Just Jesus

 

I looked for the biography of Jesus, but found the History of our SAVIOR.

I have used Naves Topical Bible, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Book of Jesus, and The Bible Knowledge Accelerator, NKJV and some others for the alignment.

It starts in the dateless past, known as ETERNITY, and is the story of the Eternal Word. He planned our destiny "according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began" (2 Timothy 1:9). Our eternal future was a part of God's great plan and purpose before He created the universe—before He made the heavenly bodies by which we measure time. Even then, God had determined that only a perfect Redeemer could bring His master plan to completion. Both our future and the role of Jesus Christ in our destiny were planned by God before time began. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. (Psalm 90:2)

 

   Gal 4:4  But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law          John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word………

   John 1:14            And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.       How did this happen??               

SOMETIME IN 5 BC

 It starts with an angel in Jerusalem.    After almost 400 years of "silence"

   Luke 1:11-13            Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

Then to Nazareth.   To see Mary & Joseph

   Luke 1:26-READ THRU VERSE 33     Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,

   Matt 1:20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. Then quoted Isaiah 7:14 in verse 23

Then to Bethlehem     prophecy (Micah 5:2) fulfilled (Matt 2:1) 

   Luke 2:1-6 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.

A NEW ACT OF DEVINE CREATION          The BIRTH OF JESUS     4BC

Angels appear to the shepherds around Bethlehem   Luke 2:1-21

    Luke 2:11 "For there is born to you this day in the "city of David" a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

   1 Sam 16:1 Now the LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons."

A look at the genealogies of Matthew (the promised Throne) and Luke (the promised Seed)

God's promise to David

   PS 89:3-4  "I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: `Your seed I will establish forever, AND build up your throne to all generations.'" Selah

   Psalms 132:11 The LORD has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it:  "I will set upon your throne the fruit of your body.

PETER SAID: Acts 2:29-30 "Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. "Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,

STEPHEN SAID in ACTS 7: that God told Abraham to leave Mesopotamia and go to a land that He would show him, and promised (the covenant of circumcision) (Luke 2:21)to give it to him and his descendants.

PAUL SAID Acts 13:16-23  after his history sermon (Gen-Chron) "From this man's seed, according to HIS PROMISE, God raised up for Israel a Savior-- Jesus--

Luke 1:32-33 that we read before fits here.

ISA 9:6-7  6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of

Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

GEN 3:15 THE PROMISE TO A RACE --HER SEED -……… THE HUMAN RACE

GEN 22:18 THE PROMISE TO A NATION FROM THAT RACE……. ISRAEL

GEN 49:10 THE PROMISE TO A TRIBE FROM THAT NATION……..JUDAH

2 SAM 7:12 THE PROMISE TO A FAMILY FROM THAT TRIBE……DAVID

AND FROM THAT FAMILY "THE PROMISE" TO US TODAY.

YOU SAY "I'M NOT OF THE FAMILY OF DAVID, THEY ARE HEBREWS"

      GOD KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO THINK THAT AND HE HAD ISAIAH SAY:

ISA 11:10 "And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, who shall stand as a banner to the people; for the Gentiles shall seek Him, and His resting place shall be glorious." 

And John wrote in REV 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."

JOHN 14 is  "MY PROMISE"

HABAKKUK  2:3   SLOW BUT NOT LATE--RIGHT ON TIME.........

WHAT IS….  THE PROMISE

2 Sam 7:12 "When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your "seed" after you, who will come from your body, "and" I will establish his kingdom.  7:13 "He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the "throne" of his kingdom forever.

the THRONE

2 Sam 7:16 "And your "house"(SEED) and your "kingdom" shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever."

1 CHR 17:11-14 "And it shall be, when your days are fulfilled, when you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up your seed after you, who will be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom.

"He shall build Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. "I will be his Father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from him who was before you. "And I will establish him in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever."       

    1 Chr 22:9 `Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around. His name shall be Solomon, for I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days. `He shall build a house for My name, and he shall be My son, and I will be his Father; and I will establish the "throne" of his kingdom over Israel forever.'

THE RIGHT TO THE THRONE IS PASSED FROM THE HEAD (FATHER) TO THE FIRST BORN

OF THE FAMILY

MATTHEW 1 GIVES US THE GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH, FROM ABRAHAM TO JOSEPH.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO KINGS SINCE THE  CAPTIVITY

JER 22:24-30  "As I live," says the LORD, "though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the signet on My right hand, yet I would pluck you off; "and I will give you into the hand of those who seek your life, and into the hand of those whose face you fear-- the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the hand of the Chaldeans. "So I will cast you out, and your mother who bore you, into

another country where you were not born; and there you shall die. "But to the land to which they desire to return, there they shall not return. "Is this man Coniah a despised, broken idol-- a vessel in which is no pleasure? Why are they cast out, he and his descendants, and cast into a land  which they do not know? O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD! Thus says the LORD: `Write this man down as childless, a man who shall not prosper in his days; for none of his descendants shall prosper, sitting on the throne of David, and ruling anymore in Judah.

THERE IS NO KING, BUT THE RIGHT TO BE KING REMAINED IN FORCE. ALTHOUGH

JESUS WAS NOT THE SON(SEED) OF JOSEPH, BEING CONSIDERED THE FIRST BORN IN THE FAMILY GAVE HIM RIGHT TO THE THRONE.

 THE SEED

GEN 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; (producer) he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel."

                      NOTICE THE "HER" SEED

LUKE 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

    LUKE 3:23 GIVES US THE GENEALOGY OF MARY AND WE SEE THAT THE PROMISED SEED FLOWED THRU DAVID'S SON NATHAN, NOT SOLOMON. THE HOUSE OF DAVID CONTINUES. AND WAS REUNITED WITH THE RIGHT TO THE THRONE BY BEING THE FIRST BORN............JESUS

Luke 2:21 Circumcision at 8 days old( see Gen 17:9-14) in Bethlehem.  Thirty three days later, after the 40 days of her purification they brought Him to Jerusalem (Luke 2:22) to present Him to the Lord. Simeon see's God's salvation here. Anna the prophetess (Luke 2:36-38) bears witness to the redeemer. From Jerusalem they return to Bethlehem . They live in a House in Bethlehem until the Magi brought Him their gifts, (the Magi are the wise men from the East, who followed the Star to Jerusalem) and went to Herod's temple in Jerusalem, seeking the new born King. He sent them to Bethlehem (Matt 2:1-12) to find Him. It's now around 2BC

Matthew 2:13   Now when they (Magi)had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him."

From Bethlehem, to Egypt and then to Nazareth after Herod had died in 4AD (Matt 2:19-23)   Jesus would be 7 to 8 years old. From childhood to youth, to manhood without much scripture. Just one comment……..Jesus as a Youth among the teachers in Jerusalem at Passover

Luke 2:41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.

He learned outward submission to man and inward submission to God, that His divinity would not overshadow His humanity. He came to offer Life for Life. His for ours

The beginning of Jesus' ministry.    Fall/Autumn AD 26   Jesus would be "30"

Matt 3:1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, NOTE: He was dressed like "Elijah", this is why they questioned him in John 1:19-23. Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ." And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?"(Mal 4:5) He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?"(Deut 18:15) And he answered, "No." Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?" He said: "I am 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the Lord," 'as the prophet Isaiah said."

Jesus' Baptism

Matt 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. At Bethabara

Mark 1:9-11 Luke 3:21-22  NOTE Matt 21:25 Jesus asked "was Johns' baptism from God or man?

The dove of Noah brought back an Olive leaf showing that new life was on the Earth, and God's Holy Spirit dove came down on the Branch, the True Vine showing that New Life was on the Earth. WOW

His temptation in the wilderness follows..    Matt 4:1-11   Mark 1:12-13   Luke 4:1-13

In John 1:19-34 we have the Baptisers testimony of how he knew that Jesus was the Lamb of God.

Verse 29 is spoken as John saw Jesus returning after His bout with Satan in the wilderness.

Verse 35.. two of the Baptisers disciples (John and Andrew) started to follow Jesus after the Baptiser told them: "He was the Lamb of God". Andrew went and got his brother Simon, who Jesus called Cephas.(Peter) Simon means "hearer". John's brother is James, they were the sons of Zebedee, and were partners with Simon and Andrew in the fishing business. They considered Jesus their teacher.

This was not their call to be disciples. They went back home to Bethsaida in Galilee

John 1:43 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me." Philip got Nathanael (from Cana Jn 21:2) who said: "can anything good come out of Nazareth"? meaning that he knew the Messiah would be from Bethlehem. Jesus told him(Jn 1:51) he would have an experience like Jacob did in his dream, only it would be Jesus and not Jacob in the vision Do you suppose Nathanael had been reading or thinking about "Jacob's Ladder"?

From there they went to Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine. John chapter 2

John 2:11  This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

They left Cana and went to Capernaum verse 12 they rejoined His family. Winter passes.

THE FIRST PASSOVER during His ministry ?AD27. Spring    They went to Jerusalem

This was the first of two times He drove merchants from the Temple

John 2:16              And He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!"   Why ???? Prophecy

Mal 3:1-3            "Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," says the LORD of hosts. "But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like launderer's soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; he will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.

John 2:18  So the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?" A sign being "Authority"  John 2:23  Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.

Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night John 3:1-21 DID HE GET SAVED??  John 19:39 I think so.

This man was a scholar (ruler) and he did not see Jesus as "uneducated" but gave Him a title even above his own "Rabbi". One who teaches the teachers.

Verse 22 After this Jesus and His disciples went into Judea and His disciples Baptised (not Jesus Jn 4:2)

Read thru V-36  John the Baptiser's final witness

Jesus begins His Galilean ministry.

John is put into Prison by Herod Antipas Lk 3:19-20 Summer 27AD

Matthew 4:12, Mark 1:14, Luke 4:14 and……..

John Chapter 4        They leave Judea for Galilee, via Samaria, they passed thru Bethel and Shiloh and came to an area between Shiloh and  "SHECHEM", called Sychar (John 4:5) where the well of Jacob is located. 

SO MUCH HISTORY IS HERE

Shechem is first mentioned in connection with Abraham's journey into the land of Canaan. When Abraham eventually came to Shechem, the Lord appeared to him and announced that this was the land He would give to Abraham's descendants <Gen. 12:6>; (Sichem, KJV). This fulfilled God's promise to Abraham at the time of his call <Gen. 12:1-3>. In response, Abraham built his first altar to the Lord in Canaan at Shechem <Gen. 12:7>. Because of this incident, Shechem is an important place in the religious history of the Hebrew people.

            Upon his return from Padan Aram, Jacob, a grandson of Abraham, also built an altar to the Lord at Shechem <Gen. 33:18-20>. This marked Jacob's safe return to the Promised Land from the land of self-imposed exile. According to Jewish tradition, Jacob dug a deep well here <John 4:12>. Jacob's Well is one of the few sites visited by Jesus that is identifiable today.

            After the Israelites conquered Canaan under the leadership of Joshua, an altar was built at Shechem. Its building was accompanied by a covenant ceremony in which offerings were given and the blessings and curses of the Law were recited <Josh. 8:30-35>. This was done in obedience to the command of Moses, given earlier in <Deuteronomy 11:26+ and again in 27:12-13>. Because Shechem was situated between Mount Ebal(north) and Mount Gerizim(south), this covenant ceremony took on a symbolic meaning. To this day Mount Gerizim(blessing) is forested while Mount Ebal(curse) is barren. Thus the blessings of faithfully keeping the covenant were proclaimed from Mount Gerizim, while the curses of breaking the covenant were proclaimed from Mount Ebal.

            At the close of his life, Joshua gathered the tribes of Israel at Shechem. Here he reviewed God's gracious dealings with Israel and performed a covenant-- renewing ceremony on behalf of the nation. He closed his speech with his famous statement, "Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve... but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" <Josh. 24:15>.

            The significance of Shechem in Israel's history continued into the period of the Divided Kingdom. Rehoboam, successor to King Solomon, went to Shechem to be crowned king over all Israel <1 Kin. 12:1>.

Later when the 10 tribes rebelled, Jeroboam made it the Capitol of Israel--V16 & 25 that was when he set up the two gold calves, one in Bethel, the other in Dan and told them they didn't need to go to Jerusalem to worship. The well of Jacob and the tomb of Joseph are still landmarks there.

. Joseph's body was buried there (Josh 24:32.) because that parcel of land was given to him by Jacob (Israel) in Gen 48:22 also Gen 33:18-19 and Gen 34 Dinah & Shechem

Acts 7:15-16            "So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers. "And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.

 Samaria eventually became the permanent political capital of the Northern Kingdom, but Shechem retained its religious importance. It apparently was a sanctuary for worship of God in Hosea's time in the eighth century B. C. <Hos. 6:9>.

            At Shechem (sometimes identified with Sychar) Jesus visited with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's Well <John 4>.

.When Jesus and his disciples reached the well, Jesus (and probably John) waited while the others went to buy food. I believe John was with Him since the other Gospels don’t mention this story.

Jesus’ reaching out to the Samaritan woman was planting Seeds of acceptance that would be harvested by Phillip about 31/2 years later ( read Acts 8:4-12).

The Samaritan Temple was built with DariusII permission in 408BC and destroyed by John Hyrcanus in 130BC. This was the Temple she refered to. (our Born Again body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit)

John 4:45            So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast.

I think this is important: When He returns to Galilee the circumstances are DIFFERENT, He left a quite young man, but when He returns, He walks and talks with Authority. 

He teaches in Galilee…….Matt 4:17, Mark 1:14-15, Luke 4:14-15, John 4:43-44

Matt 4:17  From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

He becomes very popular during His Galilean ministry. Crowds start to follow Him, and many believe.

Autumn 27AD

His second visit to Cana.  Heals the noblemans son

John 4:46            So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. Jesus spoke, the man believed and his son was healed at that very moment.

Luke 4:16-22            So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.     And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."  So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, "Is this not Joseph's son?"

NOTE He was reading Isaiah 61:1-2, BUT He didn't finish it. Look at it!! The last part is NOT fulfilled.

Luke 4:28-29            So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff.                " He came to His own"

Rejected by the people of Nazareth, He moves to Capernaum  Matt 4:13-16 and Luke 4:16-31

He calls Peter, Andrew, James and John as disciples. Also the miracle of: the catch of fish.

Matt 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11

And Jesus went about all Galilee..preaching and teaching. Matt 4:23-25, Mark 1:35-39 Luke 4:42-44.

Cast out the unclean spirit on the Sabbath Mark 1:21-28, Luke 4:31-37 at Capernaum

Heals Peter's mother-in-law at Capernaum Matt 8:14-17, Mark 1:29-34, Luke 4:38-41

Heals a leper in Galilee Matt 8:2-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-1

Heals the paralytic(at Capernaum) with forgiveness Matt 9:2-8, Mark2:1-12, Luke 5:17-26

Calls Matthew/Levi to discipleship, Matt 9:9, Mark 2:13-14, Luke 5:27-28

Spring 28AD   THE SECOND PASSOVER in HIS MINISTRY

John Chapter 5:1-47   

Healing at the Pool of Bethesda on the Sabbath at Jerusalem. While all eyes were on the pool, waiting for the moving of the water, His were on the people, looking for the most wretched case among them all. He saw the man who had suffered for 38 years- no friends to help, and healed him. What must the others have thought, do we wait on the waters or do we cry out for mercy and grace from the Healer.

John 5:14-15            Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you." The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. Being a Disciple now, you  know that he shared this with the others.

Back at Capernaum  He defines the law of the Sabbath to the Pharasees, when His disciples picked grain to eat. Matt 12:8  "For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." Matt 12:1-8 Mark 2:23-38 Lk 6:1-5

Then He went into their synagogue and healed the man with the withered hand (on the Sabbath)

Matt 12:9-14, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:6-11.

Leaves Capernaum and goes to The Sea of Galilee, where many are healed Matt 12:15-21 Mark 3:7-12

He had many disciples (followers)

Jesus now goes up on the mountain to pray, and chooses the 12 Apostles (in Galilee)

Luke 6:12-13            Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.            And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:

Matt 10:2-4, Mark 3:13-19 Luke 6:12-19

He delivers the Sermon on the Mount  (in Galilee) to His disciples, but also so the people could hear.

Matt 5:1 to Matt 7:29 and Luke 6:20-49

Luke 7:1 Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum.

He heals the Centurion's servant.  Matt 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10

He now goes to Nain in lower Galilee, south of Nazareth and raises the widow's son. Luke 7:11-17

At this point in time He is very popular, His fame is spreading, news travels fast, so

The Baptiser sends Him a message from prison  Summer 28AD?

Matt 11:2-3            And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples

and said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"

The works of Jesus were not what John was expecting. He thought the Kingdom was going to be set up.

He did not know about the Mystery of the Church. (BB) John knew his end was near and wanted his disciples to know Jesus and follow Him.

Back in Capernaum, Jesus rebukes the unbelieving cities.(Matt 11:20-30) For My yoke is easy and My burden light. 

Luke 7:36-50 He is anointed by the sinful woman with the alabaster flask while He was eating with the Pharisee.(she washed His feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair) Jesus forgives her sins and tells her to go in peace, her FAITH has saved her

He preaches in the cities of Galilee (Luke 8:1-3), supported by many women (Mary Magdalene)

He heals the demon-possessed, blind and mute man. After he could see and speak, they ask could this be

The "Son of David"? THE ONE? The Pharisees said He uses Beelzebub's power. Jesus rebukes them and gives "the unpardonable sin" Matt 12:22-37, Mark 3:19-30, Luke 11:14-26

He gives the Scribes and Pharisees the "sign" of Jonah  Matt 12:38-45, Luke 11:16-36

Denounces the Scribes, Pharisees, and Hypocrites.  Luke 11:37-54

Matt 12:46  While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. Matt 12:46-50, Mark 3:31-35, Luke 8:19-21

Autumn 28AD in Galilee

The beginning of the Parables, The "sower" Matt 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-25, Luke 8:4-18

 The Wheat and Darnel.  Matt 13:24-30

The Mustard seed.  Matt 13:31-32  Mark 4:30-32 Luke 13:18-19

The Yeast.  Matt13:33 Luke 13:20-21

Kingdom Parables. Matt 13:34-35, Mark 4:21-29, Luke 8:16-18

Kingdom comparisons  Matt 13:44-53, Mark 4:33-34

Calming the storm on lake Galilee.  Matt 8:18-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25

The demon possessed man of Gadara.  Matt 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:22-25

He returns to Capernaum. Matt 9:1, Mark 5:21, Luke 8:40

Luke 5:29  Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them. Matt 9:10-17, Mark 2:15-22, Luke 5:29-39

Heals the woman with the issue/blood and Jarius' daughter. Matt 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, Luke 8:40-56

Heals the blind men and a mute/spirit. Matt 9:27-38

He now returns to Nazareth from Capernaum. It will no longer be the center of His activity

Matt 13:53-58, Mark 6:1-13

The twelve are given instructions and sent out Matt 10:5-42 Luke 9:1-6

Herod beheads John the Baptiser (Matt 14:6-12 & Mark 6:17-29) and thinks he has risen from the dead when he hears of the mighty works of Jesus Matt 14:1-2 Mark 6:14-16 Luke 9:7-9.

The twelve return, they go by boat to a deserted area to rest, but the crowd follows them.

Matt 14:13-21 Mark 6:30-44 Luke 9:10-17 John 6:1-14 when Jesus saw the multitude He had compassion and began teaching them many things. Then He feeds the 5000+.  Probably Jews.  

In Jewish custom He blessed only the bread. When He fed the 4000 (Gentiles) He blessed the fish also.      John 6:14-15            Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, "This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world."  Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, (the prophet like Moses Deut 18:15 who fed the manna.

Mark 6:45-48            Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away. And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray. Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land. Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.

Matt 14:22-36 Mark 6:45-56 John 6:15-21 NO MAN COULD DO THIS.

Matt 14:33  Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."

 Now they KNEW He was not just “The Prophet”, He was the Messiah, the ONE.

The 3rd Passover in his ministry, Spring 29AD

John 6:4 Now the passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.

Jesus gives a strong message here, weeding out the weak

Back at Capernaum John 6:22-65. No one can come to Me unless the Father draws him (44). I am the bread of life(48). I am the Living bread(51). Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day(54). These things He said as He taught at the synagogue in Capernaum(59). Some (not the twelve Apostles) disciples forsook Him John 6:66-71.

 Jesus ask “do you also want to go away?”(67) Peter answered “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the Words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God”.(68-69) Jesus didn’t confirm this: “I chose you 12 and one is a devil.

Mark 7:1-13, Matt 15:1-11            Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus,(at Capernaum) saying, "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."  He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? "For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.' "But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God"-- 'then he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.            "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:  'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' " When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, "Hear and understand: "Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man." Matt 15:10-20, Mark 7:14-23

Matt 15:21-22             Then Jesus went out from there and departed(north/west) to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed." Matt 15:21-28 Mark 7:24-30.

This Greek lady came to Jesus seeking the Jewish healer, calling a Jew the Son of David was a high complement, not confessing Him as Lord. Matthew relates this story as one being there (cries out after us) while Mark must have heard about it while traveling with Peter.  After talking with her, He saw her

Great faith and said, Matt 15:28 "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Mark 7:31  And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.(south/east of the lake) Matt 15:29-34 Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain

 and sat down there.       Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus' feet, and He healed them.     So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.       Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way." Then His disciples said to Him, "Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?". Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few little fish."

 He Heals all and Feeds 4000+ (Gentiles) Mark 7:31-37 and Matt 15:32-39, Mark 8:1-9

  He blessed the bread AND the fish for the Gentiles. Only the bread for the Jews

Matt 15:39     And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.

(west side of the lake) Matt 16:1 Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. V 1-4 and Mark 8:11-12

Matt 16:4    "A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah." As before (Matt 12) And He left them and departed to the other side(east) of the lake, and teaches His disciples about the strength of hypocrisy (leaven of pharisees) Matt 16:5-12 Mark 8:14-21. How they corrupted the Truth of the Word(scriptures)

He went up to Bethsaida and healed the blind man. Mark 8:22-26

Jesus acknowledges to be the Christ   Mark 8:27-30 Luke 9:18-21 and

Matt 16:13-17      When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi,(north of the lake at Mt. Hermon) He asked His disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" So they said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."   He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"      Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. When He said “Upon this rock”,He did not mean the rock they were on, the rocky cliffs of Mt. Hermon, but “the truth”. They spent a week here, far away from the Temple, Synagogue, Priest, Pharisees and Scribes, even Judaea and Galilee. Here among the Gentile nations was the FIRST mention of the CHURCH given.

The above quote was from Matthew who wrote his Gospel to the Jews

Mark quoted “You are the Christ” in his writings to the Romans, while

Luke quoted  “the Christ of God”  when he wrote to the Greeks.

Remember All of these quotes were written after Jesus’ resurrection.

John had already given an eariler quote (Jn 6:69) and didn’t repeat it in his writings to the Christians.

After this high point in faith walk, Jesus  fortells His death and resurrection. Matt 16:21-28, Mark 8:31-38, Luke 9:21-26. Peter was probably still excited, so Jesus probably had to calm them down.

Tells Peter “Get thee behind Me , Satan” tells all “Take up your cross and follow Me”

He probably chose the area of Hermon to teach his Apostles, so as to have few, if any, distractions.

He then took Peter, James and John up on the moutain to pray (Luke 9:28) and was Transfigured.

THE FORM OF GOD(who he is) SHOWN THRU THE FORM OF MAN—WOW ? maybe?

Moses (spirit of the dead) and Elijah (flesh of the living) met with Jesus, then the BRIGHT CLOUD OF GOD CAME AND HE SAID “THIS IS MY BELOVED SON OF WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED, HEAR HIM”  Jesus touched them and said “arise and don’t be afraid”  SEE also 2Peter 1:16-19

John spoke of this in Jn 1:14, 1John 1:+, Matt 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-36. They had heard them speaking(V31) of Jesus’ death(decease=exodus) possibly death, burial, resurrection and ascension

The word EXODOS roots mean “journey” a progression. Jesus told them not to speak about this to the others until He had risen from the dead. WOW!!  They didn’t even ask about that.

The people had gathered and his disciples were trying to cure a boy with Epilepsy. Jesus did and in explaining why they couldn’t, we see why they did not go up the mountain with Him or hear the detailsof it.

Matt 17:14-23, Mark 9:14-32, Luke 9:37-45

They now come back thru Galilee and He again speaks of His death, Mark 9:30-32, Luke 9:43-45

Matt 17:22-23 Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men,     "and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up." And they were exceedingly sorrowful.

Matt 17:24-27 When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, "Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?" He said, "Yes." And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?"     Peter said to Him, "From strangers." Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free. "Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you."

The reason for this: Exod 30:13-14  "This is what everyone among those who are numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs). The half-shekel shall be an offering to the LORD.         "Everyone included among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering to the LORD.

After hearing of His death and resurrection, they figured the “Kingdom” was to be setup.

Who is the Greatest?  Matt 18:1-4, Mark 9:33-40, Luke 9:46-50

Leading others to sin Matt 18:5-11 Mark 9:41-50

Parable of the lost sheep Matt 18:12-14

Correcting your brother Matt 18:15-22

Parable of the unforgiving debtor Matt 18:23-35.

IT IS NOW FALL OF 29AD (sept-oct)

The journey to JERUSALEM begins Luke 9:51-62

The 70 are sent out Luke 10:1-16

The Feast of Tabernacles is near, John 7:2-11 

The good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37

Teaches in the house of  Mary, Martha and Lazarus (in Bethany) Luke 10:38-42

Teaches His disciples to pray. Luke 11:1-13

The return of the unclean spirit Matt 12:43-45, Luke 11:24-26

Keeping the Word Luke 11:27-28

Parable of the lamp(eye) Luke 11:33-36

He heals the 10 lepers Luke 17:11-19

He teaches in the Temple at the Feast of Tabernacles. John 7:14-53 & John 8:1-59

John 7:15-16          The Jews therefore were marveling, saying, "How has this man become learned, having never been educated?" Jesus therefore answered them, and said, "My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.        JOHN 8 covers:….

The woman accused of adultry(1-12), the testimony of Jesus(13-20), the unbelieving Jews warned(21-30), the children of Abraham- before Abraham was, I AM (31-59)

The report of the 70. Luke 10:17-24

He heals the blind man. John 9 WOW (Sabbath)

The Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) (nov-dec) WINTER 29AD John 10:22-39

Jesus teaches at the Feast. John 10:1-39  (the Good Shepherd)

He goes to Bethabara to escape stoning. John 10:40-42 many believed.

Received news of Lazarus. John 11. V6    So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. (Bethabara) He teaches in parables. Luke 12: what you do in secret, will be exposed, Fear God, confess Christ before men, the parable of the Rich Fool, don’t worry about: Life, Food, Clothing, SEEK first the kingdom of God (Matt 6:33), the Faithful servant, Christ brings division, Discern the time, Make peace with your Adversary(not Satan)

Luke 13: Repent or perish, Parables=the Barren fig tree, the Spirit of infirmity, V34   "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!

Luke 14: Heals man with dropsy(Sabbath), Parable-take the lowly place and be blessed, leaving all to follow Christ, -tasteless Salt is worthless.

Luke 15: Parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin, lost son(prodigal),

Luke 16: Unjust steward, the rich man and Lazarus(hell),

Luke 17: Offenses, forgiving your brother, power of faith, humble servants,

The question of divorce Matt 19:1-12, Mark 10:1-12, Luke 16:18

He blesses the little children, Matt 19:13-15, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:15-17

The rich young Ruler Matt 19:16-22, Mark 10:17-22, Luke 18:18-23

All things are possible Matt 19:23-26, Mark 10:23-27, Luke 18:24-27

Rewards of His followers(Apostles also) Matt 19:27-30, Mark 10:28-30, Luke 18:28-30

Parable of the Vineyard laborers. Matt 19:30-C20:1-16, Mark 10:31

Going up to Jerusalem/Bethany, Jesus clarifies His death Matt 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, Luke 18:31-34

Zebedee’s wife makes her request for James and John. Matt 20:20-28, Mark 10:35-45

Blind Bartimaeus- healed Matt 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43

The story of Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10

Parable of the “talents” Luke 19:11-27

He returned to Judea. John 11:3-16

Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, at Bethany. John 11:17-44

The plot to kill Jesus. John 11:45-53

Spring 30AD    JESUS’ LAST WEEK This is MY (BB) way of understanding “THE DAYS”

Knowing what must take place, the Prophecy that must be fulfilled in this time frame, Jesus spent His final days leaving lessons for the future. Not what HE wanted, but what must be.

Six days before passover, on Friday, Nisan the 8th, in the Bethany home of Simon the healed leper (Matthew 26: 6), Martha was serving supper. Her brother Lazarus sat with Jesus and others around the table. Lazarus didn't know that his resurrection a few days earlier started the Pharisees' plot for Jesus' death (John 11: 44-53)). Suddenly their sister, Mary, anointed Jesus with precious ointment. Jesus said she was preparing for His burial. John 12: 1-11, Matt 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 19:28

He enters Jerusalem, Matt 21:1-11 Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-44, John 12:12-19

On Nisan 10 (we call it Palm Sunday) He mounted the donkey's colt. The palm-waving crowd surrounded Him. From Bethany, they crested the Mount of Olives. The crowd extended down the mountain, across the valley, and up to the restored temple at Jerusalem. Herod the Great's restoration of the Temple began forty-three years earlier. It's white marble and polished gold was stunning. Josephus said it was like looking at snow in the sun; but Jesus looked at  the hearts below. Masses of people waited for Him. Perhaps three million Jews were in Jerusalem, coming from all over for Passover. People astonished each other with gossip about the carpenter's son who healed the sick, calmed the waves, raised the dead, He even forgives SIN

Word of His approach spanned the Kidron Valley faster than the donkey. Anticipation burst into praise. It flowed down Olivet, across the valley, and surged up the Temple's walls. The Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees sputtered indignantly as the sound mounted the temple walls and competed with the bleating lambs;

The multitude and his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen (Luke 19: 37).

Those crowding close, saw the light glisten off of Jesus' cheeks. They probably thought He shed tears of joy. But no, Jesus wept. He knew these religious people - His people - really looked for someone else. They had waited about two hundred and fifty years, until Judas Maccabees(165BC) had been their "Robin Hood"; now they misunderstood prophecy and looked for another warrior of power, a king. The freedom they craved was not from sin - but from Rome and Herod.

Some Pharisees (the fundamentalist leaders in the crowd) commanded Jesus to conform to their plans; to silence the praise of His disciples. As Jesus wept a few days ago at the unbelief near Lazarus' tomb, He now wept again as He approached the city. The Prince of Peace was not understood in the City of Peace (Luke 19: 29, 41-44); they didn't understand His “coming”. (they should have known: Dan 9)

As He approached Herod's temple, anchored on Mount Moriah, they approached the smaller eastern gate. Crowning the wall, to Jesus' left, was the lookout tower, the pinnacle of the temple. Herod and Pilate could not enter the Jewish section below, but they could look down on everything from that tower.

The outside wall of that pinnacle is probably where Satan encouraged Jesus to jump. According to Josephus, the leap would have been about 400 feet,.

Through the Eastern or Golden Gate, Jesus went up the staircase leading to the magnificent platform. Herod had expanded it to thirty-five acres of polished marble courtyards, surrounding the Temple itself.

The stairs brought Jesus to the part of the platform called Solomon's Porch, part of the court of the Gentiles. He faced a fence surrounding the Jewish area. Signs warned that death awaited any Gentile who entered there at the Gate Beautiful. Behind that gate was the court of the women, then the court of the men and the altar of sacrifice. Beyond that was the actual Temple. The interior was the same size as Moses' tabernacle in the wilderness, a mere ten feet wide and high; and thirty feet long. Herod embellished that with such an ornate false front that it became one of the wonders of the world.

Turning to His left, Jesus attention riveted on the money changers on that section of the court of the Gentiles. He drove them out. Matt 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19 Luke 19:45-48

He taught daily in the Temple area: Nisan 11, Monday

John 12:20-26 the grain of wheat dies and produces much grain.

John 12:27-36 predicts His death on the Cross.V28             "Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again."

The unbelief of the Jews John 12:37-50

The Barren fig tree.(not the parable) Matt 21:18-19, Mark 11:12-14

The withered fig tree. Matt 21:20-22, Mark 11:20-26

His authority questioned. Matt 21:23-27, Mark 11:27-33, Luke 20:1-8

Parable of the two sons Matt 21:28-32

Parable of the vineyard. Matt 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19

Parable of the wedding feast. Matt 22:1-14, Luke 14:16-24

Paying taxes. Matt 22:15-22, Mark 12:13-17, Luke 20:20-26

Concerning the Resurrection of the dead. Matt 22:23-33, Mark 12:18-27, Luke 20:272-38

Greatest commandment. Matt 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-34, Luke 20:39-40

Davids Lord. Matt 22:41-46, Mark 12:35-37, Luke 20:41-44

Scribes and Pharisees condemned. Matt 23:1-36, Mark 12:38-40, Luke 20:45-47

The message to Herod. Luke 13:31-33 ( Tuesday Nisan 12. I must be in Jerusalem, because only the Sanhedrin at Jerusalem can condemn a false prophet. He knew the plan.)

In sight of the King, soldiers, and Jewish leadership, where both Jew and Gentile could come to hear,

He taught huge crowds, delivering Kingdom parables. At night He moved a little to the east, across the Kidron valley to the Mount of Olives near his friends' home in Bethany (Luke 21: 37, 38).

He weeps over the city. Matt 23:37, Luke 19:41-44

 

Matt 24&25, Mark 13, Luke 21 too much to cover here

Jesus spent four days(Sun-Wed) teaching Kingdom parables. Wisdom about His plans was available to anyone who would believe. Soon, some of these people would realize that His coming was not singular, but twofold. It had to be rightly divided. He taught about His Kingdom right in front of Israel's apostate leaders (Luke 19: 41, 47 through 23: 39).

    On WEDNESDAY evening about 6:00 pm (begining of Nisan 14)  Jesus gathers with his disciples for the first meal of Passover, the Feast of the First Born, and institutes another meal in remembrance, the Lord's Supper (Matt 26:17-29, Mark 14:12-25, Luke 22:7-20). Then He washes the disciples feet (Jn 13:4-11, Luke 22:24-27)

And He tells that He will be betrayed. At that point Judas leaves the room and Jesus gives a new commandment, to love one another. Matt 26:20-25, Mark 14:17-21, Luke 22:21-23, John 13:21-32

He then gives His farewell discourse,(John 14) and promises the Comforter. He tells the Apostles their place in the future Kingdom (Lk 22:30-38) and that conflict is coming, to take money and swords (2) with them this time out. Then they sang a hymn and went out (Mk 14:26). It was about 9:00 pm. They went towards  Gethesemane....

As they walk He teaches He is the Vine (Jn 15) He's leaving, and the Holy Spirit is coming (Jn 16)

and then He prays for them and for us (Jn 17:20) who will believe.

About MIDNIGHT, while Jesus is still in the Garden, Judas arrives with the soldiers and betrays Him (Lk 22:47+) with the Kiss. Peter, full of fire, cuts the soldiers ear off, but Jesus heals him (Jn 18:10). Jesus is arrested and taken away, (Jn 18:12) the disciples flee in fear (Mt 26:56).

Jesus is accused before the high priest Annas (Jn 18:19-23) but the Jews don't enter hall, they must stay CLEAN (Jn 18:28) for the Passover. Next is His trial before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin (Mt 26:57-58), followed by Peters denial (Lk 22:54-62)

DAWN THURSDAY AM the 14th, the DAY OF PASSOVER

The judgement of the Sanhedrin (Mt 27:1) Judas returns the money and they purchace the potters field (Mt 27:3-10).

 He is brought before Pilate for inquiry (Lk 23:2-7), then His trial before Herod (8-11) and the trial before Pilate (13-25) who hears his wife's dream, and finds Jesus not guilty (Mt 27:19)

To satisify the Jews, Jesus is beaten and offered for release (Jn 19:1-2) but the crowd wants Him crucified and Barabbas (Bar-Abba=son of the father ?? play on words?)set free, Pilate washes hands (Mt 27:24), and turns Him over to be crucified (Lk 23:27-31). They place a crown of thorns on His head and a  purple robe on Him (Mt 27:27-30) and make Him carry His own cross until He falls, then Simon the Cyrene carries His cross (Mk 15:21) Jesus tells the women not to weep for Him (Lk 23:27-31)

He is Crucified on Golgotha (Mt 27:33)

About 9:00 am THURSDAY

He is between the two thieves (Mk 15:25) from  3-5 pm. Then while the Lambs were being slain, Jesus died. (Ex 12:6 Lk 23:46) at twilight.

THURSDAY EVENING AFTER 6:00 PM  NISAN 15th. 1st day of the feast of Unleaven Bread

Joseph of Arimathea--a place lying probably to the Northwest of Jerusalem--was a "rich man" (Matthew 27:57), "a councilor of honorable estate," a member of the Sanhedrin (Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50), "a good and righteous man .... who was looking for the kingdom of God" (Luke 23:50; Mark 15:43), and "himself was Jesus' disciple" (Matthew 27:57; John 19:38). Although he kept his discipleship secret "for fear of the Jews" (John 19:38), he was yet faithful to his allegiance in that he absented himself from the meeting which found Jesus guilty of death (compare Luke 23:51; Mark 14:64). But the condemnation of his Lord awakened the courage and revealed the true faith of Joseph. On the evening after the crucifixion he went "boldly" to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus. There is a fine touch in that he himself took down the body from the cross. With the assistance of Nicodemus he wound it in fine linen with spices (compare Matthew 27:57, Joseph was a "rich man") and brought it to the new sepulcher in the garden near the place of His crucifixion. There they "laid him in a tomb that was hewn in stone, where never man had yet lain" and `rolled a stone against the door of the tomb' (compare Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:42-46; Luke 23:50-53; John 19:38-42). In this was held to be the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 53:9. As Jesus' great uncle, Joseph became Jesus' Guardian (by Law, as next of kin) when Mary's husband Joseph died early in Jesus' life.

 His body was put into the tomb  (Jn 19:40) and a guard ask for (Mt 27:62-66)

FRIDAY 15th the women prepared spices (Lk 23:56) for Him

SATURDAY 16th the Sabbath  they rested (Lk 23:56)

SUNDAY am the 17th (NOTE: Gen 8:4 the ARK landed on Ararat Nisan 17. Ex 14:24+ the children of Israel pass thru the Red Sea [count the camps] on the morning of Nisan 17. WOW .Do you suppose God knew about that ?? As Troy would say “GET REAL”)

The Feast of Firstfruits.......and HE IS THE FIRSTFRUITS

HIS RESURRECTION......HE IS NOT HERE, HE IS RISEN AS HE SAID (Mt 28:6)

WHY SEEK YE THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD ? (Lk 24:5)

He is seen by Peter, near Jerusalem. Luke 24:34, 1Cor 15:5

Appears to 2 disciples going to Emmaus (map) Mark 16:12-13, Luke 24:13-35

Appears in the midst of disciples(Thomas missing) at Jerusalem. Mark 16:14-18, Luke 24:36-49,

John 20:19-23

Appears to the disciples with Thomas at Jerusalem. John 20:26-29

Matt 28:16-20   Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

1 Cor 15:5-8            and that He was seen by Cephas, then by (all of them) the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep.

After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me (Paul) also, as by one born out of due time. Acts 9:3-17

Appears to John on Patmos Rev 1:10-18

 

John 20:30-31 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

John 21:25            And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

 

Interesting: According to the Talmud, Joseph of Arimathea was said to have been an uncle of the Virgin Mary, being a younger brother of her father. He gained his wealth as an importer in the tin trade, which existed between Cornwall and Phoenicia.

Joseph along with St. John buried Jesus after the crucifixion. Joseph, in the tin trade, made a lot of trips to Britain, where being a rich merchant made close contact with royalty; namely Kings Beli, Lud, Llyr and Arviragus, who gave Joseph and his companions some 2000 acres of land, tax free. Arviragus would become God's "Protectorate" for the Cradle of Christianity, Glastonbury. Caradoc, Pendragon of 'Britain', would become God's "Protectorate" of the fledgling British Church.
Joseph of Arimathea was a man of refinement, well educated, and one who possessed many talents, had extraordinary political and business ability. He has been called one of the richest men in the world. He learned about that tin trade from the Phoenicians, which then was akin in importance to that of steel today. They had been bringing ore from Britain for centuries. Joseph was well educated, a member of the ruling political body of the whole country. In St. Jerome's translation, Joseph's official title is given as 'Nobilis Decurio', a minister of mines for the Roman empire, with direct access to Pilate himself. He was no slouch. How better to protect Jesus, after Joseph the carpenter died, and insure the seeding and growth of the Gospel in Britain.

The basic story of Joseph's trip to Britain varies in some details from account to account. But the bare facts are that Joseph, with many disciples traveled from the holy land by Phoenician boat and landed at Marseilles (a Phoenician trading post), in the Vienoise province of the Gauls (France). From there he went on to Britain established seminaries and sent out missionaries. In his "Ecclesiastical Annals", Cardinal Baronius, Curator of the Vatican library, gives this account. "In that year the party mentioned was exposed to the sea in a vessel without sails or oars. The vessel drifted finally to Marseilles and they were saved. From Marseilles Joseph and his company passed into Britain and after preaching the Gospel there..."

How many of the disciples were with Joseph of Arimathea during his short stay in Gaul, before going on to Britain, is hard to say. Various existing records agree in part with the Cardinal Baronius record, naming among the occupants of the castaway boat Mary Magdalene, Martha, the hand-maiden Marcella, Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead, and Maximin the man whose sight Jesus restored. Other records state that Philip and James accompanied Joseph. Others report that Mary, the wife of Cleopas, and Mary, the mother of Jesus, were also in the boat.

 

 

 

 

 

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