Luke 13 is in a section about the messianic prophet on his way to Jerusalem. The conflict is mounting. There is a conflict with the powers of illness and demonic possession. Yeshua is defeating them. Another conflict is building with Yeshua’s own generation and especially the leaders and aspiring leaders of Israel.
The messianic prophet says there is a narrow door. But if this door is not found, Israel will find it locked and the judge will not hear their plea. “Jerusalem, how I longed to gather you,” says the messianic prophet. But the narrow door has been missed. There are, however, hidden things going on. Something is growing in the Yeshua movement, something that will outlast Yeshua’s career in Israel.
A CHANGE IN PLANS: In good news, the children’s book is getting closer and may be ready early. In somewhat disappointing news, I’m putting off the audio-commentary on Mark for a later time in 2011. I’m realizing the need to edit and improve my notes on Mark. Even in a few months some things have become much clearer for me and I believe the Mark commentary will be better for the wait.
COMING: “Eyewitnesses in the Gospels” seminar June 5 in Atlanta. We’d love to have you come and join us. “Reading the Rabbis” June 26. See TikvatDavid.com on the “Classes” page for the latest information.
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I’m am now nominating you for the Kreativ blogger award, this means that you share ten things about yourself that you followers might not have know, and you nominate 6 other people, you can choose not to accept, and if you do, none of this is required. Remember, Christ died on the cross for us!
Yeshua is an Orthodox Rabbi and must be approached as such. If you reject our Jewish Orthodox Rabbi’s and our Oral Torah then you are not follow the Rabbi who said,” The Pharisees seat in the seat of Moses, whatever they tell you, you must do…
Is your Rabbi Orthodox?