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 

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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.  

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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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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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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.  

https://gracethrufaith.com/topical-studies/spiritual-life/the-seven-miracles-in-john/ 

http://www.desiringgod.org/messages/go-your-son-will-live

http://www.godrules.net/library/kjvstrongs/kjvstrongsjoh4.htm  

 

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. 

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/feeding-the-5000.html

https://bible.org/seriespage/21-feeding-five-thousand-matthew-1413-21

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/sermons/feeding/

http://gracegems.org/Ryle/j06.htm

https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/the-feeding-of-the-five-thousand-alan-perkins-sermon-on-miracles-of-jesus-34977 

http://www.dabhand.org/Essays/NT511%20Feeding.htm

http://www.truthforchildren.net/images/pdf/John6_FeedingFiveThousand.pdf 

 

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.

 

 

http://www.trusting-in-jesus.com/Jesus-Walks-on-Water.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/walking-on-water.html 

 

 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/

The Seven Mayor Jewish Feasts and Jesus Part Seven The Seven Mayor Jewish Feasts and Jesus Part Seven

 Sukkot or The Feast of Booths  

 

The Festival of Booths to the Lord begins on the fifteenth day of this seventh month and continues for seven days. 35 There is to be a sacred assembly on the first day; you are not to do any daily work. 36 You are to present a fire offering to the Lord for seven days. On the eighth day, you are to hold a sacred assembly and present a fire offering to the Lord. It is a solemn gathering; you are not to do any daily –

Leviticus 23; 34-36

 

 According to Josephus, this feast was the most popular of the 3 principal Jewish feasts.The Festival of Sukkot meaning booth begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur. Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering. Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering. The Hebrew word “sukkah” (plural: “sukkot”) refers to the temporary booths that people lived in, not to the Tabernacle, No work is permitted on the first and second days of the holiday. dictionary.com define it: a booth or hut roofed with branches, built against or near a house or synagogue and used during the Jewish festival of Sukkoth as a temporary dining or living area. 

 In honor of the holiday’s historical significance, we are commanded to dwell in temporary shelters, as our ancestors did in the wilderness. It is one of the three great pilgrimage feasts recorded in the Bible when all Jewish males were required to appear before the Lord in the Temple in Jerusalem. This joyous celebration is a reminder of God’s protection, provision, and faithfulness. 

The Bible reveals dual significance in the Feast of Tabernacles. Agriculturally, Sukkot is Israel’s “Thanksgiving,” a joyous harvest festival to celebrate the gathering of grain and wine. 

The tradition of the Jews is that they were to express their joy by dancing, and singing hymns of praise to God, with musical instruments: and not the common people only, but the wise men of Israel, and their elders, were to do it in the court of the sanctuary: for (say they) the joy with which a man rejoices in doing a commandment is really a great service. The feast was known for water-drawing and lamp-lighting rites. 

The punishment is; Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths. And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them. If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

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 What does feast booth or Tabernacle has do with Jesus and what does role play Christ life ?

Let us consider three choices one Jesus birth two Jesus pitching tent or tabernacle among His people. Lastly His Jesus second coming. Could it have a threefold meaning His birth dwelling among His people and second His coming   

  Many scholars believe Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles. The Hebrew word “stable” is called a sukkoth Gen. 33:17. The Bible does not specifically say the date of Jesus’ birth. We know it was not during the winter months because the sheep were in the pasture Luke 2:8. A study of the time of the conception of John the Baptist reveals he was conceived about Sivan 30, the eleventh week.

Matthew Henry Commentaries wrote, “ It was a typical feast. It is supposed by many that our blessed Saviour was born much about the time of this feast; then he left his mansions of light above to tabernacle among us Jn. 1:14, and he dwelt in booths. And the worship of God under The New Testament is prophesied of under the notion of keeping the feast of tabernacles, Zec. 14:16.  The gospel of Christ teaches us to dwell in tabernacles, to sit loose to this world, as those that have here no continuing city, but by faith, and hope and holy contempt of present things, to go out to Christ without the camp, Heb. 13:13-14. It teaches us to rejoice before the Lord our God. Those are the circumcision, Israelites indeed that always rejoice in Christ Jesus, Phil. 3:3. And the more we are taken off from this world the less liable we are to the interruption of our joys.

 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”1 Peter 2:11

Williams Brothers sang a song Heaven Is Waiting phase This old world is not my home I’m just a stranger I’m a stranger passing through Peter, and Paul referred to our physical bodies as tabernacles, or temporary dwellings 2 Corinthians 5:1-4, 2 Peter 2:13-14.

John MacArthur bibles study 7:38 living water. The water-pouring rite was also associated within Jewish tradition as a foreshadowing of the eschatological rivers of living water foreseen in Ezek. 47:1–9 and Zech. 13:1. The significance of Jesus’ invitation centers in the fact that He was the fulfillment of all the Feast of Tabernacles anticipated, i.e., He was the One who provided the living water that gives eternal life to a man (cf. 4:10, 11). 

Furthermore, he states; The OT indicates that the coming age of Messiah would be a time when the Lord would be a light for His people (Is. 60:19–22; cf. Rev. 21:23, 24) as well as for the whole earth (Is. 42:6; 49:6). Zechariah 14:5b–8 has an emphasis on God as the light of the world who gives living waters to His people. This latter passage probably formed the liturgical readings for the Feast of Tabernacles.

Jesus Christ who would deliver His people from the bondage of sin. This feast, like all of the feasts of Israel, consistently reminded the Jews and should remind Christians as well that God has promised to deliver His people from the bondage of sin and deliver them from their enemies. Part of God’s deliverance for the Israelites was His provision and protection of them for the 40 years they wandered in the wilderness, cut off from the Promised Land. The same holds true for Christians today. God protects us and provides for us as we go through life in the wilderness of this world. While our hearts long for the Promised Land (heaven) and to be in the presence of God, He preserves us in this world as we await the world to come and the redemption that will come when Jesus Christ returns again. 

As scriptures declare, “After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 

New King James Study Buke 7:9, 10 The great multitude, in addition to praising God and the Lamb for providing salvation, will later glorify God for judging Babylon (19:1–3) and will proclaim “the marriage of the Lamb” (19:6, 7). White robes may be the garments of overcoming believers (3:5, 18) or of martyrs (6:11). Palm branches were typically waved by crowds at victory celebrations (see John 12:13).

Since Christ bridged the gap between mankind and His Father, and those who believe in Christ atoning work on the cross. Now have access to His Father kingdom. As Scriptures declare, “For through Him {Christ} we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. When we die we will be part vast number worshipping God

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Summary

  1. Passover indicated when the Father sees His Son blood He will Passover those who are redeemed by His blood. That person will no longer bear His Father nor judgement. As Jesus declares,” this is My blood that establishes the covenant; [it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins
  2. The Day of Atonement where the Father required a perfect sacrifice since sheep and goats unable to the Father requirement mankind needed another substitute 
  3. Unleavened bread indicated that Jesus committed no sin and no sin was found in Him, As scripture declares,” He made the One who did not know sin to be sin.” 
  4. Since Jesus Christ was the only one able to perform a perfect atonement., The Atonement of Christ is the sacrificial work of Jesus for sinners. In his death on the cross, Christ atoned mankind for their sins and God is satisfied with the payment. The obedience and death of Christ on behalf of sinners are the ground of redemption. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Further more it states,” Every priest stands day after day ministering and offering the same sacrifices continually, which can never take away sins.  But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. For by one, offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified.  
  5. First, Fruits indicated when believer dies they will be buried, however, at the end of this age they will be resurrected from the grave, and presented with a new body. Since Christ arose from the grave and never return to it. Ensuring the believer in Christ will be resurrected as Christ did.
  6. Pentecostal is when Holy Spirit descended upon 120 starting birth of the church, and the Holy Spirit is gathering the harvest. Jesus utters these words,” “Open your eyes, and look at the fields, for they are readyfor harvest. Furthermore He stated, “ In My Father’s house are many dwelling places.”
  7. The Feast of Trumpets indicated Jesus is coming back as he promise to His follower. As scripture declares,” in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.” Furthermore, its states, For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout [ with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God. The sound of the trumpets is a sign of His coming.10.The Feasts of Booth indicated that our earthly body temporary while here on earth, and just stranger passing through. It reminder to sit loose to this world, and we have no continuing city, but by faith, and teaches us to rejoice before the Lord our God. The Feast of Booth is time of rejoicing as saints will do in heaven 

 

The Seven Mayor Jewish Feasts and Jesus Part Six

 

Rosh HaShanah or Feast of Trumpets

23 The Lord spoke to Moses: 24 “Tell the Israelites: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a day of complete rest, commemoration, and joyful shouting—a sacred assembly. 25 You must not do any daily work, but you must present a fire offering to the Lord.”   Leviticus 23; 24-25

The Feast of Trumpets was one of three festivals that occurred in the seventh month Tishri, September/October. Feast, called the Feast of Trumpets. It was celebrated on the first day. The trumpets were blown to assemble the congregation. But in on the new moon of the seventh month it was to be done with more than ordinary solemnity; for they began to blow at sunrise and continued till sunset.  The word Rosh Hashanah means a new beginning head of the year ” or “first of the year. Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.        

 The Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year. A popular observance during this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, a symbol of our wish for a sweet new year or bread. They would walk through flowing water, such as a creek or river, on the afternoon of the first day and empty our pockets into the river, symbolically casting off our sins. Small pieces of bread are commonly put in the pocket to cast off. Rosh Hashanah teaches that able to go forward we must also be willing to look back.

 Religious services for the holiday focus on the concept of God’s sovereignty. A common greeting at that time is L’shanah tovah (“for a good year”). This is a shortening of “L’shanah tovah tikatev v’taihatem” (or to women, “L’shanah tovah tikatevi v’taihatemi”), which means “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.”  As scripture declares, “You are not to do any daily work. This will be a day of joyful shouting [for you.”   

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So how are we to celebrate Rosh Hashanah as believers in Christ? 

Talmud in Rosh Hashanah 16b, states, “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to reproaches and everlasting abhorrence.” As scriptures declares, ““See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenant you desire—see, He is coming,” says the Lord of Hosts. So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

 When all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them,” says the Lord of Hosts, “not leaving them root or branches. 2 But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall. [b] 3 You will trample the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I am preparing,” says the Lord of Hosts.

Jesus declared these words to His disciples, “Then, the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Note in The New Testament when they use the trumpet ln second coming of Christ.

Scripture also states For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Furthermore it states Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed

Rosh Hashahah remind us to be ready for the soon appearance or second coming of Jesus Christ our LORD and king.

First, you must understand that this feast is part of your covenant with Christ as a child of God. Whether Gentile or Jew, you are a partaker of this covenant promise which is fulfilled in Christ. To neglect this feast is to neglect your promised salvation. As a believer you will escape the wrath to come, although persecution for believers throughout the world will be at its very peak when it occurs. So be ready to suffer for and with Christ. Christ made it clear that if those days were not shortened for the elect’s sake, there would be no flesh saved. Paul teaches on the fulfillment of Rosh Hashanah rather elaborately in 1 Corinthians 15, wherein death is swallowed up in victory. I encourage you to read this chapter when you have time.

1.) He will gather His people in a solemn assembly (Matthew 24:31)

2.) There will be a clarion call to battle (Revelation 18:11-21)

3.) He will be coronated as KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS (Revelation 18:11-21)

4.) It will mark a new beginning – the millenial sabbath – the thousand year reign of Christ (Revelation 20:1-6)

All those who are in Christ will reign with Him! We will never know the day or hour of His return, but the season is clearly evident. Let us ever be ready in Jesus’ name as we watch and pray!

 

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The Seven Mayor Jewish Feasts and Jesus Part Four

 

 First Fruits Festival  

The Lord spoke to Moses: 10 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest, you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. 11 He will wave the sheaf before the Lord so that you may be accepted; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you are to offer a year-old male lamb without blemish as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 Its grain offering is to be four quarts of fine flour mixed with oil as a fire offering to the Lord, a pleasing aroma, and its drink offering will be one quart of wine. 14 You must not eat bread, roasted grain, or any new grain  until this very day, and until you have brought the offering to your God. This is to be a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live.

Through out the Torah, the first five books Old Testament God commanded Moses to offer or dedicated the first born of man or an animal or grain.

 The first fruits is the third mayor Jewish festival celebrate after the Unleavened Bread found in Lev 23:9-14. The word “first fruits” translates both resit qasir beginning off harvest usually celebrate in March or April. Note, they had to cut down those sheaves from a typical field. It could not be cut down from some special field that had been especially cared for. It had to be from a common field.

On the day after the Passover Sabbath; i.e., on the 16th of Nisan, or the first day of the week. A sheaf of new corn was to be brought to the priest and waved before the altar, in acknowledgment of the gift of fruitfulness. The offering of the first fruits to God was a statement of gratitude and a confession that the benefits of the harvest came by his grace. Also, in giving the very first of their produce to God, Israel learned not to hoard but to trust God for provision.

 The offering of first fruits described in Leviticus 23:9-14 happened in conjunction with the Feast of Unleavened Bread and focused on the barley harvest, but there was also an offering of first fruits associated with the Feast of Weeks. Num 28:26-31 in celebration of the wheat harvest. It would seem that Israelites brought the first fruits of their harvests before the Lord at various times in the course of the agricultural year, but that there was a special first fruits festival every year in conjunction with Passover, seven weeks before Pentecost Lev 23:15.  

MacArthur Study Bible stated 23:9–14 the first fruits of your harvest. This festival dedicated the initial part of the barley harvest in Mar./Apr. and was celebrated on the day after the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread week. It involved presenting to the Lord. A sheaf of barley (cf. 23:10, 11) accompanied by burnt, grain, and drink offerings (cf. Ex. 29:40). First, fruits symbolized the consecration of the whole harvest to God, and was a pledge of the whole harvest to come (cf. Rom. 8:23; 11:16; 1 Cor. 15:20; James 1:18).

The first fruits were the earliest gathered grains, fruits, and vegetables that the people dedicated to God in recognition of His faithfulness for providing the necessities of life. The Israelites were to offer to God a sheaf of the first grain that was harvested on the day after the Sabbath following the Passover feast Leviticus 23:9-14. Paul may have used the term “first fruits” in this letter to the Corinthian church to reinforce the certainty of the resurrection. Just as the term “first fruits” shows that “the first sheaf of the forthcoming grain harvest will be followed by the rest of the sheaves, Christ, the first fruits raised from the dead, is the guarantee for all those who belong to him that they also will share in his resurrection.

What is the sufficient  of this Festival? Why does it fit into the salvation plan? After Jesus arose from the grave. He conquered death by removing the curse known as sin put on curse mankind cause by the first Adam by eating forbidden fruit, did not return the grave. As scripture declares,” The last enemy to be abolished is death.” Death has been swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.” 

Erich Sauer wrote concerning the resurrection,“ The present age is Easter time. It begins with the resurrection of the Redeemer and ends with the resurrection of the redeemed, between lies the spiritual resurrection of those called into life. So we live between two Easters and in the power of the first Easter; we go to the second Easter.” We understand that. We live between the resurrection of Christ, and the resurrection of the redeemed, those two great Easter events.”

Jesus declaring, “I am {the God past, Present and Future} the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live.  Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die—ever. Do you believe this?” Martha uttering these words concerning Jesus, “I believe You are the Messiah, the Son of God who comes into the world.”  John 11; 23-27. Ensuring those who believes in His atoning works on the cross will not die but live, and be resurrected like Christ did with a new body.

Eric Lyons, M.Min wrote, “One solution to this alleged discrepancy can be found in the fact that Jesus was the first to rise from the dead—never to die again. All who have ever arisen from the dead, including the sons of both the widow of Zarephath and the Shunammite (2 Kings 4:8-37), the daughter of Jairus (Mark 5:35-43), Lazarus, et al., died in later years. Jesus, however, accurately could be called “the firstfruits” of the dead because “Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him” (Romans 6:9). 

All others who previously were raised at one time, died again, and are among those who “sleep” and continue to wait for the bodily resurrection; only Jesus has truly conquered death. In this sense, Christ is “the firstborn from the dead” (Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5; cf. Acts 26:23).

 Paul teaches that Christ in his bodily resurrection is the “first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” As such, he is the guarantee that all those who belong to him will be raised from the dead at his second coming. In the natural world, the first sheaf of the crop was to be brought to God (Leviticus 23:10 Leviticus 23:11 Leviticus 23:17) as a guarantee that the rest of the harvest was coming. So it is in God’s redemption harvest.

Matthew Henry They will glory over death as a vanquished enemy, and insult this great and terrible destroyer. We are dead; but behold we live again, and shall die no more. Thou art vanquished and disarmed, and we are out of the reach of thy deadly dart.”

 NKJV Study Bible 15:20 Jesus is the first fruits of all others who believe in Him. This is an OT image of the first instalment of a crop which anticipates and guarantees the ultimate offering of the whole crop (see 16:15; Rom. 8:23). Because Christ rose from the dead, those who are asleep in Christ (v. 18; 1 Thess. 4:15, 16) have a guarantee of their own resurrection.

Chosen People Ministries wrote “Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope that we too will experience the resurrection in the future. For us as believers, the resurrection is not simply an historical event, but also a foretaste of what is to come in the future, when God gives us new, redeemed bodies.

What does the First fruits do with resurrection of Christ and why is so important? 

C H Spurgeon wrote, “Now, to a harvest there must have been a sowing. If the resurrection of Christ is the first fruits, then the resurrection of the elect must be looked upon as a harvest, and death would, therefore, be symbolized by a sowing.” 

Furthermore he wrote,” The righteous are put into their graves all weary and worn; but such they will not rise. They go there with the furrowed brow, the hollowed cheek, the wrinkled skin; they shall wake up in beauty and glory. The old man totters there, leaning on his staff; the palsied comes there trembling all the way; the halt, the lame, the withered, the blind journey in doleful pilgrimage to the common dormitory, but they shall not rise decrepit, deformed, or diseased, but strong, vigorous, active, glorious, immortal! The shrivelled seed, so destitute of form, and comeliness, shall rise from the dust a beauteous flower! A green blade, all fresh and young, shall spring up where before there was the dried decayed grain. Well said the holy martyrs, when their limbs were being torn away—“We cheerfully resign these members to the God who gave them to us.” Our members are not ours to hold or lose, no torment can rob us of them in reality; for, when we wake up in Christ’s likeness, it will not be as halt or lame, but full of strength and vigor—more comely than earthly sons of men! The winter of the grave shall soon give way to the spring of resurrection and the summer of glory. Blessed is death, since it answers all the ends of medicine to this mortal frame, and through the divine power disrobes us of the leprous rags of flesh, to clothe us with the wedding garment of incorruption! 

 First, Christ is the “first fruits” has triumphed in his resurrection; then, the rest of his “crop, ” the redeemed, will be raised triumphantly at his second coming (1 Cor 15:23 ). In light of this, God’s people, as his “first fruits, ” are to have a sanctifying effect on others (1 Cor 5:6-7 ),

 Ligonier Ministries Somewhere around AD 30, the first fruits of an even greater harvest issued forth, for it was on the first day after the Sabbath that occurred in the midst of the Passover celebration that Jesus rose from the dead (Matt. 28:1–10). Lest there be any doubt that His resurrection fulfilled the Feast of First fruits, Paul tells us explicitly that Christ is the firstfruits of those who will be raised from the dead (1 Cor. 15:20–23). Just as the first fruits offered to God under the old covenant anticipated the fuller harvest to come, the resurrection of Jesus anticipates the bodily resurrection of His people first promised under the old covenant (Job 19:25–27 

John MacArthur wrote,” He is not a piece of grain grown in a special garden, He is not a piece of grain, a seed that falls into the ground and dies and grows up in a greenhouse. He is just a part of the whole harvest resurrection, and He was thrown into the ground in terms of the seed that dies. He springs forth to life and becomes the guaranty of the rest of us who fall into the ground and die and shall also rise in life.

 Ligonier Ministries wrote First Fruits, and Pentecostal ”Paul says Jesus was raised for our justification (Rom. 4:25), and so we often celebrate Jesus’ resurrection as proof that our sins have been fully atoned for and that we are now declared righteous in God’s sight. This is entirely appropriate, but we should also remember that our Lord’s resurrection is proof positive that we who trust in Him will be raised in like manner at the last day and dwell with Him bodily in a new heaven and earth. 

 Paul teaches that Christ in his bodily resurrection is the “first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” As such, he is the guarantee that all those who belong to him will be raised from the dead at his second coming. In the natural world, the first sheaf of the crop was to be brought to God ( Leviticus 23:10 Leviticus 23:11 Leviticus 23:17) as a guarantee that the rest of the harvest was coming. So it is in God’s redemption harvest.

 Paul teaches that Christ in his bodily resurrection is the “first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” As such, he is the guarantee that all those who belong to him will be raised from the dead at his second coming. In the natural world, the first sheaf of the crop was to be brought to God (Leviticus 23:10 Leviticus 23:11 Leviticus 23:17) as a guarantee that the rest of the harvest was coming. So it is in God’s redemption harvest.

 First, Christ the “first fruits” has triumphed in his resurrection; then, the rest of his “crop, ” the redeemed, will be raised triumphantly at his second coming ( 1 Cor 15:23 ). In light of this, God’s people, as his “first fruits, ” are to have a sanctifying effect on others (1 Cor 5:6-7 )

Lewis Johnson wrote, “Christ came from the dead that was the earnest of the harvest. We are the harvest. We are grain. We are one of the grains. Not only that, but there is a similarity. We are in Christ. We are united to Him. We have the life of Christ.”

Furthermore Lewis Johnson wrote, “Firstfruits have been weighed before the Lord, the third day after our Lord was crucified, he rose from the dead. The first fruits has been waved before the Lord, and now the whole harvest is being gathered, nineteen hundred years of gathering the harvest, all the grains, all the sheaves coming in ultimately into the temple of the presence of God. And God’s promises marvellously fulfilled.” 

First, fruits was a sign, mark it down in your mind, first fruits was a sign or symbol of the coming harvest. And the resurrection of Christ was a sign or a symbol of the coming resurrection of believers.

 

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The Seven Mayor Jewish Feasts and Jesus Part Five

 

 

Pentecostal Birth Of The Church Era 

2 When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying. 3 And tongues, like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech. Acts 2; 1-4

 

Pentecostal means the fiftieth day the fourth mayor feasts of Israel. In which they celebrate the Shavuot Festival in the third-month Jewish calendar an on the sixth of Sivan 

God specifically told the Israelites that they were to count seven Sabbaths (seven complete weeks) from First-fruits Leviticus 23:15; Than the day after Sabbaths celebrate Shavuot.

Leviticus 23; 15- 21 “You are to count seven complete weeks starting from the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the presentation offering. 16 You are to count 50 days until the day after the seventh Sabbath and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord. 17 Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as first-fruits to the Lord. 18 You are to present with the bread seven unblemished male lambs a year old, one young bull, and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offerings and drink offerings, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord. 19 You are also to prepare one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a fellowship sacrifice. 20 The priest will wave the lambs with the bread of first-fruits as a presentation offering before the Lord; the bread and the two lambs will be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 On that same day you are to make a proclamation and hold a sacred assembly. You are not to do any daily work. This is to be a permanent statute wherever you live throughout your generations.

 

John MacArthur Studies Bible wrote,” The Feast of Weeks (May/June) dedicated the first-fruits of the wheat harvest (cf. Ex. 23:16; Num. 28:26–31; Deut. 16:9–12). It occurred on the 50th day after the Sabbath preceding the Feast of First-fruits. It is also known as the Feast of Harvest (Ex. 23:16) and Pentecost, Gr. For 50 (Acts. 2:1).

KJV Bible Commentary Pentecost symbolized the thankfulness of a people who were not only grateful for the first fruits of the grain harvest but who looked forward to the culmination of the harvest season in the fall. On the Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was first poured out on the apostles (Acts 2:1–4).

Matthew Henry The feast of Weeks was held in remembrance of the giving of the law, fifty days after the departure from Egypt; and looked forward to the outpouring of the Holy Ghost, fifty days after Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us. On that day the apostles presented the first-fruits of the Christian church to God. 

To the institution Commentary of the feast of Pentecost, is added a repetition of that law, by which they were required to leave the gleanings of their fields. Those who are truly sensible of the mercy they received from God, will show mercy to the poor without grudging.

 John MacArthur Studies Bible wrote, “Where they would dedicated the first-fruits of the wheat harvest (cf. Ex. 23:16; Num. 28:26–31; Deut. 16:9–12). It occurred on the 50th day after the Sabbath preceding the Feast of First-fruits. It is also known as the Feast of Harvest (Ex. 23:16) and Pentecost, Gr. for 50 (Acts. 2:1). Where they would put their trust in God to produce abundance harvests. Eagerly awaiting the culmination of the harvest season in the fall. On that same day you are to make a proclamation and hold a sacred assembly. You are not to do any daily work. This is to be a permanent statute wherever you live throughout your generations. 

According to Matthew Henry The feast of Weeks was held in remembrance of the giving of the law, fifty days after the departure from Egypt; and looked forward to the outpouring of the Holy Ghost, fifty days after Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us. On that day the apostles presented the first-fruits of the Christian church to God.

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The Gathering Of The Harvest

Before Jesus His death He utters these words, “Open your eyes, and look at the fields, for they are readyfor harvest.  The reaper is already receiving pay, and gathering fruit for eternal life, so the sower, and reaper can rejoice together.  For in this case the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap what you didn’t labor for; others have labored, and you have benefited fromtheir labor.”

Furthermore He states, “But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” 

Jesus declared to His disciples these words, “but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit {pneúma meaning wind or breath}not many days from now.” And you will receive power {dunamis miraculous) power,} when the Holy Spirit {pneúma} has come on you, and you will be My witnesses {martus bear witness, give evidence} in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

When the day of Pentecost {pentékosté meaning Fifty or Shavuot a feast held on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan} had arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly, a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying.   And tongues, like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them.  Then, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit {pneúma} and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit {pneúma} gave them ability for speech {speaking another language}.

But, some sneered and said, “They’re full of new wine!” But, Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them: “Men of Judah and all you residents of Jerusalem, let me explain this to you and pay attention to my words. For these people are not drunk!  On the contrary, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel And it will be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity! Peter began to explain why Jesus was nailed Him to the cross and preached the atoning work of Christ. When the crowd heard this they came under deep conviction and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles: “Brothers, what must we do?” “Repent,” Peter said to them, “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, and 3,000 people were added to them.  

Eastern Bible Dictionary describes,” The day of Pentecost is noted in the Christian Church as the day on which the Spirit descended upon the apostles, and on which, under Peter’s preaching, so many thousands were converted in Jerusalem Acts 2” Encyclopedia of The Bible wrote, “It is almost universally agreed among theologians that Pentecost marks the beginning of the Church as an institution.”  Scriptures declares But each in his own order: Christ, the first-fruits; afterward, at His coming, those who belong to Christ. In short, the day of Pentecost was birth of the Church era.

The follower of Christ would proclaim these words,” Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus who has been appointed for you as the Messiah. There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.“

We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had murdered by hanging Him on a tree.  God exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

Therefore, let it be known to you, brothers, that through this man {Jesus} forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you,  and everyone who believes in Him {Jesus }is justified {dikaiōthēnai is freed from all things}, from everything that you could not be justified {dikaioutai that no one is justified by the Law] from the law of Mose, 

Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”ÓÓ 

Finally, Jesus declared to Saul also call Paul, “ÒÒFor I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant {hupéretés a minister of the gospel}. And a witness {martus} of what you have seen and of what I will reveal to you. By faith in Me they may receive forgiveness {aphesis release or pardon} of sins {hamartia missing the mark} and a share among those who are sanctified {hagiasmos set apart}.’ That the Messiah must suffer, and that as the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles.”ÓÓ  Some were persuaded by what he said, but others did not believe.

During the thirty year period and the Lord continue to added, daily to those who believe and now is saved.

 

•. It was an amazing day, in which 3,000 souls responded to the gospel of Christ. Ac 2:41

•Peter’s second gospel sermon, proclaimed on Solomon’s Porch in the temple court A sermon that led 2,000 more people to believe in Jesus Christ! Ac 4:1-4

•“ÒÒThe Samaritans”ÓÓ Ac 8:4-25 

•“ÒÒThe Ethiopian Eunuch”ÓÓ Ac 8:26-40

•The conversion of Saul of Tarsus, chief persecutor of the early church Ac 9:1-7, Ac 22:6-16, Ac 26:12-18

•Conversion of Cornelius and household Ac 10; 44-48

•The conversion of Lydia and her household Ac 16:15

•The conversion of the Philippian jailer and his household Ac 16:33-34

•The conversion of Crispus and his household Ac 18:8

•The Athenians the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, Ac 17; 34

•The Corinthians Ac18:1-11

•The Twelve Disciples Of John Baptist Ac 19:1-10

 

http://www.christianlibrary.org/authors/Marvin_L_Weir/salvation/convpaul.htm

 http://www.actsfortoday.net/PDF/ConversionsInActs-Copeland.pdf

http://www.biblecharts.org/churchofchrist/andthelordaddedtothechurch.pdf

http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=95

  

 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself that where I am you may be also. John 14:1-3 

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. Revelation 7:9 

Matthew Henry Commentary first fruits of Christ having led the way, the Gentiles converted later follow, and ascribe their salvation to God and the Redeemer, with triumph. In acts of religious worship we come nigh to God, and must come by Christ; the throne of God could not be approached by sinners, were it not for a Mediator. They were clothed with the robes of justification, holiness, and victory; and they had palms in their hands, as conquerors used to appear in their triumphs. Such a glorious appearance will the faithful servants of God make at last, when they have fought the good fight of faith, and finished their course. With a loud voice, they gave to God and the Lamb the praise of the great salvation.

Roughly 400,000,000 accepted since became over, 2,000 years ago,

First, century 500,000 Second century 2,000,000, Third century 5,000,000, Fourth century 10,000,000, Fifth century 15,000,000, Sixth century 20,000,000, Seventh century, 24,000,000, Eighth century 30,000,000, Ninth century 40,000,000, Ten century 50,000,000, Eleventh century 70,000,000.Twelfth century 80,000,000, Thirteenth century 75,000,000, Fourteenth century 80,000,000, Fifteenth century 100,000,000, Sixteenth century 125,000,000 Seventeenth century 155,000,000, Eighteenth century 200,000,000, and Nineteenth century 400,000,000. Still producing the harvest, and gathering the sheep. 

The Good Shepherd Jesus utters these words, “ÒÒ 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. 1

NIV Study Bible wrote, “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.

A scripture declares But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. 14 For He is our peace who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility.  

 

https://bible.org/seriespage/8-it-s-harvest-time-1-corinthians-35-9

https://ebible.com/questions/12130-what-is-the-harvest-time-jesus-refers-to 

http://mb-soft.com/believe/txx/numberch.htm

http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday2.htm