Matthew 9:1-8, 35
Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”
4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 6 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.”
So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” 7 Then the man got up and went home. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.
35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
We have seen the Father. No one has seen the Father, yet we have seen Jesus.
And in Jesus - We have seen the Father.
Then the LORD passed by in front of him and Proclaimed,
"THE LORD, THE LORD GOD, COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS.
SLOW TO ANGER.
ABOUNDING IN LOVING KINDNESS AND TRUTH
WHO KEEPS LOVING KINDNESS FOR THOUSANDS,
WHO FORGIVES INIQUITY, TRANSGRESSIONS AND SIN.
Remember with me, when God Spoke - the People had never heard such a LOUD SOUND.
I would bet you, Verse 7, when the Lord asked, "WHO?" The Echo of God The Father Almighty - Answered, - "THE LORD, THE LORD GOD!"
No Word of God should be unfilled.
Exodus 34 continues -
Yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.
Jesus Our Advocate - Covering Us with His Love
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory!
Glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God; the only God,who is at the Father’s side,
HE HAS MADE HIM KNOWN.
Jesus came and He healed many times by taking His Beloved aside.
And sat to sit with His people.
The Sea of Galilee, a wonder of His, has acoustics that carry softly. His Voice speaking to you - today.
“Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.
Praised God, who had given such authority to man.
Jesus went through all
proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom
and healing every disease and sickness.
HE HAD COMPASSION ON THEM
harassed and helpless
~ a Shepherd
When Jesus prayed - He prayed with the Father. Not pulling from Him. A conversation with Him. Jesus prayed with His Father.
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
Jesus our advocate and Redeemer. Bringer of Salvation.
Jesus, please. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
Thank You, Jesus!
Thank You, Jesus!