Luke was a Greek. A physician. Born in Antioch.
Luke was a native of Antioch in Syria.
The faithful companion of Paul and shared imprisonment with him at Caesarea, on the voyage to Rome and remained by his side during imprisonment there, and with Paul on the eve of his martyrdom.
The reason for, and object of, Luke's book are set out in the preface contained in the first four verses.
'Theophilus' means literally 'one who loves Yahweh'.
The original Greek will be referred to often, to restore and clarify innocent mistakes and expose deliberate mistranslations.
Luke 1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration (report) of those things which are most surely believed (ascertained) among us,
This is a reference to the gospels, the eyewitness accounts of following Christ.
1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
Luke admits that he did not witness these things himself, but rather that they were transmitted to him by those who did witness them.
1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
The original Greek for 'first' here means 'from above'. G509
Luke is using the word as a literary device, as it means “lover of God”, as an address for whoever is reading his writing at any given time, since he should expect none but a “lover of God” to be reading them. It is no different than a modern writer using the term “dear reader”. Theophilus is not a reference to any particular person.
Acts 15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the dispersed Nations are turned to God:
1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
4 That you may decide concerning the certainty of the accounts which you were taught.
1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
The divisions of the priests were called courses in the Old Testament (1 Chr 23:6). The names Zacharias and Elisabeth are, as Hebrew names always had deeper meanings, quite Providential. Zacharias is from a Hebrew phrase meaning “Yahweh remembers”, and Elisabeth, which was also the name of the wife of Aaron (Elisheba), means “God of the oath”. Yahweh remembers His promises.
1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of Yahweh blameless. (Gen 7:1, 1 Ki 9:4, 2 Ki 20:3)
1:7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
1:9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of Yahweh. (Ex 30:7-8, 1 Chr 23:13, 2 Chr 29:11)
1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.
1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel of Yahweh standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
1:12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
The name John also is Providential. It means “Yahweh is a gracious giver”. Here it infers the mercy of God being extended to the children of Israel.
1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of Yahweh, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to Yahweh their God. (Mal 4:5-6)
1:17 And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for Yahweh.
The fathers, the children, the disobedient, all of these things can only refer to the children of the ancient Israelites, and as we shall see several times in Luke, the gospel message can never be expanded to anyone outside of that context.
1:18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
1:19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
Gabriel means “warrior of God”.
1:20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb (silent), and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not My words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
1:21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
1:22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
1:25 Thus hath Yahweh dealt with me in the days wherein He looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
Mariam (Mary) is derived from Hebrew words which can mean rebellious people, which the children of Israel certainly were. Therefore Yahshua Christ, God incarnate, was born of a rebellious people.
1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, Yahweh is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
This is the same Greek word as grace. There is a reason for why we have grace (favor). The promises made to the seed of Abraham are the source of our grace. Only the children of the tribes of Israel are given grace. Mary was given the high favor (grace) to bear Yahweh's most beloved Son. Mary was of the seed of Abraham.
1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name YAHSHUA.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore Yahweh Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
Immanuel- is interpreted as 'God walks with us'. More of a statement than a name.
Through Greek and Latin and then into English, the Hebrew name Yahshua slowly evolved into the current English form Jesus. In Exodus chapter 23 we see a prophecy of Joshua, the son of Nun: “20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.” Joshua, successor to Moses, was a type foreshadowing Christ, and Christianity is the successor to the heritage of the Mosaic Law. The name of Joshua is the same name in Hebrew as that of Jesus, which is Yahshua – the “J” sound as we know it being a rather late invention, it should be pronounced as it still is in German, as we in English would pronounce the “Y”.
The original form maintains the Hebrew meaning of the name: Yahweh Saves, or perhaps Yahweh is Salvation, which is descriptive of the very purpose of the Christ in the first place.
1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and Yahweh God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David:
1:33 And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
This verse is exclusive to the children of Jacob.
Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Daniel 7:14, 27
14 And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages (of the generations of Adam), should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.
Obadiah 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be Yahweh's.
These previous few verses are prophecies of the Kingdom to come. Christ is coming back to fulfill the kingdom on earth with his saints, the seed of Abraham, His people.
Zion is the children of Israel and Esau are the Jews. Obadiah tells the fate of the Edomites.
1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing (Holy One) which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Adam was also the “Son of Yahweh”, as we read in Luke 3:38. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians chapter 15: “45 And just as it is written, “The first man Adam came into a living soul,” the last Adam into a life producing Spirit.” While all anglo-saxon Adamic people are children of God, as it is attested in Scripture, only two men had come directly from God Himself, the first Adam and Christ, and for that reason Paul calls Christ the “last Adam”.
1:36 And, behold, thy cousin (kinswoman) Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
The sixth month would be late March, which contain the end of the Hebrew month Adar and beginning of Abib which is the Spring Equinox (Usually around March 20-21). Jesus would be born 6 months later, which would be late September. These are also on or around the soldier sabbaths. Christmas is a pagan holiday and was celebrated before Christ was born.
1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of Yahweh; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
1:39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah;
1:40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit:
1:42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
1:43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Prince should come to me?
1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from Yahweh.
1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify Yahweh,
1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
1:48 For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Psalm 138:6 Though Yahweh be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off.
1:49 For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is His name. (Psa 71:19)
1:50 And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation.
Verses 48-50 are talking about the generations of the children of Israel.
Genesis 17:7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
Exodus 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.
The context is Mary and the children of Israel, Christ's ancestors and future kinsmen. The Bible is about the family, the race, the people that are kin to Christ.
1:51 He hath shewed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Psalm 98:1 A Psalm. O sing unto Yahweh a new song; for He hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory.
Proverbs 3:34 Surely He scorneth the scorners: but He giveth grace unto the lowly.
Proverbs 3:34, from the Septuagint: “Yahweh resists the proud; but He gives grace to the humble.”
1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away.
1:54 He hath holpen (come to the aid of) His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;
Psalm 98:3 He hath remembered His mercy and His truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation (deliverance) of our God.
Where do the “churches” get that they replace Israel? Oh yeah, the deceit of the enemy.
We are the descendants of the tribes of Israel. Don't fall for replacement theology!
1:55 As He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed (offspring) for ever.
Genesis 17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
Psalm 132:11 Yahweh hath sworn in truth unto David; He will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
Today, Queen Elizabeth II sits there. Yahweh keeps His promises to His children.
1:56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
1:57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
This would be March, the spring equinox. This was originally the New Year until the Jews and the Catholics changed it. (Dan 7:25)
1:58 And her neighbours (kinsmen) and her cousins heard how Yahweh had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
1:59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
1:60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
1:61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
1:62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
1:63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
1:64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
1:65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
1:66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of Yahweh was with him.
Psalm 80:17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,
1:68 Blessed be Yahweh God of Israel; for He hath visited and redeemed His people,
Isaiah 43:1 But now thus saith Yahweh that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
1:69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation (preservation) for us in the house of His servant David;
David was of the tribe of Judah, as is Christ, and up through to Queen Elizabeth II.
1:70 As He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. (Dan 9:24)
1:71 That we should be saved (preserved) from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
1:72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant;
Leviticus 26:42 Then will I remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. (Ez 16:60)
1:73 The oath which He sware to our father Abraham,
1:74 That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear,
1:75 In holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.
Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear Me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of Yahweh to prepare His ways (path);
Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of Yahweh, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. (Mal 3:1)
1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins,
1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring (rising of light) from on high hath visited us,
1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
But I though the “church” replaces the children of Israel in the NT.
The Bible is the book written by, to, for and about the race of Adam. In NO way is this book dividing the promises, covenants and inheritance from the children of Israel and the “church”.
That raises the question, which “church” then? Yours? The Methodist's? Catholics? Muslim? A building with any mixed number of people is not God's “church”.
The Greek word, which was changed to “church”, is 'ecclesia' and means a 'called out' body, a congregation of the race of Adam, those with the Spirit (DNA). Scripture clearly and exclusively identifies only the children of Israel as saints, the 'called', chosen, the only family Yahweh has known, a peculiar people.
Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
The word 'world' is always mistranslated in the KJV.
It almost always refers to society, Adamic society to be precise. Sometimes it refers to an age, or order. Throughout history, the anglo-saxon race is the one that establishes society, usually under the laws of God, only to fall away, become weak through mixing races, and ultimately crumble. Just about where we are now.
Caesar could not have meant he was going to tax the blacks, orientals, Mexicans, and Eskimos.
2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
That would be of the tribe of Judah, the posterity of Jacob. The seed of Abraham.
2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Mary was also the mother of James, Joses, and Jude.
2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
They would not be grazing in the field in the winter. This would now be late September.
2:9 And, lo, the angel of Yahweh came upon them, and the glory of Yahweh shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
The Greek has '...to all the people.'
The people would be all the people of the children of Jacob, the anointed seed of Abraham.
2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Prince.
Christ, is primarily a Greek adjective which means 'anointed'. The Anointed Prince.
2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Verse 14 is a reading of the Greek which does not exist in any manuscript from before the 6th century. It shows the subtle changes made to support 'universalism'.
The Greek based on older texts backs up scripture and that the bible is for the generations of Adam (Gen 5:1).
The originals read:
14 “Honor to Yahweh in the heights, and peace upon the earth among approved men.”
2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which Yahweh hath made known unto us.
2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Nowhere is it stated that there were 3 wise men.
The Magi were a priesthood found primarily among the Persians, Medes, and Parthians.
2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, His name was called YAHSHUA, which was so named of the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought Him to Jerusalem, to present Him to Yahweh; (Lev 12:2-4)
2:23 (As it is written in the law of Yahweh, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to Yahweh;)
2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of Yahweh, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ (the Anointed Prince).
2:27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for Him after the custom of the law,
2:28 Then took he Him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
2:29 Master, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, (Isa 52:10)
2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
Another translational mishap. It should read '...of all the people;'. The people of light.
2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles (Nations), and the glory (honor) of thy people Israel.
32 A light for the revelation of the Nations and honor of your people Israel.
“Gentile” should not be in scripture, it wasn't in the original manuscripts or the early texts.
It comes from the Latin word 'gentilis' which means, people of the same race, nation or kin. It has been changed by our enemy to mean 'non-Israelite'. It is used to support their doctrine that the Jews are Israel and we are “Gentiles”. The Jews are of Cain and Esau. We are of Adam and Jacob.
In scripture, the “Gentiles” are really the dispersed tribes of Israel that did not return to Judaea after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities. Because of this they lost and/or forgot their heritage. These are the “lost” sheep of Israel.
Only a handful of times “Gentile” is use in reference to other nations and peoples, as that is what the word means, simply any nation, race, or people.
Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isaiah 42:6 I Yahweh have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a revelation of the Nations of Israel;
Isaiah 49:6 And He said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the dispersed Nations of Israel, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
2:33 And Joseph and His mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of Him.
2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary His mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again (restoration) of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
Those who ignored or rejected him and sided with His enemies would fall. All of those who would accept Him would be restored.
Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin (net) and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of Yahweh are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
Asher was one of Jacob's children.
The “churches” and the Jews teach that the tribes of Israel were absorbed by the Assyrians or just simply disappeared.
Brethren, the anglo-saxon race are the living descendants of these 12 tribes.
2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years (84), which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto Yahweh, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of Yahweh, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace (favor) of God was upon Him.
2:41 Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
2:42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
All men of Israel were commanded to appear before Yahweh on three of the yearly feasts. This was commanded at Exodus 23:14-17, and also at Deuteronomy 16:16
2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and His mother knew not of it.
2:44 But they, supposing Him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
2:45 And when they found Him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking Him.
2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors (teachers), both hearing them, and asking them questions.
2:47 And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.
2:48 And when they saw Him, they were amazed: and His mother said unto Him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
2:49 And He said unto them, How is it that ye sought Me? wist ye not that I must be about (engaged in) My Father's business?
2:50 And they understood not the saying which He spake unto them.
2:51 And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Luke 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Prince, make His paths straight.
3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Psalm 98:2 Yahweh hath made known His salvation: His righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation (race) of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
The Pharisees did not come to John because they believed him. They really came in order to see what he was doing. John was sent “to cleanse the sons of Levi”, as it is evident at Malachi chapter 3. John's having called certain of the Judaeans a “race of vipers” by itself indicates that they are certainly not Levites.
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
John knows that these people are evil, where he says “who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” He is challenging them to do good, as Yahweh challenged Cain to do good. Cain was told “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?” (Genesis 4:7) and immediately he went out and killed his brother. Of course Yahweh knew that Cain could not do well, just as he knew that Esau would be a race traitor and sinner from the womb.
3:9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
When Abraham dedicated Isaac on the altar, his seed was now Yahweh's. Jacob and his seed are the vessels of mercy. Esau and his seed are the vessels of destruction.
3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
3:11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
3:12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
Exodus 23:1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
Leviticus 19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
3:15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused (reasoned) in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire:
These are 2 different immersions (baptisms).
John's duty as the last operating Levitical priest was to cleanse the priesthood, the true Levites of Judaea, and the last sacrifice, Christ.
The age of the priesthood ended and Christ became our reigning High Priest. No man can perform these rituals on anyone now, for Christ is our intercessor.
3:17 Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor, and will gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable.
The wheat represents the children of Israel.
Micah 4:12 But they know not the thoughts of Yahweh, neither understand they His counsel: for He shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.
The chaff represents the tares, the children of Cain and Esau.
3:18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
3:20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
3:22 And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art My beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
3:23 And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli, (Num 4:3,35,39,43,47)
3:24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
3:25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
3:26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
3:27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
3:28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
3:29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
3:30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
3:31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David, (Zech 12:12, 2 Sam 5:14)
3:32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson, (Ruth 4:18, 1 Chr 2:10)
3:33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Judah,
3:34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor, (Gen 11:24,26)
3:35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
3:36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Shem, which was the son of Noah, which was the son of Lamech, (Gen 11:12, 5:6, 11:10)
3:37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
The genealogy recorded in Matthew was the descent according to the succession of the throne of David, while the genealogy recorded in Luke was the natural genetic succession.
If Joseph dies without any issue, then Christ becomes the legal and lawful heir of the throne of David, and even though His conception occurred before Joseph's death, Yahweh Himself raises up seed for Joseph in the person of the Christ. If, however, the other sons of Mary are the actual physical children of Joseph, the right to the throne is contested. Therefore it is apparent, that Alphaeus is another man by whom Mary had children later in life, and there is no blame, challenge or accusation anywhere which may be made.
Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Spirit returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
4:2 Being forty days tempted (tested) of the devil. And in those days He did eat nothing: and when they were ended, He afterward hungered. (Ex 34:28, 1 Ki 19:8)
4:3 And the devil said unto Him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
4:5 And the devil, taking Him up into an high mountain, shewed unto Him all the kingdoms of the (inhabited) world in a moment of time.
4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Revelation 13:2, 7
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints (children of Israel), and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Satan is the current prince of this age, and his children are the agitators.
4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
When Adam accepted Eve in her sin, he also accepted Cain as his son. Just as Joseph was told by the angel to accept the pregnant Mary and therefore Christ became his lawful heir, so it was also with Adam and Cain.
4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship Yahweh thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. (Deut 6:13, 10:20)
4:9 And he brought Him to Jerusalem, and set Him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto Him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
4:10 For it is written, He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee: (Psa 91:11-12)
4:11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
4:12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt Yahweh thy God. (Deut 6:16)
4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation (trials), he departed from Him for a season.
4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about.
4:15 And He taught in their synagogues (assembly halls), being glorified of all.
There were no “churches” yet. The synagogues were assembly halls. Sometimes the congregation would meet in a courtyard, a theater, by a riverbed, and in peoples homes.
The KJV translators were ordered to change the Greek word 'ecclesia' to the English word “church”.
They have two totally different meanings.
The “church” is a building, an order, a clerical hierarchy. A building containing a mixture of peoples.
The 'ecclesia' is a 'calling out', a meeting of those 'called'. That, according to scripture, can only be those of the seed of Jacob. The children of Israel. We, who are the anglo-saxon descendants of the 12 tribes. Note: anglo-saxon= we are Isaac's sons= I SAXON.
Each one of us are ''called', but few are 'chosen'. Each one of us is a piece, a stone, that is laid upon the foundation, that is Christ, that makes up the ecclesia. The body, the meeting, the mind, the family of Yahweh.
4:16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue (assembly hall) on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
4:17 And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written,
4:18 The Spirit of Yahweh is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor (in Spirit); He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
19 To proclaim a year acceptable by Yahweh!
Here we have a bold proclamation by Christ, that He is indeed the Messiah, since the prophecy of Isaiah which He quotes here concerns the promises of deliverance which Yahweh God made to Israel, that He would be their Saviour and deliver them from the captivity which they had suffered.
1 The Spirit of Yahweh GOD is upon me; because Yahweh hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim a year acceptable by Yahweh, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
4:20 And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
4:21 And He began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
4:22 And all bare Him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
Psalm 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace (favor) is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
4:23 And He said unto them, Ye will surely say unto Me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Thy country.
4:24 And He said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
(1 Ki 17:9, 18:1, James 5:17)
4:26 But unto none of them was Elijah sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
The events concerning the widow of Zarephath, or here from the Greek, Sarepta, are recorded in 1 Kings chapter 17 and 2 Kings 5:14.
4:28 And all they in the synagogue (assembly hall), when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
In the judgment of the people of Judaea they were perceived as ineligible, and therefore the people hated Christ for the illustration which He made. The people of Judaea had become religious exclusivists – they rejected all those who did not practice Judaism no matter their race, yet they accepted aliens who adopted Judaism, no matter what the Word of God had said about them previously.
4:29 And rose up, and thrust Him (Christ) out of the city, and led Him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong.
4:30 But He passing through the midst of them went His way,
4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
4:32 And they were astonished at His doctrine: for His word was with power (authority).
4:33 And in the synagogue (assembly hall) there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
4:34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
4:37 And the fame of Him went out into every place of the country round about.
4:38 And He arose out of the synagogue (assembly hall), and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought Him for her.
4:39 And He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
Simon here is Simon Peter. The statement of Christ to the apostles that he would make them “fishers of men” and the Sermon on the Mount both occurred before Christ healed the mother of Peter. Here it is evident that Peter has a wife. Paul also alludes to Peter's having been married
4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them, and healed them.
4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And He rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that He was Christ.
The demons knew exactly who He was. Too bad our own people don't.
4:42 And when it was day, He departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought Him, and came unto Him, and stayed Him, that He should not depart from them.
4:43 And He said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
4:44 And He preached in the synagogues (assembly halls) of Galilee.
Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, He stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
5:2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
5:3 And He entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And He sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
5:4 Now when He had left speaking, He said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5:5 And Simon answering said unto Him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
5:6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
5:7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Prince.
5:9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
5:11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him.
5:12 And it came to pass, when He was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought Him, saying, Prince, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
5:13 And He put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
5:14 And He charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of Him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.
5:16 And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Most modern Christians insist on frequent displays of public prayer as some sort of seal of one's righteousness. It cannot be said that all displays of public prayer are pretentious, however very often they are used as crutches by those who are in reality often weak in their faith, or have poor perceptions of their brethren. While fellowship should not be despised, the models for prayer found in Scripture are most often that prayer is conducted as a private matter.
5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Prince was present to heal them.
5:18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before Him.
5:19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
5:20 And when He saw their faith (conviction), He said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? (Psa 32:5)
5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
5:23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (He said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
5:25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
5:26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
5:27 And after these things He went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi (Matthew), sitting at the receipt of custom: and He said unto him, Follow Me.
5:28 And he left all, rose up, and followed Him.
5:29 And Levi made Him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against His disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
5:31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
1Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world (society) to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
5:33 And they said unto Him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
5:34 And He said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
5:35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
Calling the apostles sons of the bridechamber is a clear reference to those Old Testament prophecies where Yahweh promises to betroth the children of Israel once again, after having put them off in divorce in the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities.
5:36 And He spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
We cannot graft our Christian understanding onto any other denomination.
5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
5:38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
Christ pointed out the resistance of people to change from their familiar or comfortable doctrines. He did so by illustrating the love of people for the old wine – representing the doctrines which they are accustomed to, over an acceptance of the new wine which is the revelation of truth in Him. He said at Luke 5:39 “And no one drinking the old desires the new, for ‘the old’, one says, ‘is good’. We must renew our minds (bottles) and accept Truth.
Luke 6:1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that He went through the corn fields; and His disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
Deuteronomy 23:25 When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn.
6:2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
6:3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;
6:4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
1Samuel 21:6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before Yahweh, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.
6:5 And He said unto them, That the Son of man is Prince also of the sabbath.
6:6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that He entered into the synagogue (assembly hall) and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched Him, whether He would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against Him.
6:8 But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
6:10 And looking round about upon them all, He said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
6:11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
6:13 And when it was day, He called unto Him His disciples: and of them He chose twelve, whom also He named apostles;
6:14 Simon, (whom He also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
6:16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
6:17 And He came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of His disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases;
6:18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him: for there went virtue (power) out of Him, and healed them all.
6:20 And He lifted up His eyes on His disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters (the living water, Christ), and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Isaiah 65:13 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD, Behold, My servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, My servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, My servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
Being a servant requires more than “just believing”.
6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
1Peter 2:19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
'conscience' comes from the Greek word 'suneido' which means to understand or become aware, in other words being consciously practicing and seeking God.
Acts 5:41 And they (peter and apostles) departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith (allegiance) worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Enoch 94:8 Woe to you, ye rich, for ye have trusted in your riches,
And from your riches shall ye depart,
Because ye have not remembered the Most High in the days of your riches.
6:25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Speaking about our kinsmen.
Exodus 23:4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
We are to hate the enemies of God. Cain and Esau's children.
David hated the enemies of God. Psm 139:19-24
6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
1Corinthians 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
If you are found guilty, or wrong, own up to it. Pay in full and then some.
6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which Yahweh thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing Yahweh thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
WOW, sounds like a good deal.
6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
The 'unthankful' is a reference to verse 27, your kinsmen enemies.
The 'evil' is a reference to verse 30, those that take.
Mercy applies to all His people, maybe your love towards your selfish kinsmen will show them your honor for Yahweh and He may be merciful and open their eyes.
6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Psalm 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete (measure) withal it shall be measured to you again.
Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Yahweh; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Psalm 79:12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Yahweh.
6:39 And He spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
6:40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
6:41 And why beholdest thou the mote (stick) that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote (stick) that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote (stick) that is in thy brother's eye.
6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
6:46 And why call ye Me, Prince, Prince, and do not the things which I say?
6:47 Whosoever cometh to Me, and heareth My sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
Doeth- the Greek word is 'poieo'. It means to abide, commit, continue, exercise, practice.
6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Luke 7:1 Now when He had ended all His sayings in the audience of the people, He entered into Capernaum.
7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto Him the elders of the Judaeans, beseeching Him that He would come and heal his servant.
7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought Him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom He should do this:
7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue (assembly hall).
NOTE: This word 'nation' is the same word G1481 that is used for “Gentile”.
Let's read it again, according to the “church” and Jewish definition.
5 For he loveth our Gentile.... “Gentile” does not mean non-Jew.
7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when He was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying unto Him, Prince, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
7:9 When Jesus heard these things, He marvelled at him, and turned about, and said unto the people that followed Him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith (conviction), no, not in Israel.
7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
7:11 And it came to pass the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and much people.
7:12 Now when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
7:13 And when the Prince saw her, He had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
7:14 And He came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother.
7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited His people.
7:17 And this rumour of Him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
7:18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
7:19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou He that should come? or look we for another?
7:20 When the men were come unto Him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou He that should come? or look we for another?
7:21 And in that same hour He cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind He gave sight.
7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me.
John the Baptist has not yet been imprisoned at this point in Luke's gospel.
7:24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
7:25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
7:26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
7:27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. (Mal 3:1)
7:28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
No matter how great a prophet John was, once the Kingdom of Yahweh is attained all those who do attain it shall have even greater capabilities than John had while he was on earth.
7:29 And all the people that heard Him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
7:31 And the Prince said, Whereunto then shall I liken (compare) the men of this generation (race)? and to what are they like?
7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
7:34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
Wisdom is justified by her children: the Pharisees sought worldly wisdom, and because of that Wisdom herself was indicted, because God operates by His Word which defies worldly wisdom.
7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired Him that He would eat with him. And He went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
7:38 And stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden (invited) Him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if He were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth Him: for she is a sinner.
7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell Me therefore, which of them will love him most?
7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And He said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
7:44 And He turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest Me no water for My feet: but she hath washed My feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
7:45 Thou gavest Me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss My feet.
7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed My feet with ointment.
Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before Me in the presence of Mine enemies: thou anointest My head with oil; My cup runneth over.
7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
1Timothy 1:14 And the grace (favor) of our Prince was exceeding abundant with faith (allegiance) and love which is in Christ Jesus.
7:48 And He said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
7:49 And they that sat at meat with Him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
7:50 And He said to the woman, Thy faith (conviction) hath saved (preserved) thee; go in peace.
Luke 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that He went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with Him,
8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto Him of their substance.
8:4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to Him out of every city, He spake by a parable:
8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
8:6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when He had said these things, He cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
8:9 And His disciples asked Him, saying, What might this parable be?
8:10 And He said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Isaiah 6:9 And He (Yahweh) said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Root in the Word comes only through study of the Word itself. If your knowledge is deep, you will not be easily shaken. If you merely “just believe” the message your knowledge is shallow.
8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
We either care for the Word, and pursue the things of Yahweh, or we care for the world and pursue worldly things. No man can serve two masters, God and mammon.
8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
So we see that those who are fruitful in the Word are the minority of the seed – although the seed being sown here must all be good seed because Yahweh's law is “thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed”.
8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick (lampstand), that they which enter in may see the light.
8:17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth (supposes) to have.
8:19 Then came to Him His mother and His brethren, and could not come at Him for the press.
8:20 And it was told Him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
8:21 And He answered and said unto them, My mother and My brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
We are all on the same level, only Christ is greater.
8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that He went into a ship with His disciples: and He said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
8:23 But as they sailed He fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
8:24 And they came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then He arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
8:25 And He said unto them, Where is your faith (assurance)? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for He commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey Him.
8:26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
8:27 And when He went forth to land, there met Him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
8:29 (For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
8:31 And they besought Him that He would not command them to go out into the deep.
8:32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought Him that He would suffer them to enter into them. And He suffered them.
8:33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
8:34 When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
8:36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought Him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and He went up into the ship, and returned back again.
They kicked Christ out! They preferred the world – and their swine – to the Word of God. That is a very good portrait of most of our own race today. Most so-called Christians would never trade in their swine for any amount of the Truth.
8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought Him that he might be with Him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
8:39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
8:40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received Him: for they were all waiting for Him.
8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought Him that He would come into his house:
8:42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as He went the people thronged Him.
8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
8:44 Came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue (power) is gone out of Me.
8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.
8:48 And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith (conviction) hath made thee whole; go in peace.
8:49 While He yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to Him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
8:50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
8:51 And when He came into the house, He suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but He said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
8:53 And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
8:54 And He put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and He commanded to give her meat.
8:56 And her parents were astonished: but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
Luke 9:1 Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
9:2 And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
9:3 And He said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
He told His apostles not to take care for their own provisions.
They would be taken care of by those who they ministered unto, as well as Yahweh.
However, when Christ was preparing to ascend later on He said in Luke 22:36 “But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” Persecution was becoming dangerous.
9:4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
9:5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
9:6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by Him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
9:8 And of some, that Elijah had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see Him.
9:10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told Him all that they had done. And He took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
9:11 And the people, when they knew it, followed Him: and He received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto Him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
9:13 But He said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
9:16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
9:18 And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him: and He asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
9:19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
9:20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
The Greek reads, 'The Anointed One of Yahweh.'
9:21 And He straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
9:23 And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it.
9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father's, and of the holy angels.
9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
This is referring to those witnessing Christ after He rose.
9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, He took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
9:29 And as He prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His raiment was white and glistering.
9:30 And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elijah:
9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.
9:32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw His glory, and the two men that stood with Him.
9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from Him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.
9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son: hear Him.
9:36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
9:37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met Him.
9:38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
9:39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
9:40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
9:41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation (race), how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
That Yahshua called these Judaeans a faithless and perverted race does not necessarily mean that every individual within the race is perverted.
9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, He said unto His disciples,
9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask Him of that saying.
9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by Him,
9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in My name receiveth Me: and whosoever shall receive Me receiveth Him that sent Me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that He should be received up, He stedfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
9:52 And sent messengers before His face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for Him.
9:53 And they did not receive Him, because His face was as though He would go to Jerusalem.
9:54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, Prince, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did?
9:55 But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Verses 55-56 are from 9th century manuscripts.
The older Greek manuscripts read them as:
55 But turning He censured them, 56 and traveled to another village.
9:57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto Him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
9:58 And Jesus said unto Him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
9:59 And He said unto another, Follow Me. But he said, Prince, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
9:61 And another also said, Prince, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. (1 Ki 19:20)
9:62 And Jesus said unto Him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Luke 10:1 After these things the Prince appointed other seventy (72) also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come.
10:2 Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Prince of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest.
10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
When Christ walked the earth, He instructed His apostles that they would have no need of anything. When He was taken from the earth, He foresaw their persecution, and instructed them that they had better make provisions for themselves
10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
It's about the quality, not the quantity. Why do the Jehovah's witnesses disobey verse 7?
10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
1Corinthians 10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
Overlook the food preparation. In those days, the people got their meat from the marketplace, which was attached to the temple. Society was quite pagan and the marketplace sold meat that was sacrificed unto other gods. True Israelites would buy the meat, take it home, pray over it, and be done with it. Some had a conscience about it and looked down on their brethren that ate it.
These verses are NOT talking about eating pork. True Israelites did not disobey Yahweh's food laws.
10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
10:13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
10:14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
Here it is evident, that even the worst of the sinners of the ancient world shall not be punished as harshly as those who would reject Yahshua Christ their Messiah.
10:16 He that heareth you heareth Me; and he that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me.
10:17 And the seventy (72) returned again with joy, saying, Prince, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
10:18 And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Acts 28:5 And he (Paul) shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Sovereign of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
10:22 All things are delivered to Me of My Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
The last part should read, '...and the Son shall reveal it to whom He should determine.'
He chooses us.
10:23 And He turned Him unto His disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
1Peter 1:10 Of which salvation (preservation) the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace (favor) that should come unto you:
10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour (kinsmen) as thyself.
Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour (kinsmen) as thyself: I am Yahweh.
10:28 And He said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
First, priest is not at all an indicator of race in first century Judaea, but only an indicator of status. Indeed, Christ consistently censured the priests who were not true children of Abraham.
Understanding the parable of the Good Samaritan requires some background on just who the Samaritans were, how they were viewed by the Judaeans at the time, and why Yahshua chose them for His illustration here. The Roman district of Samaria was roughly equivalent to the ancient lands of Ephraim and that portion of Manasseh west of the river Jordan. It is evident that while most of the Israelites were taken into Assyrian captivity (to later become known as Kimmerians, Scythians, Sakae, Saxons, etc.), many were left behind either purposely (2 Kings 25:12) or because they managed to elude capture (2 Chronicles 30:6). Later the Assyrians moved foreign peoples into Samaria to resettle the land, and these were people who were made subject from other lands which they had also conquered. While many of the tribal names of these people are obscure (2 Kings chapter 17; 2 Chronicles chapter 33; and Ezra chapter 4), knowing the regions which the Assyrians had conquered there is little reason to doubt that these were Adamic peoples, and certainly many of them were, such as the Elamites, who were Persians, mentioned at Ezra 4:9.
There is no doubt, however, that the people of Judaea from the earliest times despised the Samaritans, as it is evident in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah and in the New Testament (John 4:9), and the feeling was evidently mutual (Josephus’ Antiquities, 11.4.9, 20.6.1). Yet it is also evident, at the time of Christ, that many of the people in Judaea were not actually Israelites but were Edomites or other Canaanites (John chapter 8, Romans chapter 9, Antiquities 13.9.1), and that some of the “Samaritans” were truly Israelites, certainly a descendant of Adam.
10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.
10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His word.
10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Prince, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of Yahweh, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Yahweh, and to enquire in His temple.
Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said unto Him, Prince, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
11:2 And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
11:5 And He said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
11:6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
11:7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
11:8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity (shamelessness) he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
11:10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
11:13 If ye then, being evil (base), know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Presenting this prayer, Christ is talking about sin and forgiveness. The trials which He tells us to ask God for relief from must therefore be the trials related to sin, whether those which lead the weaker among us into sin, or those which are a direct result of our sin. We ask our father in our necessity, and He shall provide for us, if not on account of us being under His covenant, then on account of our own impudence, making requests of Him in our sinful state.
11:14 And He was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
11:16 And others, tempting Him, sought of Him a sign from heaven.
11:17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
'...no doubt the kingdom of God has overtaken you!'
11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Here Christ is referring to the Kingdom of Heaven overtaking Satan (the collective adversary). Therefore if the strong man represents Satan, then Satan includes all of those who are opposed to Christ here, and Satan is in this case those Canaanite-Edomite Jews who had come to rule over Judaea by this time and who had rejected Him.
11:23 He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth.
11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he (unclean spirit) walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house (the person) whence I came out.
11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
11:26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
2Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world (society) through the knowledge of the Prince and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
11:27 And it came to pass, as He spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto Him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
11:28 But He said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, He began to say, This is an evil generation (race): they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
11:30 For as Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation
11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation (race), and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
1Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Yahweh, she came to prove him with hard questions.
11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation (race), and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
Christ is talking about His own people and their wicked ways.
The men of Nineveh were Assyrians, and Nineveh was their capitol city. They were the descendants of the patriarch Asshur, the son of Shem, mentioned in Genesis 10:11,22. The queen of Sheba was also an Adamic woman, and she was either a descendant of Ham, Genesis 10:7, or Shem, Genesis 10:28 and 25:3.
11:33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
11:36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
11:37 And as He spake, a certain Pharisee besought Him to dine with him: and He went in, and sat down to meat.
11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that He had not first washed before dinner.
11:39 And the Prince said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
11:40 Ye fools, did not He that made that which is without make that which is within also?
11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
The original Greek has: 41 But to the things within you should give mercy, and behold, all to you is clean!
11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
11:43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto Him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
11:46 And He said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres (monuments) of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation (race);
11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation (race).
11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
11:53 And as He said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge Him vehemently, and to provoke Him to speak of many things:
11:54 Laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.
In Chapter 12 of Luke there is no break in the narrative from Luke chapter 11.
Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, He began to say unto His disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
The leaven is the doctrine of both the Pharisees and Sadducees. It has risen and now sold in today's “churches”.
12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
The identity of True Israel is being brought to light. The identity of the Jews will not remain in darkness.
12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
12:4 And I say unto you My friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Isaiah 51:7-8, 12-13
7 Hearken unto Me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is My law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but My righteousness shall be for ever, and My salvation (preservation) from generation to generation.
12 I, even I, am He that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
13 And forgettest Yahweh thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
Jeremiah 1:8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith Yahweh.
12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.
12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess (agree with) Me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess (agree with) before the angels of God:
12:9 But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven.
Teaching that Christ is a Jew is blasphemy. The Jews are the descendants of Cain and Esau.
This blasphemy also includes race mixing, because Adamites carry the Spirit (DNA) of Yahweh, and He demands we remain holy and separate.
12:11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues (assembly halls), and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
12:12 For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
12:13 And one of the company said unto Him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
12:14 And He said unto him, Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you?
12:15 And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
1Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world (order), and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
Christ wanted no part in their earthly quarrels over material possessions.
12:16 And He spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
James 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
All of the wealth we may amass will not do us any good when we die.
12:22 And He said unto His disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
12:26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith (conviction)?
12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
Acts 2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Acts 4:34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
1Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace (favor) that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the master when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
12:39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
1Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Prince so cometh as a thief in the night.
12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
12:41 Then Peter said unto Him, Prince, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
12:42 And the Prince said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he cometh shall find so doing.
12:44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My master delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
12:46 The master of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
If Yahweh has enriched us, it is only that we may “give the allotment of grain at the proper time”, that we may be good stewards and in turn provide for our brethren. If He returns and finds us doing so, we shall have a great reward. If He finds us otherwise, then we have already had our reward!
12:47 And that servant, which knew his master's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Having this knowledge and not acting on it, we invite far more punishment upon ourselves than those who are ignorant.
12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Leviticus 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of Yahweh; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
1Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I (Paul) obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened (constrained) till it be accomplished!
Here Christ tells us what His true baptism is, and He can only be referring to His own trial, which was His crucifixion and resurrection.
12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
Micah 7:6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
The allegiance (faith) to Christ will cause division against those whose allegiance is weak, or lacking, even among family.
12:52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
12:54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
12:55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
12:56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
12:57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
12:58 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
12:59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
If you are at fault, don't fight it, you will pay.
Luke 13:1 There were present at that season (occasion, time) some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Pilate mixed the blood of certain Galilaians with their sacrifices, evidently having them slaughtered, and Christ asks if those men were sinners above all others of their nation. Then He warns those living, that they must repent lest the same thing would befall them.
13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
13:6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
13:7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
13:8 And he answering said unto him, Master, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
13:9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
13:10 And He was teaching in one of the synagogues (assembly halls) on the sabbath.
13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
13:12 And when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13:13 And He laid His hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue (assembly hall) answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
13:15 The Prince then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
13:17 And when He had said these things, all His adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
13:18 Then said He, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
13:19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
The birds of these Scriptures are not literal feathered birds, but rather, along with the phrase “beasts of the field”, these terms are allegorical pejoratives which refer to peoples, and ostensibly to non-Adamic peoples. The generations of Adam, both at the creation and after the time of the flood, was the smallest of all races. It grew into a very great tree, and it is the only race which all of the world's other races insist upon living amongst. It is the only race which even considers freely offering shelter and a means of subsistence to all of the other races.
13:20 And again He said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
13:21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
The three measures may denote three dispensations of God's Kingdom in the Adamic age. The first was represented by the Melchizedek priesthood: The Preachers of Righteousness, of which Noah was the eighth (2 Peter 2:5). The second was the Levitical priesthood. The third is the Christian era, when every man is a priest over his own household (2 Peter 2:9).
13:22 And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
13:23 Then said one unto Him, Prince, are there few that be saved (preserved)? And He said unto them,
13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Master, Master, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
Psalm 32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
'Great waters' is a symbolism of peoples. Yahweh will protect His people from the Devil's children.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye Yahweh while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near:
13:26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
13:29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
It is the children of Israel who are promised through the prophet to be gathered from north, east, south and west, and delivered salvation, and therefore it must be they alone to whom Christ refers here (Isa 43:1-5)
13:30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
The first in this world will be last.
13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto Him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
13:32 And He said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
Hebrews 2:10 For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory (honor), to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
13:33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
Jerusalem often represents the children of Israel, and they are just as guilty in killing Yahweh's messengers as the Edomites were.
13:35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Prince.
31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
Psalm 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
Isaiah 1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
The same thing is happening today in America, the strangers are taking over. We have strayed from The Way and are being punished by Yahweh with the other races. Read the book of Joel.
Luke 14:1 And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched Him.
14:2 And, behold, there was a certain man before Him which had the dropsy (virtigo).
14:3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
14:4 And they held their peace. And He took him, and healed him, and let him go;
14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
Exodus 23:5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Deuteronomy 22:4 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.
Not only are we required to assist our brethren at odds, we must honor the sabbath by doing good.
14:6 And they could not answer Him again to these things.
14:7 And He put forth a parable to those which were bidden (invited), when He marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
14:8 When thou art bidden (invited) of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
14:9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
6 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
7 For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and He shall save the humble person.
Psalm 18:27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
14:12 Then said He also to him that bade Him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Psalm 138:6 Though Yahweh be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off.
14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with Him heard these things, he said unto Him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
The children of Israel are the bride. The seed of Jacob are the 'called'. Christ will not break His own laws and marry those of another race.
14:16 Then said He unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
14:21 So that servant came, and shewed his master these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
14:22 And the servant said, Master, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
14:23 And the master said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
The men who were invited to the feast must represent those who were learned in the Scriptures, for they would have been familiar with the invitation in the calling of the Scriptures, and therefore they represent the clerical class in Judaea. Christ is making an example of the priests and lawyers whom He is together with at the dinner. We have read earlier in the chapter in verse 11 that “everyone who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he humbling himself shall be exalted”. When those who should have known of the invitation were too involved in their own affairs to come to the feast, the feast was filled with the common and humble people taken from the streets, the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame. The calling of God is not according to man, marked by who is successful in the world. Friendship with the world is enmity with God. The lesson is the same as that related in the verses before the parable was given, that Yahweh chooses the humble, the meek, the unlearned, in order to confound the wisdom of the world, and set at naught those who have elevated themselves into positions in society.
Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you (Judaeans): but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles (dispersed of Israel).
The house of Judah was to receive the Word first, because they were the remnant that came back from captivity to Judaea to establish the law and bring in the Messiah.
The house of Israel, who were the 10 northern tribes, did not return after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities and migrated abroad, forgetting their heritage. These are the “Gentiles” (correctly, the Nations), of Israel that Paul was sent to. The lost sheep.
14:25 And there went great multitudes with Him: and He turned, and said unto them,
14:26 If any man come to Me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
'Hate' means, to love less. It is Christ whom we should love the most.
14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.
14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Proverbs 24:27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.
This is not teaching us to abandon our families. What it is teaching us, is that we must put our God before our families. The second commandment is to honor our earthly fathers and mothers, and we do not abandon it. Yet the first commandment is to honor our God, and that has preeminence over the rest of our lives.
14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Luke 15:1 Then drew near unto Him all the publicans and sinners for to hear Him.
15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
15:3 And He spake this parable unto them, saying,
15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
15:5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
1Peter 2:10, 25
10 Which in time past were not a people (divorced), but are now the people of God (reconciled): which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop (overseer) of your souls.
Yahweh made a covenant with the children of Israel. Our ancestors disobeyed. Yahweh divorced us, and by His own law, had to die to remarry us.
The “churches” have been taught to teach that the “church” takes the place of Israel in the New Testament.
Nowhere can this be backed up by scripture. Israel then is Israel now. Yahweh chose Israel, gave them the law, covenants, and promises, and Israel alone is exclusive to His Word.
15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
15:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
15:9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
15:11 And He said, A certain man had two sons:
15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
15:17 And when he came to himself (came to his senses), he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off (dispersed), even as many as the Prince our God shall call.
15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
15:23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it (offer sacrifice); and let us eat, and be merry:
15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
15:27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf (sacrificed), because he hath received him safe and sound.
15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
15:29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
15:30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
15:31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
15:32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
Not only was the elder son envious and self-righteous, but even worse, he was envious of his own brother, to the point of despising him and even referring to him as “that son of yours” before his father. Christians should never despise their brethren, no matter how well the brethren are rewarded and even if it is perceived that they do not deserve any reward. Christians should never despise their brethren, no matter how great sinners they are, so long as they are willing to repent.
Luke 16:1 And He said also unto His disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou are no longer steward.
Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (Eccl 11:9-10)
16:3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my master taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
16:4 I am resolved (know) what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they (the master's debtors) may receive me into their houses.
16:5 So he called every one of his master's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my master?
16:6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill (records), and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
16:7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill (records), and write fourscore.
16:8 And the master commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
8 And the master praised the unrighteous steward because he did wisely, because the sons of this age are wiser than the sons of light are towards their own race.
16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon (wealth) of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. (Dan 4:27)
Verse 9 is a question in the Greek.
9 And I say to you, shall you make for yourselves friends from the riches of unrighteousness, that when you should fail they (riches) may receive you into eternal dwellings?
16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon (riches), who will commit to your trust the true riches?
16:12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (riches).
A “steward” here is (G3622), “one who manages a household” , and was typically the chief servant on an estate, who oversaw all of its operations. This particular steward had been squandering his master’s possessions (verse 1), and upon being found out and relieved of his position, he worried about how he may further make his living (verse 3). Therefore, the steward concocted a plan whereby he would win the favor of those who were indebted to his master, and hopefully be received by them. So he called upon each of them and reduced their debts in the household records, instructing them to do likewise (verses 4-7). This is no different than if he had stolen his master’s property in order to bribe the debtors. Not being told specifically the reactions of the debtors, we might assume that each of them went along with the scheme of the steward, perhaps some told the master. Yet somehow the master had discovered the acts of the unrighteous steward (verse 8). Surprisingly, this master praised the steward for what he had done, yet not for the reason which many may think.
The “sons of this age” and the “sons of light” are surely two separate races, as they are being contrasted to one another. These must be those races which have vied with each other throughout the age, just as Genesis 3:15 forebode that they would. For the phrases “sons of light” and “sons of this age”, representing two different races, can only be metaphors for the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, and these two races are contrasted throughout the New Testament. (Adam/Israel vs. Cain/Esau)
16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided Him.
16:15 And He said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Psalm 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
16:18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
The next verse starts a parable.
16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously (luxuriously) every day:
16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
The Greek verb, meaning of 'sores' is akin to drag. As if he or someone dragged him their.
16:21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
16:27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
16:28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
This parable is about the children of Jacob and the children of Esau, as both have Abraham for a father. Yahweh is the potter that made (chose) Jacob as a vessel of mercy, and Esau a vessel of destruction. Verse 19 describes the priesthood and/or the rich at the time, Edomites.
The gulf, in verse 26 is the difference between where the children of light go and where children of darkness go.
Luke 17:1 Then said He unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences (scandals, traps) will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than
that he should offend (entrap) one of these little ones.
Take heed Pro-choicers! Abortion is denying Yahweh children.
17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
17:4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
17:5 And the apostles said unto the Prince, Increase our faith (conviction).
17:6 And the Prince said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
17:8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
17:9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow (think) not.
Men have servants from whom they expect to always and continually be served.
Yahweh has servants and when they serve Him, He serves them in turn.
Keep in mind, servants back then were those who owed a debt. Others were servants by choice, some from the spoils of war. Servants were not necessarily slaves. Besides, law requires debts forgiven and released every 7 years.
17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
However not anybody can claim for themselves to be a servant of Yahweh the God of Israel. Men choose their servants, and it is not the other way around. Yahweh has stated many times, that He has chosen Israel, and not only Israel but their seed after them: the descendants of genetic Israel alone are the servant race of God.
See Psa 136:21-22, Isa 41:1-3,8-9, 44:21-22, 49:3, Jer 30:10, 46:27-28, Ez 28:25, Luke 1:54-55
17:11 And it came to pass, as He went to Jerusalem, that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
17:12 And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
Leviticus 13:46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without (outside) the camp shall his habitation be.
17:13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
17:14 And when He saw them, He said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. (Lev 13:2, 14:2)
17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
17:16 And fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
17:18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
According to Liddell & Scott, Herodotus and others used the Greek word for 'stranger' here to describe a tribal subdivision within a nation.
While Christ states explicitly that He came only for the children of Israel, who came from Abraham through Jacob, other members of the anglo-saxon race are descendants of Adam to Abraham. Israelites are the chosen nations of the race of Adam chosen to lead.
17:19 And He said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith (assent) hath made thee whole.
Assent is a component of faith. It means the act of the mind in admitting, or agreeing to, the truth of a proposition.
17:20 And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
The Greek has, '...the Kingdom of Yahweh is among you.'
We see the kingdom, but we do not see it coming, because we – or at least, those of us who are children of Israel – we are the Kingdom. Christ told the larger group that “the Kingdom of God is among you” because it was, for the Kingdom of God is Christ as King of His people who were right there among the greater population of Judaea. When Christ rules over the earth populated by His people, then the Kingdom of Yahweh shall be established.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Within comes from G1722, en, and means among. There are over 100 verses that demonstrate this.
17:22 And He said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
This must be today. Atheism is putting a choke hold on Christianity, and the “churches” are Judaized. Let's not forget the televangelists with their pacifying speeches.
17:23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in His day.
17:25 But first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation (race).
The words “this race” can only refer to the corrupt mixed race of Judaea, and it was clearly they who were responsible for the Crucifixion. It cannot properly be rendered generation, as the term is used today, because a great number of the people of that time were avid listeners of Christ, and were not His opponents. It is rather the Canaanite-Edomite infiltrated leadership of Judaea which rejected Him and sought to destroy Him.
17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; (Gen 19)
17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
2Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Prince Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,
17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
17:32 Remember Lot's wife.
17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
In verses 34-35 'men' and 'women' do not appear in the Greek texts. That's why the KJV italicizes. Verse 36 does not exist in the older texts and can only be found in the Codex Bezae (known as 'bizarre') and two 11th century and later texts.
17:37 And they answered and said unto Him, Where, Prince? And He said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
Job 39:30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
Those being taken are not being “raptured”. The parable of the wheat and the tares, the parable of the net, the parable of the goats and the sheep, Noah's flood, all indicate that the wicked are removed from society first, and that they are at that time going to be destroyed. The prayer which Christians are taught to pray by Christ indicates that the good people are left behind, so that things be “on earth as they are in heaven”. It is, in Revelation chapter 21, the city of God which descends to men, and not men which ascend to God. It is, in the promises of the prophets which are also quoted by Paul, the tabernacle of God which comes to dwell with men, and not men who ascend to dwell with God. Real Christians want to be left behind!
Luke 18:1 And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint (falter);
18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary (annoys) me.
18:6 And the Prince said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
18:7 And shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?
Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Prince, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
'Our' would be our race, Adam. 'Them' would be the serpent race, Cain/Esau.
18:8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith (allegiance) on the earth?
Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Prince as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Prince is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
18:9 And He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14 I tell you, this man (the publican) went down to his house justified rather than the other (the Pharisee): for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and He shall save the humble person.
The Pharisee boasted that he was not a sinner, and proclaimed his own righteousness through his fulfillment of tithes and his fasting, which are in that manner no better than rituals – things which men perform merely to display their own justification, as if they could save themselves through that display.
This also goes for those who, by their own declaration, claim they are “saved”. Salvation means preservation, which means that it is 'ongoing', if you 'practice' His example. Scripture does not teach “once saved, always saved”.
18:15 And they brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them: but when His disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
18:16 But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
A child has no agendas, no preconceived notions, no underlying motives, but a mind which is free from all presuppositions and false premises.
18:18 And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which Yahweh thy God giveth thee.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour (kinsmen).
18:21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, He said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow Me.
18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, He said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
18:26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
18:27 And He said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
18:29 And He said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world (age) to come life everlasting.
Job 42:10 And Yahweh turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also Yahweh gave Job twice as much as he had before.
18:31 Then He took unto Him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
18:32 For He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles (heathens), and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
18:33 And they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death: and the third day He shall rise again.
Since the word “Gentiles” means nation, and NOT non-Israelite, it is translated as heathen because it involves more than one nation or race of people. The Jews are responsible for Christ's death, but their were ignorant and fooled Israelites that participated as well.
18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
18:35 And it came to pass, that as He was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto Him: and when he was come near, He asked him,
18:41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Prince, that I may receive my sight.
18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith (conviction) hath saved (preserved) thee.
18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
Luke 19:1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
19:2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who He was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
19:4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see Him: for He was to pass that way.
19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received Him joyfully.
19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That He was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Prince; Behold, Prince, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
Exodus 22:1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
19:9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation (preservation) come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Preservation comes by the 'practice' of righteousness. Zacchaeus, as stated, was of the seed of Abraham, and his actions showed allegiance (faith).
19:11 And as they heard these things, He added and spake a parable, because He was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Prince, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
The people of Judaea, and even the apostles, were persuaded that the Kingdom of Yahweh would materialize immediately with the manifestation of the Messiah.
19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. (Engage yourselves in business while I go.)
19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
'...that he would know what they did while engaged in business.'
19:16 Then came the first, saying, Master, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
19:17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
19:18 And the second came, saying, Master, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19:19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
19:20 And another came, saying, Master, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
19:22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
2Samuel 1:16 And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain Yahweh's anointed.
19:23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
From the servants own mouth he was judged: the servant admitted knowing what his master would expect, but still neglected any attempt to meet that expectation. Therefore the servant was judged for his negligence.
19:24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
19:25 (And they said unto him, Master, he hath ten pounds.)
19:26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
Those that have the knowledge and understanding and don't use it to build the kingdom are associated with the wicked servant.
19:28 And when He had thus spoken, He went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
19:29 And it came to pass, when He was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,
19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
19:31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Prince hath need of him.
19:32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as He had said unto them.
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
19:34 And they said, The Prince hath need of him.
DAY 5 of Holy Week – Palm Day
19:35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
19:36 And as He went, they spread their clothes in the way.
19:37 And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of Yahweh: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
19:40 And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
By no means would the testimony be prevented.
The idea of rocks crying out in testimony may have been something of an adage among the Greeks. The classics, Euripides, in his Hippolytus, put these words into the mouth of the hero Theseus: “For if I am to be bested by you when you have done this to me, Isthmian Sinis shall no longer attest that I killed him but say it was an idle boast, and the Skironian rocks near the sea shall deny that I am a scourge to evildoers!”
19:41 And when He was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it,
19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
19:44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for My name, will I cast out of My sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath Yahweh done thus unto this land, and to this house?
Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
This certainly happened, the children of Israel migrated and went on to settle Europe and America. Our people have not lived or come out of Palestine for centuries.
The 'high places of the forest' were usually the groves, where the gods were worshiped. That viper den called Israel surely is worshiping other gods, Satan to be exact.
DAY 4 of Holy Week – Drives out moneychangers
19:45 And He went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
19:46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon Mine altar; for Mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. (All 'the' people of the race of Adam)
Today, in museums, signs warning non-Israelites not to enter the temple or be punished by death, can be viewed. The Bible is by, to, for and about the race of Adam.
Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith Yahweh.
19:47 And He taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy Him,
19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.
Judaea in the time of Christ was much like America is today. Wherever the devils infiltrate, they work in collusion to take over the government and all of the high positions and offices of the land. If Christians would only believe their Bibles, that we should have nothing to do with any of the enemies of Christ our God, we would not get ourselves into the predicaments which lead to the very mess which all of our White nations are in today.
Luke 20:1 And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon Him with the elders,
20:2 And spake unto Him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
20:3 And He answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer Me:
20:4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
The Pharisees had not gone to John because they thought of being baptized by him. They really went to see what he was doing, and why he thought he had such license to baptize.
20:5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He will say, Why then believed ye him not?
20:6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
20:7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
20:8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
Here we see Yahshua Christ publicly exposing the priests and rulers for their folly, the “stripping the sovereignties and authorities”.
20:9 Then began He to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
20:10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
20:11 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
20:12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
These servants represent the prophets of Israel.
20:13 Then said the master of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
This would be Christ.
20:14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
20:15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the master of the vineyard do unto them?
20:16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
The husbandmen received control of the vineyard but never paid the vineyard owner for its use. We then see in verse 14 that the husbandmen also have no share in the inheritance of the vineyard owner, unless they kill the rightful heir and usurp the vineyard. It is clear, therefore, that the husbandmen are not from among the children of Israel, but that they are outsiders having no part in the inheritance of Israel. This would accurately describe those Edomite Jews who had usurped the Kingdom of Judaea and all of its stations and offices during the decades leading up to and during the time of the earthly life of Christ. Just like today!
20:17 And He beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Ps 118:19-23 Isa 28:14-16
Psalm 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
14 Wherefore hear the word of Yahweh, ye scornful men (Edomites), that rule this people (Israel) which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye (Edomites) have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
The Jews have deceived the whole world into believing that they are Israel.
20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
The stone that smote the image were the Germanic tribes, descendants of dispersed Israel. These were called “barbarians” and aided in the fall of Rome. These tribes were Adamic peoples and went on to be a great people that filled the earth, obviously. These are some of our ancestors. The seed of Abraham became many white nations.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet (a weight): and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on Him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that He had spoken this parable against them. He did.
20:20 And they watched Him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of His words, that so they might deliver Him unto the power and authority of the governor.
20:21 And they asked Him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:
20:22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
20:23 But He perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye Me?
20:24 Shew Me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
20:25 And He said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
20:26 And they could not take hold of His words before the people: and they marvelled at His answer, and held their peace.
20:27 Then came to Him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked Him,
Sadducees beliefs can be found in Josephus, Antiquities 13:173, 18:12-17, Wars of the Judaeans 2:164-166.
20:28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
20:29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.
20:30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
20:31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
20:32 Last of all the woman died also.
20:33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
Deuteronomy 25:5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world (age) marry, and are given in marriage:
20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world (age), and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
20:37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth Yahweh the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
20:38 For He is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto Him.
20:39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.
20:40 And after that they durst not ask Him any question at all.
1 Enoch 15:1-9 talks more about marriage and heaven.
20:41 And He said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
20:42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, Yahweh said unto my Master, Sit thou on My right hand,
20:43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
20:44 David therefore calleth Him Master, how is He then his son?
20:45 Then in the audience of all the people He said unto His disciples,
20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues (assembly halls), and the chief rooms at feasts;
20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
Luke 21:1 And He looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
21:2 And He saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
21:3 And He said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
21:4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
2Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
21:5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, He said,
21:6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
The Jews' wailing wall is shown to date after the time when the temple was completed. All claims to its having been a part of any of the Jerusalem temples are Jewish propaganda. If there were parts remaining, then that would make Christ a liar.
21:7 And they asked Him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
21:8 And He said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
21:9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
21:10 Then said He unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake.
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
21:13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
Philippians 1:28 And in nothing being terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition (destruction), but to you of salvation (preservation), and this of God.
The first Roman persecutions of Christians occurred under Claudius and then under Nero, instigated by the Jews. While these alone are sufficient to fulfill Christ's words, the persecution of Christians continued for several centuries, until Christianity was finally given official recognition as a legitimate creed in the fourth century AD. Constantine publishes edict of toleration, Christians could not be persecuted for their religion in 313 AD. In 330 AD he made Christianity official religion of Roman Empire. Then of course Catholicism gained power.
21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Christ expected all of those hearing Him to be readers of Scripture, and so did Paul. Without a study of Scripture, one is ignorant and susceptible to the devices of men.
21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake.
21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
'Jerusalem' sometimes refers to the people (Israelites). The same thing is coming to a head today, we are surrounded by aliens in our own country.
21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
(Dan 9:26-27, Zec 11:1)
21:23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles (heathens), until the times of the Gentiles (heathens) be fulfilled.
Note: In verse 24, the words nations and Gentiles are the same Strong's #1484. Because it NEVER means non-Jew. It only is describing a nation, race, or people.
Here in verse 24 it includes all nations. Just like here in America, which was an anglo-saxon country, we are being trodden down by all the other nations (races). Until their time is up.
Every opportunity an alien receives is an opportunity taken from our own race.
Every law we add or change to suit the alien, we lose a piece of our liberty.
21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations (heathens), with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
25 And there shall be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth an affliction by the heathens, the sea and the waves roaring in difficulty,
In scripture, the sea often represents people, in this case, the other races.
The sun, moon and stars often represent government and authorities. The alien is not to rule over us. Deuteronomy 17:15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom Yahweh thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother. Do you thing Yahweh approves of Obama?!?!!!!!
21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but My salvation shall be for ever, and My righteousness shall not be abolished.
7 Hearken unto Me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is My law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Only the children of Israel were given the law. We have it written on our hearts. It's in our Spirit (DNA).
21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, He cometh with clouds (groups of heavenly hosts); and every eye shall see Him, and they (the Jews) also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen.
Revelation 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.
21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Romans 8:23 And not only they (dispersed tribes of Israel, the uncircumcised), but ourselves also (Judaean Israelites), which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the 'placement into position of sons', to wit, the redemption of our body.
21:29 And He spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
21:30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation (race) shall not pass away (escape), till all be fulfilled.
21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away.
21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
1Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
1Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
21:37 And in the day time He was teaching in the temple; and at night He went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, for to hear Him.
Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill Him; for they feared the people.
Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh, and against His anointed (this includes His annointed seed, Israel, as well as Christ),
22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
Many people want to imagine a spiritual Satan entering into the body of Judas at this point, but the text does not demand such an interpretation. The Hebrew form of satan means adversary when it is used as a noun. The Greek word translated as approached here is a form of the verb. The KJV is notorious for changing nouns into verbs and vice versa. The Adversary here may have been any one of those men (Edomites) in Judaea who were opposed to Christ and had long been plotting against Him.
22:4 And he (Judas) went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him unto them.
22:5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
Zechariah 11:12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
22:6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray Him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Day 2 of Holy Week – The last supper
22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
22:8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
22:9 And they said unto Him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
22:10 And He said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
22:11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
22:12 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
22:13 And they went, and found as He had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
22:14 And when the hour was come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.
22:15 And He said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I am to suffer:
22:16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.
Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.
22:17 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
22:18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
22:19 And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me.
22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you.
22:21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth Me is with Me on the table.
Psalm 41:9 Yea, Mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of My bread, hath lifted up his heel against Me.
The Jews can't say Christ didn't give them a chance to do good. Cain had a chance too.
22:22 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
22:23 And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
22:25 And He said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles (nations) exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
22:26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
1Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.
Heritage involves family. Another race is not part of another's heritage.
22:27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
22:28 Ye are they which have continued with Me in My temptations (trials).
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest (Christ) having no ability to sympathize with our weakness, ; but was in all points tempted in like manner, is without failure..
22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as My Father hath appointed unto Me;
22:30 That ye may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
22:31 And the Prince said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted (turned about), strengthen thy brethren.
Peter was the most stubborn, he needed things repeated 3x often.
22:33 And he said unto Him, Prince, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
22:34 And He said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest Me.
22:35 And He said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
22:36 Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword (gun), let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Christ was a supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in Me, And He was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning Me have an end.
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
22:38 And they said, Prince, behold, here are two swords. And He said unto them, It is enough.
22:39 And He came out, and went, as He was wont, to the mount of Olives; and His disciples also followed Him.
22:40 And when He was at the place, He said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation (trial).
22:41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but thine, be done.
Psalm 16:5 “Yahweh is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou art He that restores my inheritance to me.”
Psalm 116:13 “I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Yahweh.”
22:43 And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
22:44 And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Verses 43 and 44 are not in some of the older codex, manuscripts.
22:45 And when He rose up from prayer, and was come to His disciples, He found them sleeping for
22:46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation (trial).
This applies to today, wake up and smell the truth.
22:47 And while He yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss Him.
22:48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
22:49 When they which were about Him saw what would follow, they said unto Him, Prince, shall we smite with the sword?
22:50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
22:51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And He touched his ear, and healed him.
22:52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to Him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against Me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
Notice that these were not Roman soldiers, they were the Edomite priest's guards.
22:54 Then took they Him, and led Him, and brought Him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
22:56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with Him.
22:57 And he denied Him, saying, Woman, I know Him not.
22:58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
22:59 And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with Him: for he is a Galilaean.
22:60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
22:61 And the Prince turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Prince, how He had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny Me thrice.
22:62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked Him, and smote Him.
22:64 And when they had blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face, and asked Him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
22:65 And many other things blasphemously spake they against Him.
DAY 1 – Day trial and crucifixion
22:66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led Him into their council, saying,
22:67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And He said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:
22:68 And if I also ask you, ye will not answer Me, nor let Me go.
22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
22:70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And He said unto them, Ye say that I am.
22:71 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of His own mouth.
Luke 23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led Him unto Pilate.
23:2 And they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ a King.
The Greek has, '...and saying of Himself to be the anointed king.'
The word 'Christ' comes from 'christos', meaning 'anointed'. Only the seed of Jacob is anointed. 'Christos' often refers to the group, the anointed children of Israel.
23:3 And Pilate asked Him, saying, Art thou the King of the Judaeans? And He answered him and said, Thou sayest it.
23:4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
23:5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.
'Jewry' is a deliberate deviation from the Greek word for the region of Judah, 'Ioudaia' (Judaea).
23:6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
23:7 And as soon as he knew that He belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see Him of a long season, because he had heard many things of Him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by Him.
23:9 Then he questioned with Him in many words; but He answered him nothing.
23:10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him.
23:11 And Herod with his men of war set Him at nought, and mocked Him, and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him again to Pilate.
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
There was much contention between Pilate and the Judaeans, first over his plan to place the effigies (statues) of Caesar in the temple at Jerusalem, and then over the construction of an aqueduct into the city, where many Judaeans protested its being built and they were killed. While there is not much other evidence to provide a reason, many attribute these things as the cause of the enmity between Pilate and Herod the tetrarch.
23:13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
23:14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined Him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse Him:
23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto Him.
23:16 I will therefore chastise Him, and release Him.
Herod evidently sent Christ back to Pilate without charges, and Pilate attempted to use that as a reason to free Him.
23:17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
23:18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
Acts 3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
23:19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
23:20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify Him, crucify Him.
23:22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath He done? I have found no cause of death in Him: I will therefore chastise Him, and let Him go.
23:23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that He might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
24 And Pilatos decided to meet their demands.
Pilate did not give the sentence, he found Christ guiltless. It was the agitation from the Edomite priests that stirred the people.
23:25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
23:26 And as they led Him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
Many commentators have asserted that this Simon was some sort of brown arab, or even a negro, simply because he was from Cyrene, which was in Africa. Cyrene was a famous Greek settlement, on that part of the African coast adjacent to Egypt. The settlement is described by Greek historians as far back as Herodotus, and probably dates to at least the 7th century BC, prior to the start of the Persian period. Simon was with all certainty an Israelite Judaean from Cyrene, fulfilling his Scriptural obligation to appear in Jerusalem for the Passover feast.
23:27 And there followed Him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
23:32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death.
23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots.
Acts 7:60 And he (Stephen) kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Prince, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep (died by stoning).
In verse 34, Christ is talking about those Israelites (Judaeans, Romans, Greeks) that were deceived by the priesthood and had no understanding of what they were doing.
23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided Him, saying, He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He be Christ, the chosen of God.
'Christos', in this case, '...the anointed Son, the chosen of Yahweh!'
Psalm 22:17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
If DNA is in bones, and bones represent His kinsmen, why don't they stop staring and repent?
23:36 And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, and offering Him vinegar,
23:37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Judaeans, save thyself.
23:38 And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JUDAEANS.
23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation (judgment)?
23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Prince, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise.
23:44 And it was about the sixth hour (noon), and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour (3pm).
23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
In the Old Covenant, the veil concealed the inner sanctum of the temple which represented the abode of Yahweh and only the high priest could enter beyond it at the times determined. God, having come in the flesh as a man, destroyed the veil so that the children of Israel would no longer have any barriers accessing Him, being reconciled to Him. Hence, the priesthood was done away with. Christ is now our path to Yahweh.
23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into thy hands I commend My Spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the Spirit.
Psalm 31:5 Into thine hand I commit My spirit: thou hast redeemed Me, O Yahweh God of truth.
1Peter 2:23 Who, when He was reviled (reproached), reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him (Yahweh) that judgeth righteously:
23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
23:49 And all His acquaintance, and the women that followed Him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:
23:51 (The same-Joseph- had not consented to the counsel and deed of them -Edomites😉 he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Judaeans: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
23:52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
23:55 And the women also, which came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how His body was laid.
23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
Exodus 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of Yahweh thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger (sojourning kinsmen) that is within thy gates:
Luke 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Prince Jesus.
24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: (Acts 1:10)
24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee,
24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
24:8 And they remembered His words,
24:9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
24:10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
24:11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
24:12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
24:13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
24:14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
24:15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus Himself drew near, and went with them.
24:16 But their eyes were holden (restrained) that they should not know Him.
24:17 And He said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
24:18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto Him, Art thou only a stranger in (dwell near) Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
24:19 And He said unto them, What things? And they said unto Him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
24:20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and have crucified Him.
24:21 But we trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
Notice it does NOT say 'redeemed the whole world'.
Another note: Even the apostles thought the kingdom would come right away.
24:22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
24:23 And when they found not His body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that He was alive.
24:24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but Him they saw not.
24:25 Then He said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? (Acts 17:3)
24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.
The reference takes us to verse 45 “Then opened He their understanding...” and also references Genesis 3:15, which states “And I (Yahweh) will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman (Eve), and between thy (Satan's) seed and her seed; it (Eve's seed, Adamites/Israelites) shall bruise thy (Satan's) head, and thou (Satan) shalt bruise his ( Adamites/Israelites) heel.”
Christ was revealing the enmity between the children of light and the children of darkness from the beginning, and about the prophecies and fulfilling of them. The age old battle between Israel and the Canaanite/Edomite Jews. Now we are in the 2,000 year grace period (Hos 6:2 After two days will He revive-restore- us: in the third day He will raise-establish- us up, and we shall live in His sight.). We must 'practice' our allegiance to Christ in order that we are preserved until His 2nd Advent, and He ends this enmity for good.
24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and He made as though He would have gone further.
24:29 But they constrained Him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And He went in to tarry with them.
24:30 And it came to pass, as He sat at meat with them, He took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight.
24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened (explained) to us the scriptures?
24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
24:34 Saying, The Prince is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
1Corinthians 15:5 And that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
24:35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how He was known of them in breaking of bread.
24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts (disputes) arise in your hearts?
24:39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me have.
24:40 And when He had thus spoken, He shewed them His hands and His feet.
24:41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, He said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
24:42 And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
24:43 And He took it, and did eat before them.
Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.
24:44 And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning Me.
24:45 Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
What things we perceive in this life are within the provenance of God, and unless God guides a man, the man will remain in blindness. We must consider these things when relating those things which we see as Truth to our brethren who are blinded with the things of the world. Repentance and recognition of God comes before a restoration of vision in every case where Christ healed the blind.
24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Acts 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (Christ) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto Yahweh: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
In verse 47, Christ commanded His disciples to take the gospel to all of the nations, not to all nations, as the KJV and others ignore the definite article when it is convenient for them to do so.
The message is for the nations of Israel. The 12 tribes and their descendants, who are the anglo-saxon nations of the world today.
Some “churches” teach that the law was “done away with”. Verse 47 teaches otherwise. We sin everyday, we must constantly strive to imitate Him and to ask for forgiveness. Christianity is a 'practice'. A state of mind.
24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power (ability) from on high.
This is a promise of the events later realized in Acts chapter 2, of the Holy Spirit descending upon the apostles, and the ability given to them to speak in various languages, so that they could bring the gospel to the dispersed nations of Israel.
24:50 And He led them out as far as to Bethany, and He lifted up His hands, and blessed them.
24:51 And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
24:52 And they worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
24:53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
LUKE – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the gospel of Luke.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of Luke is a Gospel that contains Narrative History, Genealogy, Sermons, Parables, and some Prophetic Oracles. The emphasis of Luke is Parables and contains more of them than any other Gospel (19 total). It is the third of the synoptic gospels. Luke, a doctor and a Greek Christian, wrote it circa 59-61 A.D. He accompanied Paul on mission journeys, as described in the book of Acts, which Luke also wrote. The key word in Luke is "Son of Man" which is used 80 times.
The key personalities of the book include Jesus Christ, His parents Mary and Joseph, the Twelve Disciples, John the Baptist, Herod the Great (an Edomite), Jewish religious leaders (Pharisees, Sadducees, scribes), and Pilate.
This book was written to record an accurate account “so that you may know the exact truth” (1:4), of the life of Jesus Christ as the perfect Savior of the world (Israelites in the world). He wrote to the Greeks to present Jesus in His perfect manhood as the “Son of Man,” the Savior of all men (of Israel).
• In chapters 1-4, Luke writes a very detailed account of the birth of Jesus, a common Christmas story (Christmas was celebrated before Christ's time, and it is a pagan holiday worshiping gods. Christ was born in late September), yet always fascinating. He then explains John the Baptist’s preparation of the coming Messiah, then Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, which transitions into Jesus’ beginning ministry in Galilee.
• Chapters 5-21 consist of the ministry of Jesus. As Jesus travels, He teaches, preaches, heals the sick, and brings hope to the desperate and discouraged. He was also seeking those who were obedient and faithful, such as the Roman Centurion who sincerely pleads with Jesus to heal his servant from a far distance, “just say the word, and my servant will be healed” (7:7). Christ did not seek the obedient and faithful, Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Jesus met many religious leaders who relentlessly opposed Him and constantly tried to trick and kill Him. (Gen 3:15)
• In chapters 22-24, one of His own (Judas) betrays Jesus. He was unlawfully convicted by a dishonest and hateful court, and sentenced to an excruciating death. However, death could not hold Him and after three days He resurrected and arose from the grave, just as He had miraculously raised others during His ministry.
Summary of the Gospel of Luke
The author's name does not appear in the book, but much unmistakable evidence points to Luke. This Gospel is a companion volume to the book of Acts, and the language and structure of these two books indicate that both were written by the same person. They are addressed to the same individual, Theophilus, and the second volume refers to the first (Ac 1:1). Theophilus was not an individual, the word means 'lover of Yahweh', meaning His children that love Him. Certain sections in Acts use the pronoun "we" (Ac 16:10-17; 20:5-15; 21:1-18; 27:1 -- 28:16), indicating that the author was with Paul when the events described in these passages took place. By process of elimination, Paul's "dear friend Luke, the doctor" (Col 4:14) and "fellow worker" (Phm 24), becomes the most likely candidate.
Luke was probably a Gentile by birth, well educated in Greek culture, a physician by profession, a companion of Paul at various times from his second missionary journey to his final imprisonment in Rome, and a loyal friend who remained with the apostle after others had deserted him (2Ti 4:11).
Luke was a Greek. This commentator falls for the same trap as everyone else that is unlearned. “Gentile” means, a nation, tribe, or race of people. It does NOT mean non-Jew. The “Gentiles”, are correctly, the dispersed tribes of Israel, those outside of Judaea and scattered across the Empire.
Antioch (of Syria) and Philippi are among the places suggested as his hometown.
Recipient and Purpose
The Gospel is specifically directed to Theophilus (1:3), whose name means "one who loves God" and almost certainly refers to a particular person rather than to lovers of God in general. This guy has it backwards. The use of "most excellent" with the name further indicates an individual, and supports the idea that he was a Roman official or at least of high position and wealth. Why would Luke write a book to an individual? Luke's gospel is a message to the excellent children of Yahweh that love Him. He was possibly Luke's patron, responsible for seeing that the writings were copied and distributed. Such a dedication to the publisher was common at that time. The other 3 gospels are basically the same thing but from different accounts, why are they written to the nations of Israel and Luke is written to an individual. Think people.
Theophilus, however, was more than a publisher. Maybe if he existed. The message of this Gospel was intended for his own instruction (1:4) as well as the instruction of those among whom the book would be circulated. I can't keep playing this guy's misdirection. It was presented to displace some disconnected and ill-founded reports about Jesus (see 1:1-4). Luke admits that he did not witness these things himself, but rather that they were transmitted to him by those who did witness them. Luke wanted to show that the place of the Gentile Christian in God's kingdom is based on the teaching of Jesus. He wanted to commend the preaching of the gospel to the whole world.
Since a “Gentile” is really the dispersed tribes of Israel that did not return to Judaea after captivity, the teaching of Christ involved these “lost” Israelites as well as those Israelites of the house of Judah that were in Judaea. And the gospel message was to be preached to all those “lost” Israelites in the whole world. The Bible, it's people, covenants, and promises were made by Yahweh exclusively to the seed of Abraham. The other races are NOT the seed of Abraham. This is NOT the heritage of the world and everybody in it.
Date and Place of Writing
The two most commonly suggested periods for dating the Gospel of Luke are: (1) a.d. 59-63, and (2) the 70s or the 80s.
The place of writing was probably Rome, though Achaia, Ephesus and Caesarea have also been suggested. By its detailed designations of places in the (then) Holy Land, It's not holy now because the Jews usurped it in 1948, it is the abomination of desolation, the dried up fig tree, the Gospel seems to be intended for readers who were unfamiliar with that land. Antioch, Achaia and Ephesus are possible destinations.
Luke had outstanding command of the Greek language. His vocabulary is extensive and rich, and his style at times approaches that of classical Greek (as in the preface, 1:1-4), while at other times it is quite Semitic (1:5 -- 2:52) -- often like the Septuagint (the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT).
The word 'Semitic' comes from the son of Noah, Shem. It means, honor, authority, character. The race of Adam is the white race, as 'Adawm' means ruddy, to show blood in the face. Hebrews are descendants of Shem. Israelites are descendants of Hebrews. A Shemite, now known as Semite, is a white person.
The third Gospel presents the works and teachings of Jesus that are especially important for understanding the way of salvation. Its scope is complete from the birth of Christ to his ascension, its arrangement is orderly, and it appeals to both Jews and Gentiles. The Jews are of Cain and Esau, their religion is Judaism and their bible is the Talmud. The “Gentiles” are the tribes of Israel that were outside of Judaea and in the known world. The writing is characterized by literary excellence, historical detail and warm, sensitive understanding of Jesus and those around him.
Since the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) report many of the same episodes in Jesus' life, one would expect much similarity in their accounts. The dissimilarities reveal the distinctive emphases of the separate writers. Luke's characteristic themes include: (1) universality, recognition of Gentiles as well as Jews in God's plan (2:30-32 and 3:6)(the context is always the children of Israel); God's plan for the “Gentiles”, correctly the dispersed tribes of the house of Israel, is that they are reconciled along with the house of Judah, because they are all kin, they are the children of Jacob. As far as God's plan for the Edomite Jews, read the book of Obadiah. And 'universalism' is a Catholic doctrine, the bible is written by, to, for and about the race of Adam.(2) emphasis on prayer, especially Jesus' praying before important occasions (3:21); (3) joy at the announcement of the gospel or "good news" (1:14)(Because He came for His people); (4) special concern for the role of women (8:1-3); (5) special interest in the poor (some of the rich were included among Jesus' followers, but he seemed closest to the poor)(not necessarily money poor, but poor in spirit); (6) concern for sinners (Jesus was a friend to those deep in sin)(He came for the sinners); (7) stress on the family circle (Jesus' activity included men, women and children, with the setting frequently in the home); (8) repeated use of the Messianic title "Son of Man" (used 25 times) (9) emphasis on the Holy Spirit (4:1); (10) inclusion of more parables than any other Gospel; (11) emphasis on praising God (1:64; 24:53).
Although Luke acknowledges that many others had written of Jesus' life (1:1), he does not indicate that he relied solely on these reports for his own writing. He used personal investigation and arrangement, based on testimony from "eyewitnesses and servants of the word" (1:2) -- including the preaching and oral accounts of the apostles. His language differences from the other Synoptics and his blocks of distinctive material (10:1 -- 18:14; 19:1 -- 28) indicate independent work, though he obviously used some of the same sources.
Luke's account of Jesus' ministry can be divided into three major parts: (1) the events that occurred in and around Galilee (4:14 -- 9:50), (2) those that took place in Judea and Perea (9:51 -- 19:27), and (3) those of the final week in Jerusalem (19:28 -- 24:53). Luke's uniqueness is especially seen in the amount of material devoted to Jesus' closing ministry in Judea and Perea. This material is predominantly made up of accounts of Jesus' discourses. Twenty-one of the 28 parables that occur in Luke are found in 10:30 -- 19:27. Of the 20 miracles recorded in Luke, only 5 appear in 9:51 -- 19:27. Already in the ninth chapter (9:51), Jesus is seen anticipating his final appearance in Jerusalem and his crucifixion (13:22).
The main theme of the Gospel is the nature of Jesus' Messiahship and mission, and a key verse is 19:10.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
'Lost' is the Greek word 'apollumi' which means 'cast off, put away in punishment', divorced.
Since Israel disobeyed, Yahweh cast them out of the Promised land and into captivities. The OT is full of prophecies about Christ, who is our kinsman redeemer, and the gospel is the fulfilling of those prophecies. That He came to die in our place for us so we may live and be reunited with Him, hence the bride and bridegroom. The world is not part of this heritage.
Who wrote the book?
While Luke’s name never appears in this gospel, ancient Christian tradition unanimously ascribes the book to him. One ancient prologue written to introduce the gospel describes Luke as a Syrian from Antioch. With this piece of information, we can deduce that Luke was probably not Jewish. Definitely not, he was a Greek and an Israelite. Paul also listed him with other Gentiles (nations of Israel) in his greetings to the Colossians (4:14). The ancient prologue goes on to state that Luke eventually settled in the Greek city of Thebes, where he died at age 84.
Luke’s own introduction to his gospel indicates that Luke composed the letter with the purpose of providing a careful rendering of the events of Christ’s life in chronological order. As a physician, Luke would have been trained as a careful observer, a quality that would have been invaluable in this project. The result was the first part of a two-volume work written to Theophilus. Again, Theophilus means 'lover of Yahweh', this was not an individual, but people, Israelites.
Where are we?
Much of the dating of the book of Luke depends on the dating of Acts. Luke’s second volume cuts off with Paul imprisoned in Rome, before Paul’s death (AD 68) and even before the persecution of Christians broke out under Nero (AD 64). It stands to reason that the book of Luke was completed before Acts. But when?
Acts 21:17 says that Luke accompanied Paul on the apostle’s final visit to Jerusalem, a visit that occurred in AD 57–58. Eventually, the Jews (correct) had Paul arrested in the temple, a two-year ordeal which ended with Paul’s imprisonment in Caesarea. Luke likely used this time apart from Paul to begin gathering information for writing the gospel from primary sources—those people who had witnessed the ministry, death, and resurrection appearances of Jesus. If Luke took to writing his gospel soon after the information was gathered, then it would have been completed around AD 60, after Paul had been transferred to a Roman prison.
Why is Luke so important?
Luke’s interest in people is undeniable. Much of the material unique to Luke’s gospel involves Jesus’s interactions with individuals, many of them on the fringes of “acceptable” society—sinners, women, and children among them. Like Matthew and Mark, Luke recorded the incident of a woman coming to pour perfume (olive oil) on Jesus’s feet. But Luke was the only gospel writer to point out the fact known to all present that she was an immoral woman (Luke 7:37). In a similar way, we find in Luke alone the conversation between the robbers crucified alongside Jesus, one of them defending Jesus and receiving the promise of paradise. Luke’s portrayal of Jesus reveals in our Lord (Prince) a man come to minister and show compassion to all (His) people, no matter their station in life.
What's the big idea?
Just as Matthew portrays Jesus as the King, and as Mark reveals Him as the Servant, so Luke offers a unique perspective of Jesus as the Son of Man. This phrase, “Son of Man,” was Jesus’s favorite way to refer to Himself.
Most famous among the people unique to Luke’s gospel is the tax collector Zaccheus, a short man who had to climb a tree to see over the crowds as Jesus approached his town. Jesus ended up sharing a meal with Zaccheus at his house, much to the chagrin of the local religious leaders. When Zaccheus expressed his regret over his former way of life and vowed to make restitution, Jesus responded with what became the theme of Luke’s gospel: “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10)'Lost' means 'cast off', that would be the children of Israel). Luke portrayed Jesus as God’s ideal Man, who offers salvation to all humanity—Jew and Gentile alike.
Lies, lies, and more lies. Salvation (preservation) for all the children of Israel. The Jews, as recorded in Obadiah, will be as if they never existed. And “Gentiles” are simply, nations. Specifically the northern 10 tribes of the house of Israel that were scattered abroad and forgot their heritage.
How do I apply this?
The richness of Luke’s portrayal of Jesus has profound implications for our relationship with God today. Jesus walks through Luke’s gospel illustrating His deep and abiding care for people, regardless of what they have done or their status in society.
Do you believe that God loves you no matter what you’ve done? The fact that the eternal Son of God condescended to lower Himself, take on human flesh, make Himself subject to human limitations, and seek out His people in bodily form shows us clearly how much God cares for us and, in turn, how we are to care for others.