Sunday, 25 February 2018

Incarnation to Resurrection, Day fifty


Incarnation to Resurrection

#‎RAD #‎ATEND G-d (Christ) #‎IIC714

Incarnation to Resurrection roughly three and one-half years, in 12 weeks, Sunday through Friday (six days) per week

Day Fifty of Eighty-four:

Even though today we’ll cover many events in Jesus’ Earthly Ministry, through the readings in Matthew, Luke and John, let’s consider just one highlight.  How many of us can relate, in our at-work lives, to Sally Lazy and Larry Sloth?  Neither of them ever spends even 30 seconds after the “work-day” is done, to tidy up.  That “quitting time bell” sounds, and they are off.  Gone like a Greyhound after a hair.  Very rarely are either “on-time” to begin work, and their breaks… good gawd they take liberties.  Seems that both Sally and Larry, are always grumbling, “oh woe is me, my spouse this, my parents that, or my kids”.    

Oi vey, between sick / sickly kids, and spouses who appear to have more gambling, drinking and / or carousing problems than Carter had peanuts, there’s hardly a positive word, or constructive, and efficient action between them once a week, at work.  And the boss man, wow.  Whenever we bring up Larry, or Sally’s tardiness, and the fact that they get paid roughly the same as us, etc., the boss always has some excuses.  “You don’t know all the facts” he says.  “It’s complicated” he says. And the best one, “That’s really none of your business!”, it’s all just so infuriating, right? 

Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 18:10 - 14, that - “If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?  And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.” - verses 12 & 13, ESV.  The Message renders verse 13(ish) as “…doesn’t he make far more over it than over the ninety-nine who stay put?”  Our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ /Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Rabbi Yeshua bar Yosef) spells out something that Peter reaffirms in the Third Chapter of Second Peter, verse 9, that - “…it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” - Matthew 18:14, ESV

So yes, as frustrating as the Larry’s and Sally’s in our lives can be, #JesusBled4Them, and #JesusDied4Them also.  A couple of weeks ago, “Day Thirty-four”, the question was asked - “Does anyone need a doctor?”.  And a few days earlier, on “Day Thirty” we looked at Jesus statement, found in Matthew 9:12, - “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.” - ESV.  In fact, Jesus plainly said, according to Luke 5:32, as was highlighted back on “Day Twelve” that He did - “… not come that [He] may call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Once again, that… that too right there ^ ^ ^ that, my friends, is… GOOD NEWS!

We’ll leave reading the rest of the text for you individually.

I’ve taken the liberty of assembling a weekly chart of daily readings to cover the chronology

Week 8
Matthew 18:10 - 35, Luke 10:1 - 12:12 & John 7 - 10

Day 1  Matthew 18:10-14; Luke 10:1-16;              John 7:1-31

Day 2  Matthew 18:15-20; Luke 10:17-37;               John 7:32-8:11
Day 3  Matthew                Luke 10:38-11:13;            John 8:12-47
Day 4  Matthew                Luke 11-14-26;                John 8:48-9:17
Day 5  Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 11:27-41;               John 9:18-10:6
Day 6  Matthew                Luke 11:42-12:12 ;           John 10:7-42

Week Eight, Day one reading can be found here: http://bit.ly/2CJaFq9 Happy studies

Shalom!

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s Take on, “Incarnation to Resurrection, Day Fifty of Eighty-four” – this 25th day of February 2018 © 2018, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)


Pray for the peace of Jerusalem...

What is #RAD? #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with G-d

#RAD your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour depends on it!

What is #ATEND G-d (Christ)?  Ask me!

What is #IIC714?

II 2nd
C hronicles
7:14

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!

Shalom

Cited or consulted sources and resources


http://bit.ly/1kliLwA, “Bible Hub”

http://bit.ly/1kliTMD, “Bible Gateway”

http://bit.ly/1MzWhEQ, “Bible.org”

http://bit.ly/2qPm835, “Bible.is”

http://bit.ly/2qOVbNd, “The Bible Project”

http://bit.ly/2qP1lg8, “Biblia”

http://bit.ly/2qP26FP, “Bible Study Tools”

http://bit.ly/2qP27JY, “Blue Letter Bible”


Friday, 23 February 2018

Incarnation to Resurrection, Day Forty-eight


Incarnation to Resurrection

#‎RAD #‎ATEND G-d (Christ) #‎IIC714

Incarnation to Resurrection roughly three and one-half years, in 12 weeks, Sunday through Friday (six days) per week

Day Forty-eight of Eighty-four:

Even with the many, many miracles in Jesus’ Earthly Ministry, even with first-hand, eye witnesses being readily available, many folk still rejected Jesus - “Messiah rejected in Samaria” Luke 9:51 - 56.  Jesus said -Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Luke 9:57 - 62, verse 58 ESV  The colourful phraseology in the Message is intriguing - “Jesus was curt: ‘Are you ready to rough it? We’re not staying in the best inns, you know’.”  Do the simple Words of Jesus found in Luke 9:58, ESV, mean Jesus (G-d… The G-d of all creation) was homeless?  Do those simple Words mean, or even imply, that - Jesus puts His face firmly against modern day ‘Prosperity Gospel Teachers’?  I, for one, am not convinced of that.

Continuing, we read a stern warning from Jesus, in Matthew 18:7 - 9 & Mark 9:42 - 49, about the world’s lust for catering to the ongoing temptations to sin.

And once more, as alluded to yesterday, from Luke 9:49 & 50, we read of Jesus Words exhorting His followers, you, (I hope) and me, to basically relax, because - “Anyone Not Against Us Is for Us”, verse 40.

Once again, that… that too right there ^ ^ ^ that, my friends, is… GOOD NEWS!

We’ll leave reading the rest of the text for you individually.

I’ve taken the liberty of assembling a weekly chart of daily readings to cover the chronology

Week 7
Matthew 15:32–18:9; Mark 8–9; Luke 9:18-62

Day 1 Matthew 15:32-16:4     Mark 8:1-13                Luke 9:18-22
Day 2 Matthew 16:5-20          Mark 8:14-30              Luke 9:23-27
Day 3 Matthew 16:21-28        Mark 8:31-9:13           Luke 9:28-36
Day 4 Matthew 17:1-13          Mark 9:14-29              Luke 9:37-42
Day 5 Matthew 17:14-23        Mark 9:30-37              Luke 9:43-50

Day 6 Matthew 17:24-18:9   Mark 9:38-49             Luke 9:51-62

Week Seven, Day six reading can be found here: http://bit.ly/2F2qY6L Happy studies

Shalom!

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s Take on, “Incarnation to Resurrection, Day Forty-eight of Eighty-four” – this 23rd day of February 2018 © 2018, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)


Pray for the peace of Jerusalem...

What is #RAD? #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with G-d

#RAD your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour depends on it!

What is #ATEND G-d (Christ)?  Ask me!

What is #IIC714?

II 2nd
C hronicles
7:14

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!

Shalom

Cited or consulted sources and resources


http://bit.ly/1kliLwA, “Bible Hub”

http://bit.ly/1kliTMD, “Bible Gateway”

http://bit.ly/1MzWhEQ, “Bible.org”

http://bit.ly/2qPm835, “Bible.is”

http://bit.ly/2qOVbNd, “The Bible Project”

http://bit.ly/2qP1lg8, “Biblia”

http://bit.ly/2qP26FP, “Bible Study Tools”

http://bit.ly/2qP27JY, “Blue Letter Bible”


Thursday, 22 February 2018

Incarnation to Resurrection, Day Forty-seven


Incarnation to Resurrection

#‎RAD #‎ATEND G-d (Christ) #‎IIC714

Incarnation to Resurrection roughly three and one-half years, in 12 weeks, Sunday through Friday (six days) per week

Day Forty-seven of Eighty-four:

Today we read of yet more miraculous healing by Jesus.  Who knew that a man for whom the modern-day atheists claim - “never even ever existed” - and a man who did nothing but lead insurrections and anarchy, would be responsible for healing so vary many people?  And yet, Jesus was no doubt a man, 100% through and through.  He was (still is) also 100% G-d!  Amazing right?  Today we once again read of Jesus predicting His soon coming death.  And just what would life be like without prideful bickering… Mark 9:33 - 37; Luke 9:46 - 48, - “…who’s the greatest?”.

And then also in today’s reading we see another profound passage which, among numerous other things, strongly serves to exemplify the need for us to consider - “context” - awesome! In Luke 9:49 & 50 we read these words - “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.” - ESV  This is, in my opinion, a very close second (next to Matthew 7:1) for being one of the most quote-bombed, taken out of context passages, in the entire 66 Books of Canon.  What do I mean by context?  Well, in my Blog from January 10th - “Basic Rules For Interpretation Of Written Text” - I give some more detailed explanations, including these four basic guidelines:

“…words that A) - Come immediately before and after them in each verse; B) - Are within the immediately preceding and subsequent paragraph(s); C) - Are within that specific book.  And finally, when studying the Biblical text, wherein the text is not just from one Book, but indeed from many Books (66 Canonical Books) D) - The context and meaning of the words that make up the entirety of the Bible must be considered…”

In this case by context we’ll look at three passages, one more in Luke and the other two in the remaining two Synoptic Gospels, where the phraseology is similar, yet uniquely distinct.  First, in Matthew 12:30, which we looked at back in Week Four, we read the direct reverse of Luke 9:50 - “Whoever is not with me is against me”. - NIV  Next in Luke 11:23, which we’ll delve into next week, we read - “…who is not with Me is against Me…” - HCSB  And finally in Mark 9:40 , which will be covered within tomorrow’s reading, we read again - “the one who is not against us is for us” - ESV 

Thus, twice we see Jesus being quoted, using a passive stance, saying - “Hey, if they’re not saying, ‘Jesus sucks’, then don’t fret about them!”  While in two other spots we see Jesus stating in a much more active sense, essentially - “Hey, if they ain’t sayin’ ‘Jesus Rocks’, then they oppose, or hate, us.”  An important distinction to consider are the immediate verses, before or after, as applicable, for each verse in question.  In the case of both Mark 9:40 and Luke 9:50, the immediately preceding verses simply show John crying - “Master, we seen these folk that we don’ know, driving out demons In Your Name”.  Clearly not engaging in any action, or behaviour, that anyone might typically deem “un-Christ-like” (except of course maybe for a Pharisee, or two).  But, in the other two verses, Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23, where we see Jesus being a little more ‘in your face, as we can discover Jesus talking about a house divided against itself, and Jesus gets into His teachings on Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost… And that’s a heavy theological point that Theologians far better than I might ever even hope to be, have argued over for nearly two millennia!  Although it is mentioned in my Blog from Friday, 19 January 2018, Day Thirteen.

All of the above considered with, two other passages in mind, John 14:6, which we won’t even be looking at for nearly another four weeks, and what amounts to (in many ways) a continuation of the Gospel of Jesus according to Luke, being Acts 4:12, which is unfortunately not part of this wee trek, from Incarnation to Resurrection.  Both Jesus, and the Early Church Fathers (ECF’s) stated very clearly - “Jesus is the ONLY way” - period!

Once again, that… that too right there ^ ^ ^ that, my friends, is… GOOD NEWS!

We’ll leave reading the rest of the text for you individually.

I’ve taken the liberty of assembling a weekly chart of daily readings to cover the chronology

Week 7
Matthew 15:32–18:9; Mark 8–9; Luke 9:18-62

Day 1 Matthew 15:32-16:4     Mark 8:1-13                Luke 9:18-22
Day 2 Matthew 16:5-20          Mark 8:14-30              Luke 9:23-27
Day 3 Matthew 16:21-28        Mark 8:31-9:13           Luke 9:28-36
Day 4 Matthew 17:1-13          Mark 9:14-29              Luke 9:37-42

Day 5 Matthew 17:14-23      Mark 9:30-37             Luke 9:43-50

Day 6 Matthew 17:24-18:9     Mark 9:38-49              Luke 9:51-62

Week Seven, Day five reading can be found here: http://bit.ly/2EIJcdZ Happy studies

Shalom!

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s Take on, “Incarnation to Resurrection, Day Forty-seven of Eighty-four” – this 22nd day of February 2018 © 2018, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)


Pray for the peace of Jerusalem...

What is #RAD? #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with G-d

#RAD your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour depends on it!

What is #ATEND G-d (Christ)?  Ask me!

What is #IIC714?

II 2nd
C hronicles
7:14

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!

Shalom

Cited or consulted sources and resources


http://bit.ly/1kliLwA, “Bible Hub”

http://bit.ly/1kliTMD, “Bible Gateway”

http://bit.ly/1MzWhEQ, “Bible.org”

http://bit.ly/2qPm835, “Bible.is”

http://bit.ly/2qOVbNd, “The Bible Project”

http://bit.ly/2qP1lg8, “Biblia”

http://bit.ly/2qP26FP, “Bible Study Tools”

http://bit.ly/2qP27JY, “Blue Letter Bible”


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Incarnation to Resurrection, Day Forty-six


Incarnation to Resurrection

#‎RAD #‎ATEND G-d (Christ) #‎IIC714

Incarnation to Resurrection roughly three and one-half years, in 12 weeks, Sunday through Friday (six days) per week

Day Forty-six of Eighty-four:

Today we’ll read, in Matthew 17:1 - 13 of something commonly referred to as - “The Transfiguration”.  In The Message rendering of the passage, speaking of Jesus, we read the phrase “Sunlight poured from his face.”  The ESV renders the passage - “…and his face shone like the sun…” - carrying, I believe, essentially the same message as that from the rendering in The Message (pun very much intended). 

Although I don’t want to completely derail the theme of this 12-week trek through the Gospels, Incarnation to Resurrection, I just can’t help but think “WoW, Mathew 17:2 addresses a very common point of ‘push-back’ from those skeptical of Young Earth Creationism (YEC).  And that push-back is about “sun-light” (Son-Light), or rather the absence thereof.  This absence of sun-light is a point of contention because, in their views, based upon Genesis Chapter One, verses one through 13 the “days” cannot be literal 24-hour days without our sun for the Earth to orbit.  The skeptics argue this point because the sun, Biblically speaking, was not created until Day Four, Genesis Chapter One verses 14 to 19, making it IMPOSSIBLE they claim for the days to be literal 24-hour days.  Once again though I digress, because Jesus is G-d, the absence of sun-light, is easily replaced with, and explained by, Son-Light, as Mathew 17:2 addresses!

And of course today, once more we read of another of Jesus’ numerous miraculous healings,  as recorded in both Mark 9:14 - 29 & Luke 9:37 - 42, so awesome!

Once again, that… that too right there ^ ^ ^ that, my friends, is… GOOD NEWS!

We’ll leave reading the rest of the text for you individually.

I’ve taken the liberty of assembling a weekly chart of daily readings to cover the chronology

Week 7
Matthew 15:32–18:9; Mark 8–9; Luke 9:18-62

Day 1 Matthew 15:32-16:4     Mark 8:1-13                Luke 9:18-22
Day 2 Matthew 16:5-20          Mark 8:14-30              Luke 9:23-27
Day 3 Matthew 16:21-28        Mark 8:31-9:13           Luke 9:28-36

Day 4 Matthew 17:1-13        Mark 9:14-29             Luke 9:37-42

Day 5 Matthew 17:14-23        Mark 9:30-37              Luke 9:43-50
Day 6 Matthew 17:24-18:9     Mark 9:38-49              Luke 9:51-62

Week Seven, Day four reading can be found here: http://bit.ly/2EKWvuN Happy studies

Shalom!

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s Take on, “Incarnation to Resurrection, Day Forty-six of Eighty-four” – this 21st day of February 2018 © 2018, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)


Pray for the peace of Jerusalem...

What is #RAD? #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with G-d

#RAD your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour depends on it!

What is #ATEND G-d (Christ)?  Ask me!

What is #IIC714?

II 2nd
C hronicles
7:14

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!

Shalom

Cited or consulted sources and resources


http://bit.ly/1kliLwA, “Bible Hub”

http://bit.ly/1kliTMD, “Bible Gateway”

http://bit.ly/1MzWhEQ, “Bible.org”

http://bit.ly/2qPm835, “Bible.is”

http://bit.ly/2qOVbNd, “The Bible Project”

http://bit.ly/2qP1lg8, “Biblia”

http://bit.ly/2qP26FP, “Bible Study Tools”

http://bit.ly/2qP27JY, “Blue Letter Bible”