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October 6   - Day 279 New Testament Day 7 of 99
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Commentary:
Spiritual Power Throughout Attacks
Luke 4:1-6:19

Local History: (The Roman Empire and Israel)

Scriptures: (120vs)
* Matthew 8:28-34 (7vs),   9:18-26 (9vs),   9:1-8 (8vs)   * Mark 5:1-43 (43vs),   2:1-12 (12vs)   * Luke 8:26-56 (31vs), 5:17-26 (10vs)  


  Casting out demons into swine:   Matthew 8:28-34 (7vs) | map below

When he came to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes,
two people possessed by demons met him there,
coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce,
so that nobody could pass that way.

Behold, they cried out, saying,

"What do we have to do with you, Jesus, Son of God?
Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them.

The demons begged him, saying,

"If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of pigs."
He said to them,
"Go!"
They came out, and went into the herd of pigs:
and behold, the whole herd of pigs rushed down the cliff
into the sea, and died in the water.

Those who fed them fled, and went away into the city,
and told everything,
including what happened to those who were possessed with demons.

Behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus.
When they saw him, they begged that he would depart from their borders.


  Casting out demons into swine:   Mark 5:1-20 (20vs) | map below

They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs.

He lived in the tombs.

Nobody could bind him any more, not even with chains,
because he had been often bound with fetters and chains,
and the chains had been torn apart by him,
and the fetters broken in pieces.

Nobody had the strength to tame him.

Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed down to him, and crying out with a loud voice, he said,

"What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God?
I adjure you by God, don’t torment me."
For he said to him,
"Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"
He asked him,
"What is your name?"
He said to him,
"My name is Legion, for we are many."
He begged him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

Now on the mountainside there was a great herd of pigs feeding.

All the demons begged him, saying,

"Send us into the pigs, that we may enter into them."
At once Jesus gave them permission.
The unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs.
The herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea,
and they were drowned in the sea.

Those who fed them fled, and told it
in the city and in the country.

They came to Jesus, and saw him who had been possessed by demons
sitting, clothed, and in his right mind,
even him who had the legion; and they were afraid.

Those who saw it declared to them how it happened to him who was possessed by demons,
and about the pigs.

They began to beg him to depart from their region.

As he was entering into the boat,
he who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him.

He didn’t allow him, but said to him,

"Go to your house, to your friends, and tell them
what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you.
"

He went his way, and began to proclaim in Decapolis
how Jesus had done great things for him, and everyone marveled.


  Casting out demons into swine:   Luke 8:26-39 (14vs) | map below

They arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.

When Jesus stepped ashore, a certain man out of the city who had demons for a long time met him. He wore no clothes, and didn’t live in a house, but in the tombs.

When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said,

"What do I have to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God?
I beg you, don’t torment me!"
For Jesus was commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For the unclean spirit had often seized the man. He was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters. Breaking the bands apart, he was driven by the demon into the desert.

Jesus asked him,

"What is your name?"
He said,
"Legion,"
for many demons had entered into him.

They begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.

Now there was there a herd of many pigs feeding on the mountain,
and they begged him that he would allow them to enter into those.
He allowed them.

The demons came out from the man, and entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned.

When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.

People went out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

Those who saw it told them how he who had been possessed by demons was healed.

All the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them, for they were very much afraid. He entered into the boat, and returned.

But the man from whom the demons had gone out begged him that he might go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,

"Return to your house, and declare what great things God has done for you."
He went his way, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.


  Woman healed; daughter back to life:   Matthew 9:18-26 (9vs)

While he told these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped him, saying,

"My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."
Jesus got up and followed him, as did his disciples.

Behold, a woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years came behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment;

for she said within herself,

"If I just touch his garment, I will be made well."
But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said,
"Daughter, cheer up! Your faith has made you well."
And the woman was made well from that hour.

When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd in noisy disorder,

he said to them,

"Make room, because the girl isn’t dead, but sleeping."
They were ridiculing him.

But when the crowd was put out, he entered in, took her by the hand, and the girl arose.

The report of this went out into all that land.


  Woman healed; Jairus' daughter back to life:   Luke 8:40-56 (17vs)

It happened, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.

Behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue.
He fell down at Jesus’ feet, and begged him to come into his house,
for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as he went, the multitudes pressed against him.

A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years,
who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any,
came behind him, and touched the fringe of his cloak, and immediately the flow of her blood stopped.

Jesus said,

"Who touched me?"
When all denied it, Peter and those with him said,
"Master, the multitudes press and jostle you, and you say,
'Who touched me?'"
But Jesus said,
"Someone did touch me, for I perceived that power has gone out of me."
When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling,
and falling down before him
declared to him in the presence of all the people
the reason why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

He said to her,

"Daughter, cheer up.

Your faith has made you well. Go in peace."

While he still spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house came, saying to him,
"Your daughter is dead. Don’t trouble the Teacher."
But Jesus hearing it, answered him,
"Don’t be afraid. Only believe,
and she will be healed."
When he came to the house, he didn’t allow anyone to enter in,
except Peter, John, James, the father of the child, and her mother.

All were weeping and mourning her, but he said,

"Don’t weep. She isn’t dead, but sleeping."
They were ridiculing him, knowing that she was dead.

But he put them all outside, and taking her by the hand, he called, saying,

"Child, arise!"
Her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately. He commanded that something be given to her to eat.

Her parents were amazed, but he commanded them to tell no one what had been done.


  Woman healed; Jairus' daughter back to life:   Mark 5:21-43 (23vs)

When Jesus had crossed back over in the boat to the other side, a great multitude was gathered to him; and he was by the sea.

Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,
and begged him much, saying,

"My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made healthy, and live."
He went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they pressed upon him on all sides.

A certain woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve years,
and had suffered many things by many physicians,
and had spent all that she had,
and was no better, but rather grew worse,
having heard the things concerning Jesus, came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes.
For she said,

"If I just touch his clothes, I will be made well."

Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.

Immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked,

"Who touched my clothes?"
His disciples said to him,
"You see the multitude pressing against you, and you say,
'Who touched me?'"
He looked around to see her who had done this thing.

But the woman, fearing and trembling,
knowing what had been done to her,
came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

He said to her,

"Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease."
While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler’s house saying,
"Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?"
But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue,
"Don’t be afraid, only believe."
He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.

He came to the synagogue ruler’s house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing.

When he had entered in, he said to them,

"Why do you make an uproar and weep?
The child is not dead, but is asleep."
They ridiculed him.

But he, having put them all out,
took the father of the child, her mother, and those who were with him,
and went in where the child was lying.

Taking the child by the hand, he said to her,

"Talitha cumi!"
which means, being interpreted,
"Girl, I tell you, get up!"
Immediately the girl rose up and walked, for she was twelve years old.

They were amazed with great amazement.

He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.


  Back home to Capernaum, a paralytic:   Mark 2:1-12 (12vs)

When he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that he was in the house.

Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.

Four people came, carrying a paralytic to him.
When they could not come near to him for the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. When they had broken it up, they let down the mat that the paralytic was lying on.

Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic,

“Son, your sins are forgiven you.”

But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

"Why does this man speak blasphemies like that?
Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them,
“Why do you reason these things in your hearts?
Which is easier, to tell the paralytic,
‘Your sins are forgiven;’
or to say,
‘Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?’
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”
— he said to the paralytic —
“I tell you, arise, take up your mat, and go to your house.”

He arose, and immediately took up the mat, and went out in front of them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying,

“We never saw anything like this!”


  Back home to Capernaum, a paralytic:   Matthew 9:1-8 (8vs)

He entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city.

Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed.

Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic,

"Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you."
Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves,
"This man blasphemes."
Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said,
"Why do you think evil in your hearts?

For which is easier, to say,

'Your sins are forgiven;'
or to say,
'Get up, and walk?'
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins..."
(then he said to the paralytic),
"Get up, and take up your mat, and go up to your house."

He arose and departed to his house.
But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God,
who had given such authority to men.


  Back home to Capernaum, a paralytic:   Luke 5:17-26 (10vs)

It happened on one of those days, that he was teaching;
and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village
of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem.
The power of the Lord was with him to heal them.

Behold, men brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before Jesus.

Not finding a way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his cot into the midst before Jesus.

Seeing their faith, he said to him,

"Man, your sins are forgiven you."
The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying,
"Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?"
But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered them,
"Why are you reasoning so in your hearts?

Which is easier to say,

'Your sins are forgiven you;'
or to say,
'Arise and walk?'

But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"

(he said to the paralyzed man),
"I tell you, arise, and take up your cot, and go to your house."

Immediately he rose up before them, and took up that which he was laying on, and departed to his house, glorifying God.

Amazement took hold on all, and they glorified God.
They were filled with fear, saying,

"We have seen strange things today."
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Map of Palestine Israel during Jesus' life


Local HISTORY charts: Roman Empire and the Messiah in Israel
DATE: ca 51 BC - Quirinius, became governor of Syria
DATE: 44 BC - Julius Caesar was murdered; last Caesar of the Roman Republic. Civil war followed.

Harmony reading: 1 (Sept 30)

DATE: ca 37 (or 40) BC - Herod the Great began his reign in Judea, killing off the Hasmonean Dynasty and the Maccabees of the Kingdom of Israel (ca 140-37 BC). Map of the Kingdom of Herod.
DATE: ca 30 BC - Cleopatra of Egypt died
DATE: ca 30-27 BC - Caesar Augustus began ruling as first Emperor of the Roman Empire

Harmony reading: 2 (Oct 1)

DATE: ca 6-4 BC - Caesar Augustus, emperor of the Roman Empire, ordered a census of the entire empire; Luke 2:1.
DATE: ca 6-4 BC - Quirinius, governor of Syria ordered a census in Judea (Luke 2:2)
DATE: ca 6-4 BC - Jesus was born in Bethlehem
DATE: ca   4 BC - in Judea Herod the Great died. He had rebuilt the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem, calling it Herod's Temple.
DATE: ca 4 BC - Herod "Archelaus" replaced his father Herod as king of Judea until banished in 6 AD. (See Iudaea Province). (Matt 2:13-23)
DATE: ca 4 BC - Herod Antipas replaced his father Herod as the tetrarch of Roman province of Galilee and Perea
DATE: ca 4 BC - Philip the Tetrarch replaced his father Herod as Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis 4 BC – 34 AD
DATE: ca 6 BC - Herod "Archelaus" was exiled to Gaul and Augustus made Samaria, Judea, and Idumea a Roman province Iudaea.
DATE: ca 6 AD - Annas High Priest officially from 6-15 AD, but who lived until assasinated in 66 AD
DATE: ca 14 AD - Caesar Augustus, emperor of the Roman Empire, died.

Harmony reading: 3 (Oct 2)

DATE: ca 14 AD - Tiberius Caesar, Emperor of the Roman Empire, began his reign
DATE: ca 18 AD - Caiaphas High Priest from 18-36 AD (John 18:13 - son-in-law of Annas)
DATE: ca 21 AD - Quirinius, governor of Syria died
DATE: ca 26 AD - Pontius Pilate became the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea
DATE: ca 28-29 AD - Tiberius Caesar, Emperor of the Roman Empire is mentioned in his 15th year (Luke 3:1)
DATE: ca 29 AD - Lysanias, tetrarch of Abilene (Luke 3:1)
DATE: ca 28-29 AD - John the Baptist began his ministry (Luke 3:1)
DATE: ca 28-29 AD - Jesus began his ministry around the age of 30, soon after John

Harmony reading: later (Oct ?)

DATE: ca ? AD - around the age of 33, Jesus was crucified after being tried by Pontius Pilate and High Priest Annas
DATE: ca 34 AD - Philip the Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis died
DATE: ca 36 AD - Pontius Pilate was exiled to Gaul, perhaps by the cruel and insane Caligula who ruled Rome from 37–41 AD
DATE: ca 37 AD - Tiberius, Emperor of the Roman Empire, died and was followed by Caligula (AD 37–41) who claimed divinity
DATE: ca 39 AD - Tetrarch Herod Antipas was exiled from Galilee and Perea by his nephew Agrippa I who took over Galilee and Perea

Next harmony chart

Persia and Judah - Persia (Persian Empire) aka Achaemenid Empire c 550-330 BC; with maps; included what had been Babylon, 539 BC

more before:
DATE: ca 430-420 BC - Some think late in the reign of Artaxerxes I Longimanus or early in the reign of Darius II (ca 423-404 BC), Malachi wrote warnings and promises from the LORD.

Persian Empire kings - links to Wikipedia for information on kings of the Persian Empire from 559-330 BC

Empires governing the Israel in the Middle East - from 746 BC to current; lists of empires

Assyria - Second Empire of ASSYRIA with maps; 746-609 BC

Babylonia - NEO BABYLONIAN Empire with maps; ca. 627-539 BC

Egypt & Judah - Egypt neighbored Israel to the southwest

Final prophets and kings of Judah

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