was taken up in the Saracen’s Head, Islington, where, under the pretext of coming to see a play, their religious exercises were beholden. Where they examined before council, and charges were laid that he, being a priest, was married, and that he had rejected the service in the Latin tongue. To him, he would not argue these flimsy tenets, and he was degraded and condemned was accused being the most pernicious heretic in the country

 

 

 

   

 

 

 


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I AM Part Three

I AM the Resurrection And The Life 

John MacArthur  uttered these words from “John 5;25-26, our Lord made it explicitly clear when He said this, “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and will come forth; those who did the good to a resurrection of life and those who committed the evil to a resurrection of damnation or judgment.”  Everybody will be raised from the dead.There will be a resurrection body for hell and a resurrection body for heaven.Death is not the end of anyone. “

In John 11:25  Jesus declared to Martha brother Lazarus who was dead for four days.  I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. John MacArthur stated these word a sermon called I Am the Resurrection and the Life,“ Jesus is the resurrection and the life because He is life.  He has the power to create out of nothing, and He has the power to raise the dead because He is life.  He doesn’t draw His life from anyone else or anywhere else.  Life itself exists in Him. He is life.  This is His nature, and He is eternal life, who has been alive eternally and that life He granted to His creation.  Everything that exists, everything that exists in the spiritual and physical world, He made.  The inanimate things He made and the animate things that live, He made.  From the smallest cell to the most complex human being, He gave life to everything that lives. 

Furthermore he stated, “He is the Creator of life, and because He is the life, He will raise all the dead and give them a body suited for their eternal dwelling.  Death is not the end.  Death is a split second transition.” 

 KJV Bible Commentary He raises those who are dead in sin) and the life (He gives to them eternal life). Those who believe in Christ, though they may die physically, shall live. Beyond that, those who really have Christ’s life shall never die. Reformation Study Bible states 11:25 I am the resurrection and the life. This is repeated in part in 14:6 (Acts 3:15; Heb. 7:16). Life for the believer does not end at death, but continues eternally as an endless life of fellowship with God. This is true for those who, like Lazarus, were in the tomb as well as for those who are still alive.

 On March 8th 2012 at 130 PM my mother pass away in my journal I wrote the following “Her mouth was left wide opened as thou she was asleep. Often, while she was a sleep on the Lazy boy her mouth would be wide opened while  sleeping as scripture states, in 1 Corinthians 15;18 “Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.” To me mother is only  asleep and will wake up in heaven because she believe in the atoning works of Christ. A beginning of a new journey her. 

It only confessing your sins believing Christ die on the cross and took your sins and replace with His righteousness  would guarantee new resurrected body in heaven, and we need not to fear death. As scriptures declares, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? 

O death, where is your sting?”  1 Corinthians 15:53-57

Warren Wiersbe  we realize that we are saved by the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and not by a doctrine written in a book. When we know Him  faith, we need not fear the shadow of death. 1 John 5:11-12

Romans 6;8-9 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him, 9 because we know that Christ, having been raised from the dead, will not die again. Death no longer rules over Him.

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/resurrection-and-life.html

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https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/43-60/i-am-the-resurrection-and-the-life-part-3

https://www.gty.org/library/topical-series-library/124/the-resurrection-and-the-life 

http://www.biblestudytools.com/classics/alexander-maclaren-last-sheaves/two-shepherds-and-two-flocks.html

 

I AM The Way The Truth And The Life

John14;6 ;When Jesus declares that He was the way the truth and the life He was declaring He alone is only the way through heaven gates. Its through the atoning works of the cross that salvation is accomplished, and will cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “The way to God is not by the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, ordinances, church membership—it is through Christ and Christ alone.” As scriptures declares,”A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way.The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for the one who walks the path.

To proclaim that there are many roads to heaven is to misleading the people and forget the necessity of Jesus coming and His redemption plan to mankind. Dr. S Lewis Johnson wrote,  “Well now that’s a mighty exclusive way of salvation. Yes it is exclusive, in fact it rules out everything else. The world truly hates the idea of the exclusive nature of Christianity’s claims. They think it is so narrow minded or so arrogant for anyone to suggest that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ.”It’s fatal to get on the wrong road to salvation.   

Remember Jesus stated “I am the way, the truth, the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Either He is lying or telling the truth.

 Dr. S Lewis Johnson wrote, “Call it narrow minded, it’s Jesus Christ’s way, it’s Paul’s way. Call it arrogant, it’s Jesus Christ’s way, it’s Paul’s way, it’s Peter’s way, it’s the way of the Scriptures.” Further more he wrote, “ But so far as the way of salvation is concerned, the Scriptures are plain and clear, we trust Christ. , “I’m the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”

Dr. S.Lewis Johnson wrote, “we are going to the Father’s house by way of the Son who is in union with the Father. Now if this is true, then all other ways are wrong ways. When a man leaves the rest of the crowd and goes out and gets on the airplane of good works, he’s got on the wrong plane. “For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.” If a man leaves the gate and goes out and gets on the airplane of the way of reformation, he’s gotten on the wrong plane, he’s going to the wrong place.”

 

I AM The True Vine 

16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So,   every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

Matthew 7; 16-20

John 15:1,5 In verse 5 Jesus states,“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.” 

The Greek word for the is aμπελος meaning a vine, grape-vine. Only Christ Himself is the true Vine, in whom the people of God are formed into the mystical body of Christ. This is the fruit of His love (redemption). Compare Jn 15:1,4,5 with 1 Cor.12:13.

The Greek word  for branch is klados: meaning a young tender shoot, then: a branch; met: of descendants.

A person who love the Lord Jesus, and His atoning works realize that they need to be one with Christ to bear much fruits. A vine branch has one great purpose—to bear fruit. But it is good for fruit-bearing—as long as it abides in the vine. But it is good for fruit-bearing—as long as it abides in the vine.

Got question wrote,16 So, we depend on Jesus for everything, starting with our very life—“For in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28)—and including our reconciliation with God through Him (Romans 5:10). No one can serve God effectively until he is connected with Jesus Christ by faith. Jesus is our only connection with the God who gave life and who produces in us a fruitful life of righteousness and service.

 NIV Study Bible Notes. “A living union with Christ is absolutely necessary; without it there is nothing. apart from me you can do nothing.”Got A question This illustration of the vine and branches is no thoughtless generality or careless simile. It is absolute, stark reality. No believer can achieve anything of spiritual value independently of Christ Jesus. He also reminds us that there are some who are “in” Him who bear no fruit. 

Reformed Study Bible “The total inability of the unregenerate sinner makes saving grace absolutely necessary for the beginning, the development, and the completion of salvation.  

Warren Wiersbe The symbolism of the Vine and branches is similar to that of the Head and the body: we have a living relationship to Christ and belong to Him.

 As Scriptures declares ,”You will recognize them lby their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, mevery healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 nEvery tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them lby their fruits.”

 Furthermore scriptures declares2“But ethe fruit of the Spirit is flove, joy, peace, patience, gkindness, goodness, faithfulness,  hgentleness, iself-control; jagainst such things there is no law.”

 Jesus declares, “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

 Believer Bible  Commentary wrote Sometimes we pray, “Lord, help me to live my life for You.” It would be better to pray, “Lord Jesus, live out Your life through me.” Without Christ, we can do nothing.  

https://www.gotquestions.org/true-vine.html 

I AM Part Two

I AM the Door of the Sheep 

 Think of a door of protecting yourself from outside intruder from invading your space intending to do you harm. In only able enter by unlocking the door In  John 10:7, 9  Jesus states, “I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.” 

John 10:8. When Jesus says, “I am the door,” He is reiterating the fact that only through Him is salvation possible One who believes the gospel (Hebrews 11:6) and repents of sin Luke 13:3 is assured of being in “the fold” and of having entered by “the door.” This section echoes Jesus’ words in 14:6 that He is the only way to the Father. His point is that He serves as the sole  to approach the Father and partake of God’s promised salvation. 

 Believer Commentary wrote, “Christ is the door. Christianity is not a creed, or a church. Rather it is a Person, and that Person is the Lord Jesus Christ. “If anyone enters by Me.” Salvation can only be received through Christ. Baptism will not do; neither will the Lord’s Supper. We must enter in by Christ, and by the power which He gives.

Dr S Lewis Johnson wrote “This is none other but the house of God. This is the gate of heaven.” And so on this beautiful picture of this beautiful church there was the quotation from  Scripture “The house of God, the gate of heaven.” Jesus is the door to heaven.“ Furthermore he wrote,”You could look at this and say it’s a beautiful illustration of the simplicity of entrance into life through the Lord Jesus. It’s not a philosophy. It’s not by the creeds. It’s not by personal conduct. It’s not by personal membership in the church. Jesus is the door. “I am the door.”

Dr S Lewis Johnson penned these words concerning Jesus as the door, “The tabernacle, perhaps the greatest visual picture of the salvation of God in the Old Testament, how many doors were there into the tabernacle? Well there was one door. All of this designed to stress the exclusiveness of the salvation that God provides. One may call this narrow intolerance, but it is the narrowness of truth. Every expression of the fact that there are different methods of salvation and it’s important simply to believe something and believe it sincerely all of those are false ideas. The world is flooded with them. But the Scripture stands solidly behind  the truth that the Lord Jesus and the Lord Jesus alone is the door.” 

As followers of Christ, Jesus is both our Shepherd and the Door to the sheepfold who provides for all our needs. Knowing that the world is full of predators whose sole intent is to destroy us (1 Peter 5:8), we are always under His protection. More importantly, we are fully confident that “when the Chief Shepherd appears [we] will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away” (1 Peter 5:4).

 The only way you’re able to enter heaven gates or sheep fold is through the atoning works of Jesus Christ. While on the cross Jesus uttered these words, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me.” All of mankind sins and His Father wrath fell upon Him, and when you repent, confess, and believe tha t Jesus took your sins. Than Jesus will take your sins and replace with His righteousness. As scripture declares, “He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 

Dr S Lewis Johnson penned these words concerning Jesus as the door, “The tabernacle, perhaps the greatest visual picture of the salvation of God in the Old Testament, how many doors were there into the tabernacle? Well there was one door. All of this designed to stress the exclusiveness of the salvation that God provides. One may call this narrow intolerance, but it is the narrowness of truth. Every expression of the fact that there are different methods of salvation and it’s important simply to believe something and believe it sincerely all of those are false ideas. The world is flooded with them. But the Scripture stands solidly behind  the truth that the Lord Jesus and the Lord Jesus alone is the door.” 

You could look at this and say it’s a beautiful illustration of the simplicity of entrance into life through the Lord Jesus. It’s not a philosophy. It’s not by the creeds. It’s not by personal conduct. It’s not by personal membership in the church. Jesus is the door. “I am the door.”

 Jesus said, “I am the door.” And then as if to emphasize 

it he lays stress upon the fact that one enters through him only. For he adds, “By me if any man enter in he shall be saved. Dr. S. Lewis Johnson, “ The door to eternal life, though the Lord Jesus who died as a sacrifice on Calvary’s cross for sinners, is always open. You may come right now and enter the sheep fold through the door, the Lord Jesus, and have him forever after caring for you, providing for you, giving you not only life, but abundant life.”

 The only way you’re able to enter heaven gates or sheep fold is through the atoning works of Jesus Christ. While on the cross Jesus uttered these words, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me.” All of mankind sins and His Father wrath fell upon Him, and when you repent, confess, and believe tha t Jesus took your sins. Than Jesus will take your sins and replace with His righteousness. As scripture declares, “He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”  

As followers of Christ, Jesus is both our Shepherd and the Door to the sheepfold who provides for all our needs. Knowing that the world is full of predators whose sole intent is to destroy us (1 Peter 5:8), we are always under His protection. More importantly, we are fully confident that “when the Chief Shepherd appears [we] will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away” (1 Peter 5:4).

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/I-am-the-door.html

 

 

I AM The Good Shepherd 

  In Ezekiel, 34:23-24 it states. “I will appoint over them. A single shepherd, My servant David, and he will shepherd them. He will tend them himself and will be their shepherd. My servant David will be a king over them, and there will be one shepherd for all of them. They will follow My ordinances and keep My statutes and obey them.” In Isaiah, 40:11 it states. “He protects His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them in the fold of His garment. He gently leads those that are nursing. In Ezekiel 34:16 states “I will seek the lost, bring back the strays, bandage the injured, and strengthen the weak, but I will destroy the fat and the strong. I will shepherd them with justice.

To get a clear picture of Jesus meaning in this statement, it is helpful to understand a little of that ancient culture, especially of sheep, and shepherding. Of all domesticated animals, sheep are the most helpless. Sheep will spend their entire day grazing, wandering from place to place, never looking up. Therefore, they often become lost. But, sheep have no “homing instinct” as other animals do. They are totally incapable of finding their way to their sheepfold even when it is in plain sight. By nature, sheep are followers. If the lead sheep steps off a cliff, the others will follow. Additionally, sheep are easily susceptible to injuries and is utterly helpless against predators.

Jesus is that Shepherd in John 10:11 He states, “I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”  Furthermore, he states in” John10;14-16 , I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they now Me, 15 as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep. But, I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.” 

Furthermore in John 10:11 The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John MacArthur wrote, “This is a reference to Jesus’ substitutionary death for sinners on the cross.” Where Christ willingly went to the cross to atone mankind sins He gave His life, enduring death on behalf of sinners. Reformed Bible Study wrote, “ Jesus gives His life, enduring death on behalf of sinners.  This is intimated in the name “Lamb of God”  John 1; 29 Where Jesus is both the Lamb and the Shepherd. Where in Hebrew 13:20, its states “May the God of peace who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord.

 John10;14-16 , I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they now Me, as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep. But, I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.” Indicating Jesus is intimately involved with His sheep and His sheep has strong desire to be familiarly with the good Shepherd.    

Reformed Bible Study, “It is clear that “know” here, as so often in Scripture, means more than a mental grasp; it includes personal understanding and a commitment of will. To say, that God “knows” a person in this way refers to His gracious redemptive commitment to that individual. Matthew Henry states” He is known of them. He observes them with an eye of favour, and they observe him with an eye of faith. Christ’s knowing his sheep is put before their knowing him, for he knew and loved us first (1 John 4:19), 

Yet there other sheep that are not of this fold, and Jesus must bring them also and they will listen to My voice

NIV Study notes states,” These already belonged to Christ, though they had not yet been brought to him. Not of this sheep pen. Those outside Judaism. Here is a glimpse of the future worldwide scope of the church. One flock. All God’s people have the same Shepherd (see 17:20–23).”

John MacArthur Rom. 1:16). Jesus’ death was not only for Jews, but also non-Jews whom He will make into one new body, the church. As scriptures declares, “  I am obligated both to Greeks and barbarians, both to the wise and the foolish. Isa. 40:11; Ezek. 34:23; 37:24; Zech. 13:7. ‘John 10:11  John10;14-16

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+34&version=HCSB 

https://www.gotquestions.org/Good-Shepherd.html 

https://www.gotquestions.org/True-Shepherd.html

I AM Part One

 

In Matthew 22:32 Jesus declare to the Sadducees  I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” 

In Exodus 3;14 the LORD stated these words to Moses,’I AM WHOM I AM “  meaning Yahweh, Because of  holiness of God the Scribes  would not  write Yahweh instead they wrote Jehovah meaning the great I AM meaning I AM BECAUSE I AM or I WILL BE THAT I WILL BE. Meaning God of the past, present and future in short an eternal God who has no beginning and no end or the same or unchanging yesterday today and forever.  In the Greek the words are solemnly emphatic and echo Ex 3:14 

Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’ At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds” (John 8:56–59). The violent response of the Jews to Jesus’ “I AM” statement indicates they clearly understood what He was declaring—that He was the eternal God incarnate. Jesus was equating Himself with God.

 When Jesus  uttered I AM in found John;6:41,48,51, John; 10:7,  John;14:6  John,15:1,5,  He was claiming that he is that God  found Exodus 3;14. Without doubt He display His power, where eyewitness gave accounts of His deity when He demonstrated in His miracles. 

 ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’ At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds” (John 8:56–59). The violent response of the Jews to Jesus’ “I AM” statement indicates they clearly understood what He was declaring—that He was the eternal God incarnate. Jesus was equating Himself with the “I AM” title God Exodus 3:14.. 

.CS Lewis wrote about Jesus, “Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” Furthermore he states, “Jesus could only have been one of four things: a legend, a liar, a lunatic–or Lord and God.

https://www.gotquestions.org/resurrection-and-life.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/light-of-the-world.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/bread-of-life.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/Good-Shepherd.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/true-vine.html

 

I AM The Bread Of Life

 In NIV Study Notes; 6:35 I am. The first of seven (the number of completeness and perfection) self-descriptions of Jesus introduced by “I am” (see 8:12; [9:5;] 10:7, 9; 10:11, 14; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1, 5; see also chart). In the Greek the words are solemnly emphatic and echo Ex 3:14 (see notes on Ex 3:12–15) and the seven “I am he” statements in Isaiah (41:4; 43:10, 13, 25; 46:4; 48:12; 51:12). Cf. note on 2:11. the bread of life. May mean “the bread that is living” and/or “the bread that gives life.” What is implied in v. 33 is now made explicit, and it is repeated with minor variations in vv. 41, 48, 51.

 

John; 6;35 Jesus declared “I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to Me will ever

In KJV Commentary I am the bread of life means the bread that gives life. The life of which He speaks is spiritual and eternal.  In John 4:14. Jesus declared these words to  But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again–ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.” Christ he gives life to dead sinners. Jesus stated that he is the life-giving bread, by which our souls are nourished In short our souls are provided bread from that comes from heaven. Jesus also declared Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,[g]for they will be satisfied.  

In John 6;51  Jesus stated If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” John MacArthur For My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.   Jesus refers here prophetically to His impending sacrifice upon the cross (cf. 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 2:24). Jesus voluntarily laid down His life for evil, sinful mankind (10:18; 1 John 2:2). 

 

 http://biblehub.com/commentaries/john/6-35.htm

http://www.trusting-in-jesus.com/Bread-of-Life.html

https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1922

I AM The Light Of The World 

John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”“I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”

John Calvin wrote It is a beautiful commendation of Christ, when he is called the light of the world; for, since we are all blind by nature, a remedy is offered, by which we may be freed and rescued from darkness and made partakers of the true light.

Believer Bible Commentary  Naturally speaking, the world is in the darkness of sin, ignorance, and aimlessness.” 

Furthermore he, “The light of the world is Jesus. Apart from Him, there is no deliverance from the blackness of sin. Apart from Him, there is no guidance along the way of life, no knowledge as to the real meaning of life and the issues of eternity. Jesus promised that anyone following Him would not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.

To follow Jesus means to come to Him in repentance, to trust Him as Lord and Savior, and then to commit one’s whole life to Him. Those who do this have guidance in life and clear and bright hope beyond the grave.

John Calvin wrote, “For Christ declares that he is the light of the whole world; for by this universal statement he intended to remove the distinction, not only between Jews and Gentiles, but between the learned and ignorant, between persons of distinction and the common people.”

We take a candle into a room to dispel the darkness. Likewise, the Light of Jesus Christ has to be taken into the darkness of sin that engulfs the hearts and lives of those who are not following Him. That’s the condition behind having this Light—that we follow Him. If we do not follow Him, we will not have this light, this truth, this eternal life. 

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/light-of-the-world.html 

https://www.studylight.org/commentary/john/8-12.html 

http://biblehub.com/commentaries/john/8-12.htm 

The Names of Jesus Part Two

 

The Names of Jesus Part Two

1.King – Matthew 21:5 

2.Prophet   Deut. 18:15 , Acts 3:22-23, Matt. 11:27,, Matt. 13:57

3.High Priest Hebrews 3:1; 4:14; 7:26 1 Tim. 2:5 

4.Christ A Brother Mark 3:35, Matthew 12:46-50 Hebrews 2:11 

http://bibleresources.org/names-of-jesus/

http://www.theopedia.com/titles-of-jesus

http://blog.adw.org/2012/05/150-titles-of-christ-from-the-scriptures/  

 

Jesus The King

Jesus was a descend of King David and declare a king at His birth. He rode a young colt into Jerusalem, and people declared Him as the Son of David. Before Pilate Jesus stated that He was a king He also declared that His kingdom is not of this world. Pilate also put a sign lettered above the cross. The inscription was:JESUS THE NAZARENE. THE KING OF THE JEWS written in. Hebrew Latin, and Greek.  

  The Israelite rejected as king by crucifying on the cross, however,He was exalted in rightful place of power and majesty. In Revelation 19;11-21  Jesus will descend from heaven along with His army declaring war on the beast and his army and will defeat them. To those believe in His atoning work on the cross they will be His King forever.  

https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/2312-Jesus-Christ-as-king 

http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/king-of-kings-faq.htm 

 

Jesus The Prophet

In Deut. 18:15 Moses stated The Lord your God will raise up for you. A prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. The Apostle Peter also declares it in Acts 3:22-23 

Jesus utters these words in Luke 4; 18-19 from the prophet of Isaiah “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, To proclaim the favourable year of the Lord.” He also stated, “Don’t assume that I came to destroy came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. “Jesus declares, “a prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in own household.”     

For any person, to be prophets from God they need to be 100 percent accurate or they would be being declare a false prophet and would have been stone according to the Torah in Deuteronomy 18; 20-22.

On March 09, 2014 John MacArthur in sermon called A Plan on for Dying In Your Sins spoke these words, “Amazing, unheard-of miracles were going on a daily basis through the duration of His ministry, unparalleled teaching, sufficient evidence to prove that He was whom He claimed to be, the Messiah, the Savior, the Son of God. Now, by the way, John in his purpose of giving us evidence, only gives us samples, only samples of the ministry of Jesus.  In John 20 30-31 Jesus provided far more God-revealing signs than are written down in this book. These are written down so you will believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and in the act of believing, have real and eternal life in the way he personally revealed it. John 21 25

A.Healing of Simon mother In Law Luke 4; 38-39.

B.Healing of Leper Luke 5; 13- 14.

C.Healing of paralytic Luke 5; 25- 26.

D.Healing centurion’s slave Luke 7; 10 

E.Rising young man who was dead Luke 7;14-15

F.Casting a man with  legions of demons Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39

G.Rising Lazarus from the dead John 11;42-44

Jesus also declared to His disciples about death and resurrection in Mark 8:31, Mark 9:30-32, and, Mark 10:32-34. He was crucified , Matthew 27; 32-44, Mark 16; 21-32 After three days He rose from the grave John 20; 1-10. Luke 24; 1- 10, Matthew 28; 1-10.

Jesus also predicted that second temple would be completely destroyed Found in Matthew 24; 2 Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” In 70 AD 40 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection Tiberius Julius Alexander and the Roman soldiers. Even thou Tiberius wanted preserved the temple; however, the Roman solider destroyed the famous Second Temple and burned it to the ground.  Accordingly, Historian Josephus claimed that Titus wanted to preserve the temple, but his soldiers were so angry at their resilient opponents that they burned it. The remaining Jews were slaughtered or sold as slaves. Several things to considered; one it occurred 40 year after Jesus death and resurrection.

Jesus also predicated that many false christ and false prophets would come warn His follower not to follow them or listen them Matthew 24;23-24

1.Adolf Hitler (1889-1945 responsible for exterminating six million Jewish people believe he was doing the Creator work when annihilating the Jews

2.Charles Manson 1934) ordering his family of butchering nine people 1,969 serving a life sentence.  

3.Jim Jones (1931–1978 accountable for over 909 follower to commit suicide along with himself order the killing of man Leo Ryan U.S. Representative from California’s 11th congressional district.  

 

Jesus The High Priests

The priests were the ones in the Old Testament who offered sacrifices to God in order to cleanse of sin. They needed to be in the line of Aaron found in Exodus 28; 1-2 They also needed to ofter sacrifice to cleanse themselves Leviticus 16; 6 

Since Jesus came in line of David even thou Mary the mother of Jesus was relative Elizabeth was the descendant of Aaron along with her husband Zechariah who was from the line Aaron as well.   Since Mary who was descendant David could Mary also being a descended of Aaron as well. Reformed Bible Study wrote these words, 1:36 your relative. Elizabeth, and therefore Mary, was a descendant of Aaron (v. 5). The reference to “his father David” (v. 32) shows that Mary was also of Davidic descent. One of her parents was evidently descended from Aaron and the other from David. Or Elizabeth was descended Aaron, or King David 

Matthew Henry wrote,” Though Elisabeth was, on the father’s side, of the daughters of Aaron (Luke 1:5), yet on the mother’s side she might be of the house of David, for those two families often intermarried, as an earnest of the uniting of the royalty and the priesthood of the Messiah. But, Jesus is called a priest after the order of Melchizedek. 

 Where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” (.Heb. 6:20). Heb. 9:11 also in Gen. 14:18-20. “Where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” (Heb. 6:20).   Heb. 9:11“  

Melchizedek meaning king of righteousness was a king and a priest found (Genesis 14:18–20 where He suddenly appeared and disappeared. Where in Hebrews 7:3 says that Melchizedek was “without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life. Some propose that Melchizedek was actually a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ, or a theophany.

In Psalm 110:4; “Forever, You are a priest like Melch-

izedek”  a messianic Psalm written by David.  In the book of Hebrews, where both Melchizedek and Christ are considered kings of righteousness and peace. By citing Melchizedek and his unique priesthood as a type, the writer shows that Christ’s new priesthood is superior to the old levitical order and the priesthood of Aaron (Hebrews 7:1–10).

“But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation.” As a priest, Jesus is our mediator between God and ourselves (1 Tim. 2:5).

It could be said that both the Prophet and the priest stand between God and man. In the case of the prophet, he delivers the word of God from the top down. In the case of the priest, he delivers the sacrifices of people to God from bottom to top. So, Jesus is a prophet who delivers the word of God to us, and he is also the priest who delivers his sacrifice, on our behalf, to God the father.

For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever. Unlike the Levitical priests who had to continually offer sacrifices, Jesus only had to offer His sacrifice once, gaining eternal redemption for all who comes to God through Him (Hebrews 9:12).  

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https://www.gotquestions.org/Melchizedek.html 

https://carm.org/prophet-priest-king 

http://www.desiringgod.org/messages/our-high-priest-is-the-son-of-god-perfect-forever 

http://www.help4rlds.com/pwtu/PWTUChap14.pdf 

https://carm.org/prophet-priest-king

https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-High-Priest.html 

http://www.biblestudyguide.org/articles/jesus-who-is-jesus-series/who-is-jesus-king.htm 

http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/king-of-kings-faq.htm 

 

Jesus A Brother 

Nelson Christian dictionary defines A brother in Christ is, a term of address for a fellow believer. A fraternal epithet, especially among Christians. Instituted by Christ, found in Matthew 25:40; Hebrews 2:11 Hebrews 2:12. A disciple or a of Christ (Matthew 25:40; Hebrews 2:11 Hebrews 2:12 ). One of the same faith (Amos 1:9; Acts 9:30; 11:29; 1 Corinthians 5:11 ); whence the early disciples of our Lord were known to each other as brethren. . Merriam Webster define as, one related to another by common ties or interests de-

Jesus also stated to crowd Whoever does the will of God and put it into practice is My brother and sister and mother. found in Mark 3:31-35; Matthew 12:46-50; cf. Luke 8:19-21

The Greek word is adelphos meaning a brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian.

John MacArthur 3:35 Jesus made a decisive and comprehensive statement on true Christian discipleship. Such discipleship involves a spiritual relationship that transcends the physical family and is open to all who are empowered by the Spirit of God to come to Christ in repentance and faith and enabled to live a life of obedience to God’s Word.

 When Jesus arose from the dead Jesus declared to Mary in John 20; 17 and Matthew 28; 10 “Don’t cling to Me,” “for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I am ascending to My Father and your Father—to My God and your God.”  “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” The disciples no longer were a servant or a friend but a brother because of Christ atoning work on the cross. To those confess and believe that Christ died on the cross took theirs sins they’re now brother in Christ. 

Dr. John MacArthur wrote My brethren. Disciples have been called “servants” or “friends” (15:15), but not “brothers,” until here. Because of Jesus’ work on the cross in place of the sinner, this new relationship to Christ was made possible (Rom. 8:14–17; Gal. 3:26, 27; Eph. 1:5; Heb. 2:10–13).

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The Names of Jesus

The Names of Jesus

  1. Jesus Son of David. Matthew 15:22  Matthew 20:30 Romans 1;3 
  2. Jesus of Nazareth  Matthew 2;23
  3. Jesus Christ Luke 1;31. Colossians 2:9-10
  4. Immanuel  Matthew 1; 23. Is 7:14 
  5. Logos  John1;1-14
  6. Son of God. Luke 1;35
  7. Son of Man. Acts 7;56, Mark 13;26
  8. Lamb of God. John 1;29

 

Son Of David

God revealed to Nathan that Messiah would be born in King David line As scripture declares, “When your time comes, and you rest with your fathers, I will rise up after you your descendant who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.” In Isaiah foretold He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom. Twice in the gospel of Luke Christ came from the line of David, Where Gabriel said, “The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” Zechariah prophesied, “He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David, just as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets in ancient times. “ 

 Since Joseph and Mary were both born in king David blood line Mary was the descendant of Nathan While Joseph was a descendant of King Solomon both sons of King David mother of Bathsheba. Since the Jewish scribes kept details records of birth of every child and which bloodlines they came from, and in which it was kept in the temple. In which Apostle Paul recorded in his letter of Romans found in chapter one verse three it states, “Jesus Christ our Lord who was a descendant of David.” Establishing that Jesus was not mythological person but a historical person.    

      Jesus of Nazareth 

While Jesus was born in Bethlehem foretold by Micah and fled to Egypt because King Herod wanted to kill Jesus.  Joseph and Mary returned to Israel and settled in a town called Nazareth foretold by prophets. That Jesus shall be called a Nazarene meaning {for someone who is despised or detestable—for that was how people from the region were often characterized. John MacArthur wrote, 2:23 “He shall be called a Nazarene.” Nazareth, an obscure town 70 mi. N of Jerusalem, was a place of lowly reputation, and nowhere mentioned in the OT. Some have suggested that “Nazarene” is a reference to the Heb. The word for branch in Is. 11:1. Others point out that Matthew’s statement that “prophets” had made this prediction may be a reference to verbal prophecies nowhere recorded in the OT. A still more likely explanation is that Matthew is using “Nazarene” as a synonym for someone who is despised or detestable—for that was how people from the region were often characterized (cf. John 1:46). If that is the case, the prophecies Matthew has in mind would include Ps. 22:6–8; Is. 49:7; 53:3.The town people also identify Him as Joseph’s son where Joseph dwell  Where Jesus was a carpenter for thirty years like His step father.  

Jesus Christ

Gabriel was sent by God and appeared before Mary and told her she going to have a baby, and she going call Him Jesus {Hebrew word is Jehoshua or Yehoshua meaning salvation} and will be called the Son of the Most High. Christ is not Jesus last name. It means anointed one or chose one. The Greek word is Christos occurs 565 times in The New Testament.

Zechariah prophesied,“that Jesus Christ will provide  salvation from our enemies and from the clutches [t] of those who hate us. He has dealt mercifully with our fathers and remembered His holy covenant—the oath that He swore to our father Abraham. He has given us the privilege, since we have been rescued from our enemies’ clutches, [u] to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness.” 

 

 Immanuel

Immanuel means “God with us,” a name of Christ found in Isaiah 7:14.The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel. The Greek Lexicon defines as the title applied to the Messiah, born of the virgin, Mt 1:23, Is. 7:14, because Jesus was God united with man, and showed that God was dwelling with a man.  

Logos

 Logo is Greek word meaning logic. Logos is a literary device that can be defined as a statement, sentence, or argument used to convince or persuade the targeted audience by employing reason or logic. The biblical definition is the Word of God, or a principle of divine reason and creative order, identified in the Gospel of John with the second person of the Trinity incarnate in Jesus Christ.  Dictionary com defines it, the rational principle that governs and develops the universe. Or Theology. The divine word or reason incarnate in Jesus Christ. John 1:1–14. 

 Son of God

Is the second person of the triunity the Father Son in which they no begging and no end? In got question org they describe the Son Of God as, Jesus is not God’s Son in the sense of a human father and a son. God did not get married and have a son

  Son of Man  

In got question org they describe the Son Of God, Jesus is not God’s Son in the sense of a human father and a son. God did not get married and have a son. God did not mate with Mary and, together with her, produce a son. Jesus is God’s Son in the sense that He is God made manifest in human form (John 1:1, 14). Jesus is God’s Son in that He was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:35 declares, “The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.’”

 Is the second person of the triunity who was human being every sense and became flesh and dwelt among us.  He was conceived by Mary, and Joseph step father. Felt every human emotion ,e.g., He wept at Lazarus grave site resulting from death that sin brought into the human condition. He slept and ate Jesus stated, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Where he ate with the ate the tax collector and sinner. He also invited to Pharisees for a meal. On the cross, He physically thirst He was tempted three times by Satan and was fully tempted in every way yet committed no sin. He felt physical pain when physically beaten and hung on the cross, and He died physical death. When ascend into heaven He went with resurrected body now sit at right hand the Father. Jesus stated. ‘But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven’” (Matthew 26:64). Where Stephen declares these words “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” Jesus also is interceding on behalf. As scripture declares “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Furthermore, it states “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

   Son of God

Is the second person of the triunity the Father Son in which they have no begging and no end? Jesus is not God’s Son in the sense of a human father and a son. God did not get married and have a son. Jesus has all the characteristic of his Father, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresence, immutable, holy, righteous, sovereign, love, and merciful. Is the second person of the triunity the Father Son in which they no begging and no end? In got question org they describe the Son Of God as, Jesus is not God’s Son in the sense of a human father and a son. God did not get married and have a son

We can see that the term refers to the majesty, position, and power of Jesus who is holy (Luke 1:35), associated with salvation (John 5:25) that we are to have faith in the Son of God (Gal. 2:20), so as to have eternal life (1 John 5:13), and that he has no beginning or end (Heb. 7:3) All things were made through Jesus Christ. He was God the Father’s agent involved in creating everything in the universe 

 

Lamb Of God

John Baptist uttered these words, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Jesus uttered, ”Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.   For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished.

 To fulfil, the law and prophets Jesus need to be both God and man at same time. For Him, to be the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He needed to commit no sin fulfil. The Old Testament mandate found in Ex 12,13; Num 28:4; Isa 53 and needed to be Son of Man experiencing the heartache, infliction, anguish, temptation, and suffering yet commit no sin.  

   Believer Bible Commentary wrote The lamb was a sacrificial animal among the Jews. God had taught His chosen people to slay a lamb and to sprinkle its blood as a sacrifice. The lamb was killed as a substitute and its blood shed so that sins might be forgiven. However, the blood of the lambs slain during the OT period did not put away sin. Those lambs were pictures or types, pointing forward to the fact that God would one day provide a Lamb who would actually take away the sin. Those lambs were pictures or types, pointing forward to the fact that God would one day provide a Lamb who would actually take away the sin. 

All down through the years, godly Jews had waited for the coming of this Lamb. Now at last the time had come, and John the Baptist triumphantly announced the arrival of the true Lamb of God. John Calvin Commentary wrote, Behold the Lamb of God. The principal office of Christ is briefly but clearly stated; that he takes away the sins of the world by the sacrifice of his death, and reconciles men to God.

While on the cross Jesus uttered these words, “ it is finished meaning His atoning work was now completed. Believer  Bible Commentary wrote,” So the Lord Jesus could announce that the way had been provided whereby sinners could be saved. Thank God today for the finished work of the Lord Jesus on the cross of Calvary!” 

It is finished that is, sin is finished, and an end made of transgression, by the bringing in of an everlasting righteousness. It seems to refer to Dan. 9:24. The Lamb of God was sacrificed to take away the sin of the world, and it is done, Heb. 9:26.  

 It is finished that is, his sufferings were now finished, both those of his soul and those of his body. The storm is over, the worst is past; all his pains and agonies are at an end, and he is just going to paradise, entering upon the joy set before him.

 The Lamb of God fulfilled prophecies uttered by John Baptist, and the Old Testament prophets along with the ceremonial law are abolished. Matthew Henry wrote, It is finished that is, all the types and prophecies of the Old Testament, which pointed at the sufferings of the Messiah, were accomplished and answered. He speaks as if, now that they had given him the vinegar, he could not bethink himself of any word in the Old Testament that was to be fulfilled between him and his death but it had its accomplishment; such as, his being sold for thirty pieces of silver, his hands and feet being pierced, his garments divided, etc.; and now that this is done. It is finishedIt is finished that is, the ceremonial law is abolished.  

John Calvin wrote that every thing which contributes to the salvation of men is to be found in Christ, and ought not to be sought anywhere else; or—which amounts to the same thing—that the perfection of salvation is contained in him. Furthermore  he wrote, “ All the sacrifices of the Law must have ceased, for the salvation of men has been completed by the one sacrifice of the death of Christ. Christ, having once accomplished, by a single oblation, all that was necessary to be done, declares, from the cross that all is finished.”

The Greek word It is finished is tetelestai it is finish,

The word occurs in John 19:28 and 19:30 and these are the only two places in the New Testament where it occurs

 With The Word Bible Commentary wrote,” The Greek word translated “It is finished!” {tetelestai} was a familiar word in that day. Bankers used it when the final payment had been made on a debt. Jesus completely paid the debt we owed, and it will be remembered against us no more forever. Hallelujah, what a Savior! 

Jesus gave up spirit and died He determined the time of His death. In full control of His faculties, He dismissed His spirit—an act no mere man could accomplish.

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Eight Miracles In The Gospel Of John

 Eight Miracles In The Gospel Of John  

 

  1. Water Into Wine John 2:1-11
  2. Healing the official’s son John 4:43-54.
  3. The Healing at the Pool of Bethesda John 5:1-9 
  4. The Feeding of the 5000 John 6:1-14.
  5. Walking on the Water (John 6:16-25).
  6. The Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41).
  7. Raising Lazarus From The Dead (John 11:1-44).
  8. Casting net into sea catching 153 fishes John 21: 

 

Isaiah Easton Bible Dictionary define a miracle as, “ Miraclean event in the external world brought about by the immediate agency or the simple volition of God, operating without the use of means capable of being discerned by the senses, and designed to authenticate the divine commission of a religious teacher and the truth of his message (John 2:18; Matt. 12:38). It is an occurrence at once above nature and above man. It shows the intervention of a power that is not limited by the laws either of matter or of mind, a power interrupting the fixed laws which govern their movements, a supernatural power.

Cambridge dictionary define it,”an unusual and mysterious event that is thought to have been caused by God. Merriam Webster define it Or an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs the healing miracles described in the Gospels, The Greek word is sémeion meaning, a sign (typically miraculous), given especially to confirm, corroborate or authenticate.

In Luke 4;16-19 Where Jesus declared from the prophet from Isaiah, ?The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me[a]to proclaim freedom[ to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed,19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. 

Water Into Wine

 John 2; 1-11 Jesus, His disciples and His mother were invited to a wedding in Cana In Galilee. A typical Jewish wedding would last a week, where much wine, and food was served.  To fail in proper hospitality was a serious offense. 

When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “Woman {a respectful term}(Mary had to recognize Him not so much as a son that she raised but as the promised Messiah and Son of God) what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” {meaning; Disclosure of his messianic identity, which is climatically realized in his submission to death on a cross”} His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” {Mary Identify Jesus as the Messiah the son of God} 

Than ask for the servant to fill up six stone water jars about 20 or 30 gallons per jar. Than ask them to take it to chief servant.  When the chief servant tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people have drunk freely, the inferior. Than the disciples believe because he changed the water into wine this was Jesus first sign displaying His grace 

Cynddylan Jones wrote Moses’ first miracle was to turn water into blood; there was a severe destructive element in it. But, Christ’s first miracle was to turn water into wine; there was a soothing, solacing element in it. 

Matthew Henry commentary,” The beginning of Moses’s miracles was turning water into blood (Ex. 4:9; 7:20), the beginning of Christ’s miracles was turning water into wine; which intimates the difference between the law of Moses and the gospel of Christ. The curse of the law turns water into blood, common comforts into bitterness, and terror; the blessing of the gospel turns water into wine.”

Jesus displayed that He was true Messiah Jesus Christ offers the best Himself by providing His body and His blood as means of atoning mankind from theirs sins. Displaying grace which brought mankind hope. Where Ten Commandments fear and judgment and no hope. Because He displayed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.   

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_at_Cana 

 

Healing The Official’s Son 

 

John 4:43-54. After two days, Jesus left Samaria where He return to Galilee where was earlier. Jesus and His disciples went to Cana where He changed the water and wine. There was a certain royal official whose son who was ill at Capernaum.  When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and pleaded with Him to come down and heal his son, for he was ready to die. Matthew Henry Commentary, Yet there was infirmity in his faith; he believed that Christ could heal his son, but, as it should seem, he thought he could not heal him at a distance, and therefore he besought him that he would come down and heal him.

Jesus mildly rebuke him and the people, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” The official pleaded with Him, “come down before my boy dies!” Jesus declares to the official,“ Your son will live,” and he believe {pisteuw have faith} Him and departed.

The official he met his slave told him son was healed. Than he asked them at what time he got better.  “Yesterday at seven in the morning [the fever left him.” He realized this was the very hour at which Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.”

Confirming when Jesus performed healing was immediately not gradual. Then he himself believed {pisteuw} along with his whole household. {believe Jesus was Son of God.} John Calvin Commentary penned these words,” Thus not only does he now believe that his son will be cured through the kindness of Christ, but he acknowledges Christ to be the Son of God, and makes a profession of faith in his Gospel. His whole family joins him, which was an evidence of the miracle; nor can it be doubted that he did his utmost to bring others along with him to embrace the Christian religion. This, therefore, was the second sign Jesus performed after He came from Judea to Galilee.” KJV Bible Commentary wrote; This was the second miracle in Cana. The first miracle of turning the water into wine showed His power over the physical universe, and His disciples believed. The second miracle proved that Christ’s power was not limited by a distance of sixteen miles, and the entire house of the nobleman believed. Both miracles produced belief and life.

This should encourage all Christians in their prayer life. We have a mighty God who hears our requests and who is able to work out His purposes in any part of the world at any time.

 Jesus performed miracles to confirmed that he was the Son Of God. Later the Apostles perform as a tool to declare the gospel.  

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The Healing At The Pool of Bethesda

 

John 5 Jesus went to Jerusalem by the sheep gate, and there was pool called Bethesda meaning; house of mercy, or the flowing water. Where there was two swimming bathes between five porches.  Within these lay many of the sick—blind, lame, and paralyzed—waiting for the moving of the water, because an angel would go down into the pool from time to time and stir up the water. Then the first one who got in after the water was stirred up recovered from whatever ailment they had. There was a man who had been for 38 years wasn’t able enter pool resulting from condition. Jesus asks do want to get well? 

Than Jesus commanded him to pick up his mat walk! The healing happened on the Sabbath. According Old Testament where the Law of Moses decreed that one who broke the Sabbath should be stoned to death. Found in Exodus 31:15 However, it does not mean that should not be compassionate to those who are in need for example healing the sick on the Sabbath.  What means it a day of rest from your labour? 

So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “This is the Sabbath! It’s illegal for you to pick up your mat.” He replied, “The man who made me well-told me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’” Than they asked him who cured him; however, he did not know, Believer Bible Commentary,” The Law of Moses decreed that one who broke the Sabbath should be stoned to death. The Jews cared little that a paralytic had been healed. This incident marks one of the great turning points in the public ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He performed this miracle on the Sabbath, He stirred up the anger and hatred of the Jewish leaders. They began to pursue Him and to seek His life.”

Later on Jesus found the man in the temple complex, and warned him. “See, you are well. Do not sin anymore, so that something worse doesn’t happen to you.”

The man went and reported to the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. There was not any ill will on his part he simply honouring Jesus healing crippling diseases, and was unaware Jewish leader intention of killing Jesus. This record incident where the Jews began to persecuted Jesus [because He was healing the sick on the Sabbath.   

John Calvin wrote, “The man went away. Nothing was farther from his intention than to make Christ an object of their hatred, and nothing was farther from his expectation than that they would rage so furiously against Christ. His intention, therefore, was worthy; for he wished to render to his Physician the honor which was justly owed to him. The Jews, on the other hand, show their venom, not only in accusing Christ of having violated the Sabbath, but in breaking out into extreme cruelty. John 5; 16; In short the Scribes and Pharisee began to persecute Jesus and started planing have He kill because He violated Sabbath and theirs man made rules. Because Jesus disregarded the oral law of the Jews that had developed, i.e., “the traditions of men” (cf. also Matt. 15:1–9 

 

The Feeding of the 5000 

 

John 6;1-14 When Jesus crossed, the Sea of Galilee or Tiberias named after a Caesar. A huge crowd was following Him because He performed many miracles and healed the sick. So Jesus went up a mountain and sat down and began to teach and healed the sick.     

He asked Philip, “Where will we buy bread so these people can eat?” He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do. Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.”

Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Jesus  “There’s a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish—but what are they for so many?”

The men numbered about 5,000. Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks He asks His disciples to distributed to those who were seated. 

When they were full, He told His disciples, “Collect the leftovers so that nothing is wasted.”  So they collected them and filled baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.

 When the people saw the sign He had done, they said, This really is the Prophet who was to come into the world!”  Therefore, when Jesus knew that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He withdrew to the mountain by Himself. For hour not arrived.  This four miracles Jesus performed.

Griffith Thomas has reminded us that in this story we have a beautiful picture of: (a) the perishing world; (b) the powerless disciples; (c) the perfect Savior. This miracle involved a true act of creation. No mere man could take five loaves and two small fish and expand them in such a way as to feed so many people as this. It has been well said, “ ‘Twas springtime when He blessed the bread, ’twas harvest when He brake.” And it is also true, “Loaves unblessed are loaves unmultiplied.” 

Our Lord Jesus is teaching us that He is the Bread of Life and uses His chosen gospel preachers to distribute that truth to His people. That which is not possible with mere men, is always possible with the Son of God !!

Jesus has just been offered the crown, but without the cross. He’s fed the 5,000 and sent them away, now He sends the disciples ahead of him to Bethsaida, and He stays behind to pray. 

 

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Walking On Water

John 6;16-21; After Jesus fed the multitudes, He immediately dismissed His disciples to travel to Capernaum. The disciples  got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them, because He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.

 Then a high wind arose, and the sea began to churn. After they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea.When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea; they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear. But, He said to them, “It is I {meaning I am the God of the past, present and future}. Don’t be afraid!” He is identifying himself to them as the one who can walk on the water; i.e., God.  Then, they were willing to take Him on board, and at once the wind ceased, and the boat was at the shore where they were heading.  Then those in the boat worshiped Him and said, “Truly You are the Son of God!” This is the fifth sign in John’s gospel. That Jesus is the Messiah and Son of God (20:30, 31). The miracle demonstrates Jesus’ deity by His sovereignty over the laws of nature.

 

 

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 The Man Born Blind 

John 9:1-41 As Jesus went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?  “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.   6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.  “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and he was able see instantly.  

His neighbors and those who had  seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?”  Some claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, the former blind beggar insisted that he was the man. They brought him to the Pharisee they ask same question.

“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked. He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I able to see.  

Some of the Jews leader did not believe him, and suspected the whole situation was a charade, that this man was never blind. So they summoned the man’s parents to testify about his condition. The parents declared that he was their son, and he was born blind.   But his new sight is a complete mystery to us! We do not know the man who opened his eyes. Why don’t you ask our son? He is old enough to speak for himself. 

John MacArthur wrote,”This section in the story of the healing of the blind man reveals some key characteristics of willful unbelief: 1) unbelief sets false standards; 2) unbelief always wants more evidence but never has enough; 3) unbelief does biased research on a purely subjective basis; 4) unbelief rejects the facts; and 5) unbelief is self-centered. John included this section on the dialogue of the Pharisees with the blind man most likely for two reasons: 1) the dialogue carefully demonstrates the character of willful and fixed unbelief, and 2) the story confirms the first great schism between the synagogue and Christ’s new followers. The blind man was the first known person thrown out of the synagogue because he chose to follow Christ

 

The Pharisee ask the blind man again how did he received his eye sight. The blind man responded, “I’ve already answered all these questions, and you don’t like my answers.   

The Pharisee responded,” You’re one of His followers, but we follow Moses. We have confidence that God spoke to Moses, but this man you speak of is a mystery; we don’t even know where He comes from. 

The beggar told them.“  Isn’t it ironic that you, our religious leaders, don’t even know where He comes from; yet He gave me sight! We know that God does not listen to sinners, but He does respond and work through those who worship Him and do His will.  No one has ever heard of someone opening the eyes of any person blind from birth.  This man must come from God; otherwise, this miracle would not be possible. Only God can do such things.  The Pharisee later admitted Jesus many miracles, yet they despise Him 

  You were born under a cloud of sin. How can you, of all people, lecture us? The religious leaders banished him from their presence. Jesus heard what had happened and sought out the man.   

   Warren Wiersbe wrote these words, “Four times in this chapter people asked, “How were you healed?” (John 9:10, 15, 19, 26). First, the neighbors asked the man, and then the Pharisees asked him. Not satisfied with his reply, the Pharisees then asked the man’s parents and then gave the son one final interrogation. In short this beggar was was born blind.

Despite the testimony of the man and his parents, that man was born blind. Yet, they were not interest seeking the truth only accusing Jesus violating the Sabbath. They came to the decision that Jesus did not come from God because He healed many people on the Sabbath and violated one of their precious man made Sabbath rules. It not the biblical mandate; for example, in Deuteronomy 22; 4, If you see your donkey or ox fallen down on the road, you must not ignore it; you must help him lift it up.  Or Jesus stated  in Luke 14; 5 Which of you whose son or ox falls into a well, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?” While Sabbath is a day rest from your labourer is does not mean you ignore someone in need or animal. The moral compensate responsibilities is to help the person or animal in need.  

   Yet, there were many miracles Jesus performed prior and after this event occurred. In which the Pharisees heard about. However, they were more concerned about their honor, prestiges,  and their man-made traditions instead honouring God. The miracles and healing that took place, before eyes. That the people living under bondage were set free   . Warren Wiersbe wrote,” All of this looked very official and efficient, but it was really a most evasive maneuver on the part of both the people and the leaders. The Pharisees wanted to get rid of the evidence, and the people were afraid to speak the truth!” 

 When Jesus heard about this, He came alongside and comfort him and told him that he was the Messiah meaning expected deliverer or someone’s who would redeemed mankind from their sins. 

 

Raising Lazarus From The Dead

The chapter can be divided as follows: 1) the preparation for the miracle. 1–16); 2) the arrival of Jesus (vv. 17–37); 3) the miracle itself. 38–44); and 4) the results of the miracle. 45–57). 

 (John 11:1-44: Lazarus from Bethany meaning {house of fig}. Suddenly became very sick the sister of Martha and Mary. Reported it to Jesus and He stayed for extra days, Finally Jesus told His disciples Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” {meaning Lazarus was dead.} For your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him. Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.  But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” But Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again. Martha said to Him, “Yes, Lord;  believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who is coming into the world.” 

When Jesus arrived at  Lazarus tomb, a stone lay against a cave. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odour, for he has been dead four days.”  Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. 

And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this ion account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”  When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen stripped, and his face wrapped with a cloth. 

Calvin wrote ,” The Evangelist passes on to another narrative, which contains a miracle eminently worthy of being recorded. For not only did Christ give a remarkable proof of his Divine power in raising Lazarus, but he likewise placed before our eyes a lively image of our future resurrection.”

John MacArthur This was a preview of the power to be fully displayed in the final resurrection when all the dead hear the voice of the Son of God and live.

 Therefore, many of the Jews who came to Mary and saw what He did believed in Him. But, some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.

John MacArthur wrote Instead of recognizing God’s hand in Lazarus’s resurrection; the chief priests plotted to kill both Jesus and Lazarus. Found in John 11;47 and John 12; 10 11

 

The chapter can be divided as follows: 1) the preparation for the miracle. 1–16); 2) the arrival of Jesus. 17–37); 3) the miracle itself. 38–44); and 4) the results of the miracle. 45–57). 

John’s gospel changes from hatred and rejection (10:39) to an unmistakable and blessed witness of the glory of Christ. All the rejection and hatred could not dim His glory as displayed through the resurrection of Lazarus. That miracle evidences His glory in 3 ways: 1) it pointed to His deity; 2) it strengthened the faith of the disciples; and 3) it led directly to the cross (12:23).  sus and He stayed for extra days, Finally Jesus told His disciples Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” {meaning Lazarus was dead.} For your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him. Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.  But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” But, Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again. Martha said to Him, “Yes, Lord;  believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who is coming into the world.” 

When Jesus arrived at Lazarus tomb a cave, with a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odour, for he has been dead four days.”  Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. 

And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this ion account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”  When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen stripped, and his face wrapped with a cloth. 

Calvin wrote ,”The Evangelist passes on to another narrative, which contains a miracle eminently worthy of being recorded. For not only did Christ give a remarkable proof of his Divine power in raising Lazarus, but he likewise placed before our eyes a lively image of our future resurrection.”

John MacArthur This was a preview of the power to be fully displayed in the final resurrection when all the dead hear the voice of the Son of God and live.

 Therefore, many of the Jews who came to Mary and saw what He did believed in Him. But, some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.

John MacArthur wrote Instead of recognizing God’s hand in Lazarus’s resurrection; the chief priests plotted to kill both Jesus and Lazarus. Found in John 11; 47 and John 12; 10 11

 

Casting Net Into Sea Catching 153 Fishes 

 

John 21:1-14.The eighth sign in chapter 21 may now occupy us briefly. The third time in which our Lord showed Himself to His disciples, after He was risen from the dead, afforded the occasion. The disciples— the true remnant of Israel— during the night of His absence had caught nothing in their fishing. Acting on the instructions of their risen Lord, casting their net into the sea at His behest, they netted such a haul that they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fishes — 153 great fishes. The net, for all there were so many, did not break, unlike the occasion at the beginning of their history with the Lord, as recorded in Luke 5; 10-11.

It’s a remainder that Jesus is a man of His word and kept His promise even thou disciples fled from Him in His hour of need. Failure on the disciple’s part or God’s peoples part does not nullify any of God’s blessing or promises or working in His kingdom, often it becomes an asset or blessing to others who failed God. As scripture declares, “You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people.”  The disciples were about embark on journey where they promote the Christ atoning work on the cross in which it would change the world   

This occurrence was would suggest the service they shall yet perform in casting the net of the Gospel of the Kingdom into the sea of nations. As Jesus declared, Go, therefore, and make disciples of [f] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. But, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends [b] of the earth. 

 

Summary

1.Changing water into wine displaying His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. 

2.Healing of the official son displaying His power from a distant. Then, the official himself believed, along with his whole household. 

3. The healing of the cripple on the Sabbath the Jews began persecuting Jesus [e] because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. 

4. The feeding of the 5,000 the people realize that Jesus was Prophet foretold by Moses found in  Deuteronomy 18:15, and try to force to be king however, Jesus with drew from the crowd because his hour is arrived

5.Jesus walk on water and still the storm, His disciples became to  Him and said, “Truly You are the Son of God!”

6.The healing of the beggar born blind on the Sabbath. The blind toss from the temple because he testify that Jesus came from God, and became follower of Christ because he believed Jesus was the messiah

7. Raising of Lazarus from the dead displaying Jesus power over death. Ensuring those who trust in his atoning work on the cross will have victory over death. The Jewish leader was now plotting the death of Jesus and Lazasus not realizing his death would bridge the gap between mankind and His Father 

8.Casting net into the sea catching 153 large fishes a reminder of the mandate to be fisher of men and gather the harvest

 

https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1924 

http://www.trusting-in-jesus.com/Lazarus.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2014/05/05/jesus-raises-lazarus-bible-story-summary-lessons-and-study/