The Gospel according to Luke, chapter 5

To: The Church Family of God. (12/4/18) His 9th month, Kislev 26th day, 5779, until sunset.

Christendom in general adopted paganism, Baal and Diana, “the Goddess of Virginity and Motherhood.” Diana was said to represent generative powers of nature and so was pictured with many breasts. A tower shaped crown, symbolizing the Tower of Babal. A temple dedicated to her in Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world! Diana was not only worshipped in Ephesus but throughout Asia and the world. In almost every worldly religion there’s “a mother and child depicted.” Leading back to the mother goddess of Babylon. (After Nimrod’s death his adulterous wife gave birth to a child who she claims was supernaturally conceived.) She taught that “Tammuz-the son” was a God child; that he was Nimrod, reborn and that she and her child were divine. Thus, Satan established a mother and child worship. (Study what Jesus’ apostle Paul had to contend with regarding Diana.) When people were building the tower of Babel, God changed their languages and they were scattered throughout the earth. God did not change their mind set, only their languages, the scattered people took with them “the worship of a divine mother and child.”

 

Among the Chinese, the Mother Goddess was called Shingmoo or the “Holy Mother.” She is pictured with child in her arms and rays of glory around her head. The ancient Germans worshipped the Virgin “Hertha” with child in arms. The Scandinavians called her “Disa” who was also pictured with a child. The Etruscans called her “Nutria” and among the Druids, the “Virgo-Paritura” was worshipped as the “Mother of God.” In India, she was known as, “Indrani” who was also represented with a child in her arms. The Babylonian Mother was known as Aphodite or Ceres to the Greeks; Nana, to the Sumerians; and as Venus or Fortuna to the pagans in Rome, “her child was known as Jupiter.” For ages, Isi, the “Great Goddess” and her child Iswara, have been worshipped in India, where great temples were erected for their worship. In Asia, the Mother was known as Cybele and the child as Deoius. In Egypt, the Babylonian Mother was known as Isis and her child as Horus. THIS could or may be a reason the genealogy of Mary isn’t given.

 

(Luke 4:1-4; “Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River “where He was baptized” and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days He endured temptations from the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were completed, He was famished. The devil said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone.’”) Jesus was tempted in many ways, including how you and I are tempted. Paul wrote as follows.

 

(Hebrews 4:14-16; “Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.“) This same Jesus is the One that gave His chosen people, “the Israelites” the lands of pagan people, who worshiped imaginary gods. Jesus inspired Moses to write.

 

(Deut 18:13-15; “Whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God is about to drive them out from before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things. The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; you must listen to Him.”) Moses as did Abraham looked forward to Jesus’ millennial rule.

 

(Luke 4:5-8; “Then the devil led Jesus up to a high place and showed Him in a flash all the kingdoms of the world. And Satan said to Jesus, “To you I will grant this whole realm, “Sphere in which power is exercised, domain.” also see Luke 22:53; 23:7; Acts 26:18; & Eph 2:2.) – and the glory that goes along with it, for it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish. So then, if you will worship me, all this will be yours.” Jesus answered Satan, “It is written, ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.’”) WHO do you think has put most rulers in their positions? Could Jesus have said, “it isn’t your to give?” He didn’t because Satan’s role is, “conquer of nations” he’s destined to play it out until the set time. Satan will know when his time has almost expired; the holy scriptures tell of his last days.

 

(Rev 12:12-18; “Therefore you heavens rejoice, and all who reside in them! But woe to the earth and the sea because the devil has come down to you! He is filled with terrible anger, for he knows that he only has a little time!” (13) Now when the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman, “church, likened to Mary” who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of a giant eagle so that she could fly out into the wilderness, to the place God prepared for her, where she is taken care of – away from the presence of the serpent – for a time, times, and half a time. (15) Then the serpent spouted water like a river out of his mouth after the woman in an attempt to sweep her away by a flood, but the earth came to her rescue; the ground opened up and swallowed the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth. So the dragon became enraged at the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep God’s commandments and hold to the testimony about Jesus.”) This same powerful Satan was allowed to tempt Jesus in ways likened to our temptations. He knows God’s Word!

 

(Luke 4:9-13; “Then the devil brought Jesus to Jerusalem, had Him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here, for it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You, to protect You,’ and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that You will not strike your foot against a stone.’” (See Psalms 91:11-12) (12) Jesus answered, “It is said, ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’” So when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from Jesus until a more opportune time.”) That time being when Jesus would be crucified.

 

(Luke 4:14-19; “Then Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and news about Him spread throughout the surrounding countryside. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by all. (16) Now Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was His custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to Him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, (18) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lords favor.”) A good portion of Jesus’ words here are for the millennia. Jesus brings deliverance now but more later. The Greek word translated, “free” is also translated release earlier in the verse. Jesus inspired Isaiah to write about Himself and Israel’s future.

 

(Isaiah 61:1-11; “The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon Me, because the Lord has chosen Me. He has commissioned Me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners, to announce the year when the Lord will show His favor, the day when our God will seek vengeance, to console all who mourn, to strengthen those who mourn in Zion, by giving them a turban, instead of ashes, oil symbolizing joy, instead of mourning, a garment symbolizing praise, instead of discouragement. They “His People” will be called oaks of righteousness, trees planted by the Lord to reveal His splendor. (4) They will rebuild the perpetual ruins and restore the places that were desolate; they will reestablish the ruined cities, the places that have been desolate since ancient times. (5) “Foreigners will take care of your sheep; foreigners will work in your fields and vineyards. You will be called, ‘the Lord’s priests, servants of our God.’ You will enjoy the wealth of nations and boast about the riches you receive from them. Instead of shame, you will get a double portion; instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive. Yes, they will possess a double portion in their land and experience lasting joy. For I, the Lord, love justice and hate robbery and sin. I will repay them because of My faithfulness; I will make a permanent covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations, their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will recognize that the Lord has blessed them.” I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of My God. For He clothes Me in garments of deliverance; He puts on Me a robe symbolizing vindication. I look like a bridegroom when He wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry. (11) For just as the ground produces its crops and a garden yields its produce, so the sovereign Lord will cause deliverance to grow, and give His people reason to .”)

 

Most prophecy isn’t dated as was Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. Much is dual, meaning a portion is fulfilled in this time before Jesus’ second coming and much is to be fulfilled during His millennial rule on earth. To we who God fights for, “spiritual and physical Israelites” He proclaims through Isaiah.

 

(Isaiah 49:1-26; “Listen to Me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned Me from birth; He commissioned Me when My mother brought Me into the world. He made My mouth like a sharp sword, He hid Me in the hollow of His hand; He made Me like a sharpened arrow, He hid Me in His quiver. He said to Me, “You are My servant, Israel, through whom I will reveal My splendor.” But I thought, “I have worked in vain; I have expended My energy for absolutely nothing.” But the Lord will vindicate Me; My God will reward Me. So now the Lord says, the One who formed Me from birth to be His servant – He did this to restore Jacob to Himself, so that Israel might be gathered to Him; and I will be honored in the Lord’s sight, for My God is My source of strength – He says, “Is it too insignificant a task for You to be My servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of Israel? ..I will make you, “Israel” a light to the nations, so you can bring My deliverance to the remote regions of the earth.” This is what the Lord, the Protector of Israel, their Holy One, says to the one who is despised and rejected by nations, a servant of rulers: “Kings will see and rise in respect, princes will bow down, because of the faithful Lord, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you.” ..This is what the Lord says: “At the time I decide to show My favor, I will respond to you; in the day of deliverance I will help you; I will protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, to rebuild the land and to reassign the desolate property. You will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’ and to those who are in dark dungeons, ‘Emerge.’ They will graze beside the roads; on all the slopes they will find pasture. They will not be hungry or thirsty; the sun’s oppressive heat will not beat down on them, for One who has compassion on them will guide them; He will lead them to springs of water. I will make all My mountains into a road; I will construct My roadways.” ..Look, they come from far away! Look, some come from the north and west, and others from the land of Sinim! Shout for joy, O sky! Rejoice, O earth! Let the mountains give a joyful shout! For the Lord consoles His people and shows compassion to the oppressed. ..The Lord Remembers Zion, “Zion said, ‘The Lord has abandoned me, the Sovereign Master has forgotten me.’ Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? Even if mothers were to forget, I could never forget you! Look, I have inscribed your name on My palms; your walls are constantly before Me. Your children hurry back, while those who destroyed and devastated you depart. Look all around you! All of them gather to you. As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “you will certainly wear all of them like jewelry; you will put them on as if you were a bride. Yes, your land lies in ruins; it is desolate and devastated. But now you will be too small to hold your residents, and those who devoured you will be far away. Yet the children born during your time of bereavement will say within your hearing, ‘This place is too cramped for us, make room for us so we can live here.’ Then you will think to yourself, ‘Who bore these children for me? I was bereaved and barren, dismissed and divorced. Who raised these children? Look, I was left all alone; where did these children come from?’” ..This is what the sovereign Lord says: “Look I will raise My hand to the nations; I will raise My signal flag to the peoples. They will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings will be your children’s guardians; their princesses will nurse your children. With their faces to the ground they will bow down to you and they will lick the dirt on your feet. Then you will recognize that I am the Lord; those who wait patiently for Me are not put to shame. Can spoils be taken from a warrior, or captives be rescued from a conqueror? Indeed,” says the Lord, “captives will be taken from a warrior; spoils will be rescued from a conqueror. I will oppose your adversary and I will rescue your children. I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. Then all humankind will recognize that I am the Lord, your Deliverer, your Protector, the powerful ruler of Jacob.”) All preplanned and no one can alter it.

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