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A Christmas special on the Doctrine of Christ and its advanced implications for God to make partakers perfect.

Preliminary Outline of Hebrews

INTRODUCTION: Beginning, Body, and Bottom Line of Hebrews.

Beginning of Hebrews, what is God like: “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” (Hebrews 1:1-4)
Body of Hebrews 13 chapters, the Doctrine of Christ includes partakers of His nature: “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection…” (Hebrews 6:1a)
Bottom Line of Hebrews, that God may make you complete: “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Hebrews 13:20,21)
I. The Doctrine of Christ in Hebrews 1, most probable full extent of Paul’s initial synagogue address as once he identified the Christ of the Old Testament and the Son of God with Jesus of Nazareth, they ran him off and tried to kill him.

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NOTE1: Paul as obvious author of Hebrews. (see at the end)
1. Starts off with God, then Son. (Hebrews 1:1-3)
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high…”

Note: Hebrews 1 is almost all quotes from the Old Testament, so Paul introduces with both the Hebrew history of the “fathers” and the OT Prophets.
2. Then Lord for Jesus. (Hebrews 1:10)
“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands…”

II. Beginning with Hebrews 2 of combining the Doctrine of Christ with US, principles of the Doctrine of Christ.

1. Heed those things taught by Jesus and the Disciples and witnessed by God.
(Hebrews 2:1)
2. Man and Jesus.
a. Man (Hebrews 2:6).
b. Jesus and getting Man and Jesus together in the Atonement. (Hebrews 2:9)
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

3. Doctrine and principles joined as One and in the Assembly, church. (Hebrews 2:12-13)
“Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” (Hebrews 2:12)
a. Quote of Psalm 22:22 in Hebrews 2:12.
b. Quote of Isaiah 8:6,7 in Hebrews 2:13.
4. Doctrine and principles continued to tie together as both the children and Christ become partakers of flesh and blood. (2:14-18)
a. Delivered flesh and blood from bondage because of the fear of death.
b. Christ took on the nature of Man, not the angels which were a little higher.
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil…” (2:14)
c. “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” (2:17)
d. Temptation is suffering, there again Christ identifies with the children or people. (2:18)

5. With the first mention of the name Christ and with Christ Jesus together. Paul brings the Doctrine of Chirst and the Principles or implications of the Doctrine of Christ firmly together with new names. (3:1-5)
a. The children or people are brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling.
b. Christ Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest of the Christian profession.

6. With the second mention of Christ (doctrine of Christ), we are the house of Christ if we hold firm unto the end. (3:6-13)
NOTE: now he launches into the first listed specific principle of “repentance from dead works”.

7. With this third mention of the word Christ or the Doctrine of Christ the principle of the doctrine of Christ in faith in God is highlighted. (3:14-19)
“For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end…” (3:14)
a. The judgment principle has already been mentioned as God decided and decides that “they shall not enter into His rest.”
b. And the faith in God principle in that it was unbelief that prevented them from eternal rest.

8. The promise of rest that remains for the rest of the people of God is an introduction to the resurrection of the dead. In the synagogue there would be both Pharisees and Saducess, the first believing in a resurrection of the dead and the second not. (4:1-13)

9. With the mention of “Jesus, the Son of God”, necessary in the doctrine of Christ comes a some what veiled but practical introduction to “baptisms”, here it is the baptism into the grace of God to help in time of needs and into the THRONE OF GRACE ITSELF. (4:14-5:4)

NOTE: Paul was still talking in the language of a new Christian, of a lawyer of Israel and the Old Testament law, had not written his other 13 New Testament books, and was still speaking the language of the synagogues where he was raised and trained in the Law. Later when he polished for publication the early synagogue addresses, the flavor and language of the initial addresses was keep. We can therefore appreciate the simpler language.
a. Obey Him.
b. You are not listening!
c. Obey and listen to the first principles of the Doctrine of Christ, get baptized into the strong meat of the word, get skillful in the word of righteousness, grow up, and exercise your senses to discern both good and evil.

II. Summary of what has been happening in the first 5 chapters on both the Doctrine of Christ and the principles of the doctrine of Christ in 6:1,2
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit” (Hebrews 6:1-4)

** Paul wants to pass on to advanced doctrines of perfection, but strains to get off the first principles. so below is parenthetical on first principles.
P1: Partakers of the Holy Spirit is more on the baptisms. (6:4)
P2: Your sense of taste has been baptized in the word of God, and baptized into the powers of the world to come. (6:5)
P3: Repentance and atonement again. (6:6,7)
P4: Judgment (6:8)
P5: Salvation, the complete baptism in the One baptism. (6:9)

III. “Unto Perfection” in the Doctrine and Principles of Christ, Hebrews 6-13.

NOTE: Come now to the second part of Hebrews: (1) the First is the Doctrine and Principles of the Doctrine of Christ in Hebrews 1-5; and the (2) second is advanced doctrines unto perfection of the Doctrines of Christ with principles, Hebrews 6-13.

1. Unto Perfection in Hope of Salvation

a. Unto advanced doctrines of Christ and perfection with the promise of Hope of salvation. (6:15-19)
b. Advances into the Doctrine of Christ about the high priesthood, and the extent of the sure and immutable HOPE. (Christ and Melchesidec and what it means to us.}
(6:20)
c. About Hebrew history on this Melchisedec and Abraham in order to increase awareness of hope of salvation.. (7:1-11)
NOTE: somewhere in here Paul gets so enthused, almost forgetting his outline and completely free flowing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
d. The priesthood and law is changed.
(1). Law made nothing perfect, bringing in of better hope did. Hope by which we draw near to God. (7:19)

2. Summarizing unto perfection in the doctrine of Christ: (c) seated at the right hand of His Majesty in heaven, the great and only High Priest, minister of THE SANCTUARY–it is the true tabernacle and Jesus is the Minister,and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself pitched this tent, not any man.. (8:1-
a. Advanced doctrine under perfection and with our High Priest with a new minster. (8:6,7)
NOTE: A TRAIN of unto perfection in Christ from (1) the most excellent ministry of Christ, to (2) Him as the mediator of a better covenant, and (3) one which is established on better promises. From most excellent, to a better covenant Mediator, to better promises. You can’t beat that!
b. Mediator of a New covenant.
c. With better promises.
2. Unto the perfection of advanced doctrines and principles of Christ with the New Covenant. (8:9-13)
a. The New Covenant is unlike the Old Covenant which Israel did not keep anyway, so that under that covenant God did not regard them anyway;
b. Here is the covenant that God made with Israel at the beginning of the Last Days–
(1) the new birth of God putting the law in their minds and hearts;
(2) the covenant of God will be Israels God and Israel will in turn be His people;
(3) the priesthood of believers, everyone will know God in Israel from the least to the greatest;
(4). God will be merciful to their unrighteousness;
(5) God will remember their sins no more.
(6). The Old Covenant is made old, decayed, and will vanish away.
3. You need to know a little Hebrew history of the Old Covenant in order to appreciate the New. {Later in Romans Paul will expand God’s enlarged concept of Gentiles as all Israel saved.}. (9:1-9)
4. Unto advaned perfection in the doctrine of Christ moves on to REFORMATION, REDEMPTION, and INHERITANCE and thru the atonement. (9:10-22)
5. Back to the New Covenant and the “blood of the new testament”. (9:23-28)
(a). New tabernacle is heaven.
(b). atonement, once for all and for all time.
(c). Salvation is completed at the Second Coming!
6. Advanced doctrine of Christ unto perfection, THE DOCTRINE OF THE CROSS! (10:1-13)
7. CROSS, PERFECTION, AND SANCTIFICATION. (10:14-22)
(a). Unto perfection with faith.
(b). Confidence in drawing near to God because of: (1) true heart in full assurance of faith, (2) hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and (3) bodies washed with pure water.
8. Profession of our faith, ways to hold fast to that profession. (10:24-39)
9. About the Perfection of Faith with Hebrew historical examples– (Hebrews 11)
NOTE: Those people of Hebrew faith examples have not yet in heaven received the full promise of God, nor heavenly of our relatives and friends received it yet that have passed along. Perfection of the promise, alias sanctification or Christlikness, and the new bodies on the new earth is held in reserve for all of us to enjoy together at the second coming of Christ and the new earth. So those of faith in the past are now in heaven in sort of a holding pattern, and we can speculate that they are in training for their new positions on the new earth, God having taken unto Himself those before us to hold critical positions on the new earth.
10. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12)

11. Practical implementations of unto perfection of faith (Hebrews 13)

SOME NOTES:

NOTE1: Paul as obvious author of Hebrews. Don’t ever pay much attention to historical criticism as they tried to knock everything previously thought in order to magnify their superior knowledge. In doing so, they leaned too heavily on the wisdom of the world and fell under the category of the wisdom of men that God scoffs.

1. The chains and persecutions that his listeners shared written about in Hebrews 10.

2. The obvious style of Paul in all 14 letters that he wrote of showing his own outline, or the wherefores and therefores, and in the summing up, also the long sentences of free flow under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and yet considered the best of Greek, and naturally the lawyer like logic.

3. In chapter 13, the mention of his own son in the faith Timothy and how those of Italy greet them, of course saying that went Paul finished the manuscript for published on which he had worked so many years before and after addresses in Hebrew synagogues.

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Above photo is of a typical Roman Empire first century synagogue remains from

https://www.bibleodyssey.org/en/places/related-articles/first-century-synagogues.aspx

See other posts and pages on Hebrews at https://sungrist.net/2016/12/21/other-posts-and-pages-on-hebrews/

https://sungrist.net/preliminary-outline-of-hebrews-to-inspire-and-illuminate-further-study/

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strictly Jesus: The Lord Jesus Christ group on Facebook:

Jesus earned that "name above all names".
"...he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:8-11 New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Greatest Story with Audio
April 24, 2016
Greatest story ever told.    {Listen while you read!}

Read, Listen, and see illustrations at
https://sungrist.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/the-greatest-story/

Greatest story because it is the only greatest God, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Creator of humanity and the Universe.
After the Father and Jesus made the sacrifice by lowering themselves to come to earth; after Jesus lived on earth and performed many marvelous works and died of the cross for our sins; after Jesus Christ ascended back to heaven to take up His place at the right hand of God, then and now “ever living to make intercession for our sins” and preparing to come get us again in great power and glory. That alone is a great story that gets even greater as we consider that the only way to get to God the Father, His power and wisdom and presence, and eternal being, is through the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 14:1-7
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Do you not want and need this peace Jesus is talking about that keeps your heart from being troubled all the time; it only comes by believe in the Father and the Son; are you not interested in eternity in the Father’s eternal home on the new earth; can you not imagine the place that Jesus prepares in eternity for every believer, and want to go there at death or when Christ comes again; Jesus according to these teachings of John 14:1-7, is not talking figuratively or foolishly when He tells that the prepared place is just not for imagination, but it is prepared for you to be your eternal home. Jesus said He is coming again, in order that you might be received to be with Him and the Father eternally?
Jesus said, “You know where He went after Ascension back to the Father.”
Jesus said, “You know the way to the Father and eternity.”
Good ole doubting Thomas, with whom we can easily identify, said, “Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
This question by Thomas was designed for all humanity that desire to know where the place is that Jesus went back to the Father, and to know the way that we can get there after death or the Second Coming. The answer of Jesus is the greatest story every told!
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
1. Jesus is the Way.
You see often on TV large church services like that of Adrian Roger’s, and you are aware of the way of comfort and feel good the assemblers are experiencing. THAT IS NOT THE WAY! Jesus best summarized the WAY with the message “to take up the cross and follow Him.” Do you when you watch them on TV, recall the similar comfort and feel goodness, God’s people were experiencing in the Temple at Jerusalem before God brought their destruction. Like today and like a gang of thieves that robbed and then hide in the den of thieves, church members today are coming to church to feel good and then live without a cross of Christ all week. THAT IS NOT THE WAY, and Jesus called while quoting from Jeremiah 7:11, that all such flippant and self-serving assemblers are like a “den of thieves”.
2. Jesus is the Truth.
The gist of the Temple message that Jeremiah delivered daily without heed, but with the scoffing of lack of respect, the daily message from God recorded word for word completely in Jeremiah 7, a message that is summarized by “truth is dead.”
Jeremiah 7:28
“But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.”
Each generation in America, unbelievers and lukewarm believers, create a reality or truth in their own mind and heart that will make them feel good and make others dear to them feel good about a good impression of rightness. That is the way truth is dying.
3. Jesus is Life like God the Father.
God made life and with Him is life. At Creation read carefully Genesis 1 and you will notice that the Trinity was at work, God the Father originated the universe, God the Son mediated Creation, and God the Holy Spirit effected creation by “brooding on the face of the deep.” However almost two thousand years ago, the Father ordained that men for real and eternal life must come through Jesus.
“Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”
THAT IS THE WAY GOD ORDAINED IT TO BE SO!
4. Jesus said, “I am the life” and the only way to real and eternal life with God.
Life, real life and eternal life, is only through Jesus. Jesus was not trying to fake us out or build Himself up when He said, “no man comes to the Father but by me.”
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Mourners and Believers

Introduction:

1.  More Mourners than Believers.

Mourners are listed first because there are almost always at funerals or deaths more mourners than believers.  How can you tell that?  Because they are mourning more than believing that the departed one has gone to a much better place, a place in heaven 1000 times better than their life on earth, especially if they lingered in pain and suffering.  Actually an amount of mourning is necessary for family and friends are grieved by the lost of one who meant so much to them for so many years.

Let's consider believers and mournings at a funeral such as the one that Jesus attended at the death of Lazarus.  Actually this was several days after the funeral, because Mary said as Jesus requested entrance into the tomb that the body had already decayed; also Mary said, "Lord if you have been here he would not have died."

2.  It is unbelievable the details that the Apostle John relates in this long chapter, John 11, of the mourning of the death of Lazarus,

John 11 is one of the longest chapters in the book of John, rightly so because John is centered around only 7 miracles of Jesus of the many Jesus performed, and they started with the first simple miracle of Jesus turning the water into wine to this seventh of raising Lazarus from the dead.

                         John 11
"Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.  (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose  brother Lazarus was sick.)"

I.  Now don't get the wrong idea, Mary had faith more than a nominal Christian believer which is easily seen first of all by the early fact that she anointed the feet of Jesus.

Jesus knew Lazarus was dying, and waited two days.

     1a.  Jesus general teachings here in John 11 that apply to everyone all the time:  Jesus like His Heavenly Father heals in His own time and way.

"Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.  When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.  Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.  When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was."

     1b.  Jesus' general teachings here in John 11 that apply all the time:  Sickness nad healing is "for the glory of God"; and God must be given the glory.


II.  This is one of the 7 miracles the Apostle John used in this Gospel to prove that Jesus is and was the Son of God.  

This is simply to say that this was no ordinary funeral, some things do not apply to all funerals of Christians, but many do and we must sort our way through John 11 for current applications to believing and/or mourning.

"....When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby...."

     2.  For everyone at all time:  "And there are many other things Jesus did if they should be written everyone even the world could not contain the books that should be written.  But these are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that by believing you might have life in His name."  (John 20:31,32)

III.  When and Where to walk or stumble?

Granted this sickness and dying was very unique even for the life and ministry of Jesus in that the Jewish leadership had begun to seek ways to kill Him.

"Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.  His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?  Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.  But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him."

     3.  Teachings and Principles of Jesus that apply all the time:  the internal light of Jesus inside a person determines whether he walks or stumbles.


IV.  Jesus had to finally use the word "dead" for Lazarus to get his own disciples to believe what had happened and was going to happen.

 "These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.  Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.  Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead."

     4.  Children of God don't die, their bodies sleep and their souls go to be with God.

V.  Good 'ole doubting Thomas has always been a good example for doubters and believers.

It sounded noble for doubtingThomas to say "let us go and die with him"; however Jesus had already told them clearly that this illness was not all the way unto death.  That was empathy and grieving on the part of Thomas, but the big problem was it was far too early for mourning for God through Jesus, the Master of life and the creation and bringing back of life, had yet to do His work.

     5.  Always believe the words and teachings and principles of Jesus as He was sent by God the Father to let us know the mind and heart of God.

"And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.  Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him."

VI.  Martha was believing and Mary was mourning.

"Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:  And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.  Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still inthe house.
Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again."

     6.  The faith of Martha can be duplicated at anytime:  "If you believe all things are possible..."


VII.  Statements of faith of the Resurrection.

" Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come nto the world."

      7a.  Martha and Everyone:  "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day."

     7b.  Jesus said:  "I am the resurrection, and the life:  he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."

     7c.  For believers only:  Never die, there is no death!

     7d.  Martha and everyone:  "Yea, Lord:  I believer that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world."

VIII.  There is Comfort then there is the Christ.  

Sharing the Faith and Mourning Watchers.

 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee. As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.  Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.  

     8.  Which would you chose most, the Comforter that came to take the place of Jesus on earth and the nominal comforters?

IV.  Medium Faith comes from Serving, Comfort, good intentions but with Little Time in prayer with Jesus.

"Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died."

     9.  Remember that Jesus had told Mary that "she was too cumbered with serving and that Martha in being with Jesus had chosen the better way of faith and the Christian life, and here as with everyone, you can contrast nomial faith of Mary with great faith of Martha.

X.  A lot of weeping of unbelief caused Jesus to groan in His Spirit.

"When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,  And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see."

      10.  Jesus and God are troubled by a lack of faith.

 XI.  Jesus wept when He knew that He was bringing Lazarus back from so much comfort and peace in heaven to a world of pain, sin, and troubles; and the world as always failed to understand, casting doubts on what Jesus could do.

Martha had doubts when Jesus said to roll away the stone of the tomb.

"Jesus wept.  Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!  And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?  Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.  Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days."

     11.  Jesus and the Father can and do heal the eyes of the blind and prevent illness until death; but most importantly they know what is best for one of their children and will act accordingly.

XII. Look for the glory of God in dying and in Life.

"Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?  Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.  And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.  And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go."

     12.  God can heal anyone at anytime however the most glory to Him comes when it is at the Resurrection Day for all Christians.

XIII.  Mourners can be turned into Believers.

Most become trouble makers.

"Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.  But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.  Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.  If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation."

SUMMARY:

1a.  Jesus general teachings here in John 11 that apply to everyone all the time:  Jesus like His Heavenly Father heals in His own time and way.

1b.  Jesus' general teachings here in John 11 that apply all the time:  Sickness nad healing is "for the glory of God"; and God must be given the glory.

2.  For everyone at all time:  "And there are many other things Jesus did if they should be written everyone even the world could not contain the books that should be written.  But these are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that by believing you might have life in His name."  (John 20:31,32)

3.  Teachings and Principles of Jesus that apply all the time:  the internal light of Jesus inside a person determines whether he walks or stumbles.

4.  Children of God don't die, their bodies sleep and their souls go to be with God.

5.  Always believe the words and teachings and principles of Jesus as He was sent by God the Father to let us know the mind and heart of God.

6.  The faith of Martha can be duplicated at anytime:  "If you believe all things are possible..."

7a.  Martha and Everyone:  "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day."

7b.  Jesus said:  "I am the resurrection, and the life:  he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."

7c.  For believers only:  Never die, there is no death!

7d.  Martha and everyone:  "Yea, Lord:  I believer that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world."

8.  Which would you chose most, the Comforter that came to take the place of Jesus on earth and the nominal comforters?

9.  Remember that Jesus had told Mary that "she was too cumbered with serving and that Martha in being with Jesus had chosen the better way of faith and the Christian life, and here as with everyone, you can contrast nomial faith of Mary with great faith of Martha.

10.  Jesus and God are troubled by a lack of faith.

11.  Jesus and the Father can and do heal the eyes of the blind and prevent illness unto death; but most importantly they know what is best for one of their children and will act accordingly.

12.  God can heal anyone at anytime however the most glory to Him comes when it is at the Resurrection Day for all Christians.


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