(From: LUKE #17 - 9:1-27)
VII. 9:1-50 KINGDOM TEACHING
A. 9:1-17 HEALING POWER AND THE KINGDOM
1. 9:1-6 GOSPEL ORDINATION: TO PREACH AND TO HEAL
a. 9:1 JESUS DELEGATES AUTHORITY
Sun-ka-leSAme-nos de tous DOde-ka, Edo-ken auTOIS DUna-min
And he called the twelve together, andgave them power
kai e-xouSIan ePI PANta ta daiMOni-a , kai NOsous the-raPEUein .
and authority over all demons, and to cure sicknesses.
b. 9:2 And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of :God, and to heal.
kai aPEstei-len auTOUS keRUSsein ten ba-siLEIan tou TheOU, kai iASthai .
c. 9:3 ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR THEIR JOURNEYS
kai EIpen pros auTOUS, MeDEN AIre-te eis hoDON, MEte 'RABdon ,
And he said unto them, Take nothing for the journey, neither staff,
MEte PEran , MEte ARton, MEte arGUri-on ; MEte DUo chiTOnas  Echein.
nor wallet, nor bread, nor silver; neither have two coats.
d. 9:4 And into whatever house you enter, there abide, and from there go out.
kai eis hen an oiKIan eiSELthe-te, eKEI MEe-te, kai eKEIthen eXERches-the.
e. 9:5 TREATMENT FOR REFUSALS
kai HOsoi eAN meDEchon-tai huMAS, e-xerCHOme-noi aPO tes POle-os eKEInes,
And as many as receive you not, when you go out from that :city,
ton ko-ni-orTON  aPO ton poDON huMON a-po-tiNASse-te  eis marTUri-on ep' auTOUS.
shake off the dust from your :feet for a witness against them.
f. 9:6 And they went out, andwent throughout the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.
e-xerCHOme-noi de, diERchon-to kaTA tas KOmas, eu-ag-ge-liZOme-noi, kai the-raPEUan-tes pan-taCHOU.
2. 9-7-9 HEALINGS BY JESUS EXCITE HEROD'S CURIOSITY
a. 9:7-8 PERPLEXITY OF HEROD
Ekou-sen de HeROdes ho te-traARches ta giNOme-na PANta: kai di-ePOrei ,
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done: and he was perplexed,
diA to LEges-thai huPO ti-non, HOti IoAnes eGERthe ek neKRON;
because it was :said by some, that John was risen from thedead;
huPO ti-non de, HOti E-LEIas ePHAne;
and by some, that Elijah had appeared;
ALlon de, HOti proPHEtes tis ton arCHAIon  aNEste.
and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen.
b. 9:9a And :Herod said, John I beheaded: but who is this, about whom I hear such things?
EIpen de ho HeROdes, IoAnen eGOa-pe-kePHAli-sa: tis DE es-tin HOUtos, peRI hou aKOUotoiAUta?
c. 9:9b And he was seeking to see him. kai eZEtei iDEIN auTON.
3. 9:10-17 THE FIVE THOUSAND FED
a. 9:10a Andthe apostles, when they were returned, declared to him what thingsthey had done.
Kai hu-poSTREpsan-tes hoi aPOsto-loi, di-eGEsan-to auTO HOsa ePOIe-san.
b. 9:10b And he took them, and withdrew apart to a city called Bethsaida.
kai pa-ra-laBON auTOUS, hu-peCHOre-sen kat' iDIan eis POlin ka-louMEnen Beth-saiDA.
c. 9:11 CROWDS FOLLOW
hoi de OCHloi GNONtes e-koLOUthe-san auTO: kai a-po-deXAme-nos auTOUS,
But the crowds perceiving itfollowed him: and he welcomed them,
eLAlei auTOIS peRI tes ba-siLEIas  tou TheOU, kai tous CHREIan Echon-tas the-raPEIas iAto.
andspoke to them of the kingdom of :God, and them that had need of a cure he healed.
d. 9:12 SUGGESTION OF THE TWELVE
he de heMEra ERxa-to KLInein ; pro-selTHONtes de hoi DOde-ka,
And the day began to decline; and the twelve came,
EIpan auTO, A-POlu-son ton OCHlon,
and said to him, Send the crowd away,
HIna po-reuTHENtes eis tas KUklo  KOmas  kai aGROUS, ka-taLUso-sin ,
that they go into the villages and country round about, andlodge,
kai HEUro-sin e-pi-si-tisMON : HOti HOde en eREmo TOpo esMEN.
and find provisions: because we are here in a desert place.
e. 9:13a But he said unto them, YOU give them to eat.
EIpen de pros auTOUS, DOte auTOIS phaGEIN huMEIS.
f. 9:13b PERPLEXITY OF THE TWELVE
hoi de EIpen, Ouk eiSIN heMIN PLEIon e ARtoi PENte kai ichTHUes DUo;
And they said, We have no more that five loaves and two fishes;
ei MEti po-reuTHENtes huMEIS a-goRAso-men  eis PANta ton laON TOUton BROma-ta .
except WE should go andbuy food for all this :people.
g. 9:14a For they were about five thousand men.
Esan gar oSEI ANdres pen-ta-kisCHIli-oi.
h. 9:14b And he said to his :disciples, Seat them in sets of about fifties.
EIpen de pros tous ma-theTAS auTOU, Ka-taKLIna-te  auTOUS kliSIas hoSEI aNA penTEkon-ta.
i. 9:15 And they did so, and seated themall.
kai ePOIe-san HOUtos, kai kaTEkli-nan HApan-tas.
j. 9:16 JESUS BLESSES AND MULTIPLIES
laBON de tous PENte ARtous kai tous DUo ichTHUas,
And taking the five loaves and the two fishes,
a-naBLEpsas eis ton ou-raNON, euLOge-sen  auTOUS, kai kaTEkla-sen;
he looked up to :heaven, andblessed them, and broke;
kai eDIdou tois ma-theTAIS pa-raTHEInai  to OCHlo.
and gave to the disciples to set before the crowd.
k. 9:17 THE EXTRAORDINARY MULTIPLICATION
kai Epha-gon kai e-chorTASthe-san  PANtes: kai ERthe
And all ate and were filled: and therewas taken up
to pe-risSEUsan  auTOIS klasMAton , KOphi-noi  DOde-ka.
what remained over to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.
B. 9:18-27 CONDITIONS OF KINGDOM
a. 9:18 JESUS QUESTIONS THE TWELVE CONCERNING HIMSELF
Kai eGEne-to, en to EInai auTON pro-seuCHOme-nos kaTA MOnas,
And it came to pass, as he :was praying apart,
suNEsan auTO hoi ma-theTAI: kai e-peROte-sen  auTOUS, LEgon,
the disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying,
TIna me hoi OCHloi LEgou-sin EInai?
Who do the crowds say that I am?
b. 9:19 THEIR RESPONSE
hoi de a-po-kriTHENtes EIpan, IoAnen ton bap-tisTEN; ALloi de,
And they answered andsaid, John the Baptist; but others say,
E-LEIan; ALloi de, HOti proPHEtes tis ton arCHAIon aNEste.
Elijah; and others, that some prophet of the ancients is risen.
c. 9:20a And he said to them, but who do you say that I am?
EIpen de auTOIS, HuMEIS de TIna me LEge-te EInai?
d. 9:20b And Peter answered andsaid, The Christ of :God.
PEtros de a-po-kriTHEIS EIpen, Ton ChrisTON tou TheOU.
e. 9:21-22 UNUSUAL RESPONSE OF JESUS
ho de e-pi-tiMEsas  auTOIS, paREGgei-len me-deNI LEgein TOUto;
But he charged them, andcommanded to tell this to no one;
eiPON [HOti], Dei ton huiON tou anTHROpou polLA paTHEIN ,
22saying [that], the Son of man :must suffer many things,
kai a-po-do-ki-masTHEnai  aPO ton pres-buTEron kai ar-chi-eREon kai gram-maTEon,
and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes,
kai a-pok-tanTHEnai , kai te TRIte heMEra e-gerTHEnai .
and be killed, and the third day be raised up.
f. 9:23 CONDITIONS OF DISCIPLESHIP
Ele-gen de pros PANtas, EI tis THElei oPIso mou ERches-thai,
And he was saying to all, If any would come after me,
ar-neSAStho  he-auTON, kai aRAto ton stauRON auTOU kath' heMEran, kai a-ko-louTHEIto  moi.
let him deny himself, and take up his :cross daily, and follow me.
g. 9:24 ATTITUDE OF DISCIPLES FOR LIFE
hos gar an THEle ten psuCHEN auTOU SOsai a-poLEsei  auTEN; hos d' AN
For whoever would save his :life shall lose it; but whoever
a-poLEse ten psuCHEN auTOU HEne-ken eMOU, HOUtos SOsei auTEN.
shall lose his :life for my sake, the same shall save it.
h. 9:25 QUESTION
ti gar o-pheLEItai  ANthro-pos, kerDEsas  ton KOSmon HOlon,
For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world,
he-auTON de a-poLEsas e ze-mi-oTHEIS ?
andlose or forfeit his own self?
i. 9:26 A SOBER INSIGHT
hos gar an e-pai-schunTHE  me kai tous eMOUS LOgous,
For whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my :words,
TOUton ho huiOS tou anTHROpou e-pai-schunTHEse-tai , HOtan ELthe
of him shall the Son of :man be ashamed, when he come
en te DOxe auTOU kai tou paTROS, kai ton haGIon agGElon.
in his :glory and the Father's, and of the holy angels.
j. 9:27 JESUS PROPHESIES HIS TRANSFIGURATION
LEgo de huMIN a-leTHOS, eiSIN ti-nes ton auTOU he-steKOton,
But I tell you truly, Thereare some of them that stand here,
hoi ou me GEUson-tai  thaNAtou, HEos an Ido-sin ten ba-siLEIan  tou TheOU.
who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of :God.
NOTE: (2010-11-24) - Kingdom Teachinghas a great deal to do with love(aGApe), though it is not a strong issue in this mailing. However, this week I was awake very early, and the Holy Spirit was reminding me of one of Smith Wigglesworth's secrets. He thought he had a forgiving heart towards a brother who had offended him; but when he unexpectedly saw him on the street, he realized his heart was not rightwith this brother. He rushed down an alley and prayed, “Quick Lord, give me a heavenly love transfusion. Let the Holy Spirit shed loveabroad in my heart.” (Romans 5:5). It worked!
Thisis the Kingdom of God at work! C.T. Studd, missionary in Africa at the end, saw 5 proofs of the New Birth in the first epistle of John. “Who says he is in the light and hates his :brother, is in the darknessevenuntil now” (1 John 2:9). 1 John 2:29 says that a proof of the new birth is doing righteousness! See Galatians 5:19-21. Here Paul lists 15 works of the flesh. He ends up by saying, “of which I forewarn you, as also I did forewarn, that theywho practicesuch thingsshall notinherit God's kingdom.” There are 14 such lists in the NT, and they clearly spell out sex sins such as fornication (sex apart from marriage in all situations); adultery (marriage sex sins); homosexuality; beastiality; lesbianism, etc. Be notdeceived; God is notmocked; whoever is deceived in these areas is not wise, and in the end, God willjudge all such.
1 John 3:9, “Every one born of Goddoes no sin, because his seed abides in him.”Jesusis the seed of God.As we feed on His Word pray over it, meditate upon it - then Christ withinus grows and matures, fulfills this verse through us, and enables us victoriously to live abovethe works of the flesh. Holy Living isa mark of a Kingdom child! People like George Muller, George Whitefield, Rees Howells and Oswald Chambers provedthe reality of these promises. This is notsinless perfection. It is the Sinless Oneliving His resurrection life out through us in the power of the Holy Spirit. And in us dwells no good thing.
1 John 4:2 “Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the fleshis of God.” If the spirit within us cannot make that confession - be assured, we are notborn again from above. Many New Age type cults are unable to make this confession.
1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another: for :love is of God; and every one that loves is begotten of :God, and knows :God. 8who loves not knows not :God; for God is love!” Every husband and wife needs to release the love of the Kingdomtowards his spouse! What a difference thiswould make for the children, and in allchurch meetings. It is a covenantpriority. Ineed this. Youneed this. We allneed this.
1 John 5:1 - “Every one that believes that Jesusis the Christis begotten of :God: andevery one that loves the Begetter loves the onebegotten of him.”No exceptions! Jesus in us by His Spirit makes this possible. Thisis a Kingdom principle.
1 John 5:4 “because whatever is begotten of :God overcomesthe world.” Thisis the secret of overcoming that Jesus gives to the 7 churches in Revelation 2 and 3.
1 John 5:18 “but who was begotten of :God sins not; but who was begotten of :God keeps himself, and the evil one touches him not.”
C.T. Studd called the above - the 5 spiritual stones that David took out of a brook, and used but one to kill Goliath.
We need to remember - a true believer is discipled, and keeps Jesus' commandments! (Matthew 28:18-20). He who truly loves Jesus, keepsHis commandments! Read the letter of 1 John, and its 5 chapters! Let us pray over them on our knees; and m ake notes on them. Journal them. This will speedus up on the Way! J.A.W.