Dec 2, 2017

58. Saturday, May 22, 28 A.D., Jesus healed a man of Bethesda of Jerusalem on the Sabbath.


58. Saturday, May 22, 28 A.D., Jesus healed a man of Bethesda of Jerusalem on the Sabbath.


Jesus Christ went up to Jerusalem for the feast of the Jews.

There were in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate pools which were called Bethesda and that had five porticoes. Here a great number of people used to lay, the blinds, the physically disabled people, the paralyzed, and one who was there had been ill for thirty-eight years. (John 5:1-47).

Saturday, May 22, 28 A.D., the sun rose at 4:35 a.m., and the moon which phase of the moon was 9.6 rose at 1:49 p.m.

Jesus met him lying there and knew that he had been lying there for a long time, so He asked him.

“Do you want to get well?”

The man replied.

“Sir, I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, another got in before me.”

He said to him.

“Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”

But that day was the Sabbath, so the Jews said to the man who had been healed.

“It is the Sabbath; the Law forbids you to carry your mat.”

The man replied.

“The Man Who healed me said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ”

They asked him.

“Who is the Man Who told you to pick it up and walk?”

He had no idea Who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn into the crowd.

When Jesus found the man in the Temple, He said.

“See, you are well. Stop the sin or something worse may happen to you.”

The man went to the Jews, and he told them that it was Jesus Who had healed him.

On the Sabbath, as Jesus was doing those things, the Jews persecuted Jesus.

He said to them.

“My Father is always working, and I am working also.”

Therefore, the Jews tried to kill Jesus, not only was Jesus breaking the Law of the Sabbath, but also Jesus was calling God Jesus’ Father, making himself equal with God.

Jesus said to them.

“I tell you the truth. The Son can do nothing by himself, but He can do what He sees the Father doing. Because, whatever the Father does the Son also does, for the Father loves the Son and shows Him all things He does. He will show even greater things than these, so you might be dumbfounded. The Father raises the dead. The same way, the Son gives life to man. Moreover the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father Who sent Him. I tell you the truth. He who hears My Words and believes in Him Who sent Me has the Eternal Life, and will not be condemned, and he has passed death into life. I tell you the truth. A time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live, for as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in himself. He has given Him authority to judge, because He is the Son of man. Do not be dumbfounded at this. The time is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear His voice and come out, those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. I can do nothing on my own authority. I judge as I hear, and My judgment is righteous, for I do not seek My own will but the Will of the Father Who sent Me. If I testify myself, My testimony is not true. There is Another Who testifies of Me, and I know that His testimony is true. You have sent to John the Baptist, and he has testified to the truth. I do not accept the testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved. John the Baptist was the burning and shining lamp, and you were enjoyed that light for a while. I have the greater testimony than his, for the works that the Father has given Me to finish, and that I am doing testifies that the Father has sent Me. The Father Himself Who sent Me has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice, nor seen His form. You do not have His Words in you, for you do not believe the One Who He sent. You search the Scripture, for in them you think that there is the Eternal Life, but they are testifying My thing. But you do not want to come to Me to have life. I do not accept the honor from men, and I know that you do not have the love of God in you. I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me. But if another comes in his own name, you will receive him. If you receive praise from one another, and do not seek the praise that comes from the Only God? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom you trust. If you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his letters, how will you believe My Words?”

See the Chapter 55 of The Private and Public Life of Jesus Christ.

55. Friday, March 19, 28 A.D., Jesus Christ revived a widow’s son in Nain.

Jesus Christ revived a widow’s son in Nain.

Therefore, Jesus said to the Jews.

“The Father raises the dead. The same way, the Son gives life to man.”