Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Chapter 37 (v.1) - I Long to Save!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

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From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, "Don't speak like that, Jesus! Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee."

Jesus turned, and said unto Peter, "Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men!" Sufficiently corrected, Jesus turned towards the disciples, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."

Six days later, James, Peter, and John were invited by Jesus apart into a high mountain, and Jesus was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light

Six days later, James, Peter, and John were invited by Jesus apart into a high mountain, and Jesus was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Peter blanched, stammering, not sure what to say, but it was not like him to hold his tongue, regardless, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want us to, we can make three tabernacles here, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. I think that would be-"

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him."

Terrified, the disciples fell on their faces, and Jesus came and touched them, "Arise, and be not afraid." It was only Him to be seen. As they came down from the mountain, Jesus warned them not to tell anyone what they'd seen until He rose again from the dead.

James wrapped his robe tighter around him, "Why then say the scribes that Elias must come first?"

"Elias truly shall first come and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them."

 

It dawned on them then that He was speaking of John the Baptist just as they returned, blending into the multitude.

"Lord! Have mercy!" a man fell at Jesus' feet, "Have mercy on my son, for he's a lunatic, vexed terribly and troubled. Frequently it causes him to fall into the fire, often into the water. I brought him to Your disciples and they have no cure! Please have mercy on my boy!"

Jesus sighed, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me!" And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

Judas scratched his head, waiting until the duo was far out of hearing range, "Why couldn't we cast him out?"

" Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again."

And the disciples were sorry.

As they entered into a house in Capernaum, Jesus turned to the disciples resting about Him. "What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?" No one answered. But Jesus knew their hearts, their souls, their motives, their thoughts even as a word. A dispute had risen who would be the greatest. "If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all." He took a child into His arms, "Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea."

And it came to pass, when the time came that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, sending messengers before Him into a village of the Samaritans to make a place ready for Him

And it came to pass, when the time came that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, sending messengers before Him into a village of the Samaritans to make a place ready for Him. But the Samaritans didn't receive Him.

James and John, the sons of thunder, grew angry. "Lord, want us to command fire to come down from the heavens to consume them even as Elijah did?"

Jesus shook His head, rebuking them, "Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." Thus, they went to another village.

 


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