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All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, unless otherwise noted, is from the ACP/King James Version. The words in red are those of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those of God the Father and God the Holy Ghost and the words in this sickly EPA greenish color are of satan.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
stand and be healed Matthew 12:9-14
Keyword: The Chronological order of the life of Our Christ
Today we look at the second half a day that must have tried the Lord's patience to no end. First He and His disciples are walking though a field when just because a disciples or two, three or more was hungry the Pharisees decided to test the Lord, but Jesus instead showed them how ignorant they really were.
Later as we will see, these same Pharisees had nothing but wrath and murder in their hearts and showed themselves to be no better than Hitler who put the life of his German Shepard ahead of the lives of 6,000,000 human beings.
9 And when He, Jesus, was departed thence, He went into their synagogue: 10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days?" that they might accuse Him. 11 And He said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. 13 Then saith He to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. Matthew 12:9-13 ACP/KJV
In verses 11&12 we see the Lord questioning the congregation about which is more important a man or an animal. Just as Hitler was kind to his dog, so were these Jews more kind to an animal on the Sabbath than to a man in need of healing.
As we look at the account of the same incidence in the Gospels of Mark and Luke we will add more detail to this Saturday Sabbath service.
1 And He(Jesus) entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. 2 And they(the religious leaders) watched Him, whether He would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse Him. 3 And He saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
4 And He saith unto them(the religious leaders), Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. 5 And when He had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. 6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him. Mark 3:1-6 ACP/KJV
The account in Mark adds some interesting detail. In verse five we see that Jesus was angry when He looked around at the reaction to His questions "Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?" The word 'angry' is translated from the Greek word orge, pronounced or-gay'. It means a lot more than just angry, it means that Jesus looked at them, not only with anger on His face, but condemnation as well. And I believe they knew it.
In verse six we see that the Pharisees who were the religious leaders of the day, went and joined forces with the Herodians, the political Jews who followed Herod the king, looking for a way to destroy Jesus. The Greek word apollumi, pronounced ap-ol'-loo-mee is what is used and translated 'destroy' and destroy is a good translation, for they did not want to simply kill Jesus, they wanted to destroy His reputation, His church, His followers, Him in whole. Just like the preachers today who preach other than salvation through Christ. Who preach other than the divinity of Christ and the sanctity of the Trinity.
Now let us finish our study by looking at the final account in the Gospel of Luke.
6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that He entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched Him, (to see) whether He would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against Him. 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.
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? 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. 11 And they(the scribes and Pharisees and Herodians) were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus. Luke 6:6-11 ACP/KJV
In verse six of Luke we see first a verification that this is the normal weekly Sabbath. Then we find that it was the mans right hand that was withered. In verse seven we see that they watched Him, but that word watched, does not do justice to the Greek word paratereo, pronounced par-at-ay-reh'-o. They did not just watch, the scrutinized His every move, they recorded everything He did just as a lawyer records every word and detail as he or she prepares to persecute some poor soul over money or property. Money or property that, if the lawyer wins in court, will be his or hers. But as we see in verse eight, Jesus displays another proof that He is indeed one with the Father, that He is indeed God, for, He knows their thoughts, He reads their minds. He hears their inner thoughts and communications with the devil.
In verse eleven Luke adds something very important, He records how they "were filled with madness". That word madness comes from the Greek word anoia, pronounced an'-oy-ah, it means a blind hate filled rage, a rage so all inclusive that it causes a person to literally be stupid and unreasoning in their rage. Want to see that rage for yourself? Go find a liberal preacher and quote Scripture on Salvation to him or her. Go join a protest march or vigil at an abortion clinic, or simply think of the hate that a muslim mother and/or father must have for Jews and Christians in order to be so blinded, so stupid, so hate filled that they will strap a bomb to their young son or daughter and then remotely detonate it in an attempt to kill a few strangers, while they kill their own child. Think of the hatred and abortionist must have for God to purposely kill a little human baby trapped in the womb for money.
As we see Jesus interacting with those Jews He knew to be unsaved and unwilling to come to Him, it is almost as if He is toying with them, almost taunting them for their stupidity, ignorance, cruelty and blindness. It reminds me of a time when I was younger, I was toying with a venomous snake with a twelve gauge pump shotgun barrel, knowing that at any time I could kill it. I think Jesus was doing much the same with these religious leaders that were leading His people astray.
Jews today who are to foolish, to blind, to pig headed to turn to the Lord should at least be smart enough to prepare to study my soon to be released study of Ezekiel 37.
Sometime in the not too distant future I want to talk to you men in the Militias, about Luke 20:25 and Matthew 24:24.
Lord, make my faith as that which I perceive the Samaritans to have had. Amen.
As you ponder today's Scripture, ponder also your own relationship with Christ. Are you a Samaritan or are you a Galilean?
Lord give us eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart attuned to Your word.
Men, let us strive to be men who follow Christ, and pray our wives will, as Peter's and Abraham's wives did, simply follow.
Nai erchomai kurios Iesous.
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