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The mustard-seed Kingdom (13:10-21)

One woman with a stoop found she could stand up straight.  Compared with the prophetic visions of the Kingdom, it didn’t seem much.  But that mustard-seed event guaranteed the renewal of the universe.

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Yahweh-Nissi

Why did God bring the Israelites to a place where there was no water?  So that they could learn that water flows not by inevitable laws, but by God’s provision.  Why did he allow them to be attacked by an elusive enemy?  So that they could learn that victory comes not by military might but by divine help.  The standard under which they had to fight was Yahweh himself.

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The King comes to the synagogue (13:10-17)

Jesus preached the arrival of the Kingdom and the great liberation in every synagogue he visited.  The signs he did…

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Yahweh Ropheka

The Israelites came to a plague spot: a place where the water was too bitter to drink.  But they had already been brought unharmed through ten appalling plagues which destroyed the Egyptians.  Could they not trust Yahweh now to make the bitter sweet, the medicine food?  Was he not Yahweh Ropheka: Yahweh who heals you?

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Judgment: the Signs, the Reality (13:1-9)

How should we understand the disasters and tragedies that we witness?  Do we say that God has nothing to do with them.  No, Jesus taught that God sends them as warnings of the judgment to come, and as calls to repentance.

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