John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

Saturday, August 22, 2015

18th lesson => God's Purpose in loving the Human Being

Jesus is the Great Physician

“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed” - Isa. 53:4-5.

 "Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician, heal yourself ! Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum”. Lk. 4:23. We read in the four gospels that Jesus healed all who came to him. He surely was a doctor for all who came to him. But he was a doctor of the soul as well. And yes, it was fulfilled they did say unto him, physician, heal yourself when he was on the cross.

Some passages where Jesus healed the sick people:

Mat. 12:15 - “Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick”. It says in this verse many followed him, and he healed all their sick.
Mat. 14:14 - “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick”. A large crowd waiting and once again he healed their sick.
Lc. 9:42 – “Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father”.  Jesus heals the boy and he rebuked the evil spirit.
Lc. 22:51 - “But Jesus answered, "No more of this!" And he touched the man's ear and healed him”.

 Jesus The Good Shepherd

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep" Jn. 10:11.  "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--" - Jn. 10:14.

Jesus cares for every human being as a shepherd cares for his sheep. A shepherd watches over his sheep and he always is checking if it is alongside the other sheep, and if one gets lost the shepherd runs to fetch the one that moves away from the herd. The good shepherd gives his life for his sheep and that is how Jesus is described as a good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep which we are. He says his sheep know him and hear his voice. He also states that He is known by his sheep, this describes a very close relationship with his sheep.

In John chapter 10 is described the close relationship between Jesus the shepherd and his sheep. I suggest you to read the first 16 verses of the chapter it talks about the profile of Jesus as the good shepherd. “When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." Vs 4-5. It is so wonderful to know that we as God´s children can hear his voice and follow him. If we follow our shepherd that is the light, and He says who follows him will never walk in the darkness. He is the light, the true bread of life, water of life, the physician; Jesus everything to us. Our true source of every need we have.

Jesus The Divine Teacher

Master Jesus was called by all, it might be fulfilled which was taken about HIM.

ü  The disciples call Jesus Master, and Jesus endorsed the fact that they did so. "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am" - Jn. 13:13.

ü  The Pharisees call Jesus Master = "Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council" - Jn.3: 1. Nicodemus comes to visit Jesus at night to ask him about eternal life. “He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him". Nicodemus comes to visit at night and said to him, ‘we know’.  Who was the ‘we know’ that he was referring to? And he calls him Rabbi and says you are a teacher from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs your are doing, if God would not be in all this you are doing.  He was representing the Jewish Ruling Council and they knew that Jesus was a teacher, Rabbi as he called him. Check out the whole passage in: Jn. 3:2-21.

ü  The Pharisees and Herodians call Jesus Master: - “Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, "Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” Mk. 12:13-14.

ü  The Sadducees call Jesus Master: "Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. "Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother"- Mk. 12:18-19.

ü  Jesus tells them to refer about HIM as the Master to their disciples: "Say to the owner of the house he enters, 'The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”  - Mark. 14:14. The Bible says that Jesus is the Master Teacher, everyone recognized him as such. It is recommended that each of us also think about HIM in this way

Jesus The Savior Of Believers

For everyone who believes in him. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" - Jn. 3:16. "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--" John. 1:12.

Jesus the Crucified Savior

"Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). Here they crucified him, and with him two others--one on each side and Jesus in the middle. Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the king of the Jews. "- Jn. 19:17-19.

Jesus the Comforter

The Prophet Isaiah pronounces Jesus, the Messiah, and he comes as a baby that was born: "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" - Isaiah 9:6. Jesus tells his disciples: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am" - John. 14:1-3.

Jesus the Giver of the Holy Spirit

In chapter 16:1-15 we read of John's Gospel as Jesus promises to send another comforter like Him, and He will send unto his disciples. Check in your Bible this passage for your meditation. This was fulfilled at Pentecost, and we will talk about this further in another chapter.

Jesus the Great Intercessor

17:1-26. Jesus prayed for his disciples and for all who would believe through them. You and I believe because nowadays we still have the Word that Jesus spoke and everything that God has put in writing that we might have His Word. We can read the Word of God and It tells us that Jesus is the Intercessor of believers. I suggest you to read the entire chapter of John 17, but here we will only quote verses 20-21: 20 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me”.

I believe that Jesus Resume presents of himself in the Holy Scriptures is sufficient for each of us to receive Him and accept him as He is. Jesus as a human being was love, he acted as is described in His Word.

In the Lord's Service 
I greet you in His Love
Antonina Penner.
Masters inTheology..
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