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In Luke 3:21-22 it is true that John himself baptized Jesus. Therefore John knew who Jesus was. But during the time when Jesus did the healing in the city of "Nain", John the baptist wasn't there. It was only the multitude of people who followed Jesus and his disciples that witnessed the healing in that city. Because of great marvel, the people of that city glorified Jesus saying, "A great prophet has risen up among us". When the rumor in the city of "Nain" went throughout "Judea" where John was, naturally, he had to confirm if it was the same person he baptized in the river of Jordan. So he sent his two disciples to ask Jesus.
Same point occurs in Matthew 11 vs 2 & 3 where before in Matthew 3 vs 13 thru 17.
Why does John have to ask if Jesus is the "ONE" after having baptized Jesus & seeing the Holy Ghost descend in the form of a dove?
On Luke 7:36-50:
1. Speaking of the difference between a self righteous religious leader who is mostly interested in proselyting good decent people that do not realize they are sinners in need of a saviour and a person that realizes that they are unrighteous sinner that knows they cannot cleanse themselves from being a sinner without a saviour;
2. The anointing with alabaster box of ointment is a picture of a sacrifice of repentance ( 1 John 1:9);
3. The women here being called a sinner ( John 9:31) by the Pharisee is most likely a reference to her actions, not just a person born into sin (as all humans are Romans 3:10,23), she is most likely a prostitute;
4. The parable of the creditor and two debtors validate this event between the Pharisee and the woman of low reputation;
5. Most people who get saved from a life of being a decent person do not seem to appreciate what they received through salvation as persons who get saved from a life of unlawful activity;
6. John 18:9-14, the Pharisee and the publican are on the same moral fortitude.
On verses 18-35 it is truth versus falsehood, a person can only tell the book by its cover if you know the book, wisdom is of the children of true light (5:1-9). Many people are being beguiled by religion and their leaders, because they do not know the book (King James Version 1611 Authorized Version). People are looking at the glitter, pageantry, wonderful orators, and colorful costumes, rather than listening and receiving the truth from Godís men that may not appear in great buildings, fine clothing, wonderful orators, and a sub-standard dress code.
1. The city of Nain means pasture, and here again the miracle is performed to prove he is the Messiah from God;
2. Key verse is 13 and Jesus is very compassionate when the conditions for miracles are met;
3. The lady was a widow, only son dead, no one to carry on the family heir and maybe no other means of support and I would guess she was broken and of a contrite spirit;
4. All the conditions ripe for a miracle.