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  • Keerthi on Matthew 11:17
    Explain clearly Mathew 11-17 verse we have piped unto u and u have not danced
  • Nathan Unger - in Reply on Matthew 11:17
    The first verse that comes to mind in light of interpreting Scripture with Scripture is Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

    To me taken in context this verse was, is, and will be highly condemnatory on the day of Judgement; the Great White Throne Judgement that is.

    It speaks to the fickle nature of man an God's willingness to go to every length possible both imaginable and unfathomable to offer His great mercy and forgiveness, all without violating His Holiness and character.

    just my 2 cents =)

    A great question by the way!
  • John arnette on Matthew 11:12
    As the mighty men mentioned in the Old Testament who obtained by warfare, they fought physical battles. So, in the New Testament we fight spiritual battles. The weapons of are warfare are not carnal, but, mighty through GOD, to the pulling down of strongholds.this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 11:12
    Welcome to the Comment Rooms. We need lots more like you to show us how to pray.
  • John arnette - in Reply on Matthew 11:12
    John 15 : 16.....that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name, he may give it you.
  • Luigi trombetta on Matthew 11:28
    to chris,(2 months ago) in reply to Matthew 11:28 thank you, one of the most clearer explanations I have heard, especially with the reinforcement of St Pauls which makes it even more clear and so beautifully reinforces the true message of Jesus. For all of you and for those of us who still are looking for the answers: Jesus's message in Matthew 11:28 is the answer.
  • Mishael on Matthew 11:28
    Many huge earthquakes on the Pacific coast of Chile today. One near Antarctica too.
  • Robert on Matthew 11:28
    In response to Jayden

    Reasons why OT matters

    History of God's chosen people

    Apostacy of the Church

    Not to be legalistic

    Forgiveness and generosity taught

    God wants to be involved in our lives

    Different types of prayer

    Teaches us how to worship

    Man's desire to be stiff necked and rebellious

    Prophecy some for the latter days; some of a better covenant

    Fortells the coming of Christ

    Why the Messiah was rejected

    Reasons for the New Testament

    In the Messiah's words

    The Comforter or Holy Ghost explained

    A better covenant (a direct link to God; Jesus as the intersessor, HG as the teacher and guide, the Word written upon mankinds heart)

    Grace

    Freely given, paid for, open to all who ask and seek

    Warnings

    Notes: the New Testament wasn't written or formulated until 60 years after Christ's death, resurrection and ascension but people claim the Old Testament is irrelevant (i.e. "Nailed to the Cross").

    The Bible was not canonized until 1611.

    Before that some prophecies were still being fulfilled (i.e. destruction of Tyre). Many prophecies still are future. (i.e. restoration of Israel and 2nd Coming).

    We are no longer in the dark ages. The Bible is more available to all than it has ever been. The internet connects the world like never before. False prophets and doctrines occur at a ridiculous pace (i.e. Another prophecy from both Testaments).

    Yet mankind still persists, our way is better than God's.

    Read it for yourself. Use the resources mentioned above. Don't trust anyone's interpretation but the HG's. Devotionals or doctrines that treat the Bible like a bag of trail mix seem wrong (i.e. Isn't that how this started? Hasn't it continued ever since?). From Genesis to Revelations.

    Grace, not legalism. The Lord wants a relationship with all and all to be reborn. His offer of salvation is open to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

    May your journey be fruitful, full of joy, and may you be counted worthy of the Creator's kingdom.

    Blessings and Prayers
  • Marlies Stack on Matthew 11:28
    A team of oxen or work horses...according to the laws of Physics...create a force which isn't just doubled but can potentially be increased to threefold, fourfold, and even higher when yoked. Imagine the force and the paths made straight when a believer is yoked to Jesus Christ!!!
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    Interesting & encouraging, thanks
  • Gerald john magowan on Matthew 11:28
    true revelation god created fleash reveals himself in secret and the enormity of the secret intensity of true devotion for all men from beginning to the end of time a secret contract is revealed to the world a life that has no end and is indiffinite is promise
  • James Morgan on Matthew 11:28
    The Bible verse is seemingly questionable. Firstly, the Lord said "Come to me, those who are heavy laden and weary. And I shall give you rest". He went on to say, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light". For someone who is heavy laden and again given a yoke (as mentioned above) I think it is unfathomable. You already have burden and to be given another yoke (will surely) increase burden to become unbearable. Is it His miraculous ways that He is implying here or just juggling with words? Can someone please throw more light on my curiosity?
  • Anonynony - in Reply on Matthew 11
    He's inviting us to drop the heavy burden (sinful life) and take up a much lighter one (righteous life).
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    James, that's a good observation, for in a quick reading of those verses, it would appear as a conflicting message from Jesus. However, when we look at what Jesus was referring to when He said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (vv 28,30), He was speaking about what the Jews had placed upon them. All Jews were subject to the Pharisees' & Scribes' teaching & interpretation of the Law. However, in their zeal & desire to keep the people subject to them, they added their own 'extra' requirements to the Law making the burden the people had to bear far too heavy. (Matthew 23:4)

    This was particularly evident concerning observance of the Sabbath. The religious leaders opposed Jesus & His disciples for plucking ears of corn to satisfy their hunger (Matthew 12:1-8), or when Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath (Matthew 12:10-14). The Pharisees imposed their own laws onto that one to condemn Jesus for what He did but He gave them an appropriate reply.

    We all have to pull our yoke through life with its burdens. The Jews had the Law to obey, which was burdensome in itself with all its regulations, obligations & ceremonies, but these leaders wanted to make it more so. When Jesus said that "His yoke was easy & His burden light", He was trying to get them to see that it was, for example, "The sabbath that was made for man, and not man for the sabbath" (Mark 2:27); He wanted them to see the spirit of the Law rather than the letter. His requirements were always for our blessing & comfort & for the Christian (after His resurrection), the apostle Paul wrote about the liberty we have: "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." (Galatians 5:1). And this liberty was not for us to do anything we wanted (as some Christians believe), but free to obey the spirit of the law by the strength & indwelling Holy Spirit which is not burdensome.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    A yoke is what a team of burden bearing oxen wear in their harness to pull large heavy loads.

    Jesus is saying to take His strength and to give all of your burdens, sickness, depression, substance abuse: and He will pull the load.

    I'm not going to elaborate. If we choose to carry the burdens ourselves, He just waits till we admit we need His help.

    This is a prayer nobody can pray for you. You have to do it yourself!
  • Chris on Matthew 11
    Matthew 11: 20-24 reveals to us Jesus' upbraiding the cities of Chorazin (now extinct), Bethsaida (where the disciples Peter, Andrew & Philip hailed from) & Capernaum (thought to be where Chorazin used to be). These cities received the ministry of Jesus & the disciples, so were very fortunate to hear (& see) the Truth unlike those other wicked heathen cities: Tyre, Sidon & Sodom. So Jesus is saying that in the Day of Judgement, these wicked cities would stand a better chance than those other cities which were privileged to receive God's Word. Of course, all sinners will be condemned, but Jesus is attempting to show them how great their sin is in comparison to the others.

    In today's application, it would be like saying that those poor neglected natives living in the jungles & never having the Gospel come to them, would have a 'reason' to stand before God, rather than those privileged in the West having heard it & rejected it as lies or of no consequence to them.
  • Victor on Matthew 11
    how were "Chorazin, Bethsaida, Tyre, Sidon, Capernaum" mentioned?
  • William savoy on Matthew 11:12
    1. John the Baptist broke into a situation and took over -

    like robbing a bank.

    2. An inmate cleverly breaks through security - escapes -

    and is out of prison.

    3. From the 1920's to 1960's someone came to Hollywood -

    broke through the difficulties - and became the owner of a

    studio - such as Warner Brother's or Paramount - or just

    became Elvis or the Beatles.

    4. With your faith - break through your limitations -

    break into heaven - and possess its treasures and blessings.

    5. Look beyond your difficulties. See heaven. Be in it.

    Walk as if you own it.
  • G Hillman on Matthew 11:12
    I believe the end times we are in the Lord is telling us we need to fight a great spiritual fight against our enemy the devil. We need to fight to keep our faith, fight to keep our salvation and be warriors. We need to put on the full armor of God that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. This armor is powerfully given to us by our Lord Jesus and described fully in Ephesians 6:10-18 by the Apostle Paul who had the spirit of God.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 11:12
    Yes, I also get a sense that we are getting close to the end. And I agree that we are to stand against the wiles of the devil. But I don't think we need to fight Satan. He's already been defeated. Jesus defeated him in the wilderness when Satan tried to tempt Him, and He ultimately defeated him at the cross. You describe the armor of God as being powerful, and I completely agree with you on that. If we have put this armor on, how can Satan possibly defeat us? In order for him to defeat us, he would have to defeat Christ.

    Putting on the whole armor of God means we put on Christ. He is our armor. That armor never comes off. He lives in us. All we have to do is stand, not fight. We don't have to fight Satan to keep our salvation. Satan cannot take our salvation from us. In order for him to do that, he would have to penetrate God's Spirit that dwells in us, and he can't do that. There is no need to fight him. He can touch our flesh, but he can't touch our spirit where Christ dwells. John 4:4 says greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world. There's no need to fight. Stand, don't fight!
  • Vendall - in Reply on Matthew 11
    Well stated, this blessed me this morning as I was getting ready for my day!

    The war is a already won, satan has been defeated, but we are to look for refugees.

    Praise God for His Holy Word!!!
  • D W L - in Reply on Matthew 11
    Acts 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression FELL, that he might go to his own place. (Jesus didn't fail but Judas fell)

    John 15:6 If a man (abide not in me), he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. (Jesus said this John 15)

    2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; (The angels were in heaven but were cast out.)

    John 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 11:12
    Sorry, I meant 1 John 4:4.
  • Henry L Faulkner on Matthew 11
    This passage encouraged me to write this on FB: This message is a shout-out to my children, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends on FB who have shared with grace. God is in your life. Your pictures, your prayers, your request for prayer, your quotes, jokes, and pokes, as you have taken the yoke of Jesus. Matthew 11:29 All indicative of sharing God's Grace. What you dominate in life, shell --- becomes your norm. "A thought from the seat of my soul." "Let the circle be unbroken."
  • Stanjett on Matthew 11
    Read verse 31
  • Sg on Matthew 11
    The modern world has not acquired that unlimited spirit of faith but here and there throughout the world we see a soul coming to maturity in faith. John G Lake.
  • Faustino Wilson - in Reply on Matthew 11
    I agree, more people are coming to believe in GOD and of Jesus Christ and of the Holy Spirit, around the world. I don't know if my reply is right. but that is what I believe in my heart, and see. there is no other God but GOD who is in Heaven. Amen and our Lord Jesus Christ who payed with his blood in the Cross for our Sin. and The Holy Spirt. Amen
  • Linda on Matthew 11
    Jesus said: "Ye shall find rest unto your souls..." not your body the body can be weak and weary while the soul is at rest with God.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly - in Reply on Matthew 11
    Thus fulfilling Isaiah 11:10. No more sabbath days Jesus is now our rest as we rest in his words. The sabbath day was a day for man to rest from their labour and sin, when you are resting your not sinning. Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
  • J - in Reply on Matthew 11
    So a pedophile and a rapist soul rest with god????


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