Friday, March 11, 2005

Luke-Dead man speaks

Luke 7:11  And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.  

The next day after the Centurion's servant was healed.

Luke 7:12  Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.  

 A dead man, being carried in a funeral procession. The only son of a widow. The son would have helped the poor widow who had no resources of her own.

Luke 7:13  And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.  

He had compassion AND power from God. Weep not.  

1 Pet 5:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.   Jesus was there, do not weep for he has power over death. He is the Lord of life.  

 Isa 61:3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Luke 7:14  And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
Luke 7:15  And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

He spoke to the young man as he lie dead in the open coffin. The young man set up and began to speak "Hi mom," and he went to his mother. Amazing, many seek to be magicians empowered to do tricks but only God can give life. All other is of satan and will lead to destruction. Jesus is the power of God for life.

Luke 7:16  And there came afear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.  

Fear of God is a good thing. God is the power of life and death; eternal life or hell. Fear him, in great respect submit to him.

Luke 7:17  Andthis rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.  

Eccl 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Eccl 12:14  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.


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