11-11-18 This message may be viewed live streaming video at commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.


The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks. God is Thought (Thought is Life), God is Love, God is a Spirit, the eternal Spirit from which all things were created. You are a part of His Spirit (Eccl 12:7); you are either an eternal Spirit, or an eternal spirit.


(Luke 13:1-5)  There were present at that season some that told him [Jesus] of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent [Gk: think differently, reconsider], ye shall all likewise perish [1]. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

1.     repent = Amplified Bible: change your mind for better and heartily amend your ways with an abhorrence of your past sins.


(Luke 13:6-9)  He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? [1] And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it [Gk: manure it]: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

1.     cumbereth it = Amplified Bible: to use up the ground - to deplete the soil, to intercept the sun and take up room.


(Luke 13:10-13)  And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity [Gk: sickness, weakness] eighteen years, and was bowed together [Gk: stooped], and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her [i.e., Jesus touched her, Jesus impacted her]: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.


(Luke 13:14-17)  And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite [Gk: an actor under an assumed character], doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.


(Luke 13:18,19)  Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble [Gk: compare] it? It is like a grain of mustard seed [the smallest of seeds], which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed [Gk: became] a great tree; and the fowls of the air [symbols of unclean spirits, devils, demons, fallen angels] lodged in the branches of it.


(Luke 13:20,21)  And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven [yeast, a biblical symbol of false doctrines], which a woman took and hid [Heb: concealed] in three measures of meal [Gk: flour] [i.e., ground up seed], till the whole was leavened.

1.     Commentary: “three measures of meal” = representing God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. “The seed is the word of God” (Luke 8:11).


(Luke 13:22-24)  And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive [Gk: struggle: fight, labor fervently] to enter in at the strait [Gk: narrow (from obstacles standing close about)] gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.  

1.     Commentary: “obstacles” = are our sins which act as impediments, obstructions, barriers, blockage.

(Luke 13:25-27)  When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without [Gk: outside], and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence [who] ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence [the prayer preceding the meal, fellowship meals], and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence [who] ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity [Gk: unrighteousness, wrong].


(Luke 13:28-30)  There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out [Gk: ejected: cast out, driven out, expelled]. And they [the Saints] shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.


(Luke 13:31-35)  The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox [“sly and crafty, sulking and cowardly” Amplif. Bible], Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected [a prophecy which, by extension, may be applied to us]. [1] Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate [Gk: lonesome, a waste: a desert, solitary, wilderness]: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

1.     (Hosea 6:1-3)  Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days [two thousand years (2 Peter 3:8)] will he revive [Heb: save] us: in the third day he will raise us up [i.e., rapture/resurrect us], and we shall live [eternally] in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

a.      (2 Peter 3:8)  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.