Miracle #7. Multiple miracles in Galilee.
- The Seventh Miracle of Messiah
- Opening-up questions and clues
The Seventh Miracle of Messiah:
וַיָּסָב יֵשׁוּעַ בְּכָל־הַגָּלִיל וַיְלַמֵּד בִּכְנֵסִיּוֹתֵיהֶם וַיְבַשֵּׂר בְּשׂוֹרַת הַמַּלְכוּת וַיְרַפֵּא כָּל־מַחֲלָה וְכָל־מַדְוֶה בָּעָם׃ וְשִׁמְעוֹ יָצָא בְּכָל־אֶרֶץ סוּרְיָא וַיָּבִיאוּ אֵלָיו אֵת כָּל־הַחוֹלִים הַמְעֻנִּים בְּכָל־חֳלָיִם וּמַכְאוֹבִים וַאֲחוּזֵי שֵׁדִים וּמֻכֵּי יָרֵחַ וּנְכֵי אֵבָרִים וַיִּרְפָּאֵם׃ וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרָיו הֲמֹנִים הֲמֹנִים מִן־הַגָּלִיל וּמִן־עֶשֶׂר הֶעָרִים וְמִירוּשָׁלַיִם וִיהוּדָה וּמֵעֵבֶר לַיַּרְדֵּן׃
הוּא סָבַב בְּכָל הַגָּלִיל כְּשֶׁהוּא מְלַמֵּד בְּבָתֵּי הַכְּנֶסֶת וּמַכְרִיז אֶת בְּשׂוֹרַת הַמַּלְכוּת וּמְרַפֵּא כָּל מַחֲלָה וְכָל מַדְוֶה בָּעָם. שִׁמְעוֹ יָצָא בְּכָל סוּרְיָה וְהֵבִיאוּ אֵלָיו אֶת כָּל הַחוֹלִים הַסּוֹבְלִים מִמַּחֲלוֹת וּמַכְאוֹבִים לְמִינֵיהֶם, וְגַם אֲנָשִׁים אֲחוּזֵי שֵׁדִים, מֻכֵּי יָרֵחַ וּמְשֻׁתָּקִים, וְהוּא רִפֵּא אוֹתָם. הֲמוֹנִים הֲמוֹנִים הָלְכוּ אַחֲרָיו מֵהַגָּלִיל וּמִדֵּקַפּוֹלִיס, מִירוּשָׁלַיִם וִיהוּדָה וּמֵעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן. פ
Then Yeshua traveled around in all of the Galil. He taught in their (our) synagogues, He proclaimed the besorah (good news) of the kingdom, and He healed every sickness and every disease among the people (of Israel). His renown went out in all the land of Surya, and they (our ancestors) brought Him all of the sick people—those afflicted with any illness or painful condition, those in the grip of demons, those struck by the moon (i.e. epilepsy), and those who were paralyzed—and He (our Messiah) healed them (us). Huge crowds (of Israel) followed Him from Galil, from the Ten Cities (the Decapolis), from Yerushalayim and Yehudah, and from beyond the Yarden.
Opening-up questions and clues:
The following opening-up questions and clues are provided as an introduction to this study on the 7th Miracle of Messiah:
Look at the symbolism of the above miracle narrative: At what location does the miracle occur? What does the place name Galil (Galilee) mean? Clue: Think of a “ring” at a wedding. How does this miracle event of the wedding ring and all of the miracles of Messiah that follow relate foundationally to the 1st Sign & 1st Miracle of the wedding at Cana? Clue: Beta search the meaning of the “Water” and the “Wine.” Are not all of these signs and miracles a work of the Holy Spirit? If the fulfillment of the first covenant of Moses cleansed us of all our sin—past, present and future—what did the fulfillment of the Brit Chadashah (New Covenant) do for us? Clue: Review the prophetic meaning of the “New Heart.” How is the place name of Cana directly related to the Golden Lampstand in the Temple? Clue: Do a word study on the Hebrew words kanah and kaneh. Clue: Read chapter 72, section 31, “Cana speaks of the Full Measure of Adonai’s Love.” What festival celebrates the miracle of seven days of light? How is the Chanukkah miracle related to the wedding at Cana? How does the 7th Miracle of Messiah fit in with the miracle week of Chanukkah (conception), the miracle week of Sukkot (birth), and the miracle week that culminated in the miracle of Cana? The word Decapolis means Ten Cities. These Ten Cities all reside around the Sea of Galilee. What does the number “ten” represent? Clue: Beta Search together the two words “Ten” and “Sanctification.” In the narrative of the third miracle the Sea of Galilee is referred to by the name Sea of Gennesaret. This a Greek form of the Hebrew word, “Kinnerot” (כִּנְּרוֹת-root כִּנּוֹר). What does this Hebrew name mean? Clue: The Sea of Gennesaret is shaped in the form of a Harp. How does this meaning artistically and providentially correlate with David’s injunction, “play skillfully on the Ten stringed (עָשֹׂור) instrument by means of the harp (כִּנּוֹר)?” How is the miraculous teaching of the Mashiach similar in its masterly artistic form to playing on a Ten stringed instrument? Clue: How can the Creator (Hayotzer) leave anything to chance when it comes to the Mashiach whom He had sent into the world to save us? In regard to miracles and the unlimited power of Adonai what does modern physics have to say about a Ten stringed instrument? Clue: Ten Dimensions.
מִזְמֹור שִׁיר לְיֹום הַשַּׁבָּֽת׃ טֹוב לְהֹדֹות לַיהוָה וּלְזַמֵּר לְשִׁמְךָ עֶלְיֹֽון׃ לְהַגִּיד בַּבֹּקֶר חַסְֽדֶּךָ וֶאֱמֽוּנָתְךָ בַּלֵּילֹֽות׃ עֲֽלֵי־עָשֹׂור וַעֲלֵי־נָבֶל עֲלֵי הִגָּיֹון בְּכִנֹּֽור׃ כִּי שִׂמַּחְתַּנִי יְהוָה בְּפָעֳלֶךָ בְּֽמַעֲשֵׂי יָדֶיךָ אֲרַנֵּֽן׃
A Psalm, a Song for the day of Shabbat (the 7th Day).
It is good to give thanks to Adonai
And to sing praises to Your name, O Elyon (Most High);
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning
And Your faithfulness by night,
Upon a Ten-stringed Harp and with the resounding music of a lyre.
For You, O Adonai, have made me glad by what You have done,
I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
How does the phrase, “I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands” apply to the 7 Signs and 49 Miracles of the Mashiach Ben David?