Life's issue and multiplication
Life's issue — a house of feasting (a miniature of the church life)
Then Jesus, six days before the aPassover
, came to 1bBethany
, where Lazarus was, cwhom
Jesus had raised from the dead.
Therefore they made Him a supper there; and aMartha
served, but Lazarus was one of the ones reclining at table
took a 1pound
of ointment, of very valuable pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the 2house
was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.
Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was about to betray Him, said,
Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred 1denarii
and given to the poor?
But he said this not because it mattered to him concerning the poor, but because he was a thief, and aholding
the purse, carried off what was put into it.
said, Leave her alone; she has reserved it for the day of My burial.
the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.
Then a great crowd of the Jews found out that He was there, and they came, not because of Jesus only, but that they might also see Lazarus, awhom
He had raised from the dead.
And the chief priests took counsel to kill Lazarus also,
Because on account of him amany
of the Jews went away and believed into Jesus.
Life's multiplication for the church through death and resurrection (the glorification of God and the judgment upon the world and Satan implied)
On the next day, athe
great crowd who had come to the bfeast
, when they heard that Jesus was coming into Jerusalem,
Took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out, 1Hosanna
is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the bKing
And Jesus, having found a young donkey, sat on it, as it is written,
"Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King comes, sitting on a donkey's colt.''
These things His disciples did not understand at first, but when Jesus was aglorified
, then they bremembered
that these things were written of Him and that
they had done these things to Him.
The crowd therefore that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead testified.
For this reason
the crowd also went and met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.
The Pharisees then said to one another, You see that you are not doing anything worthwhile; behold, the world has gone after Him.
And there were some Greeks among those who went up to aworship
at the feast.
These then came to aPhilip
, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Sir, we wish to see Jesus.
Philip came and told Andrew; Andrew came, and Philip too,
and they told Jesus.
And Jesus answered them, saying, The ahour
has come for the Son of Man to be 1bglorified
Truly, truly, I say to you, aUnless
the grain of wheat 1falls
into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies, it bears 2bmuch
who loves his 1bsoul
-life loses it; and he who chates
his soul-life in this world shall keep it unto 2eternal
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there also My servant will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
Now is aMy 1soul
troubled; and what shall I say? Father, bsave
Me out of this chour
. But for 2this reason
I have come to this hour.
Your name. Then a bvoice
came out of heaven: I have both glorified it
and will glorify it
The crowd therefore which stood by and heard it
said that there had been thunder; others said, aAn
angel has spoken to Him.
Jesus answered and said, This voice has not 1come
for My sake, but for your sake.
Now is the 1ajudgment
of this 2world
; now shall the bruler
of this world be cast out.
And I, if I be 1alifted
up from the earth, will bdraw call
men to Myself.
But He said this asignifying
by what kind of death He was about to die.
The crowd therefore answered Him, We have heard out of the law that the aChrist
abides forever; and how is it that
You say, The Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?
Jesus then said to them, The light is astill
among you a little while. Walk while you have the light so that darkness may not bovercome
you; and he who cwalks
in the darkness does not know where he is going.
Religion's unbelief and blindness
While you have the alight
, believe into the light, so that you may become bsons
of light. Jesus said these things, and He went away and cwas
hidden from them.
But though He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe into Him,
That the word of the prophet Isaiah which he said might be fulfilled, a
"Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the 1arm
of the Lord been revealed?''
For this reason
they could not believe, because again Isaiah said,
"He has 1blinded
their eyes and He hardened their heart, that they might not see with their eyes and understand with their heart and turn, and I will heal them.''
These things said Isaiah because he asaw 1His
glory and spoke concerning Him.
Nevertheless even many of the rulers believed into Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, aso
that they would not be bput
out of the synagogue;
For they loved the aglory
of men more than the aglory
Life's declaration to the unbelieving religion
But Jesus 1cried
out and said, He who believes into Me does not believe into Me, but ainto
Him who sent Me;
And he who abeholds
Me beholds Him who sent Me.
I have come as
into the world, that every one who believes into Me would not remain in darkness.
And if anyone hears My 1words
and does not keep them,
I do not judge him; for I have not come to ajudge
the world, but to save the world.
He who rejects Me and does not receive My words has one who judges him; the aword
which I have spoken, that will judge him in the last day.
For I have not spoken from Myself; but the Father who sent Me, He Himself has agiven
Me commandment, what to say and what to speak.
And I know that His commandment is 1eternal
life. The things therefore that I speak, even aas
the Father has said to Me, so I speak.