Luke 18:24-25-note  And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! So His coming will be delayed by His suffering, but also by … notice this carefully, verse 25, being rejected by this genea, this nation. Talk about having a poor "self-esteem! Be on your guard! (STEP 2) But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. Weakness and poor eyesight may also be present. Luke 17:33 “Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread. In fact in the parallel passage in Matthew Jesus says that failure to deal with whatever causes stumbling will result in the person being "cast into the eternal fire...into the fiery hell (geenna)"!     8, to promised dominion and authority, Matthew 16:27; I Corinthians 4:5, etc. by Tony Garland, Characteristics of the Coming King, Part 3, Characteristics of the Coming King, Part 4. It then came to mean any stumbling-block placed in the way to trip somebody up. He now addresses the disciples: “the days will come when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it” (Luke 17:22). It can mean “give besides, to hand over, to impose upon, to add,” and several others. The Jews in general were looking for the Kingdom of God. Luke 6:20-note  And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 14:10; Ezek. John warns NT readers of the danger of loving this world and issues a strong command... Do not love (present imperative with a negative = Don't start this or stop doing it) the world nor the things in the world. As soon as Adam fell into sin, he blamed his wife for leading him into it and he even subtly blamed God for giving him his wife (Gen. 3:12)! Faith gives us calm about our past failures and mistakes, the courage to face the present with confidence, and the future with great expectancy. It was not the place that was important but the miracle that took place there. The expression is a rhetorical idiom. But it will also be early morn when women are grinding meal (Luke 17:35) and mid-day when men are working in the field (Luke 17:36). Is it not to occupy the place of other kingdoms and to be exalted to the sovereignty of the world? Jesus' instructions to the 10 lepers here is in direct contrast to the cleansed leper in Luke 5:14-note (cf Mt 8:4) "And He ordered him to tell no one, “But go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded, as a testimony to them (Lev 14:4-7-note).” (As an aside, notice that Jesus did keep the Mosaic regulations). We are always his debtor. 11:12;15. So here in Lk 17:11 we find Luke's third mention of Jesus' heading to His final fate in Jerusalem. "), seeing the person's dire need and providing assistance to remove the need. It will be the worst judgment ever and will be the total destruction of all the ungodly who will be sent to hell forever as Jesus establishes His reign of righteousness. Buried Sodom under fire and brimstone completely. 24 - 26), then He will deliver up the kingdom to "God the Father," that "God [i.e. I think the idea is that "thanks" is a response to grace. 157-158.). They conform to the outward ways of Christian relatives and friends. To say it another way, men have proposed prophecy must be interpreted differently than other passages, but there is no statement by God Himself stating we are to interpret prophecy differently! The Second Coming is about Christ, it’s about His glory and His honor and it’s about the end of sin and the beginning of righteousness. 9:32; Mk. Craven (Lange’s Rev., p. 67) points out that the question and answer are both in the present tense, the Pharisees asking: “When cometh the Kingdom of God?” and adds: “The question and the answer are but illustrations of that law proper to all languages, but preeminently to the Greek, by which a certain future may be represented by a verb in the present; illustrations may be found, Matthew 26:2; I Corinthians 15:42–44 (see Jelf, Winer, Kuhner, and grammarians generally). Notice the word "as" introduces a term of comparison, in this case specifically a simile. Comment: This phrase the PERIOD OF RESTORATION speaks of the coming Kingdom of Messiah. The problem was that there was no cure for leprosy in those days, so the laws were never implemented. 11:47; Lk. Thayer says achreios is used as "a hyperbole of pious modesty in Luke 17:10 'the servant' calls himself achreios, because, although he has done all, yet he has done nothing except what he ought to have done; accordingly he possesses no merit, and could only claim to be called 'profitable,' should he do more. Spurgeon - He was probably the only one out of the ten that was a Samaritan. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” It is becoming increasingly obvious that, to understand what the world was like in the days of Noah, we only need to watch the evening news. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.” a. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.     3, to brotherly love, I Thessalonians 3:12–13; Jesus was not speaking of the toddler himself but was using him to represent the children of God....Believers are to receive one another with tenderness, care, kindness, and love, opening up their hearts to welcome fellow believers no matter who they are. + erōtáō = to ask, inquire of, beg of) in the NT means "to interrogate, inquire" (Zodhiates). —JDB. (Col 3:23-24-note) H. A. Ironside, the late beloved pastor of the historic Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, Illinois, used to tell his students of the maid who was asked how she knew she had really become a Christian. Matt. This was the prevalent Jewish expectation (or at least certainly their hope) in Jesus' day -- the Kingdom of God was going to appear immediately. First, he strengthens our faith by telling us in v6 that the crucial issue in accomplishing great things to advance the kingdom of God is not the quantity of our faith, but the power of God. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. But unless they believed as did Abraham (Ge 15:6-note), they would not enter the Kingdom of heaven with their Jewish patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! In Acts 22:22 the crowd listened to Paul up to his statement that he was being sent to the Gentiles, which cause the Jewish crowd to raise their voices. If they had received Jesus as Redeemer and Lord, they would have entered into the invisible Kingdom of God, but in their state of self-righteousness and hardened hearts, not only did they not receive Christ, but they committed an abominable blasphemy against Him! Jesus told about a servant who, after working in the field all day, was not allowed to eat until he had prepared a meal for his master. Farnham shot Watt five times, and left him for dead. The Greek preposition can mean “within,” “among,” or “in the midst of.” Jesus was saying, “Don’t look for the kingdom ‘out there’ unless it is first in your own heart” (see Rom. Immorality, drinking, drugs, gambling, cursing, involvement in pornography, temper tantrums, greed, griping, laziness, etc., can turn people OFF to church and the Lord, or they can turn people ON to this kind of lifestyle. All through the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, we find a basic principle relating to personal choice, and this principle deals with our "spiritual vision," or where the "eyes of our heart" are directed. Jesus is calling him to lay aside double mindedness for no one can follow Christ with a divided heart, and thus they will miss the Kingdom of God. Come just as you are, without any sense of grace, or any kind of feeling within you that is worth the having. Biblical forgiveness does not say, “I forgive you but I never want to see your stinking face again!” That's the "genre" of forgiveness the world gives, a forgiveness "empowered" by our "stinking flesh!" This roundabout route on His last trip to Jerusalem before being crucified provided Him with various opportunities for healing and teaching. 11:51; Lk. If these specific identical time phrases are not literal times, then we are left to our imagination to attempt to piece this together. 20:28; Lk. 11:24; Lk. The Pharisees (and most of the Jews and most of fallen mankind) simply did not have their spiritual eyes opened to be able to see the Kingdom, because at present it is a spiritual Kingdom, not a visible kingdom. 31, to arouse brotherly love, I Thessalonians 3:12, 13; (2008)(epitimao from epi = upon + timao = to honor) means literally to put honor upon and then to mete out due measure and so then to find fault with, to censure severely, to rebuke, to express strong disapproval of, or to denounce (cp the incredible example in Mt 16:22). Matthew 17:20— And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place: and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. If - This is a first class conditional statement, which assumes the following to be true. Thou Lamb of God who died for me; You are not dealing with him biblically until you do it. Biblical forgiveness opens the way to restore wounded relationships. or, 'There it is!' Observed (3907)(parateresis from para = beside + tērēsis = custody, keeping,  observance) means close observation, attentive watching (as with one's eyes) or scrutiny. Luke 11:17-18-note  But He knew their thoughts and said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls. What a WITNESS this would present to the RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY. Thus then, the Kingdom of God cometh, not as something whose approach may be attentively perceived, observed, considered, i.e. But no one had ears to hear. Rebuking a fellow believer requires care. But wherever the wicked are, who are marked for eternal ruin, they shall be found by the judgments of God. Yes, it will result in righteousness and peace and joy prevailing upon the earth (cf Ro 14:17-note). (2) After the flood, the principle of human government was established under the covenant with Noah (Gen 9:6; see Gen 9:16, note). Comment: Jesus is calling for us to focus not on earthly, material things but on His kingdom, worshiping, serving and proclaiming that kingdom, the sphere where Jesus rules as King and Lord. To put it simply, they were not looking for a Savior because they did not see their need to be saved. lays down as a canon of interpretation that the Kingdom predicted in Revelation is a spiritual Kingdom and to prove it quotes, italicizing it, “the Kingdom of God, says our Lord, is within you, Luke 17:21, ” which canon is endorsed and adopted by Horne (Introd., vol. The day that Noah entered the ark - Notice that Noah was safe from the flood. 6:24; Lk. The Kingdom Explained (Luke 17:20b-21), Seven Characteristics of the King’s Coming (Luke 17:22-37), Jesus’ Coming Will Be Desired By Believers. 6:26; Lk. Just take Him at His Word; Thus the Lord frequently exhorted His disciples (including us) always to be watchful and ready for His coming (Luke 21:36), an admonition which would be pointless under any other interpretation of such Scriptures. A leper was ceremonially unclean, had to live outside of the towns, and had to cry "unclean" when other people came near. What am I saying? And life continued for the world. Thanksgiving expresses what ought never to be absent from any of our devotions. He warns His disciples of the inevitable attacks on His teaching and on those who proclaim it, pointing out the guilt of those responsible (verses 1-2). Repents (3340)(metanoeo from meta = with, among + noeo = to think, exercise the mind <> from nous = mind - see study = metanoia) means to have another mind. 11:29; Mk. NET Note - The warning about Lot's wife is not to look back and long to be where one used to be. ", Dwight Pentecost - “This passage makes it clear that while the covenanted form of the theocracy has not been cancelled and has only been postponed, this present age is definitely not a period in which a new form of theocratic administration is inaugurated. —Luke 17:10. Luke 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed?     13, to the deliverance of creation, Romans 8:19–23; 39 “He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it. Amen. And as they were going, they were cleansed - Notice that they obeyed. And the flood came and destroyed them all - So just as the global flood destroyed the world, so too the return of Jesus will be marked by global destruction. Jesus, Master, have mercy on us - In addressing Him this way, we can conclude that the lepers knew of His reputation, of His power over illness and His ability to heal. 17 When they had brought them outside, one said, (NOTE THE CLARITY, EVEN THE REPETITION OF GOD'S WARNING - THE COMMAND TO ESCAPE IS MENTIONED TWICE!) When he asked his son what he was doing, the boy replied, "I'm trying to follow in your footsteps, Dad." The four horsemen of the Apocalypse will be authority "over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth." Bauer). (Complete Biblical Library Greek-English Dictionary), Eperotao - 55x in 55v - ask(5), ask...question(1), ask...questions(1), asked(14), asked...a question(1), asking(2), asking...questions(1), question(3), questioned(18), questioning(9). 4:15-16,22; Ezek. 2, to encourage faithfulness by a reward, Matthew 16:27 and 24:47; II Thessalonians 1:7–11; II Timothy 4:8; Revelation 22:12; They have a meager, basic faith in a healer. One Sunday after church Tim rushed to my side, looking somewhat perplexed. 19“It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and THE BIRDS OF THE AIR NESTED IN ITS BRANCHES.”  20 And again He said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? So His power and His compassion are widely known. 1:1; Jdg. KJV Luke 17:21  Neither shall they say, Lo here! Many scholars believe that part of the need to destroy every human being except Noah and his family was the sin mentioned in Genesis 6:1–4, when “the Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.” As evil reproduced and overtook the world, the most merciful act God could perform was to start over. Read full chapter. encompasses the Millennium 11, to rebuke ministerial unfaithfulness, Matthew 24:48–51; Luke 12:45–48; Of course Jesus is not encouraging one to be rude or inconsiderate, but simply explaining the way a master and slave generally interacted. Mattoon - How does a person become a stumbling block and lead others astray? PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM! The fact that Jesus told them to go and show themselves to the priests indicates as noted above that Jesus kept the Law, but even more significant indicates that the priests would be privileged to be eye witnesses to an incredible miracle (actually 10 miracles)! Suffer (3958)(pascho) means essentially what happens to a person experience. Background on Peters - Without a doubt the most extensive work ever written on the Kingdom of God is George N. H. Peters (a Lutheran pastor) three volume work published in 1884 and entitled "The Theocratic Kingdom." Though Jews and Samaritans did not usually agree, yet, as sorrow brings a man strange bedfellows, so in this case, these partners in a general sorrow forgot their sectarianism, and were blended into one sad company. As pistis relates to God, it is the conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things well as the Provider and Bestower of eternal salvation through Christ. We want the humiliation of God to come to an end. see Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28). 21:18; Acts 5:37; Acts 27:34; Luke 17:28  “It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; KJV Luke 17:28  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: How did it happen? It involves the rapture of the church, followed by a period called the tribulation, a seven-year period of judgment on the earth. That this is the case is amplified by the fact that Luke does not record that Jesus said "You are clean. It was because they took it for granted that they would be saved simply because they were physical children of Abraham. How can we fight our inherent tendency to blame others? While their bright tints are glowing, 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? When used in this manner prosecho always warns of some type of danger (usually spiritual danger but occasionally physical)! Work thro' the morning hours; And the Bible fills that understanding with amazing detail. Leon Morris places the emphasis where it belongs writing that "It is not so much great faith that is required as faith in a great God." But when Jesus comes and God’s final judgment falls, you will be the one to preserve your life and they will lose theirs. Luke 17:1  He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! Jerusalem the throne from which He reigns. 2. It’s that same attitude that longs for God to be vindicated and glorified and exalted and Christ to be lifted up and worshiped and not to be so dishonored as He is today. Again, the loving thing to do is to meet privately and confront what he did so that you help him grow as a believer. A catastrophic global flood that killed every man, woman and child on earth except for Noah and the 7 members of his family. Their car sailed into the path of an eight-ton truck, and they were all killed. Luke 17:20-37 Preparedness, Outline from Norman Crawford (What the Bible Teaches), Trespass and Forgiveness (Luke 17:1-4) That’s why we are here doing what we do on the Lord’s day and only people who really understand that know what worship is all about.     12, to the binding of Satan, Revelation 20:1–6; Lot's wife - Her actions reflected her heart's desire. 17:5; Lk. When He comes, He will judge every person. (Bible Exposition Commentary). If his attitude is right, he will adopt the proper attitude without coercion. But in the midst of that, God accomplished His purpose in Christ’s suffering. (ED: PONDER THAT THOUGHT - AMAZING GRACE INDEED!). The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man - In context of the Kingdom of God, Jesus now moves from the "already now," invisible, internal Kingdom of God to the "not yet," external, eternal Kingdom of God which begins with His return and the establishment of the Messianic (Millennial) reign for 1000 years. (MacArthur New Testament Commentary – Luke 11-17). Elsewhere it is found in Luke 17:10, where Jesus said that the disciples should see themselves as “unprofitable servants.” Few will have a problem with this admission. For thousands of years, Israel had been the one nation that looked to God while the Gentile nations generally rejected the light and chose to live in spiritual darkness. then whatever you say it means is meaningless to me The simple answer is that we in some way cause them to commit sin. Luke 17 - Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe [unto him], through whom they come! 22:6; Lk. They have good reason to shout, for Christ has made them whole. God wants us to entrust our lives to His care and control. 15:4; Mk. 24:19; Matt. His words bounced off their confidence that their Abrahamic ancestry (cf. The first speaks of the “already now” or realized aspect of God’s kingdom (Lk 17:20–21). 11:8; Lk. Luke 7:48-50 Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” 49 Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved (sozo) you; go in peace.”. He actually seeks those who will worship him (John 4:23). She belonged to Sodom. This section (Lk 17:11-19) could sadly be entitled "Where are the nine? The context (which is usually the source of the answer) is clear that Jesus is describing that day when He returns as the conquering King and "from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And i Peter the preacher in Acts 3:12, speaks to the people and He says, “Men of Israel,” (Jews) Acts 3:14, “You disowned the holy and righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you.” Pilate offered them Jesus or Barabbas and they took Barabbas instead of their Messiah (Mt 27:20-21, 26) And they “put to death the Prince of life.” (Acts 3:15) So He indicts them for their crime against the Messiah, the One whom God raised from the dead. What was she seeking to keep? Oh, for deep prostration of spirit, a humble waiting upon God, a gracious, tender confession of thanks to him for all that he has done for poor leprous sinners! We are ready for it to come. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. Let us remember, even Jesus prayed to His heavenly Father, “Nevertheless not My will, but Yours” (Luke 22:42).By C. P. Hia. (Mark 4:24)  And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. Where the spiritually dead are found, there inevitably will there be judgment. The third rhetorical question is in the following verse. absolutely unchanged (Luke 1:31 - 33). Technology (Genesis 4:22) His Messiahship was proclaimed, not merely by the mouth of two or three witnesses, but by the mouth of ten witnesses. Spurgeon - To do grievous damage to the soul of the very least of Christ’s people, is a great and ruinous sin; nothing can be worse.     9. ", Luke 18:16-17-note  But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. The glory of God is the goal of redemption, and the salvation of sinners is a means of accomplishing that goal. “O grace, it is thy want, Into unlikeliest hearts to come!”. 18:18; Lk. God is a forgiving God and His children should imitate Him! It’s when you’re so caught up in wonder, love and praise toward Christ that you want to see Him vindicated, you want to see Him exalted, you want to see the glorious manifestation of the children of God not just for the sake of the children of God as wonderful as that is, but for the sake of the One who has made us the children of God, our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. It will be initiated by the sudden translation of believers out of the unbelieving world, as described more fully in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:10. Since that time, though a remnant returned under prince Zerubbabel, Jerusalem has generally been under the political authority of Gentiles. The real issue is adopting the proper attitude as a servant and not thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought to think (Lk 17:7-10). He made an active choice to go back to Jesus. He then told a parable to show them the need to fulfill these obligations cheerfully out of love rather than grudgingly or with an eye on being rewarded (vv.7-10). Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem when ten lepers approached Him. Both trees differ from the English sycamore. The majority were content with "fixing their life up," being content with that which was temporal, unconcerned about the eternal. Look here!’  - Keeping in mind the context is the Second Coming, the "they" would be those who are making false, erroneous statements about His Second Coming. There are a number of features to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. 84) for a specifically covenanted theocracy pertaining to David’s Son. “Escape (COMMAND) for your life! With a loud voice - With a "megas phone" like our English "megaphone!" She immediately tempted Adam to sin! If so, Jesus commands us to go to him and seek to get the matter cleared up (Matt. You can be even blessed to hear the stories of Jesus and Gospel truth but then say I'll take what I get. Before the fire and brimstone, Lot and his daughters are taken to safety on a mountain. (2) The Need for Faith (Lk 17:5-6) So the Second Coming is not some kind of adventure. is found in Daniel 9:24-27 where the prophet predicts the the date of arrival and the fate of arrival of Messiah in Jerusalem in the last week of His life. A similar crisis of faith may occur when a person puts himself in the care of God. He exchanged a part in a Hollywood movie for a home in Saskatchewan, Canada.The true story of Kyle MacDonald is told in his book One Red Paperclip. Rebuke is always to be done in love and compassion, not in a censoring and judgmental spirit. It is not going to get better. They use all the outward ordinances of religion. 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