Monday, November 19, 2012
Yeshua’s Kin-dom of Heaven, Chapter 15
[Mk13:3] As he sat on the Har HaZeitim opposite the Temple, Kefa, Filippos, Toma, Shoshanah, and Mariamne asked him privately,
[Tm18:1-4] 1 "Tell us how our end will be."
2 Yeshua said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end?
3 For where the beginning is, there will the end be.
4 I say Adonai’s favor is upon the one who will take their place in the beginning; they will know the end and will not experience death."
[Tm113:1-4] 1 They again questioned him, "When will the Kin-dom come?"
2 He answered them, "It will not come by waiting for it.
3 It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.'
4 Rather, the Kin-dom of Heaven is spread out upon the earth, and people do not see it."
[Tm52:1-2] 1 They said to him, "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Yisrael, and all of them spoke in you."
2 He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken only of the dead.
[Tm38:1-2] 1 Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and you have no one else to hear them from.
2 There will be days when you will look for me and will not find me.
[Tm59] Take heed of the living one while you are alive, lest you die and seek to see him and be unable to do so."
[Mk14:1-2] 1 It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might seize him by deception, and kill him.
2 For they said, “Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people.”
[CS] That day as was his practice Yeshua went and taught in the Temple portico were all the people could be present and listen— men, women, children and even Gentiles.
Someone asked Yeshua, “How should we fast?”
He said, “As it is written in Yeshayahu where Adonai says:
‘What will you call a fast,
and an acceptable day to Adonai?
6 “Isn’t this the fast that I have chosen:
to release the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and that you break every yoke?
7 Isn’t it to distribute your bread to the hungry,
and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house?
When you see the naked,
that you cover them;
and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then your light will break out as the morning,
and your healing will appear quickly;
then your righteousness shall go before you;
and Shekhinah’s glory will be your rear guard. ’’
[CS] 1 “This is the fast that Adonai desires. Do this and you fulfill all the obligations of the Torah.”
2 Then he added, “If the Sadducees who control the Temple treasury were to follow this there would be much rejoicing among the poor, the widows and the orphans of Yisrael.”
3 The Sadducees standing nearby heard this, grew angry and began hurling insults at him.
[Mk11:15-18] 15 Then Yeshua entered into the Temple, and began to throw out those who sold and those who bought in the Temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who sold the doves.
16 He would not allow anyone to carry a container through the Temple.
17 He taught, saying to them, “Isn’t it written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations?’ But you have made it a den of robbers!”
18 The Sadducees heard it, and sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.
[Mk11:27-31] 27 As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders came to him,
28 and they began saying to him, “By what authority do you do these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?”
29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30 The baptism of John—was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me.”
31 They reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we should say, ‘From heaven;’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’
32 If we should say, ‘From men’”—they feared the people, for all held John to really be a prophet.
33 They answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”
Jesus said to them, “Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
[Mt23:29,33xCS] Then Yeshua said to them,
“Damn you, Sadducees! You snakes! You brood of vipers!
How will you escape being condemned to Gei Hinnom?
1 You who help Pontius Pilatus enact unrighteous and oppressive decrees;
2 to deprive the needy from justice,
and to rob the poor among my people of their rights, that widows may be their plunder, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
3 What will you do in the day of visitation,
and in the desolation which will come from afar?
To whom will you flee for help?
Where will you leave your wealth;
4 so as not to squat down among the prisoners,
and fall under the slain?
“Damn you, Sadducees!
For all this Shekhinah’s anger is not turned away,
her hand is still stretched out to strike.
9b ‘But even you Sadducees- even you!—
“If you take away from among you the yoke,
and speaking wickedly;
10a and if you pour out your soul to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted soul:
9a Then you will call, and Shekhinah will answer;
you will cry for help, and she will say, ‘Here I am.’
[Lk11:53-54xCS] 53 When Yeshua went outside, the Sadducees began to be terribly angry, and to draw many things out of him;
54 lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him.