Matthew Chapter 8 Discussion



 
  • Alisha Jackson on Matthew 8
    Why did Jesus tell the man to leave the dead to bury the dead when they guy asked Jesus to suffer him to bury his father?
  • English sacha - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Jesus is referring to the people who are dead in their sins , they are not interested in the Truth , Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life , don't follow the dead , follow the Life , once you truly belong to Jesus you see the world in a different way . Human customs and traditions aren't so important to you , follow Jesus without question , go wherever he tells you to go , do what he tells you to do , he won't steer you wrong . Trust him and don't go the way of the world .The way of the world leads you away from the Truth .
  • ROBERT SPEAKAR on Matthew 8
    Why did the people of that city ask jesus to leave their coasts in mat.8-34???
  • Rick - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Hi Robert Good Morning This is a remarkable record of Jesus Christs delivering two men possessed with devils first the actions of these men was so bad nobody could go by them so they were well known. Now the story build up verse 29 and behold take note! they cried out [not the men] what have we to do with thee Jesus thou Son of God proof that it was not the men.

    Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? and there was a good way off from them a herd of swine feeding . In eastern culture they had herds of animals that grazed near the towns that many times were the livelihood of the people in the town The devils besought Him saying if thou cast us out suffer us the word suffer means commit to go into the swine. Notice he did not tell them to go into the swine he just said go.

    So they went into the swine and the herd went into the sea and perished. The herdsman had there minds blown and absolutely were afraid went to town told the story and the towns people came out and begged Jesus Christ to leave. The interesting thing is who was concerned about the deliverance of the two men? Many times Jesus Christ did miracles and the reaction was absolute astonishment or fear. In His Service
  • Dgjot on Matthew 8
    Vs22: But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

    What did Jesus mean by: let THE DEAD bury their dead"? Did he mean the Spiritually-dead,

    (the unsaved)???
  • LEON DAVIS - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Greetings in the Name of Christ! You are perfectly correct. Every human being is born spiritually dead, in that he is disconnected from God because of an inherent sin nature ( 1 Cor. 15:22). God is the only source of life. Therefore, one is considered to be unplugged from God and spiritually dead until he is born again and plugged in ( John 17:3). He is then quickened and made alive. Jesus used a personal pronoun "their" when describing the dead because, until one is born again, he is merely a product a procreation, and belongs to the current world system. God bless and take care.
  • Sacha - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Dgjot ,dead in their sins , not interested in the truth or the light . This is the state of all none Christians ,unclean unbaptised and uninterested in the Eternal Truth .
  • Tim Gardner on Matthew 8:28
    Matthew was likely not present as he meets Jesus later.

    That being said, figuratively there was the possessed man at the beginning and the freed man at the end of the encounter.

    The same can be said for everyone that is made free by Jesus.

    Even you.
  • Chuck on Matthew 8
    In chapter eight, God has revealed to me so much about myself. This summer as I was working in the yard, something seemed to come up through the bottom of my shoes clear up and out the top of my head and caused me to do an act and as I was in route to do this, I said to myself, I really don't care who sees me. This was Not me but happened through me and was so quick I just seemed to have no control. This chapter has showed me number one it was the devil and I was at such a weak point and moment in my life that the devil can move and is waiting to move on you so quickly it does pay to study and know Gods word. The next thing I knew was someone from church had seen me and as said in the comment section, "God often,for wise and holy ends,permits the efforts of satin's rage. Thus the devil hurries people to sin;hurries them to what they have resolved against,which they know will be shame and grief to them: miserable is the condition of those who are led captive by him at his will." This has and still has lead sickness to me emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I'm a Christian but I've never resolved to taking the time to set aside for God and his time to come first always an excuse so busy. That is the devil and his angels wanting you to believe that. He is a liar and always will be. This chapter and what God revealed to me was I should, and with God,s devine help, I will put God and his will for me first and in doing so, God will see I have the time effectively for my other responsibilities. Just as he does in our finances when we tithe and give God his first. I'm so thankful for this lesson and what it has meant to me. Talk about needing a road map, I have when it comes to getting things in correct order for the sake of my Lord Jesus Christ. Who else can we want or need to please other than our Savior. If you are his child, what an honor to say so and tell others about. I prayed so hard last evening for forgiveness to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I hurt.
  • Child of the Heavenly Father on Matthew 8
    Sorry but you are incorrect, the pretrib rapture is biblical, but there is also a subsequent one in the great tribulation for the left behind who by then will have repented and the new believers. Please read this: tinyurl.c o m/y7wp37gu I highly recommend you watch Pastor Sandy Armstrong of Soldiers for Christ Community Church YouTube channel.
  • James Swedlund on Matthew 8
    My wife and I have read YOUR KJV BIBLE every word the last three years. I am Baptist and just discovered something all BAPTIST NEED TO KNOW: WE WILL ALL; AS SAVED PEOPLE BE IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION IF LIVING. I verified it two times as found in a YouTube by:

    Servus Christi TITLED: The Pretrib Rapture Deception: A False Hope

    All preachers should know this as it could deceive many living during this time.

    I am not a preacher, I only believe what Jesus our LORD AND GOD SAID IN HIS WORD. I have been deceived for years. Hope this will help someone else. I pray for you and your ministry daily. James
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 8
    I actually took the time to listen to that lengthy teaching on the Pre-Trib Rapture deception. He spoke very well & covered a lot of ground, but failed to be more explicit in certain areas that the pre-tribbers would also hold to.

    a. The Great Tribulation is a special event in history when it is God's Wrath that is poured upon the world of unbelievers. The tribulations that come to us, whether coping with life's demands & challenges or going through various intensities of persecution & to the laying down our lives for the Lord, are not part of God's Wrath, but what comes to us living in a fallen corrupt world ruled by the prince of this World. And on this aspect the YT speaker dwells on. One would need to look at the fact that a believer who has already been freed from the God's condemnation through Christ, would he then have to face His Wrath for his & the world's 'wickedness'?

    b. 1 Corinthians 15:51,52 which ties in with 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 is taken as a separate event to the Day of the Lord not because of the specific events of the dead rising along with the saints to be with the Lord forever, but also what Paul was saying was a Mystery: something unknown or veiled beforehand, being revealed now. Just as the mystery of the Church ( Romans 11:25, Ephesians 5:32, 6:19, Colossians 1:27), so the mystery of the catching away that was not unknown before. The speaker never referred to this important point.

    c. The escape of Lot & his family or of Noah & his from the pouring out of God's Wrath was not dealt particularly well by him. He emphasized that they escaped but the unbelievers were destroyed whereas in the Gt. Tribulation, it would not be so, therefore the analogy failed. However, I think that the emphasis is seen to be on the fact that God took out the righteous from the scene of His outpouring Anger.

    These being a few of my observations from his talk, & though quite comprehensive & he being well studied, I remain unconvinced from his presentation.
  • James D Swedlund - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Dear brother Chris,

    Thank you for your Godly wisdom and comment. I now have a better understanding and agree with you. I will send your comments to brother Joshua also at YT. I am sure he will appreciate your comments also. I love and pray for ALL who have believed in Jesus and ask God daily to put each of us to work on the front lines and fields white unto harvest each day we have left on earth. We all must help and pray for each other daily. James
  • Steven Spencer HMM RAPTURE OR TYPE - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. 20Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. Isaiah 26:19-21
  • Steven Spencer Pre-Trib - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the "HOUR" OF temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them which dwell upon the earth. You noticed the Lord said he will keep them from the "HOUR", Meaning time of temptation? Now don't that parallel with 1st Thessalonians 5:9?. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. Now i have heard it said that all saints would have to go through the tribulation for purification, Doesn't that render Christ blood shed on the cross inadequate? I thought we were washed, I thought we were hid in Christ, I thought we were sanctified in Christ, why is there need for such purification? what about the saints who has already died in Christ? THE prophets, the Apostles, ect.. I thought Christ was smitten once for our sins, if we were baptised into Christ at conversion,. If we are the body of Christ and going to appointed to wrath wouldn't that be like smitten him again? In Isaiah 53:11 He says: He shall see of the travail of his soul, and be satisfied. Were not appointed to wrath.
  • James D Swedlund - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Thank you brother Steven I agree with your nice reply also. My brothers in Christ sure have helped me on this subject. Keep sharing the great knowledge God has given to you. I am still learning much daily about the LOVE OF JESUS. I try to give God 3 hours each day in his holy word. Then I share the GOSPEL DAILY with everyone I contact within hearing distance. Most take a LOVE LETTER FROM JESUS; TITLED: GOD'S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION. I pray for you daily with all my brothers and sisters in the world, especially missionaries; that we all will witness daily what Jesus has done for us. I am saved by the blood of the only sinless man born of a virgin Jesus Christ; THE ONE AND ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Thanks James, God bless you
  • Teresa AlbrightPattison on Matthew 8
    What does it mean when you pray and God spoke to me and said that he was coming and that he was bring the death angal with him and all God said was do not deni me as your father
  • Aqua on Matthew 8
    I think if you search the History of how Jesus looked, you will find a some what of a description. Was he a Jew? Etc. What area was He from ? What kind of hair did He have? Smiles
  • WHAT JESUS LOOKED LIKE - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Isaiah Chapter 53

    Lamb Of God:

    Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

    For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

    He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

    The Jesus of the Book of Revelation 1, will appear as the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

    Open this link: Revelation 1: 14-20
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Read Revelation chapter 1 as it tells you what Jesus looked like.

    Revelation 1:14 - His (Jesus) HEAD head and his hairs were WHITE white like wool, as WHITE white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass,

    (Brass is made of copper which is REDDISH GOLDEN BROWN) as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Jesus was born a Jew. He was from Judea. He had short hair. (don't believe the pictures.) If a man have long hair, it is a shame to him.
  • Richard - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Actually. He was from Nazareth, in Judea, and the Jewish laws number 593 & 594 state that a Nazarite shall permit his hair to grow and not cut his hair. So he could have had longer hair. Should it really matter? God Bless
  • Yes on Matthew 8
    I jst want to know, Why are their so many Christians puting on facebook a person that looks like Jesus. with blue eyes and long hair and white. I would like to know were can I find that in the Holy Bible, and yet you have so many Christians say Amen on facebook to a person they do not ever know if that is Jesus, when The Holy Bible shows us that we sould not worship any Idols, because we don't know how OUR GOD ALMIGHTY looks. but it does give us some information on how Jesus Christ looks in the book of REVELATION: with eyes red like fire, not Blue, and his kin like find Brass and not White. and why the Bible tell's us all in EXODUS 20:3,4, 5, thou shalt have no other God before me. EXODUS: 20:4, thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image: or any likeness of any thing that is in heacen above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:, EXODUS:20:5, Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them:::, why do then so many Christains continues doing so. ?? that is what I wanted to sak you, Thank you and God bless you all. my brother's and sister's in Jesus Christ.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 8
    You are so right. It comforts people somehow. I have a large photo of 3 mountains and an entire valley of huge boulders. I think of it as the valley of dry bones, (Ezekiel) when I'm praying.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Greetings Yes: I do not like images depicting Jesus as you mention that many post on fakebook.

    However Revelation 1 has a description of Jesus.

    Revelation 1:14 His (Jesus) head and his hairs were WHITE white like wool, as WHITE white as snow; and his eyes were as a FLAME OF FIRE flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass,

    Brass is made of copper which is REDDISH GOLDEN BROWN as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. (California surfers have a golden brown tan)

    Eyes as a flame of fire could well be blue, since a gas stove flame is blue, with shades of yellow and red.

    some push this to become racial pride and the Bible speaks against pride.
  • Victor on Matthew 8
    Could anyone help me to understand Matthew 8:34

    "they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts"?
  • Mary Jane Humes - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Victor, to answer your question, it means that the people wanted Jesus to go away. He had just cast out the devils that were in the devil possessed man and he sent the devils into the pigs. The pigs drowned themselves and the men who had the devils was now healed. But those who owned the pigs, they now had no animals. Therefore they wanted this Man Who did these remarkable things to leave them.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Victor James Chapter 1 says to ask for understanding from the Lord.

    However let us read the account of what happened as to why they wanted Jesus to leave.

    Matthew 8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

    the people of the area seemed well acquainted with these possessed of devils and were afraid of them.

    29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

    30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

    31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

    32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

    The town lost their unclean food supply and likely were shocked at the sudden change of behavior in the swine that seemed to have committed suicide rather than be possessed with devils.

    33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

    34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

    Maybe they were unhappy with their losing their food supply and / or were deathly afraid that Jesus had power over the devils as they were familiar with the 2 men who were possessed. The unsaved are frightened by the spirit world. So they asked Jesus to leave....
  • Victor - in Reply on Matthew 8
    it is such a great joy reading replies! Praise the Lord!


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