sexta-feira, 17 de julho de 2015
The Prophet Jonas was a great man of God in his time, was the son of Amitai and had the seal of a prophet who spoke from God. "The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when fulfilling the word of the prophet shall be known as one whom the Lord hath truly sent. Jeremiah 28: 9 "
His words to the Lord were fulfilled as proof that what he said was from God .In the second book of the kings of Israel have a testimony of this man's life. "He restored the borders of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of plain; according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by his servant Jonah, son of Amitai prophet, who was of Gath-Hefer.2 Kings 14:25 "
In the first chapter of the book of Jonah, the prophet we receive an order from God to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh, to persuade them to repent or be destroyed within 40 days. "Arise, go to Nineveh, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me presença.Jonas 1: 2"
God gave forty days as the deadline for repentance, it is a symbolic term because in the Bible we have this period of time expressed in many passages. "And Jonah began to enter into the cidadecaminho a day, and he preached, saying: Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. Jonah 3: 4 "Forty days is the time to make a special fast. We have only 3 men who fasted 40 days and they are Moses, Elijah and Jesus and the three living and appear together in the New Testament. (And there appeared to them Elias with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.)
Soon we see the prophet resist the will of the Lord and this draws our attention as being Jonas "servant of God" it was expected that he would be in compliance with the order of their Lord without contesting. But we see that Jonah hears the voice of the Lord but refuses to obey. "But Jonah rose up to flee the presence of the LORD to Tarshish. And down to Joppa, he found a ship going to Tarshish; paid, for the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord Jonah 1: 3 "
Before forming judgment against Jonas must understand some things about the people to whom it was being sent, and what the purpose of the Lord's order. We know that Nineveh is one of the oldest cities in ever heard and it was the Jonas times the capital of the feared and powerful Assyria.
In the book of Genesis we have the origin of Nineveh. "Out of that land went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, Genesis 10:11" The great Nimrod, founder of Babel went on expeditions by land and founded the city of Nineveh, after the flood, being a direct descendant Noah through his son Ham, the father of Canaan. "And Cush begat Nimrod; It began to be mighty upon the earth Genesis 10: 8 "
Nimrod was a mighty upon earth as the Bible itself records, he idealizaria then the famous Tower of Babel, from which originate the diversity of the nations on earth.
Over the centuries the city of Nineveh was getting stronger and the days of the Prophet Jonas ara known as the capital of Assyria, and had the stigma of being founded by the great Nimrod, a man who tried to reach God with the tower that would reach to heaven, this fathered Israel's antipathy also because this made Satan tried. "I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Altíssimo.Isaías 14:14" Both Nimrod as Satan had a desire to climb the heights and be like the Most High, we see that for Jonas the founder of Nineveh was a Satan figure.
Not only this, the Assyrian was a great oppressor of Israel in the times of kings, this time in which Jonas developed his ministério.Os Assyrians were proud of their past. "Know ye not what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of the lands? Perhaps could anyway those lands nations of gods rid his country of my hand? 2 Chronicles 32:13 "intimidating These words were spoken by Sennacherib king of Assyria besieged when Israel intended to dethrone it. "So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. 2 Kings 19:36 "
The men of Nineveh were so bad and arrogant and were enemies of Israel and oppressed the people besieging Jerusalem, and lifting forts against it, where we understand the prophet's refusal to fulfill God's command.
Jonas flee to Tarshish. "But Jonah rose up to flee the presence of the LORD to Tarshish. And down to Joppa, he found a ship going to Tarshish; paid, for the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of SENHOR.Jonas 1: 3 "
Tarshish was exactly the opposite direction of Nineveh, and was known by the Israelis as the end of the world and the farthest known to them, so much that it took an average of one and a half to go and more also to return ship. "For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once in three years came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks. 1 Kings 10:22 "and" For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once in three years came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks. 1 Kings 10:22 "
Tarshish was also a mythical land where they came from exotic animals such as apes, and peacocks to the land of Israel. Jonah ran to the far land known, paid their passage and left.
During the journey God interferes with Jonas life to show him its sovereignty on the Jonas intellect on his will and on nature. "But the Lord sent a great wind into the sea, and there was a heavy storm at sea, and the ship was about to break se.Jonas 1: 4"
God wanted to reveal Jonas and through his life for us today his sovereign plan of salvation of mankind.
God sends a storm violently hitting the ship Jonas and bringing great fear about the crew who had a superstição.Eles believed that if there was a storm on a trip means that had a person inside the ship was guilty of infortúnio.A pagan crew It believed that one of the crew was in sin with their god. And they began to investigate the matter. "And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. And they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. Jonah 1: 7 "
The God of Israel says harvesting where you have not sown and using this silly tradition to reveal Jonas as guilty of the storm that the Lord himself had providenciado.Sabendo the superstition of the sailors, God did not plant superstition but reaped the fear of those sailors. "In response, however, his lord said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant; I knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter? Matthew 25:26 "
Jews in general did not share their faith with sinners, or even could, by law, into the house of sinners, nor eat with eles.Também Jews believed in one true God, while the people of Nineveh were idolaters and believed in various gods, after estoriadores the conduct of Nineveh regarding the people they conquered was this. "The Assyrians were known, for example, by decapitating the vanquished people, making pyramids with their skulls. Crucified or impaled the prisoners, they drew their eyes and skinned alive. "
Jonah is thrown overboard and swallowed by a great fish which spend three days and three nights. "Prepared as the Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah; And Jonah was three days and three nights in the fish's belly. Jonah 1:17 "These three days that God gave Jonas reconsider it was also a symbolic time appears 99 quotes in the Bible in three days were used as a measure of rest or reflection or to do a task.
Inside, surrounded by squamous be it changes your view of the order that God had given him to preach to the Ninevites and just as Jesus would teach later, the prophet went to meet his enemies. "But I tell you: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you; that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; Matthew 5:44 "
After leaving the fish for three days, Jonas announced the message of judgment on Nineveh. "And Jonah began to enter into the cidadecaminho a day, and he preached, saying: Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. Jonah 3: 4 "
There was a great miracle on the part of the Lord in the Nineveh feared the word of Jonah and proclaimed a great cry where the whole city fasted and moved the heart of Deus.Jonas knew that if the people of Nineveh were converted would be saved from the wrath of the Lord and he I did not want this but the destruction of Nineveh.
When God fezcarne and dwelt erntre man in the saving person of Jesus Christ, he commented on the life of jonas and cites passages in two different events that occurred with Jonas and the ninivitas.Isto leads me to think of the importance it had for God the events that occurred in the city of Nineveh in those days.
First thing Jesus teaches using Jonah's story is about his death and resurrection. "But he answered them, and said, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, however, did not give him another signal than the prophet Jonah; Matthew 12:39 "The most glorious fact of Christ's ministry, and the most difficult to understand the Jews would be his sacrificial death and his glorious resurrection not only for Jews but for the Gentiles, that all was not humanidade.Jesus just saying that osinal deity would spend three days in the earth womb as Jonah spent in the belly of the fish, but after his resurrection the gospel will be preached all povas including Nineveh. "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matthew 12:40 "
The second lesson is about doomsday. "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas. And behold, this place is one greater than Jonah Matthew 24:41 "
On prepared by God all peoples tribes and nations languages will appear before God to account and the hardness of heart of the Jews in Jesus' time would be put before the conversion of Nineveh, for he spoke to the Jews of the first century it was greater than jonas. "And here it is something greater than Jonah. Luke 11:32 "
Jonas was regarded by the Jews as one of miores prophets, because he had been through a lot tremendous experience in the whale's belly and then was the first prophet to preach repentance and God's judgment for a people want was not Israeli.
After the ministry of Christ in the first century, God still did something very similar to what caused Jonas to prove to the Jews that the gospel has always been universal across the new strength of the Israelites.
There was the early years of a church Jews as Jonah did not understand the grace of God for sinners and idolaters and even Jewish .A His enemies very conservative and zealous of the law that also served God in their ignorance, named Saul. Let's compare this man's life and what happened to him, the life of Jonah.
The apostle Paul had a great desire to serve God and did it with all tenacity and dedication. "Though I might also have confidence nacarne; If any other care you can trust in the flesh, yet I: Circumcised the eighth day, the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; according to the law, a Pharisee; According to zeal, persecuting the church, according to righteousness which is in the law, blameless. Philippians 3: 4-6 "
Like Jonah, Paul was a servant of God but as to preach to the Gentiles he had an initial resistance. "And Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the sacerdote.Atos juice 9: 1" Similar to Jonas Paul wanted to see the death of what he thought unworthy of God's gifts. The attitudes of these two Jews are very similar.
But as Jonah, Paul will make a trip not to serve God but to destroy the Lord's purposes. In its sovereignty, God interferes with Paul's journey as he did with Jonas and takes him to spend three days and three nights in darkness and without food, without seeing the light of day.
As Jonas felt in the belly of the fish? "When fainted within me my soul, I remembered the LORD; and came in unto thee I pray in your holy temple. Jonah 2: 7 "In Jonah fish belly was in the dark and without food and who saw him outside only would see the scales of the fish.
Paul in his trip was touched by God as Jonah and his revolt trip ended in three days of darkness and spiritual retreat. "And Saul arose from the earth, and opening his eyes, saw no one. And they led him by the hand, led him to Damasco.E was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. Acts 9: 8-9 "
Jonah in the fish's belly prayed to the Lord, and cried to him with all his strength, and was heard and put to preach to gentios.Veja the apostle Paul revealed to Ananias who was praying to God and crying mercy. "I told him, but the Lord: Go, for he is my chosen vessel to bear my name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel.Atos 9:15"
After the race Jonas was ready to preach to Nineveh that are a picture of the many povos.Jonas came out of the belly of the fish and was freed from his prison scales and had the vision of what God queria.Jonas shook the scales and leaves the water and washed ready for the Lord's work
See Paul who was with the same problem of Jonah, ie scales, then that Paul realized he could not fight against God he accepted his condition and a man prayed for him and there fell the scales. "And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received sight; and got up and was baptized. Acts 9:18 "Both of the others were baptized into his passage through água.Também the city of Jonas figa, Tarshish is the city where it came from Paul of Tarsus.
Paul stood shook the scales, was preaching to the Gentiles, and many were converted, similar to the Ninevites.
After the conversion of Nineveh Jonah was exceedingly angry because God has poured out his mercy on the Gentiles. "I pray thee, O LORD, take my life, it is better for me to die than to viver.E the Lord said: You do well to be angry as well? Jonah 4: 3-4 "
In today we have the nation of Israel and many of the Israelites (not all) do not accept that God's message of salvation is preached to grentios and feel an anger, and do not understand that God has always wanted to reach the whole of humanity.
The Israelites stood to preach to people, but after Jesus spent three days in the belly of the earth to rise again he came back with a universal message to reach people who do not know their differences esqueda hand right. Leap remembers the teachings of Christ when he says; "So if your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Romans 12:20 "
Scale is a protection that covers the body of some fish, serves as a protection against predators, and generally covers the entire fish body that possess. The scales have its origin in the inner layer of the skin of the fish.
In the Old Testament there was a clear order from God on consumption of fish with scales. The Lord commanded that only fish with scales should serve as food for Jews. "Of all the creatures living in the waters you may eat those that have fins and scales. Deuteronomy 14: 9 "
Whenever it came to eating fish in Israel, soon thought of fish and flake the fish, remove the scales and this is something very familiar to me because as a child often went out with my father to go fishing and we caught several fish with scales and soon the cleaned for consumption.
The scales passed stick a sense of such strong defense and protection to men copied this system to make the protection of their bodies in battle. The soldiers in the times of kings made for themselves metal clothes overlapping small scales on each other to have mobility and security in the fight against scams. "So out of the camp of the Philistines a warrior man, whose name was Goliath, the head ... He had a bronze helmet, and wore a breastplate of scales; and the weight of five thousand shekels of brass. 1 Samuel 17: 4-5 "
The characteristics of the scales mentioned in the Bible are found in Job. The scales follow a uniform and homogeneous pattern. "His scales are his pride, as each closed with seal apertado.Uma the other is so near, that no air can come between elas.Umas other bind; They stick together, which can not be separated. Job 41: 15-17
We observe this quote from Job carefully: 1) "His scales are his pride, each closed with as tight seal" We have a description of a great sea monster who had her body covered with scales ee were his pride, were well tight to each other. 2) "One the other is so near, that no air can come between them" The hollow is so perfect and protection is so tremendous that neither wind passes between the scales. 3) "stick together, which can not be separated" Marriage is so powerful that no one can separate.
But we are on probation, and our battles are spiritual and sometimes imitate these fish doing for us armor of scales and put on our heart or our eyes espirituais.Veja the pride of man can be like her scales, the proud of armor hides the feeling, it prevents forgiveness, stifles amor.Quantos homes and families are suffering because one spouse that God has done without scales but made himself scales to protect your sentimento.Não can forgive, embrace a son or talk with its coexistence of esposa.Anos supporting small things made of scaly creatures men, closed and protected against all new feeling.
Or wind passes between the scales. The gentle breeze of the Holy Spirit is blowing in the chest of men but their armor prevents them from having a real encounter with God. The gentle breath of the Lord as in the garden to bring life is being impeded by espiritual.O man indifference of scales isolates the Lord in a selfish pursuit and maketh scales that prevent communion with Deus.Não can be separated scales open a loophole to enter the Spirit of God, and leave a little bit of loneliness and struggles weighing within man.
Only on the cross, Jesus went into the belly of the earth as Jonah in the belly of the fish. Inside where the scales are insurmountable because the fish die by boca.Somos fishers of men. "And Jesus said," Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men ".Mateus 4:19" the kingdom of God is like a fishing trip. "" The kingdom of heaven is like a net that is cast into the sea and catch all sorts of fish. Matthew 13:47 "
You just need to open your mouth and accept Jesus confess ale and then with thy mouth die and will be a new creature. "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10: 9 "
If the scales prevent you from being happy open your mouth and call Jesus inside of your being. You will have a new abundant life.
The biggest lesson of Jesus in the womb of the earth was the love, the greatest lesson of Jonah in the belly of the fish was love, the greatest lesson of Paul after falling scales was love. Love is the gift Supreme.
Great is the Lord's mercy and he conveys his will through séculos.Glória God for this. Be a Paul or Jonas do the will of the Lord and not yours!
Basic text: "And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord heard their prayers, and Rebekah his wife concebeu.E the children struggled together within her; then he said: If so, why am I like this? And ask Senhor.E the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels, and one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the menor.Gênesis 25: 21-23
"Isaac was the son of Abraham, chosen by God to follow up on the project of a great and innumerable nation and a faith in the one true God .your wife Rebekah was barren, and after long time of prayer she became pregnant. In her pregnancy she came to have severe pain and his bowels moved, she found that abnormal restlessness in your interior.Os kids were restless, there was ultrasound and God the greatest physician that there could tell what was going on.
"And the children struggled together within her; then he said: If so, why am I like this? "Rebecca prays to the Lord answering him. "Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels." The problem of a troublesome pregnancy is that she has two children in her womb, and they were fighting inside the mother for space belly, fought each other to have crescimento.Isto caused an intense internal conflict.After learning that two children, two men were fighting inside her she can understand, God also said the elder shall serve the younger and one will be stronger than the other.
"The one people will be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger" She just thought one will be stronger, and the older will be dominated by the younger.
"At delivery the first day Esau was born the eldest, then Jacob "And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment.; so they called his name Esaú.E after his brother came out, his hand took hold on Esau's heel; so he called his name Jacob Isaac was sixty years old when gerou.Gênesis 25: 25-28.
"Children have become men and different ways of life, one was hunter and another lived in tents. "And the boys grew, and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tendas.E Isaac loved Esau, because hunting was his taste, but Rebekah loved Jacob. "Esau was the first born right by the eldest heir of all things and the commitment to carry faith in the true God, he liked to hunt, liked decarne also soon became involved with Hittite women, building himself a fixed home on earth her father habitava.Isto was had by detestable in the eyes of their parents.
"And he was Esau's forty years old, took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon, heteu.E these were for Isaac and Rebekah a grief of espírito.Gênesis 26: 34- 35 "Abraham had a legacy of faith, which passed to Isaac, Esau was the natural heir to the faith of his grandfather but had married foreign women, against the will of their pais.Enquanto his sister Jacob still single and by which is meant lived alone in a tent.
There comes a certain day when the birthright of Esau is taken by know younger brother Jacó.Esaú exchange his birthright, an eternal and honorable heritage for a mess of pottage which is actually something that symbolizes the fleeting pleasures of this world. So Jacob becomes the firstborn natural heir of the tribe, fulfilling what God had said to his mother. "And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy primogenitura.
E Esau said, Behold, I am about to die; ? to serve me the birthright Jacob said, Swear to me today. And he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob Jacó.E gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he did eat and drink, and got up and left. Thus Esau despised his birthright. Genesis 25: 31-34
"We know that God is speaking to me and you this word because every man has in him these two characters. Like that pregnant women we have within us an old man and a man novo.Os two were born together in the same day but manifest themselves in different time. On the day of our birth we are endowed with the carnal nature and spiritual, for a while our carnal nature reigns but then the youngest stands up and takes control of our eternal inheritance.
"That, concerning the former conversation, you lay aside the old man which grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit: And put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4: 22-24 "The old man is Esau, which makes stone house for his plans is to stay here in this world that house with strange women that means spiritual impurity and lack of obedience and unfaithfulness to the Lord Jesus Cristo.Eeste old man likes to hunt, it is carnal and like the dacarne things is violent and walks using the snare to catch the unwary, uses the network to hunt and darts of the wicked.
This is new old nature within us man who governs us by the coming of the new man. This home is carnal "For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.; and these are contrary the one to the other, so you do not do what quereis.Gálatas 5:17
"Esau made stone houses for thought in this time, he married pagan women dishonoring the covenant of Abraham.The most younger man is Jacob, is obedient man who dwells in tents, as well as his Grandpa, he had his eyes on the land that was but I knew it was a stranger in the land estranha.Estava always aware when the Lord commands him he disarm his tent and go to a land distante.Jacó was not attached to the land but was waiting like you and me the time when God will say.
"Then the King will say to those on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; Matthew 25:34 "Also Jacob dwelt in tents as it was in the presence of God and in the days that follow the people would take the tent of God's ark in a tent in the desert so Jacob was in the tent in the presence of the Lord in the center of his will .
"The king said to Nathan the prophet: Behold I dwell in a house of cedar, and the ark of God dwells within tendas.2 Samuel 7: 2." Anytime you hear the voice of God in rapture and leave everything to bring only bearing the tabernacle the tent of this body and lives the Spirit of God.The fight was waging in Rebekah's womb as well as within us the old carnal man and ground fighting not to be born in each believer man's spiritual high.
"But it is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; espiritual.O after the first man of the earth, earthy; the second man, the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are also the land; and as is the heavenly, such are they also the celestiais.E as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of celestial.1 Corinthians 15: 46-49
"Every believer fight and feel the labor pains for Christ to be generated. "My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you, Galatians 4:19
"But thank God that in our life the carnal man who first manifests itself, which certainly would have the birthright and then take the captive man sin to hell, this is supplanted by younger .The our spiritual nature is stronger, is more new and so is fulfilled what God said, because our old nature is dominated by the new man espiritual.Paulo speaks in fighting for every believer to overcome the carnal nature.
"Because after the inward man, I delight in God's law; but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind and making me hold under the law of sin which is in my membros.Miserável man I I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death Romans 7: 22-24
"As Rebecca Paul in the struggle between the new and the old man leads to despair, and Paul already troubled search for God his strength that gives us the exit. "So now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after acarne, but after the Espírito.Porque the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8: 1-2
"Only in Christ can we overcome our earthly nature. "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, that we should not serve pecado.Romanos 6: 6
"Jacob went to meet a wife far from home, as it was pleasing to the Lord. . His mother went on to say that if he married outside the Lord's direction his life would be useless because the inheritance of the Lord would be lost
"And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth; if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, like these are the daughters of the land, what good shall my life? Genesis 27:46
"Soon the father of Jacob him orders to go to Padanaram of land to take a wife. "And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel the father of your mother, and take a wife from there of the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother; Genesis 28: 1-2
"Jacob has no trouble leave it all behind and out of the middle of your land and your kindred and go after Deus.Nocaminho willingness to meet with his wife Jacob spends the night in the desert, falls asleep and has a dream.
"And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, whose top reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it; and behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to thee and to thy seed; Genesis 28: 12-13
"In this dream, Jacob is confirmed as God's choice to take the heritage of faith and place of his brother who was subdued. So our new nature leads us to heaven, and in it we rest.
"Waking And Jacob from his sleep, said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I do not sabia.E feared, and said, How dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God; and this is the gate of heaven.Genesis 28: 16-17 "Jacob was in the presence of God and gate of heaven, we know that the gate of heaven is Jesus, our old man leads us to hell but our new man takes us to heaven.
"I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pastagens.O thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it abundância.João 10: 9-10
"When Jesus was taught he said that all had to be born again, leave the carnal man defeated and give way to the Spirit of God. "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, I say to you man be born again, you can not see the kingdom of Deus.João 3: 3
"The old man must be crucified. And a new life in Christ is urgent. For those who will give the heritage of our lives? To our carnal nature, or we give control of our lives to the new spiritual man?
Esau was rejected. "For I know that he even then he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it with tears. Hebrews 12:17
"Jacob was had by just before the old senhor.Depois passed inheritance to Joseph. "By faith Jacob, dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph and worshiped leaning upon the top of his staff Hebrews 11:21
"Today is the day to beat the old man and walk in newness of life in the Jacob's ladder that the lava into the sky.
"I am the door
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
From death to life
The prophet Ezekiel prophesied about the year 593 BC And in his call we have a narrative that reveals the state of life of the prophet. When called to the ministry God tells the prophet put on foot, then God would talk to him. Two facts soon see to mind: 1) Ezekiel lay prostrate or spiritually, or spiritual dead because he was not standing before God. 2) The spiritual dead do not hear the voice of God are unable to understand his word. "And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and speak contigo.Então the Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me upright, and I heard him speaking to me. Ezekiel 2: 1-2 "
Notice spite of God's order which put the foot prophet was that the Spirit has dais in it. "Then the Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me" The Spirit spoke to him and then entered the prophet Ezekiel and soon stood before the Lord. Who gives life is the Holy Spirit for every man, spiritual life. True life is only possible when God releases his breath about the man "The Spirit of God made me; and the inspiration of the Almighty gave me vida.Jó 33: 4 "
Soon the prophet not fallen but alive before the Lord begins to prophesy and do his work, and in chapter 37 of the book written by Ezekiel, God leads you to walk in a valley full of dry bones to teach him a lesson about death it's life.
"Thus saith the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will enter into you, and you shall live.
And I will lay sinews upon you, and I will crescercarne on you and spread skin over you, and put into you, and you shall live, and know that I am SENHOR.Então prophesied as I was commanded. And there was a noise, as I prophesied; and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
And I looked, and behold, they came sinews upon them, and raised the flesh and the skin covered them above; but there was in them espírito.E he told me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live .
I prophesied as he commanded me; then the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceeding great army. Ezekiel 37: 5-10 "
God asks Ezekiel to a large number of dry bones could return to live. God knew that the Prophet was able to answer, as well as for a time Ezekiel was fallen and dead spiritually, he was brought to life by the Spirit of God. Ezekiel said that God knew the answer to that question. The answer is, "As in my life God did a great work put me his Spirit can certainly make these dry bones live."
Life around the bone in two very clear stages. First sternum, that is outside the physical structure was formed to look like what everyone can see. Someone who looked this valley with a large army and made with bones, muscle and nerves skin might even be impressed. "And there was a noise, as I prophesied; and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his osso.E looked, and behold, they came sinews upon them, and grew acarne, and the skin covered them above "
The prophet makes a very important observation because it was not the Spirit. And here I pause to go to Eden.
God takes a bit of clay and with your hands makes a perfect doll with a perfect organizational structure with its body structure, and as well as in the valley, first bones, muscles tendons, the skin. "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground" Despite well-formed man was not living in the real sense of the word because it still lacked the essence of life.
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2: 7 "being the first man Adam was first formed his physical body structure. In the garden of Eden in the formation of the first man we have an array of all graduating outros.Apesar the body only had life after God breathed into your nostril.
Now we return to the valley, "Thus saith the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live" The army was actually the nation of Israel that was spiritually dead and even testified of his miserable. "These bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost; we are cut off. Ezekiel 37:11 "The Israelites when they were without God's presence felt hopeless and dry cut. If cut off from God's presence soon dried up and became desperate. See what Jesus teaches. "If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; John 15: 6 "
Death is eternal separation from God who will the source of life. Death can occur even in our external structure and how many times have not we look for situations where smile on the outside but inside we are suffering, we seem happy but we are with the sick soul. Only God knows the depths of every person.
Likewise the Spirit entered the Army valley of dry bones, so the disciples received from Jesus the Holy Spirit .After the death and resurrection, Jesus gives life promised during his earthly ministry and blows (pneuma) on them Holy Spirit. Consider Jesus to be God he is as the garden of Eden man blowing on the "breath of life" figure in the twelve represent humanity and the early church, the breath of spiritual life. "And having said this, he breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Spirit Santo.João 20:22 "When the disciples blow on the mouth of God was releasing the Holy Spirit.
One of the greatest miracles of nature is the fact that man and pulmonary respeiração, spending nine messes within a fully liquid environment. Man is made in your bone structure, muscle your internal organs and even the respiratory system, without contact with the ar.São nine months of life without a resperação even.
In one week the baby will have spine. A few days later five to eight bones of the spinal column (spinal) will be formed. At the end of the first six weeks of pregnancy, your baby will have head and torso. The eyes and other structures begin to form as well as tiny shoots which are the arms and legs of the baby. The heart also forms, and begins to beat on the 25th day after conception.
In the fifth month the baby lung cells begin to produce a fatty substance called surfactant. This substance helps the baby's breath after birth. At this stage babies are still small and the lungs are not fully developed and so they often can not live outside the womb without care especializado.Frequentemente children can live if cared for from 5 to 6 mês.Isto means that the body is formed and despite being bones, muscles and skin, the baby does not breathe as it is from a water bottle. A being ready but without the breath of vida.Um be that by birth can not breathe because surely die, and a magical moment he has to breathe it die without oxygen. It is certainly one of the greatest mysteries of God life and death on both sides of the first breath of man. "You'll have the months that meet or know the time of your birth Job 39: 2"
What is the difference between a well formed body of a well-made outer frame and a living man really? Jesus as God while on earth he saw no difference between the dead and the living man who does not follow him. The difference between dead and alive is the presence of the Holy Spirit. "But Jesus observed him: Let the dead bury their dead; but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God. Luke 9:60 "
Jesus calls a man to follow and it answers; Lets first and bury my father. The man called Jesus had his recently deceased father and had to follow Christ before burying his parent. Jesus' answer makes us see the world through the perspective him because for him there is no difference between a dead and a man who does not follow. All who do not follow Christ are dead, in the same condition, separated from the only source of life the Holy Spirit.
Jesus told the "living" who had come to everyone's life and real life not only an appearance, a shell, a corpse walking. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:10 "
The message of the gospel preached by Jesus is the message of the resurrection, as well as Ezekiel's message had the strength of a personal testimony of the Holy Spirit, Christ's message has more force as it passed from death to life. Everyone who hears the evanglho and believe in God who sent Jesus to earth hath everlasting life. He passed from death to life. "Actually, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to vida.João 5:24"
Pass from death to life is the hope of every Christian. While the world waits to pass from life to death we expect eternal life with God, free of condemnation.
Salary is the reward given to someone who diligently rendered a service to someone else and made worthy to receive a fair return for employee effort. The salary is right to those who work. A gift is given to a person who has not done anything to win, not by merit is not a payment is a gift. This is free, no one pays for a gift received and if so is no longer present and is an offense to whom the presenteou.A person who presents another does for love and feel outraged to see their present and their effort is being undone for one who has received grace, tries to do something worthy to receive. The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus offered. "But now, freed from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Senhor.Romanos 6: 22-23 "
The end of the physical body of man is to return to dust. But the man's soul destiny is to return to the Lord because it was him and we see him back. "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12: 7 "
To have life we must give credit to the Word of God. "It is the spirit that gives life, acarne profits nothing; the words that I speak to you are spirit and life.
John 6:63 "
Finally the greatest figure of death and life is baptism. We passed from death and burial to life. "Know ye not that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of vida.Porque if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also of his resurrection; Romans 6: 3-5 "
Jesus calls you from death to life, to go through the baptism certainly pass over from death to life because baptism is a burial and the exit tank is the resurrection of the Christ figure. "Wherefore he saith, Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light."
Jesus is calling you today from the dead to eternal life with him.
Basic text: "And a woman who had an issue of blood twelve years, and spent on doctors all his possessions, and neither could be healed, Luke 8:43," "I had an only daughter, almost twelve years, and she was dying. And he went, pressed it to the crowd. Luke 8:42 "
This is one of the most famous texts of the Holy Bible, read and preached in all the evangelical churches in the world, it comes to healing and resurrection. But I understand that God through the Holy Spirit wants to tell us something new.
Let us understand what the Holy Spirit wants to talk!
For Twelve Years?
Jairus' daughter was 12 when he was resurrected, and the woman was healed flow with twelve years of illness. There are many references about the number twelve in the Bible eg The breastplate of the priest was 12 pedras.O altar erected after Jordan had 12 pedras.Os disciples were 12.As holy city gates are 12. The tree of life gives 12 fruits .
For the woman who suffered from bleeding, twelve, were the twelve tribes of Judah base Israel.Mas nation for the daughter of Jairus, the twelve years are the twelve apostles, parents of Christ's church.
On the day Jairus' daughter was born, the woman began bleeding in the moment in which the woman was healed, the girl died.
All this points to perfection, fullness, something complete, the time the woman had staunched his blood flow, had arrived, and the daughter of Jairus die and rise time had come, his years had been completed!
Woman means Church! In Revelation we see the dragon (Satan) being released into the ground and pursuing the woman (church), where Jesus Christ would be born (son of man) "And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. Revelation 24:13 "
On the way to Jairus' daughter's resurrection was the blood flow woman!
The woman Flow: This woman means a church!
In this case a church that poured blood and yet still filthy. "It is impossible for the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins." (Hebrews 10: 4) Even the people of Israel offering continual sacrifice, bleeding every day still was unclean in the eyes of the Master, as the woman was unclean in the eyes of the law, and the law, an expression of God's will.
A church that also twelve years that poured blood, in the context the weather was full time bleeding was complete, ("And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth did quake, and ripped -if such stones, "Matthew 27: 51)
He had reached the end of that woman suffering from bleeding, and also the end of the church bleeding. "For the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which offer in the open field, bring them to the Lord, the congregation from the tent door, the priest, and offer them for peace offerings to the Lord." (Leviticus 17: 5)
Yet this woman had tried to solve their problems with human solutions. (And spent on physicians all her living, and neither could be healed).
The living and active Word brings, not by chance this detail that the woman (church) had spent all their money, time, energy in human resources to be clean and cured, but it can not be cleaned, every human effort is useless for salvation Man, just when the church bells in Jesus is that it can be delivered, healed and clean.
Humanly impossible as it was told the rich young man who fulfilled all the law even shed blood to be saved and Jesus told him: ("But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible "Matthew 19: 26). But for God nothing is impossible, for salvation is of the Lord design.
Salvation by human effort is impossible, and the woman had exhausted their resources and then touched Jesus.Ao play with faith, was healed and also saved by faith. "Your faith has saved you; . go in peace "(." For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God "Ephesians 2: 8)
He played in robes, and went virtue. According to the same law is an unclean woman to touch someone in the day they were bleeding to touch it would be filthy also. The situation of women when asked if touched Jesus was delicate, so much feared, was playing in a holy man, and breaking a rule of law before many. ("And if a woman have an issue, and your blood flow is in suacarne, will be seven days in her separation, and whoever touches shall be unclean until the even." (Leviticus 15: 19)
There was something about that woman (church) did not know that by touching Jesus no matter how sinful you are, or what crime he has committed, to touch it with faith, rather he become contaminated with impurities, is the impure that taken from holiness, as the light it is much more powerful than darkness.
Jesus did not gave him the old church system in face, but broke the system and do not expos will purification, but spoke to her and released her, and healed her and through their faith, and touch the skirt. ("For God, who said of darkness shine the light, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." II Corinthians 4: 6)
The distinctive ring of women in the rest of the crowd speaks of a particularly touching Jesus church in a way that leaves virtue, I see a large crowd touching Jesus crying out for him, putting his name on the board and uttering words for Jesus and his disciples even say (Master, the multitude thronging thee, and thee, and sayest thou: Who touched me?) the crowd presses and oppresses the Lord and among them is a church that plays with power!
Another time Jesus said, ("Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven!" (Matt. 7: 21) I see a great crowd saying!.!. Lord And he sometimes feels overwhelmed because Spiritualists say Lord But talk of reincarnation Mormons say Lord But talk of another revelation Jehovah's Witnesses say Lord but deny the gifts of the Spirit.
But the master did not want to be overwhelmed, he is looking for a church, a person in a church, who has been playing in faith with fear, someone who is in need of a miracle to play skirt virtue. Someone who plays in the Lord and not overwhelm. I see Jesus talking to Nicodemus just before the book of John.
Nicodemus was like Jairo, one of the synagogue and differently Jesus says the same thing: "I look for who touch me differently," Nicodemus did not understand that the church had to die and be born again, the woman had to cease the old worship and the girl had to be resurrected. "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, I say to you man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. John 3: 3 "
Jesus said, Nicodemus change were to touch me, do not overwhelm me, but, look me in spirit and truth, for I'm looking for you Nicodemus. ("But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him." (John 4: 23)
I could not hide.
After the woman touched Jesus was healed and she can no longer hide, "Matthew 5: 14 Ye are the light of the world; You can not hide a city built on ummonte ".As someone touches Jesus, and her life is changed can no longer hide when a life is full of God's presence, should become a reference for outras.Não hide if you have touched Jesus, announces its word!
Jairus' Daughter! This girl can be seen in two ways with different meanings is one of Jairus' daughter and another girl Ressurreta.
1) Jairus' Daughter We know that every daughter or son looks like the father in this context, we see a Jairo ruler of the synagogue, practicing the rites judaicos.A girl and daughter of Jairus, and he being ruler of the synagogue, so the girl would be Jewish law will obedient and totally submissive to the old law. Jairo means the old religious system, the old way of reaching out to God. Jairo had an order to create his daughter throughout the law. ("And you shall teach them to your children Talk about them when you sit in your house and walking pelocaminho, and pouring you and raising you." Deuteronomy 6: 7)
2) Girl Ressurreta In this context girl is a young church, a church that was born to twelve years, maturity of time if it considers these years as a time of fullness, the church girl, was just in time to die and rise again in a figure Christ, as Paul told us resemble him in his death and resurrection (Rom 6: 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also of his resurrection;)! So the girl had to die to not get stuck to Jewish rites and reborn in a new church, girl death means death rites to reach God.
By touching the dead girl Jesus was contrary elsewhere in the law of Moses. "He who touches the dead body of any man, thou unclean serásete days. Numbers 19:11 "Jesus is above the Jewish rites, and was now operating by the law of the Spirit and not by the letter of lei.Certamente, Jairo who was Jewish leader knew that by touching her daughter, the Messiah should be considered impuro.Mas Jesus is life, if he touches a corpse certainly this viverá.Se Jesus touch your dead projects it will rise!
The girl means the continuity of the Jewish system of worship. If the girl did not die, and Jairus' daughter, judaism leader, certainly a new church could not have arisen. Jairo to see the messiah touch his dead daughter, and seeing her coming back to life, certainly he understood that Judaism was dying with his daughter and a new church based on the resurrection was raising with that girl.
The girl is dead! This phrase has been leaked a lot and unfortunately even in the pulpits. I've even seen in cults with visitors, be said such a thing and indeed sometimes the girl goes through difficult situations, but when this happens, and someone pronounce the death of his church, know that Jesus is ready to resurrect his church. Leaves out the one who has no commitment to the work. We can not act as Jairus' relatives, who said they did not bother the master.
But I say it's time to take the church fathers, that is, the leadership and people of faith and trust that are not speaking ill of the church's time to get to Peter, James and John, three large men and church leaders and go after Jesus, and go after milagre.Ir behind the miracle in the life of your church is not the time to cry and say the girl is dead it is time to seek Jesus with all his strength until he says and raises Church.
Then everyone will admire and rejoice. It's time to say: Church walks because it already has twelve years it is time the fullness of church life, and feed the girl that he die, he commanded to give her meat is time to feed the girl we feed the church to grow and learn, food to live more and more.The food is the word of God, a church fed on the word will never die!
Let's remember Jesus in the desert. Matthew 4: 4 But he answered and said, It is written: Not by bread alone doth man live, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. "
Talita !! It is necessary to state that the language of the New Testament is Greek, the evangelist Mark, who seconverte after the ascension of Jesus. The young John Mark accompanied Paul and Barnabas, but in Perge, decided to return to Jerusalem, a fact that must have caused great disappointment to Paul (Acts 15:38) .And then around the year 60 AD He wrote the Gospel of St. Mark, in Greek language often used at the time and understood in all the cities where he was a Christian and churches.
So one wonders why this evangelist narrates the following verse, "And taking the damsel by the hand and said to her, Talitha cumi, which being interpreted is, Little girl, I say to you, arise." (Mark 5:41) in Aramaic?
The evangelist is emphasizing the language that Jesus spoke, because he was a Jew and spoke to a Jewish girl raised by a faithful Jew, a follower of all Jewish culture. And still only other time the author uses an expression of the local language, this time Hebrew, see: Mk 15,54 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? Which being interpreted is, my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Soon we are led to contemplate the greatness of God's word and that word is said by chance, I believe that at death and resurrection of the girl who was Hebrew, Mark was referring readers to the Calvary scene where he uses the Jesus' words in language that only their countrymen understood it.
The church that was born of Jewish resurrection is the cross of the church from the Jews but for all mankind, so we see a connection between Jesus 'death and the death of Jairus' daughter a clear evidence of allegory that Jesus was doing and Marcos made matter of portraying so
The church as a young man coming of originated resurrection of the Jews, a people chosen by God and thus fulfilling the promise to Abraham that his children would be as the stars, "Gen. 22.17 What will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. "
Thus, we conclude that God was making this clear message that we might believe in the immense his plan for the salvation of his people! Jesus was saying that the Jewish rites were for a time, and memento of the end of the sacrifices of animals there arose a new church that is growing today, a church based on the resurrection, and faith.
God bless you with his immense grace in Christ Jesus !!