[“The Rich Last, the Poor First”]
(Key word: Kingdom)
|| Luke 9:51
MT19:1 And it occurred after Jesus had completed these words he departed Galilee and came into the area of Judea on the other side of the Jordan river. MT19:2 Large crowds followed Jesus as he cured them there.
 Came into the area of Judea: The last chapter of Messiah’s life begins as he approaches Jerusalem. The prophet Daniel links Messiah’s end with the city of Jerusalem (Daniel 9:24-27).
 Jordan river: Where he began his ministry over three years before.
 Large crowds followed Jesus: News of this scene reaching the Jewish hierarchy must have cause much concern. The Roman occupiers could not ignore thousands of people following one man toward Jerusalem.