God has visited.

In Luke 7:16, the scripture says “God has visited his people”. One thing the Jews did wrong, was to miss the time of God’s visitation and were expelled from the land of Israel. Luke 19:44.
Herod Antipas had John the Baptist arrested and imprisoned, because John preached against Herod’s marriage to his brother Philip’s wife. While in prison, John sent his disciples to Jesus to ask him if he was the one to come. Jesus showed John through his words and deeds. Matt.11:2-19; Luke 7:18-35.
In Capernaum, Jesus performed the 2nd sign of being the Messiah, casting out a deaf and dumb spirit. The religious leaders said that Jesus cast out devils by the devil. They blasphemed the Holy Ghost. Matt.12:22-29; Mark 3:20-30; Luke 11:14-23.
The religious leaders were seeking a sign, because of their unbelief. Jesus’ mother and brothers were looking for him in the synagogue. Jesus had 4 brothers and some sisters. Joseph and Mary had other children, because it was a curse not to have many children (James-Gal.1:19, Jude-the Epistle, Joses, Simon). Parables- Sower, Seed, Tares, Mustard Seed, Leaven, Treasure, Pearl, Dragnet and Lamp. Matt.12:38-50; 13:1-56; Mark 3:31-35; 4:1-34; Luke 8:4-21; Joel 3:13.
On the Sea of Galilee, Jesus stills the sea. Jesus the man rebuked the storm. He asked why the disciples didn’t rebuke the wind and sea. God has given man dominion over the earth. Jesus and the disciples crossed over the sea to the town of Gadarene. There Jesus heals a demoniac, Jarius’ daughter raised from the dead, woman with issue of blood healed and blind men healed. Matt.8:23-34; 9:18-31; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25.
As they crossed back over the sea, Jesus cast out a dumb spirit. The Religious leaders, knowing who Jesus was by the miracle performed, blasphemed the Holy Ghost, saying Jesus used the devil to cast out the devil. Matt.9:32-34.
The 12 disciples were sent out and taught them the meaning of discipleship. Matt.9:35-11:1.
Herod Antipas beheads John the Baptist, the 12 return, the feeding of 5000, Jesus walks on the water, discourse on the Bread of Life and the traditions of men. Mark 6:14-29; John 6:1-14; Mark 6:45-52; Matt.14:22-36; John 6:26-40; Matt.15:1-14.
The Scribes and Rabbi’s interpreted the Torah(Pentateuch).This interpretation is called the Misnah. The Misnah was interpreted and this book is called the Talmud. These are the books studied to become a Rabbi.

Crain Blanchard.


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