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Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
Crucifixion Week Chronology3-Year Harmony of the Gospels1-Year Harmony of the Gospels  
Hitgalut (Revelation)  •  P’yilut HaShliyakim (Acts of the Emissaries)  •  The Chosen (Video Series)

The Good News of the Kingdom
According to

Yeshua, the Righteous King

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2. Yeshua Eulogizes Yochanan the Immerser (11:1-19; Luke 7:18-35)

1After Yeshua had finished instructing His twelve disciplestalmidim, He went from there to teach and proclaim in their cities.[1] 2Meanwhile, when Yochanan [the Immerser], who had been arrested and thrown in prison, heard what Mashiach had been doing, he sent two of his talmidim 3to ask Him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?”[2]

4Yeshua answered them, “Go and tell Yochanan what you are hearing and seeing: 5the blind are seeing again, the lame are walking, those with tzara'at[5a] are being cleansed, the deaf are hearing,[5b] the dead are being raised up, and the poor are having good news preached to them.[5c] 6Anyone who is not offended because of Me is blessed.

7As these men went on their way, Yeshua began to speak to the crowd about Yochanan: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the wind? 8But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Pay attention! Those who wear soft clothing are in king’s palaces. 9But what did you go out to see? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet. 10For this is the one about whom it is written, ‘Look! I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.’[10] 11Truly I tell you that among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than Yochanan the Immerser; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he [Yochanan]. 12From the days of Yochanan the Immerser until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been suffering violence, and the violent have been seizing it by force.[12] 13For all the Prophets and the Torah prophesied until Yochanan. 14If you are willing to accept it, he is ElijahEliyahu, whose coming was prophesied.[14] 15If you have ears, then hear!

16What can I compare this generation to? They’re like children sitting in the marketplaces, calling out to their playmates, 17We played the flute for you [happy music], but you didn’t dance; we sang a lament [sad music], but and you didn’t mourn!’ 18For Yochanan came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look! a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her actions.”

3. Yeshua Denounces Indifference (11:20-24)

20Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been done, because they didn’t turn away from their sins. 21Woe to you, ChorazinKorazin! Woe to you, BethsaidaBeit-Tzaidah! If the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have long ago put on sackcloth and ashes to show they had turned away from their sins. 22But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you on Judgment Day. 23And you, CapernaumK'far-Nachum, will you be exalted in heaven? No, you will be brought down to Sh'ol.[23] For if the miracles had been done in Sodom that were done in you, it would have remained until this day. 24But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you on Judgment Day.

4. A Call for Personal Discipleship (11:25-30)

25Then Yeshua said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You hid these things from the ‘wise’ and the ‘understanding,’ and revealed them to ‘infants’ [ordinary, unlearned people]. 26Yes, Father, I thank You that it pleased You to do this. 27My Father has handed everything over to Me. No one completely knows[27] the Son, except the Father; neither does anyone completely know the Father, except the Son, and those to whom the Son desires to reveal Him.

28Come to Me, all of you who are struggling and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. 30For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.

Chapter 12


 1. Matthew does not record when the twelve returned from their training mission. [RETURN]

 2. “Are You the Messiah, or should we keep watching for him?” [RETURN]

5a. Tzara'at, Hebrew t[rc. Generally translated as “leprosy” but specifically not Hansen’s disease. It is a highly-contagious skin disease, or an infestation of mold or mildew on clothing or in a building. [RETURN]

5b. Isaiah 35:5. [RETURN]

5c. Isaiah 61:1-4. [RETURN]

10. Malachi 3:1. [RETURN]

12. HaSatan, his demonic forces, and their human assistants have been fighting against God’s Kingdom and Yeshua’s efforts to establish His Kingdom. Through the Romans, the throne of David, the Holy Temple, and the priesthood have been taken from the hands of those to whom HaShem gave them. The illegitimate “king” of Israel is not a descendant of David; he isn’t even a Jew. He’s an Ideumean, a Gentile. The priesthood is under control of the Roman government. It has been taken away from the descendants of Aaron and is now sold to anyone wealthy enough to buy their office. Through Herod, HaSatan tried to kill Yeshua at His birth. Yochanan, the legitimate High Priest, came trying to turn the hearts of God’s people back to Him and His Torah, and now Yochanan has been murdered to silence his message. Once demonic people gain power, they will do anything and everything to retain their power. Just as we are seeing in the American government in 2020.  [RETURN]

14. Malachi 4:5-4. [RETURN]

23. Hebrew lwaX (Sh'ol), Greek adeß (Hades) is the “grave,” or place of the dead, not hell as some versions render the word. Yeshua describes it in Luke 16:19-31. [RETURN]

27. Completely know, Greek epiginosko epiginosko, to become thoroughly acquainted with, to know thoroughly; from epi epi, upon or over, and ginosko ginosko, to know, understand, perceive. [RETURN]

Originally posted on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

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