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17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that
offences will come. But woe unto him, through whom they come!
17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about
his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these
17:3 Take heed
to yourselves. If thy brother.(who
is your brother?).trespass
against you, rebuke
him and if he repent,
17:4 And if he trespass against you seven
times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to you, saying,
I repent, you forgive him.
17:5 And the apostles
said unto the Lord, Increase our faith..(?)
17:6 And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed
you might say unto this sycamine tree, Be you plucked up by the root and
be you planted in the sea and it should obey you.
17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle,
will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit
down to meat?
17:8-10 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may
sup and gird thyself and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken and afterward
you shalt eat and drink? Does he thank that servant because he did the
things that were commanded him? I trow.(Old
English word for 'think').not.
So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded
you, say, We are unprofitable servants, we have done that which was our
duty to do.
17:11-13 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed
through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain
village there met him ten men that were lepers,
which stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, Emmanuel,
Master, have mercy on us.
17:14-17 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves
unto the priests. And it came to pass, that as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back and with a
loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving
him thanks and he was a Samaritan.
And Emmanuel answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are
there be which are thankful
and express it:.Matthew
17:18 They are not found that returned to give glory to God, save.(except).this
seems that it was only the one who would carry on growing spiritually,
the others stopped at getting healed so they could carry on life as they
had in the past.
17:19 And he said unto him, Arise, go your way. Your faith
has made you whole.
17:20 And when he was demanded of the
Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and
said, The kingdom of God comes.(original
tense is 'present', which makes it clear he was relating to them the
style that the kingdom of God would be coming in at that time).not
17:21 Neither will they say, Lo here! or lo there! for behold.(be
alert to, take notice, be aware of), the kingdom of God is
not off in some physical location somewhere).
perfection and every divine virtue are hidden within
you. Reveal them to the world."....Sai
Baba; Hebrews 12:22-24.
17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when you
shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man and you shall not
would be looking for who they believed would come and save them.
17:23 And they shall say to you, See here or see there. Go not after
them, nor follow them.
17:24 For as the lightning, that comes out of the one part under heaven,
shines unto the other part under heaven, so shall also the Son of man be
in his day.
17:25 But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this
17:26 And as it was in the days
so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives,
they were given in marriage, until
the day that Noe.(Noah).entered
into the ark and the flood came and destroyed
17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot,
they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded.
went about their daily lives as we all do today.
17:29-31 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire
and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall
it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that
day, he which shall be upon the housetop and his stuff in the house,
let him not come down to take it away and he that is in the field, let
him likewise not return back.
day was this and is it going to be an antitype
17:32 Remember Lot's wife.
was this about her?.Genesis
17:33 Whosoever shall.('shall',
not in original Greek or Hebrew anywhere).seek
to save his life shall lose it and whosoever shall lose his life shall
17:34-37 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed,
the one shall be taken and the other shall be left. Two women shall be
grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men
shall be in the field, the one shall be taken and the other left. And they
answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever
the body is thither will the eagles be gathered together.
18:1 And he spake a parable
unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray.(what
does this mean?).and not to
for word 'faint' is 'not to get weary
of'. We get weary of repetitious
18:2-6 Saying, There was in a city a judge which feared.(Old
English for 'respect').not God
neither regarded man. And there was a widow in that city and she came unto
him saying, avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for a while, but afterward he said within himself, Though
I fear not God nor regard man.(didn't
care one way or the other), Yet because this widow troubles
me I will avenge her lest
by her continual coming she weary
me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.
unjust judge was an arrogant
uncaring selfish one who didn't care for people, typical of those of the
today, where all they do is mainly for themselves.
18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect.(what
is this elect?).which cry
day and night unto him though he bear long with them?
Notes: The natural meaning of the verse is."Although
he defers long
to avenge them
and greatly tries their patience, yet he will avenge them.".How?
By having one's
protections set down in law that he or she can draw upon when threatened,
such as by the
18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.(verse
7 above). Nevertheless
when the Son of man comes shall he find faith on the Earth?
12:19 "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath, for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the
mean God will do it for you, but a way has been provided:.1Corinthians
10:13. God wants you to do all you can
in standing up for your rights.
3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to repentance."
1:6 "Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation
to them that trouble you."
Why does God
bear long or take His time in answering prayers, seemingly leaving us alone?
There are examples in the Bible of asking God three times:.Judges
18:1 "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought
always to pray and not to faint."
faith that one has when he or she knows
that is, will there be people who are trusting the power of the Infinite
One in them?;
and, when does He
18:9 And he spake this parable
unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous.(*).and
18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee
and the other a publican.
18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself.(original
for word 'with' is 'with regard to', that is, he prayed about the selfish
things he wanted), God, I thank you, that I am not as other
men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers or even as this publican.
18:12 I fast.(allows
himself to be deprived
of some food).twice in the week,
I give tithes
of all that I possess.
18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much
as his eyes unto heaven, but smote
upon his breast, saying, God be merciful
to me a sinner.
18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather
than the other. For every one that exalts himself shall be abased and he
that humbles himself shall be exalted.
such different natures?
18:15,16 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch
them, but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Emmanuel called
them unto him and said, Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid
them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.
18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom
of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall
I do to inherit eternal life?
18:19-21 And Emmanuel said unto him, Why call you me good? none is
good, save one, that is, God. You know the commandments.(the
Testament law was still in effect for awhile yet), Do
not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness,
Honour thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from
my youth up.
18:22 Now when Emmanuel heard these things, he said unto him,
Yet you lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute unto the
poor and you shall have treasure in heaven and come, follow me.
this scripture in
the light of.Mark
18:23-26 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful, for he was
very rich. And when Emmanuel saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How
hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!.(because
their life revolves around the things of the
low consciousness selfish ego level).For
it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye.(Matthew
19:24), than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
of God. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved.(because
everyone wants to be rich)?
18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible
18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all and followed you. And he.(Emmanuel).said
I say unto you, There is no man that has left house or parents or brethren
or wife or children for the kingdom of God's sake
father, mother, brothers and wife? How can this be (Matthew
10:37-39) when the Bible also says:.Romans
18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time and
in the world to come life everlasting.
18:31-33 Then he took unto him the twelve and said unto them, Behold,
we go up to Jerusalem and all things that are written by the prophets concerning
the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the
Gentiles and shall be mocked and spitefully entreated and spitted on. And
they shall scourge him and put him to death and the third day he shall
18:34 And they understood none of these things and this saying was
hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
18:35-41 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho,
a certain blind man sat by the way side begging, And hearing the
multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Emmanuel
passed by. And he cried, saying, Emmanuel, you Son of David, have mercy
on me. And they which went before rebuked him that he should hold his peace,
but he cried so much the more, You Son of David, have mercy on me. And
Emmanuel stood and commanded him to be brought unto him and when he was
come near, he asked him, Saying, What will you that I shall do unto you?
And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
18:42 And Emmanuel said unto him, Receive your sight. Your faith has
19:2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief
among the publicans and he was rich.
19:3-9 And he sought to see Emmanuel who he was and could not for the
press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before and climbed
up into a sycomore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when
Emmanuel came to the place, he looked up and saw him and said unto him,
Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must abide at thy house.
And he made haste and came down and received him joyfully. And when they
saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a
man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood and said unto the Lord; Behold,
Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor and if I have taken any thing
from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Emmanuel
said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch
as he also is a son of Abraham.
19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save
that which was lost.
words for 'lost' is 'perish', 'destruction', that is, God's plan is not
to punish and destroy, but rather,
to turn around people who are on a
19:11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable,
because he was nigh.(near).to
and because they thought that the kingdom of
God should immediately appear.
19:12-14 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country
to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. And he called his ten servants
and delivered them ten pounds and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But
him and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to
reign over us.
19:15,16 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received
the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to
whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had
gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, your pound
has gained ten pounds.
19:17 And he said unto him, Well done good servant, because you have
been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities..(*)
19:18 And the second came, saying, Lord, your pound has gained five
19:19 And he said likewise to him, Be you also over five cities.
19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your pound, which
I have kept laid up in a napkin.
guy didn't do anything with it:.Matthew
19:21 For I feared you, because you are an austere
man, you take up that you laid not down and reap that which you
did not sow.
sure that he was an unfair individual, just like he himself no doubt was.
19:22 And he said unto him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you.(you
what you sow), you wicked servant. You knew that I was
austere man, taking up that I laid not down and reaping that I did
19:23 Wherefore then gave you not my money into the bank, that
at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
could have done something, but didn't.
19:24,25 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him
and give it to him that has ten pounds. And they said unto him, Lord, he
has ten pounds.
19:26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which has.(Mark
11:24), is given.(receives
8:18).and from him that
has not even that he has.(in
other words, if you've done nothing with it, it's like you didn't have
the first place), is taken away from him.
if you aren't in higher
consciousness, your ego will
eventually make sure you lose in life, because high consciousness is necessary
to successfully even begin using this
secret. Decide for a higher consciousness.
19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should
reign over them, bring hither and slay them before me.
19:28-39 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up
to Jerusalem. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and
Bethany at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
Saying, Go you into the village over against you, in the which at your
entering you shall find a colt
tied, whereon yet never man sat. Loose him and bring him hither.
And if any man ask you, Why do you loose him? thus shall you say unto him,
Because the Lord has need of him. And they that were sent went their
way and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the
colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose you the colt? And they
said, The Lord has need of him. And they brought him to Emmanuel
and they cast their garments upon the colt and they set Emmanuel thereon.
And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.(many
were excited about Emmanuel's coming to Jerusalem and went before him,
throwing some of their garments on the ground to indicate the pathway to
take, as there were pathways into the city of Jerusalem, some a longer
ride). And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent
of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice
and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had
seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord. Peace
in heaven and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among
the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke your disciples.
19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these
should hold their peace, the stones.(*).would
immediately cry out.
Creator could have chosen rocks
but he chose humanity. God wants to share all he is with them. Why?.1Corinthians
19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city and wept over it,
3:9; Habakkuk 2:11.
Gospel: the occasion of the great King's visit to his city was
so momentous that, if man withheld his praise, inanimate nature would lend
19:42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day.(Hebrews
3:7-19), the things which belong unto your peace! but
now they are hid from your eyes.
of the high consciousness way cannot be comprehended deeply by those of
consciousness (who are hurtful, unhelpful, greedy and selfish) in such
a way as to take an individual into higher consciousness. The
heart has to change before the life an individual leads does.
19:43,44 For the days shall come upon you that your enemies cast a
trench about you and compass you round and keep you in on every side, And
shall lay you even with the ground and your children within you and they
shall not leave in you one stone upon another, because you knew not the
time of your visitation.
19: 45,46 And he went into the temple and began to cast out them that
sold therein and them that bought; Saying unto them, It is written.(Isaiah
56:7; Jeremiah 7:11),
My house is the house of prayer, but you have made it a den
19:47,48 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and
the scribes and the chief of the people.(like
a mayor).sought to destroy him.(those
in the greed clique
wanted him gone), And could not find what they might do,
for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
people liked him. The ruling elite conspired to destroy him, as they viewed
Him as a threat to their evil empire.