THE PASSION OF CHRIST (2)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY*
*THE PASSION OF CHRIST *(2)*
Matthew 28:7 *And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Matthew 26:32 *But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."*
Jerusalem was turbulent for Jesus.
He wept over it, Luke 19:41.
He had a passion for the city of Jerusalem. Though He wept for the city, He said He would return there triumphantly and though He returned triumphantly, He was betrayed there
Luke 13:34–35, Matt 21:1-11.
He said in Matthew 16:21 *From that time on Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and that He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.*
He chose to meet His disciples in Galilee as a common ground and as a place more peaceful than Jerusalem.
It is therefore not surprising that revival must start in Jerusalem and the disciples must begin there with power in order to subdue oppositions.
Three resons why Jesus met His disciples in Galilee were given yesterday. Here are the two other reasons.
Fourth, Galilee was a common place, and the disciples were used to the city.
It is believed most of the disciples came from there, and most of Jesus's discourses came from there.
There Jesus assured them of peace in spite of previous troubles, John 20:26.
The disciples were so used to Galilee that they returned there after the resurrected Christ had appeared to them, John 21:1-3
Fifth, the spiritual Kingdom was established there. Peter said the word
*".....which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee,..."*
Jesus appeared severally in Galilee, John 21:1 and Matt 4:12, 28:17, Mark 1:14.
Galilee became a distinctive public demonstration of Christ presence, teachings, miracles, and a deserving selection.
His made the critics ask if any good could come out of Galilee.
John 7:41 *Others said, "This is the Christ. But some said, "Shall Christ come out of Galilee?"*
Ultimately, what started in Galilee received more momentum in Jerusalem.
Jesus entered Jerusalem to die but would later resurrect it!
Though Galilee was a starting point of Christ's ministry, Jerusalem was the beginning of commission and power.
*Call to word action.*
Despised and rejected in Galilee, Christ equipped them there in order to face the revival that would start from Jerusalem.
Acts 1:8 *But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Jerusalem became the power house to all nations. The city of God, the revival capital, Psalm 48:1. The psalmist commanded we pray for it above all cities, Ps 122:6, in honor of God as the Father, John 4:21.
Lord, l thank You for Jesus, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and be blessed as you go today.
God bless you