Matthew Chapter 9

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Matthew 9

1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

40 thoughts on “Matthew Chapter 9

  1. In reading the Message version of this chapter, the first caption of verses 1-13 says “Who Needs a Doctor?”. Verse 12-13 answer with “Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? Go figure out what this Scripture means: ‘I’m after mercy, not religion.’ I’m here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders.” We are to reach out to this world.

    The caption for verses 18-26 says “Just a Touch”. All these miraculous healings took just a touch from the Master and a risk of faith.

    I love the last caption from verses 27-38 “Become What You Believe”. Verses 35-38 say “Then Jesus made a circuit of all the towns and villages. He taught in their meeting places, reported kingdom news, and healed their diseased bodies, healed their bruised and hurt lives. When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. “What a huge harvest!” he said to his disciples. “How few workers! On your knees and pray for harvest hands!” The time is NOW.

  2. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    The harvest is ready

  3. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

    Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

    DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. We go through life, postponing, procrastinating, and expecting others to step in on our responsibility. Then, all of the sudden, it is the end of fall, and you did not pick up the harvest in time!!!!! In Iowa, you see the corn fields that did not get harvest, just there staring at you, withering with the wetness of winter. Some smart farmers, will leave it there to rut, then early spring they run their tractors to mash it to the fields to fertilize it. Others, will burn their fields; either way the harvest is spoil, wasted, not picked on time.

    I PRAY FOR THE LABORERS, PLEASE OH LORD SEND SOME LABORERS THAT HAVE A PASSION FOR OUTREACH. GO, TEACH, SPEAK OF HIS GOODNESS, FOR THE DAYS ARE FEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

  4. Yes,

    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    We THE POFW ARE THE LABOURERS!!!
    OOOOO JESUS HELP US TO HAVE THE HEART OF A SERVANT, SO FULL OF YOUR LOVE AND COMPASSION. I HOPE WE ARE READY POFW.
    I PRAISE YOU JESUS FOR YOUR LOVE IN US TO CAPTIVATE THE HARVEST.
    HALELUJAH!!! I LOVE YOU DADDY

  5. 2. Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.”
    3. But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, “That’s blasphemy! Does he think he’s God?”

    Who do you think you are?
    He didn’t just think He was God – He knew He was! He had all authority to forgive sins a as well as heal the sick.
    Sometimes we forget who we are; we are children of that same, one and only, true God. While we cannot forgive sins, we can lay hands on the sick in Jesus Name and He will heal them. In this case, “Who do you think you are” can be turned from an insult to an encouraging reminder of not only who we are, but who He is!

    John 14:12 KJV
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

  6. 9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
    10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
    11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

    Jesus saw Matthew and knew immediately what was in his heart, even though he was sitting at the receipt of customs. In other words he was a tax collector. Tax collectors in that day collected the tax and a percentage more for their time and was hated by the people. Jesus, being God manifested in the flesh, could see past who Matthew was to who Matthew could be.
    Jesus worked his way among the crowd and sat at the table with publicans and sinners. He attracted the rougher crowd, because of the way he treated people. Jesus never acted like the Pharisees (more holy than thou attitude) I am better than you. If we are to win the world we need to take heed how we treat the sinner when we meet them. We should make them feel comfortable yet let them see Jesus in us to were they notice we are different. Over time they should feel condemned because of their sins, not because of the way we treated them and told them they were sinners.
    We have to walk a very tight line to make sure that we do not wear our holiness for others to see, but for God to notice.
    Jesus fellow shipped with the rather rough crowd and the Pharisees always took notice and used this against him. I wonder what would happen today if we did this would the church people began to criticize us and talk about us and say he is just like them.
    How do we win the lost?
    I am sure it is not by acting like them or acting better than them, but treating them like they are human. The only difference in them and us is we are changed by the grace of God.
    So let’s act like Jesus and let someone see us today interacting with some sinners and bring them to Christ.

  7. In reading this chapter this morning in KJV and the message it really brought it to home. When we see Jesus do some miracles and then start whispering how can that be? what if? how did? We begin to question if it was really God. Why do we/I as christians question what God does, the same can go with our Pastor when he speaks to us by God tells him why do we question the man of God. I know and if you are honest with yourself have done this. God forgive us for not believing. I want to have the mindset of God and be a good servant, we/i don’t have to have the center of attention just have a servant’s heart. Servant’s heart sometimes mean you just need to be a friend to someone (i believe). Wake up and let’s have an open heart so we can hear God when he speaks to us about our day and be there for someone. You never know if you are going to run into someone that is a backslider and just wants to get back with God. You can be friends and eat with the sinner, we love the sinner not the sin.

  8. A call to serve

    36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    This is what I see our new building looking like. When the doors are open there will be a multitude there wondering and hopeless. Pastor will be moved just like Jesus was and he will call on us to serve and minister. We have to be ready because it is just ahead. Infact the harvest is already there waiting on us. In the next few months we will start to see that harvest and we will get a head start on the building. All I can say is get ready. I am one if the laborers that Jesus was looking for, are you?

  9. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

    I have always been intrigued about this. I know that I have heard it said that a person could enter heaven without a leg, but not with sin, and that that is why Jesus forgave this guy first.

    Today as I thought about it, Jesus reminded me of Achan. A person cannot worship with sin in their camp, and that also translates to a person has very little faith when there is sin in the camp.

    When I have sin I have a very hard time praying for someone and my faith level is below the floor, but once I have repented, and my sins are forgiven, my faith is high.

    With this thought, could it be that Jesus was reaching to build this man’s faith before He would heal him??? … That’s not to say that maybe his parents or grandparents hadn’t sinned, leaving him with generational curses, that had to be forgiven first, and that’s why. But this is one area I am going to study more…

  10. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    This is a need we still have to this day, there is many people looking for the truth, but not enough people to tell the truth. This is why everyone needs to spread the good news. Only when everyone is involved in spreading the good news, can the whole world hear hear the truth. Be accountable to yourself and ask yourself if you have told someone about Jesus… and if not, find someone who needs and help bring this person to God.

  11. In this chapter we see Jesus doing many miracles. And as well. Many people also scorned them. So even when you do good ,there will people who don’t understand. Our church has been prophecied that we will being seeing miracles. Thank God for the blood.

  12. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    We are the labourers of the church but we can not make a difference in peoples life without prayer. We can’t live a life claiming we are followers of God if we don’t develop a prayer life with him. Thank you Jesus for using pofw as a light to this world!

  13. He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. -Matthew 9:24
    But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. -Matthew 9:25

    Don’t mourn over the promises that God has give unto you. It may seem dead others may say its. Ignore their laughter, and their scorn and believe that The Lord will resurrect your promise.

    There are somethings that need to be put out of your life before you see your miracle. If you can see you can walk in it.

    And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: -Genesis 13:14

    Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. -Genesis 13:17

  14. Food for thought
    6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

    This scripture just leaped off the page! Jesus is God! Think about it…Jesus forgave sin BEFORE his sacrifice. He said “2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.” This has to be God Almighty walking in flesh for only he can forgive sins in faith before the actual sacrifice took place on Calvary.

    Man cannot forgive sin, but God can. This proves that Jesus is God robed in flesh.
    6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

  15. 34
    The evidence of Christs works was overwhelming. Onlt those who were willfully and determinedly blind to the meaning of Jesus works could fail to realize who he was. The flaw is not in evidence but in the hearts of man who will not accept it.

  16. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    This compassion that Jesus had on the multitudes must become our passion & purpose. We see the need of laborers within each ministry at POFW and we see the souls each and every day as we drive to & work our jobs, shop in our stores and go out on outreach each week! We also know that our time is short. We must be about our Father’s business! Join a ministry & be a laborer. You lay up treasures in heaven as you do. God bless the works of your hands as you reach for a soul.

  17. 2, “And, behold, thy brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.”
    5, “For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?”
    6, “But that ye may know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.”
    7, “And he arose, and departed to his house.”

    I have always liked these scriptures, and then it makes me think of James 5:14-15 which says, “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”

    I am so thankful to know today that JESUS is the HEALER of the body and soul. If you’re sick in body, He will Heal you. If you’re sick in your soul with sin, He will Heal and Forgive you.

    12b, “… They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.”
    13b, “… for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

  18. Examples of faith are evidence in this chapter. Ruler’s daughter raised from the dead, woman with the issue of blood who purposed in her heart if she could just touch the hem of His garment. But the one that stood out to me the most is the first one:

    2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

    It wasn’t the faith of the man sick with palsy, but the faith of his friends that caused Jesus to forgive his sins and heal him. Who can we bring to Jesus that our faith will cause them to be healed? Do we have enough faith to believe for someone? Maybe their healing and salvation depends on us bringing them to Jesus.

  19. HELP WANTED

    36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    I can hear the cry of the SPIRIT of the LORD proclaiming HELP WANTED! In the most recent consensus from 2010 the Tarrant County website indicates that 4 years ago there were in Tarrant County (2010) Total population – 1,809,03 and in Fort Worth – Population, (2013) estimate – 792,727. I believe JESUS would consider these numbers the multitudes, as do I. The questions I am asking myself today is; “Am I moved with compassion as the LORD is”? “Can I see what HE sees in our region”? “Do I feel what HE feels for the lost”? “Am I Praying for laborers”? “Am I an efficient, effective laborer”?

    I was reminded by Pastor Foster early this week, to remember the process of: VMP
    This is what I feel for the focus of The Pentecostals of Fort Worth.

    Vision – The multitudes that are lost.
    Mission – Share the gospel of JESUS with them.
    Purpose – Strengthen and Grow the Kingdom of GOD.

    Our Prayer Focus this weekend is so important to the VMP of The Pentecostals of Fort Worth:

    A Prayer for the Region of Fort Worth

    Lord, You said that we need only ask and that You would give us the nations for our inheritance, and the ends of the earth for our possession. (Psalms 2:8). You declared that we could call to You, and You would show us great and mighty things (Jeremiah 33:3). I bring before You the Region of Fort Worth and I ask that You would prepare the hearts of the people to receive Your word. I know that Your Word is quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). Let Your Word penetrate deep into the Region of Fort Worth. I am standing on Your promises (II Corinthians 1:20). You said that Your Word would not return void (Isaiah 55:11).

    Lord, Jesus, You said that the harvest is great but the workers are few. You are in charge of the harvest. I ask that You send workers to the ripened fields of the Region of Fort Worth (Matthew 9:38). You alone call men. Speak to their hearts as they make themselves available to You. I also place myself on the altar of sacrifice (Romans 12:1). Use me to be a blessing to the Region of Fort Worth through my prayers and finance, as the Bowers go.

    God, You are building Your church throughout this world. The kingdom of darkness and the gates of hell cannot prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). I use the powerful weapons of the Word of God, prayer and fasting to pull down every stronghold that hinders people in the Region of Fort Worth from knowing God (II Corinthians 10:4-5). I come against Satan and all his tactics to keep the Region of Fort Worth blinded from receiving the gospel (II Corinthians 4:4).

    I do not wrestle “against flesh and blood, but principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness” in the Country of the Region of Fort Worth, and “against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

    Lord, I lift up the Country of the Region of Fort Worth before You. I believe that You want to do a work among its people. I pray that You put Your Spirit within them, take their stony hearts out of their flesh, and give them hearts of flesh that they may walk in Your statues, keep Your commandments, and do them (Ezekiel 11:19-20). I pray that they shall be Your people and that You will be their God (Ezekiel 11:20). I pray that they will know the truth and the truth shall make them free (John8:32).
    You came to this earth to seek and “to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10) Open their eyes so that the people of the Region of Fort Worth will believe the gospel (Acts 16:14).

    Call the Region of Fort Worth out of darkness into Your marvelous light (I Peter 2:9). You are not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (II Peter 3:9). Lord Jesus, grant the Region of Fort Worth repentance and knowledge of the truth so that the people may escape from the snare of the devil (II Timothy 2:25-26).

    I pray that the people of the Region of Fort Worth will repent, be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the washing away of their sins, and receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38). You declared that in the last days You would pour out of Your Spirit on all flesh (Acts2:17). The promise is for all of us, including the Country of the Region of Fort Worth (Acts2:39).

    I pray that the gospel workers in the Region of Fort Worth would know You, be strong, and do exploits (Daniel11:32).

    Lord Jesus, I pray for open doors in the Region of Fort Worth so that the Gospel can be preached (Col. 4:3, Rev. 3:8). Open a great door in the Region of Fort Worth and stand against the many adversaries of the Gospel (II Cor. 16:9).

    As the we go forth into the Region of Fort Worth, may they go in the power of the Spirit for it is not by might, neither by power, but by Your Spirit that You will do a work in these last days (Zech.4:6). May their ministering not be enticing words of man’s wisdom, but be in demonstration of Spirit and power (I Cor.2:4).

    I pray for physical strength for the leaders of The Pentecostals of Fort Worth and that we would multiply our funds to complete our mission.

    As Your word taught, it gives light. Even the simple can understand (Psalms 119:130). As workers in the Region of Fort Worth minister, confirm the Word with signs following (Mark 16:20). Give them clarity of thought and sensitivity to the culture and to the needs of your people.
    I pray that the Word of the Lord may have free course in the Region of Fort Worth. Cause Your Word to find its way into the Region of Fort Worth speedily, spread rapidly and runs its course (II Thes. 3:1).

    In Jesus Name, Amen.

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    A speacial “Thank you” to The POFW church family for joining us in fasting and prayer this week. Eternal accomplishments have been attained.

    Bless you ALL!

  20. But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? (‭Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭4‬ NKJV)

    Jesus knows all things and he knows the intentions of our hearts. Do not do something with a bad attitude or talk bad about a brother or sister. God sees all things and knows everything. So do everything with a joyful heart. If our hearts seek evil and there’s nothing good. God knows how you really are inside. You can’t cover up anything. From God. Everything comes to light.
    If your gonna work for God do it with a joyful heart. No talking behind each others back.

  21. 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

    13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    Jesus teaches us to be merciful to others, he wants us to reach out to the lost souls. Lord you know what’s in my heart, use me to do your Holy will.

  22. But the Pharisees said, “He can cast out demons because he is empowered by the prince of demons.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭34‬ NLT)

    People who are afraid and don’t understand the miracles and giftings of God will cast even the thought of Him down. Not everyone will be accepting to Jesus but even with that being said we should always stand up for what we believe. There is an almighty everlasting father and His name is Jesus.

  23. “And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?” The Creator (Jesus) is not impressed by status, the Lord (Jesus) is however concerned with one’s heart. God (Jesus) knows ones very thoughts, as such one would be wise to think accordingly. What a mighty God we serve, thank God for his word! God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all, in Jesus name, Amen.

  24. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    We can see that the harvest is growing, but we don’t know like God does how plenteous it really is. He is The Lord of the harvest. He is drawing men unto him everyday. We need to pray for labourers for his harvest, but we also need to be his labourers.

    James 1:22
    But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

  25. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
    (Matthew 9:13 KJVStrongs)

    Jesus makes a remarkable comment hearing the Pharisees question his actions. He says that he will have mercy and not sacrifice.

    The amplified bible brings out a much clearer understanding of this scripture.

    13 Go and learn what this means:I desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin).
    (Matthew 9:13 AMP)

    Jesus isn’t looking for human sacrifices. We are not supposed to be keeping our eyes peeled in hopes we can catch someone sinning. Jesus isn’t impressed by tattle telling. In fact he forbids it.

    13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    (1 Timothy 5:13 KJVStrongs)

    instead of tattling we should encourage one another

    11 Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.
    (1 Thessalonians 5:11 AMP)

  26. Verse. 37,38 constitute one of the great missionary passages of the New Testament.Jesus pictures the world as a great spiritual harvest in need of laborers together it into the storehouse.

    John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet for months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white are ready to harvest.

  27. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (‭Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭36‬ NLT)

    Lord give me eyes of compassion. 

    The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.

    To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭61‬:‭1, 3-4‬ NLT)

  28. Ready to lead

    36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

    37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    Its one thing to have people following you but where are you leading them? There are millions and millions of people all around the world that are looking to be lead but are being lead in the wrong direction.

    If you are a person of influence you and I must becareful not to lead the sheep to the slaughter but to the King because Christ bor our sin that we may one day live with Him.

  29. 21 For she kept saying to herself, If I only touch His garment, I shall be restored to health.
    22 Jesus turned around and, seeing her, He said, Take courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well. And at once the woman was restored to health. (AMP)

    FAITH IS EVERYTHING!!!! This woman said if I only touch his garment and Jesus noticed her courage and healed her! We have to be like this woman and believe and conquer and Jesus will make us whole! 🙂 we have to overcome anything that gets in our way and not let it destroy our faith! IN YOU I TRUST JESUS!!!!!

  30. 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

    22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
    The woman with the issue of blood has stepped out on faith she didn’t care how she looked all she wanted was to touch the hem of his garment just the of the hem of his garment and her leap of faith she has become whole.

  31. 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

    I love this verse, especially for the children’s ministry at our church!

    We could use about 5 FULL buses!

  32. Dream

    24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

    At times our dreams may seem to be at a deadend, road blocked, cancelled out. But no matter what we gave, God has the final say “that dream is not dead, only asleep.” Nothing is too hard for God.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

    Luke 1:37
    For with God nothing shall be impossible.

  33. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:17)

    This verse suggest that there are wise and proper ways to do things.
    To take Gods word and twist it or corrupt it into something it’s not like the devil does makes it a lie and then making Gods word useless.

  34. Matthew 9:20-22 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.

    A chapter of great miracles and lots of faith.. Sometimes the only thing that keeps us from a miracle is our approach to God. Some cone with great unbelief and don’t expect that God can touch their situation. What will happen if everyone came with that same hunger and belief that with just a touch from Jesus your life, problem, sickness, or whatever the circumstance may be can be made “well”. Notice that before the miracle there was great opposition, the woman had to push her way through, the man went to look for Jesus, the faith of the man that brought the sick of palsy, the blind that shouted, Jesus son of David!!… For a moment in His presence, a glimpse of His glory, a touch of His love.

    Mark 9:23New King James Version (NKJV)

    23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe,[a] all things are possible to him who believes.”

    Keep praying for hunger and the revelation of God

  35. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

    Amazing, how even not having faith God can still do miracles. The faith of the crowd healed the man, when the man was probably to sick to call on God. This is why our prayers for the lost and the sick and the weary avail. We should never grow tired of praying for others, more than ourselves.

  36. Healed !!!! 20. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21. For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22. But Je’-sus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR HEALING !!!! I AM VICTORIOUS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST !!!!

  37. Love

    Matthew 9:13
    But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

    A reoccurring theme through the bible, god values authentic love and relationship over sacrifice.

    This doesn’t negate the need for us to make sacrifices to God but rather address the motive behind one’s worship.

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