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The New testament, also called 'The Gospel' has been written by various writers at different times and places. The Apostles among these writers witnessed Jesus' teachings and heard them from his mouth. The Holy Ghost, as Jesus promised them, has brought everything that happened and that Jesus has said to their memory - years after the events took place.
THE GOSPEL ACCOURDING TO MATTHEW
Genealogy of Jesus: 3 x 14 generations.
Conception of Jesus: an angel tells Joseph the conception was from god.
Prediction in the Old Testament (O.T.)
ISA 7: 14
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Three wise man from the east, looking for Jesus - the new king, speaking "we have seen star in east and come to worship".
Herod is worried about the new king and assembles Jerusalem's chief priest and scribes to inform him where Jesus was to be born.
Prediction in the Old Testament (O.T.)
Micha 5: 2
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Herod summoned the wise man to inform him where Jesus is, when they find him.
The wise man are warned by God and do not tell him, but return to their place through another route.
An angel appears to Joseph and tells him to flee to Egypt, because Herod seeks to kill him.
Joseph flees to Egypt with Mary and remains there until Herod dies.
Prediction in the Old Testament (O.T.)
HOS 11: 1
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Herod, furious about the wise men's deceit, killed all male children two years and under.
Prediction in the Old Testament (O.T.)
JER 31: 15
Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping;
Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
God warning Joseph to take mother and Jesus and go to Israel.
He flees to Isreal, but is warned in a dream and flees to Nazareth in Galilee.
MAT 2: 23
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
Readers are puzzled by the meaning of this line, because there is no Old Testament reference for it. Does Matthew quote this metaphorically or
a) superstitiously: it was believed that nothing good could come out of Nazareth, because the Roman soldiers, the enemies of Israel were housed here. And Jesus would be hated.
b) Literally: in this case scholars have not been able to find a reference to the place Nazareth, either by the name Nazareth or by another name. But this is historic and has no bearing on the good news ( The Gospel ): that which tells us what we must do in order to receive a better live on earth and live everlasting in heaven.
MATTHEW: 3:1 to 3:17
John the Baptist began to preach repentance and baptism for the remission of sin, in the wilderness of Judea.
Prediction in the Old Testament (O.T.)
ISA 40: 3
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
John rebuking the Pharisees and Sadducees, explaining that hypocrites can not receive the baptism; for first one must bear fruit fit of repentance, before one can receive the baptism: repent, then baptize. For, according to John, they thought that they could just baptize, because they were Jews.
The baptism of Jesus by John and the gift of the Holy Ghost decensing upon Jesus from heaven.
MATTHEW: 4:1 to 4:25
The tempting of Jesus by Satan.
Jesus fleeing to Capernum, by the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali.
Jesus begins to Preach his Gospel in Capernum, speaking: repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Prediction in the Old Testament (O.T.)
ISA 9: 1/2
Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Jesus calling Simon Peter, James and Zebedee, to follow him.
Jesus healing the ill.
What is repentance?
How can sin be washed away with water?
What we have learned thus far?
The beginning of the story of Jesus.
John refusing to baptize the hypocrites, telling them to repent first, explaining to us that we must first repent, then baptize to be accepted by God.
How Jesus was Baptized.
Where and what Jesus began to preach.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 5:1 to 8:34
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
MAT 5: 14 - 16
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
MAT 6: 2
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
MAT 7: 1 - 7
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
MAT 7: 15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
MAT 7: 21 - 24
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
MAT 8: 5
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him
What we have learned thus far?
What Jesus began to preach.
The faith Jesus requires us to have in him.
That quotes can sound contradictory, but in fact they are not so. Matt: 5:16 and 6:2
We must beware of false preachers and prophets.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 9:1 to 10:34
Jesus calling Matthew.
Jesus teaching sinners, telling us that he desires mercy, not sacrifice (meaning not the sacrifice of tangible foods).
Jesus is using many proverbs in his communication Matt: 10:34.
Jesus proving to the people that he truly is the son of God, through miraculously curing the ill; meantime trying the people's faith in him.
We receive the mames of the twelve man he gave holy authority to perform miracles - 'Apostles'.
Apostles: Peter, Andrew, James, John, Phillip, Batholomew, Thomas, Matthew, 2nd James, Thaddaes, Simon, Judas Iscariot.
Jesus, instructing them to avoid the Gentiles, sending the Apostles to preach to the Jews. Also instructing them and
foretelling what shall happen to them on their journey.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 10:35 to 12:33
Jesus being aware of the negative consequences of his coming.
Jesus teaching that good can be done on the Sabbath as well as that which is necessary, such as our work.
How we shall recognize Christians and impostors by their fruit.
How Jesus, being accused of casting out demons with help from Satan explains that he bound the devil in order
to cast out demons in the name of God.
ISA 42: 1
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
ISA 42: 2
He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
ISA 42: 3
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
ISA 42: 4
He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
MATTHEW: 12:34 - 13:58
Evil people are motivated to do evil and good people are motivated to do good.
No sign shall be given unto the wicked who demand a sign, for they should have faith in what they have read about the prophet Jonas, whom, for three days, remained in the belly of a whale, emerging unscarred.
That Christians are brothers and sisters - family: Matt: 49-50.
Jesus had fleshly brothers.
In his explanation of the parable of the tares, Jesus reveales that wicked preachers and others shall always be amongst us to divert the weak who have not understood the Gospel they have heard or read. But the wise who care to read and examine, receive the word in good ground and shall bear good fruit.
JON 1: 17
Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
MATTHEW: 14:1 - 17: 27
14:1 Herod hearing of the fame of Jesus, believes him to be John the Baptist.
14:8 Herod beheading John the Baptist on request of his brother's wife.
14:15 Jesus, after hearing of John's death, departs to the dessert where he feeds a multitude with just five loafs and two fish.
14:26 Jesus walking on water and Peter following, but with little faith, thus sinking, but Jesus rescues him.
15:2 Jesus answering the Pharisees and scribes why his disciples need not wash their hands before they eat.
Jesus rejecting a woman from Canaan, but after she held faith, he gives in and heals her loved one that same hour.
15:15 Jesus telling his disciples that on Jesus the Christ he shall build his church.
Jesus foretelling his crucifiction in Jerusalem and of his coming to judge the earth.
Jesus demanding that we deny our selfs when we follow him, for whoever shall save his life shall lose it and whoever shall lose his life shall save it.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 18:1 to 21:17
MAT 18: 1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
MAT 18: 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
MAT 18: 3
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
MAT 18: 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Cliff: Jesus here tells you that little kids are Holy and fit for the kingdom of heaven: for only the holy enter heaven.
A child believes everything you tell it and so does a Christian the Gospel of Jesus: no questions of doubt and comparison to evolution and all the worldly evidence there may exist to proof the contrary, but simply believing like Jesus requires from us.
Secondly, Jesus tells you that to believe, repent and baptize ( humble yourself like a little child ) you shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus then explains why in MATT 18:12/13.
Promise of Jesus that 'true believers' and Christians who ask him shall receive anything:
MAT 18: 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
MAT 18: 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall
be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
MAT 18: 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Jesus tells us what he regards adultery and when we may divorce:
MAT 19: 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
MAT 19: 10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
MAT 19: 11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
Is he referring to the called and chosen Christians?
Jesus gives this example to explain that only those who can receive the ability to do this shall be able to comply:
MAT 19: 12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs,
which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake.
He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
MAT 19:14 Jesus again tells us that little children are Holy: like the kingdom of heaven.
MAT 19:16/30 Jesus explains that those who literally forsake everything for his name sake shall surely have their reward, and that the Apostles shall sit upon twelve thrones in heaven.
Cliff: surely, Jesus calling the rich man to sell everything and follow him was literally meant, but Christians are not required to sell all they have to become Christians and be acceptable to God: as we have seen through the ages. We shall read that Christians should not be possessed by money and would they be rich then they must share with the poor. But those Christians who give away all they have, thus evading live's temptations, shall surely have their reward.
MAT: 20:1/16 Jesus explain beautifully that many are called to Christianity but that only a few are chosen.
MAT 20:20/28 Jesus explains that we are called to be baptized as he was and he explains that the greatest amongst us must be servant to the others and that they should not be lording some authority which they have never received from God.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 21:18 to 24:13
MAT 21:18/22 After charging a fig tree never to bear fruit again, Jesus repeating that Christians shall receive all thing they pray for believing they shall receive: this also stands for believers, but very likely to a lesser degree.
MAT 21:23/46 Jesus continuing to teach, silencing the hypocrites amongst the Jews when they challenge him.
MAT 21/42 Jesus tells the Pharisees that the kingdom of heaven shall be taken away from them and be given to the gentiles, for they, the Pharisees, rejected him. And so the stone the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.
MAT 21:34/46 Sadducee and Pharisees challenging Jesus and Jesus indefinitely putting them to silence with his answer and confirmation what the first and the second commandments are: Love God with all your heart and soul and love your neighbour like you love your self.
MAT 23:2/39 Jesus telling the people to follow any Mosaic law the Pharisees bid them to follow, but not to follow the ways of Pharisees. Today the hypocritical preachers, the fakes, are the Pharisees, preaching that Gospel of accommodation, that lovely Gospel which fools love to hear. But Jesus tells you, do not follow them, but follow the Gospel as he, Jesus has given it to you.
Reading this chapter it is being confirmed to you that people are the same, wherever in the world they are: today much of the clergy is just like back then, just ungodly man playing the game for worldly gain!
Jesus closing with the confirmation that as long as his opposers do not follow him, they shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.
MAT 24:2/13 Jesus foretelling what is to come upon the Christians, that people shall hate them, and that false prophets shall arrive etc. but that those who shall persevere unto the end and hold fast unto his law, shall be saved, which means shall enter the kingdom of heaven to everlasting live.
Please check meaning of Scribe, Pharisee and Sadducee in dictionary.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 24:14 to 26:50
Jesus predicting the gospel to be preached throughout the world and the end of the world.
Jesus warn of false prophets that will perform tricks like wonders and will deceive many, but not the elect.
MATT 14:30 Jesus tells us of the manner in which he shall return to the earth.
Jesus explaining in parables how many are called but few are chosen; how many believe they follow him but do nothing the like.
Jesus predicting that he shall be crucified after two days..
Jesus praying God thrice to spare him the crucifixion.
Judas betraying Jesus with a kiss.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 26:51 to 28:20
Jesus being captured and the jewish clergy attempting to solidify a false testimony against him to have him murdered.
Judas regretting his betrayal hanging his self.
The crowd compelling Pilate to crucify Jesus.
Jesus being mocked and assaulted in preparation of his crucifixion.
Jesus dying on the cross and the temple wall splitting, while the dead arose and earth quakes occurred.
The chief priest and pharisees shut Jesus' burial chamber with a large rock and sat there watching.
Jesus telling disciples to preach the Gospel and everything he has taught them, and to baptize believers into the name of Jesus Christ.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MARK 1:1 to 4:31
The story of this Apostle corresponds to that of Matthew; though they were so far apart when they wrote their account on the events they witnesed together with Jesus.
John preaching the baptism of repentance: this means that John brings us the 'Good News' of the option God gives us to repent. It is not that there are
different Gospels, but one Gospel with variouse sections - like a house has various rooms.
We read that baptising, you acknowledge that you have sinned, thus confessing your sins.
We read about the baptism of Jesus and how Satan tempted Jesus for 40 days in the wilderness.
Jesus teaching the Gospel ( the good news ) of the Kingdom of heaven, asking us to believe the gospel and to repent.
Jesus being provoked by a unclean spirit within a man, subsequently casting the spirit out of the man.
MAR 1 1:42 Jesus healing a man of leprosy.
MAR 1 2:20 Jesus explains that he cast out devils by the power of God.
MAR 1 2:27 Jesus telling us that we can work on the Sabbath, if we have to.
MAR 1 3:28 That blasphemy shall not be forgive men.
MAR 1 3:34 Jesus referring to the Apostles as his brethren and his mother, as well as anyone who does the will of God.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MARK 4:32 to 7:12
Jesus calming a storm by commanding it.
Mark 5:1 Jesus casts a legion of spirits out of a man in to a herd of swine in the town of Gadarenes. This man, previously insane and possessed, now proceeds to publish what Jesus had done for him.
Jesus continuing to demonstrate that he was the son of God,whilst healing ill people.
Mark 5:25 A believer, or perhaps even a Christian, touching Jesus' clothes is healed at once.
Mark 6:7 Jesus calls unto him 'the twelve', gives them power over unclean spirits, commands that they take nothing for their journey, save a staff, and sends them forth. And they went forth and preached that men should repent.
People doubting who Jesus was, confusing him for John the baptist or Elias.
Jesus moved with compassion for the people, for they were like sheep without a shepherd. Thus we must remember that Jesus is the only shepherd, no minister or priest can take his place: they can only preach his Gospel.
Jesus feeds hundreds on two loaves and two fish and Jesus walks on the sea.
Mark 7:2 Jesus teaching the people not to honour the traditions of men above the law of God.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MARK 7:13 to 10:13
7:13 - 19
Jesus explains that nothing that does within us can defile us, but that which comes out of us, for this comes from the heart.
Meaning that we can eat all things and even look at and enjoy the beauty of the body of another, for that goes within. But when we allow this beauty to arouse us as married or engaged persons, this arousal comes out of our heart: and it defilles us through fornication.
7:25 - 30
Jesus tells a gentile ( none-Jew ) that he was sent to the Jews and not to the gentiles. This quote, in Mark has been translated slightly different from what we read in MAT 15: 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
The gentile woman insists and Jesus awards her mercy, because she had fait in him. Note that, eventhough he saved her child, she shall not be saved, save she repents and be baptised. First we must have faith, then we surrender through repentance, closing the sacrifice with the baptism. During repentance we shed many of our customs ( fornication, theft, deceit, hatred without a cause, murder, etc. ). This is a sacrifice: therefore you shall read Paul quoting us later:
HEB 10: 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, HEB 10: 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Jesus tells the people that we, us from the generation of Jesus, shall not receive a sign other than that explained in the below quote, to occur in the future, during the generation of Christ.
MAT 12: 38
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
MAT 12: 39
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
MAT 12: 40
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
8:34 - 35
Jesus tells the people to repent and baptise, which is denying your self to a great extent, and follow him.
9:38 - 39
Jesus tells his disciples (who proof to be just like men has been from the start of the world and still are today) that Christians need not be part
of any Church but of the Church of Jesus to be Christian, as the person the disciples rejected was clearly a Christian, but not of their company: for Satan cannot cast out Satan.
Jesus explains adultery relating to divorce.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MARK 11:12 to 14:24
11 - Jesus enter Jerusalem.
20 - Jesus cursing fig tree.
22/26 We are told to believe in God when we pray for something so we may receive it.
12:28/31 We are told what the first and second of all commandments are.
13: - Jesus tells of the way to the end.
We are told that false Christ's shall arise.
13:24/28 - First coming of Jesus.
14: - Jesus sends two to prepare the last supper. Jesus performs the ritual of 'The breaking of bread' also known as 'Eucharist'.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF MARK 14:25 to 16:20
We ready about the final hours before Jesus' crucifixion.
How Jesus his grave was shut with a huge rock.
How Jesus' body vanished the next morning.
How an angel sat on Jesus' grave the next day.
Jesus appearing on the Apostles, telling them to go and preach the Gospel throughout the world.
And that those who believe shall be save and those who do not believe shall be condemned.
Jusus starting to question the priest when he was twelve yers of age.
THE GOSPEL OF LUKE
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE ( the 3rd Gospel book ) 1:1 to 3:9
Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist is told by and angel that Elisabeth, his aged, infertile (barren) wife shall conceive John. After this revelation Zacharias was dumb and could not speak.
Elisabeth being filled with the holy ghost and the baby leaping in her womb as Mary, the mother of the Jesus, salutes her. Elisabeth utters her blessings upon her. Mary remaining with Elisabeth for three months.
Zacharias regaining is speech, as the angel foretold him, as he uttered the name of his son as 'John', while he wrote it, subsequently prophesying the works and worth of John The Baptist.
Jesus' birth in Bethlehem.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE ( the 3rd Gospel book ) 3:10 to 5:39
Jesus answereng the people and the soldiers to be charitable with their neighbours. The soldiers are told not to do voilence to any man and to be content with their wages.
The baptism of Jesus en his reception of the Holy Ghost.
Jesus being tempted by the devil and preaching in the synagogue. Then being chased out of town by offended Jews.
Jesus curing people in Capernaum and also Simon's mother in law.
Luke 5:33/39 Jesus explains that Christians fast in mourning of him, the Christ, no longer amongst them in the flesh.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE 6:1 to 8:22
Jesus telling us that, if we have no other option, we may work on the Sabbath ( Sunday ) for the sabbath was made for men and not men for the Sabbath.
Great piece of teaching by Jesus in Luke 6:xx Luke 6:22/23
Luke 22:46 And why ye call me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE 8:23 to 10:22
We read very much the same story as we have read from the two previous Apostles: although the stories were written at different times and places.
We read how Jesus gives authority over devils and diseases to the 12 Apostles.
Herod desires to see Jesus, for he heard about the things that were done by him.
Jesus teaching the Apostles that those who are not against him are for him: and thus they should not rebuke those doing good in Jesus' name, though they aren't followers of their group. Note: of course those who make believe they cast out devils in his name, though they are just defrauding people, are not him and thus excluded from the brotherly curtsy!
Jesus sending 70 to preach the Gospel, taking nothing with them, to eat as they are served daily and to sleep where they are granted a bed, giving them power over the enemy, wild beast and all ill.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE 10:23 to 12:45
Luke 25 - 37 Jesus explains what we must do to inherit everlasting life. Note: that if we love God as God quotes us, we will follow Jesus an do as he calls us to: believe, repent and baptise.
Luke 11:2 Jesus teaches the Apostles how to pray basically. If you don't know what to say, but just want to pray, use these words.
Luke 11:9 Jesus tells Christians and serious believers that if they ask they shall receive and if they seek that they shall find.
Jesus: He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathered not with me scattered.
Jesus comments on people seeking proof and other fables of men.
LUK 12: 8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
LUK 12: 9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
LUK 12: 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
LUK 12: 1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
LUK 12: 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Note: the pharisees today are the hypocritical preachers who fool people with a false Gospel of their own, accommodating contortion.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE 12:46 to 14:10
Jesus tells us that he is aware of the fact that, though he came to give us the means to find salvation, at the same time he will cause hatred and division:
LUK 12: 51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
LUK 12: 52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
LUK 12: 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Luke repeats what we read in the book of Matthew: many misguided people believe they are Christians, yet they are not and thus shall be rejected by Christ.
LUK 13: 22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
LUK 13: 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
LUK 13: 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
LUK 13: 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
LUK 13: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
LUK 13: 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE 14:11 to 16:31
Jesus is teaching us to which extent we must love him and what we must be prepared to sacrifice as well as what we must sacrifice to be accepted by him.
LUK 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
We read who they who like to hear en even believe, but yet do not follow, shall be rejected by him; even if they claim to be Christian.
Luke: 16:22-26: Jesus tells us that the first shall be the last and the last shall be the first. Those that are faring well through live are also called to become christian: repent and baptise. This way they will certainly not disregard the needy and certainly will not live their lives in access, thus delivering their body from the everlasting torments of the lakes of fire which shall devour the earth.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE 17:1 to 19:48
Jesus tell us that he knows that there shall be offenders,
but woe to them: he tells us how he shall condemn those who hurt the children!
Jesus tells us how faithful we must be (after we believe in him and follow him, of course):
to receive all that we demand in his name (except vanity, of course).
Jesus continues to show the priest that he is the Christ, thorough healing people before them.
Jesus tells us about the way in which he shall return.
Luke 18:2 Jesus tells us to always pray and never to faint! Unto the end!
Luke 18:14 ..Every one that exalted himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be axalted.
Jesus tells us yet again that the lukewarm and the hypocrites have no favour in his eyes.
He tells us that children are not to be refused access to him, for they are Holy: Luke 18:16 for thus is the kingdom of God - the which is holy, as you may understand.
Jesus explains how, when we surrender, we change, receiving holy power.
LUK 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Now read the whole piece 18 to 27 and see that Jesus tells you that, where you, standing as a loner,
not having surrendered to him, not repented and baptised, are not capable to do such a thing, once you surrender
and God takes over, these thing will be very naturally easy to do.
Cliff: But don't take this too literally, you rich guys out there, for yes, to not put your heart upon your money,
not to be ruled by it, but increasing it to do charity and hep the needy, is sufficient; else to give away
all we have would be a commandment, yet here it is used as an example of how much we must sacrifice to truly surrender.
Instead of desiring a Lambourgini, you'd desire building homes to the poor, educating them, healing the ill etc. while
you increase your money to do more good.
LUK 19:26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken from him.
LUK 19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE 20:1 to 23:56
Jesus telling use again that Christians are Holy and thus fit for heaven. And in heaven they shall be like the angels. Before we are Holy we can't enter heaven. We become like little children after our repentance and baptism, thus Holy.
Jesus warns again and again of the hypocritical clergy, telling us that they shall receive damnation.
Jesus tells of the end of the world, when he shall come to judge. He tells the Christians how they shall be persecuted and murdered, for his name sake, reminding them of their reward if they endure until the end.
Luke 21:3 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my word shall not pass away.
Luke: 22: Jesus is preparing for his death and informs the Apostles that the one to betray him is amid them.
Jesus praying to God to spare him his awaiting faith.
Judas betraying Jesus and Jesus being led to the high priest.
Jesus being captured and mocked by Pilate and Herod.
Jesus at the cross forgiving two transgressors and promising them they shall be in heaven with him that very night.
Three hours darkness ocuring over whole Israel, after the cruxcifiction of Jesus.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF LUKE 24:1 to 24:53
Followers of Jesus discovering that he had vanished from his grave.
Jesus appearing to Peter and a few others, reasoning with them that he was Jesus in the flesh, allowing them to touch him to confirm. Jesus blessing the few and then ascending in to heaven. The latter is a rather testing account for the unbelieving and the lukewarm: but you must be like little children and believe without doubt all the amazing things you cannot comprehend: for thus is the way to the kingdom of heaven, and not doubting!
We have now read the books of Matthew and of Luke. You have discovered that these books give an identical account of the Gospel Jesus preached.
WHAT WE HAVE READ IN THE BOOK OF JOHN 1:1 to 3:36
John appearing and declaring that he is not Jesus, nor a prophet, but him of who the prophet Esaias has predicted the ariva as one crying in the wilderness.
Jesus transforming water in to wine.
Jesus telling Nicodemus that to receive forgiveness of sins and be granted access to heaven, one must be born again (baptized) .
JOH 3: 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
JOH 3: 6 hat which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
note: when we were born of our parents we were born of the flesh. But now we must be reborn of the spirit: and this can only happen through faith in what Jesus tells us, repentance and baptism.
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