I have read, known, believed and loved the Word of God for well over 30 years.
All this time, the ministry years of Jesus, have been exciting reading, but somewhat confusing.
I would see the same stories repeated book after book. That’s nice, but are they are in a different order, or have different details?
My mind did not comprehend.
I have been teaching Old Testament, on Wednesday nights to a small group in our Church, (8 to 12 folks), for several years.
A couple of chapters a week, from Genesis through Kings. ( to show Jesus, through out).
I decided it was time to look directly at Jesus.
Since they hear of the birth and death of Jesus every year, and unfortunately not much of His ministry, I decided to do a Harmony of the Gospels teaching.
We are using Mark as our anchor. Last week we made it through His Baptism and 40 days of temptation.
A realization, a revelation, my eyes were opened, events, did not occur in the order I had always assumed. (We must back up, and fill in information from John).
Tonight, I am going to set the time line of events, from the Baptism, (Jesus, receiving the Holy Spirit). To the wilderness, Andrew, seeing Jesus, bringing Peter to meet Jesus, to the wedding, (Water to Wine the first miracle).
It was after this Miracles, that the Disciples believed on Him.
Passover , cleansing of the Temple, they ask for a sign? Tear down, 3 days…. Alluding to the death and resurrection .
Many believed, when they saw the miracles He did, He did not call them to follow Him. “Because He knew what was in all men“.
He then met Nicodemus. You must be born again.
Men loved darkness, rather then the light.
He came to Judaea, Desciples baptized unto repentance. John the Baptist was elsewhere, Baptizing, not yet imprisoned. (John explained).
“He must increase, I must decrease“.
John: 3. 34-6
“For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
The Samaritan woman and the water of life. The first missionary.
John: 4. 24.
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
The second miracle, the healing of the Noblemans son.
John: 4. 48.
“Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.”
Accept you come, my son will die. He believed, and it was so, in the same hour.
John is imprisoned at this time. (Mark 1:14,15, Matthew 4:12-17, Luke 4:14-15, John 4:3,43,45).
On way to Galilee He passed through Nazareth, Luke 4:14-30.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me . ”
Names of God Bible (NOG)
The Lord Will Anoint His Servant with His Spirit
“The Ruach (spirit)of Adonay (supreme ruler) Yahweh (Father) is with me
because Yahweh (the Father) has anointed me
to deliver good news to humble people.
He has sent me
to heal those who are brokenhearted,
to announce that captives will be set free
and prisoners will be released.
He has sent me to announce the year of Yahweh’s good will
and the day of our Elohim’s (God’s, the Creator, Supreme Ruler) vengeance,
to comfort all those who grieve.”
He was rejected at Nazareth , went to Capernaum. Matthew 4. Repent the Kingdom of God is at hand.
He there called the Desciples.