Chapter 132




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The depth of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrine.


(Exo 20:12) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.


(Exo 23:25,26) And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.


(Deu 7:14-16) Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt [symbolically, the land of the unsaved], which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. And thou shalt consume [Heb: eat: burn up, devour] all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare [Heb: noose: trap] unto thee.


(Psa 41:1-3) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen [Heb: support: comfort, refresh] him upon the bed of languishing [Heb: sickness; fig. loathing]: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness [i.e., minister (cleanliness) to him, as a nurse].


(Psa 91:1-16) He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare [Heb: net] of the fowler [Heb: entangler], and from the noisome pestilence [Heb: destroying plague]. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow [missile] that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence [Heb: plague] [disease] that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday [the peak heat of the day, symbolizing nuclear missiles (arrows)].


(Psa 91:7-10) A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.


(Psa 91:11-16) For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known [Heb: understood] my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him [Exo 20:12, the fifth Commandment], and shew him my salvation.



(Deu 28:58-62) If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; Then the LORD will make thy plagues [Heb: wounds, pestilences] wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.


(Psa 107:17-20) Fools [Heb: perverse, fig. silly: foolish (men)] because of their transgression [Heb: sin], and because of their iniquities [Heb: evils], are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth [Heb: loathes, detests] all manner of meat [Heb: food]; and they draw near unto the gates of death. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble [Heb: tribulation], and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

(Joh 1:14) And the Word [Gk: logos] [of God] was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.



(Mar 6:1-6) And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? [just like us] And they were offended at him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet [Gk: a foreteller; by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet] is not without honour, but [except] in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

offended = Gk: entrapped, tripped up (fig. stumbled or enticed to sin, apostasy or displeasure) /// "scandalized"; snared (fig. cause of displeasure or sin): - occasion to fall (of stumbling), offence, thing that offends, stumbling-block.


faith = Gk: moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: - assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity /// be convinced; assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty): - agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) content, make friend, obey, (be) persuaded, trust, yield.


(Luk 17:5,6) And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

(Rom 10:17) So then faith cometh by hearing [Gk: the act], and hearing [Gk: understanding] by the word of God.


(Mat 8:5-9) And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum [Heb: comfortable village (protected by walls)], there came unto him a centurion [a Roman captain of 100 soldiers], beseeching [Gk: praying (pleading) to] him, And saying, Lord [Gk: kuros; Supreme in authority], my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy [Gk: "paralytic"], grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy [Gk: fit (in character): sufficient] that thou shouldest come under my roof [my covering]: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed [Gk: cured: made whole] [without any necessity of Jesus being present to heal]. For I am a man under authority [alike, as Jesus is to Father God], having soldiers under me [alike, as Jesus has angel soldiers under Him]: and I say to this man [alike, as Jesus does to His angels], Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

(2 Tim 2:3,4) Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.


(Mat 8:10-13) When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many [faithful children] shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the [faithless] children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed ["and it (he) should obey you" Luke 17:6] in the selfsame hour.