Luke Chapter 13 

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Luke 13

There were present at that season some that told him 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, ye shall all likewise perish.

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.

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?

And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

14 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.

15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

16 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?

17 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.

18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, 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 ye are:

26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

28 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.

29 And they 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.

30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.

32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

34 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!

35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: 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.

43 thoughts on “Luke Chapter 13 

  1. See, your house is abandoned to you. And I tell you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One’!”
    Luke 13:35 HCSB

    Jesus is speaking to Israel and telling them that He is abandoning their care into their own hands. They rejected their Messiah–their help, and now they are left to their own devices. He will not return to them until they correct their mistake and admit that Jesus is the One true God and their Savior.

    Though this was said to the Jews, it is true of anyone who refuses Jesus as their Lord, or refuses to grant Jesus complete lordship over their lives. He will leave us to our own devices, to reap the consequences of our own bad actions or decisions until that time that we completely surrender to Him.

    People think that, because God is love, they are free to live without daily obedience to His Word. While it is true that God’s love is unconditional, the sinning Christian often fails to realize that His mercy, promises, and protection are not.

    Jonah said, “They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy,” (2:8 KJV). The writer of Hebrews adds, “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise,” (10:36 KJV). And, the Psalmist likewise writes, “The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy,” (145:20 KJV). In other words, there is no mercy for those who forsake the truth, no promise of salvation for those who forsake the will of God, and no protection for those who forsake loving and serving the Lord in righteousness.

    We must stop thinking, like the Jews, that because we are “God’s children” we can take the things of God for granted. Rather, we should start making sure that we are daily confessing and walking in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

  2. Verses 23-25 MSG “A bystander said, “Master, will only a few be saved?” He said, “Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you’ll sit down to God’s salvation banquet just because you’ve been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you’re going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you’ll find the door locked and the Master saying, ‘Sorry, you’re not on my guest list.’ Once again, a warning to be ready; so, we must put our minds on our life with God and give it our total attention.

  3. When the master of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. You will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Lord, open the door for us!’ But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ Then you will say, ‘But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ And he will reply, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you come from. Get away from me, all you who do evil.’
    Luke 13:25‭-‬27 NLT

    This is not the time to be playing around with the word of God wasting your time in sin! Our heart must be right with God at all times.

  4. 14,
    The ruler of the synagogue indignantly told the people that they should come for healing on the first six days of the week, but not on the seventh. He was a professional religionists, with no deep concern for the problems of the people . Even if they had come on the first six days of the week, he could not have helped them . He was a stickler about the technical points of the law, but there was no love or mercy in his heart if he had had curvature of the spine for eighteen years, he would not have minded on which day he was straightened out.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  5. 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

    12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

    13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

    14 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.

    15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

    16 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?

    17 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.

  6. 13 :35 Behold your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, you shall not see me, until time come
    When ye say, Blessed is He that comethe in the name of the Lord.
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    Jesus is all in all, a house without him, a heart without him,
    A school without him, a government without him, yes a church without him, is nothing, is desolate…
    You can have everethibg if if you don’t have Jesus the hope of glory , you are desolate!
    Jesus I need you everyday of my life, reign here, .

  7. Luke 13-7-8 (English Amp) Now He told a parable to those who were invited [ when] He noticed how they were selecting the places of honor, saying to them. [8] When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, Do not recline on the chief seat [ in the place of honer] , lest a more distinguished person than you had been invited by Him.
    [ Prov.25: 6-7] Be not forward ( self-assertive and boastfully ambitious) in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of the great men. [7] For better it is that it should be said to you. Come up here, than that you should be put lower in the presence of the Prince, Whose eyes have seen you. Invite everyone the poor, the disable, the lame, and the blind to the Lord supper and have a bible study.

  8. 6 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.

    7 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?
    8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
    9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

    It’s vital that we learn patience when it comes to soul winning and bearing fruit for the Lord. There are going to be times when we need a different approach or someone may not receive the gospel at first and may need to be nourished for a while before listening. Some people will but care how much you know this they know how much you care

  9. 34 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!

    Our actions as parents are critical to the upbringing of righteous children. If we want them to be righteous then we must be a righteous example unto them, we must allow GOD to do HIS WILL, NOT OURS!!!

  10. 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
    25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, 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 ye are:
    26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
    27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

  11. Luke 13
    18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
    19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
    20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

    21 It is like leaven,

  12. iLove the Kingdom
    Luk 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

    The context of this scripture is very clear. If we go to the one scripture before it we see Luke 13:26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. This leads us to believe that these people eventually would want to go to heaven, but would be unable to. They would come to God begging to get into the Kingdom of God but would be unable to. We must remember that “Today is the day of Salvation”.

  13. Luke 13

    25 A bystander said, “Master, will only a few be saved?”

    He said, “Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you’ll sit down to God’s salvation banquet just because you’ve been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you’re going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you’ll find the door locked and the Master saying, ‘Sorry, you’re not on my guest list.’

    26-27 “You’ll protest, ‘But we’ve known you all our lives!’ only to be interrupted with his abrupt, ‘Your kind of knowing can hardly be called knowing. You don’t know the first thing about me.’

    28-30 “That’s when you’ll find yourselves out in the cold, strangers to grace. You’ll watch Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets march into God’s kingdom. You’ll watch outsiders stream in from east, west, north, and south and sit down at the table of God’s kingdom. And all the time you’ll be outside looking in—and wondering what happened. This is the Great Reversal: the last in line put at the head of the line, and the so-called first ending up last.”

    Strangers To Grace But Crying We’ve Kniown You

    Do we really understand what the Kingdom is all about. Do we just come and go from service to service singing songs repetitively , walking the prayer room , taking the name of a guest , taking a bag of cookies to someone, practicing for the next service, rearranging a room for an event? All these things are wonderful to the human eyeand a necessary aspect of behind the scenes of preparation. But what about the real meaning ? Do we see with the eyes of God.
    He says in this passage of scripture they were strangers to Him and not even understanding.the grace He offers. Do I know Him. Is my walk and work for the Kingdom just a mere coming and going an acquaintance. Or do I know Him is there an intimacy enough to know that I too understand His Grace. Do I really know Him . To know Him will take time of being alone where no one sees me no one hears me conversing reassuring that I do know Him.
    When you have this type of relationship with Him you will not find yourself on the outside looking in but you will find even in the midst of the responsibility of life He will be right in the center of everything. Someone recently said to me you always are putting God into everything. I hope so because He is My Everything. Lord don’t let me ever forget your Grace and keep me close so that it will be about You and the Kingdom nothing else. In Jesus name.

  14. Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God. No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”
    Luke 13:3‭, ‬5 NLT
    Unless we turned from our old way repent and baptized and receive the Holy Ghost GOD really us. Why because we won’t be able to handle it . You will receive power when the holy ghost comes upon you with out the holy ghost you don’t have power.
    You must be baptized in the Name of JESUS you can’t enter the kingdom if you not baptized in JESUS name I believe GOD not just talking about his kingdom in heaven but Earth to here why thy will be done on Earth as it’s is in heaven .

  15. St. Luke 13:1-5 (nlt)
    These verses are titled “A CALL TO REPENTANCE”
    1) About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were offering sacrifices at the Temple.
    2) Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all other people from Galilee? Jesus asked. Is that why they suffered?
    3) Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God.
    4) And what about the eighteen people who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem?
    5) No, and I tell you again that unless your repent, you will perish, too.

    “A CALL TO REPENTANCE”
    2 Peter 3:9, “… but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to REPENTANCE.”
    Acts 17:30, “… but now commandeth all men every where to REPENT.”
    The Lord doesn’t want anyone to perish, but He wants everyone to REPENT.

    1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins (REPENT), he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

  16. THY KINGDOM COME
    WHAT IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD

    18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
    19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
    20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
    21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

    The Kingdom of GOD is the unseen works of GOD. He takes something small and insignificant alone and natures it to become something seen and profitable for others.

    The seed became a tree for birds to live in, but not overnight. The grain of flour became a meal after it was leavened or prepared. The key revelation here is the fact that when we are born into The Kingdom of GOD we are all seeds and grains of what we will be. But, because the seed did not uproot itself, it remained planted, it became a tree and because the flour waited for its time it became bread to eat.

    As we grow in the grace and knowledge of JESUS we are engrafted into The Kingdom of GOD and through JESUS we become this or that. In this parable JESUS teaches us the value of remaining committed to and connected with The Kingdom of GOD.

    The Kingdom of GOD is the place to be, at The KINGs House.

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    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
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    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  17. “The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, 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?”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:15-16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Today I pray we don’t become blinded by working our secular jobs and thinking we deserve a break from working in the Kingdom. I pray we will strive to do Gods work no matter how “tired” our flesh is. I pray that we can see how much of a privilege it is to serve in the Kingdom of God. It’s a PRIVILEGE not a chore!

  18. 7 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?

    8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

    9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

    We are just like this fig tree. Many times we do not produce the fruit that our tree (we) are capable of because we have not nourished ourselves with the water (spirit) and fertilizer (Word). This makes it necessary for God to dig around, sometimes dump things on us to shock us back to where we need to be so that we produce the fruit intended.

    We must never get tired of God pruning and prodding us through test and trials, because the alternative is He cuts us down and gives our giftings and blessings to another.

  19. 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
    25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, 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 ye are:
    26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
    27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

    I couldn’t help but think of Noah’s time when the ark was finally shut and the waters started to rise as the people suddenly realized the necessity of salvation. You can ask most people today if they want to go to heaven or hell and they will quickly answer you, “heaven,” regardless of the details of their religion. But see that’s the problem: most people think just having a religious affiliation is enough to save them. Like these people speaking to God who claimed to have spent time with Him but God said He didn’t KNOW them. Just being on the outskirts of His presence watching others receive Him may be satisfying to affiliate with but it does not save you. If we don’t truly know God and have daily intimate relationship with Him, He will not know us. Know Him, know His word, know His Spirit daily and let Him also know you. Allow Him into the deepest parts of your heart; allow Him to mend and mold you; allow Him to prepare you and use you. It’s a two way relationship – KNOW HIM.

  20. 23-27 A bystander said, “Master, will only a few be saved?” He said, “Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you’ll sit down to God’s salvation banquet just because you’ve been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you’re going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you’ll find the door locked and the Master saying, ‘Sorry, you’re not on my guest list. You’ll protest, ‘But we’ve known you all our lives!’ only to be interrupted with his abrupt, ‘Your kind of knowing can hardly be called knowing. You don’t know the first thing about me.’

    What a horrible thought; to stand at judgement after living what we thought was a righteous life to have God declare He never knew us. How do we know? We MUST have an intimate relationship with Him. We MUST talk with Him every day – at the very least.

  21. 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
    25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, 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 ye are:

    Strait is defined as narrow, not broad, confining; and Jesus compares this with the way to enter Heaven. We can’t live just any way we want, there are things we should choose not to do & choose not to say. While we are not perfect, we should strive for perfection and live for him according to the word and be quick to repent and turn away from things displeasing to Him.

  22. 18 Then Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it? 19 It is like a tiny mustard seed that a man planted in a garden; it grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make nests in its branches.” NLT

    “A mustard seed” – Man plants – it grows – becomes a tree – birds live in it.
    I read that the Kingdom of God is WORK.
    The man worked to plan the seed, water it, care for it by removing weeds.
    The seed worked to grow, to become a tree.
    Birds worked to build nests.

    Every part of the Kingdom will include working! No one’s job is less important of the other, if the man never planted the seed, it wouldn’t have been able to grow, if it didn’t grow the birds wouldn’t have a place to nest.

    Don’t become discouraged in the process of the work! Just do it!

    Be the best seed planter you can be,
    Be the best seed that grows into a tree that you can be,
    Be the best tree with the strongest branches you can be,
    Be the best nest-building bird you can be,
    Just BE the Best YOU, that YOU can be for the Kingdom of God.

  23. 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

    24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

    25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, 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 ye are:

    26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

    27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

    It’s not enough to read or listen to preaching it’s not enough to just go to church, and think that only this will but you a ticket into heaven. You go much deeper with Christ. You live, you breath, you act, you praise, you look to him in all situations, you keep him with you always, give him glory always, make him numero uno. Be filled with the holy ghost and led by it. Be baptized and repent. This is how you get into heaven. You simply cannot just hear his word. Absorb it, apply it everyday, and do HIS works FOR him. The

  24. The kingdom of God is our goal. If he doesn’t know us by our actions for him he’s not going to let us in. Would let someone you didn’t know into your house?

  25. Jesus was teaching about repentance and used the parable to drive home the point. He was talking about two stories from everyday life and two calls to repent. Eccl 9:11 time and chance happen to everyone.

    The time period is significant because for 3 years John the Baptist and Jesus had been preaching on repentance throughout Israel. The fruit of repentance was not forthcoming. We need to bear fruit worthy of repentance.

    The unproductive tree in the vineyard is useless. Three years in a row it had not produced fruit and so a remedy needs to be applied. The tree is not dead or incapable of producing fruit. It’s like a lot of people – alive and breathing but not producing anything.

    If we examine our lives in comparison to the fig tree. What is the purpose for us drawing breath? What fruit are we producing? If our answer is weak then we could consider that this unproductive fig tree could symbolize our life. We are alive. We have a place. But we are not producing fruit.

    The vineyards owner’s solution was blunt. It shows us that God is full of mercy, compassion, patient, loving, and judgment. This teaches us a vital truth that repentance is necessary. God is patient and grants us time to change and bear fruit, but at the same time none of us know how much time we have.

  26. “The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer.
    Luke 13:8 NLT

    All the Fig Tree needed was a little TLC. Just like the spiritual babies that come that God blesses us with. The world says they’re not enough, that they’ll never amount to anything. And the enemy tries to destroy them. but with a little love, a guiding hand, and lots of prayer getting these people established into God’s Kingdom can be exactly what they need to flourish.

  27. We often see the analogy of leaven as a type of sin in the Bible, but Jesus uses it here to demonstrate another principle of his kingdom. ‘And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.’

    He had just spoken the very familiar passage of the grain of mustard seed, and is reinforcing that thought. Just as that seed of faith is required to grow to bring forth fruit, our actions should bring about a visible demonstration of our labor, just as leaven causes the bread to rise from within.

    It wasn’t enough to just receive the leaven… it had to be placed in the meal of the bread and allowed to accomplish it’s work. You could tell the leaven was there even when looking on the outside by what it was accomplishing in the meal on the inside. The holy ghost does the same for us today! And people can see it in action in our lives and are moved!

    Just as the prophet Jeremiah went through Jerusalem looking for those who could be noticed by those around them, God is looking for people that make a visible difference. If the Holy Spirit of God truly dwells within us and is given the liberty to shape our lives, it will make that kind of a difference! That difference serves as an open epistle that is truly seen and read of all… even if they never open his Bible! Let Jesus be the light he desires to be in our lives!

  28. There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

    2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

    3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    4 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?

    5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    6 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.

    7 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?

    8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

    9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

    10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

    Mention was made to Christ of the death of some Galileans. This tragical story is briefly related here, and is not met with in any historians. In Christ’s reply he spoke of another event, which, like it, gave an instance of people taken away by sudden death. Towers, that are built for safety, often prove to be men’s destruction. He cautioned his hearers not to blame great sufferers, as if they were therefore to be accounted great sinners. As no place or employment can secure from the stroke of death, we should consider the sudden removals of others as warnings to ourselves. On these accounts Christ founded a call to repentance. The same Jesus that bids us repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, bids us repent, for otherwise we shall perish.

  29. 3 Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God. 4 And what about the eighteen people who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem? 5 No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”

    Like Bro Mo said last night, step one is repentance. You have to change your mind to change your life. You have to decide to follow God first. Once you do, everything else will be easier to obey God and become a servant in his Kingdom.

  30. 16 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?

    17 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.

    18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

    19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

    20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

  31. One sabbath day Jesus was teaching in a synagogue he saw a woman that had been crippled by a evil spirit she had been doubled eighteen years and was unable to stand up stright when Jesus saw her he called her over and said dear woman you are healed of your sickness then he touched her and she could stand straight how she praised god!

  32. One day Jesus saw a woman and she could not stand up stright and Jesus said you are healed and touched her and she could stand up stright

  33. 18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

    19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

  34. 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, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
    Luke 13:31‭-‬32
    Jesus was not intimidated by Herod. He boldly called him out for what he was, a sneaky little fox. The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
    Proverbs 28:1 KJV
    He knew he had a mission to complete and He would not be stopped by any man. He told Herod His work would continue with healings, deliverance and He would rise the third day.

  35. 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    The first step towards salvation and access to the Kingdom is repentance. There is no other way. There is an order of things. Jesus came preaching, repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.

  36. “A bystander said, “Master, will only a few be saved?” He said, “Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you’ll sit down to God’s salvation banquet just because you’ve been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you’re going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you’ll find the door locked and the Master saying, ‘Sorry, you’re not on my guest list.’

    “You’ll protest, ‘But we’ve known you all our lives!’ only to be interrupted with his abrupt, ‘Your kind of knowing can hardly be called knowing. You don’t know the first thing about me.’”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:23-27‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    We cannot become comfortable with just going to church on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s and feel like that “reserves” our place in heaven. The way to life, to heaven, to God requires your whole heart. It takes a daily relationship of talking to Him and reading His word to truly know Him.
    We mustn’t rely on our pastors or our parents relationship with God, we must know Him for ourselves!

  37. 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    We all have the opportunity to repent. Repentance is something that only we can decide for our own soul. Like Pastor has said many times it’s not time to play church but to be on fire for the things of God. We can’t be the same person we were when we first came to God but we must be renewed and made whole, letting God take over us for I must die daily!!!

  38. 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    Now if you dont follow step number 1 in anything the whole plan is ruined. A plan is you following”step by step” and not following a certain step will result in failure, the saving plan is 1.Repent 2. Be Baptized 3. Receive the Holy Ghost if you complete 2 and 3 but not 1 no no no no kingdom access Lord i will follow all your plans!

  39. The way to God
    A bystander said,” Master ,will only a few be saved?” He said, whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life—-to God!—– Is vigorous and requires your total attention.A lot of you are going to assume that you’ll sit down to God’s salvation banquet just because you’ve been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you’re going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you’ll find the door locked and the Master saying, Sorry, you’re not on my guest list.’ “You’ll protest, But we’ve known you all our lives!’ only to be interrupted with his abrupt, ‘You’re kind of knowing can hardly be calling knowing. You don’t know the first thing about me.’

    Keep your Mind on Jesus and keep working in His kingdom!

  40. I learned that a ladie that was cripple by a demon was caste out by Jesus and they said how dare you sork on the sabbath and Jesus said you work to when you get your donkeys

  41. ““The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’””
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Thankful for the willingness in the gardener. He wasn’t hasty to destroy the fig tree but had compassion and willing to work with the fig tree. It’s the same way with the role of a pastor. He is not hasty to cut people off. Especially if he has a heart of a shepherd.

  42. 32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

    The people meant well by warning Jesus that king Herod would try and come to kill him if he knew his location. However Jesus doesn’t give into fear with this message. Instead he holds his ground because he knows his purpose is there. He says to “go tell that fox” Herod that he will do the miraculous by casting out devils and heal the sick today, tomorrow and the third day he will be perfected. Jesus rises on the third day after death at the completion of this perfection. The will of God will always prevail against the wiles of the enemy.

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