“But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.”
“You that fear my name” The persons mentioned in Malachi 3:16, ye that look for redemption through the Messiah.
“The Sun of righteousness” The Lord Jesus, the promised Messiah; the Hope of Israel. (Not a reference to the sun god)
“With healing in His wings” As the sun, by the rays of light and heat, revives, cheers, and fructifies the whole creation, giving, through God, light and life everywhere; so Jesus Christ, by the influences of His grace and Spirit, shall quicken, awaken, enlighten, warm, invigorate, heal, purify, and refine every soul that believes in Him, and, by The Lord’s wings or rays, diffuse these blessings from one end of Heaven to another; everywhere invigorating the seeds of righteousness, and withering and drying up the seeds of sin.
The rays of this Sun are the truths of God’s Gospel, and the influences of His Spirit. And at present these are universally diffused.
Ye who believe on His name shall go forth out of Jerusalem when the Romans shall come up against it. After Cestius Gallus had blockaded the city for some days, he suddenly raised the siege.
The Christians who were there at that time, knowing, by seeing Jerusalem encompassed with armies, that the day of it’s destruction was come, when their Lord commanded them to flee into the mountains, took this opportunity to escape from Jerusalem, and go to Pella, in Coelesyria; so that no Christian life fell in the siege and destruction of this city.
But these words are of more general application and meaning; “ye shall go forth” in all the occupations of life, but particularly in the means of grace; and full of health, of life, and spirits; satisfied and happy.
Staying off the social networks and ignoring football today to avoid all the false patriotic garbage over 9/11.
It was our own government who brought down the buildings with bombs to start a fake war so they can push tyranny on weaker countries murder innocent people and steal their resources. The pentagon was never hit by a plane either. They made sure no one of political importance was in that section and blew it up themselves.
Since I’m on this subject, most all televised school shootings and public attacks are also orchestrated by the American government, CIA and NSA terrorists in this country They send in highly trained individuals to do the job then put fake culprits and crisis actors on t.v.
Anyone who thinks this country was ever built on godly values or was ever a free society are in serious need of a wake up call. The system is not broken. Its working exactly as it was always intended. To keep people blinded and divided …
Even John F. Kennedy and many others tried to warn us and were all assassinated for it. This country didn’t even want to be in World War 1 or 2. We had our chance to stand against the military take overs of other countries after Vietnam.
We allowed ourselves to be manipulated each time and now look at us. The only thing we are united in are lies …
I did not realize until the video was already uploaded that the second clip was blurry …
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
God speaks with tenderness; Fear thou not, for I am with thee: not only within call, but present with thee.
Art thou weak? I will strengthen thee. Art thou in want of friends? I will help thee in the time of need. Art thou ready to fall? I will uphold thee with that right hand which is full of righteousness, dealing forth rewards and punishments.
There are those that oppose God’s people, that seek their ruin. Let God’s people not render evil for evil, but wait for God’s timing.
Every part of God’s word is calculated to humble man’s pride, and to make him appear little in his own eyes. The Lord will help them, for He is their Redeemer. The Lord will make Jacob to become a threshing instrument. God will make him fit for use, new, and having sharp spikes. This has fulfillment in the triumphs of the gospel of Christ, and of all faithful followers of Christ, over the power of darkness.
God has provided comforts to supply all their wants and to answer all their prayers. Our way to heaven lies through the wilderness of this world. The soul of man is in want, and seeks for satisfaction; but becomes weary of seeking that in the world, where it is not to be found. However God can and does provide …
Yet they shall have a constant supply, where one would least expect it. I will open rivers of grace, rivers of living water, which Christ spoke of the Spirit, John 7:38,39.
When God sets up His church in the Gentile wilderness, there shall be a great change, as if thorns and briers were turned into cedars, and fir-trees, and myrtles.
These blessings are kept for the poor in spirit, who long for Divine enlightening, pardon, and holiness. And God will render their barren souls fruitful in the grace of His Holy Spirit, that all who behold may consider it.
“Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely. And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy.
And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go.”
One of the chief Pharisees who were “rulers,” or members of the great council or the Sanhedrin.
It does not mean that he was the head of the “sect” of the Pharisees, but one of those who happened to be a member of the Sanhedrin. He was, therefore, a man of influence and reputation.
They watched Jesus. They malignantly fixed their eyes on Him, to see if He did anything on which they could lay hold to accuse Him.
The dropsy was a disease produced by the accumulation of water in various parts of the body; very distressing, and commonly incurable.
Jesus, answering, To “answer,” in the Scriptures, does not always imply that anything had been said before. It means often merely to “begin” or to take up a subject, or, as here, to remark on the case that was present.
Is it lawful … He knew that they were watching him. If He healed the man at once, they would accuse him. He, therefore, proposed the question to them, and when it was asked, they could not say that it was not lawful.
Here of course Jesus could have been referring to either biblical law or man’s law. However, if the Pharisees would have spoken against this act in terms of man’s law, it’s certain Jesus would have corrected them.
They were silent. They could not say it was not lawful, for the law did not forbid it. If it had been unlawful, they would have said so.
Here was the time for them to make objections if they had any, and not after the man was healed; and because they made no objection, they could not object afterwards. They were, therefore, effectively silenced and confounded by the Saviour.
He took hold of the man, or perhaps took him apart into another room. By taking hold of him, or touching him, he showed that the power of healing went forth from himself.
Just Jesus had fed a poor man on the Sabbath and we take care of our children and animals … working, shopping, etc unnecessarily on the Sabbath has brought down our economy and has very negatively influenced the family structure.
Its become so easy to ignore the things God expects from us and replace those things with our own ideas and conveniences …