“And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:”
“For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.” Luke 10:23-24
What is our Lord speaking of in these verses? What is it we see or hear that so many desire and are unable to obtain? In this release, we will be introduced to what is revealed as a gift to those who walk in the light.
That the counsels of God concerning man’s reconciliation to himself were revealed to some of the children of men, who might be fit also to teach others, and it is God that by his Son has spoken these things to us and by his Spirit has revealed them in us he has revealed that which had been kept secret from the beginning of the world That they were revealed to babes, to those who were of mean parts and capacities, whose extraction and education had nothing in them promising, who were but children in understanding, till God by his Spirit elevated their faculties, and furnished them with this knowledge, and an ability to communicate it.
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father, bring our lives into unison with Yeshua’s teachings and guidance out of the darkness ahead. I pray Father not one believes they have all the answers and humble themselves before you Father. I ask Father that you release discernment and recognition unto all of our minds, that we may be safe and strengthened as we go forward in Your name. Lord brings us insight and courage to stand as bright Beacons drawing many unto your light in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Fill us with your wisdom that we might share it as your love and compassion for those lost, confused, as well as lacking in their relationship with You Lord. We pray this in your name Yeshua AMEN AND AMEN
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
Jan 19, 1996, the following was a message delivered in the Mission At Maple Ridge, B.C. The topic was entitled “WHO IS OUR NEIGHBOR?” To answer this question we need to look at Luke 10:30, to determine who the Lord is defining as being our enemy.
There are two ways to look at this verse. First, which is the most common from a worldly perspective; which most of us have and still possibly do. the second is from the spiritual viewpoint, and this is the area I desire to focus upon.
In v.30 we see our Lord describing what features our enemy is going to present. He calls them thieves I see them as someone who plunders or is a robber. The Lord states they will strip us of our Raiment. The world might see this as our clothing, I see it as being our opportunity to have Yeshua as our covering. I also see it as the theft of His comforting words which bring Peace, Joy, Faith, and Love into our lives and act as our Robes and Cloaks. I see these being stripped from us by those supposedly in the family of God who refused to be obedient, to His Commandments and precepts.
The Lord says they will leave us wounded. I believe the world might see this as being physically and emotionally hurt. Spiritually I see it as future calamities and plagues being imposed upon us, both in a friendly and hostile sense. Leading us to believe we are being beaten upon as though it were a stick falling on us repeatedly.
Yeshua, says they will depart from us; the world sees this as their flight from their victim’s presence, and probably this is so. Spiritually, however, this means the enemy will after having brought about calamities and plagues. Only set us aside and give the appearance of departing. So, as victims, we might feel and believe they have left us alone, completely without any source of help or support. And as Yeshua stated being half-dead.
So, here we are now, lying at the side of the road bruised, battered, confused, and wondering why and how this all could be? The Lord in v.31 states a sacred individual who serves at the Lord’s altar. A priest comes upon us, sees us, battered and confused and skirts around us. then in v.32 points out, a Levite, a member of the priestly Hebrew tribe of Levi, also looks upon us and skirts around.
Then, and this is where it becomes interesting as the Lord in v.33, points out there is a third person a Samaritan, (in Hebrew a watchman) who comes upon us. And when he sees the state we’re in has compassion (inward pity, sympathy, and tender mercy) towards our plight. the Lord then in v.34 describes, how he would without a hesitation tend to our wounds and needs. Lifting us up and taking us to a place where he can care for us. Then describes, how, he will make provision for our present needs and would repay those who would continue to provide for those needs when he returns.
So, by looking at this information as Yeshua asked the lawyer to do, we can see who our neighbour is, also what is important to him and where his priorities are being placed. With deeper consideration and prayer we can see the real identity of the Samaritan as our Lord who came and left us with the task of providing that extra care for those who might be found in the same condition we were.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
The LORD is my shepherd I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. This we pray in the name of Yeshua. Amen and Amen.
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
If we speak of eternal life, and the way to it, in a careless manner, we take the name of God in vain. No one will ever love God and his neighbour with any measure of pure, spiritual love, who is not made a partaker of converting grace. But the proud heart of man strives hard against these convictions.
Yeshua gave an instance of a poor Jew in distress, relieved by a good Samaritan. This poor man fell among thieves, who left him about to die of his wounds. He was slighted by those who should have been his friends, and was cared for by a stranger, a Samaritan, of the nation which the Jews most despised and detested, and would have no dealings with. It is lamentable to observe how selfishness governs all ranks; how many excuses men will make to avoid trouble or expense in relieving others.
But the true Believer has the law of love written in his heart. The Spirit of Yeshua dwells in him; Our Lord’s image is renewed in his soul. The parable is a beautiful explanation of the law of loving our neighbour as ourselves, without regard to nation, party, or any other distinction. It also sets forth the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward sinful, miserable men. We were like this poor, distressed traveller. Satan, our enemy, has robbed us, and wounded us: such is the mischief sin has done us. The blessed Yeshua had compassion on us. The believer considers that the Lord loved him, and gave his life for him when an enemy and a rebel; and having shown him mercy, he bids him go and do likewise. It is the duty of us all, in our places, and according to our ability, to succour, help, and relieve all that are in distress and necessity. While we wait for the Samaritan who care for us when we were beaten and battered by Satan and laid at the side of our journey’s path, to return as He said He would.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient
unto our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. Amen and Amen.