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May 12, 2022 11:13 am
As God directed me this morning to John 5 and The Pool of Bethesda (House of Loving Kindness) to be made whole I got a chance to review the 2 King 5 Elisha healing and the whole idea of -Shuva or Return or repent, God even told us in
Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
We must return to the dust, thus the first verse of the Dalet section.
Psalms 119:25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
In order to be born again we must first return to the dust, buried in the likeness of His death, raised to walk in newness of life.
This is good Truth Network hidden treasures of the hundred and 19. I love to wear home in the I am section that said, you know order my steps in your word that not any equity would have dominion over me so I love to ask God where do we want to go in his word and I did that this morning and he sent me. Interestingly, as we are still in this review I thought we might go back to Philippians, but now he said he wanted me to go to John chapter 5 and you might remember that John chapter 5 has to do with paralytic that is that the pool of Bethesda and I don't know that I ever noted like I did this morning that that pool of Bethesda has to do with the house that Beth being in Hebrew, the house and Hasid of the house of love of God's loving kindness and so the paralytic found himself there at the sheep gate right in the course. If we just finished hundred 19 Psalm we like like sheep have gone astray, so good place to be when you're paralytic is in the right outside the sheep gate in the house of God's loving kindness and of course Jesus approaches this man and asked them this question that were all very familiar with our Hope you're familiar with where he said, essentially, do you want me to make you sound or do you want me to make you whole and it's a fascinating question, then in a course immediately as I looked at that and this morning it asked that exact same thing for me like God was saying. Robbie, do you want to be made whole. And so as I thought about that. I was looking for where that word might be found in Hebrew that I could study it because when I went to the Greek. I found nothing there that really grabbed me and so I was like, where might that be in Hebrew, and so I thought and thought about you know, similar to Jesus where there might be a healing in the Old Testament, and so I recall that what I call Alicia some people call Elijah. I really want to say it, it's Elijah's disciple that was very much like Christ right. Remember he was plowing with the 12 oxen and you know he followed John the Baptist, so to speak. Since Elijah was at picture and there's so many ideas that Alicia is very much like Christ and he was the one who does some healing in the Old Testament, and you might remember the story that's in second Kings chapter 5 where there was this general of the Assyrian army who had leprosy and he went to the king of Israel, and it sent him a note. Of course the kangaroos of Israel had nothing and so then Alicia sent him a note he actually went to Alicia. Alicia sent him a note he didn't come outside in wages and wave a magic wand over anything else he does send this note, and in that note, it's a head that he was to go wash himself in the Jordan seven times and he would be made. His flesh would be made new. Where his flesh would be restored. And so, as I thought about that is not unlike the situation where he would be made sound and so that word became very important to me, like what was the word that that the Alicia used in this particular scenario and so the word that he used his shoe and in Hebrew the word teshuvah has to do very much with the prodigal son because the idea is repentance like it's going to be made new, and so when the prodigal son was in the pigpen and he turned back towards the father at the point he turned back. That issue that is the idea of returning and so it's really really cool and this has everything to do with 119 Psalm and that's how we go from second Kings chapter 5 over to Genesis chapter 1.
Chapter 3 because what did God say to Adam after he sinned that he is nothing but dust and you might've heard me attend several shows in the past and being but dust and the idea of being but dust is you're going to return to the dust and I thought oh my goodness, I'd never seen this before in Genesis like I saw it so clearly this morning that all my goodness that what's happening. There is they are dying right. That is simply a return to dust your dying is like you must be born again.
You must teshuvah you got a return to the dust so that you can be born again. And so when you think about what he was told to do to go wash in the Jordan seven times that idea of washing the Jordan seven times has everything to do with repentance as here's this guy when you really think about his deal, he was arrogant as he could be. In other words, he was mad because Alicia didn't come out and wave his magic wand he was mad at the king of Israel because he didn't do anything. And again eat. He was being told to go wash in the Jordan anyone going to do it but his servants and will look note you might give it a try zone, so to speak, so he he does this in order to do that right. He's got a return to God, to whatever extent right.
You gotta follow the commandments of Jubilee that came from God and so is he goes in the Jordan this the seven times can help it remind you of Lucian section, words, and seven times a day. I praise you because of your righteous judgment and talk about him 119 Psalm right where seven times a day. I will praise you because of your righteous judgment or the idea of sugar is it starts with that letter. Shin and once again were were right there. To this point of repentance has everything to do with shoe move which has to do with the letter. Shin and the really really neat thing that the Jews teach and Jesus taught on such a level. It's unbelievable. When he taught the story of the prodigal son that the idea of the bar. All teshuvah, the master of the return flight and the ball teshuvah has a greater seat at the table then does this attic, and we talked about this attic being the righteous one. And so the righteous one is the older brother right. It was arrogant, had all those fish but his son is brother excuse me, his brother, the one that actually was a ball teshuvah master of return ended up with a better seat at the table and actually got the fatted cat all that because he had overcome his evil inclination and he realized that a better depot, lever level, the love of the father that unfortunately the older brother had not yet realized that though out the older brother still has the idea of he can do Shiva and he can end up seeing how much the father would love him what he return in the same way but with the Jews teach about the ball, teshuvah. In other words, the master of the return. The word by all, meaning master was that the Messiah himself would be the ultimate by all teshuvah and then the idea being that that the, the Messiah would have this at a level that's never been seen before. Well that picture is Jesus completely because we talked about before Jesus came back from the dead.
Talk about a return he came back from the dead after taking on the sin of the world. I mean, there's no bigger Bob teshuvah in all the world and that would be Jesus. And so such as the picture of Christ is so so glaringly pictured right here, as we see this idea of teshuvah and the seven times a day now.
Some other beautiful things to note on the story and segmenting chapter 5 as he told him to go wash himself in the Jordan seven times over the Jordan model. If you ever thought about the word Jordan means but it means to go down in Hebrew okay because the Jordan goes down to what the dead sea hen. So as we go down and lived in the baptismal waters where we have been baptized. I'm a bit anything on the whole that they said you're buried in the likeness of his death and raised to walk in newness of life. I mean it's it's amazing thing the Jordan River goes down to the Dead Sea, but he goes up to Galilee okay it's just it goes so you know if you think about this idea of of having opportunity seven times to wash himself. You can help us see the how the hundred 19 Psalm comes so clearly in the plate as were studying this idea of what Jesus said to the paralytic right that that do you want to be made sound while here's how essentially teshuvah, which means in this case so much that we've got to return to the dust we we we get just like it said in the beginnings of verse of the Dollard section.
You might remember King David said my soul cleaves on to the dust Quicken Maumee, according to thy word. In other words, he is when he cleaved to the dust is what your dying and and then to be quickened is being made alive again. Here's how we get born again and so at the point in time that we die to ourselves.
He who loses his life will thankfully