Welcome back to JPCE SPIRITUAL TALK BIBLE STUDIES: Today is a Scripture read, study and breakdown of both Mark 2 and Mark 3...I will be also closing with a message about Prayer, and about a Military buddy named James Eric Williams also known as "BIG WILL", He passed away earlier this morning, he was a man of great honor, and most importantly he was a true man of God...Stand by for more on Big Will, but let's get to our studies, peace be with you all!!!
SINS ARE FORGIVEN: A PARALYTIC SEE ALSO (MARK 9:1-8; LUKE 5:7-26)
2:1-12: SEE ALSO MATTHEW 9:2-8: One purpose of Christ's coming world was to FORGIVE SINS, (v. 10), which in return freed all of humanity from the bondage of sin itself: The Forgiving of sins has greater power than the physical healing, of course the the scribes accurately stated, "GOD ALONE CAN FORGIVE SINS, (v. 7): Thus, the EASIER TASK, (v. 9) Is to grant the physical healing, Christ is fully God and holds all authority to forgive, He is speaking to those gathered and heals the man in order to draw the people to God, WHOM THEY GLORIFIED!!!
- MATTHEW 9:2-8 NOTES- 9:2-8: Healing the paralytic, shows that faith is an indispensable condition for salvation: Faith is both collective and personal, for the faith of the paralytic's friends helped in his healing (v. 2): Three signs of Yeshuas' divinity are being shown here: (1): He knows our hearts and all of our secrets He knows our thoughts (1Kg 16:7; 2 Chronicles 6:30); (2): He forgive sins, a power that only rest with the Lord our God proving they are in One Essence of each other, (3): Lastly He Heals by the power of His Word!!!
- 2:1-12: This passage is read on the second Sunday of Great Lent, called the Sunday of the Paralytic and Commemoration of St. Gregory Palamas...
SINNERS ARE WELCOMED: LEVI, SEE ASLO (MATTHEW 9:9-13; LUKE 5:27-32)
2:13-17: SEE AND READ NOTES FROM MATTHEW 9:9-13:
-Matthew 9:9-13: 9:9-13: MATTHEW: Also named LEVI (MARK 2:14): Roman overlords assigned in specific areas Jewish Tax Collectors, who were free, given permission to collect extra revenues of their own profit!!! The collaboration with the occupying Romans, made the Jewish people hate their own tax collectors, and so they were considered unclean (Matthew 11:19): With Yeshua dinning with them and accepting a tax collector as a disciple (FOLLOW ME)- THIS OFFENDED THE PHARISEES, yet Christ's defense is a simple one: He goes where the need of the physician is great mercy is a higher priority, see also (PSALM 50-PSALM 51 DEPENDING ON YOUR VERSION, SEE MY VIDEO)!!!
JESUS TRANSCENDS THE FAST SEE ALSO (MATTHEW 9:14-17; LUKE 5:33-39)
2:18-22: SEE AND READ NOTES MATTHEW 9:14-17:
- Matthew 9:14-17: 9:14-17: THE JEWISH PEOPLE USUALLY FASTED TWICE A WEEK: (LUKE 18:12), On Monday and Thursday, public fasts were often observed or occasionally proclaimed- see also, (2 Chronicles 20:3; 1Ez 8:49-50; Est 4:16; Joel 2:15), also on the Day on Atonement (Lv 16:31-34) and also in the times of mourning (Zechariah 7:5; 8:19): The Jews saw the day of the Messiah as a wedding feast-a time for joy and gladness: Yeshua (Jesus) is proclaiming that day, declaring Himself to be the Messiah/Bridegroom: For many Christians we see fasting as not gloomy but desirable , a bright sadness, by fasting, we gain self-control and prepare ourselves for the Wedding Feats that is quickly approaching!!! THE OLD GARMENT AND OLD WINESKINS Is the Old Covenant and The Law, which is viewed as imperfect and temporary; the NEW WINESKINS Are the New Covenant and all of us who are in Christ!!! The NEW WINE IS THE HOLY SPIRIT Which dwells within those who are renewed in Christ Jesus, and we are not and no longer constrained by the old percepts of the Law!!!
JESUS TRANSCENDS THE SABBATH SEE ALSO (MATTHEW 12:1-14; LUKE 6:1-11)
2:23-28: SEE AND READ NOTES FROM LUKE 6:1-5
3:1-6: SEE AND READ NOTES LUKE 6:7
3:5: RIGHTEOUS ANGER: Is a natural human emotions experienced in the face of sin: There is anger that is indeed sinful (Matthew 5:22), there is also anger that is God-given and proper to humanity (Psalm 4:4): The anger being displayed by Christ here is in direct response to those people who were professing God, yet having such HARDNESS IN THEIR HEARTS That they could not rejoice in the healing of one of their brothers...
THE PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS SEE ALSO (MATTHEW 12:15-21; LUKE 6:17-19)
3:7: JESUS WITHDREW: because He knew the Pharisees were already planning to have Him destroyed, and it was not His appointed time to die, so He withdrew in order to preach and teach the Kingdom of God in other places before it was His attended time to die!!!
3:12: SEE AND READ NOTES MATTHEW 12:16-21- VIDEO HAS FULL SUMMARY
THE TWELVE SEE ALSO (MATTHEW 10:1-4; LUKE 6:12-16)
3:13-19: THE TWELVE DISCIPLES, SEE AND READ NOTES MATTHEW 10:1-4- VIDEO HAS FULL SUMMARY
HOUSE DIVIDED SEE ALSO (MATTHEW 12:22-37; LUKE 11:14-23)
3:20-27: SEE AND READ NOTES MATTHEW 12:22-30- VIDEO HAS FULL SUMMARY
3:28-30: ON THE BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT, SEE MATTHEW 12:32 AND NOTES-VIDEO HAS FULL SUMMARY
JESUS' TRUE KINSMEN SEE ALSO (MATTHEW 12:46-50; LUKE 8:19-21)
3:31-35: SEE AND READ NOTES MATTHEW 12:46-50- VIDEO HAS FULL SUMMARY
MESSAGE ABOUT PRAYER
In all we do we should pray without ceasing, prayer is our power our spiritual power, a connection to the Lord our God!!! No matter how bad it gets, and no matter how much it hurts, and no matter the circumstances, Christ is our way out!!! Lastly it doesn't matter if the fight is in the flesh, or whether it's in the spirit a eternal struggle, and it doesn't matter if the fight is a test or snare from the evil one, we must remain steadfast in Faith give all to the Father, and never let evil win or even have it's day!!!
A buddy of Heather's and I passed away earlier this morning, James Eric Williams was a man of honor and Integrity, but most importantly he was a man of God!!! Fourteen years ago I was struggling mainly with PTSD and a back injury and was facing being discharged from the US Army...I was also fighting the system and trying to get a medical retirement, but in the process I found out I could have been promoted and given an option to stay in!!! My old unit all they had to do was lift my flag from the PT Test I had failed, I had gotten evidence showing I failed the test due to my back injury!!! Long story short I was upset when I learned my old 1st SG would not lift the flag, I was outraged and stormed into Big Wills office!!! I told him I wanted to punch that idiot in the face, he laughed and said man you need Jesus and so does the 1st SG!!! He told me sit down, you have two options you can leave with your head up regardless or you can hit him and ruin any chance at the medical retirement - looking back Big Will's words were indeed the voice of the Lord fourteen years ago- I could have accepted my path or reject everything resulting in having nothing!!!
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