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The Light of the World
Jesus went from Nazareth to Capernaum, a city of Galilee by the seashore, within the borders of Zebulun and Napthali141 so that one of Isaiah's prophesies would be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and Napthali have rejoiced; the mighty dominion by the way of the sea in the country beyond the Jordan River, Galilee, the land of the Gentiles have rejoiced. These people walked in darkness, but now they have seen a great light. This light has now shined on those who lived in the land of the shadow of death."142
As it was written in Isaiah 60, verse 1, "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, for the glory of the Lord is risen upon you." After Jesus was rejected by the Jews in Jesus' home town, and knowing He would be rejected by the Jews many times thereafter, Jesus set out to fulfill God's desire to have all the people on earth come to Him.
When they entered Capernaum, Jesus began teaching at once in their synagogues on the Sabbaths, and they were astonished at His teaching because of the power and authority in His words, which was far different than the scribes.
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In one of the synagogues was a man with an unclean demonic spirit who screamed loudly saying, "Leave me alone, Jesus of Nazareth. What do we need you for? We have nothing in common. Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, Holy One of God!"
Jesus rebuked him saying," Be quiet and come out of him."
The demon threw the man down and cried out with a loud voice and emerged out of him. All the people were amazed and they asked each other, "What does this mean? What kind of words is this that he commands evil and unclean spirits with such authority and power that they obey him and they leave?"
His fame spread throughout the country of Galilee; Jesus is truly the light of the world.143
9:1; Luke 4:31; Matthew 4:13.
142. Isaiah 9:1, 2; Matthew 4:1416.
143. Mark 1:2128; Luke 4:3137.
Jesus Heals Peters Mother-in-Law
Then they went out of the synagogue to Peter and Andrew's house along with James and John. Peter's mother-in-law lived in Peter and Andrew's house as was the custom, and she was bedridden and wracked with a severe fever. Jesus stood by her, holding her hand and He rebuked the fever. Immediately the fever left and she got up and served them dinner.144
When the sun was setting, all the neighbors who were terribly sick with varying diseases and those who were mentally ill, friends and relatives brought them to the house, and the whole city gathered by the door. Jesus put His hand on them and healed the sick and cast out many demons who cried out, "You are the Christ, the Anointed Son of God." And Jesus rebuked the demons and would not let them speak because He did not want people to know yet that He was the Christ.145
What the prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 53:4 was then fulfilled, "Surely He has borne our sicknesses and took on Himself our grief and infirmities."
4:3839; Mark 1:2931; Matthew 8:1415.
145. Luke 4:4041; Mark 1:3234; Matthew 8:1617.
God Touches Humans
How can it be that the Creator of the entire universe with hundreds of billions of galaxies, each galaxy having hundreds of billions of stars, with each star most probably having planets and most planets having moons, the Creator of over eight million different living species on earth, each species having up to billions of living numbers . . . how can it be that God would come and touch a single human and heal it of its physical problems? Can God possibly love each one of us that much?
The next morning after Jesus healed many people from Peter and Andrew's home, Jesus got up very early and went out to a solitary place to pray. Peter and the others went looking for Him. When they found Him, they said, "Everyone is looking all over for you. Please do not leave us again."
And Jesus said, "I must preach the kingdom of God in other cities, too, because this is what I was sent for. Let us walk to your neighboring towns and cities so that I can preach there."
Jesus traveled throughout Galilee and preached the good news of God's kingdom in all their synagogues. Everywhere He went He cast out demons and healed every kind of disease and sickness among the people.
His fame spread throughout Syria; so they brought cripples and epileptics and insane persons and people tormented with pain and different diseases, and Jesus healed them all. Great crowds followed Him from Galilee and from the Decapolis [The Ten Cities] and from Jerusalem and Judea and even from the other side of the Jordan.146
In one of the cities, as Jesus came down from a mountain great crowds came to meet Him. A man came covered with leprosy and he fell down at Jesus' feet and worshipped Him. He begged Jesus, "Lord, if it is your desire, you can cleanse me."
And Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him. He said, "I do desire it! Be cleansed." After an hour the leprosy disappeared, and the man started shouting, "Look, I am healed! Look, Jesus healed me!"
Jesus said, "Don't tell any people. Go first, and show yourself to the priests and present an offering as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."147
When he left, the healed leper told more people about it, and the word spread so that Jesus became famous and could no longer enter the city openly, but he stayed outside in the desert; even so, people came to Him from everywhere to be healed. Jesus then went into the wilderness and prayed.148
God took a personal interest in each individual with problems, and God touched each and every one of them that came to Jesus. He will touch and heal you too, if you only go to Him and ask Him, believing.149
4:4244; Mark 1:3539; Matthew 4:2325.
147. Leviticus 14:17.
148. Matthew 8:14; Luke 5:1216; Mark 1:40-45;
149. BIBLE STUDY: HEALING: Deuteronomy 33:2- 3; Acts 21:1525; Acts 10:38; Exodus 15:26; 23:2526; Psalm 91:1, 1016; 103:23; 107:19-20; Isaiah 55:11; Jeremiah 17:14; Matthew 7:11; James 1:17; Matthew 8:2-3; John 10:10; Matthew 9:35; 15:30-31; Mark 16:15, 17-18; 11:23-24; James 5:14-16; Acts 3:116; Ephesians 2:13; Proverbs 4:2022; Jeremiah 30:17; Isaiah 33:24; 58:6 - 8; Matthew 12:15; Hebrews 13:8; Matthew 8:16-17; 1:21; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 1st John 1:7 9; Isaiah 53: 45; Matthew 26:28; Deuteronomy 7:15; 28:115, 61, which is cancelled by Galatians 3:13; 1st Peter 2:24; John 15:7; Romans 8:26; Psalm 67:12.
Jesus Heals by Forgiving Sins
From there, Jesus went back to Capernaum for a few days, where He was invited to a certain house. It was there that He taught us that to be healed, our sins must be forgiven. Many people gathered there and filled the place till it overflowed so that there was not even room outside the entrance. Pharisees and teachers of the law from every town in Galilee, Judea and Jerusalem were sitting in the house, and the power of God was present to heal them all.
Four of the men carried a paralyzed man to the house on a quilt. They wanted to bring him in and lay him before Jesus but they could not get near the entrance because of the crowd. The houses in that time had openings in the ceilings, so the people could sit on the roofs at night and socialize. So they climbed up on the roof and set up a tent where they made a bed for the paralytic. They uncovered the place in the roof where Jesus was and lowered the paralytic down on his quilt from the ceiling.
When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralyzed man, "Have courage, my son, your sins are forgiven." This man thought as we do, that God will not heal us because of our sins.150
When the scribes and Pharisees sitting there heard this, they thought among them, "Who is this man that speaks blasphemy? Only God can forgive sins."
If they had only known that Jesus was God's Son, the Human God, what a different world this would be! Jesus had done everything to prove that He was Immanuel, God with us, God come to earth, but they did not understand.
Jesus perceived their thoughts in His spirit. Jesus said, "Why do you reason these things like this in your heart? Which is easier to say to this cripple, 'Your sins are forgiven', or just say, 'Arise, pick up your quilt and walk to your home'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has the power and authority on earth to forgive sins. . ." and he turned to the paralytic and said, "I tell you, arise, take up your quilt and go to your home."
The paralytic immediately got up, picked up his quilt and went out before their very eyes, praising God all the way to his house. When the crowed saw it, they were amazed and frightened, and they gave glory to God because He had given such power to a man. They said, "We have never seen anything like this before. Today we have seen wonders."151
Jesus came back from the cross, so He is still alive today. If you talk to Him, He hears you. If you want to be healed, go to Jesus and confess your sins. Then ask Him to forgive you and heal you.152150. Romans 3:10, 23; 1 John 3:710, 14, 20; 1:68; Acts 10:43.
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