Jesus Words 6 – Pass through Capernaum, and stay in Cana

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The people of Galilee welcomed him (and what they saw Jesus do at the Passover feast).

Jesus saw Peter and Andrew as they were cleaning their nets on the beach. He said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers for men.

He got into their boat, and taught everyone present. When he was done teaching, he told Simon, “Cast off into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.” Starting to object… that they’d fished all night… for nothing… then, Simon agreed to follow.

WHAT!?!

The voice of Peter mixed with the surf, and their arms waived their urgent need, “bring another boat.”  Their partners (James and John) jumped alongside, and the group pulled in as many fish as their nets could handle.20191105_205243

Lumbering to shore and flexed with adrenaline from the haul (and inexpiable experience), Simon fell to Jesus feet and confessed, “Leave me Powerful-One, because I am a man who knowingly does wrong”.

Jesus dissolved the tension like there was a cloud of peace & happy flowing out of him. He comforted him with, “Don’t be afraid.

From now on you will be fishing for people”

 


Both sets of brothers left everything and followed him.


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Jesus returned again to where he had changed the water to wine; staying in Cana, Galilee.

A powerful family from Peter, Andrew, James and John’s hometown (Capernaum) had a son who was at Death’s door.20191105_205417

It was about one in the afternoon…

when this family’s leader found Jesus in Cana, and fell down at his feet.  He begged Jesus to, “please heal my boy.” Jesus identified, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” Then he answered the dad’s repeated request with, “Go your way, your son lives.”

The man left to return to Capernaum, acting on his belief that Jesus words were true.

 

The next day;

He found out that his son was better.  He confirmed it was at the same time that Jesus had said, “your son lives”. This powerful man, and his whole household became followers of Jesus.

 


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CLARIFIED

WORDING:

  • at the point of death” is replaced with “about to die”
  • “in no way” replaced with “not”
  • Repent” is replaced with “turn from wrong”
  • God’s “kingdom” is God’s “perspective“.  My people live with the concept of Kingdom meaning only a type of government or power expressed by the one in charge. The ruling Kingdom in this day consisted of one person’s perspective (and everyone under the king’s rule lived by his perspective, or could be killed). It was the King’s land that everyone was using, and all his citizen’s were his servants to command. That type of all encompassing authority over everyone’s experience is best culturally termed as a combination of “Power”, “Authority”, “Government”, “Standard” and/or “Perspective”. All that said, Kingdom is understood, and is the most accurate description of the realm of God’s Authority we all live within.
  • heaven” is what we call the biological sky, but it also refers to the construct of eternity. All three are expected to be used as clarity allows.
  • Christ” is Greek for “Chosen One“. It is true that the actual term is “Anointed One”, but to anoint means to smear or wipe… which anymore is a bio-hazard. This individual was anointed because that way the method with which designation was communicated – washed with oil. This action signified what King Arthur’s sword pulled out of the stone signified; a choosing of that individual.
    • for the same reason, “chosen me” replaced “anointed me”
  • Sabbath” is replaced with “God’s Day”.
  • Lord” is fittingly replaced with “Authority”, but the central statement of, “Jesus is Lord” running through Christianity leads Lord to be left for continuity and clarity sake.  Our society doesn’t have aristocracy, so Lord is unable to be given context required for definition.
  • release” is replaced with “freedom”
  • captives” is replaced with “prisoners”
  • “Doubtless” is replaced with “no doubt”
  • Whatever we have heard done” is replaced with “what we heard that you did”
  • “Most Certainly“ is the phrase used in this translation, but other versions use, “Verily, verily”, “Very Truly”, “Most assuredly”, etc.. The use of a repeated word used here would probably best be translated as “Amen, amen”, but since this word marks our modern Pharisaical trumpet (at the end of our prayers), it also is not an culturally understandable term. Amen is a confirmation of truth, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. This Spirit was in Joshua after his baptism, and was planted here (through Joshua’s death), and now lives inside each of his followers. “Truth’s truth” is the cultural paraphrase used in this story.  Feel free to look up Strongs #g281 (link to Blue Letter Bible)
  • “Proclaim” is an action described most commonly in my culture at “announce”.  No one proclaims that they are running for office… they may an announcement. Word: Strong’s #G2784 – kēryssō 
  • Many uses of the word “when” are replaced with punctuation during Joshua’s announcement history lesson.

Bible Dictionary: a list of Bible words and phrases (typically Jesus’ words) which don’t have clear meaning when used in daily talk, and are simplified / culturally paraphrased in this story – in pursuit of understanding.

  • “Most Certainly“ is the phrase used in this translation, but other versions use, “Verily, verily”, “Very Truly”, “Most assuredly”, etc.. The use of a repeated word used here would probably best be translated as “Amen, amen”, but since this word marks our modern Pharisaical trumpet (at the end of our prayers), it also is not an culturally understandable term. Amen is a confirmation of truth, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. This Spirit was in Joshua after his baptism, and was planted here (through Joshua’s death), and now lives inside each of his followers. “Truth’s truth” is the cultural paraphrase used in this story.  Feel free to look up Strongs #g281 (link to Blue Letter Bible)

Bible Dictionary: a list of Bible words and phrases (typically Jesus’ words) which don’t have clear meaning when used in daily talk, and are simplified / culturally paraphrased in this story – in pursuit of understanding.





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