5 messages shown today were just recorded in Israel. Prayers prayed during the recording are not bound by time or location.
1) Yad Hashmona
Biblical watch tower.
The just shall live by faith – from Romans and Galatiand
Behold his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him; but the just shall live by faith.
What does it mean the righteous shall live by faith?
V1- I will stand upon my watch…
…To watch to see what He will say to me.
God speaks through His word and His inner vision.
V2- whatever revelation we have we must make it plain. Write the vision down so it won’t be lost. Make it simple. Make it plain. Complicated= ppl can’t ustd. Simple things can be powerful.
V3- God gives u a word, U read a sermon and U hear a promise from Him and a week or month has gone… It will SURELY COME
Waiting for manifestation is also faith. Waiting in confidence that what He promised will come to pass
V4 – contrast a proud person against one living by faith.
Centurion- Lord I am not worthy that U come to my place but just speak the word.
Humility + Faith
If we trust in own strength, where is the faith?
Woman w demon possessed daughter- called Jesus the Son of David- pretended to be a Jew. She took her humble place calling herself a puppy eating crumbs at the table.
If God corrects you or tells you to wait, take your place.
Pride and faith can’t go together like oil can’t mix with water.
Dangers of pride and importance of humility in releasing faith.
Ruins only. One of the mighty towns Jesus did mighty works in. Paired it w Capernum and (?)
Matt 10,11,12 – see finality of the rejection of Christ. Matt written to the Jews. Genealogy given in C1- claim of Jesus over David’s throne. M
His first evangelism- told disciples don’t go to the Gentiles first, go to the lost sheep of Israel first
What is the Kingdom of heaven?
Church is in the kingdom of God. Righteousness peace joy in HS is Kingdom of God.
Kingdom of Heaven diff thing altogether. Only appeared in Matt which was addressed to Jews.
His mother Mary, came from lineage of David. Joseph came from lineage of Solomon. Double claim.
Repent of departing from God worldly ways. Repent is to change one’s mind and thus change one’s attitude.
Repentance is often thought of as stopping something. But without Jesus we don’t have the power to stop.
Repent because the King is here
Sermon of the mount is the sermon of the king of Israel. Opening the eyes of blind and cleansing man w leperosy, raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead= the King of Israel doing it
Yet, he was rejected. Only a small group accepted who He is. The scribes and Pharisees rejected Him.
Revelations- John said he saw a multitude that no one can number from every tongue and nation. Those thrown into lake of fire, he didn’t not see a multitude.
Matt11- rejection was final
Matt12- blasphemy against the HS
Rejection as prophet, priest and king. Greater than Solomon and greater Jonah was rejected.
Constant rejection of our LORD
Blasphemy is the final rejection of Jesus
Jesus was not murdered. Remember what He told Nicodemus. God GAVE His only son… Loves Israel and loves the world.
So what happened to Bethsaida? Why is it ruins? Why Chorazin is in ruins?
Tiberius around during time of Jesus. He did no mighty miracles there. Still okay.
Where light is given and grace is shown, there is responsibility. Response to grace.
Matt 11:20 –
First time we see Jesus say WOE. Not his nature to use that word.
Isaiah says destruction is foreign to God. Loves mercy. Loves grace.
Degrees of reward in Heaven and degrees of suffering in Hell
Capernum was brought up to heaven when Jairus daughter was raised, woman w issue of blood touched him, etc
The things of God can only come to those who are like baby- trusting. Don’t be intelligent to the point we think we know everything and are smart. Let us not approach the bible without prayer or without our minds. Approach with a heart to learn.
Can go to bible school but must retain a babe spirit.
When we are sad, we feel crushed. When Jesus is sad, He can still praise the Father. Such a wholeness in Him.
COME – first mention in scripture.
Labouring here refers to labouring under the law, labouring to please God. A
Rest is given when we come near to Him.
Learn from Jesus- gentle and lowly at heart. Find rest for our souls (mental and emotional realm)
Restlessness comes abt due to pride
God exalts us when we are humble.
Sycamore tree cited in reference to faith.
Faith the size of mustard seed.
Sycamore tree in the dessert can grow penetrating roots up to 5m. Sycam= ressurection.
If there are growths in your body, speak to it. Growth be plucked up by the roots and cast into the sea. It will obey you.
Keep on speaking.
God didn’t say some things u talk to God. Moses did that. God told him to lift up the rod. Jesus is the rod. As a believer U can use the name of Jesus when u have problems.
Rich young ruler called Jesus good master- eyes not on Jesus but on self. Flattering the LORD. U call Me good, must acknowledge me as God.
Every time U take pride in your law= ‘one thing U lack’.
Zacchaeus means ‘not guilty’. When Jesus called him, the scandal of grace happened. Jesus ate at his house. Grace called him not guilty because he wanted to see Jesus. Righteousness is imputed as a result.
Luke 18 and 19 placed side by side to show what law couldn’t do. Man was boasting in his doing and that’s why God gave him the law.
When grace was shown to Z, YESHUA came to his house. Salvation.
Sons and daughters of Abraham today- ought not he/she be free? How can u suffer under the curse of bondage?
We have Freedom in Jesus’ name. Probs plucked out by the roots and thrown into the sea.
Zorra (story of Samson)
Youths like to say day of bible no internet and this was the Internet of Samson
Can hear sound carried up the hill and see what’s happening down the valley. Samson could see it all. Went down the valley.
What we see, we act upon. Careful what we see.
There is none good but God.
Manoah said to the angel of the LORD (The Angel of the LORD usually refers to Christ in preincarnate form)
Child is born, son is given
He existed before he became a child
V6- 5 names of the LORD—> Wonderful (‘pele’ speaks of the miraculous).
Judges 13:16- telling Manoah. If u want to offer burnt offering, U must offer to the LORD (YAHWEH).
No one good but God. If u call me good, are U calling me God?- Jesus to rich young ruler.
Angel of the LORD to Manoah- If u are offering burnt offering, U offer to YAHWEH. He is YAHWEH.
V18- Why do u ask my name seeing it is pele? (As in Isaiah)
V20- Olah. Jesus went on the Cross to be our Olah. When his sweet fragrance went up, the blessings came down
What are we offering? Our good works? It is HIS NAME that brings pele.
V21- The hubby was weak and sin conscious. Wife saw the promise.
Lesson in this for dads- Samson was not allowed to celebrate and stepping on the grapes because of all the instructions. The dad should hv taken him out and help him overcome his rejection problem and put in celebration in him. Should have affirmed him and remind him he is diff from ppl of the world. All the stones here are common. U are a diamond. Dare to be diff and dare to shine. Radiant w the glory of the LORD.
Remove rejection and remove problem of lust.
Samson’s dad didn’t and he grew up rejected and ostracised. Challenging for our kids to grow up as a Christian amongst friends in public school. Remind them they are diamonds- called and special
God called Jesus beloved and well pleased & He went into temptation and came out victorious. Lesson in that for us, parents.
Mt of Beatitudes
PROPHECY of this whole area. The LORD did 2/3 of his miracles. Did more here than he did in Jerusalem. Jerusalem centre. But self righteousness obstructed his miracles.
Grace forgives sins and meets needs. But what obstructs grace is justification by the law.
People who fall into sin rise up when they encounter the uplifting power of grace
Prophecy here quoted also in Matt 4:14,15
Many Gentiles here and not self-righteous. Encounter His grace and God’s power and mercy could flow.
This place had idolatrous background. Shadow of death. New Age practices – intro demons to the house
Yet the great light has come. Ps23 Jesus is the great light that comes into the shadow of death.
Bad medical prognosis? Jesus has come and He loves u.
Isaiah 9:1 compare to Matt 4:15
Kavad (more heavily oppressed/ make it more glorious- 2 meanings to the word Kavad)
Kavod and Kavad – ambivalent for who is reading it and when. The meaning changes according to the context of the situation.
If u reject his grace, u will be greatly oppressed. But if in your area of death, U open self up his grace, will be greatly blessed.
Isaiah 9:3 — Israel is now greatly oppressed.
Divine parenthesis present in the word. Compare Isaiah 61:2, Luke 4:19
Jesus knows when to stop. Parenthesis.
First coming- acceptable year (age) of the LORD
Second coming- judgment (not here yet)
A child is born into us. A son is given. As a Son he has always existed. – diety.
As a child- humanity
When CHRIST comes to reign, increase in His govt and peace. No end. Keep on expanding. Keep on keeping on.
Govt shall be on his shoulders (place of strength or power)
Govt of your life- is it on your shoulders or His shoulders?
Joseph in the bible- People came to him to get bread from him during famine.
Came to him year upon year. Gave money for bread for the first year and subsequent years- traded flocks for bread, Houses and possessions for bread… Nothing left in the end to trade coz Joseph took everything. So Josepg said to them, give yourself. They gave self and got bread. End of their troubles after gave of self. No more their own. Now they belong to Joseph, it is Joseph’s problem.
Same for us, once we turn it over to Jesus the problem and challenges and future all belong to Jesus. We rest in Him as He does for us.
The great light is now in our lives. He is the same ytdy, tdy and forever. He is here with us where we are watching to this message now.
Surrender your life.
Surrender your life to Jesus- not just possessions. Even if u are a believer say LORD my healthy, body, spirit and soul are all yours. Let go and trust Him. He knows how to take care of His own.
We are not bought w blood of bulls and goats but by blood from God’s Beloved Son. Rest easy because U are His.
We think we need to be in charge or do something for career, finances and family. But the most responsible thing we can do is to surrender. Surrender
everything to Him.
We can’t handle it. It is His problem & He will save us. Faithful to the very end.