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Matthew 21:10-11 Who Is This? – a Question still posed today #2

 

 

“10 And when He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the multitudes were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”” (Mt 21:10-11 NAS)

“These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.” (Joh 12:16 NAS)

“And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”” (Lu 5:21 NAS)

“And those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?”” (Lu 7:49 NAS)

“And Herod said, “I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see Him.” (Lu 9:9 NAS)

“and they spoke, saying to Him, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?”” (Lu 20:2 NAS)

“The Jews therefore answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, seeing that You do these things?”” (Joh 2:18 NAS)

“And he said, “Who art Thou, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,” (Ac 9:5 NAS)

“13  Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He began asking His disciples, saying, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”” (Mt 16:13-14 NAS)

“15  “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. 16 “This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, ’Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ 17 “And the LORD said to me, ’They have spoken well. 18 ’I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 ’And it shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.” (De 18:15-19 NAS)

“And fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!”” (Lu 7:16 NAS)

“Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is the Prophet.”” (Joh 7:40 NAS)

“They *said therefore to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”” (Joh 9:17 NAS)

“22 “Moses said, ’THE LORD GOD SHALL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN; TO HIM YOU SHALL GIVE HEED in everything He says to you. 23 ’And it shall be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’” (Ac 3:22-23 NAS)

“”This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, ’GOD SHALL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN.’” (Ac 7:37 NAS)

“and came and resided in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”” (Mt 2:23 NAS)

“45 Philip *found Nathanael and *said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 And Nathanael *said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip *said to him, “Come and see.”” (Joh 1:45-46 NAS)

“When therefore the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is of a truth the Prophet who is to come into the world.”” (Joh 6:14 NAS)

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In the 16th chapter of Matthew’s gospel the writer told about the time when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi and there he asked his disciples, saying,

“Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

In our previous postings you could see that there where different opinions about this Nazarene master teacher.

“Some say John the Baptizer, some, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”” (Mt 16:13-14 WEB)

In the ancient Hebrew Scriptures was already told that Jehovah as the God of gods would raise up to the people a prophet from the midst of them to whom they had to listen to. It was God Who would raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, and would put His words in his mouth. People remembered what Moses had said to the fathers, that the Most High  God was going to raise up a prophet for the like Moses. When Jesus walked around and taught, he said to the people that he was not just saying his words, but the words his heavenly Father had demanded to bring to the world. He did like it was written

and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. 19 It shall happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” (De 18:15-19 WEB)

Jesus told the people he came to declare the heavenly Father and show His Works. At several occasions people could see the wonderful things he could do. Also when they heard him speaking they became convinced that

“This is truly the prophet.”” (Joh 7:40 WEB)

Remembering the warnings from Moses that people had to listen to that coming prophet in all things whatever he was going to say to them, they got afraid because it was fore-said that

It will be, that every soul that will not listen to that prophet will be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ {#De 18:15,18-19 } (Ac 3:22-23 WEB)

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“Fear took hold of all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited his people!”” (Lu 7:16 WEB)

When Jesus had opened the eyes of a blind man he also had claimed to have seen a prophet. (John 9:17) They knew that speaker and miracle-worker came and lived in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets:

“He will be called a Nazarene.”” (Mt 2:23 WEB)

Remember also how Philip found Nathanael, and said to him,

“We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” (Joh 1:45 WEB)

The many signs which Jesus did made people also to say that this man truly had to be the prophet who comes into the world according to the Scriptures. (John 6:14). The actions and remarks that Jesus gave were not well received by the Pharisees and the scribes who began to reason, saying,

“Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”” (Lu 5:21 WEB)

like others who also questioned

“Who is this who even forgives sins?”” (Lu 7:49 WEB)

Today we also find many who say Jesus has to be God because he forgave sins. They do not understand that Jesus was given authority by God to do that and to act and speak in His name. Jesus also asked his followers to forgive those who would have done some wrong to them. For those who say only God can forgive faults or sins, they either say parents can not forgive their children’s wrong doings and priests can not forgive sins (though in several churches people go into the confession box?!?). Jesus told those around him that he did not do those things from himself but that it was God Who gave him this authority.

In Matthew 21:1–23:39 we find the Messiah who asserts also his authority over Jerusalem. Jesus’ authority over Jerusalem is namely revealed in his triumphal entry (21:1–11), actions in the temple (21:12–17), cursing the fig tree (21:18–22), debates with religious leaders (21:23–22:46), and woes pronounced on the teachers of the law and the Pharisees (23:1–39).

As Jesus enters Jerusalem, the city of the Great King (Psalm 48:1–2), he is acclaimed as the Messiah; but he enters humbly, riding on a donkey (Matthew 21:1–11). He never claimed to be a god (= a high person) and most of all never claimed to be God (the Most High God of Abraham Who he took to be also his God and his heavenly Father). For Jesus it was clear he had to follow the orders of his heavenly Father, the God of Israel,being authorised by Him, Jesus could become the sovereign orchestrator of these events we see unfolding in the city which has to become the capital of the Kingdom.

Coming nearer to a close of the public life of Jesus, with all what happened and being described by Jesus disciple Matthew, we should come to see a full “Portrait of Jesus”. Jesus being the one who is declared by the heavenly Father, the Only One True God, to be His son. He is the true Messiah, Immanuel (one close to God or bringing God with us), son of man but also son of God, King of Israel, and Lord or Master of the church (the Body of Christ). (Matthew 1:1, 23; 2:2; 14:33; 16:16; 18:20; 21:5–9). As God planned it all Jesus made his entrance in “his city” whilst he was being praised and recognised as the “son of David“.

9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Elohim! Hosanna in the highest!”

Some people doubt that the people over-there would have recognised Jesus as the prophet Moses spoke about. Though they gave the impression to see in Jesus a man being sent by, or coming in the Name of the Most High Elohim.

After all the previous things said about Jesus by his disciple Matthew do you came to see who Jesus really is?

Do you come to believe what God Himself said about that man in the river Jordan and on Mount Hermon? That Jesus is His only begotten beloved son. Or do you still think Jesus is God, Who must have come to the earth to do if he was tempted (because God can not be tempted) and to pretend His death (because as an eternal or immortal Spirit Being God can not die)?

How do you react to Jesus’ authority? Do you believe his words? Or do you prefer to follow the words of the people of this world, who for example do not take him as the son of God but worship him as god the son? Or are you merely a detached observer amazed at some aspect of him, not knowing exactly what to think of him?
Do you reject his authority and plead with him in some way to be gone and let you live life on your terms and without his interruption? Or do you think he is the one who you need to plead or pray at?

Do you recognize Jesus’ authority as the sent one from God, or do you oppose him?

Or are you like the disciples, who lived some part of their life with Jesus and came to accept him for what he really is? Or are you like the Pharisees and do not accept the Source of Jesus authority? Do you think Jesus himself is God and then also the Source of his authority, or do you accept that Jesus is a son of man and the son of God, having received authority from that God to whom Jesus also prayed?

You should know, in Christianity, there are lots of people who trust God and believe that He has given the world a son of man for bringing salvation. Those believers in God echo also the words of Peter.

“13  Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He began asking His disciples, saying, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. 19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Christ.” (Mt 16:13-20 NAS)

Also there at that occasion it was the Holy Pneuma Who revealed it to this man, to recognise Jesus as “the Christ and the son of the Living God”. We should believe that saying. We should accept that Jesus is the Christ or Messiah, the Son of the living God. This given “son” came not to be a hero or for liberating the Jews from the Romans. He wanted to fulfil God’s Plan an by offering himself wanted to save his people and deliver them. Offering himself as a Lamb for God, he was impaled and put in a grave. After having died as a sacrifice for sins, he was taken out of the dead by his heavenly Father. Jesus’ resurrection on the third day authenticated who he was and his life, death, and resurrection give hope to all who recognize him and trust in his name. Those who take Jesus as God, still have no proof that man can step out of death. But we as believers in the son of God may live by that precious hope of salvation and resurrection, because the man of flesh and blood, Jesus Christ really stood up from the dead.

Those believing in Jesus shall be able to find peace in their hearts and be at ease.

“”Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28 NAS)

Our heart should not be troubled when we believe in Jehovah God and in His sent one Jeshua or Jesus Christ, the Messiah. When you read the bible regularly and take the words like they are written (forgetting all those false human doctrines) you might know that Jesus is the one who you also may trust. By his and his Father’s Words you shall be able to hear the word of truth, the gospel of your saving health; in whom also after you believed, you shall be sealed with that Holy Spirit of the promise.

“1  “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (Joh 14:1-3 NAS)

“In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation  — having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,” (Eph 1:13 NAS)

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Preceding

More than just a man with authority of speaking

Authority from the One God to one mediator between God and men

Matthew 7:13-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The True Disciple #5 Matthew 7:28-29 – The Crowd’s Reaction

Matthew 9:1-8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Messiah Forgives Sins and Heals Paralytic

Matthew 9:32-34 – How others look at the blind, speechless and demoniac being healed

Matthew 13 – Parables on Kingdom mysteries

Matthew 17:1-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Transfiguration Vision

Matthew 21:1-3 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Sent Ahead for a Donkey

Matthew 21:4-5 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Your King Is Coming upon a Donkey

Matthew 21:6-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Blessed the One Coming in God’s Name!

Matthew 21:10-11 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Who Is This?

Matthew 21:10-11 Who Is This? – a Question still posed today #1

God’s Face shining on His servant

Multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David

10 Nisan An entrance for a king

Vox populi anything but Vox Dei

Demanding signs or denying yourself

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Additional reading

  1. Truth, doubt or blindness
  2. Torah hanging on two commandments and focussing on a Mashiach
  3. The true light in recorded words
  4. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse
  5. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution
  6. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #8 Looking for the 2nd Adam
  7. Which man is mentioned most often in the Bible? Jesus, Moses, Abraham or David?
  8. A rebellious movement founded on a fake?
  9. Fog, brass and light for the eyes
  10. Blindness in the Christian world
  11. Who do you say Jesus is
  12. The sent one from God
  13. Jesus, A way given to find the right way to God
  14. The stone of essential truth
  15. Knowledge of Christ and fear for God
  16. A birthday passed nearly unnoticed
  17. In a few days time it will be 2020 years ago that the Messiah was born
  18. 2020 years ago, the road was opened
  19. 2020 years since
  20. To turn the world into a “vessel” receptive of God
  21. The saviour Jesus his human side
  22. Sayings of Jesus, what to believe and being or not of the devil
  23. The Right One to follow and to worship
  24. For those who believe Jesus is God
  25. The habitual misreading of John 1 and the ‘Word being God’ #1
  26. The habitual misreading of John 1 and the ‘Word being God’ #2
  27. Americans really thinking the Messiah Christ had an English name
  28. Americans their stars, pretension, God, Allah and end of times signs #2 War on God’s Plan, Name and title
  29. That everyone may honour the Son and sent one from God
  30. Thought for Wednesday Believe in the one God has sent
  31. Jesus Messiah
  32. Jesus begotten Son of God #10 Coming down spirit or flesh seed of Eve
  33. Jesus begotten Son of God #14 Beloved Preminent Son and Mediator originating in Mary
  34. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #14 Prayer #12 The other name
  35. Concerning Christ #1 A god or the God, a son of man and son of God
  36. Concerning Christ #2 Divine source, connection and divine human being
  37. Entrance of a king to question our position #1 Coming in the Name of the Lord
  38. Entrance of a king to question our position #2 Who do we want to see and to be
  39. Infinite payment of sin by the son of God
  40. Believing what Jesus says
  41. The Call of Christ
  42. Following a Person or a Belief
  43. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  44. Purification and perfection
  45. Proof of the resurrection of Christ
  46. The resurrected Lord
  47. From nothingness to a growing group of followers of Jeshua 5 What’s in a name
  48. Not being saved by faith in Christ alone
  49. Memorizing wonderfully 42 Equality with God & doing nothing of himself
  50. Memorizing wonderfully 44 Showing the works from his Father
  51. Memorizing wonderfully 46 Believe in the sent one from God, who is the Way to God
  52. Memorizing wonderfully 49 John 17:1-11 The sent one from God and eternal life
  53. Memorizing wonderfully 52 Acts 7:56: the Son of man standing on the right hand of God
  54. Memorizing wonderfully 70: Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God
  55. Doubting and going astray
  56. Background of Faith
  57. Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17)
  58. Trinitarians making their proof for existence of God look ridiculous #7

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Further reading

  1. A Brief introduction to the Gospel of Matthew
  2. Mt 21.1-11 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king
  3. By what authority?
  4. Amazed by Authority
  5. Mt 21.23-27 The authority of Jesus questioned
  6. “The authority of Jesus” by Thomas Schreiner
  7. Jesus’ authority on earth (Matthew 9:2-8)
  8. Do you recognize the king’s authority? (Matthew 9:32-34)
  9. How does Jesus become king? (Matthew 13:53-58)
  10. Question of Jesus’ Authority
  11. Words of Life ~ Author(ity)
  12. That Was Stupid 9-30-18
  13. A King & a Kingdom
  14. Rethinking the great commission
  15. Your Sins Are Forgiven
  16. Gospel Movie Clip (4) – Is the Pardoning of Our Sins Really a Ticket to the Kingdom of Heaven?
  17. Who Is Jesus? (by Shaped by the word)
  18. Who is Jesus? (by Facts are best)

Matthew 17:1-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Transfiguration Vision

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN:
A TRANSFIGURED SON AND AN EMPTY POCKET

[“Glory and Taxes”]
(Key word: “Listen!”)

Matthew 17:1-9 – Transfiguration Vision

|| Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36

MT17:1 Now after six days[1] Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John[2] (the brother of James) and ascended with them to a very secluded place on a tall mountain.[3] MT17:2 And right before them Jesus was metamorphosed[4] – his face illuminated like the sun[5] and his cloak as white light.[6] MT17:3 And, look! they could see Moses and Elijah[7] speaking with Jesus. MT17:4 Peter responded and said to Jesus, “Master, if you wish I shall make three tents[8] – one for you and Moses and Elijah.” MT17:5 Yet while Peter was talking, look! a shining cloud rested over them, and, look! a Voice came from the cloud,[9] saying, “This is my beloved Son whom I approve[10] – listen to him.”[11] MT17:6 Now, hearing this the disciples were frightened and fell on their faces. MT17:7 Jesus approached the disciples and touching them, he said, “Rise and do not be afraid.” MT17:8 But, when the disciples looked up they saw nothing but Jesus himself. MT17:9 Now while descending the mountain Jesus charged[12] the three disciples: “Tell no one[13] about the vision[14] until the Son of Humankind[15] is raised from among those dead.”[16]

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[1] After six days: Mark 9:2 agrees though Luke 9:28 says, “But it happened about eight days after…” Some see the transfiguration as the fulfillment of what the Nazarene said earlier (Matthew 16:28). It ought to be observed that there is nothing in the “vision” which speaks of the arrival of Jesus’ kingdom in power.

[2] Peter, James, and John: Are these the primary foundation stones of the Congregation? Note in Mark 13:3 Andrew is added to a select group among the apostles.

[3] A very secluded place on a tall mountain: Or, KJV: into an high mountain apart; KNX: where they were along; LB: a high and lonely hill. Some believe this is that 9,000-foot mountain nearest Caesar Philippi, Mount Hermon.

[4] Jesus was metamorphosed: The Greek is METAMORPHOTHE. Or, KJV: transfigured; RHM: transformed; WMS: his appearance was changed; PME: his whole appearance changed before their eyes. Note a form of the word at Romans 12:2 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. According to Luke 9:29 this occurred “as he was praying.”

[5] Face illuminated like the sun: Or KJV: his faced did shine as the sun. Compare Daniel 12:3; Matthew 13:43; Revelation 1:14. Note, Exodus 34:29: “Moses did not know that the skin of his face emitted rays.” (NW) It is impossible not to include as a cross reference 2 Corinthians 3:7, 10, 15, 18 and the relationship with the “new covenant.”

[6] His cloak as white light: Or, ASV: garment became white as the light; RIEU: white as light itself. Mark 9:3 adds: “… far whiter than any clothes cleaner on earth could whiten them.” (Revelation 1:16)

[7] Moses and Elijah: Some see these two as representing the Law and the Prophets pointing to Messiah. The three are called “prophets.” The three all fast for 40 days. All three hear the Voice of God. All three are associated with the Name of God. All three are involved in the saving acts of God. Compare Malachi 4:4, 5. See notes on Revelation 11:5, 6.

[8] I shall make three tents: We note the spontaneity of Peter. Perhaps he expects these three to remain during the chilly night. He may create an evening bivouac from boughs and limbs of trees.

[9] Voice came from the cloud: This is the second of three cases where the Voice of God is heard, all in the presence of Jesus (Matthew 3:17; John 12:28). Peter gives his own inspired interpretation of this event at 2 Peter 1:16-18. The Voice is “God the Father.” The main point is the revelation of the “power and presence (PAROUSIA)” of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some wish to make this the second coming or that Parousia future from the days of Jesus and the disciples. (Matthew 24:3; 1 Corinthians 15:23; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 3:13; 4:15; 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 8; James 5:7, 8; 2 Peter 3:4; 1 John 2:28) Others see the parousia here as that first coming of the Nazarene.

[10] This is my beloved Son whom I approve: These are the words heard by John the Baptist and the Nazarene at his baptism (see notes at Matthew 3:17; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22). Peter records the Voice at 2 Peter 1:17. The phrase is similar to a conflate of Psalm 2:7 and Isaiah 42:1. Peter is to quote the context of Psalm 2:7 later at Acts 4:24; and, Paul Psalm 2:7 exactly at Acts 13:33, 34. Both apply Psalm 2 to that period upon the resurrection and ascension of Jesus to heaven as envisioned by Daniel 7:13. It is curious that this is witnessed only by three of the apostles and these are later told not to tell anyone (the other apostles?) of the vision (Matthew 17:9).

[11] Listen to him: Here is the main point of the whole episodic vision: to charge these three apostles to hear or listen in obedience to the Son (Note Hebrews 1:1). Matthew was not present on this occasion so must have learned the details from Peter, James, or John; and this after the resurrection of the Son of Humankind. “Listen” is a word occurring often in the Gospels: Matthew 11:15; 13:9, 18, 43; 15:10; Mark 4:3, 9, 20, 23, 33; 7:14; Luke 8:8, 18; 14:35; John 10:3, 16, 27.

[12] Jesus charged: Or, ASV: commanded; KNX: ward; MOF: ordered.

[13] Tell no one: We may assume this included the other nine apostles. What an awesome charge to confidence – a lesson for many an elder to keep confidentiality. On this matter compare Paul’s own at 2 Corinthians 12:4.

[14] The vision: The appearance of “Moses” and “Elijah” were visionary not the real persons alive. One may ask how these men recognized Moses and Elijah?

[15] Son of Humankind: Search or Find Son of Man or Son of Humankind.

[16] Raised from among those dead: Or, KJV: risen again from the dead; MON: raised from the dead. The dead themselves are not to be raised until, a) the Parousia of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:23); and, b) the end of the Thousand Years (1 Corinthians 15:24; Revelation 20:5).

 

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Preceding

Matthew 16:24-28 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: A Disciple Must Disown Self

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Related

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  6. On a high mountain
  7. On the Mountain
  8. What Happened On The Mountain; Learning Under Jesus
  9. Transfiguration
  10. The Transfiguration
  11. The Transfiguration the Feast of the Transfiguration,
  12. Here We Read About The Wonderful Transfiguration Of Jesus!
  13. The Transfiguration of Our Lord
  14. Divine Glory and Sacrificial Love
  15. God’s Voice is Heard at the Transfiguration
  16. The Glory of Jesus Christ is Revealed at the Transfiguration
  17. They Saw No One but Jesus Only
  18. Does the Father affirm Jesus the Messiah is his Son?
  19. She Reads Truth | Matthew 17 & 18
  20. Transfiguration – Divinization and the Transmigration of Souls
  21. Transfiguring Humanity—Reflections on the Transfiguration of Christ
  22. Moses, Elijah and Jesus (Plus Four) Meet on a Mountain: The Feast of the Transfiguration
  23. The Transfiguration of Christ
  24. The Transfiguration of the Lord
  25. 4. Witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus
  26. Elijah & Elisha
  27. How Not to Be Terrified
  28. Acknowledge the Glory In You
  29. The Disciples’ Response to the Transfiguration

Denn Gott aufgeschrieben, um bis zu einem tugendhaften Leben zu erwecken

 

 

“23  Es ist aber nicht allein seinetwegen geschrieben, dass es ihm angerechnet worden ist, 24 sondern auch unsertwegen, denen es angerechnet werden soll, weil wir an den glauben, welcher Jesus, unsern Herrn, auferweckt hat von den Toten, {#Rö 15:4; Rö 10:9; 1Pe 1:21}” (Römer 4:23-24 ZB_1931)

“Denn alles, was vormals geschrieben worden ist, das ist zu unsrer Belehrung geschrieben, damit wir durch die Standhaftigkeit und durch den Trost der Schriften die Hoffnung haben. {#Rö 4:23 24; 1Kor 10:11; 2Ti 3:16}” (Römer 15:4 ZB_1931)

“16 Jede von Gottes Geist eingegebene Schrift ist auch nütze zur Lehre, zur Überführung (des Sünders), zur Besserung, zur Erziehung in der Gerechtigkeit, {##2Pe 1:19-21} 17 damit der Mensch Gottes vollkommen sei, zu jedem guten Werke völlig ausgerüstet.” (2 Timotheus 3:16-17 ZB_1931)

“19  und so ist uns das prophetische Wort, das wir haben, fester geworden, und ihr tut gut, darauf zu achten als auf ein Licht, das an einem dunkeln Orte scheint, bis der Tag anbricht und der Morgenstern aufgeht in euren Herzen, 20 indem ihr dies zuerst erkennt, dass keine Weissagung der Schrift durch (des Propheten) eigne Deutung (der Zukunft) zustande kommt. 21 Denn niemals ist eine Weissagung durch menschlichen Willen hervorgebracht worden, sondern durch den heiligen Geist getrieben haben Menschen von Gott aus geredet. {##2Ti 3:16 17; 1Pe 1:10-12}” (2 Petrus 1:19-21 ZB_1931)

“den der Himmel aufnehmen muss bis zu den Zeiten der Herstellung alles dessen, was Gott durch den Mund seiner heiligen, von Ewigkeit her ausgesandten Propheten geredet hat. {#Apg 1:11; Kol 3:1; 1Kor 15:25 28}” (Apostelgescht 3:21 ZB_1931)

“Diese Worte redete der Herr auf dem Berge zu eurer ganzen Gemeinde, mitten aus dem Feuer, dem Gewölk und Dunkel, mit lauter Stimme, und weiter nichts. Und er schrieb sie auf zwei steinerne Tafeln und gab sie mir. {##2Mo 31:18}” (5Mose 5:22 ZB_1931)

“8 Und du sollst alle Worte dieses Gesetzes recht deutlich auf die Steine schreiben. 9 Und Mose, samt den levitischen Priestern, sprach zu ganz Israel also: Sei stille und höre, Israel! Heute bist du zum Volke des Herrn, deines Gottes, geworden. 10 Darum sollst du auf das Wort des Herrn, deines Gottes, hören und tun nach seinen Geboten und Satzungen, die ich dir heute gebe.” (5Mose 27:8-10 ZB_1931)

“2 Der Geist des Herrn redet in mir, /und sein Wort ist auf meiner Zunge. / 3 Gesprochen hat der Gott Jakobs, /zu mir geredet der Fels Israels: /Wer gerecht herrscht über die Menschen, /wer herrscht in der Furcht Gottes, / 4 der strahlt wie das Licht am Morgen, /wie die Morgensonne ohne Wolken, /die nach dem Regen Grün aus der Erde sprossen lässt. /{V. 4-7: Versreihenfolge in Originalüs: V 4: 6: 7: 5}” (2 Samuel 23:2-4 ZB_1931)

“Ist nicht mein Wort wie ein Feuer und wie ein Hammer, der Felsen zerschmettert? {#Heb 4:12}” (Jeremia 23:29 ZB_1931)

“Da hob er an und sprach zu mir: {die wirkliche Fortsetzung zu V. 6a folgt augenscheinlich erst in V. 10b-14, während die V. 6b-10a ein selbständiges Stück bilden.} Dies ist das Wort des Herrn über Serubbabel: Nicht durch Heeresmacht und nicht durch Gewalt, sondern durch meinen Geist! spricht der Herr der Heerscharen. {#Hag 2:5}” (Sacharja 4:6 ZB_1931)

“Sie machten ihr Herz hart wie Diamant, sodass sie die Weisung und die Worte nicht hörten, die der Herr der Heerscharen durch seinen Geist mittelst der frühern Propheten sandte. So kam denn vom Herrn der Heerscharen ein gewaltiger Zorn (über sie). {#Jes 48:4; Jer 5:3}” (Sacharja 7:12 ZB_1931)

“David selbst hat durch den heiligen Geist gesagt: “Der Herr sprach zu meinem Herrn: /Setze dich zu meiner Rechten, /bis ich hinlege deine Feinde/unter deine Füsse!” {#Ps 110:1}” (Markus 12:36 ZB_1931)

“Ihr Brüder, das Schriftwort musste erfüllt werden, das der heilige Geist durch den Mund Davids im voraus gesagt hat über Judas, der denen, die Jesus gefangennahmen, zum Führer wurde. {#Ps 41:9; Joh 13:18; Mt 26:23; Lu 22:47}” (Apostelgescht 1:16 ZB_1931)

“Gott aber hat das, was er durch den Mund aller Propheten vorherverkündigt hat, dass nämlich sein Christus leiden werde, auf diese Weise erfüllt. {#Lu 24:25-27; Jes 53:5}” (Apostelgescht 3:18 ZB_1931)

“(12:14) Und durch einen Propheten führte der Herr Israel aus Ägypten herauf, und durch einen Propheten ward es behütet.” (Hosea 12:13 ZB_1931)

“Das ist mein Trost in meinem Elend, /dass deine Verheissung mich am Leben erhält. /” (Psalmen 119:50 ZB_1931)

“Denn eine Leuchte ist das Gebot und die Weisung ein Licht, /und ein Weg des Lebens sind Rüge und Zucht, /{#Ps 119:105}” (Sprüche 6:23 ZB_1931)

“der aber Gnade übt bis ins tausendste Geschlecht an den Kindern derer, die mich lieben und meine Gebote halten.” (2 Mose 20:6 ZB_1931)

“Da sprach der Herr zu Mose: Steige herauf zu mir auf den Berg und bleibe daselbst, dass ich dir die steinernen Tafeln gebe, die Gesetze und Gebote, die ich aufgeschrieben habe, sie zu unterweisen.” (2 Mose 24:12 ZB_1931)

“Tue getreu deine Pflicht gegen den Herrn, deinen Gott, indem du in seinen Wegen wandelst und seine Satzungen und Gebote, seine Rechte und Verordnungen hältst, wie im Gesetze Moses geschrieben steht, auf dass du Glück habest in allem, was du tust, und überall, wohin du dich wendest, {#Jos 1:7}” (1 Könige 2:3 ZB_1931)

“Und euer Herz soll ganz dem Herrn, unserm Gott, gehören, sodass ihr in seinen Satzungen wandelt und seine Gebote haltet wie an diesem Tage.” (1 Könige 8:61 ZB_1931)

“oder sagt er es ganz und gar um unsertwillen? Um unsertwillen nämlich steht geschrieben, dass der Pflügende auf Hoffnung hin pflügen soll und der Dreschende auf Hoffnung hin (dreschen soll), dass er Anteil (am Ertrag) erhalte. {#Jak 5:7}” (1 Korinther 9:10 ZB_1931)

“Dies aber widerfuhr jenen als Exempel; geschrieben aber wurde es zur Warnung für uns, denen das Ende der Welt nahe bevorsteht. {#Rö 15:4; Heb 4:11; 1Pe 4:7}” (1 Korinther 10:11 ZB_1931)

“denn wen der Herr liebhat, den züchtigt er/wie ein Vater den Sohn, dem er wohlwill. {#Hio 5:17; Off 3:19}” (Sprüche 3:12 ZB_1931)

“festhaltend an dem der Lehre entsprechenden, zuverlässigen Wort, damit er imstande sei, auf Grund der gesunden Lehre sowohl zu ermahnen als auch die Widersprechenden zu überführen. {##2Ti 4:2}” (Titus 1:9 ZB_1931)

“Unzüchtige, Knabenschänder, Sklavenhändler, Lügner, Meineidige, und wenn sonst etwas der gesunden Lehre entgegensteht, {##1Ti 6:3; 1Kor 6:9-11}” (1 Timotheus 1:10 ZB_1931)

“WENN jemand (dem Evangelium) Fremdes lehrt und nicht gesunden Worten, (nämlich) denen unsres Herrn Jesus Christus, und der Lehre beitritt, die der Frömmigkeit gemäss ist, {#Ga 1:6-9; 2Ti 1:13}” (1 Timotheus 6:3 ZB_1931)

“Halte fest am Vorbild der gesunden Worte, die du von mir gehört hast, im Glauben und in der Liebe, die in Christus Jesus ist! {##1Ti 6:3; Tit 2:1}” (2 Timotheus 1:13 ZB_1931)

“Dieses Zeugnis ist wahr; und aus diesem Grunde überführe sie mit Strenge, damit sie gesund werden im Glauben {##2Ti 4:2}” (Titus 1:13 ZB_1931)

“und habt den Zuspruch vergessen, der zu euch wie zu Söhnen redet: “Mein Sohn, achte die Züchtigung des Herrn nicht gering/und verzage nicht, wenn du von ihm gestraft wirst; /{V. 5-6: #Spr 3:11 12; Hio 5:17; Off 3:19; 1Kor 11:32}” (Hebräer 12:5 ZB_1931)

“Seine Jünger erinnerten sich, dass geschrieben steht: “Der Eifer für dein Haus wird mich verzehren.” {#Ps 69:9}” (Johannes 2:17 ZB_1931)

“Der Geist ist es, der lebendig macht, das Fleisch hilft nichts; die Worte, die ich zu euch geredet habe, sind Geist und sind Leben. {##2Kor 3:6}” (Johannes 6:63 ZB_1931)

“23 Jesus antwortete und sprach zu ihm: Wenn jemand mich liebt, wird er mein Wort halten, und mein Vater wird ihn lieben, und wir werden zu ihm kommen und Wohnung bei ihm machen. {V. 21; #Mt 18:20; 2Kor 6:16; Eph 3:17-19} 24 Wer mich nicht liebt, befolgt meine Worte nicht. Und das Wort, das ihr hört, ist nicht mein, sondern des Vaters, der mich gesandt hat. {#Joh 7:16 17} 25  Dies habe ich zu euch geredet, während ich noch bei euch bin. 26 Der Beistand {s. Anm. zu V. 16.} aber, der heilige Geist, den der Vater in meinem Namen senden wird, der wird euch alles lehren und euch an alles erinnern, was ich euch gesagt habe. {V. 16; #Mt 10:19 20} 27 Frieden lasse ich euch zurück, meinen Frieden gebe ich euch. Nicht wie die Welt gibt, gebe ich euch. Euer Herz lasse sich nicht beunruhigen und verzage nicht! {V. 1; #Joh 16:33; Php 4:7; Rö 5:1} 28  Ihr habt gehört, dass ich euch gesagt habe: Ich gehe hin und komme zu euch. Wenn ihr mich liebtet, hättet ihr euch gefreut, dass ich zum Vater gehe; denn der Vater ist grösser als ich. {V. 3 18 23} 29 Und jetzt habe ich es euch gesagt, ehe es geschieht, damit ihr glaubt, wenn es geschehen ist. {#Joh 13:19; Joh 16:4; Mt 24:25} 30 Ich werde nicht mehr vieles mit euch reden; denn es kommt der Fürst der Welt. Und an mir findet er nichts; {#Joh 12:31; Joh 16:11; Eph 2:2} 31 aber die Welt soll erkennen, dass ich den Vater liebe und so tue, wie mir der Vater geboten hat. (Darum) stehet auf, lasset uns von hier weggehen! {#Joh 10:18; Mt 26:46}” (Johannes 14:23-31 ZB_1931)

“Da antwortete ihnen Jesus und sprach: Meine Lehre ist nicht mein, sondern dessen, der mich gesandt hat; {#Joh 8:26 28; Joh 12:49; Joh 14:24}” (Johannes 7:16 ZB_1931)

“Denn ich habe nicht von mir aus geredet, sondern der Vater, der mich gesandt hat, er hat mir Auftrag gegeben, was ich sagen und was ich reden soll. {#Joh 8:26 28}” (Johannes 12:49 ZB_1931)

“10 Glaubst du nicht, dass ich im Vater (bin) und der Vater in mir ist? Die Worte, die ich euch sage, rede ich nicht von mir aus; der Vater aber tut seine Werke, indem er bleibend in mir ist. {#Joh 12:49} 11 Glaubet mir, dass ich im Vater bin und der Vater in mir ist; wo nicht, so glaubet es (doch) um der Werke selbst willen! {#Joh 10:25 38} 12  Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch: Wer an mich glaubt, der wird die Werke, die ich tue, auch tun und wird grössere als diese tun; denn ich gehe zum Vater, {#Mt 17:20; Apg 2:41} 13 und was ihr in meinem Namen erbitten werdet, das werde ich tun, damit der Vater im Sohn verherrlicht wird. {#Joh 15:7; Mr 11:24} 14 Wenn ihr in meinem Namen etwas erbitten werdet, {and. alte Textzeugen haben: “Wenn ihr mich in meinem Namen um etwas bitten werdet, werde ich es tun.”} werde ich es tun. {#Joh 16:23 24; 1Jo 5:14 15} 15  Wenn ihr mich liebt, werdet ihr meine Gebote halten, {#Joh 15:10; 1Jo 5:3} 16 und ich werde den Vater bitten, und er wird euch einen andern Beistand {im Grundtext: “Paraklet,” d.h. w: “ein (zur Hilfe) Herbeigerufener”; damit ist gemeint ein Rechtsbeistand o Fürsprecher} geben, damit er in Ewigkeit bei euch sei, {V. 26; #Joh 15:26; Joh 16:7; 1Jo 2:1} 17 den Geist der Wahrheit, den die Welt nicht empfangen kann, weil sie ihn nicht sieht und nicht erkennt. Ihr erkennt ihn, weil er bei euch bleibt und in euch sein wird. {#Joh 16:13; Mt 10:20; Rö 8:26} 18  Ich werde euch nicht verwaist zurücklassen; ich komme zu euch. {#Mt 28:20}” (Johannes 14:10-18 ZB_1931)

“Indem sie aber untereinander uneins waren, brachen sie auf, nachdem Paulus (noch) den einen Ausspruch getan hatte: Trefflich hat der heilige Geist durch den Propheten Jesaja zu euren Vätern geredet,” (Apostelgescht 28:25 ZB_1931)

“10  IM übrigen werdet gekräftigt im Herrn und in der Macht seiner Stärke! {##1Kor 16:13} 11 Ziehet die ganze Waffenrüstung Gottes an, damit ihr den listigen Anschlägen des Teufels standhalten könnt! {##1Pe 5:8 9; 2Kor 10:4} 12 Denn unser Ringkampf geht nicht wider Fleisch und Blut, sondern wider die Gewalten, wider die Mächte, wider die Beherrscher dieser Welt der Finsternis, wider die Geisterwesen der Bosheit in den himmlischen Regionen. {#Eph 2:2; Lu 22:31; Hio 1:6} 13 Darum ergreifet die ganze Waffenrüstung Gottes, damit ihr am bösen Tage Widerstand leisten und alles vollbringen und standhalten könnt! 14 So haltet nun stand, an euren Lenden gegürtet mit Wahrheit und angetan mit dem Panzer der Gerechtigkeit {#Lu 12:35; 1Pe 1:13; 1Th 5:8; Jes 11:5} 15 und beschuht an den Füssen mit Bereitschaft für das Evangelium des Friedens, {#Jes 52:7} 16 und ergreifet bei dem allem den Schild des Glaubens, mit dem ihr alle feurigen Pfeile des Bösen werdet löschen können! {#Spr 30:5; Ps 91:5} 17 Und nehmet an euch den Helm des Heils und das Schwert des Geistes, welches das Wort Gottes ist! {##1Th 5:8; Heb 4:12; Jes 59:17}” (Epheser 6:10-17 ZB_1931)

“wir aber, die wir dem Tage angehören, wollen nüchtern sein, angetan mit dem Panzer des Glaubens und der Liebe und mit der Hoffnung des Heils als (wie mit einem) Helm. {#Eph 6:14-17; Jes 59:17}” (1 Thessalonich 5:8 ZB_1931)

“Der Geist ist es, der lebendig macht, das Fleisch hilft nichts; die Worte, die ich zu euch geredet habe, sind Geist und sind Leben. {##2Kor 3:6}” (Johannes 6:63 ZB_1931)

“Denn das Wort Gottes ist lebendig und wirksam und schärfer als jedes zweischneidige Schwert und hindurchdringend bis zur Scheidung von Gelenken und Mark der Seele und des Geistes und ein Richter der Gedanken und der Gesinnung des Herzens; {#Eph 6:17; Jer 23:29}” (Hebräer 4:12 ZB_1931)

“der braucht seinen Vater und seine Mutter nicht zu ehren; und so habt ihr das Wort Gottes eurer Überlieferung wegen ungültig gemacht.” (Matthäus 15:6 ZB_1931)

“und macht damit das Wort Gottes ungültig durch eure Überlieferung, die ihr überliefert habt; und Ähnliches der Art tut ihr viel.” (Markus 7:13 ZB_1931)

“denn nicht aus vergänglichem Samen, sondern aus unvergänglichem seid ihr wiedergeboren durch Gottes lebendiges und bleibendes Wort. {#Joh 1:13; Jak 1:18}” (1 Petrus 1:23 ZB_1931)

“DIE Apostel nun und die Brüder, die in Judäa waren, hörten, dass auch die Heiden das Wort Gottes angenommen hatten. {#Apg 10:44-48; 1Th 2:13; Apg 8:14; V 22}” (Apostelgescht 11:1 ZB_1931)

“UND deshalb danken auch wir Gott unablässig, dass ihr das von uns gepredigte Wort Gottes, als ihr es empfingt, aufgenommen habt nicht als Wort von Menschen, sondern, wie es (das) in Wahrheit ist, als Wort Gottes, das in euch, den Gläubigen, auch wirksam ist. {##1Th 1:2}” (1 Thessalonich 2:13 ZB_1931)

“Denn das sagen wir euch als ein Wort des Herrn, dass wir, die wir leben, die wir bis zur Wiederkunft des Herrn übrigbleiben, den Entschlafenen nicht zuvorkommen werden. {##1Kor 15:23 51}” (1 Thessalonich 4:15 ZB_1931)

“Nach seinem Willen hat er uns durch das Wort der Wahrheit geboren, damit wir gleichsam Erstlinge seiner Geschöpfe wären. {##1Pe 1:23}” (Jakobus 1:18 ZB_1931)

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Reformation II: Die Hochachtung der Heiligen Schrift

Chicago-Erklärung – Artikel I

Lukas 16, 31

Hebräer 4,12-13

True God giving His Word for getting wisdom

 

 

Psalm 19:1 The heavens are declaring the glory of God;+ The skies above* proclaim the work of his hands.+

Exodus 20: 1-3: 1 Then God spoke all these words:+ 2 “I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.+ You must not have any other gods besides me.*+

Isaiah 7: 7: “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “It will not succeed, Nor will it take place.

Jeremiah 1: 9:Then Jehovah stretched out his hand and touched my mouth.+ And Jehovah said to me: “I have put my words in your mouth.+

John 14: 10: 10 Do you not believe that I am in union with the Father and the Father is in union with me?+ The things I say to you I do not speak of my own originality,+ but the Father who remains in union with me is doing his works.

Ephesians 6: 17: 17 Also, accept the helmet of salvation,+ and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word,+

Exodus 3: He went on to say: “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham,+ the God of Isaac,+ and the God of Jacob.”+ Then Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at the true God.

1 John 5:20: 20 But we know that the Son of God has come,+ and he has given us insight* so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true,+ by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting.+

Revelation 4:11“You are worthy, Jehovah* our God, to receive the glory+ and the honor+ and the power,+ because you created all things,+ and because of your will they came into existence and were created.”

Exodus 6: Then God said to Moses: “I am Jehovah. And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty,+ but with regard to my name Jehovah+ I did not make myself known to them.+

Job 22:13-14: 13 But you have said: ‘What does God really know? Can he judge through thick gloom?14 Clouds screen him off so that he does not see As he walks about on the vault* of heaven.’

Nehemiah 9: 5-6: And the Levites Jeshʹu·a, Kadʹmi·el, Baʹni, Hash·ab·neiʹah, She·re·biʹah, Ho·diʹah, Sheb·a·niʹah, and Peth·a·hiʹah said: “Stand up and praise Jehovah your God throughout all eternity.*+ And let them praise your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

Psalms 50: 7-17: “Listen, O my people, and I will speak;Israel, I will bear witness against you.+ I am God, your God.+ I do not reprove you because of your sacrifices, Nor because of your whole burnt offerings that are constantly before me.+ I do not need to take a bull from your house,Nor goats* from your pens.+10 For every wild animal of the forest is mine,+ Even the beasts upon a thousand mountains. 11 I know every bird of the mountains;+ The countless animals of the field are mine. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you, For the productive land and everything in it is mine.+ 13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls And drink the blood of goats?+ 14 Offer thanksgiving as your sacrifice to God,+ And pay your vows to the Most High;+ 15 Call on me in the time of distress.+ I will rescue you, and you will glorify me.”+ 16 But God will say to the wicked: “What right do you have to relate my regulations+ Or to speak about my covenant?+ 17 For you hate discipline,* And you keep turning your back on my words.*+

Ephesians 4:11-1411 And he gave some as apostles,+ some as prophets,+ some as evangelizers,*+ some as shepherds and teachers,+ 12 with a view to the readjustment* of the holy ones, for ministerial work, to build up the body of the Christ,+ 13 until we all attain to the oneness* of the faith and of the accurate knowledge of the Son of God, to being a full-grown* man,+ attaining the measure of stature that belongs to the fullness of the Christ. 14 So we should no longer be children, tossed about as by waves and carried here and there by every wind of teaching+ by means of the trickery of men, by means of cunning in deceptive schemes.

1 Corinthians 2: 1,9-10, 14-16: 1 So when I came to you, brothers, I did not come with extravagant speech+ or wisdom declaring the sacred secret+ of God to you. But just as it is written: “Eye has not seen and ear has not heard, nor have there been conceived in the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”+ 10 For it is to us God has revealed them+ through his spirit,+ for the spirit searches into all things, even the deep things of God.+

14 But a physical man does not accept* the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know them, because they are examined spiritually. 15 However, the spiritual man examines all things,+ but he himself is not examined by any man. 16 For “who has come to know the mind of Jehovah,* so that he may instruct him?”+ But we do have the mind of Christ.+

Isaiah 40:13: 13 Who has taken the measurements of* the spirit of Jehovah, And who can instruct him as his adviser?+

Ephesians 3:5, 6: In other generations this secret was not made known to the sons of men as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by spirit,+ namely, that people of the nations should, in union with Christ Jesus and through the good news, be joint heirs and fellow members of the body+ and partakers with us of the promise.

Colossians 2:2: This is so that their hearts may be comforted+ and that they may be harmoniously joined together in love+ and may have all the riches that result from the full assurance of their understanding, in order to gain an accurate knowledge of the sacred secret of God, namely, Christ.+

Proverbs 23: Do not speak in the ears of the stupid one,+ For he will despise the wisdom of your words.+

2 Samuel 23:2: The spirit of Jehovah spoke through me;+ His word was on my tongue.+

Acts 1:16: 16 “Men, brothers, it was necessary for the scripture to be fulfilled that the holy spirit spoke prophetically through David about Judas,+ who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.+

Acts 28:25: 25 So because they disagreed with one another, they began to leave, and Paul made this one comment: “The holy spirit aptly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your forefathers,

1 Peter 1:11: 11 They kept on investigating what particular time or what season the spirit within them was indicating concerning Christ+ as it testified beforehand about the sufferings meant for Christ+ and about the glory that would follow.

2 Peter 1:21:21 For prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will,+ but men spoke from God as they were moved* by holy spirit.+

John 14:26: 26 But the helper, the holy spirit, which the Father will send in my name, that one will teach you all things and bring back to your minds all the things I told you.+

2 Timothy 3: 16-17: 16 All Scripture is inspired of God+ and beneficial for teaching,+ for reproving, for setting things straight,* for disciplining in righteousness,+ 17 so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

1 Thessalonians 2: 13: 13 Indeed, that is why we also thank God unceasingly,+ because when you received God’s word, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but, just as it truthfully is, as the word of God, which is also at work in you believers.

Romans 15:4: For all the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction,+ so that through our endurance+ and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope.+

1 Corinthians 10:11: 11 Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for a warning to us+ upon whom the ends of the systems of things have come.

Psalm 119:49, 50: 49 Remember your word* to your servant, Through which you give me hope.* 50 This is my comfort in my affliction,+ For your saying has preserved me alive.

Proverbs 4: 7-9: Wisdom is the most important* thing,+ so acquire wisdom, And with all you acquire, acquire understanding.Highly esteem it, and it will exalt you.+ It will honor you because you embrace it.+ It will place an attractive wreath on your head; It will adorn you with a crown of beauty.”

Proverbs 15:14: 14 The understanding heart seeks knowledge,+ But the mouth of the stupid feeds on* foolishness.+

Matthew 13:23: 23 As for the one sown upon the fine soil, this is the one hearing the word and getting the sense of it, who really does bear fruit and produces, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.”+

Hebrews 5:14: 14 But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their powers of discernment* trained to distinguish both right and wrong.

Daniel 1:17: 17 And the true God gave these four youths* knowledge and insight into every kind of writing and wisdom; and Daniel was given understanding in all sorts of visions and dreams.+

Proverbs 21: 30 There is no wisdom, nor discernment, nor counsel in opposition to Jehovah.+

Proverbs 19: 21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart, But the counsel* of Jehovah is what will prevail.+

2 Timothy 2: 7-10: Give constant thought to what I am saying; the Lord will give you understanding* in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ was raised up from the dead+ and was David’s offspring,*+ according to the good news I preach,+ for which I am suffering and being imprisoned as a criminal.+ Nevertheless, the word of God is not bound.+ 10 For this reason I go on enduring all things for the sake of the chosen ones,+ so that they too may obtain the salvation that is through Christ Jesus, along with everlasting glory. 

John 17: This means everlasting life,+ their coming to know you,* the only true God,+ and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.+

1 John 5: 20 But we know that the Son of God has come,+ and he has given us insight* so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true,+ by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting.+

1 Timothy 2: 2-4: concerning kings and all those who are in high positions,*+ so that we may go on leading a calm and quiet life with complete godly devotion and seriousness.+ This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God,+ whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved+ and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

 

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Wahren Gott gibt sein Wort für immer Weisheit

 

 

Psalm 19:1 Die Himmel verkünden die Herrlichkeit Gottes;*+ Und die Ausdehnung tut das Werk seiner Hände kund.+

2. Mose 20: 1-3: Und Gott redete dann alle diese Worte*, indem [er] sprach:+ 2 „Ich bin Jehova, dein Gott,*+ der ich dich aus dem Land Ägypten, aus dem Sklavenhaus, herausgeführt habe.+ Du sollst keine anderen Götter*+ wider mein Angesicht* haben.

Jesaja 7: 7: Dies ist, was der Souveräne Herr Jehova gesagt hat: „Es wird nicht bestehen, noch wird es geschehen.+

Jeremia 1:9:Darauf streckte Jehova seine Hand aus und ließ sie meinen Mund berühren.+ Dann sprach Jehova zu mir: „Siehe, ich habe meine Worte in deinen Mund gelegt.+

Johannes 14: 10: 10 Glaubst du nicht, daß ich in Gemeinschaft bin mit dem Vater und der Vater in Gemeinschaft ist mit mir?+ Die Dinge, die ich zu euch spreche, rede ich nicht aus* mir selbst; sondern der Vater, der in Gemeinschaft mit mir bleibt, tut seine Werke.+

Epheser 6:17: 17 Auch nehmt den Helm+ der Rettung und das Schwert+ des Geistes+, das ist Gottes Wort,+ entgegen,

2. Mose 3Und er sprach weiter: „Ich bin der Gott deines Vaters*, der Gott Abrahams, der Gott Ịsa·aks und der Gott Jakobs.“+ Dann verbarg Moses sein Angesicht, denn er fürchtete sich, den [wahren] Gott* anzuschauen.

1. Johannes 5 :2020 Wir wissen aber, daß der Sohn Gottes gekommen ist,+ und er hat uns verstandesmäßig+ befähigt,* den Wahrhaftigen zu erkennen.+ Und wir sind in Gemeinschaft+ mit dem Wahrhaftigen durch seinen Sohn Jesus Christus. Dies ist der wahre+ Gott und ewiges Leben.+

Offenbarung 4: 11 „Du bist würdig, Jehova*, ja du, unser Gott, die Herrlichkeit+ und die Ehre+ und die Macht zu empfangen,+ weil du alle Dinge erschaffen hast,+ und deines Willens+ wegen existierten sie und wurden sie erschaffen.“+

2. Mose 6Und Gott* fuhr fort, zu Moses zu reden und zu ihm zu sprechen: „Ich bin Jehova.+

Hiob 22 :13-14: 13 Und doch hast du gesagt: ‚Was weiß Gott* wirklich? Kann er durch dichtes Dunkel richten? 14 Wolken sind für ihn ein Versteck, so daß er nicht sieht, Und am Himmelsgewölbe wandelt er umher.‘

Nehemia 9: 5-6:

Und die Levịten Jeschụa und Kạdmiël, Bạni, Haschabnẹja, Scherẹbja, Hodịja, Schebạnja [und] Pethạchja sprachen dann: „Erhebt euch, segnet+ Jehova, euren Gott, von unabsehbarer Zeit bis auf unabsehbare Zeit.+ Und möge man deinen herrlichen Namen segnen,+ der erhaben ist über alle Segnung und Lobpreisung. Du bist Jehova, [du] allein;+ du selbst hast die Himmel gemacht,+ [ja] die Himmel der Himmel, und all ihr Heer,+ die Erde+ und alles, was darauf ist,+ die Meere+ und alles, was darin ist;+ und du erhältst sie alle am Leben; und das Heer+ der Himmel beugt sich vor dir nieder.

Psalms 50: 7-17: „Höre zu, o mein Volk, und ich will reden,+ O Israel, und ich will Zeugnis gegen dich ablegen.*+ Ich bin Gott, dein Gott. Nicht hinsichtlich deiner Schlachtopfer weise ich dich zurecht+ Noch [hinsichtlich] deiner Ganzbrandopfer, [die] beständig vor mir [sind]. Ich will nicht aus deinem Haus einen Stier nehmen,+ Aus deinen Hürden Ziegenböcke. 10 Denn mir gehört jedes wildlebende Tier des Waldes,+ Die Tiere auf tausend Bergen.+ 11 Mir ist jedes geflügelte Geschöpf der Berge gut bekannt,+ Und das Tiergewimmel des freien Feldes ist bei mir.+ 12 Wäre ich hungrig, ich würde es dir nicht sagen; Denn mir gehört das ertragfähige Land*+ und seine Fülle.+ 13 Soll ich das Fleisch von starken [Stieren] essen,+ Und soll ich das Blut von Ziegenböcken trinken?+ 14 Bring als dein Schlachtopfer Gott Dank* dar,+ Und bezahl dem Höchsten deine Gelübde;+ 15 Und rufe mich an am Tag der Bedrängnis.+ Ich werde dich befreien, und du wirst mich verherrlichen+.“ 16 Aber zu dem Bösen wird Gott sagen müssen:+ „Welches Recht hast du, meine Bestimmungen aufzuzählen+ Und meinen Bund* in deinem Mund zu führen?+ 17 Ja du — du hast Zucht gehaßt,+ Und du wirfst meine Worte ständig hinter dich.+

Epheser 4:1111 Und er gab einige als Apostel+, einige als Propheten+, einige als Evangeliumsverkündiger*+, einige als Hirten und Lehrer+,

1. Korinther 2: 1,9-10, 14-16: Und so kam ich denn, Brüder, als ich zu euch kam, nicht mit übertriebener Rede[kunst]*+ oder Weisheit, um euch das heilige Geheimnis+ Gottes zu verkünden. Sondern so wie geschrieben steht: „Was [das] Auge nicht gesehen und [das] Ohr nicht gehört hat noch im Herzen eines Menschen aufgekommen ist, die Dinge, die Gott denen bereitet hat, die ihn lieben.“+ 10 Denn uns hat Gott sie durch seinen Geist+ geoffenbart,+ denn der Geist+ erforscht alle Dinge, selbst die tiefen+ Dinge Gottes.14 Ein physischer* Mensch aber nimmt die Dinge des Geistes Gottes nicht an, denn sie sind ihm Torheit; und er kann [sie] nicht erkennen,+ weil sie geistig beurteilt werden. 15 Der Geistesmensch*+ dagegen beurteilt tatsächlich alle Dinge, er selbst aber wird von keinem Menschen beurteilt.+ 16 Denn „wer hat den Sinn Jehovas* kennengelernt,+ daß er ihn unterweise“?+ Wir aber haben Christi* Sinn+.

Jesaja 40:13: 13 Wer hat den Geist Jehovas bemessen, und wer kann ihn als sein Mann des Rates irgend etwas erkennen lassen?+

Epheser 3:5, 6: In anderen Generationen wurde dieses [Geheimnis+] den Söhnen der Menschen nicht so bekanntgemacht, wie es jetzt seinen heiligen Aposteln und Propheten+ durch [den] Geist geoffenbart+ worden ist, nämlich daß Leute von den Nationen Miterben sein sollten und Miteinverleibte+ sowie Mitgenossen der Verheißung+ mit uns in Gemeinschaft mit Christus Jesus durch die gute Botschaft.

Kolosser 2:2:daß ihr Herz getröstet werde,+ daß sie harmonisch zusammengefügt seien in Liebe+ und im Hinblick auf den ganzen Reichtum der vollen Gewißheit [ihres] Verständnisses,+ im Hinblick auf eine genaue Erkenntnis des heiligen Geheimnisses Gottes, nämlich Christus.*+

Sprüche 23: In die Ohren eines Unvernünftigen rede nicht,+ denn er wird deine verständigen Worte verachten.+

2. Samuel 23 :2 Der Geist Jehovas war es, der durch mich redete,+ Und sein Wort* war auf meiner Zunge.+

Apostelgeschichte 1:1616 „Männer, Brüder, es war notwendig, daß das Schriftwort erfüllt werde,+ das der heilige Geist+ durch den Mund Davids über Judas vorhergesagt hatte,+ der denen, die Jesus festnahmen, zum Wegweiser wurde,+

Apostelgeschichte 28 :25:25 Weil sie also miteinander uneins waren, begannen sie wegzugehen, während Paulus diese e i n e Bemerkung machte: „Treffend hat der heilige Geist durch Jesaja, den Propheten, zu euren Vorvätern geredet,

1. Petrus 1:11: 11 Sie untersuchten beständig,* welchen besonderen Zeitabschnitt+ oder welche Art eines [Zeitabschnitts] der Geist+ in ihnen in bezug auf Christus* anzeigte,+ als er im voraus über die für Christus [bestimmten] Leiden+ und über die nach diesen folgenden Herrlichkeiten+ Zeugnis gab.

2. Petrus 1 :21:21 Denn Prophetie wurde niemals durch den Willen eines Menschen hervorgebracht,+ sondern Menschen redeten von Gott aus,+ wie sie von heiligem Geist getrieben wurden.+

Johannes 14:2626 Der Helfer* aber, der heilige Geist, den der Vater in meinem Namen senden wird, dieser* wird euch alle Dinge lehren und euch an alle Dinge erinnern, die ich euch gesagt habe.+

2. Timotheus 3 : 16 Die ganze Schrift ist von Gott inspiriert*+ und nützlich zum Lehren,+ zum Zurechtweisen,+ zum Richtigstellen der Dinge,*+ zur Erziehung+ in [der] Gerechtigkeit, 17 damit der Mensch Gottes völlig tauglich sei,+ vollständig ausgerüstet* für jedes gute Werk.+

1. Thessalonicher 213: 13 In der Tat, darum danken wir Gott auch unablässig,+ denn als ihr Gottes Wort, das ihr von uns hörtet, empfingt,+ habt ihr es nicht als Menschenwort+ angenommen, sondern als das, was es wahrhaftig ist, als das Wort Gottes, das* auch in euch, den Gläubigen, wirksam ist.+

Römer 15 :4 Denn alles, was vorzeiten geschrieben wurde, ist zu unserer Unterweisung+ geschrieben worden,+ damit wir durch unser Ausharren+ und durch den Trost+ aus den Schriften Hoffnung*+ haben können.

1. Korinther 10:1111 Diese Dinge nun widerfuhren ihnen fortgesetzt als Vorbilder*, und sie sind zur Warnung+ für uns geschrieben worden, auf welche die Enden* der Systeme der Dinge*+ gekommen sind.

Psalm 119:49, 50: 49 Gedenke des Wortes an deinen Knecht,+ Auf das du mich hast warten lassen. 50 Dies ist mein Trost in meiner Trübsal,+ Denn deine eigene Zusage hat mich am Leben erhalten.+

Sprüche 4: 7-9: Weisheit ist das Erste.+ Erwirb Weisheit; und mit allem, was du erwirbst, erwirb Verständnis.+ Schätze sie hoch ein, und sie wird dich erhöhen.+ Sie wird dich verherrlichen, weil du sie umarmst.+ Deinem Haupt wird sie einen Kranz der Anmut geben;+ eine Krone der Schönheit wird sie dir verleihen.“+

Sprüche 15:14:14 Das verständige Herz ist es, das nach Erkenntnis forscht,+ aber der Mund Unvernünftiger ist auf Torheit aus.+

Matthäus 13 :23: 23 Was den betrifft, der auf den vortrefflichen Boden gesät wurde, dieser ist es, der das Wort hört und dessen Sinn erfaßt, der wirklich Frucht trägt und hervorbringt, dieser hundertfach, jener sechzigfach, der andere dreißigfach.“+

Hebräer 5 :1414 Die feste Speise aber gehört reifen Menschen, denen, die ihr Wahrnehmungsvermögen*+ durch Gebrauch geübt haben* zur Unterscheidung [zwischen] Recht und Unrecht.+

Daniel 1:17: 17 Und was diese Kinder betrifft, alle vier, ihnen gab der [wahre] Gott Erkenntnis und Einsicht in aller Schrift und Weisheit+; und Daniel selbst verstand sich auf alle Arten von Visionen und Träumen.+

Sprüche 21:30 Es gibt weder Weisheit noch irgendwelches Unterscheidungsvermögen, noch irgendeinen Rat im Widerstand gegen Jehova.+

Sprüche 19:21 Viele Pläne sind im Herzen eines Mannes,*+ aber der Rat Jehovas, der wird bestehen.+

2. Timotheus 2: 7-10: Denke beständig an das,* was ich sage; der Herr wird dir wirklich in allen Dingen Unterscheidungsvermögen geben.+ Erinnere dich daran, daß Jesus Christus von den Toten auferweckt wurde+ und aus dem Samen Davids war,+ gemäß der guten Botschaft, die ich predige;+ in Verbindung mit ihr erleide ich Ungemach bis zu Fesseln+ wie ein Übeltäter. Dessenungeachtet ist das Wort Gottes nicht gebunden.+ 10 Deshalb werde ich weiterhin alle Dinge um der Auserwählten+ willen erdulden,+ damit auch sie die Rettung erlangen mögen, die in Gemeinschaft mit Christus Jesus samt ewiger Herrlichkeit [zu finden] ist.+

Johannes 17 : Dies bedeutet ewiges Leben,+ daß sie fortgesetzt Erkenntnis+ in sich aufnehmen über dich,* den allein wahren Gott+, und über den, den du ausgesandt hast, Jesus Christus.+

1. Johannes 520 Wir wissen aber, daß der Sohn Gottes gekommen ist,+ und er hat uns verstandesmäßig+ befähigt,* den Wahrhaftigen zu erkennen.+ Und wir sind in Gemeinschaft+ mit dem Wahrhaftigen durch seinen Sohn Jesus Christus. Dies ist der wahre+ Gott und ewiges Leben.+

1. Timotheus 2: 2-4: in bezug auf Könige+ und alle, die in hoher Stellung sind,+ damit wir weiterhin ein ruhiges und stilles Leben führen können in völliger Gottergebenheit* und Ernsthaftigkeit.+ Das ist vortrefflich und annehmbar+ in den Augen Gottes, unseres Retters,+ dessen Wille es ist, daß alle Arten von Menschen+ gerettet werden+ und zu einer genauen Erkenntnis+ der Wahrheit kommen.+

 

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Neue Welt Übersetzung der Heiligen Schrift - 1999

Neue Welt Übersetzung der Heiligen Schrift – 1999

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Nazarene Commentary Luke 3:1, 2 – Factual Data

Luke 3:1, 2 – Factual Data

|| Matthew 3:1-12;[1] Mark 1:1-8[2]

LK3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar[3] – [when] Pontius Pilate[4] was governor of Judea, Herod[5] was the tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip[6] was the tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanius[7] was tetrarch of Abilene, LK3:2 also Annas[8] and Caiaphas[9] were chief priests – God’s message[10] came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.


[1] Matthew 3:1-12: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew. The symbol || indicates parallel information in another Gospel.

[2] Mark 1:1-8: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Mark.

[3] The fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar: One absolute date in human history is the year Augustus died and Tiberius became Emperor of Rome – 14 AD – thus this is the year 29 AD in the fall. This is the exact year Daniel foretold when Messiah would appear. [Daniel 9:24-27]

[4] Pontius Pilate: He was appointed Roman governor of Judea in 26 AD by Tiberius. Josephus mentions him. [Jewish Antiquities, XVIII, 55-59 (iii, 1); (Jewish Antiquities, XVIII, 60-62 [iii, 2]; The Jewish War, II, 175-177 [ix, 4])] As does the Jewish theologian Philo of Judea who is not flattering. [The Embassy to Gaius, XXXVIII, 299-305] An inscription was uncovered in 1961 confirming the existence of Pilate.

[5] Herod: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew 14:1.

[6] Philip: Son of Herod the Great by Cleopatra of Jerusalem.

[7] Lysanius: An inscription confirms his existence. [Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum, Vol. 3, No. 4521]

[8] Annas: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew 26:3, John 18:13, and Acts 4:6.

[9] Caiaphas: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew 26:65; John 11:49-53; 18:12-14; Acts 5:17.

[10] God’s message: Or, word, command.

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Philo of Alexandria (c. 20 BCE – c. 50 CE), also called Philo Judaeus, a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, during the Roman Empire.

Philo of Alexandria of Philo of Judea (Greek: Φίλων, Philōn; c. 20 BCE – c. 50 CE), also called Philo Judaeus, was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, during the Roman Empire and led a delegation of Alexandrian Jews to the emperor Caligula in 40 CE to protest the recent ill treatment of Jews by Greeks in their city. His account of the proceedings survives in the treatise entitled Legatio ad Gaium.

The emperor Caligula wanted to be celebrated as a god but recognised that the Jews did not want to believe that he had been given a divine nature.

As a religious believer, Philo was convinced that the truth of things was to be found ultimately in the teachings of Moses who believed in Only One God Who had given His word to Moses and to Abraham that Word was the Logos and as Being The Word of God it was the most important element for the Judean people. As a philosopher, he felt a need to express this truth in terms that were intelligible to a world imbued with the ideas of Greek philosophy. But trying to bring philosophy in unison with the language of Scriptures made that several people started to give more attention to the philosophical thoughts instead of the Scriptural thoughts.

Philo believed God is the Most High Who has always existed and shall always exist. It is a Spirit or Being which has no beginning but also no end and as such is the only reality that is eternal. It is the Eternal Force which is totally “other” than human beings and unknowable. His providence is “individual, ” manifesting itself in direct intervention in the universe, with suspension, if need be, of laws of nature for the benefit of meritorious individuals. Of His own goodwill, He, Jehovah God, endows the human soul with immortality. These views were strongly contrasted by Philo with Greek views, such as those found in Plato’s Phaedo and Timaeus, in which both matter and the Ideas are said to be coeternal with God; Providence is said to be manifested in the basic laws of nature, and the human soul is said to be of its very nature immortal.
In his attempt to reconcile both his belief in a uniquely transcendent, eternal Creator and his general acceptance of the Platonic theory of Ideas. He rejects the Ideas as eternal, transcendent entities. Rather, they are temporal and part of God’s creation. Their exemplars, however, do exist eternally — as thoughts in the mind of God. The home of the Ideas he called the Logos, or Reason, and this Logos, like the Ideas, was said to exist both transcendentally, as an eternal exemplar in the mind of God, and temporally, as part of God’s creation. With this doctrine Philo attempted to bridge the gap between a God who is totally “other” and the material universe; the Logos, being (unlike God) both transcendental and temporal, was the all-important intermediary linking man and the universe to their creator. But the linking to man made many scholars link Logos also to the human person and as such made Jesus into the Logos and considering because Logos is masculine that it could only be a man. But when they think that way Wisdom being feminine would make it to be a woman and when God is Wisdom would make God to be a woman.

According to Philo Logos is the intermediary through which God’s will acts and is thus the creative power that orders the world. Along with the Logos, Philo posited a whole realm of beings or potencies that bridge the gap between the Creator and his creation. Only fragments of Philo’s works remain, but numerous quotations from his writings are found in early Christian literature.

In a way he understood where the apostle John was pointing at, namely looking at the New Creation the disciple of Christ saw in his master the one who only wanted to do the Will of his Father, whom he wanted all the world letting Him be known. The apostles came to understand that their rabbi was the first-born of the New Creation and as such understood that The Word of God had brought into existence that New Creation. The Speaking of God had made everything possible. God His words brought by His messenger to the mother of John the baptist and to the mother of Jesus had brought insight into those women of the tribe of Juda. Having had the Word (the Logos) brought to king David, the Logos given to the young woman from the tribe of kind David came into fulfilment.

The messengers where the intermediaries through which God’s will acted and by which the two men came into existence by which salvation would become pronounced and by which the intermediary through which God’s will could act for those who were sinners but could find whitewashing in the one provided by the Most High, having become a reality by the Logos (the Speaking of God). The Voice of God or the Word of God coming to the world by the Speaking of God by the birth of Christ had now become flesh. It was not God Himself who had become flesh or a human being but the Words of God having become a reality, being his promise made at the Garden of Eden becoming into being or becoming true.

In the Holy Scriptures God has given His Words. They are the “Logos” which we can carry in our hearts and as such take God in our hearts. by taking the words of the Bible at heart it will not make us into gods or becoming god the Creator, like it did not with Christ Jesus who only did the wish of his Father and always declared he could not do anything without his Father.

“Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” (John 5:19 NIV)

“Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”” (John 20:17 NIV)

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” (1 Timothy 2:5 NIV)

“to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:24 NIV)

“5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:5-8 NIV)

“Now I want you to realise that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” (1 Corinthians 11:3 NIV)

“When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:28 NIV)

The Logos shall return to God, and the full circle shall be able to be closed when Jesus shall hand over the Kingdom of God again to his Father, Jesus and all his followers in subjection to the Most High Word of the world and the whole universe, the Only One God Who is One, Adonai Elohim Hashem Jehovah.

Philo – Woodcut from Die Schedelsche Weltchronik

Philo wrote mainly dealing with the Pentateuch. “De Opificio Mundi” brings his thought on the Creation, “De Vita Mosis” (On the Life of Moses), “Legum Allegoriae” (Allegorical Interpretation), “De Somniis” (On Dreams), “Quaestiones et Solutiones in Genesin” (Questions and Answers on Genesis).
In addition, he produced various philosophical treatises on such subjects as providence and the eternity of the world. He also wrote works (of great historical importance for understanding the situation of the Jews in Alexandria) against the oppression of Jews by Flaccus, and concerning the cruelty of the Roman emperor Gaius.

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Preceding article: Nazarene Commentary Luke 2:41-50 – Twelve Year Old Jesus in the Temple + Luke 2:51-52 – Jesus continued to be in subjection to his parents

Connecting articles:

Nazarene Commentary Matthew 3:1-6 – A Wilderness Baptist Prepares the Way

Nazarene Commentary Matthew 3:7-12 – Opposition and Two Baptisms

Nazarene Commentary Mark 1:1-8 – The Beginning of the Good News

Next: Nazarene Commentary Luke 3:3-6 – John Preaches Baptism of Repentance

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  1. The Word being a quality or aspect of God Himself
  2. Incomplete without the mind of God
  3. Immortality, eternality – onsterfelijkheid, eeuwigheid
  4. Is there an Immortal soul
  5. Dying or not
  6. 1 Corinthians 15 Hope in action
  7. We will all be changed
  8. Jesus begotten Son of God #11 Existence and Genesis Raising up
  9. Secret or public return of Jesus

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  • Saturday – Third Week of Advent (johnsramblings.com)
    In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
  • Herod and Pontius Pilate . . . Gentiles . . . peoples of Israel (proclaimingthegospelofchrist.wordpress.com)
    Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. (Acts 4:27)
  • Jesus in Extra-Biblical Sources – Apologetics Canada (christianreasons.com)
    Like Suetonius, Tacitus was also a Roman historian. He is best known for his Annals which records events from the death of Roman emperors Augustus to Nero in 14-68 AD.6 In Annals 15.44, Tacitus makes a reference to Jesus:
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    Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their centre and become popular.
  • Commentary On The Gospel Of Mark Chapter 15:1-3 (studyoftheword.com)
    Pilate was the Roman governor of Judea and was appointed by Tiberius in A.D. 26. He was in charge of the Roman army of occupation, in charge of the taxes going to Rome, had life and death power over his subjects, appointed high priests and decided cases involving capital punishment. He was a weak governor who let his personal and political agenda interfere with his duties. He knew that in Jesus’ case that justice was not being done and he did not want the Roman officials to know that he could not control the situation because this had already been brought to Tiberius’s attention.
  • Something about St. John the Baptist (englishminor1215.wordpress.com)
    St. John the Baptist was born in the city Orini , family priest Zechariah. Elizabeth , his mother, was a descendant of the tribe of Aaron . The birth of the prophet John spent six months before the birth of Jesus . Birth was given by the angel Gabriel to Zacharias while he was serving in the temple. To not give credence to those proclaimed by the angel Gabriel, Zechariah will remain silent until the release of his son ‘s name .
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    The fame of John the Baptist was so great , according to the evangelists Matthew and Mark that Herod come to believe that Jesus is actually John the Baptist risen from the dead to do wonders . The belief was widespread among Hebrew , as seen when Jesus asks his disciples who the crowds say that he is.
  • The Existence of Jesus Christ (gratiaetnatura.wordpress.com)
    There is one thing I have discovered–that those who do not wish to accept Jesus as the Christ will go as far as to deny even atheist scholars’ claims that He lived from around 4 B.C.E.-29 C.E. in ancient Palestine. One recently claimed that only a branch of scholars influenced by Christian apologetics accept the existence of Jesus. My sense is that someone who is ready to deny the vast majority of scholarship, not only Christian, but also atheist, agnostic, and Jewish scholarship, is unlikely to be persuaded by a blog post.
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    Both Tacitus, Suetonius, and Pliny the Younger (in his letter to the Roman emperor Trajan, 112 C.E.) mention Jesus as the founder of Christianity and that he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. These are the sure references to Jesus in extrabiblical literature of the second century. There is a reference, though later edited by Christians, to Jesus in Josephus, a first century Jewish historian.
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    Mainstream scholarship of all creeds or lack thereof accepts Jesus existence–if we denied it on the critics’ grounds, we would have to deny the existence of Plato, Julius Caesar, Herod the Great, and other ancient historical people. The similarity of the Jesus story to dying and rising god stories proves nothing about Jesus existence. The critics are inconsistent–they demand absolute, quasi-mathematical proof for Jesus’ existence, but not for other historical figures they accept as having existing.
  • A Brief Sample of Archaeology Corroborating the Claims of the New Testament (str.typepad.com)
    Sir William Mitchell Ramsay, a 19th century English historian and prolific writer, held a pervasive anti-Biblical bias. He believed the historical accounts in the Book of Acts were written in the mid-2nd century. Ramsay was skeptical of Luke’s authorship and the historicity of the Book of Acts, and he set out to prove his suspicions. He began a detailed study of the archaeological evidence, and eventually came to an illuminating conclusion: the historical and archaeological evidence supported Luke’s 1st century authorship and historical reliability:“(There are) reasons for placing the author of Acts among the historians of the first rank” (Sir William Ramsay, St. Paul the Traveler and the Roman Citizen, p. 4).

    Ramsay became convinced of Luke’s reliability based on the accurate description of historical events and settings. Ramsay wasn’t the only scholar to be impressed by Luke’s accuracy:

    “One of the most remarkable tokens of (Luke’s) accuracy is his sure familiarity with the proper titles of all the notable persons who are mentioned . . . Cyprus, for example, which was an imperial province until 22 BC, became a senatorial province in that year, and was therefore governed no longer by an imperial legate but by a proconsul. And so, when Paul and Barnabas arrived in Cyprus about AD 47, it was the proconsul Sergius Paullus whom they met . . .’ (F.F. Bruce, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, p. 82).

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    For many centuries, Luke was the only ancient writer to use the word Politarch to describe “rulers of the city.” Skeptics doubted that it was a legitimate Greek term until nineteen inscriptions were discovered. Five of these were in reference to Thessalonica (the very city in which Luke was claiming to have heard the term).

  • A Kenyan Lawyer Sues King Herod, Israel, And Italy over the Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. (mojiakubudel.com)
    Mr Indidis, a Roman Catholic, and former spokesperson for the Kenyan Judiciary, filed the lawsuit regarding Jesus’ death with the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial branch of the United Nations based at The Hague in the Netherlands.He filed the lawsuit against Pontius Pilate, several Jewish elders, King Herod, Tiberius (Emperor of Rome 42 BC-37AD), the Republic of Italy and the State of Israel.

     “I filed the case because it’s my duty to uphold the dignity of Jesus and I have gone to the ICJ to seek justice for the man from Nazareth,” Indidis told the Nairobian in a recent interview.
  • New Ebook Released, just in time for Christmas!!! (sheiladeeth.wordpress.com)
    hat happened in those hidden years, those intervening decades between the return to Nazareth and the time when Jesus began his public ministry? Ms. Deeth fills this gap using logic, imagination and a subtle sense of humor. In so doing, she presents everyday life in Nazareth for the boy Jesus. Throughout the book’s fifty-plus chapters he assists Joseph in his carpentry work, interacts with friends and neighbors, and experiences the wider world beyond his hometown. The reader meets a young, but self-aware Jesus filled with boyish curiosity yet often wise beyond his years. Ever alert to the world around him, he catalogs the ups and downs of First Century life compiling a treasure trove of memories. And it’s from those memories and experiences that Jesus extracts the nuggets of wisdom for his parables.
  • Josefo, sobre Fílon de Alexandria (filal.wordpress.com)
    We find a brief reference to Philo by the 1st-century Jewish historian Josephus. In Antiquities of the Jews, Josephus tells of Philo’s selection by the Alexandrian Jewish community as their principal representative before the Roman emperor Gaius Caligula. He says that Philo agreed to represent the Alexandrian Jews in regard to civil disorder that had developed between the Jews and the Greeks in Alexandria, Egypt. Josephus also tells us that Philo was skilled in philosophy, and that he was brother to an official called Alexander the alabarch (Josephus, Antiquities viii. 8. 19). According Josephus, Philo and the larger Jewish community refused to treat the emperor as a god, to erect statues in honor of the emperor, and to build altars and temples to the emperor. Josephus says Philo believed that God actively supported this refusal.
  • In those days: some notes (friarmusings.wordpress.com)
    Matthew 3:1 in those days: This is an OT expression that marks the beginning of the new period, not necessarily a precise indication of time (see Mt 13:1; 24:22, 29, 36; 26:29). Here it marks the time-shift from the infancy narrative to the adult Jesus’ appearance.  the desert of Judea: wilderness would perhaps be the better word for modern English. The area is the barren region west of the Dead Sea extending up the Jordan valley.
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Glory of God appearing in our character

The Face of Moses and Law on Tablets of stone

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Law on stone tablets, his face shone. (Exodus 34)  The apostle refers to that in his letter to the Corinthians.

“Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was,” (2 Corinthians 3:7 NIV)

Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound (Romans 5:20) and we had condemnation but Jesus spread the Good News and brought the ministry of righteousness and therefore exceeds in glory. [Galatians 3:10] Believing in the death of Christ accepting that this dead man was taken out of the gave by his Father, we have the epistle of Christ, ministered by the apostles, not having been written with ink, but with the spirit of the living God, the Father of Christ Jesus [2 Corinthians 3:3 ] but also our Father to whom we can come up thanks to Jesus his offering and his will to communicate in our name with his Father. Jehovah God allowed Jesus to mediate on our behalf.

With the death of Christ Jehovah accepted Jeshua’s offering and that old system of law etched in stone was led to death. Today we should not have our ‘law of God‘ on tablets of stone, but in fleshly tablets of our heart. Like Moses his face shone with the glory of God so also did Jesus his face shone with even more glory.

Flames in heart and soul

After Jesus had gone away from this earth, taken up in the sky by his Father, God gave the disciples of Jesus His Power, the Holy Spirit, who came down on them in the room where they had hid themselves, afraid for the persecutors of the followers of Jesus. By receiving the Holy Spirit those men got the glory from God to speak in Jesus his name but also to speak in God His name. Before the Holy Spirit came over them they where like buried in that room. They had died in the fear for men who were against Jesus Christ.

Are you afraid for those who do not like it that you speak with admiration for Jesus? Are you afraid to show your reverence for the son of God, daring to tell the world that it was a man of flesh and blood who was willing to give his life because he believed in the Creator of heaven and earth in which you believe too? In admiration for Christ Jesus we should go out into the world and spread the Gospel of liberation brought by a man who proofed he could be faithful to the One and Only God.

The apostles got the Holy Spirit over them, but we when we became baptised also got the Power of God in us. We should feel that force, and it should give us also the power it gave those first Christians to tell others the Truth. Shouldn’t we expect also far greater glory when the Holy Spirit is giving life to us? If the old or first covenant, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new covenant, which makes us right with God! We believe in that sanctification by the blood of Christ. God is a Spirit who has no flesh and no blood and can not be seen by man, but Jesus was a real human being who shared lots of his time with the underdogs of the community who could see and touch him. He was not afraid to be considered part of the mad ones or the ones to be avoided. The oppressed and poor listened to his voice which brought a message of love and peace, telling them about a better world where we can be part of it.

Showing divine character

In everything Jesus did he showed a divine character. He showed the love of his Father. He showed others how his father was prepared to take them all up in His Kingdom when they where willing to follow the words of Christ and changing their character as well. We too have to work at our character and blend it in with the Law of Christ and with the Law of God.

We know now that that first glory by Moses was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming glory of the new covenant. So if the old covenant, which has been set aside, was full of glory, then the new covenant, which remains forever, has far greater glory.

“7 If, however, the administration of death, written with letters and engraved on stones, began in glory, so that the children of Israel could not gaze steadily on the face of Moses, because of the glory of his face–a glory even then fading– 8 how much more shall the ministry of the Spirit abide in glory? 9 For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, far more is the ministry of righteousness radiant in glory. 10 Indeed that which once was glorious has lost its glory, because of the glory which surpasses it. 11 For if that which was fading came in glory, far more will that which ever abides be glorious.” (2 Corinthians 3:7-11 MONTNT)

It’s because in the presentation of Jesus as an ransom offering for all, the wisdom, love, justice, mercy, goodness, and the faithfulness of God are displayed in all that God has done. He displays His glory in the ‘Cross’.

Becoming part of the Forgiven much

When we accept the death of Christ as a peace offering we also may be part of the people called ‘the forgiven much’.  In that understanding we should also be willing to take on the armour of Christ and be willing to become like him. It shall demand of us to work on our attitude and to rebuild our character. We shall to be prepared to learn from the Word of God and intensify our Bible Study. When we understand that, we will love much and will serve much, and worship much, and adore Him, out of a heart of devotion and not just do it because we’re Christians’ and we’re meant to do that kind of thing.

In the resurrection  of Christ Jesus we can see the acceptance of God and we can find that kind of hope to excite us. When we listen carefully to all those prophesies in the Old Testament and compare them with the writings of the New Testament, we can come to the understanding that those books complement each other and can give us all reason for nothing to hold us back.  In the glory of the dead Christ taken up into the realm of God we are giving the hope of the resurrection and should  have nothing to hide any more. Everything can come out in the open with us.

“12  Therefore, cherishing such a hope, I use great freedom of speech. 13 I do not do as Moses did, who used to cover his face with a veil to keep the children of Israel from beholding the passing of a fading glory.” (2 Corinthians 3:12-13 MONTNT)

Being transformed

The apostles were “being transformed” into the likeness “with ever-increasing glory.”  Even more than that, back in the days of Moses it was an outward and a physical reflection, whereas this glory the Holy Spirit creates in us is an inward spiritual transformation. At the time of of Jesus’ Transfiguration the disciples looked on with utter amazement at what was happening to Jesus. Peter really didn’t know what to say other than to want to stay there. The glory of God was shining right through him. It defied description. God has a transfiguration to accomplish in us so that we are changed into the same image. All creatures are made in the image of God, but they have to shine by becoming part of God His World and not by being part of the unbelieving world.

Even today when the proclamations of that old, bankrupt government are read out, humans can’t see through it. Only Christ can get rid of the veil so they can see for themselves that there’s nothing there.  Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are — face to face! It is up to us to recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiselled stone.  All those illustrations, crosses with a Jesus on it, sculptures presenting holy figures or even presenting God, are an abomination to the Most High and going in against His Commandments not to make any statue to worship in front.

Radiant with the very glory of God

We should not need any figures or images to bring us an idea of a Godhead or to show us the Glory of God. The Glory of God should shine in our heart. It is that glory which should get our heart beating even faster, bringing it ‘on fire’.  Our character should be made by the feeling of the presence of God. Yes He is personally present, a living Spirit. This Eternal God should bring new life in us bringing awareness in us that, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it!  All of us! By the blood of Christ everything became whitewashed and all the borders and fences between us and God were taken away. This liberation should make our faces shining with the brightness of Jesus his face. And so we should also become transfigured much like the Messiah.

From our baptism onwards, we should enter into a new word of grace and glory in which our lives gradually will becoming brighter and more beautiful as Jesus enters our lives and we become like him.

 “15 Yes, to this very day, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies on their hearts; 16 but when their heart turns to our Lord the veil is stripped away. 17 (The Lord means the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord abides there is freedom.) 18 And we all, with unveiled faces, reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are ourselves continually being transformed into the same likeness, from glory to glory, as by the Lord, the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:15-18 MONTNT)

It’s the sole prerogative of God the Holy Spirit to transform our characters that they might be radiant with the very glory of God. The Holy Spirit shall work from the inside out to change us into the image of the Lord Jesus, so that he may be glorified through us.  The Spirit of the living God has all the power to renew us and to make us ‘anew’.  We do a real injustice to God’s greatness and majesty when we limit His power, and the possibilities of His power, in our own minds. One of the great things about being in Christian ministry is seeing God’s power by the Holy Spirit taking broken and spoiled people and making them into new people. It’s fantastic to see how God etches into their lives something of the glory and beauty of Jesus. This is what gives us the strength to go on.

When the glory of God begins to appear through a person, it shall make that person more human, not less humanThere’s a fire in the glory of God that not only burns but also warms and draws people into God’s love. And it’s this way that people are set free to be truly human and truly natural. We can never be all that we’re meant to be until God’s spirit begins his work in us.

It is by sharing the glory of Christ, wanting to have a shining face, expressing the love for God, love for the Word of God and the love for the whole creation that we can build up a community of people wanting to follow the master teacher Jesus, and as such becoming true Christians.

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    You and I have been made a part of the Church through the work of the Holy Spirit. We are brought in through faith and made clean by the blood of the Lamb. We share in the life of Christ and His glory. Notice what John says here: it is the glory of God. He doesn’t say that it is the glory of the people. There is a reason for that: the people of the Church are sinful. It is by Christ’s life, death, and resurrection that the Church reflects the glory of God because we have been clothed with Christ’s righteousness. In other words, it’s not by our doing but by Christ’s doing. That is the way it should be and the way that it has to be.
  • Past, Present and Future of Salvation, Today’s Study of Romans 5 (whatshotn.wordpress.com)
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  • May 1: Does Your Life Bring Glory to God? (evcthoughtoftheday.com)
    Paul is telling the church at Philippi that their life should be filled with the fruit – the good works, the character, and the attitudes produced by Christ as a result of their salvation – such that their lives become a billboard for God that causes people to give glory to Him.
  • Father’s Glory (wrob77.wordpress.com)
    The Greek word for glory is Doxa, where we get our word doxology, and it has all the meaning of Kabod but includes a greater sense of perfection and display of power.
  • God’s Passion for His Glory (pjcockrell.wordpress.com)
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  • Rite of Confirmation – “Public Confession” (John 16:12-22) (revtucher.com)
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