|I am your host Christina Farris coming live from turtle30cshell.com home Today is October 29, 2016, lesson is called:
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Mark 6:45-56 KJV
(45) And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
(46) And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
(47) And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
(48) And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
(49) But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
(50) For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
(51) And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
(52) For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
(53) And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
(54) And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
(55) And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
(56) And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Mark 7:24-37 KJV
Last week it looks as if I overlooked the end of chapter 6 and so today I am combinding both end of 6 and 7 to talk about Jesus power. The first thing Jesus did after feeding of the five thousand was to depart into the mountains to a place of solitude. Jesus taught that prayer and fasting was necessary for certain miracles. With Jesus being who He was he still found the need to fast and pray in the human flesh. Jesus was both Spirit and flesh. As Jesus walked upon the water it appeared Jesus looked like spirit in the middle of the waves as the wind whipped around the disciples who he had sent out earlier. His appearance startled them more despite the ability to feed five thousand with so little bread and fish. Had they forgotten the one miracle already. How could they deny the power of God? Simply there hearts were harden to the miracles. It is easier to doubt then to believe. Yet through out Jesus ministry there were some places he went to that miracle occurred and the crowd would gather. There were other miracles only his disciples were a witness too. Jesus appearing as a Spirit moved across the water and appeared in all humanity before the disciples as He walked into the ship and the waves and wind around him calmed. Truth he was all flesh from beginning to end in this story. Imagine having someone appear right in the middle of the freeway. For a moment you are not sure if it is real or human, especially in the middle of the night and the next he is real, but you are forty miles from no where. Not expecting to see someone and then see someone is like a ghost effect or mirage effect but once realized it is true. Jesus' disciples were in a state of reality and unbelieving. Every believer goes through periods of doubt and unbelief.
(24) And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
(25) For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
(26) The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
(27) But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
(28) And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
(29) And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
(30) And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
(31) And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
(32) And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
(33) And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
(34) And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
(35) And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
(36) And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
(37) And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
The believer is more like the woman begging Jesus to cast the demon out of her daughter. It was not she did not believe, but Jesus made inquiry of who she feed first the children or the dogs. Jesus feed his disciples first and then the gentiles. The gentile woman was consider a dog or outcast from Jewish faith and maybe even her own, because she a woman of wordom. Yet he had mercy for her for she said even so the dogs need food. In fact Jesus went first to His people then to the gentiles. He minister to both groups of people. Healing and casting out demons never giving thought to denying anyone that came to Him. No one was ever denied but the issue of segregation was spoken about. It was spoken in away of how come you come asking if you know I am a Jew replied Jesus. A Jew by birth was a very segregated people thought they minister to all nations. God's own people blinded to miracles performed but the gentiles and outcast knew that Jesus was the Messiah.
A man needing healing to be able to speak correctly and hear came to Jesus and Jesus enter his dwelling and closed the door. He performed the miracle behind close doors of the gentile nation, why because the word spread like wild fire. Jesus told the gentiles to not tell anyone and they blabbed like a gossip columnist in New York with no regards to anyone freedom of privacy or protection. The Gentile salvation of knowing God's wonderful works had come to them. Yet it would take Apostle Peter to have dream about eating pork to get off his high seat and reach out to the gentile nation in Acts 10. God was not just a God to the Jewish people but to all people. God calls his people to share his truth. God is not a God of segregation, but a God to all people. Jesus did miracles among those that would believe and taught them His ways. The problem was the crowd was like a Texas stampede. Jesus needed not a publisher but witness going and sharing and being like the seventy disciple He would send out in His name, healig the sick and casting out demons. People to teach and preach the Gospel.
Jesus calls each and everyone of us to spread His word. Are you willing to share the Gospel of Jesus with the world. You are reading this on line. think for a moment how can you too share Jesus online? Be creative as God speaks to you by His Spirit. May God bless you and your efforts to share Jesus.