Received 2-4-19

I am not asleep either. I enjoy the beauty of snow. I get to make unique designs. I add the purity of white over barren land, over the scars of man. I cover your sins with My righteousness. I give beauty from ashes and defeat. O that man would pay attention and learn from snow!

I am a personal God, close to the people I made and love. Who else can make this claim? You are My prized possession, the work of My hands, the glory of My being. Just as you glory in the life of your children, so too do I, even more, for I see in the heart. Yes, I can see flaws, but also life that I have placed there to grow. O the depths of My love and kindness!

 

Received 2-5-19

For all of my life I have needed You God and You have been there with me. You have rescued me from darkness and sin. You have given me life and purpose. Now I see men ensnared by sin in many forms, trapped in their brokenness. They are alone, disconnected from healthy men. They have believed the lie of the enemy. Lord, rescue them and set them in Your sheepfold, surrounded by Your people.

I have put in you a tender heart for others. I will magnify My Name through you as you seek Me openly. As you pray openly for others I will hear and answer. Model to others your walk with Me.

 

Received 2-6-19

Let Me guide you as you are trusting Me. I will bring into your life the opportunity to serve in different and varied ways. You will know and sense My leading. Rest in Me.

 

Received 2-7-19

My will or yours be done? I can use you in many ways to reach many people. Speak My words to people you meet. A greeting, a listening ear, noticing them, encouraging them – people will listen if someone pays attention to them. Be aware of others. Help them with kindness.

 

Received 2-8-19

My way is to look to the cross, to be reminded always of your need of a Savior, in humility and honesty. The revelation of who I Am is shown in My Son. There is none like Him. Seek to become like Him, just as a child might try to be like his father. My Spirit is at work to do this in you. It is not in deeds but in heart transformation. The deeds will naturally follow to display the change within. Fruit will come to the man connected to the Vine.

 

Received 2-9-19

Many a man will fall into sin. The flesh is weak. The temptation is strong. The world deceives and lies to a man and he gives in, seeking pleasure over what is good, holy and righteous. This is a world without My Spirit. No one does good, not even one. Religion will not restrain a man if it is based on lies. Even a good and moral law will freely be broken by unbelievers. Man is foolish to rely on laws without My Spirit. Pray and intercede for My Spirit to work in a man. Otherwise there is no hope for him. The appearance of good is not enough. For that good is defined by man.

 

Received 2-10-19

In a day – how much time does it take to change your heart? First something happens between people. Then My Spirit brings conviction of wrongdoing, hurtful speech, wrong attitudes, wounded hearts, bruised ego, selfishness, pride, envy. Even if no words are spoken, a tender heart can be bruised, a trust broken. Are you willing to own up to your thoughts and words and actions? A darkness shadows over the soul, a heaviness. Forgiveness, repentance, love, grace, release – these words of life rise up to heal and restore, to carry. If a shield of faith is worn, then no wound is received. Focus and faith in Me, guards the heart.

I was bruised for your iniquity, chastised for your hurts. I took your place. I bore the pain you should have felt. Now people may attack you because of Me. I give you grace to bear up under it. You may rejoice for the privilege of unjust suffering. Are you more than a “Sunday Christian”? Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing. My Words of grace can still be heard.

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Received 1-28-19

There is a holiness that only comes from the throne of God, from His Presence. Moses was told to take off his sandals for he was standing on holy ground. The ground was holy because God was there. We bow and kneel before Him to show our submission to His Lordship and authority over us. We enter into His Presence with thanksgiving and praise on our lips.

My Name is above every name and title that can be said. All will bow before Me. Every demon in hell knows that I am God and there is no other. They are under a sentence of death. Only My people, who call upon My Name, can escape death. They will be with Me forever. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus, the Lord of all.

 

Received 1-29-19

What will your life be like at the end? Will praise be on your lips and a testimony to give? Who will you be praying for? Who will come to visit you? How close will you be with Me? I know the end from the beginning and everything in between.

 

Received 1-30-19

In my life – what makes my life so special that God is interested? He sent His Son to die for me. He rescued me from darkness and sin. He opened my eyes to spiritual truth. If He did all this, He will pay attention to My prayers. He will guide Me along the path He wants me to follow.

I saw faith in your heart. Inside you wanted to do what was right, though your flesh was weak like every man. I have put in you the seed of life and it is producing fruit within you and in others you influence. My Spirit can nudge you for you recognize His voice. You have put My Word into your heart and He can teach you.

 

Received 1-31-19

Give your life away, first to Me, then to others. Be a friend, a helper. Open up your eyes to the people around you.

 

Received 2-1-19

Wake up to the world around you. Pay attention to My Spirit as you are listening to others talking. Be an active listener, responding to what they are saying. Your attention and concern will open up their hearts to share deeper than what you would expect. I am blessing what you are doing.

 

Received 2-2-19

What is My nature? Is it not love, glory, power, mercy, justice, holiness, kindness, grace. Who am I to you?

 

Received 2-3-19

All the ends of the earth wait for My return. People will be expectant. The cup of sin is almost to the top. Be faithful and obedient to what I ask you to do and say.

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Received 1-1-19

Watch and wait today. Be a man of prayer, praise and thanksgiving. Pray as My Spirit leads you. Let Me heal your wounds. Write out your thoughts about him, your impressions, feelings, what My Spirit reveals. Lift up his family and friends.

You sensed My pleasure at the jail. Yes, I have called you in this ministry and you have responded well. My favor will be upon you. Pray for your wife daily. She will respond to your prayers.

Received 1-2-19

My life for yours. In all things bring Me praise. I am giving you time to grieve, to think about his life and your life. I will carry you when you need to be carried.

Received 1-3-19

You can have My peace any time that you need it, just for the asking. Give and it shall be given you, running over, full of good and lasting fruit and blessing.

Received 1-4-19

What is in a man, but what I gave him when he was conceived. For those who have believed in My Son, they have received much – My forgiveness and eternal life and a relationship with Us to be with them. My gifts are priceless, but at a great cost of love and grace, which I freely give. What I give I do not take back, except that you can receive less because of your sin and disobedience to My Word. O that My people would repent and return to Me!

Received 1-5-19

What is in a name or a title? Who created language? Who gave words their meaning? I did, so that I could speak to My people, the ones I created. I even made a spiritual language so that people could talk with Me through their spirits. Come before Me often. Let Me give you the desires of My heart for you. Just as a parent knows his child, through interaction and observation, so too do I know you.

Received 1-6-19

Come to Me all who labor and who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. When I rest, you will rest too. When I work, your burden with Me will be light and easy and very satisfying. Come away with Me to find rest for your souls. I have lush fields to walk in. I have quiet streams to cool your throat. I have beautiful mountains to gaze upon. I will be with you to hold you.

Received 1-7-19

I will live before you as an example. Examine My life and learn from Me. Speak the truth but also show love and compassion. Let grace and kindness cover what you do. I loved more than I taught. My message was not information but transformation, life, wholeness, reconciliation.

Received 1-8-19

I never sleep. There are people who love Me going about their business across the earth that I made. They are praying to Me. They are praising Me. Others are calling upon My Name for salvation, healing, deliverance, comfort, provision and I am moved to respond in My grace and love.

Received 1-9-19

What does it mean to be a friend of God? There must be communication, exchange of information about each other. There is helping each other, spending time together, sharing common experiences. Building trust in each other.

You are My friend if you do what I command. I died for you to purchase you to be with Me for all eternity. I did this without you doing anything. I rescued you from the world of darkness and death. Now you believe in Me and that is very good. Keep looking for Me, seeking after Me and you will find the friendship you need and desire. I know you and I love you. Will you love Me in return?

Received 1-10-19

In My sight I can see what you are doing. I know your thoughts and feelings. I know your needs and desires. As you let me, I am transforming you so that what you are focusing on in every aspect of your life becomes pleasing to Me. Instead of pleasing yourself, you are trying to please Me by doing My will. That is kingdom living. My Son laid aside His deity with Me in heaven to become a man like you so that He could die for you. He lived on earth to fully please Me and do My will. Do what He did. Be My representative reconciling men and women and children to Me. You may be weak in the flesh to do this, but with My Spirit leading you, all of this is possible.

Received 1-11-19

My people need Me, but they don’t know how to call upon Me. They look to the things of this fallen world before they ask Me. What would a parent feel if a son turns to others for help, rather than asking them? My people Israel turned to other gods instead of doing what I had revealed to them.

Received 1-12-19

In everything bring Me praise and thanks. Have a grateful heart, recognizing that everything is a gift from My hand to you. I have made you in My image and likeness. I have forgiven your sins and rescued you from an empty life of darkness. I have given you My Holy Spirit to be with you to guide you and give you wisdom.

Received 1-13-19

What is important to you? What gives you pleasure and satisfaction? What do you think is My calling for your life now? Who are the important people in your life? What occupies your time? What do you think about the most? What do I think about when I think of you?

Received 1-14-19

Those who seek to be first, will be last. Those who accept being last, in humility, will be first. Can your pride accept being last? What is important? What rights does a servant have before his Master? Die to yourself and you will be blessed. Behold My Servant in Whom I am well pleased!

Received 1-15-19

When I think of You Lord, I see glory and power and majesty beyond my comprehension. Even though You created all that I see and know about this world, You still know and love Me and you are actively working in My life.

You are a part of Me now and My Spirit dwells within you. My plans for you are good and pleasing to Me. They will be pleasing to you as you yield to My will. Broken people, repaired by My grace and love, make great lovers, of Me and of My people. David was not perfect, but he loved.

Received 1-16-19

The ways of this world may bring temporary pleasure, but there is a price in distraction from My plan. When you choose about anything, ask Me. Pray to cover what you are doing, even the simplest things. Be dependent on Me in a natural and good way. Can you do this? I can help you.

Received 1-17-19

Listen and hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Repent and believe. Turn from your worldly ways. The churches are all of My people, even you.

Received 1-18-19

In all things bring Me praise and thanks. Rescue the lost by showing them the way. What you have learned from Me pass on to others.

Received 1-19-19

Come unto Me, a simple phrase, even a command with hope that Someone greater can rescue us in whatever situation or need we are facing. We submit our will to His. We must follow in order to be helped. We must have faith in God.

All who come to Me I will not cast away. I see the heart and I know the need. Some are not ready to receive what I have for them. Others have come to the end of their efforts, desperate and needy. Have you been broken? Have you been tested? Do you come like a young child to his daddy? I am a loving Father to My children, a Shepherd before His sheep.

Received 1-20-19

I am with you no matter where you are. I will carry you if needed to get you through the trial, testing, hardship, battle. If you place My yoke upon you, you will follow Me and serve with Me. There is no substitute for prayer. Prayer in faith is speaking to the spiritual world. Answered prayer is believed for prayer. A skeptic asks only once. A believer contends for the answer.

Received 1-21-19

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, just like David strengthened himself in the Lord by praying and seeking His will and encouragement to pursue after the invading army with God’s assurance that he would successfully overtake them. Just coming into My Presence can give hope and confidence, realizing that I am with you, that I see what you are going through. No sickness or hardship can separate you from My love; even death in your world means life before Me in Mine. Prayer, praising and being thankful can subdue the anxious heart, the worrisome soul. Be still my soul and find hope in God.

Received 1-22-19

There is a hope that never disappoints for the end of it is glorious beyond your imagination. Even those few individuals I send back after tasting the afterlife can only describe a part of what is for My people. You are My reward, My inheritance and I am your Reward. When two lovers come together there is love. You cannot out do My love.

Received 1-23-19

When I was a child I spoke and acted like a child. I believed in what people were saying, especially my parents. When I became a man, I cast aside childish ways. I made decisions as an adult. I had to believe for myself who God was and is. I had to accept Jesus’ offer of salvation through faith in Him and His work on the cross. Unless you come as a little child, you cannot enter the kingdom of God. Faith is not reasoning with evidence to believe. Faith is accepting the unseen based on the testimony of the Word of God.

I don’t mind showing you the truth of My Word. Faith is not isolated, there is an object to our faith and that object and Person is God, who is forever reliable and trustworthy.

Received 1-24-19

The enemy is stirred by the prayers of My people. He is defeated. He is being forced to let go of territory. My people are shining with My glory. I am coming to rescue My people from darkness. Be at peace. This is not the first time your country has been divided. I am waking up My people to pray and intercede. I am seeing some who are repenting. Change your focus from the things of this world. Be attentive to My Spirit.

Received 1-25-19

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father – all descriptive titles of the coming Messiah, who came and walked among us, dispensing grace, mercy and forgiveness on the cross, love from the Father, truth of the law of God, the nature of God, reconciling man before a Holy God. Praise His Holy Name Jesus the Christ forever and ever. He is reigning in His Kingdom through His adopted sons and daughters until He comes again to the people of this earth. Bow your knees, humble and submit your hearts and will and flesh before Him. Declare Jesus is my Lord and Savior to a lost world and to the spiritual realm.

I am coming soon and every eye will see Me, every ear will hear Me. The world of darkness will be no more. I will reign over the people of My creation.

Received 1-26-19

Many days will pass before you will see the King. Keep doing what I am asking of you and you will be blessed. Focus on one man at a time. Many a man will come before Me on that day. They will be silenced before Me for their boasts. I know whose are Mine. It is not for you to judge, but to lead and point them to Me and My Word. My Spirit will do that work. Pray and intercede. Let My heart be your heart. Let your heart be My heart. Then you will understand.

Received 1-27-19

I will be with you. Emmanuel – God with us. God wants to have relationships with the people He created: Adam, Abel, Seth, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David and His kings and prophets of old, and all who called upon the name of the Lord, who feared Him, who believed in Him. Even today as people young and old put their faith in Jesus Christ.

Received 1-28-19

There is a holiness that only comes from the throne of God, from His Presence. Moses was told to take off his sandals for he was standing on holy ground. The ground was holy because God was there. We bow and kneel before Him to show our submission to His Lordship and authority over us. We enter into His Presence with thanksgiving and praise on our lips.

My Name is above every name and title that can be said. All will bow before Me. Every demon in hell knows that I am God and there is no other. They are under a sentence of death. Only My people, who call upon My Name, can escape death. They will be with Me forever. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus, the Lord of all.

Received 1-29-19

What will your life be like at the end? Will praise be on your lips and a testimony to give? Who will you be praying for? Who will come to visit you? How close will you be with Me? I know the end from the beginning and everything in between.

Received 1-30-19

In my life – what makes my life so special that God is interested? He sent His Son to die for me. He rescued me from darkness and sin. He opened my eyes to spiritual truth. If He did all this, He will pay attention to My prayers. He will guide Me along the path He wants me to follow.

I saw faith in your heart. Inside you wanted to do what was right, though your flesh was weak like every man. I have put in you the seed of life and it is producing fruit within you and in others you influence. My Spirit can nudge you for you recognize His voice. You have put My Word into your heart and He can teach you.

Received 1-31-19

Give your life away, first to Me, then to others. Be a friend, a helper. Open up your eyes to the people around you.

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Received 10-1-18

When all is said and done, what will count? Will you know the name of My Son Jesus? Have you confessed Him as Savior and Lord? Am I good to you? Did I show you mercy and kindness when you called upon Me? Yes, and I did so much more!

Received 10-2-18

The enemy is seeking whom he can devour. Corruption of power is rampant, sometimes even in My Church. Pride magnifies the importance of titles and positions. You seek after a title so that you can do something that you don’t have the boldness and courage to try to do otherwise. My Son countered pride with humility and submission, He only said and did what I asked of Him. He received His honor and glory after He went to the cross in obedience. Now He has authority over all so that He can share His power with His people.

I will deliver him for he trusts in Me. The emptiness of these charges will be exposed and recognized. Judgment will come upon the accusers.

Learn how to praise Me is all things. Be a gracious person.

The enemy has sown seeds of destruction in your land. Pray against it.

Received 10-3-18

Be not afraid for I will take care of you. I am with you to bless you. In all things give Me praise and thanks. Be a blessing to others. The world cannot contain My glory. You will be in awe and wonder on that day.

Received 10-4-18

My life for your life, a simple exchange. Life can be complicated, but I am with you. Cast your cares upon Me. Give your future to Me.

Received 10-5-18

There is a time and place for everything. Since I created the universe, I can make things happen in your world.

Received 10-6-18

Watch for Me to move upon you today. Be attentive to My Spirit. Submit yourself to the other men.

Received 10-7-18

When life ends on this planet, a new world will open up, free of temptation to sin and full of My glory. My grace and loving kindness will cover those who live there as the water covers the sea. In life and in death I will not leave My people. Death will become life again.

Received 10-8-18

You are wise and good. You know me completely. You are my shield.

I will never leave you or forsake you. You are My delight. Am I your delight? What motivates you to seek after Me?

Received 10-9-18

Be a blessing to others. Let your light shine before men that they might seek after Me.

Received 10-10-18

I will be with you forever. Have I ever failed you? My promises are true. Seek after Me in faith and persistence. Seeking becomes faith. Be anxious for nothing. Be a man who prays and believes.

Received 10-11-18

What does death look like? For some there is no hope only fear and depression. For those who know Me, there is peace and even joy, wanting to be with Me.

Received 10-12-18

There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. The wisdom of God seems foolish to men without faith in God. Sin breeds more sin. There is no sense of truth apart from what man thinks is true. But I am still Truth and the Way and Life.

Received 10-13-18

You will be exalted with Me in My glory. Guard over your heart – your mind and soul. Fill your thoughts with praise and thanksgiving. Meditate on My Word and goodness. Declare with your mouth the promises I made to My people and to you. These were not said idly, but with purpose and conviction and truth.

Received 10-14-18

Focus on Me. Resting in My promises. Renewing your mind.

Received 10-15-18

My grace is sufficient for you. Grace and truth were given through My Son, grace upon grace. Be gracious to others as you want to receive from them, even from those who can’t or won’t extend grace to you.

Received 10-16-18

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is power to overcome all obstacles to the will of God. My Spirit is stronger than any temptation to sin.

Received 10-17-18

My ways are not your ways. My thoughts are higher than your thoughts. Will you trust Me? You do for certain things like your salvation. You seem to for things which are beyond your control. Spend more time with Me and My Word. Meditate on men of faith.

Received 10-18-18

Pick a direction and I will be there. My thoughts are great and full of life for you. Join in with Me. Put your trust and faith in the living all-powerful God who created you and knew of you from the beginning of time. Live for Me, mindful of Me, listening for Me.

Received 10-19-18

Come let us bargain together. Your sins are many, but My righteousness is great. Let’s make a deal. My righteousness for your sinfulness. O what a price My Son had to pay. Not only He, but We all felt the pain. Somethings you do when you love like We do. Do not forget our deal. Nothing you can do can takeaway any sin. You are hopeless without My love and mercy and grace. Keep this in mind when you deal with others. Do not compare your sin with another’s for all have sinned. They are paying for their sin just as you are. Sin leads to death. But you have hope for a better life in Me.

Received 10-20-18

Whispering words of love and grace to My people, drawing them closer to see My heart. I sustain them by the power of My words. I give life and hope for what will be better, even amazing for them.

Received 10-21-18

Victory. He who controls the universe had full control over what happened to His Son. His Son had control and willingly submitted Himself fully to the Father to allow His suffering and death. They did not realize what they were doing. The soldiers were just punishing another man, a Jew whom they hated. The centurion saw a different Man, fully in control in what He said and did on that cross. He saw pain, but He saw deliberate words spoken and not spoken. All of the universe paid attention to what was happening. The angels saw and wondered. They battled their foes.

Received 10-22-18

Come let us reason together. Though your sins were as scarlet, now they have been cleansed by the righteous blood of My Son and you have been made pure. What did you do to deserve this? What deed could you have done to receive this act of love? Did you believe in Me? Did you ask Me to wash away your sins? Did you repent and turn from a life following the desires of your flesh? Now you have My Holy Spirit. What did you do to receive this marvelous gift? You asked Me for Him? You claimed My Word about Him? How much I have provided for you!

Received 10-23-18

Let all the earth proclaim My majesty. How many stars in the sky would be needed to display My glory? Would just the sun and the moon be enough? How many grains of sand on the seashore are they? How many birds of the air, insects, animals, fish of the sea – in all of their varieties would be enough? How precious is the miracle of reproduction and birth of babies? Can you really take these things for granted without wondering how and why these things take place?

Received 10-24-18

Received and given away. You have received the gift of salvation and grace. Now give it away with your love. Every prayer, every seeking after Me, every word in My Word brings you closer to Me.

Received 10-25-18

Don’t let the cares of this world become a snare to you. Focus your attention on the things of My Spirit and My Word.

Received 10-26-18

Awake O sleepy one. Turn your ears to Me for wisdom and insight. My grace is sufficient for you. My truth will sustain you. Learn and teach others. Live for Me as My disciple, always learning, always following in My footsteps.

Received 10-27-18

Let your mind ponder My promises. Renew your thinking to agree with My Word in faith and in application. Cast your cares upon Me. Express with your mouth My truth. Yes, I will speak to you anytime you will listen. Train your ear and your heart and your spirit. I am the voice of the one in the desert crying out – come to Me all who labor. Repent of your labor in the flesh. Take My yoke upon you. Let My Word and My Spirit be your guide always. My Truth never ends or gives out. It is always true and reliable, like an anchor deeply set into the rock. Give life to those around you and encouragement. Lift up and not tear down with your words. Be a blessing and not a curse. Listen with an understanding ear. I will help you hear what you need to hear. All things are possible with Me.

Received 10-28-18

I will lead you besides still waters. Learn to drink from My fountain. Find a way to be in My presence to listen and learn from Me. Listen and read My words to you. Let My Words go deep into your soul. Think about them and find meaning for your life and what you are doing.

Received 10-29-18

If you are faithful, I will be faithful to you. I have gifted you and My Spirit speaks to you and gives you words to say. As much as you need Me, I am there for you. Grace is a big word covering a lot of weakness, sin, pain, unbelief, rebellion. Faith is a product of grace. Even My mercy comes from My grace. Grace comes from love, My love for the people I have made. What is the truth but to believe in Me? For without faith it is impossible to please Me, for he who seeks Me must believe that I exist and that I reward those who diligently seek after Me. What is in your heart will come out. Put My Word into your inner being, as a seed full of life. Then I will water and nourish it so that it will bear fruit. Hearing My word is better than just reading it. Even though you might not recall it in your mind, your spirit is being fed. To read and to hear then fills your mind and spirit together. For you to speak My Word without reading it is even better, for it comes from your heart.

Received 10-30-18

Come to the fountain of living water. Imagine water coming out of a rock into a pool then cascading down over rocks. What does water represent? Is it life? What is blood for man? Is it also life? Water is essential for life. My Spirit is essential for your spiritual life. You must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. My Word is a source for life.

Received 10-31-18

To Him who sits on the throne be honor and glory and power and praise forever. What will heaven be like? Pleasing to the senses, magnified over and over. A sense of My Presence full of anointing; peace, joy, love. Is this a motive for following Me? Yes, but it is a gift from Me, prepared long ago. At times you taste a part of it now on earth. I can heal the hardest of hearts, the most vile and evil person. I see the inside heart full of wounds and needs, desperately crying out. Did not the demoniac come running to Me? I will heal your land if My people pray. I will break down the barriers. What more will it take?

Received 11-1-18

Bless the Lord O my soul. How great a God we serve, able to part the seas, able to multiply the loaves and fishes, able to walk on water, and able to restore our fellowship with Him by taking away our sins on the cross through the shed blood of His righteous Son.

What is left to do but to restore justice to My people. Soon that will occur. You see your country divided over a man. Did that occur before over a race of innocent people? Did I not raise up a leader (Lincoln) to make the wrong, right? There was much blood shed. Your leader is flawed for all to see. At times he is a mockery with his pride and words. Is that a reflection of who you are as a people? Will My people wake up and pray? I am watching.

I love you. This is real. You are special to Me for your willingness to pursue after Me.

Received 11-2-18

In everything give thanks and praise to Me. Is that selfish? Maybe, but by doing so you will have great gain in peace, right thinking, rest for your soul. It is not having a fatalistic attitude removing you from any responsibility, but rather it is a trusting and seeking after Me in prayer, a submission of will and spirit to Me. For a man to please Me he must first believe that I exist. I am the One who made everything he can see with his eyes and hear with his ears, touch with his hands. I am the holy God, expecting man to be holy just like I am. I set the standards. I make the rules for life. My ways are higher than your ways. This is basic, but Truth starts with the simple, expanding to the complex. Do you know Me? Do you love Me? I do and do of you. Revelation comes over time through every trial and experience. My Word is the source and anchor for all revelation, with My Spirit at work.

Received 11-3-18

My love for you does not change. I am love and My capacity to love is so great I can love the greatest of sinner. My Son gave His life on the cross for him. Woe to the man who resists My love, who rejects My love. Can you love like I do? My grace can empower you.

Received 11-4-18

In all things give Me praise. I am good and active in your life. You are pursuing the things of God. I am pursuing you. Do not resist what I am doing, but keep on going. Many a man seeks after Me when times are hard. Who will keep going when times are good? What does My Word say? What is My Spirit saying?

Received 11-5-18

It is well. Let My peace cover your soul, peace not as the world knows, but deep seated trust and confidence in Me, finding rest and relief from whatever is disturbing. Even in the midst of trouble, strife, conflict, My blessed one is secure in Me.

He is My instrument to stir up the fallow ground, disturbing the proud, the comfortable, the pious one. A man’s enemies will come from his own household and friends. Even so, the righteous will shine in the darkness. Do not grow weary in obeying Me. Serve Me with a glad heart, knowing that in time your reward is sure. Call upon Me in prayer and intercession. Watch your ways and thoughts and what you speak.

Received 11-6-18

What you have written is good and will be helpful in reaching men. My Spirit will open their hearts to believe in Me just like He did for you. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Your gifts will make a way for you.

Received 11-7-18

In all things give Me praise and thanks. I am at work and My will is being carried out in your life and in the lives of My people for My good purposes. Release your burdens to Me in prayer. Carry the burdens of others to Me in prayer.

Received 11-8-18

Come unto Me all who labor and who have heavy burdens and I will give you rest. The wages of sin is death, but first sin brings slavery and the weight of guilt and shame. Even the casual sinner knows that what he is doing is wrong. A simple lie, taking a pencil, speaking a harsh word to another person, seeking attention in pride – these are the beginnings. Yes, the conscience can grow hardened to not react to sin; the mind can rationalize and justify a sinful deed. Fellow sinners encourage more sin. Peace flees away from the sinner.

I have come to bring and restore life – a life rich in relationship with a loving, present God. Is that what you are seeking after? Then repent and believe and invite Me in. O how little a man will accept for himself when I have so much more for him. The enemy deceives and enslaves. Pity the man who rejects what I have to offer.

Received 11-9-18

When I see the glory of the Lord my eyes will be truly open. Time will stop being for me. Nothing else matters and all other things will be forgotten. I will fall on my knees in worship, adoration, submission, praise, thanksgiving. My heart will overflow with His love.

Grace and peace to you as you seek after Me and My truth.

Received 11-10-18

Rest in My love today. Let it permeate into your inner being until it comes out to others. Love always wins over evil. Who I am can’t stop loving, in spite of the one being loved. Can you love the unlovable, the enemy? Does love motivate you?

Received 11-11-18

What does it mean to love as I have loved you? How did I love? When I interacted with people, how did I show love? Did I condemn them for their sin? No. Did I challenge their unbelief? Yes. Did I challenge the hypocrisy of the religious leaders? Yes. I knew the needs of the people. I prayed for them to make them whole. I set them free from their bondage to sin. Would you rather have your sins forgiven or be healed? Both are important, but one has eternal consequences. Keep believing and I will open doors for you.

Received 11-12-18

My name is Holy for I am holy. Be holy for I am holy. Live your life in a holy manner. I will show you the way, for I am the way.

Received 11-13-18

Live with your wife and family in an understanding way. Let Me reveal to you what they need. Each person needs love and kindness. What you say should build up and not tear down. Your words can harm more than blows. Words of life can restore and heal. Be a safe person. Saturate your mind with My Word. Drown out the anxious thoughts. Whatever is good, lovely, beautiful, worthy of praise, inspiring, wholesome in purity and righteousness – think about these things. Let your lips bring forth praise and thanks.

Received 11-14-18

Let Me guide you with your giving. Where is your heart? What is your calling? Match your giving with what you are doing.

Received 11-15-18

Watch for yourself and family. Pray for My will to be done. Submit your will to Mine in everything that you do.

Received 11-16-18

Why are you here? Do you need guidance? Do you want to be with Me? My eyes are watching you. I am stirred when you think of Me. Can you sense when I think of you? Grateful are friends who stay connected with each other. Love flows in relationships.

Received 11-17-18

Washed in the blood, my sins are cleansed away, covered, taken away, not brought to mind – how precious is this gift from the Father, paid by the agony of the Son on the cross. Who is worthy to receive such a gift? No one.

Love as I loved you, as I love you.

Received 11-18-18

Be at peace for I am with you to help you. Bring My love to the men. Help them understand how much I love them. My offer still stands after all this time: believe in My Son and receive the gift of salvation, the forgiveness of sin and eternal life with Me. Nothing in this world compares to what I have for you. Nothing.

Received 11-19-18

I am with you for your good and My glory. Call upon Me for salvation, healing, deliverance, whatever you need. Did I not promise to bless you? Yes, and this promise is for all My people, just as a loving parent blesses his children. Doors will open wide for you as your reputation and My anointing come upon you. Pay attention and give Me praise and thanks and glory. Pray for revival.

Received 11-20-18

Be at peace. Rest in My love and grace. Like the hard working farmer in the heat of day finding a shady place near a winding creek to pause from his labor, so too do I have rest for you. Can you rest, or must you keep pushing your body and mind? Do you enjoy being with Me?

Received 11-21-18

Great are the needs of My people and I meet every one of them just for the asking in faith. In My life on earth as a man I experienced what you are going through. I found strength from My Father and you can too. I am a life-giver. I speak life and healing, forgiveness and deliverance, truth and hope, love and encouragement. I give strength for the weary, hope for the afflicted. In My house there are many rooms, enough for all of my people, those who trust in Me. I know what satisfies.

Received 11-22-18

My love for you never changes. Can you believe this? The pinnacle of My love was given on the cross. Can you show and give love to others? Rescue the lost. Proclaim the good news. Show them the Savior.

Received 11-23-18

What I am about to do in your life may be painful, but trust Me to work it out for My good. Do not think with earthly thinking for that will mislead you. Rather, see what My Spirit reveals. I will not leave you.

Received 11-24-18

Bring Me an offering of praise and thanksgiving. Did you understand what I said? Probably not, but I will reveal what you need to know when it happens. Believe in Me, rest in Me. Rest in the comfort of My Word. In all things give Me praise, for I am at work in My creation. The enemy tries to destroy, but I bring forth life to the fullest to My people. Sometimes hardship is needed to show My love. Can you receive My grace? Yes, and I love you.

Received 11-25-18

Win-lose, these are not words to use. Finish well is much better. Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your master. A man is judged on many levels on My righteous scales. Seek to do My will and that which My Spirit leads you. You will find true joy in serving My people through Me. A day in My courts is better than . . . you fill in anything of this world.

Received 11-26-18

My grace covers a multitude of sins. My love rescues the lost and hurting. I give of Myself freely and abundantly. Yes is My response in ways that are best for My purposes. Can you love too? My time is your time – now. I am in the present as well as eternity.

Received 11-27-18

Evaluate your life, examine your faith in Me. What do you find? Do you know Me more today than before? Do you trust Me more? Have you really submitted your will to Mine? Where is your heart? What brings you pleasure, joy, peace, satisfaction, excitement?

Received 11-28-18

My life in you brings Me joy. I love it when you decide to come and listen to Me. I know you are still tired, but you want to hear from Me. We are all one – the Father, Son, Holy Spirit and those who believe. They will be with Me for all eternity. I sanctify them with My Word. I protect them as they trust in My Word. I give blessings to them as they fellowship with Us. What is it worth to experience My Presence, anointing, joy, love and peace?

Received 11-29-18

Great is the Lord and most worthy of all praise! They saw His miracles, His healing power, how He set people free of demonic oppression. They heard His teaching full of authority and truth. They felt His love and acceptance. They did not understand who He really was – the promised Messiah, the Son of God. He had to suffer and die a painful death on the Roman cross. He was buried like a man, but then He rose from out of the tomb and appeared to many. Only then did they begin to believe. His outpoured Spirit opened their eyes further to understand who he was. They spread the good news in obedience to His charge to them. What a glorious time, yet with persecution. Now we are the fruit of those times, in our turn believing because of their Word and His Presence in people today. Praise His Holy Name!

There is joy for those who are forgiven and released from the burden of sin. I will come in power to show My glory to the world I have made. Who will believe in Me then?

Received 11-30-18

My ways are higher than your ways. I see the end from the beginning. I know who will respond to My invitation, My call. Sometimes I bring the invitation even if I know they will say no, so that no man will have an excuse. I display My creation for all to see and ponder. Their choice to reject the Truth opens the door for sin and the works of darkness. Even so they can repent and turn to Me and be healed. Evil flourishes where unbelief is normal and accepted. Societies fail with unbelief. People would rather worship creation than He who is the Creator. Judgment is coming and has come. My Spirit is at work in the hearts of men. He broods over the darkness.

Received 12-1-18

In My eyes I see all that is going on. Do you want to know what I see in you? I see My finished work. I see My Son covering you. I see faithfulness and decisions to press on in My work when other choices might please the demands of your flesh. Others might do more in My kingdom, but that is not the point. Are you faithful and submitted to doing what I ask of you? Fasting, tithing, interceding for others, loving the unlovable and undeserving, giving up your rights before Me, putting others ahead of you in your mind and deed, serving in ways that others are not aware. Yes, can you do things, so no one notices, and you are not aware of their eternal value before Me? Is your decision to be obedient to My Word and Spirit made quickly without hesitation? Is it done without even thinking about it, like Rachel drawing more water out of the well for Abraham’s camels as the slave had made in to a sign for guidance? Was it in her nature to serve and bless others? She was not perfect, as she later joined in the deception of her husband in favoring her chosen son. Yes, My Spirit graced her so that she would do the right thing, but she said yes to My Spirit’s leading.

Received 12-2-18

Can you love as I love you? Yes, with My help. I responded to people’s needs, knowing the Father’s love for the people He created. I didn’t just heal them physically or meet their physical needs without addressing their need for a Savior. Many believed in Me especially after My resurrection. How long could you live without contact with others? How long could you live without My contact? I created man to be with Me and others.

Received 12-3-18

My Word goes forth in power to accomplish what I purpose. I reward those who seek after Me with My Presence. You will see Me at work today in the lives of people. Speak My Word of comfort, love, correction. You are imperfect, but I am perfect. Your heart is willing, but your flesh is weak.

Received 12-4-18

Now is the time of My favor. I do have a plan for you and you are walking in it. Build up and not tear down. Rescue the weak. Speak truth with love. If God is for us who can be against us? Does it matter what you believe? Or Who you believe in? Put your trust in the God Who doesn’t change. Claim His promises as your own. Believe and receive from My hand.

Received 12-5-18

My Name will be glorified in My people as they do My will. Who is he who loves Me? It is he who does My commands and obeys Me. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. He honors Me and seeks after Me in all that he does. My Word is precious to him. He digs after the truth. He wants to know Me. He recognizes when I work with him, along side him, through him. O how much more can we accomplish! The people rise up to praise Me! They recall My miracles, My deeds of old. They think of My goodness.

Received 12-6-18

In You I find my strength. Whom have I in heaven but You? You caused me to hunger for You, to seek after You, to read Your Word, to find You. You poured out Your Holy Spirit upon me and gave me joy, peace, love and purpose. You directed my steps in wonderful ways and gave me friends from your body the church. All of these things were gifts from You. All praise be to God and His Son Jesus.

Keep a guard over your heart and mind to keep your thoughts pure before Me. I am a jealous God.

Received 12-7-18

What motivates you to give of yourself to Me and to others? Is it love and gratitude for what I have done and am doing for you? Is it because My Word commands you? Is it My Spirit directing you? Is it responding to the needs of others? All of these answers are right, but the greatest and most important is love. Without love all serving is shallow and empty, self-serving to be noticed, full of hypocrisy. Be at peace and allow Me to give you My love for others. Love never expects or demands others to respond.

Received 12-8-18

Look for Me today in the people you see. Listen for My Spirit and follow His leading. You will be a blessing. Give of yourself. I will cover you and shield you. Guard over your mind with all diligence, for it is the wellspring of life.

Received 12-9-18

Declare My Word in the spiritual realm. Speak it boldly. My Word is truth and life. I am not a liar, I will defend My Word. In all things give Me praise and I will be lifted up. Declare aloud the truth you know. My Spirit will shine in you as a beacon of light in the dark places. There is no other beside Me. I alone am God, the Creator of all that exists.

Many will say on that day, I knew You, but in reality, they only knew of Me and refused to put their faith in My Son. They refused to believe for salvation. They rejected My Lordship over their lives. They will find out too late Who I Am. Wake them up if you can.

Received 12-10-18

Come follow Me and I will fill you with joy. My words to you will bring life and healing. This is My commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. Can you do this for Me? Yes, you can try and I will give you grace to do more than you could do alone. Love is a decision to show love, compassion, sympathy, kindness, slowing down to notice, touching. How do you receive love? Then do so to others.

No man is an island, wanting to be alone always. I did not make him that way. Perhaps he has been hurt deeply and so he is protecting himself from further hurt, but he craves real love to overcome his hurt. He will go insane alone, left to his own thoughts and ways. In him is a hunger for Me, to know Me, to receive My love. My love goes out through My people to the downcast and hurting. People on the street corners begging are working, pleading, acting, receiving, taking their shift. They know how much they will need for the day. They don’t save up, they consume.

Received 12-11-18

I am a sinner who needs a Savior. My pride and lust of the flesh remind me of my weaknesses and imperfections. May Your hand of discipline correct me and bring me back to Your path of righteousness. Cleanse me from my sinfulness. Wash me in Your blood.

When a man sins, he breaks fellowship with people and God. He must be healed and restored. I have provided a way for both in confession. I have already paid the price for the sin, but confession and forgiveness is needed.

Received 12-12-18

The promises of God versus the promises of man. Can there be any doubt which one is more sure to be counted on? Why do we put our hopes in what man says?

My promises seem too good to be true. Do you really understand who I AM? If you did, you would never doubt what I say. Keep seeking after Me and you will find Me. You will become like Me as you agree with My Word. To agree means that you will do what it says in faith and obedience.

Received 12-13-18

In all things give Me praise, even in death. For life springs forth from death, new life. He is weak, but I am strong. I see the end from the beginning. Be at peace.

Received 12-14-18

My plan is unfolding. Each life is precious to Me. Each heart/spirit draws Me to reveal Myself. Woe to the one who rejects Me in unbelief and rebellion. Nations rise and fall, but My will endures. People reap what they sow, except when My mercy and grace intervenes to rescue them from the snares of the enemy. From the beginning My Son would come to save the lost.

Received 12-15-18

This is a day of beginning. I will make all things new. Burdens will be laid down. Rest will come for the weary and troubled.

Received 12-16-18

I am with you. My Spirit will always speak to you and guide you. Even when your mind becomes weak, you will still be able to hear My voice, and even more so. What is the most important thing you can do? Spend time with Me, getting direction and encouragement for the new day. My words are life and true food for your soul. The spiritual dimension of this world is so much more real than what you are experiencing in the natural in your world. But your experiences are shaping your spirit as you trust in Me to help you with your struggles and trials. Together we have overcome this world – you partnering with Me. You are My hands and feet and tongue. Proclaim the truth. Serve My body.

Received 12-17-18

I have made you mind capable of much more than is needed for life. When my Spirit activates and communicated with a willing spirit, all of the universe comes alive to him. How much is wasted by the un-regenerated soul! How much is gained by dying to self and saying yes fully to My will and Spirit! If you knew the outcome and impact of your decisions and actions in the short and long-terms, would you be wise and choose wisely? Better still is just to say yes to My will, giving over and yielding to My will in every significant choice, even covering and committing even the smallest group of choices to Me. You are not a robot or a slave, but a son. I am loving Father.

Received 12-18-18

All that I am is yours. Is that statement from you or Me? How were you crucified so as to live in Me? Were you with Me when I died on the cross? Did you rise from the dead when I rose? Who paid for you to redeem you? Positionally you are in Me and I in you. Do you believe this? Live for Me and die to yourself, to the desires of your flesh and the temptations of this fallen world. Can you do this? Yes, by My grace and your faith in Me.

Received 12-19-18

What is in a name? Is it just a means of identification or is there a glimpse into the soul, into who the person is? In My Word names mean something. My Name means who I AM.

Do not be self-centered, but be otherly, outward looking, aware of the needs of others. Be aware of My Spirit.

Received 12-20-18

You will see the end. Give him encouragement and love. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Be at peace but pray.

Received 12-21-18

Rejoice and be glad for the King is coming. Rejoice and be glad for your sins are forgiven. Be not afraid, but trust Me in the timing of events. My will is being worked out and you are a part of it for him.

Received 12-22-18

Give of yourself to others – to family first, then to those I put in your path of life. Do not claim to be used apart from My power and Presence. You have nothing in yourself, but a yielded heart. Set your mind on the things above.

Received 12-23-18

Come and see the newborn King. He took on flesh. He became one of us so that He could die as one of us, but for us. O what a Savior. What an offering of love!

Received 12-24-18

O the depths of love we have in our Savior, willing to put on our flesh, bearing our sins on the cross, freeing us from the bondage of sin, to live with Him in newness of life, even eternally. He who has been forgiven much, loves much in return. Yet we all have a debt we cannot pay for. We all have been given much in Christ, immeasurably more than what we could ever ask or think. Praise His holy Name!

If you could ever see what We have planned for you from the beginning of time, your heart would burst trying to receive it all. That is why you will have an eternity to receive it all. That is why My grace for you is more than sufficient, meeting every need in abundance, for the one submitted to Us.

Received 12-25-18

Unto us a child is born, a King in disguise, the Savior of the world, the Prince of Peace and many other titles. Now the world would be different. Now the people would have no excuse for their life of sin and unbelief. Now a way to the Father would be given. Now a hope of eternal life would be given with the resurrection of the firstborn Son.

Received 12-26-18

In all things give Me praise and thanks. Instead of looking at your faults and weaknesses, look to Me the Author and Finisher of your faith. Find hope in Me. My joy is in My people, especially those who seek after Me. If your earthly children and family can delight you, so can My children bring joy to My heart. What joy and peace can be found in Me for the asking.

Received 12-27-18

Come before Me with singing, joyous praise, thanksgiving and celebration. Do you realize what I have done for you? Do not take for granted My gift, My love, My mercy and grace.

Received 12-28-18

Today is the day of salvation. Everyday is the day of salvation. Believe in Me and receive My gift of salvation and forgiveness of your sins. Give life and you will be blessed. Be patient and humble with people. Do not demand or coerce, mislead. Treat others as you would want to be treated.

Received 12-29-18

I will be glorified in My people, those who are alive and those who have passed from death unto life. Be at peace and rejoice. Your time will come someday too.

Received 12-30-18

Give him honor as a man of prayer and a man who cared about people in need like himself.

Come before Me with praise and thanks for in this I glory in My people. What do you have except what I have graciously provided? My love will carry you.

Received 12-31-18

The end, but also the beginning. What will be the end of your life? You have been born again into a new life. Death has no hold on you because of My resurrection. What will the beginning look like? Behold I make all things new.

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Received 7-1-18

Decisions are important. Let Me choose for you. Choose to be different than those in the world. You are not in the world for you are in My kingdom. Every time you can say no to the world you are saying yes to My rule. Satan will lose his power and control over you. I have defeated him and all his minions. Do not be conformed to any part of sin and rebellion.

Received 7-2-18

Time will go forward, but there will be a time when time ends, where no one keeps time. Creation anxiously awaits its completion. I see the end from the beginning. I am satisfied. My purposes will stand. You will stand on that day – before Me among your brothers and sisters. You are bringing the truth into confused lives.

Received 7-3-18

In all things give thanks and praise. In all things may God be glorified. May He receive the glory that He is due and is deserving. If I glory in myself, I am puffed up in pride and I take away what is rightly due Him. He is a jealous God. He made us, He gave us gifts and talents, He supplies all that we need – what is there for us to claim as our own? Receive His grace and give Him the glory due His Name.

Received 7-4-18

Sinners will sin, but I died for each and every one. I am not shocked by sin. Sin and more sin leads to slavery to sin and oppression. Sinners can believe in Me and accept Me. Such as were all who believed. My grace will cover them. If they will confess and repent in brokenness, My Spirit can transform the hardened heart. Awake O sleeper! Come out into the light of day. Prepare your heart to meet our Maker. Time is running out.

Received 7-5-18

Peace and safety will be the cry, though it will be a lie from the enemy deceiving those who are in his grip. You can imagine how easy it will be for that message to be spread. People listen for what they want to hear. They don’t want to be confronted with their sin. They don’t want to repent and give up their sinful ways. They don’t want to hear about a time of judgment. The time is short. Pray for the lost and dying around you. Be bold and courageous.

Received 7-6-18

The time to be comfortable is past. Bring out of your treasury articles of gold, silver and precious stones. Place them on My altar. What do these things represent to you? Do they have value? Yes. Why? Because man says so, or because I say so? Let Me consecrate them for greater value as I use them for My kingdom.

Received 7-7-18

I am with you. Hold on to Me. Call upon Me. Just as was with My people in times past, I will be with you. I will be with you as much as you need Me. Are these things yours? If so, why are you doing them? If they are Mine, then why are you concerned?

Received 7-8-18

My way will lead you into greater revelation of truth and purpose. Cover yourself with praise and thanksgiving. Study My Word.

Received 7-9-18

Come to Me all who labor and you will find rest for your soul. Don’t carry your burdens alone. Let Me help you. Join with Me in doing what I desire.

Received 7-10-18

Live for Me and not for yourself. Be available and ready when I call upon you. Just keep presenting My truth and My Word. Some hearts are hard, some are tender.

Received 7-11-18

All things are possible for them who believe. In My Name there is victory over all kinds of diseases and oppression. Every knee shall bow before Me.

Received 7-12-18

The heart that yields to Me will prosper in all that he does. My hand will guide him.

Received 7-13-18

I will guide you into all truth. Just keep asking Me. You are not special. Anyone who seeks after Me can receive this truth for the asking. If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of Me. There is nothing I don’t know about. Daniel asked Me for what seemed impossible. He recognized and believed that I knew. He gave Me credit for the answer, even saying that it was Me who was directing these unbelieving kings. I direct rulers to accomplish My purposes. Both good and bad. Most people rush into decisions in their flesh, pleasing their flesh, ignoring My counsel. The wise seek Me. Have patience, for nothing is impossible with Me. Deadlines may come and go. Abraham trusted Me for what I could do after Isaac’s death.

Received 7-14-18

I will call you. I will ask you to do what I want. Pruning brings more fruit. Learn how to live in righteousness and holiness. How did I live? Guard your mind and only allow My thoughts to enter.

Received 7-15-18

The heavens declare the glory of God. It is for kings to search it out. Man is made in My likeness. In My world man is doing My will perfectly: seeking after Me, desiring to know Me, obeying My Word and commands with joy and love. As long as you have breath, keep seeking Me.

Received 7-16-18

I am teaching you. Teach others as well. Engage men, confront men, expose the lies of the enemy.

Received 7-17-18

What will get your attention? If I speak, will you listen and obey? Are you too set in your routine to change? How clear must My call to you be? How many confirmations will it take to convince you? Will you step out in faith doing what I ask, exploring, seeking, looking for fruit? If you take My yoke upon you, you will merely go where I am leading you, pulling the weight I have assigned you.

Received 7-18-18

Life can be hard. Because of sin life can be unfair. I will bless those who seek after Me in faith. Do not give up, but call upon Me. Together we can do great and wonderful things.

Received 7-19-18

Be at peace. You are realizing the impact of living loosely with your mind and eyes. You are in part what you allow into your thoughts. If you put in My Word, if you praise Me with your lips, if you think about good and pure things, then you will naturally draw near to Me and I will draw near to you. I will be your Companion, your Friend, your Instructor, your God. Do you want this? I want it for you.

Received 7-20-18

My heart is in Your hands. My life is in Christ. I am loved by My Father. I am overwhelmed by Your Spirit. How wonderful is it to be loved by the One who made me and guides my life!

I am pleased with your statements. Now go and do what I command you to do. Give freely of yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others, nor expect them to be like you.

Received 7-21-18

Sin is sin, but My grace can bring forgiveness and healing. My love compels Me into going after even the hardest of hearts.

Received 7-22-18

I will make a way for your family. Trust Me and give Me praise. Believe My Word and all that I have revealed to you about My love for you.

Received 7-23-18

My time is near for you. Pay attention and listen to My Spirit. Pray in the Spirit often. Allow Me to fill your mind with My thoughts. Love Me, live for Me, seek after Me.

Received 7-24-18

Welcome to the real world, the visible world. But know that there is a spiritual world as well and it is very active, more so as the days near the end. Evil tempts and the flesh responds. Be a beacon of light. You are with My Spirit within you, but you can intensify the light by pressing in toward Me. Praise is like cranking the charger.

Received 7-25-18

Finding peace with God is found when the guilt of sin is removed through forgiveness, repentance, faith in what My Son did on the cross as a sacrifice of immense value and the substitution of His righteousness for your sinfulness. There is no point in praying to Me if you don’t believe that I exist. I will reward those who seek after Me in any fashion. The more they seek, the more I will reveal Myself to them. Who am I to you?

Received 7-26-18

I believe in You. You are my God and Savior. My life is in Your hands. My future is in Your hands.

Received 7-27-18

There is much to do. People are dying spiritually, feeding their flesh, managing their pain, pretending that I don’t see or care. They are deceived by the enemy about religion. You must be different as a follower. Feed your spirit with My Word. Guard your mind to control what goes in and what you think about. Guard your heart to remain faithful to Me, not toying with other gods. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see Me. I am a jealous God.

Received 7-28-18

In all things give thanks and praise. Remain in My love. Seek after Me in a similar way as you did at the beginning.

Received 7-29-18

Trust Me and be blessed. Spread words of love and kindness. I have made a way for you, an opportunity to heal.

Received 7-30-18

Walk with Me into a new area for you. I will open new doors for you. Trust Me. Make yourself available. Prepare your heart.

Received 7-31-18

I am coming soon. Be ready. Watch and pray often. Intercede for the lost, the sinners, the self-righteous. Be ready in season and out of season. The world will grow dark. Confusion and deception and lies will multiply, not just in the political area, but in every aspect of life. A man of integrity will stand out. He will be mocked.

Received 8-1-18

Wait and see the glory of the Lord. Lift up your voices in praise. My work on earth is not done. As long as there is life, I am at work to bring salvation, healing and deliverance.

Received 8-2-18

Watch and pray. Grow in grace and understanding. Love and be loved by Me and by others.

Received 8-3-18

My love is stronger than evil. It overcomes evil. Love as I loved you. Give freely just as I have freely given you.

Received 8-4-18

When you walk through a storm I will be there with you. I am with you in all that you do. Be a listener of My Spirit. Be a friend.

Received 8-5-18

Love your wife in an understanding way. Praise her for her goodness. She is your most important person.

Received 8-6-18

Joy comes in the morning. Troubles fade away when your faith says, “God is helping me.” My love for you grows as you trust in Me. Actually, My love is constant, but your knowledge and confidence in My love grows as you seek Me. It is no small thing to sacrifice to the discipline of prayer and reading My Word. That is where transformation of thoughts and attitudes occur.

Received 8-7-18

What will history record about you? What trace of news will be carried on? What words will describe your life? Who will remember? Who will miss you and mourn over your loss? What will last is what I have done in you and accomplished through you. Come into My presence often and be refreshed. There is no one who knows you more.

Received 8-8-18

Watch and pray for those you love. Give of yourself. Be unselfish and otherly.

Received 8-9-18

Rescue those who live in darkness. Separate yourself from sin in thoughts, words and deeds. Live by My Spirit – in His direction and in His power.

Received 8-10-18

When you are with Me I will reveal Myself to you in new ways. The days are few, so use them wisely. Count the cost if you must, but continue to follow Me. There is no cost greater than what My Son paid.

Received 8-11-18

Come to the fountain of living water. Drink deeply and be satisfied. Refresh your soul. Satisfy the longing of your heart. Rest in green pastures. Take My yoke upon you, for My burden is light. It is light for the man who trusts and relies in Me to perform what he cannot do.

Received 8-12-18

Make a way in the darkness. Do men need help and encouragement? Yes, so lift them up in prayer.

Received 8-13-18

All things work together for good when I am involved, for I am good, and My mercies endure forever. I define what is good. For those who love Me, they recognize a greater good can come out of hardship and pain, even death, death on a cross. The men you see are experiencing My grace and patience and love to have them withheld and restrained from evil, with plenty of time to repent and reflect. I give everyone a choice to freely make, but I make it clear to them that My ways are better. Still some have been deceived and their hearts are hardened to the truth. Their pride and rebellious heart keep them bound to evil. You see some men who are trying to cover all of the bases, dabbling with anything they perceive might help them get out of their mess, but I am who I AM and I do not change. I see the heart. Ask Me for wisdom and insight about those you see. This is My business.

Received 8-14-18

Watch and pray. How long and consistently will you pray for someone or something?

Received 8-15-18

When you walk through a storm, I AM there. Protection, provision, instruction, knowledge, wisdom, guidance, favor, anointing, healing, deliverance – these things I give to My people for the asking and for those who are doing My will. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Received 8-16-18

Be a man, a godly man, a righteous honorable man. Yield your mind, body, soul and spirit to Me. Submit your thoughts to Me.

Received 8-17-18

Be at peace. Work to expand My kingdom, one person at a time. We are soldiers. Keep wearing your armor and be ready for the attacks of the enemy.

Received 8-18-18

When will you listen? Don’t entertain the voices of this fallen world or of the enemy. Seek wisdom and guidance from Me and My Spirit.

Received 8-19-18

I am worthy to be praised. Bow your knee to Me in submission and honor. The way forward is known only by Me. The future is bright as I will reign in glory and power.

Received 8-20-18

Broad is the way that leads to destruction. Many are on this path. They are choosing the easy way, the selfish way. In spite of the pits and traps along this way, they still plod on, not realizing that it will cost them their lives. The road pitches downward until they fall into the very pits of hell. Rescue as many as you can. Help them think about their fate. Encourage those who are choosing the narrow way that leads to life. Affirm their decision. Remind them of My great love for them.

Received 8-21-18

Be at peace. Live for Me and not for yourself. My victory will sustain you.

Received 8-22-18

Life will go on whether you are with Me or not. How empty is life without Me! People need to hear the Truth about Me. A man’s ways are before Me. You cannot hide even one thought from Me. Each person is created for a purpose, a destiny, an opportunity to know Me and live for Me. My Spirit is at work, His work to draw all men to Me. There is a hunger and thirst that can only be met in Me.

Received 8-23-18

When the sun comes up a new day begins. A cycle of life happens for all that live on the earth. Can you answer the questions I posed to My servant Job? As much as man tries to know and understand aspects of My creation, they will only know what I reveal to them. This is My world and soon I will make it all new. My Spirit is guiding you. Trust Me to do what I desire in you and those you influence. Offer and bring to Me your praise and thanksgiving.

Received 8-24-18

My ways are best, though you may not see it at the beginning or during the process. Do you want to please Me, your Creator and Savior? Do I know more than you? Be fruitful and multiply. Do greater works than these. Give and receive of Me. You have in you what people need – a restored relationship with the living Savior. Share freely. Live purposely and intentionally. Follow My Spirit and seek His Wisdom.

Received 8-25-18

People are flawed. They need a Savior. Be at peace, My peace. I am the good Shepherd. I lay down My life for My sheep.

Received 8-26-18

What is your attitude? When you go through a storm I will be there with you. There is a season for everything.

Received 8-27-18

Time will tell if what you are doing is fruitful. You are speaking life into men for Me. They are hearing and watching. What is left to do, but to pray and intercede for them. Prayer can cover many errors as My grace is empowered.

Received 8-28-18

Where there is joy and love and peace – I have been there too. Just as a flower can leave its scent, so My fragrance comes in My Presence. Worship Me is spirit and in truth, in thanksgiving and praise, in love and joy. Rejoice and lift up your spirit.

Received 8-29-18

My Wisdom sees more than you could ever know. He can show you more than you could ever imagine or think. Revelation is just that – a revealing of the unknown. My prophets saw into the future. They did not understand what I was revealing to them, but they were faithful to speak My message. You asked for wisdom about this camp and I revealed how you could proceed.

Received 8-30-18

Where there is truth and life, I am there. There is no turning back for the true disciple of Mine. He follows Me everywhere. He seeks after Me for He knows that I have everything he needs. I am his satisfaction and peace.

Received 8-31-18

Do not hold back on showing love, concern, empathy, comfort, interest, the truth from My Word. Everyone seeks after someone who will listen to them and pay attention to their situation. They need a trustworthy ear. They want a mediator to Me, someone who will pray and advise and counsel as if communicating with Me.

Received 9-1-18

Where there is life, there I AM. A mind set on peace will find peace. A man set on hope will find hope. What is your need? Meditate on My provision.

Received 9-2-18

Give away what is of this world and receive what is from My hands and Spirit. Focus on the eternal, the heavenly, the spiritual.

Received 9-3-18

In all things bring thanksgiving. Graciousness is always noticed by the receiver. My Son has grace. We are grace. Show grace and give grace and love, and people will notice.

Received 9-4-18

Always remember My grace is with you. You represent Me and My ways. Do not be a judge, but a friend, an intercessor, a helper. Give to them what you would want to receive in their place. Loving-kindness – love, goodness, mercy, justice. I took your place in death. Take My life.

Received 9-5-18

There is never a time for rest for the wicked. They seek after victims, they fear constantly. Pray to release them from bondage and sin. Break off chains. My grace is sufficient for the repentant heart.

Received 9-6-18

The ways of man can be painful, to himself and to others he affects. Sin is contagious as he lures others into his activity. Break the cycle, the repetition, the trap in prayer and action. The presence of a godly man thwarts evil. My light in you dispels darkness. You attract the hungry soul. People who came to Me were needy and hungry. I represented hope of a better life. There is always resistance to My Truth. The victory is won, but the enemy still fights on. Pray for the Lord of the harvest to raise up workers into the fields. Break off chains and lies.

Received 9-7-18

Make a way. People have hope in Me to make a way for them. They trust Me for their lives. This is what I want.

Received 9-8-18

The world has turned away from Me, yet I still love them. My love for them and offer of salvation never goes away as long as there is breath of life. People choose their own fate. All the crazy religions of man are deceived, wishful thinking at best. Your ways are noticed. I expand your heart to give love to unlovable people. Life ends and then comes the judgment. Pray to bring the lost to My Savior Son.

Received 9-9-18

The time it takes to seek after Me daily will be worth it. I AM eternal and those who love Me will be soon with Me forever. What could be more important than spending time with Me?

Received 9-10-18

Let Me carry you and what you are doing. Forever is a long time – to rest, to be refreshed, to sit at My feet in adoration, to express praise and thanks, to serve with utter joy. Try to do that today. Practice and get ready for that day.

Received 9-11-18

Jesus loves me. The Father loves me. The Holy Spirit draws me. Who is the Potter? Who is the Gardener? Who is the Creator of all things visible and invisible? Stay in My Presence and let Me fashion you with My tools. What I created was wonderful. What I am making in you is even better. What will be forever is the best. The imperfect will be joined with the Perfect. Even now I am making a body for Myself. My Spirit is working on the gift for My Son. From the beginning of time, it was meant to be.

Received 9-12-18

This is My work not yours. I have prompted the men to come to receive My words and to fellowship in My body. Do not worry or be concerned for I am carrying you.

Received 9-13-18

I am looking for the men who will trust Me in hard situations, in impossible situations. He doesn’t waiver in his faith when deadlines pass and the storms are blowing.

Received 9-14-18

My eyes are upon you for good and for My glory.

Received 9-15-18

What is before you? Are you hopeful or concerned? Do you trust Me for your future? Didn’t I take care of your past on the cross? I am nearer to you right now than ever before. Say yes to Me and let Me take care of you.

Received 9-16-18

You have done well My son, with My help. Continue to bring life with your words and deeds. Help the downtrodden, the struggling, the weak, all who have needs – just like My Son did. You are My hands and feet. Shine the light that is in you. Take no place in the ways of darkness. Flee and take authority over his schemes.

Received 9-17-18

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. My grace is sufficient, for My strength is made perfect in your weakness.

Received 9-18-18

The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of My Son is eternal life, life without end, freedom from sin, full of righteousness and joy; even now for those who submit to My rulership over them. The more you live for Me, the greater the blessings that will come from you to others. Be attractive, full of grace and love. I will give these things to you to give away.

Received 9-19-18

In all things give thanks for this is God’s will. Come before Me with thanksgiving in your heart. Testify to all of My goodness, righteousness, mercy and grace.

Received 9-20-18

In all things My grace is sufficient. I am the Potter, you are the clay. You might have flaws and weaknesses, but I still use you for My purposes. Glorify Me in your life by doing what I ask of you, what you see in My Son, as My Spirit leads you. The people you know are My gifts to you. Everyone of them has either something that you need or what you bring to them. Try to give more than you receive but be willing to receive from My hand. You are not a slave but a son.

Received 9-21-18

I am at work in you and in others to bring glory to My Name. Pay attention. Live for Me, thinking of Me, aware of the opportunities I give you. There is nothing better than to be with Me, spending your life with Me.

Received 9-22-18

My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me? Can the Father forsake the Son? How great a price did the Son pay to bear our sins! Was this when the guilt of our sins were placed on Him? Did He ask the Father to do that, fully knowing what that would do? Or did He merely submit Himself to the Father, and the Father took the action to place our sins upon the Son?

Received 9-23-18

You are my Source, my Shield, in You I put my trust. I believe in You. There is no one else.

Peace be to you and to all who live with you. Faithfulness is noticed and rewarded.

Received 9-24-18

Sing a new song of deliverance and victory. Praise the King of kings and Lord of lords. Make way for Him to come in joyful celebration. Hear the trumpets blaring. “Wake up” He says before it is too late.

Received 9-25-18

It will be well with him. In all things, be thankful and have faith in Me. Let your eyes be full of faith. See with My eyes every situation. There are outcomes you don’t think of. All things work together for good when I am involved.

Received 9-26-18

There is a price to pay for sin. The fool thinks he can get away in doing what is wrong. He justifies his actions. He pretends that I don’t see or know what he is doing. He thinks that because he wasn’t “punished” or caught in sin, that he can do it again and again. He finds others who also sin to be with, to support each other. Before too long he becomes a slave to sin, easily giving into the temptation and opportunity to sin. His heart becomes hardened, even if he hurts others or even his own family.

I can rescue such a man. My Spirit broods over him. He finds himself facing death. He is afraid of death, for inside he knows that he has sinned and that he cannot be with a holy God. That fear and failure causes him to cry out to Me. I show him how to repent. He sees my love and the love of My Son dying for him on the cross. He receives My forgiveness and healing. My Spirit directs him out of sin and into life and wholeness. Still there is a price for sin that he must pay. That price can be tempered by My love and grace. He becomes a living testimony, a light to others to follow. Prayer helps a man. Mercy and loving kindness follow him.

Received 9-27-18

Look to Me in everything you do. Do not be complacent or overly confident in yourself. Seek to know Me, to know My will and My ways. Be led by My Spirit. Let these words direct you and give you faith in Me. Be a man who believes in Me.

Received 9-28-18

This is the way of sin and fallen man. Pray for repentance. Lying and deceit have been here from the beginning. It is a sin to misrepresent Me and My Word, for I am holy and righteous and true. There is no other standard higher than Mine. Every knee shall bow before Me. Be careful with My Word. Cherish it and speak highly of it.

Received 9-29-18

Be at peace for I am working. I see and hear the cries for help. All who call upon Me shall be saved. Yes, there may be confusion and lack of faith, but any faith is better than unbelief. Desperation and need drive a man to Me. Jail and trials are the crucible to test a man. What is really in his heart? Who does he go to for help? You are My representative, My hands and feet, My voice. Protect yourself in My Word.

Received 9-30-18

Many are struggling, but there is always hope in Me. Cast your cares upon Me. Truth never hides forever. Knowledge and wisdom is revealed for those who are seeking after Me. What is revealed is our need for a Savior. If the innocent are mocked and attacked, how much more will the guilty face judgment? I will not be mocked when I return again. Every knee will bow before Me.

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Received 4-1-18

If you will give Me your heart, I will transform it in ways you could never dream. Just say yes. I am the Potter, you are the clay. I am the Creator, you are the one created for My glory. I am the Author and Finisher of your life, manifested in your faith.

Received 4-2-18

With all things comes risk, responsibility, freedom to choose or decide, success or failure. Sometimes there is the ability to do it over or make changes. I see and know it all. I have the wisdom you need. I have the knowledge you need. Trust in My Spirit to reveal what you need. Do not rely solely on your own understanding for that would be foolish. Who’s will is followed? Politicians come and go. Rulers are replaced. Peoples suffer or prosper under their governments. My kingdom rule is perfect and best. Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord. Even more are they blessed if they obey My Word and My commands and My Spirit. I will reveal what you need to know. Just ask Me with an open heart.

Received 4-3-18

Patience is a virtue, but mercy and forgiveness and humility and love are better.

Received 4-4-18

When much is given then much is required. A talent wasted is a talent lost. Give away what I give you. Share and support the needy and lost. Encourage, speak life and hope. Pain will drive a person to their knees before Me. An ear to listen with compassion brings relief and hope.

Received 4-5-18

You have come far and there is no going back. The path ahead is before you with many challenges and victories. Walk in My Spirit.

Received 4-6-18

Many a time I carried you. Many a time I made a way through the darkness for you. Even now I am working for you to accomplish My will and purpose. It’s not about what you do or say. It’s about what is in your heart, in your spirit, as you become more like Me and the person My Word commands you to be. Your inner man will lead your deeds and words. Resist the sin that tempts you. Resist in the power of My Spirit and My Word and My Name. Love freely and constantly, unselfishly, without bounds – just as I love you.

Received 4-7-18

Be at peace in your heart. I am directing you. If you could do all that is in your heart to do, what would it be? People have many needs all around you. When I came, I saw many hurting people, enslaved to sin, vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy. Seek first My kingdom and righteousness. Seek to hear My Spirit and recognize His voice. Seek to understand and apply My Word. Seek Me with all of your heart, soul and strength.

Received 4-8-18

Will you love Me when things are hard? Yes, you will for you depend on Me. My life for yours. You know that I gave up My life to save yours. You will see and know even on the first day. Testify of My goodness and favor in your life. All have sinned. My price was paid in full for all to receive. It is not for you to judge, but rather for you to show My love and grace. Let them realize the grace they are given. Point them to Me.

Received 4-9-18

Begin this day to show love for all that you meet. People felt My love and were attracted to it. All people need love and are seeking after it. Love affirms my worthiness, in spite of my failures. Yes, there is the conviction of sin and need for a Savior, which is the work of My Spirit. But My love welcomes them back into a relationship, a restoration, a hope for the better. Hope inspires and motivates. Faith allows us to trust in an unseen world where God is in control. Love as I have loved you. Love your wife and family too.

Received 4-10-18

My work is never done. My love compels Me. I have joy in the praise of My people. I respond to the faith of My people. I hear and respond to the prayers and cries of the hearts of My people. I will give you compassion and love for the people you will meet.

Received 4-11-18

I am with you. Do not fear. Continue to do what you know to do. Make a way in the darkness. Push forward with the light of the gospel. You carry My presence wherever you go. Do you realize this? I will speak through you to bless others as you will yield to My Spirit. My Presence is much more important than any title or position you might have. Those only open human doors of opportunity. I open opportunities to speak life and give hope to everyone you meet. In spite of your weaknesses and failings, you will continue to be My hands and feet into dark places. It is not up to you. Just pray and look around for the people My Spirit will point out to you. Learn to engage. Learn to speak boldly and confidently in My Spirit.

Received 4-12-18

Let your mind go to where I am. Focus on who I am. I am more than your mind can understand. Only through the revelation of My Spirit can you see and experience who I am. I am not done with the world, nor with you. You are My workmanship, My craftsmanship. My masterpiece in the making. I see the end from the beginning. What is important? Your life will change because of the people I will put in your life and how you see Me work through you. Always pray, always praise, always seek after Me.

Received 4-13-18

Expect to learn and be blessed each day. You will find My joy there. Your testimony of My faithfulness will encourage the downtrodden and give them hope. Look at each person you encounter. Take the time to notice them.

Received 4-14-18

It is up to you. How far are you willing to seek after Me, to obey Me, to yield to Me, to express your faith in Me. The people of the world need a Savior. He has already come and died to save them. Who will tell them this truth? Who will speak and show this message of love. Will you?

Received 4-15-18

You will be blessed today as My hand is upon you. Speak life and not death. Notice the men I point out. Can you believe Me for a hundred-fold return?

Received 4-16-18

Be at peace for I know what is happening to you. Just call upon Me. It is not you, but Me. Pray without ceasing.

Received 4-17-18

You will have to make the mundane into the message of the gospel and hope. The men don’t realize what they really need. Show them the way. I am the Way. Men are seeking attention. They are seeking help and answers.

Received 4-18-18

I will make a way. Open up your heart. Allow Me to put My love in there and My mercy and My grace. I want you to be the sweetest, most attractive man of God to win souls and to disciple men.

Received 4-19-18

My name is Mighty. There is nothing that I cannot do. I have the power to save, to forgive, to restore, to heal, to deliver, to rescue. Just ask Me.

Received 4-20-18

Don’t be alarmed by dysfunctional men for that will be normal. Help them makes steps out of their darkness into My Light and Truth. I will open doors for you. My favor upon you will be seen.

Received 4-21-18

I am speaking to all My people through My Spirit. I speak in the words they understand, into their language, young and old. Can they hear? Will they listen? Will they obey? The world is breaking apart because of the sins of man. I will come and bring order. You will reign with Me in My glory.

Received 4 22-18

Understanding comes through learning and study of what My Word says. The wise man puts My Word into practice in his life.

Received 4-23-18

Every good thing comes from God: salvation, forgiveness, healing, deliverance, protection, provision, peace, joy, love, wisdom. You came forth as a result of My thoughts and plan for your life.

Received 4-24-18

Life can be hard. My burden is light. A hard task with purpose and done with others can be very satisfying. People are looking for meaning and purpose, especially the young and idealistic. They want a cause to give themselves to. They want to help others in need. Your purpose is to follow Me and do what I did and what I am doing.

Received 4-26-18

My thoughts for you are always good. You are on My mind. I think about you. My Son mentions you. You are teachable, but sometimes slow to get My message. You are learning to follow My Spirit.

Received 4-27-18

If you have found My way, then follow it closely, not turning aside or pausing. Give of yourself completely with all your strength, calling upon My strength and might for the world is waiting for the sons of God to be in place, taking back what has been lost and damaged by sin. Stand and be counted. Follow Me and claim My victory in faith.

Received 4-28-18

If today you hear His voice, do not harden your heart in disobedience to what he says. His words are true and Powerful and life-giving to those who believe. Sin brings death, but He gives life. Believe and obey in faith. I came to bring My life for yours in a great exchange. Die to live.

Received 4-29-18

No matter what is needed, I will provide. I am your Source. I call, I equip, I make the way and I get the glory for changed lives. It’s not about you. He is My man for those in his sphere – those he influences, speaks to, even the casual one and to those who seriously try to do My will. Other men have those they have following them. You have people you are speaking to. The time is short and you must be willing and ready to do anything I ask of you. You don’t always respond perfectly, but over time you will listen. It is not drama, but obedience I desire. The knife and fork are tools to use. You are a tool in My hand. Speak life. Challenge men to lead and take on responsibility. The things you have learned to do – train others to do.

Received 4-30-18

Arise and see Me in the future. Is there anything I do not know? Can you trust Me for your future? Is there anything I cannot do for you? I am ready.

Received 5-1-18

Be aware and alert. Testify of My goodness. I am in every town, village and city. My people are praying. Look for Me working in people. I am at work always drawing people to Me.

Received 5-2-18

The time for visitation is near. I will come for My people. Be ready and alert. Warn and speak My truth to the lost. In all things be My hands, feet and tongue bringing glory to My Name.

Received 5-3-18

Rejoice and enjoy the wife of your youth. She is My gift to you. She is a treasure for you. Prize her and honor her.

Received 5-4-18

My time has not yet come. When I come everyone will know. Every knee will bow before Me. My love and grace have been poured out.

Received 5-5-18

Rejoice and be glad for My Kingdom has come to you. Love as I have loved you. Speak My words of life.

Received 5-6-18

I will be with you today as well. My blessings are with you. Walk in My ways. Seek after Me always. They did not know how to please Me. I was not in their churches. Those were built for men to glorify themselves. I was with My people – those who sought after Me.

Received 5-7-18

To live is to gain for the man pursuing My kingdom. To die to the things of this world that snare one from doing My work is gain. To avoid sin, to resist temptation is gain. To shine as a bright light in a dark world is gain.

Received 5-8-18

Prepare the way, make the paths straight, plow the soil, spread the seeds of life. My Spirit is moving as never before. I am revealing Myself. Tell them. Say My Name. Give Me praise.

Received 5-9-18

I am with you to guide you. My hand is upon you. Respond in faith. Believe Me. I will give life to those who seek after Me.

Received 5-10-18

Those with hungry and needy hearts are coming to Me for help and answers as never before. My Spirit is stirring up lives to expose hurts, needs, desires, to purify hearts. A single-minded man focuses on doing My will is who I am seeking.

Received 5-11-18

Lord, You are in every change and circumstance. Nothing catches You by surprise. Thank You for protecting and providing for us. Help us to appreciate what You do for us.

My ways are different than yours. Look for opportunities to tell others of your love for Me. Be joyful and thankful. Hardships test and prove what is inside a man.

Received 5-12-18

In all of the world there is only one place for a man and that is with Me. He is temporarily here on earth to prove himself, to learn about Me, to follow Me. He will spend eternity in My presence.

Received 5-13-18

Confidence and faith in what I can do, all of this comes from knowing who I am. Who am I? What have I done? What have I said?

Received 5-14-18

I will come to the rescue of those in need. All who call upon Me will be saved. The enemy is defeated. The chains have been broken off. My promises are true and reliable. I will not deny My Word.

Received 5-15-18

Make a way – man can push through to get something done, forcing a square peg into a round hole. God can make a way by changing circumstances, opening doors which had been closed, by bringing forward other people to help remove blockages, prompting His people to pray and intercede, changing hearts and minds, allowing our plans and efforts to fail so that He can do in us that which brings Him glory and praise. Nothing is impossible with and for God. Think of Mary’s womb carrying Jesus. What about His divine protection to move the Child away from danger. What about all the attempts to kill Jesus prematurely before God’s time. What about the select people who were touched, healed, delivered, called, taught by Jesus as He was led by the Father through the Spirit. All of these to testify to us in His Word preserved for all to read.

Call upon Me and I will answer. I will do what is needed.

Received 5-16-18

Call upon Me and I will do great and mighty things among you and for you and with you. You are the apple of My eye, the focus of My affection and attention. All who call upon Me shall be saved. My hand is upon you for good. My thoughts toward you are for good. You are pleasing before Me.

Received 5-17-18

My ways are higher than your ways. Will you trust Me to do what you need done My way? Ask Me.

Received 5-18-18

The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of My world. Every knee will bow before Me. Every tongue will declare that I am Lord.

Received 5-19-18

When I come I will bring with Me all who have called upon Me as Savior and Lord. They have longed to see My victory over sin and the wickedness on the earth. They have longed to see the redemption of the world, Even the angels long to see this. They can see Me in My glory. They don’t understand My patience. I desire that everyone will bow before Me and they will. You are witnessing the outworking of sin. A man yielding to sin brings on the consequences of sin. There is a price to pay. I have paid it for all who call upon Me.

Received 5-20-18

I have come to bring life, restoration and joy, power and healing. Will you help Me do that?

Received 5-21-18

Be at peace. Know that I am working for you. Part of why you are meeting men in jail and prison is so that you can pray for them. Pray with your mind but also pray in the Spirit. I care about those who are hurting. They do not know how to pray; neither fully do you. But My Spirit knows.

Received 5-22-18

My love covers you. The message of love and truth you have learned from Me – everyone needs to hear this. For salvation comes through surrender, giving up on what you are doing to save yourself, realizing your need for a Savior and then finally putting your trust in what I did on the cross for you. Then comes another surrender as you allow Me to be Lord over your life, trusting by faith that My ways are best – not just better, but the best.

Received 5-23-18

The Name of the Lord is a strong tower. All who call upon that Name are safe. He cares about His own. The fool says in his heart there is no God. This lie condemns him.

Received 5-24-18

To each person is given the ability to hear from Me, from My Spirit. Everyone I have created knows that I exist, regardless of what they may think. Yes by faith those who believe that I exist is what pleases Me. But I gave them that faith. They must respond and declare who I am. They must seek after Me. That is why when you sought after Me, to have Me reveal Myself – I responded and gave you who I AM. Even now as you ask of Me, I hear and respond. There are many distractions in the world, many lies from the enemy and the flesh. Only one truth is needed: that they believe in Me and My Son. All else that is important comes from this belief. My Spirit does His wonderful work in you.

Received 5-25-18

Bring Me an offering of praise. What is your motivation? Why do you do things? In all things bring Me praise and thanks. Let joy be your garment. Let peace cover you in spite of circumstances. Be like My Son and you will fulfill the Law and the Prophets.

Received 5-26-18

I work in everyone’s lives to accomplish My plan for them. They still have choices. Sadly, some believe the lies of the enemy and the desires of their flesh more than what I have for them. But I still am working. It grieves Me when they say no to Me. Even My people can say no. They would rather I blessed their plans. How much they are missing out. Do not be like them.

Received 5-27-18

Blessed be the Lord Jesus Christ who reigns forever in power and glory. The greatest gift you could be is to love. Love has many aspects, but at its core is giving attention to another – listening, caring, knowing, affirming. Everyone needs love for they were made for love. When love is given, love is returned.

Received 5-28-18

In all things give thanks. Rejoice and be glad for the gift of salvation and the Holy Spirit. These are priceless, of immense value, which can never be bought, yet freely given by the God of love.

Received 5-29-18

The comfort that I give to you is for you to give to others. Companionship, friendship, fellowship – these are gifts of people to counter loneliness. Relationship happens on different levels from just being near to another person without words spoken, to the level of knowledge and closeness which is a shared life, intimacy without secrets.

Received 5-30-18

I have come that My people might find true life in all of its forms – when you are born, when you are born again turning on your spiritual eyes and when you pass from this world. I am everywhere you are. I know everything you know and think and say. Return to Me and receive My love and grace.

Received 5-31-18

Rejoice and be glad for the King is coming to establish all that is right and good. You are right to look to see what is yet to be fulfilled. All of My Words will be fulfilled and come to pass in that day when I reign. How marvelous will it be! Your eyes shall see that day. You will reign with Me. You are leading others to the truth. Love and be loved. Give and be given to.

Received 6-1-18

Be at peace. Rest in My love. Forgive, release hurts to Me, pray and intercede. The weapons of our warfare are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds and every thought that rises up against Me. Bring those thoughts captive to Me. My Word is alive. Declare My Word and I will reign.

Received 6-2-18

What is the color of love or of pain? Life is in the blood. I came to give My life for yours, to rescue you from darkness and unbelief. Go, now and do what I did, in the power and grace that I had.

Received 6-3-18

Wait until the morning. My promises and grace are new every morning. There is hope for a better day. Trouble comes and goes. Life happens. My Spirit is always at work in you and in others. Joy comes in the morning. You are secure in the night, but many have fears of the night, its darkness and foreboding. So, they look forward to the light of the morning. In the morning we will meet again for a new day of promises.

Received 6-4-18

My blessings never fail. Rest in My lovingkindness. Rely on My Spirit to give you words of life to those you meet throughout your day. You will have many opportunities as you pray. Speak My Word.

Received 6-5-18

Blessed are you if you respond to My love. Give My love to others. You will hear stories that will break your heart. Show compassion.

Received 6-6-18

My burden is light. Come to Me and bring Me your problems and the problems of others. My Spirit will give you the answers.

Received 6-7-18

Be at peace. Know that I am with you to guide you. What you will do is important. Every man you see is desperate for help. They may not express it in terms of seeking after Me, but you can break through their words and speak of Me.

Received 6-8-18

Be at peace. Trust in Me always. What did the saints of old have? They had overwhelming trust in Me, regardless of the circumstances. They were compelled to follow the leading of My Spirit. They knew the truth even if everyone else did not. Yes, they paid a price, but their faithfulness brought great rewards.

Received 6-9-18

If you love Me, you will obey My Word. My Word contains the key to life, wisdom, joy, satisfaction, peace, understanding. It is not what you know, but Who you know. Do you know Me, the Author of Life? I hold the words of eternal life.

Received 6-10-18

You have the words of life. You are my Source for all good things.

Keep coming before Me and I will always come to you. Only a few can hear clearly. Others may try, but the cares of this world interfere. They are impatient.

Received 6-11-18

My ways are always better than what man can do or think. If I can create the universe, including man – I know all.

Received 6-12-18

What really matters is for you to give words of life and hope. There is no one who is innocent. Some are naïve, simple or foolish, who become involved in things they should not be doing. Choices determine outcomes.

Received 6-13-18

With every testing and hardship My grace is given. Just ask Me for help. You will witness and testify. Ask Me to bring you people. Prepare your heart. Listen to My Spirit. Trust Me to use you.

Received 6-14-18

The cares of this world bring a snare to the man of God. He becomes conflicted between worldly things and the kingdom of God. You can’t serve two masters. But My Spirit will always be at work in him to bring him back to the path of life.

Received 6-15-18

What a new day will bring for the heart that is expecting much. Hope springs from a man grounded in my love. No matter what is happening around them, they trust in Me to make it better.

Received 6-16-18

There is a way that seems right to a man. Everything a man does is tainted by sin. Only as My Spirit empowers and directs is blessed. Prayer brings sanctification.

Received 6-17-18

In this world you will have tribulations, but take heart for I have overcome the world. Do not put your trust in a man or in yourself, but trust in Me. This is a spiritual world overseeing the physical world you see with your eyes. Prayer is the weapon you use and My Word.

Received 6-18-18

My life for yours, that is what I gave. Will you give Me your life in return? Each day and every day is the opportunity to live for Me and not for yourself.

Received 6-19-18

In a quiet moment you can hear Me speak of life and love. Even My Word will speak to a heart that is seeking Me. A humble, repentant heart is what I seek after. Men will respond in a time of trial.

Received 6-20-18

Nothing in the world can take away My love for you. Even you cannot block My love with your actions or thoughts. Keep this in mind when you pray for someone. My love was displayed on the cross, but My love is greater than that deed. I have loved from the beginning of time. My love created the world and everything in it. You are the object of My love. We are love.

Received 6-21-18

Greater love has no man than to lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I say. I will reveal Myself to you and show you many things about the kingdom of God.

Received 6-22-18

The reality of sin is showing in the world: people are being killed, raped, abused, lied to, cursed, hated, mocked. Left alone, man will sin, even without making the effort. Sin leads to more sin, greater sin. They have bought the lie of the enemy that no one is looking, that I don’t exist to judge them, but their sins will condemn them. You are seeing men caught up in the trap of sin. But even the “nice” people are full of sin in their unbelief. They lie to themselves. Keep seeking Me and My Spirit and you will be blessed by My Father.

Received 6-23-18

There is much to do. Who will do the work? I looked for a man, but I could not find any. The harvest is ripe and ready to be done. My Spirit is at work, preparing the hearts of men. I have already won the victory. The outcome is known. Rejoice and be glad for the day of the Lord is coming upon the earth.

Received 6-24-18

It is not up to you to save anyone, for that is the work of My Spirit. He brings a man to repentance over his sin and unbelief. He leads them to the cross to receive forgiveness. He shows them the way of submission. He gives them His presence and power. He quickens My Word, which He inspired.

Received 6-25-18

What is sleep? I will sustain you. The day of the Lord will come quickly when no one is looking. Those in the world will be caught sleeping in the lies of the enemy. Keep watch and pray.

Received 6-26-18

Pray and rescue the lost with your prayers. Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send workers into the fields. One of those workers is you. Be prepared for the task. Pray for opportunities.

Received 6-27-18

When you walk with Me you will see what I see, in you and in others. Ask Me to reveal what I see. Be a partner with Me. Ask Me for your children and grandchildren.

Received 6-28-18

Be at peace. What you know is only a small part of the truth. I am the way and the life and the truth. Keep seeking after Me.

Received 6-29-18

A mind can wander away from the truth into silliness and foolishness. Guard over what you allow into your mind. Put what is good and righteous and true inside. Then your heart will be blessed.

Received 6-30-18

I will speak to you any time you will listen. Quiet yourself and invite Me with praise and thanks. With wisdom and understanding, I will direct you. With love and compassion, you will help men and women get back on the path to life.

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Combined Gospel Luke 18-24 (NASB)

(Luke 18:1) Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, (Lk 18:2) saying, “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God, and did not respect man. (Lk 18:3) “And there was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ (Lk 18:4) “And for a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, (Lk 18:5) yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, lest by continually coming she wear me out.'” (Lk 18:6) And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said; (Lk 18:7) now shall not God bring about justice for His elect, who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? (Lk 18:8) “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”

 

(Lk 18:9) And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: (Lk 18:10) “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer. (Lk 18:11) “The Pharisee stood and was praying thus to himself, ‘God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer. (Lk 18:12) ‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ (Lk 18:13) “But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’ (Lk 18:14) “I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted.”

 

(Lk 18:15) And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He might touch them, lay His hands on them and pray, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. (Lk 18:16) But Jesus called for them, saying, “Let the children alone. permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (Lk 18:17) “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all.” (Mk 10:16) And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands upon them. (Mt 19:15) And after laying His hands on them, He departed from there. (Mt 19:13-14) (Mk 10:13-15)

 

(Lk 18:18) And as He was setting out on a journey, a certain ruler ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and questioned Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Lk 18:19) And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone, but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Lk 18:20) He said to Him, “Which ones?” “You know the commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mt 19:16-19) (Mk 10:17-19)

 

(Lk 18:21) And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth; what am I still lacking?” (Lk 18:22) And when Jesus heard this, He felt a love for him, and He said to him, “If you wish to be complete, one thing you still lack; sell all that you possess, and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” (Lk 18:23) But when the young man had heard these things, he became very sad and grieved and his face fell; for he was extremely rich, owning much property. (Mt 19:20-22) (Mk 10:20-22)

 

(Lk 18:24) And Jesus looked at him and to his disciples and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy and rich to enter the kingdom of God! (Mk 10:24) And the disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! (Lk 18:25) “For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mt 19:23-24) (Mk 10:23, 25)

 

(Lk 18:26) And the disciples heard it they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” (Lk 18:27) But He said, “The things impossible with men, are not with God; for all things are possible with God.” (Lk 18:28) And Peter said, “Behold, we have left our own homes and everything, and followed You.” (Mt 19:28) And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Lk 18:29) And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children or farms, for the sake of the kingdom of God, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, (Lk 18:30) who shall not receive a hundred times as much at this time, along with persecutions, and in the age to come, eternal life.” (Mt 19:25-29) (Mk 10:26-31)

 

(Mt 19:30) “But many who are first will be last; and the last, first. (Mt 20:1) “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. (Mt 20:2) “And when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. (Mt 20:3) “And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place; (Mt 20:4) and to those he said, ‘You too go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ And so they went. (Mt 20:5) “Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did the same thing. (Mt 20:6) “And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and he said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day long?’ (Mt 20:7) “They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into the vineyard.’ (Mk 10:31)

 

(Mt 20:8) “And when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last group to the first.’ (Mt 20:9) “And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius. (Mt 20:10) “And when those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; and they also received each one a denarius. (Mt 20:11) “And when they received it, they grumbled at the landowner, (Mt 20:12) saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.’

 

(Mt 20:13) “But he answered and said to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? (Mt 20:14) ‘Take what is yours and go your way, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. (Mt 20:15) ‘Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’ (Mt 20:16) “Thus the last shall be first, and the first last.”

 

(Lk 18:31) And as Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, and they were on the road, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And He took the twelve disciples aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. (Lk 18:32) “For the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and He will be delivered to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, (Lk 18:33) and after they have scourged Him, they will crucify Him; and the third day He will rise again.” (Lk 18:34) And they understood none of these things, and this saying was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said. (Mt 20:17-19) (Mk 10:32-34)

 

(Mt 20:20) Then the mother of the two sons of Zebedee came to Him with her sons, James and John, bowing down, and making a request of Him. “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.” (Mt 20:21) And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Command that in Your glory and kingdom these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left.” (Mt 20:22) But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” They said to Him, “We are able.” (Mt 20:23) He said to them, “My cup you shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized, but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.” (Mt 20:24) And hearing this, the ten became indignant with James and John. (Mk 10:35-41)

 

(Mt 20:25) But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that those who are recognized as the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. (Mt 20:26) “But it is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, (Mt 20:27) and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; (Mt 20:28) just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mk 10:42-45)

 

(Lk 18:35) And it came about that as He was approaching Jericho, a certain blind man named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road, begging. (Lk 18:36) Now hearing a multitude going by, he began to inquire what this might be. (Lk 18:37) And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. (Lk 18:38) And he called out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Lk 18:39) And those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mt 20:29-31) (Mk 10:46-48)

 

(Lk 18:40) And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him. They called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, arise! He is calling for you;” And casting aside his cloak, he jumped up, and came to Jesus. When he had come near, He questioned him, (Lk 18:41) “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!” (Lk 18:42) And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” (Lk 18:43) And moved with compassion, Jesus touched his eyes, and immediately he regained his sight, and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God. (Mt 20:32-34) (Mk 10:49-52)

 

(Luke 19:1) And He entered and was passing through Jericho. (Lk 19:2) And behold, there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; and he was a chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich. (Lk 19:3) And he was trying to see who Jesus was, and he was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. (Lk 19:4) And he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way. (Lk 19:5) And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” (Lk 19:6) And he hurried and came down, and received Him gladly.

 

(Lk 19:7) And when they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” (Lk 19:8) And Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” (Lk 19:9) And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham. (Lk 19:10) “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

 

(Lk 19:11) And while they were listening to these things, He went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately. (Lk 19:12) He said therefore, “A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. (Lk 19:13) “And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business with this until I come back.’ (Lk 19:14) “But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ (Lk 19:15) “And it came about that when he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him in order that he might know what business they had done.

 

(Lk 19:16) “And the first appeared, saying, ‘Master, your mina has made ten minas more.’ (Lk 19:17) “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, be in authority over ten cities.’ (Lk 19:18) “And the second came, saying, ‘Your mina, master, has made five minas.’ (Lk 19:19) “And he said to him also, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ (Lk 19:20) “And another came, saying, ‘Master, behold your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief; (Lk 19:21) for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’

 

(Lk 19:22) “He said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow? (Lk 19:23) ‘Then why did you not put the money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?’ (Lk 19:24) “And he said to the bystanders, ‘Take the mina away from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ (Lk 19:25) “And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas already.’ (Lk 19:26) “I tell you, that to everyone who has shall more be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. (Lk 19:27) “But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”

 

(Lk 19:28) And after He had said these things, He was going on ahead, ascending to Jerusalem. (Jn 11:1) Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (Jn 11:2) And it was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. (Jn 11:3) The sisters therefore sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” (Jn 11:4) But when Jesus heard it, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” (Jn 11:5) Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. (Jn 11:6) When therefore He heard that he was sick, He stayed then two days longer in the place where He was.

 

(Jn 11:7) Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” (Jn 11:8) The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?” (Jn 11:9) Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. (Jn 11:10) “But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” (Jn 11:11) This He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awaken him out of sleep.” (Jn 11:12) The disciples therefore said to Him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” (Jn 11:13) Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of literal sleep. (Jn 11:14) Then Jesus therefore said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, (Jn 11:15) and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him.” (Jn 11:16) Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.”

 

(Jn 11:17) So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. (Jn 11:18) Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off; (Jn 11:19) and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother. (Jn 11:20) Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him; but Mary still sat in the house. (Jn 11:21) Martha therefore said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. (Jn 11:22) “Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.”

 

(Jn 11:23) Jesus said to her, “Your brother shall rise again.” (Jn 11:24) Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” (Jn 11:25) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, (Jn 11:26) and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (Jn 11:27) She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.”

 

(Jn 11:28) And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister, saying secretly, “The Teacher is here, and is calling for you.” (Jn 11:29) And when she heard it, she arose quickly, and was coming to Him. (Jn 11:30) Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met Him. (Jn 11:31) The Jews then who were with her in the house, and consoling her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.

 

(Jn 11:32) Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” (Jn 11:33) When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her, also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit, and was troubled, (Jn 11:34) and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” (Jn 11:35) Jesus wept. (Jn 11:36) And so the Jews were saying, “Behold how He loved him!”

 

(Jn 11:37) But some of them said, “Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him who was blind, have kept this man also from dying?” (Jn 11:38) Jesus therefore again being deeply moved within, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. (Jn 11:39) Jesus said, “Remove the stone.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there will be a stench, for he has been dead four days.” (Jn 11:40) Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you, if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

 

(Jn 11:41) And so they removed the stone. And Jesus raised His eyes, and said, “Father, I thank Thee that Thou heardest Me. (Jn 11:42) “And I knew that Thou hearest Me always; but because of the people standing around I said it, that they may believe that Thou didst send Me.” (Jn 11:43) And when He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth.” (Jn 11:44) He who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings; and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” (Jn 11:45) Many therefore of the Jews, who had come to Mary and beheld what He had done, believed in Him.

 

(Jn 11:46) But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them the things which Jesus had done. (Jn 11:47) Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs. (Jn 11:48) “If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.”

 

(Jn 11:49) But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, (Jn 11:50) nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish.” (Jn 11:51) Now this he did not say on his own initiative; but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, (Jn 11:52) and not for the nation only, but that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. (Jn 11:53) So from that day on they planned together to kill Him.

 

(Jn 11:54) Jesus therefore no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews, but went away from there to the country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples. (Jn 11:55) Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the Passover, to purify themselves. (Jn 11:56) Therefore they were seeking for Jesus, and were saying to one another, as they stood in the temple, “What do you think; that He will not come to the feast at all?” (Jn 11:57) Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.

 

(Lk 19:29) And it came about that when He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near Jerusalem and the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, (Lk 19:30) saying, “Go into the village opposite you, in which as you enter you will find a colt of a donkey tied, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it, and bring it here. (Lk 19:31) “And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ thus shall you speak, ‘The Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it back here.” (Mt 21:1-3) (Mk 11:1-3)

 

(Mt 21:4) Now this took place that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, (Mt 21:5) “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold your King is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'”

 

(Lk 19:32) And those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them. (Lk 19:33) And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” (Lk 19:34) And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” And they gave them permission. (Mt 21:6) (Mk 11:4-6)

 

(Lk 19:35) And they brought it to Jesus, and they threw their garments on the colt, and put Jesus on it, as it is written, (Jn 12:15) “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” (Jn 12:12) On the next day the great multitude who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, (Lk 19:36) And as He was going, they were spreading their garments in the road; and others were cutting leafy branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. (Mt 21:7-8) (Mk 11:7-8) (Jn 12:14)

 

(Lk 19:37) And as He was now approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, (Lk 19:38) saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Mt 21:9) (Mk 11:9-10) (Jn 12:13)

 

(Lk 19:39) And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” (Lk 19:40) And He answered and said, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”

 

(Lk 19:41) And when He approached, He saw the city and wept over it, (Lk 19:42) saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. (Lk 19:43) “For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will throw up a bank before you, and surround you, and hem you in on every side, (Lk 19:44) and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”

(Jn 12:16) These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him. (Jn 12:17) And so the multitude who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, were bearing Him witness. (Jn 12:18) For this cause also the multitude went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign. (Jn 12:19) The Pharisees therefore said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.” (Mt 21:10) And when He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” (Mk 11:11) And He entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking all around, He departed for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late. (Mt 21:11) And the multitudes were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”

 

(Lk 19:45) And the next day He entered the temple and began to cast out those who were selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who were selling doves; (Mk 11:16) and He would not permit anyone to carry goods through the temple. (Lk 19:46) saying to them, “It is written, ‘And My house shall be a house of prayer for all the nations’ but you have made it a robbers’ den.” (Mt 21:12-13) (Mk 11:15,17)

 

(Mt 21:14) And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. (Mt 21:15) But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant, (Mt 21:16) and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babes Thou hast prepared praise for Thyself’?”

 

(Lk 19:47) And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him, for they were afraid of Him (Lk 19:48) and they could not find anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging upon His words and astonished at His teaching. (Mt 21:17) And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there. (Mk 11:18-19)

 

(Mk 11:12) And on the next day, when they had departed from Bethany, He became hungry. (Mk 11:13) And seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. (Mk 11:14) And He answered and said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” And His disciples were listening. (Mk 11:20) And as they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. (Mk 11:21) And being reminded, Peter said to Him, “Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.”

 

(Mk 11:22) And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. (Mk 11:23) “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him. (Mt 21:18-21)

 

(Mt 21:22) “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.” (Mk 11:24) “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you. (Mk 11:25) “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your transgressions. (Mk 11:26) [“But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.”]

 

(Luke 20:1) And it came about on one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him, (Lk 20:2) and they spoke, saying to Him, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?” (Mt 21:23) (Mk 11:28)

 

(Lk 20:3) And He answered and said to them, “I shall also ask you a question, and which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things: (Lk 20:4) “Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?” (Mt 21:24-25) (Mk 11:29-30)

 

(Lk 20:5) And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’ (Lk 20:6) “But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” (Lk 20:7) And they answered that they did not know where it came from. (Lk 20:8) And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” (Mt 21:26-27) (Mk 11:31-33)

 

(Mt 21:28) “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in the vineyard.’ (Mt 21:29) “And he answered and said, ‘I will, sir’; and he did not go. (Mt 21:30) “And he came to the second and said the same thing. But he answered and said, ‘I will not’; yet he afterward regretted it and went. (Mt 21:31) “Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The latter.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax-gatherers and harlots will get into the kingdom of God before you. (Mt 21:32) “For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax-gatherers and harlots did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.

 

(Lk 20:9) And He began to tell the people this parable: “A landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower and rented it out to vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time. (Lk 20:10) “And at the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order that they might give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. (Lk 20:11) “And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. (Lk 20:12) “And he proceeded to send a third; and this one also they wounded and cast out. (Mk 12:5) “And he sent another, and that one they killed; and so with many others, beating some, and killing others. (Mt 21:33-35) (Mk 12:1-4)

 

(Lk 20:13) “And the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ (Lk 20:14) “But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him that the inheritance may be ours.’ (Lk 20:15) “And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, therefore, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? (Lk 20:16) “He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others.” And when they heard it, they said, “May it never be!”(Mt 21:37-41) (Mk 12:6-8)

 

(Lk 20:17) But He looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief corner stone, this came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? (Lk 20:18) “Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.” (Mt 21:43) “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and be given to a nation producing the fruit of it. (Mt 21:42, 44) (Mk 12:10-11)

 

(Lk 20:19) And the scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and they feared the people; for they understood that He spoke this parable against them. (Mt 21:46) And when they sought to seize Him, they feared the multitudes, because they held Him to be a prophet. (Mt 21:45) (Mk 12:12)

 

(Mt 22:1) And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying, (Mt 22:2) “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king, who gave a wedding feast for his son. (Mt 22:3) “And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. (Mt 22:4) “Again he sent out other slaves saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.”‘ (Mt 22:5) “But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business, (Mt 22:6) and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them. (Mt 22:7) “But the king was enraged and sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and set their city on fire.

 

(Mt 22:8) “Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. (Mt 22:9) ‘Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.’ (Mt 22:10) “And those slaves went out into the streets, and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.

 

(Mt 22:11) “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw there a man not dressed in wedding clothes, (Mt 22:12) and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And he was speechless. (Mt 22:13) “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ (Mt 22:14) “For many are called, but few are chosen.”

 

(Lk 20:20) And they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so as to deliver Him up to the rule and the authority of the governor. (Lk 20:21) And they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, and defer to no one, but teach the way of God in truth. (Lk 20:22) “Is it lawful for us to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?” (Lk 20:23) But He detected their malice and trickery and said to them, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? (Lk 20:24) “Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” And they said, “Caesar’s.” (Lk 20:25) And He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Lk 20:26) And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and marveling at His answer, they became silent, and leaving Him, they went away. (Mt 22:15-22) (Mk 12:13-17)

 

(Lk 20:27) Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection), (Lk 20:28) and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he is childless, his brother as next of kin should take the wife and raise up offspring to his brother. (Lk 20:29) “Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died childless; (Lk 20:30) and the second (Lk 20:31) and the third took her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. (Lk 20:32) “Finally the woman died also. (Lk 20:33) “In the resurrection when they rise again therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had her as wife.” (Mt 22:23-28) (Mk 12:18-23)

 

(Mt 22:29) But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures, or the power of God. (Lk 20:34) And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, (Lk 20:35) but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage; (Lk 20:36) for neither can they die anymore, for they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. (Lk 20:37) “But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. (Lk 20:38) “Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to Him. You are greatly mistaken.” (Mt 22:30-32) (Mk 12:24-27)

 

(Lk 20:39) And some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” (Lk 20:40) For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything. (Mt 22:33) And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching. (Mt 22:34) But when the Pharisees heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they gathered themselves together. (Mt 22:35) And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, (Mt 22:36) “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” (Mk 12:28)

 

(Mk 12:29) Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; (Mt 22:37) And He said to him,”‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ (Mt 22:38) “This is the great and foremost commandment. (Mt 22:39) “The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mt 22:40) “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” (Mk 12:30-31)

 

(Mk 12:32) And the scribe said to Him, “Right, Teacher, you have truly stated that He is One; and there is no one else besides Him; (Mk 12:33) and to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as himself, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” (Mk 12:34) And when Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.

 

(Mt 22:41) Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, (Mt 22:42) saying, “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” They said to Him, “The son of David.” (Lk 20:41) And He said to them, “How is it that they say the Christ is David’s son? (Lk 20:42) “For David himself in the Holy Spirit, says in the book of Psalms, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, (Lk 20:43) Until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet.” (Lk 20:44) “David therefore calls Him ‘Lord,’ and how is He his son?” And the great crowd enjoyed listening to Him. (Mt 22:46) And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question. (Mt 22:43-45) (Mk 12:35-37)

 

(Mk 12:38) And in His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, (Mk 12:39) and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets, (Mk 12:40) who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”

 

(Lk 20:45) And while all the people were listening, He said to the disciples, (Mt 23:1) Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, (Mt 23:2) saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; (Mt 23:3) therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things, and do not do them. (Mt 23:4) “And they tie up heavy loads, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. (Mt 23:5) “But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries, and lengthen the tassels of their garments. (Mt 23:6) “And they love the place of honor at banquets, and the chief seats in the synagogues, (Mt 23:7) and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called by men, Rabbi.

 

(Lk 20:46) “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets, (Lk 20:47) who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”

 

(Luke 21:1) And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and many rich people were putting in large sums. (Lk 21:2) And He saw a certain poor widow putting in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. (Lk 21:3) And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; (Lk 21:4) for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.” (Mk 12:41-44)

 

(Mt 23:8) “But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. (Mt 23:9) “And do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. (Mt 23:10) “And do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. (Mt 23:11) “But the greatest among you shall be your servant. (Mt 23:12) “And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

 

(Lk 21:5) And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said, (Lk 21:6) “As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down.” (Mt 24:1-2) (Mk 13:1-2)

 

(Lk 21:7) And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things be? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place and of the end of the age?” (Mt 24:3) (Mk 13:3-4)

 

(Lk 21:8) And He said, “See to it that you be not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ ‘I am the Christ,’ and, ‘The time is at hand’; do not go after them. (Lk 21:9) “And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.” (Lk 21:10) Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, (Lk 21:11) and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. (Lk 21:12) “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, and you will be flogged, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, to tribulation, and will kill you, bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake. (Lk 21:13) “It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony. (Lk 21:14) “Do not be anxious beforehand about what you are to say. So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; (Lk 21:15) for through the Holy Spirit I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute. (Lk 21:16) “But you will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, (Mt 24:4-10) (Mk 13:5-9, 11-12)

 

(Mt 24:11) “And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many. (Mt 24:12) “And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. (Lk 21:17) and you will be hated by all on account of My name. (Lk 21:18) “Yet not a hair of your head will perish. (Lk 21:19) “By your endurance you will gain your lives and be saved. (Mt 24:14) “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come. (Mt 24:13) (Mk 13:10, 13)

 

(Lk 21:20) “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is at hand. (Mt 24:15) “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place where it should not be (let the reader understand), (Lk 21:21) “Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the midst of the city depart, and let not those who are in the country enter the city; (Lk 21:22) because these are days of vengeance, in order that all things which are written may be fulfilled. (Mt 24:16) (Mk 13:14)

 

(Mt 24:17) Let him who is on the housetop not go down to get the things out that are in his house; (Mt 24:18) and let him who is in the field not turn back to get his cloak. (Mt 24:19) “But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days! (Mt 24:20) “But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath; (Lk 21:23) “Woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land, and wrath to this people, (Lk 21:24) and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (Mt 24:21) for then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, nor ever shall. (Mt 24:22) “And unless those days had been cut short by the Lord, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect whom He chose, those days shall be cut short. (Mk 13:15-20)

 

(Lk 21:25) “But immediately after the tribulation of those days, there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, as the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky and upon the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, (Lk 21:26) men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (Lk 21:27) “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (Mt 24:31) “And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other, from the farthest end of the earth, to the farthest end of heaven. (Lk 21:28) “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Mt 24:29-30) (Mk 13:24-27)

 

(Lk 21:29) And He told them a parable from the fig tree: “Behold the fig tree and all the trees; (Lk 21:30) when its branch has already become tender, and as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near. (Lk 21:31) “Even so you, too, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near, that He is near, right at the door. (Lk 21:32) “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place. (Mt 24:32-34) (Mk 13:28-30)

 

(Lk 21:33) “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. (Lk 21:34) “Be on guard, that your hearts may not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day come on you suddenly like a trap; (Lk 21:35) for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. (Lk 21:36) “But keep on the alert at all times, praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Mt 24:43) “But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. (Mt 24:44) “For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. (Mt 24:35) (Mk 13:31)

 

(Mt 24:45) “Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? (Mt 24:46) “Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. (Mt 24:47) “Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. (Mt 24:48) “But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’ (Mt 24:49) and shall begin to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards; (Mt 24:50) the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know, (Mt 24:51) and shall cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; weeping shall be there and the gnashing of teeth.

 

(Mt 25:1) “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. (Mt 25:2) “And five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. (Mt 25:3) “For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, (Mt 25:4) but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. (Mt 25:5) “Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.

 

(Mt 25:6) “But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ (Mt 25:7) “Then all those virgins rose, and trimmed their lamps. (Mt 25:8) “And the foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ (Mt 25:9) “But the prudent answered, saying, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ (Mt 25:10) “And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. (Mt 25:11) “And later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ (Mt 25:12) “But he answered and said, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ (Mt 25:13) “Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

 

(Mt 25:14) “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves, and entrusted his possessions to them. (Mt 25:15) “And to one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. (Mt 25:16) “Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. (Mt 25:17) “In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. (Mt 25:18) “But he who received the one talent went away and dug in the ground, and hid his master’s money.

 

(Mt 25:19) “Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. (Mt 25:20) “And the one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me; see, I have gained five more talents.’ (Mt 25:21) “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.’ (Mt 25:22) “The one also who had received the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted to me two talents; see, I have gained two more talents.’ (Mt 25:23) “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

 

(Mt 25:24) “And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed. (Mt 25:25) ‘And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground; see, you have what is yours.’ (Mt 25:26) “But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I scattered no seed. (Mt 25:27) ‘Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest. (Mt 25:28) ‘Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’

(Mt 25:29) “For to everyone who has shall more be given, and he shall have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. (Mt 25:30) “And cast out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

(Mt 25:31) “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. (Mt 25:32) “And all the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; (Mt 25:33) and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. (Mt 25:34) “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (Mt 25:35) ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; (Mt 25:36) naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ (Mt 25:37) “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? (Mt 25:38) ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? (Mt 25:39) ‘And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ (Mt 25:40) “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

 

(Mt 25:41) “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; (Mt 25:42) for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; (Mt 25:43) I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ (Mt 25:44) “Then they themselves also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ (Mt 25:45) “Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ (Mt 25:46) “And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

(Jn 12:1) Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and Lazarus was there, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. (Jn 12:2) So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. (Jn 12:3) Mary therefore took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard in an alabaster jar, and she broke the vial and she poured it upon His head as He reclined at the table, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. (Jn 12:4) But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said, (Jn 12:5) “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii, and given to poor people?” (Jn 12:6) Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it. (Mt 26:6-9) (Mk 14:3-5)

 

(Jn 12:7) Jesus therefore said, “Why do you bother the woman? Let her alone, for she has done a good deed to Me. in order that she may keep it for the day of My burial. (Jn 12:8) “For the poor you always have with you, and whenever you wish, you can do them good, but you do not always have Me.” (Mk 14:8) “She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial. (Mk 14:9) “And truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, that also which this woman has done shall be spoken of in memory of her.” (Mt 26:10-13) (Mk 14:6-7)

 

(Lk 21:37) Now during the day He was teaching in the temple, but at evening He would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet.

(Lk 21:38) And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him. (Mt 26:1) And it came about that when Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, (Mt 26:2) “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be delivered up for crucifixion.” (Mt 26:3) Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas; (Mt 26:4) and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth, and kill Him. (Mt 26:5) But they were saying, “Not during the festival, lest a riot occur among the people.” (Mk 14:1-2)

 

(Jn 12:9) The great multitude therefore of the Jews learned that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead. (Jn 12:10) But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus to death also; (Jn 12:11) because on account of him many of the Jews were going away, and were believing in Jesus. (Jn 12:20) Now there were certain Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast; (Jn 12:21) these therefore came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” (Jn 12:22) Philip came and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip came, and they told Jesus.

 

(Jn 12:23) And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

(Jn 12:24) “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

(Jn 12:25) “He who loves his life loses it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal. (Jn 12:26) “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

 

(Jn 12:27) “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. (Jn 12:28) “Father, glorify Thy name.” There came therefore a voice out of heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” (Jn 12:29) The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, “An angel has spoken to Him.” (Jn 12:30) Jesus answered and said, “This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes. (Jn 12:31) “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out. (Jn 12:32) “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” (Jn 12:33) But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.

 

(Jn 12:34) The multitude therefore answered Him, “We have heard out of the Law that the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?”

(Jn 12:35) Jesus therefore said to them, “For a little while longer the light is among you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness may not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. (Jn 12:36) “While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and He departed and hid Himself from them.

 

(Jn 12:37) But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him; (Jn 12:38) that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” (Jn 12:39) For this cause they could not believe, for Isaiah said again, (Jn 12:40) “He has blinded their eyes, and He hardened their heart; lest they see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and be converted, and I heal them.” (Jn 12:41) These things Isaiah said, because he saw His glory, and he spoke of Him.

 

(Jn 12:42) Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; (Jn 12:43) for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God. (Jn 12:44) And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in Him who sent Me. (Jn 12:45) “And he who beholds Me beholds the One who sent Me. (Jn 12:46) “I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness.

 

(Jn 12:47) “And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. (Jn 12:48) “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. (Jn 12:49) “For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak. (Jn 12:50) “And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”

 

(Luke 22:1) Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching. (Lk 22:2) And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people. (Lk 22:3) And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve. (Lk 22:4) And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray Him to them. (Lk 22:5) And they were glad, and agreed to give him thirty pieces of silver. (Lk 22:6) And he consented, and began seeking a good opportunity to betray Him to them apart from the multitude. (Mt 26:14-16) (Mk 14:10-11)

 

(Lk 22:7) Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. (Lk 22:8) And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” (Lk 22:9) And they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare it?” (Lk 22:10) And He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters. (Lk 22:11) “And you shall say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”‘ (Lk 22:12) “And he will show you a large, furnished, upper room; prepare it there.” (Lk 22:13) And they departed and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover. (Mt 26:17-19) (Mk 14:12-16)

 

(Lk 22:14) And when the hour had come He reclined at the table, and the twelve apostles with Him. (Jn 13:1) Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. (Jn 13:2) And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, (Jn 13:3) Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God, and was going back to God, (Jn 13:4) rose from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself about. (Jn 13:5) Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. (Mt 26:20) (Mk 14:17)

 

(Jn 13:6) And so He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, “Lord, do You wash my feet?” (Jn 13:7) Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter.” (Jn 13:8) Peter said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

 

(Jn 13:9) Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.” (Jn 13:10) Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” (Jn 13:11) For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, “Not all of you are clean.”

 

(Jn 13:12) And so when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments, and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? (Jn 13:13) “You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. (Jn 13:14) “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. (Jn 13:15) “For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. (Jn 13:16) “Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master; neither is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. (Jn 13:17) “If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

 

(Lk 22:15) And He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; (Lk 22:16) for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Lk 22:17) And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; (Lk 22:18) for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” (Mt 26:27-29) (Mk 14:23, 25)

 

(Lk 22:19) And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” (Lk 22:20) And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. (Mt 26:26, 28) (Mk 14:22, 24)

 

(Lk 22:21) And as they were reclining at the table and eating, Jesus said, “But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Me on the table. (Lk 22:22) “For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!” (Lk 22:23) And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing. (Jn 13:18) “I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats My bread has lifted up his heel against Me.’ (Mt 26:21) (Mk 14:18)

 

(Jn 13:19) “From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am He. (Jn 13:20) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.” (Jn 13:21) When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.”

 

(Mt 26:22) And being deeply grieved, they each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?” (Jn 13:22) The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know of which one He was speaking. (Jn 13:23) There was reclining on Jesus’ breast one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. (Jn 13:24) Simon Peter therefore gestured to him, and said to him, “Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking.” (Jn 13:25) He, leaning back thus on Jesus’ breast, said to Him, “Lord, who is it?” (Jn 13:26) Jesus therefore answered, “That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him.” So when He had dipped the morsel, He took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. (Mt 26:23) (Mk 14:19-20)

 

(Mt 26:24) “The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” (Mt 26:25) And Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You have said it yourself.” (Jn 13:27) And after the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Jesus therefore said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” (Mk 14:21)

 

(Jn 13:28) Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him. (Jn 13:29) For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we have need of for the feast”; or else, that he should give something to the poor. (Jn 13:30) And so after receiving the morsel he went out immediately; and it was night.

 

(Jn 13:31) When therefore he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him; (Jn 13:32) if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately. (Jn 13:33) “Little children, I am with you a little while longer. You shall seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, I now say to you also, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’

(Jn 13:34) “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (Jn 13:35) “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

(Lk 22:24) And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest. (Lk 22:25) And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’ (Lk 22:26) “But not so with you, but let him who is the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as the servant. (Lk 22:27) “For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves. (Lk 22:28) “And you are those who have stood by Me in My trials; (Lk 22:29) and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you (Lk 22:30) that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

 

(Jn 14:1) “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. (Jn 14:2) “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. (Jn 14:3) “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. (Jn 14:4) “And you know the way where I am going.”

 

(Jn 14:5) Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” (Jn 14:6) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. (Jn 14:7) “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” (Jn 14:8) Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”

 

(Jn 14:9) Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how do you say, ‘Show us the Father’? (Jn 14:10) “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. (Jn 14:11) “Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; otherwise believe on account of the works themselves. (Jn 14:12) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. (Jn 14:13) “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (Jn 14:14) “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

 

(Jn 14:15) “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. (Jn 14:16) “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; (Jn 14:17) that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you. (Jn 14:18) “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (Jn 14:19) “After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you will behold Me; because I live, you shall live also. (Jn 14:20) “In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. (Jn 14:21) “He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him.”

 

(Jn 14:22) Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us, and not to the world?” (Jn 14:23) Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him. (Jn 14:24) “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.

 

(Jn 14:25) “These things I have spoken to you, while abiding with you. (Jn 14:26) “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. (Jn 14:27) “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

 

(Jn 14:28) “You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. (Jn 14:29) “And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it comes to pass, you may believe. (Jn 14:30) “I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me; (Jn 14:31) but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

 

(Jn 15:1) “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. (Jn 15:2) “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit. (Jn 15:3) “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. (Jn 15:4) “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

 

(Jn 15:5) “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. (Jn 15:6) “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. (Jn 15:7) “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. (Jn 15:8) “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

 

(Jn 15:9) “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. (Jn 15:10) “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. (Jn 15:11) “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. (Jn 15:12) “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. (Jn 15:13) “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. (Jn 15:14) “You are My friends, if you do what I command you. (Jn 15:15) “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. (Jn 15:16) “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you. (Jn 15:17) “This I command you, that you love one another.

 

(Jn 15:18) “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. (Jn 15:19) “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (Jn 15:20) “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. (Jn 15:21) “But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. (Jn 15:22) “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. (Jn 15:23) “He who hates Me hates My Father also. (Jn 15:24) “If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. (Jn 15:25) “But they have done this in order that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’

 

(Jn 15:26) “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me, (Jn 15:27) and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

 

(Jn 16:1) “These things I have spoken to you, that you may be kept from stumbling. (Jn 16:2) “They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. (Jn 16:3) “And these things they will do, because they have not known the Father, or Me. (Jn 16:4) “But these things I have spoken to you, that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.

 

(Jn 16:5) “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ (Jn 16:6) “But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. (Jn 16:7) “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. (Jn 16:8) “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment; (Jn 16:9) concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; (Jn 16:10) and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold Me; (Jn 16:11) and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

 

(Jn 16:12) “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. (Jn 16:13) “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. (Jn 16:14) “He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you. (Jn 16:15) “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said, that He takes of Mine, and will disclose it to you. (Jn 16:16) “A little while, and you will no longer behold Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.”

 

(Jn 16:17) Some of His disciples therefore said to one another, “What is this thing He is telling us, ‘A little while, and you will not behold Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I go to the Father’?” (Jn 16:18) And so they were saying, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not know what He is talking about.”

 

(Jn 16:19) Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, “Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you will not behold Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’? (Jn 16:20) “Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned to joy. (Jn 16:21) “Whenever a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she remembers the anguish no more, for joy that a child has been born into the world. (Jn 16:22) “Therefore you too now have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one takes your joy away from you. (Jn 16:23) “And in that day you will ask Me no question. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you shall ask the Father for anything, He will give it to you in My name. (Jn 16:24) “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

 

(Jn 16:25) “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will speak no more to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father. (Jn 16:26) “In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request the Father on your behalf; (Jn 16:27) for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father. (Jn 16:28) “I came forth from the Father, and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again, and going to the Father.”

 

(Jn 16:29) His disciples said, “Lo, now You are speaking plainly, and are not using a figure of speech. (Jn 16:30) “Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God.” (Jn 16:31) Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? (Jn 16:32) “Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. (Jn 16:33) “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

 

(Jn 17:1) These things Jesus spoke; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee, (Jn 17:2) even as Thou gavest Him authority over all mankind, that to all whom Thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life. (Jn 17:3) “And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent. (Jn 17:4) “I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do. (Jn 17:5) “And now, glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.

 

(Jn 17:6) “I manifested Thy name to the men whom Thou gavest Me out of the world; Thine they were, and Thou gavest them to Me, and they have kept Thy word. (Jn 17:7) “Now they have come to know that everything Thou hast given Me is from Thee; (Jn 17:8) for the words which Thou gavest Me I have given to them; and they received them, and truly understood that I came forth from Thee, and they believed that Thou didst send Me. (Jn 17:9) “I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom Thou hast given Me; for they are Thine; (Jn 17:10) and all things that are Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine; and I have been glorified in them. (Jn 17:11) “And I am no more in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to Thee. Holy Father, keep them in Thy name, the name which Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, even as We are. (Jn 17:12) “While I was with them, I was keeping them in Thy name which Thou hast given Me; and I guarded them, and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

 

(Jn 17:13) “But now I come to Thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy made full in themselves. (Jn 17:14) “I have given them Thy word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (Jn 17:15) “I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. (Jn 17:16) “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (Jn 17:17) “Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth. (Jn 17:18) “As Thou didst send Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. (Jn 17:19) “And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

 

(Jn 17:20) “I do not ask in behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; (Jn 17:21) that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me. (Jn 17:22) “And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one; (Jn 17:23) I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me.

 

(Jn 17:24) “Father, I desire that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am, in order that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me; for Thou didst love Me before the foundation of the world. (Jn 17:25) “O righteous Father, although the world has not known Thee, yet I have known Thee; and these have known that Thou didst send Me; (Jn 17:26) and I have made Thy name known to them, and will make it known; that the love wherewith Thou didst love Me may be in them, and I in them.” (Mt 26:30) And after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Mk 14:26)

 

(Mt 26:31) Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’ (Mt 26:32) “But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.” (Jn 13:36) Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you shall follow later.” (Jn 13:37) Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You.” (Lk 22:31) “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; (Lk 22:32) but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (Mk 14:27-28)

 

(Lk 22:33) And he said to Him, “Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death! Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away.” (Lk 22:34) And He said, “I say to you, Peter, the cock will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me.” (Mt 26:35) Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You.” All the disciples said the same thing too. (Mt 26:33-34) (Mk 14:29-31) (Jn 13:38)

 

(Lk 22:35) And He said to them, “When I sent you out without purse and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?” And they said, “No, nothing.” (Lk 22:36) And He said to them, “But now, let him who has a purse take it along, likewise also a bag, and let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one. (Lk 22:37) “For I tell you, that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me,’ And He was numbered with transgressors’; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment.” (Lk 22:38) And they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”

 

(Lk 22:39) And He came out and proceeded as was His custom over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him to a place named Gethsemane. (Lk 22:40) And when He arrived at the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Mt 26:37) And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, James and John, and began to be grieved and distressed. (Mt 26:38) Then He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.” (Mt 26:36) (Mk 14:32-34) (Jn 18:1)

 

(Lk 22:41) And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and fell on His face and began to pray, (Lk 22:42) saying, “Abba! Father, all things are possible for Thee; if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Thine be done.” (Mt 26:39) (Mk 14:35-36)

 

(Lk 22:43) Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. (Lk 22:44) And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground. (Lk 22:45) And when He rose from prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow, said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? (Lk 22:46) and said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mt 26:40-41) (Mk 14:38)

 

(Mt 26:42) He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Thy will be done.” (Mt 26:43) And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. (Mt 26:44) And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. (Mt 26:45) Then He came to the disciples, and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. (Mt 26:46) “Arise, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!” (Mk 14:39-42)

 

(Jn 18:2) Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place; for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. (Lk 22:47) While He was still speaking, behold, a multitude came with swords and clubs and lanterns, from the chief priests and elders of the people., and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him. (Mt 26:47) (Mk 14:43) (Jn 18:3)

 

(Jn 18:4) Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth, and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” (Jn 18:5) They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also who was betraying Him, was standing with them. (Jn 18:6) When therefore He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back, and fell to the ground. (Jn 18:7) Again therefore He asked them, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” (Jn 18:8) Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; if therefore you seek Me, let these go their way,” (Jn 18:9) that the word might be fulfilled which He spoke, “Of those whom Thou hast given Me I lost not one.”

 

(Mt 26:48) Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I shall kiss, He is the one; seize Him.” (Lk 22:48) But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” (Mt 26:49) And immediately he went to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. (Mt 26:50) And Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him. (Mk 14:44-46)

 

(Lk 22:49) And when those who were around Him saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” (Lk 22:50) And a certain one of them, Simon Peter, struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear, and the slave’s name was Malchus. (Lk 22:51) But Jesus answered and said, “Stop! No more of this.” And He touched his ear and healed him. (Jn 18:11) Jesus therefore said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it? for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.” (Mt 26:53) “Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? (Mt 26:54) “How then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen this way?” (Mt 26:51-52) (Mk 14:47) (Jn 18:10)

 

(Lk 22:52) And Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders who had come against Him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as against a robber? (Lk 22:53) “While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours and this has happened that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.” (Mk 14:50) And they all left Him and fled. (Mk 14:51) And a certain young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they seized him. (Mk 14:52) But he left the linen sheet behind, and escaped naked. (Mt 26:55-56) (Mk 14:48-49)

 

(Jn 18:12) So the Roman cohort and the commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him, (Jn 18:13) and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. (Jn 18:14) Now Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people.

 

(Jn 18:19) The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching. (Jn 18:20) Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret. (Jn 18:21) “Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; behold, these know what I said.” (Jn 18:22) And when He had said this, one of the officers standing by gave Jesus a blow, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?” (Jn 18:23) Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?”

 

(Lk 22:54) Annas therefore sent Him bound to the house of the high priest Caiaphas, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together; but Peter was following at a distance. (Mt 26:57) (Mk 14:53) (Jn 18:12-13, 24)

 

(Jn 18:15) Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest, (Jn 18:16) but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought in Peter.

 

(Lk 22:55) And after they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard for it was cold and had sat down together, Peter was sitting among them. (Lk 22:56) And a certain servant-girl of the high priest who kept the door, seeing him as he sat in the firelight, and looking intently at him, said, “This man was with Jesus the Nazarene too, as one of his disciples.” (Lk 22:57) But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him, nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went out onto the porch.” (Lk 22:58) And a little later, another servant-girl saw him and said to the bystanders, “You are one of them too!” But Peter again denied it with an oath and said, “Man, I am not!” (Mt 26:69-72) (Mk 14:66-69) (Jn 18:17-18, 25)

 

(Lk 22:59) And after about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, saying, “Certainly this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too, for the way you talk gives you away.” (Jn 18:26) One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?” (Lk 22:60) But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, a cock crowed. (Lk 22:61) And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a cock crows today, you will deny Me three times.” (Lk 22:62) And he went out and wept bitterly. (Mt 26:73-75) (Mk 14:70-72) (Jn 18:27)

 

(Mt 26:59) Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, in order that they might put Him to death; (Mt 26:60) and they did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward, (Mt 26:61) and said, “This man stated, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and to rebuild it without hands in three days.'” (Mk 14:59) And not even in this respect was their testimony consistent. (Mt 26:62) And the high priest stood up and said to Him, “Do You make no answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” But Jesus kept silent. (Mt 26:58, 63) (Mk 14:54-58, 60-61) (Jn 18:15, 19)

 

(Lk 22:63) And the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking Him, and beating Him, (Lk 22:64) and they blindfolded Him and were asking Him, saying, “Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?” (Lk 22:65) And they were saying many other things against Him, blaspheming.

 

(Lk 22:66) And when it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council chamber, saying, (Lk 22:67) “If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe; (Lk 22:68) and if I ask a question, you will not answer. (Lk 22:69) “But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God and coming with the clouds of heaven.” (Lk 22:70) And the high priest said to Him, “I adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God.” And He said to them, “Yes, I am.” (Mt 26:62, 64) (Mk 14:62)

 

(Lk 22:71) Then the high priest tore his robes, saying, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.” (Mt 26:66) what do you think? “They answered and said,” He is deserving of death! ” (Mt 26:65) (Mk 14:63-64)

 

(Mt 26:67) Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him, (Mk 14:65) And some began to spit at Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers received Him with slaps in the face. (Mt 26:68) and said, “Prophesy to us, you Christ; who is the one who hit you?”

 

(Luke 23:1) Then the whole body of them arose and brought Him before Pilate, the governor. (Jn 18:28) They led Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium in order that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. (Mt 27:1-2) (Mk 15:1)

 

(Mt 27:3) Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, (Mt 27:4) saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!” (Mt 27:5) And he threw the pieces of silver into the sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. (Mt 27:6) And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since it is the price of blood.” (Mt 27:7) And they counseled together and with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers. (Mt 27:8) For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. (Mt 27:9) Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one whose price had been set by the sons of Israel; (Mt 27:10) and they gave them for the Potter’s Field, as the Lord directed me.”

 

(Lk 23:2) And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.” (Jn 18:29) Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?” (Jn 18:30) They answered and said to him, “If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you.” (Jn 18:31) Pilate therefore said to them, “Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your law.” The Jews said to him, “We are not permitted to put anyone to death,” (Jn 18:32) that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.

 

(Lk 23:3) Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus, and Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him and said, “It is as you say.” (Mt 27:11) Mk 15:2) (Jn 18:33)

 

(Jn 18:34) Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” (Jn 18:35) Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You up to me; what have You done?” (Jn 18:36) Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” (Jn 18:37) Pilate therefore said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (Jn 18:38) Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no guilt in Him.

 

(Mt 27:12) And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer. (Mt 27:13) Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You make no answer? Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” (Mt 27:14) And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so that the governor was quite amazed. (Mk 15:3-5)

 

(Lk 23:4) And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, “I find no guilt in this man.” (Lk 23:5) But they kept on insisting, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching all over Judea, starting from Galilee, even as far as this place.” (Lk 23:6) But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. (Lk 23:7) And when he learned that He belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was in Jerusalem at that time.

 

(Lk 23:8) Now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus; for he had wanted to see Him for a long time, because he had been hearing about Him and was hoping to see some sign performed by Him. (Lk 23:9) And he questioned Him at some length; but He answered him nothing. (Lk 23:10) And the chief priests and the scribes were standing there, accusing Him vehemently. (Lk 23:11) And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate. (Lk 23:12) Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been at enmity with each other.

 

(Lk 23:13) And Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people, (Lk 23:14) and said to them, “You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined Him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against Him. (Lk 23:15) “No, nor has Herod, for he sent Him back to us; and behold, nothing deserving death has been done by Him. (Lk 23:16) “I will therefore punish Him and release Him.”

 

(Lk 23:17) [Now he was obliged to release to the multitude at the feast any one prisoner whom they wanted.] (Mt 27:17) When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” (Lk 23:18) But they cried out all together, saying, “Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!”  (Lk 23:19) (He was one who had been thrown into prison for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder.) (Mt 27:15-16) (Mk 15:6-8)

 

(Mk 15:9) And Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” (Mk 15:10) For he was aware that the chief priests had delivered Him up because of envy. (Mt 27:18) (Jn 18:39)

 

(Mt 27:19) And while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him.” (Lk 23:20) And Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed them again, (Mt 27:20) But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and to put Jesus to death. (Mt 27:21) But the governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” (Mk 15:11) (Jn 18:40)

 

(Jn 19:4) And Pilate came out again, and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no guilt in Him.” (Jn 19:5) Jesus therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold, the Man!” (Jn 19:6) When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify, crucify!” Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves, and crucify Him, for I find no guilt in Him.” (Jn 19:7) The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God.”

 

(Jn 19:8) When Pilate therefore heard this statement, he was the more afraid; (Jn 19:9) and he entered into the Praetorium again, and said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. (Jn 19:10) Pilate therefore said to Him, “You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” (Jn 19:11) Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me up to you has the greater sin.” (Jn 19:12) As a result of this Pilate made efforts to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, “If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar; everyone who makes himself out to be a king opposes Caesar.”

 

(Jn 19:13) When Pilate therefore heard these words, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. (Jn 19:14) Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold, your King!” (Jn 19:15) They therefore cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” (Lk 23:21) but they kept on calling out, saying, “Crucify, crucify Him!” (Lk 23:22) And he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has this man done? I have found in Him no guilt demanding death; I will therefore punish Him and release Him.” (Mt 27:22-23) (Mk 15:12-14)

 

(Mt 27:24) And when Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.” (Mt 27:25) And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children!” (Lk 23:23) But they were insistent, with loud voices asking that He be crucified. And their voices began to prevail. (Lk 23:24) And Pilate pronounced sentence that their demand should be granted.

 

(Lk 23:25) And he released Barabbas, the man they were asking for who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but after having Jesus scourged, he delivered Him to be crucified. (Mt 27:26) (Mk 15:15) (Jn 19:1)

 

(Mt 27:27) Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him. (Mt 27:28) And they stripped Him, and put a scarlet robe on Him. (Mt 27:29) And after weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they kneeled down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” (Mt 27:30) And they spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head, and spitting at Him, and kneeling and bowing before Him. (Mt 27:31) And after they had mocked Him, they took His robe off and put His garments on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him. (Mk 15:16-20) (Jn 19:2-3, 16)

 

(Jn 19:17) They took Jesus therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. (Lk 23:26) And when they led Him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, (the father of Alexander and Rufus), coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus. (Mt 27:32) (Mk 15:21)

 

(Lk 23:27) And there were following Him a great multitude of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him. (Lk 23:28) But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. (Lk 23:29) “For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ (Lk 23:30) “Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ (Lk 23:31) “For if they do these things in the green tree, what will happen in the dry?” (Lk 23:32) And two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him.

 

(Lk 23:33) And when they came to the place called Golgotha, which is translated, place of a Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. (Mt 27:34) they gave Him wine to drink mingled with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink. (Mt 27:33) (Mk 15:22-23)

 

(Lk 23:34) But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. (Jn 19:23) The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. (Jn 19:24) So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be”; this was to fulfill the Scripture: “They divided My outer garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.” (Mt 27:36) and sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there. (Mk 15:25) And it was the third hour when they crucified Him. (Mt 27:35) (Mk 15:24)

 

(Jn 19:25) Therefore the soldiers did these things. But there were standing by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. (Jn 19:26) When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” (Jn 19:27) Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own household.

 

(Lk 23:35) And the people stood by, looking on. And even the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were sneering at Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One, He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we shall believe in Him.” (Lk 23:36) And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him sour wine, (Lk 23:37) and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!” (Mt 27:41-42) (Mk 15:31)

 

(Mt 27:38) At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left. (Mk 15:28) [And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with transgressors.”] (Mt 27:39) And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, (Mt 27:40) and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” (Mt 27:43) “He trusts in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He takes pleasure in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.'” (Mt 27:44) And the robbers also who had been crucified with Him were casting the same insult at Him. (Mk 15:27, 29-30) (Jn 19:18)

 

(Lk 23:38) Now there was also an inscription above Him, “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” (Jn 19:20) Therefore this inscription many of the Jews read, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and in Greek. (Jn 19:21) And so the chief priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews’; but that He said, ‘I am King of the Jews.'” (Jn 19:22) Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.” (Mt 27:37) (Mk 15:26) (Jn 19:19-20)

 

(Lk 23:39) And one of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” (Lk 23:40) But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? (Lk 23:41) “And we indeed justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” (Lk 23:42) And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” (Lk 23:43) And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”

 

(Lk 23:44) And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, (Lk 23:45) the sun being obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth shook; and the rocks were split. (Mt 27:45, 51), (Mk 15:33, 38)

 

(Mt 27:46) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? ” which is translated, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Mt 27:47) And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.” (Mt 27:49) But the rest of them said, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.” (Mk 15:34-35)

 

(Jn 19:28) After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I am thirsty.” (Jn 19:29) A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop, and brought it up to His mouth. (Mt 27:48) (Mk 15:36)

 

(Lk 23:46) And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “It is finished! Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit.” And having said this, He breathed His last and yielded up His spirit. (Mt 27:50) (Mk 15:37) (Jn 19:30)

 

(Mt 27:52) and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; (Mt 27:53) and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many. (Lk 23:47) Now when the centurion who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he began praising God, saying, “Certainly, this man was innocent. Truly this man was the Son of God! (Lk 23:48) And all the multitudes who came together for this spectacle, when they observed what had happened, began to return, beating their breasts. (Lk 23:49) And all His acquaintances and the women who accompanied Him from Galilee, among whom was Mary Magdalene, along with Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee, were standing at a distance, seeing these things. (Mt 27:54-56) (Mk 15:39-41)

 

(Jn 19:31) The Jews therefore, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

 

(Jn 19:32) The soldiers therefore came, and broke the legs of the first man, and of the other man who was crucified with Him; (Jn 19:33) but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs; (Jn 19:34) but one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water. (Jn 19:35) And he who has seen has borne witness, and his witness is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe. (Jn 19:36) For these things came to pass, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “Not a bone of Him shall be broken.” (Jn 19:37) And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

 

(Mk 15:42) And when evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, (Lk 23:50) And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one, for fear of the Jews, (Lk 23:51) (he had not consented to their plan and action), a rich man from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God; (Lk 23:52) this man gathered up courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. (Mt 27:57-8) (Mk 15:43) (Jn 19:38)

 

(Mk 15:44) And Pilate wondered if He was dead by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was already dead. (Mk 15:45) And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.

 

(Jn 19:39) And Nicodemus came also, who had first come to Him by night; bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight. (Lk 23:53) And Joseph took it down and wrapped it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb made for Joseph, and they laid Him in that tomb cut into the rock, where no one had ever lain. (Lk 23:54) And it was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin and because the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. He rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away. (Mt 27:59-60) (Mk 15:46) (Jn 19:40-42)

 

(Lk 23:55) Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses, who had come with Him out of Galilee followed after, and saw the tomb and how His body was laid. (Lk 23:56) And they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. (Mt 27:61) (Mk 15:47)

 

(Mt 27:62) Now on the next day, which is the one after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate, (Mt 27:63) and said, “Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I am to rise again.’ (Mt 27:64) “Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, lest the disciples come and steal Him away and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.” (Mt 27:65) Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how.” (Mt 27:66) And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.

 

(Luke 24:1) But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared, that they might come and anoint Him. (Mk 16:3) And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” (Lk 24:2) But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, although it was extremely large. (Mt 28:2) And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. (Mt 28:3) And his appearance was like lightning, and his garment as white as snow; (Mt 28:4) and the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. (Mt 28:5) And the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. (Mt 28:6) “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. (Lk 24:3) but when they entered the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus and they were amazed. (Mt 28:1) (Mk 16:1-2, 4-6) (Jn 20:1)

 

(Lk 24:4) And it happened that while they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling apparel; (Lk 24:5) and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? (Lk 24:6) “He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, (Lk 24:7) saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” (Mt 28:7) “And go quickly and tell His disciples and Peter that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going before you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.” (Mk 16:7)

 

(Lk 24:8) And they remembered His words, (Lk 24:9) and returned from the tomb with fear and great joy and ran and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. (Lk 24:10) Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles, while they were mourning and weeping. “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” (Lk 24:11) And these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. (Mt 28:8) (Mk 16:8, 10-11) (Jn 20:2)

 

(Jn 20:3) Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and they were going to the tomb. (Jn 20:4) And the two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter, and came to the tomb first; (Jn 20:5) and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself; but he did not go in. (Lk 24:12) [But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at that which had happened.] (Jn 20:8) So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb entered then also, and he saw and believed. (Jn 20:9) For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. (Jn 20:10) So the disciples went away again to their own homes. (Jn 20:6-7)

 

(Jn 20:11) But Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons, was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; (Jn 20:12) and she beheld two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. (Jn 20:13) And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” (Jn 20:14) When she had said this, she turned around, and beheld Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. (Jn 20:15) Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” (Jn 20:16) Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). (Jn 20:17) Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren, and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'” “Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they shall see Me.” (Jn 20:18) Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.

(Mt 28:9-10) (Mk 16:9)

 

(Mt 28:11) Now while they were on their way, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened. (Mt 28:12) And when they had assembled with the elders and counseled together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, (Mt 28:13) and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’ (Mt 28:14) “And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.” (Mt 28:15) And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.

 

(Lk 24:13) And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. (Lk 24:14) And they were conversing with each other about all these things which had taken place. (Lk 24:15) And it came about that while they were conversing and discussing, Jesus Himself approached, and began traveling with them. (Lk 24:16) But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. (Mk 16:12)

 

(Lk 24:17) And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?” And they stood still, looking sad. (Lk 24:18) And one of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?” (Lk 24:19) And He said to them, “What things?” And they said to Him, “The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people, (Lk 24:20) and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him up to the sentence of death, and crucified Him. (Lk 24:21) “But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened. (Lk 24:22) “But also some women among us amazed us. When they were at the tomb early in the morning, (Lk 24:23) and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive. (Lk 24:24) “And some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see.”

 

(Lk 24:25) And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! (Lk 24:26) “Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” (Lk 24:27) And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

 

(Lk 24:28) And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He would go farther. (Lk 24:29) And they urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over.” And He went in to stay with them. (Lk 24:30) And it came about that when He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. (Lk 24:31) And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight.

 

(Lk 24:32) And they said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” (Lk 24:33) And they arose that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, (Lk 24:34) saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon.” (Lk 24:35) And they began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread. (Mk 16:13)

 

(Lk 24:36) When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, and while they were telling these things, Jesus Himself stood in their midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Lk 24:37) But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit, and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. (Mk 16:14) (Jn 20:19)

 

(Lk 24:38) And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? (Lk 24:39) “See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” (Jn 20:20) And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord. (Lk 24:40) [And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.] (Lk 24:41) And while they still could not believe it for joy and were marveling, He said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” (Lk 24:42) And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; (Lk 24:43) and He took it and ate it before them.

 

(Lk 24:44) Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” (Lk 24:45) Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, (Lk 24:46) and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day; (Lk 24:47) and that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (Lk 24:48) “You are witnesses of these things. (Lk 24:49) “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

 

(Jn 20:21) Jesus therefore said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” (Jn 20:22) And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (Jn 20:23) “If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

 

(Jn 20:24) But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. (Jn 20:25) The other disciples therefore were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I shall see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

 

(Jn 20:26) And after eight days again His disciples were inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst, and said, “Peace be with you.” (Jn 20:27) Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing.” (Jn 20:28) Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” (Jn 20:29) Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

 

(Mk 16:15) And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. (Mk 16:16) “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. (Mk 16:17) “And these signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; (Mk 16:18) they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it shall not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

 

(Mt 28:16) But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. (Mt 28:17) And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. (Mt 28:18) And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (Mt 28:19) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (Mt 28:20) teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

(Jn 20:30) Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; (Jn 20:31) but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

 

(Jn 21:1) After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way. (Jn 21:2) There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples. (Jn 21:3) Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will also come with you.” They went out, and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.

 

(Jn 21:4) But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. (Jn 21:5) Jesus therefore said to them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.” (Jn 21:6) And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you will find a catch.” They cast therefore, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish. (Jn 21:7) That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” And so when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea. (Jn 21:8) But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish. (Jn 21:9) And so when they got out upon the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid, and fish placed on it, and bread.

 

(Jn 21:10) Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.” (Jn 21:11) Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. (Jn 21:12) Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples ventured to question Him, “Who are You?” knowing that it was the Lord. (Jn 21:13) Jesus came and took the bread, and gave them, and the fish likewise. (Jn 21:14) This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.

 

(Jn 21:15) So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.” (Jn 21:16) He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” (Jn 21:17) He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to Him,” Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, “tend My sheep.”

 

(Jn 21:18) “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself, and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.” (Jn 21:19) Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow me!”

 

(Jn 21:20) Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” (Jn 21:21) Peter therefore seeing him said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” (Jn 21:22) Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!” (Jn 21:23) This saying therefore went out among the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?”

 

(Lk 24:50) And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. (Lk 24:51) And it came about that while He was blessing them, He parted from them. (Mk 16:19) So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. (Lk 24:52) And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, (Lk 24:53) and were continually in the temple, praising God. (Mk 16:20) And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.] [And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]

 

(Jn 21:24) This is the disciple who bears witness of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his witness is true. (Jn 21:25) And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books which were written.

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