The Word: Episode 0313 Matthew 2:13-18

“Passover Meal?”

December 17, 2017

“Passover Meal?”

Blessings folk!

Jesus sent two disciples out to prepare for the Passover meal.

Mar 14:16-18
The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them;
and they prepared the Passover.

When it was evening He came with the twelve.

As they were reclining at the table and eating, Jesus said,
“Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me—one who is eating with Me.”

They were reclining at the table and eating.

Was this the Passover meal?

I actually had a typo related to this a couple of days ago….anyone catch it? LOL
…to be continued…


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The Word: Episode 0312 Matthew 2:7-13

“Just As He Had Told Them”

December 16, 2017

“Just As He Had Told Them”

Blessings folk!

So, we are paying close attention to timing elements.
Now, read again.
Note what Jesus says/does.

Mar 14:12-16

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?”

And He sent two of His disciples and said to them,
“Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him;

and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says,
“Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’

“And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.”

The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them;
and they prepared the Passover.

The disciples had questioned Jesus as to Passover preparations.

Jesus answered by sending two of His disciples to prepare.

He did not just tell them “what to do”.
He told them “what would happen”.
Jesus knew.
Prophetic preparation.

They would go into the city.
A man carrying a pitcher of water would meet them. (Hummm…did not the women usually carry the water?)
They were to follow the man.
Wherever the man entered they were to speak to the owner of the house.

Jesus gave them the exact phrasing.
“The Teacher says ‘where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples.’”

The disciples would then be shown a large furnished upper room.
The room was ready.
They were to prepare there.

They found all to be as the Lord has said.

Do we live in such expectation?
To hear from the Lord in detail?
To know the mind of the Lord?
To abide in Him?
To obey?
To trust?


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The Word: Episode 0311 Matthew 2:1-6

“First Day of Unleavened Bread”

December 15, 2017

“First Day of Unleavened Bread”

Blessings folk!

The religionists were seeking to kill Jesus.

Jesus pressed on in the Kingdom.

Give close heed…

Mar 14:12-16

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?”

And He sent two of His disciples and said to them,
“Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him;

and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says,
“Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’

“And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.”

The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them;
and they prepared the Passover.

It is very important to give close attention to the timing the Word gives us.

“On the first day of Unleavened Bread when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed…”

The Old Testament gives us the Law that defines the timing.

Passover was to occur on Nisan 14.
On that day they Passover lamb was to be sacrificed “between the evenings” - 3 p.m.

At sunset on Nisan 14 the next day begin, Nisan 15.
Remember, the Jewish day begins at sunset.

Nisan 15 was the first day of the seven day Feast of Unleavened Bread.

By Jesus’ time Passover/Unleavened Bread were often referred to as Unleavened Bread, much like we say “the holidays” speaking of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.

It was on Nisan 13 that Jesus’ disciples asked where they were to go and prepare to eat the Passover.

This is really important.
We will see why…

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The Word: Episode 0310 Matthew 1:18-25

“Betrayal Today”

December 14, 2017

“Betrayal Today”

Blessings folk!

Mar 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve,
went off to the chief priests in order to betray Him to them.

They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money.
And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.

Think on this.

Judas was “one of the twelve”.
He was not an inferior disciple in status.
He was one of them.
He was called of the Lord.
He lived and travelled with Jesus.
He was as the others.
He heard all of Jesus’ teachings.
He saw the miracles, etc.

Yet something happened.

I believe that he sought to force Jesus’ hand.

Judas was more interested in the kingdom of the world rather than the Kingdom of God.
Things were not “moving fast enough” for him.

He decided to betray Jesus.
He did so, in his mind, to further Jesus’ agenda.

Know this.
God does not need our help!

So, Judas and the religionists worked a deal.

Judas would get the money he wanted…we learn later the price of a slave…and the religionists would get Jesus…to kill Him.

Judas began seeking the opportunity to betray Jesus.

The same occurs today.

Far too many “professing believers” (especially in “leadership&rdquoWinking have a heart of Judas and the religionists.

They seek their own desires.
They feign holiness and righteousness.
They fake the spiritual walk.

Look.
It can be seen everywhere.

Most would be amazed at the utter lack of prayer, Bible study, koinonia, seeking the mind of the Lord, exhortation, encouragement, etc in the “leadership” of the church.

Many (most?) are simply faking it for the salary.

Now is the time for repentance and seeking the Lord.
Now is the time to do the true work of the Kingdom.
Now is the time to reject the fraudulent busy-ness of the organizational institution.

A time is coming when all will be revealed.
The false will be uncovered.

Repent.
Change before it is too late…

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The Word: Episode 0209 Matthew 1:1-20

“Judas…”

December 13, 2017

“Judas…”

Blessings folk!

The woman had anointed Jesus for burial.
She had extravagantly poured out expensive nard over Jesus’ head.

Jesus received what she had done.
Others were offended.

Mar 14:4-5

But some were indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted?

“For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii,
and the money given to the poor.” And they were scolding her.

Shock, shock!

Jesus set them straight.
The poor would always be among them.
He would not be among them much longer.

Still, I suspect that some did not receive His correction.
Why do I think that?

Mar 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve,
went off to the chief priests in order to betray Him to them.

They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money.
And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.

It was after this moment that Judas betrayed the Lord.

Judas kept the money bag of Jesus and His disciples.

Jhn 13:29
For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box,
that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we have need of for the feast”;
or else, that he should give something to the poor.

I suspect Judas was one of the “indignant”.
Judas was mad.
He decided to force Jesus’ hand.
It would not turn out well for Him.

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