Secrets of the Kingdom of God. God does not hide things from us, but for us . My goal is that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, Colossians 2.2-3 . Say the Word Matthew 8.5-13.
God does not hide things from us, but for us.My goal is that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, Colossians 2.2-3
Both the ‘time’ and the ‘kingdom’ assumes the whole history of Israel and its growing Messianic expectation
Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created man on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation . . . like all the things the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?
Age to Come
The “Centurion connection”
Mission to the Gentiles
Matthew groups together 11 miracles to show his readers that Jesus Christ possessed the authority and power of the promised Messiah found in the Old Testament.
Christ is more important than my culture/traditions
( request is not for himself)
Not controlling but liberating
Not limiting but enlarging
Not confusing but clarifying
Not exploiting but empowering
We no longer focus on what we don’t have, but what we do have – Jesus’ authority and presence.
Release the power and authority of Jesus over our minds and the circumstances of our lives.
Release the power and authority of Jesus over our health and reign in our physical bodies.