Luke Chapter 7:1-35 The deliverer, healer, Yeshua has come.

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Luke Chapter 7 KJV Taken from also all other scripture references – regardless of translations came from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+7%3A1-5&version=KJV

Jesus heals a Centurion’s servant

Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. The mount where Jesus had just preached was very near the Sea of Galilee; and Capernaum where Peter’s home was And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. [NB: A centurion was like a captain over about 100 men.]And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, [Why would he do this? Probably out of respect for the Jewish elders and leaders.] beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. He probably thought the elders respected the “Healer, who healed in the name of their God. Just think about how you would feel if a dearly loved servant of yours was sick to the point of death even. Wouldn’t you do something to heal him? And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. They would have done anything for this centurion because he helped them to build a synagogue. The centurion also realized that Jesus had authority over everything in the entire universe. So much so that he believed that Jesus has authority over disease as well and could heal the sick person from afar.],Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. Here is why he believed Jesus was of God. He knows that he has the authority to make things happen; so, why not the Son of God?

Authority recognizes authority.

The centurion’s faith was discouraging to the scribes because they received a rebuke because of it: “I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” What a thing? Imagine you being the religious authority of the day only to be rebuked by Jesus because he thinks that you don’t have faith. But it was even worse than that. Jesus praised a Gentile-the centurion-for the mountain moving faith that he exhibited. It would take “mustard seed/mountain moving faith” to heal this servant. It wasn’t even his wife or child. It was only his servant. But you see He loved that servant. It was not the religious people who had that mountain moving faith. It was a Gentile who love YAH!

Compassion: Jesus raises a widow’s son from the dead. 

11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain [a city that was Southeast of Nazareth]; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. 12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. [Here Jesus is referred to as “The Lord.”] 14 And he came and touched the bier [coffin]: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.15 And he that was dead [note he was NOT asleep,] sat up and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16 And there came a fear on all: [this is probably more about reverence for God, or knowledge that they were in the presence of God, and were not struck down because only Yah can raise the dead. So, they did the natural thing.] and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

(Greek: kai hoti episkepsato ho theos ton laon autou—literally ) “and visited God the people of him.) Remember that God promised Moses, “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who shall speak to them everything that I command” (Deuteronomy 18:18). The people did not know that the promise that God made to Abraham was fulfilled in Christ. See Acts 3:22-23; 7:35-3. The crowd’s proclamation just affirmed their understanding that the promise was being fulfilled right before their eyes. They just wanted the entire region to know that a prophet that could raise the dead had come. 17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about. This instance was the first of three instances when Jesus raised people for the dead. See Luke 8:49-56; John 11:20-44.

John what is up with that? Jesus forgives a woman’s sins

18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. John’s disciples went back to him and told him all about “This man called Jesus who was healing people and, can you believe it, John – he’s raising the dead!” 19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? Or look we for another? Notice that John sent two disciples. Why did he do that? Well, scripture says that 2 witnesses must confirm a thing by 2 witnesses. Deuteronomy 17: 6.

20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? Or look we for another? Apparently, the answer to these questions was not for John’s benefit because he already declared to all within the sound of his voice, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”

21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. Jesus did all sorts of miracles in front of John’s disciples. It appears that he would have taught them that 22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. 23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Jesus cited the messianic promises that were codified in Isaiah 35:5-6; 61:1. John would have known about those prophetic events. However, knowledge of them happening at that time would solidify in his mind and the minds of his disciples that “Yeshua Hamashiach” had come. Not only had He come, but He was doing what he was supposed to be doing to prove His title. In today’s language, He may have said, “Don’t waiver in your faith, John. You may be in prison, but I am here doing the will of my Father.” 24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

Worldly people believe for you to be important, you must be dressed in fancy clothes, hang out with fancy/rich people, and live a very extravagant life. Worldly people also look to these individuals as their “savior.” The person who is going to enable them to continue to live their chosen lifestyles. BUT God chooses the lowly and humble in character to be His most important workers. God does not choose by worldly standards; He looks at the person’s heart.

So what did you expect?

26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. WOW! In other words, you laughed at John the Baptist. You thought he was crazy. You thought he was beneath you. So, let me tell you that scripture prophesied about his coming, and you missed it. 27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. OK, so now He shared the exact scripture that refers to John the Baptist. Mal. 3:1 “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.” Read the entire chapter here.

28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. Matthew verses 10, 13; 1 Peter 1:10-11 Consider this, unlike John, you have NOT seen Christ, yet you believe. You have not seen the dead brought to life. Yet you believe. This verse can be applied to your life too. 29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. The average person who heard John the Baptist preach believed him and were baptized. BUT look at who DID NOT BELIEVE HIM! 30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. The religious leaders, people who were schooled in the law – rejected the very Messiah they were telling the people about. https://biblehub.com/strongs/luke/7-30.htm 31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like? 32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. Generally, children are not schooled in prophecies, laws, God’s intention for his people – these teachers of the law should have known better. But Christ tells them they are no better than children.

33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. John refused to be involved with worldly things. He was chastised by the religious people of his day. It is difficult to decide that you will live a life set apart from the “worldly” things that so many people proclaim Christianity participate in. You will be laughed at. You will be called names. But look at what happened to John. No, I am not telling you to be unkept and live in the hills, never taking care of your appearance. What I am telling you is this. Your speech must reflect godliness. The things you participate in must also reflect godliness. 34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 35 But wisdom is justified of all her children. Those who accepted God’s prophets and even the Son of God are the people who become children of God.

  • Yeshua was criticized for eating corn on the Sabbath.
  • Yeshua’s first public miracle was turning the water into wine. All religious sects would have a fit if they saw a member of their congregation go into a store and come out with a bottle of wine.
  • Jesus walked among the ordinary people, not the religious leaders of His day.
  • Jesus was ridiculed for eating with people the Hebrews felt were unclean because they were non-Jews, or even sick and needed a physician – literally and spiritually.

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