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John 5: Jesus Evading The Crowds

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Minister Monardo, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

    United States
    John 5:
    And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
    And that day was the Sabbath.
    10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful
    for you to carry your bed.
    11 He answered them, He who made me well said to me, "Take up your bed and walk".
    12 Then they asked him, Who is the Man who said to you, "Take up your bed and walk"?
    13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had conveyed Himself away, a multitude being in place.

    Surely a man who had been infirm for 38 years suddenly rising up to walk would have
    garnered quite a bit of attention from the crowd. Somehow, Jesus was able to slip away.
    Compare this to when the synagogue of Nazareth intended to toss Him off a hill.

    Luke 4:
    So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
    29 and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff.
    30 Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.

    This angry mob intended to slay Jesus, surely they could keep track of the man they
    intended to execute. Yet, He managed to quietly slip away. Is this considered among
    the miracle powers of Christ? Was He translating Himself away from these crowds?
    Compare these narratives to the evangelist Philip.
    Acts 8:
    Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?”
    37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”
    And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
    38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down
    into the water, and he baptized him.
    39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away,
    so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.
    40 But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities
    till he came to Caesarea.

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  2. RickReads

    RickReads Well-Known Member

    United States
    Some years ago I had the priviledge of listening to some incredible testimony from an african missionary named sister Rita. Over several evenings she shared stories of being in danger from wild animals and african witchdoctors who wanted to kill her. She testified that the witchdoctors had real satanic power and her belief was that hers prayers in the midst of danger led to her deliverence out of their hands. Her annointing in the Spirit was as powerful as any I have ever experienced and I totally believed her testimony even though it was very radical.
  3. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

    United States
    No doubt! I met some brothers from Uganda once, who were out after curfew to attend a prayer meeting.
    When they were trying to walk home later, a jeep with members of a militia drove by and opened fire on
    them with machine guns, but none were touched. These guys were like children, their faith was deep.
    I loved them immediately.
  4. RickReads

    RickReads Well-Known Member

    United States
    The center of Christianity has left the West and moved to Africa and South America. It`s something I almost can`t bring myself to talk about to anyone but Jesus.
  5. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

    United States
    Luke 17:
    In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down
    to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back.
    32 Remember Lot’s wife.
    33 Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
    34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other
    will be left.
    35 Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left.
    36 Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.
    37 And they answered and said to Him, Where, Lord?
    So He said to them, Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.