Coming of the King: Week 4
The Demonstration and Debut
- 4:1 Why was Jesus tested? Was there a possibility He could fail the
test? No, but this was a demonstration that He was tempted
in every way that we are, yet without sin.
- 4:3 There are at least two thrusts to this temptation, there is the
aspect of "What profit shall this birthright do to me?" Genesis 25:32, and the aspect of
"If thou be the Son of God" - was He not Lord of Nature?
Was not part of His mission to bring forth bread supernaturally?
- 4:4 "It is written" - Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might
not sin against Thee.
The people demanded yet more supernatural proof of God's presence.
- 4:9 Shortcut to glory, avoiding the Cross.
|Forbidden Tree||1 John 2:16||Temptation of Christ|
|Good for food||Lust of the flesh||body||bread from stones|
|Pleasant to the eyes||Lust of the eyes||soul|| leap from the temple|
|Desirable to make wise||Pride of life||spirit||ruler of the world|
- 4:12 John imprisoned
- 4:15 Zebulun and Naphtali
- 4:17 "the kingdom of heaven is near". Satan showed Jesus
the kingdoms of the world. Dreamed by Nebuchadnezzar in
announced by John in
Jesus is the stone of stumbling that strikes at the root of the kingdoms
of the world. He presents the manifesto of the kingdom of heaven in
and the seventh angel announces its completion in
Every person, every possession, every program is worldly, or heavenly,
based on which kingdom they belong to.
- 4:19 Normally, a prospective Talmudi (disciple) asks the Rabbi to let
them become a follower. This Rabbi calls the Talmudim.
"For we love him because he first loved us." God must always
take the initiative in our salvation and development.
- 4:20 "at once" - obedience is the foundation of learning from any
- 4:23 teaching, preaching, and healing every disease -