Messiah in Yom HaBikkurim Chapter 76

Miracle #5. Healing Shimon’s mother-in-law.

  1. The Fifth Miracle of Messiah
  2. Opening-up questions and clues
  3. Shimon’s mother-in-law was healed at the Village of Comfort and Consolation
  4. The Village of Comfort and Consolation bears witness to the Presence of the Spirit

The Fifth Miracle of Messiah:

Mattai 8:14-15

{Classical & Mishnaic Hebrew}

וַיָּבֹא יֵשׁוּעַ בֵּיתָה פֶטְרוֹס וַיַּרְא אֶת־חֲמוֹתוֹ נֹפֶלֶת לְמִשְׁכָּב וְחוֹלַת קַדָּחַת׃ וַיִּגַּע בְּיָדָהּ וַתִּרֶף מִמֶּנָּה הַקַּדָּחַת וְתָּקָם וַתְּשָׁרֲתֵם׃

{Modern Hebrew}

כשנכנס ישוע לביתו של כיפא ראה את חמותו שוכבת והיא סובלת מחם. הוא נגע בידה והחם סר ממנה. אז קמה ושרתה אותם.פפ

Yeshua entered the home (Kefar Nachum) of Petros (כֵּיפָא-Kifa, פֶטְרוֹס-Petros) and saw his mother-in-law bedridden and sick with a fever. He (the Messiah) touched her hand, and the fever faded, and she got up and served them.

Markos 1:29-31

וַיְהִי אַחֲרֵי צֵאתָם מִבֵּית הַכְּנֵסֶת וַיָּבֹאוּ בֵּיתָה שִׁמְעוֹן וְאַנְדְּרַי עִם יַעֲקֹב וְיוֹחָנָן׃ וְחוֹתֶנֶת שִׁמְעוֹן שָׁכְבָה אֲחוּזַת הַקַּדָּחַת וַיְמַהֲרוּ וַיְדַבְּרוּ אֵלָיו עָלֶיהָ׃ וַיִּגַּשׁ וַיֹּאחֶז בְּיָדָהּ וַיְקִימֶהָ וַתִּרֶף מִמֶּנָּה הַקַּדַּחַת פִּתְאֹם וַתְּשָׁרֶת אוֹתָם׃

הם יצאו מבית הכנסת ונכנסו מיד לביתם של שמעון ואנדרי. גם יעקב ויוחנן באו אתם. הואיל וחמותו של שמעון שכבה קודחת מחם דברו אליו בנוגע אליה. 31 הוא נגש, החזיק בידה והקים אותה. החם סר ממנה והיא שרתה אותם.פ

After they went out from the synagogue (at Kefar Nachum), they came to the house of Shim’on and Andrai with Ya’akov and Yochanan. The mother-in-law of Shim’on was lying down gripped by a fever, and they quickly spoke to Him (the Mashiach) about her. He approached and grasped her hand, and raised her up.

Lukas 4:38-39

וַיָּקָם מִבֵּית הַכְּנֵסֶת וַיָּבֹא בֵּיתָה שִׁמְעוֹן וְחֹתֶנֶת שִׁמְעוֹן אֲחָזַתָּה קַדַּחַת רָעָה וַיִּפְגְּעוּ בוֹ בַּעֲדָהּ׃ וַיִּתְיַצֵּב עָלֶיהָ וַיִּגְעַר בַּקַּדַּחַת וַתִּרֶף מִמֶּנָּה וַתָּקָם מְהֵרָה וַתְּשָׁרֵת אֹתָם׃

אחרי צאתו מבית הכנסת נכנס לביתו של שמעון. חותנת שמעון סבלה מחם גבוה והם בקשו ממנו למענה. הוא נעמד לידה, גער בחם והחם הרפה ממנה. מיד קמה ושרתה אותם.פ

He (the Mashiach Yeshua) arose from the synagogue (at Kefar Nachum) and went to the home of Shim’on. Shim’on’s mother-in-law was in the grip of a severe fever, and they pleaded with Him on her behalf. He stood beside her and reprimanded the fever, and it faded from her. Then she immediately got up and served them.

Opening-up questions and clues:

The following opening-up questions and clues are provided as an introduction to this study on the 5th Miracle of Messiah:

1.  Look at the symbolism of the above miracle narrative: At what location does the miracle occur?

2.  Who does the Village of Comfort and Consolation bear witness to? What day is it?

3.  Whose house does the miracle occur at? What did the Jewish talmidin (disciples, students) do right away to ensure that the mother-in-law of Shimon (Peter) was healed?

4.  Why did the Messiah touch the hand of Shimon’s mother-in-law with His hand?

5.  What does the hand symbolize in the Jewish scriptures? What two letters in the twenty-two letter Hebrew alphabet signify the work of the hand and what are the fundamental difference in the meanings of these two ancient Hebrew pictographs?

6.  What did the woman do immediately after the fever left her?

7.  What does the word immediately symbolize in the scriptures, especially in the Besorah of Markos?

8.  What kind of authority would one have to possess to be able to “reprimand” a “severe fever” and the fever would obey?

Shimon’s mother-in-law was healed at the Village of Comfort and Consolation:

The four fishermen Shim’on (Heard), Andrew (Adam, Man), Ya’akov (Preserve, Protect, Supplant), and Yochanan (Grace of Adonai), now disciples of the Messiah, accompany their teacher to *Kefar Nachum (כפר נחום-Capernaum).  This location of the “Village of Comfort and Consolation” later will become the Messiah’s headquarters. The Kefar (כפר-Village) of Nachum (נחום-Comfort, Consolation) is located on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Kinneret; which is better known as the Sea of Galilee.

Ten of the first twenty recorded miracles of Messiah occur in the “Village of Comfort and Consolation” (Kefar Nachum).

Today’s miracle of the Healing of Shimon’s mother-in-law is the third recorded miracle performed in Kefar Nachum; and overall it is the fifth miracle of the Seven Signs and Forty-nine Miracles of Messiah.

In the testimony of the first *three Jewish Gospels (1, 2, 3) it is reported that the beginning of the ministry of Messiah was mainly spent healing and teaching in the region of Galilee (Galil, Ring) and that the latter part of Messiah’s ministry was mainly spent in the region of Judah (Praise). However, it is important to point out that in the testimony of the *fourth Jewish Gospel (4) it is reported that before the Messiah even began His ministry in Galilee, He ministered in Judah for about a year (Cf. Jewish Calendars: Adar 3786-Nisan 3789; and Nisan 3789-Nisan 3790).

*Did you know that the four Jewish Gospels were first prophetically envisioned in the revelation of the Four Faces of Ezekiel? The vision of the Four Faces of Ezekiel is part of the overall testimony of the Messiah that is witnessed to throughout all of the Proceedings of the Heavenly Court. This means that the testimony of the Four Jewish Gospels is an actual excerpt from the real Proceedings of the Heavenly Court. Therefore, how we respond to this Jewish Testimony of Messiah – whether affirmatively or negatively – will determine whether or not our names are included in the (Lamb’s) Sefer HaChaimm (ספר החיים-Book of Life).

For further background study of Ezekiel’s vision of the testimony of the Four Faces of the Messiah carefully read Ezekiel 1 and 10 (Cf. Lion, Ox/Cherub, Man, Eagle).

The Village of Comfort and Consolation bears witness to the Presence of the Spirit:

אם תבקשו ממני דבר בשמי, אני אעשה. אם אתם אוהבים אותי, הרי שתשמרו את מצוותי. ואני אבקש מהאב ויתן לכם מנחם אחר שיהיה עמכם לעולם: את רוח האמת אשר העולם אינו יכול לקבל משום שאינו רואה אותה, אף אינו מכיר אותה.פ

If you ask Me for anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And I will seek from the Father, and will give you the Comforter (מנחם-Menachem), which will be with you forever. The Spirit of Truth (רוח האמת-Ruach Ha-Emet) who the world can’t accept, because it does not see Him, nor does it even know Him.



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