Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’ “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” (Matthew 18:21-35)
We must therefore forgive 70 times which means always. Then we usually asks the question: “but when and how to forgive even when the person who has offended us does not even ask for forgiveness, he does not even realize that he did something wrong? ” This is how we are used to evading the command we have just read to relieve our conscience. When and how to forgive then? Here is the answer: Immediately, without any expectation and without waiting for the other to come with remorses and ask for forgiveness! For this is how we ourselves received Yeshua HaMashiah’s forgiveness.
The second part of the Word describes how we treat others in spirit whether they are believers or not. After receiving the true Forgiveness from the one and only Lord, we think to be lords ourselves but we usually omit to forgive our neighbor. When something bad happens to us, we forget that instead of cursing the other, we should bless even the one from which the evil comes, such as we have received the ordinance:
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you pray for those who mistreat you. (Luke 6:27-28)
“Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” (Marc 9:49-50)
What was it used for and what did it symbolized?:
– It was used for sanctification. Men, objects and animals used to be sprinkled with salt in the Temple by the priests.
– It is one of the main constituant of life together with water. If one of them is missing, we simply dry out like the fig tree.
– Salt was a luxury product until the middle ages when world trade began on a larger scale. It was not a cheap commodity that was bought for a few cents. In addition, the salt on sale today and that most people consume, contains only sodium chloride (NaCl2) free of all other minerals that the pharmaceutical industry has extracted and that serve precisely the organism to treat this NaCl2. This is also part of the loss of salt taste.
– Salt is an excellent preservative. Therefore it symbolizes the immutable character of the Word of the Lord.
– It gives taste to what is tasteless. Salt-free cooking is certainly very good for your figure, but it is practically inedible and definetly unhealthy. Depriving ourselves of salt as well as sugar can have serious consequences in the long run. We have a vital need for these elements, provided they are natural, of good quality and consumed in moderation.
– Electrolysis: Salt is the essential element for the flow of information occuring in the human body through its nervous system. Without salt, information cannot pass and the body decays.
If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of יהוה with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 48 where “ ‘the worms that eat them do not die,and the fire is not quenched.’ 49 Everyone will be salted with fire. 50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other. (Marc 9:42-50)
What do these parts of the body symbolize? :
Hands: actions Feet: the way we go Eyes: the temptations of the world
The removal of parts of the body is not physical, but must happen at the level of our soul. Although I usually never separate the body and the soul that are deeply connected, here I would make an exception, because in fact, it is in the soul, in our hearts that the sin sprouts that, if concretization physical follows, causes death.
It is the carnal desires that must be cut off from our souls before they are realized in the visible world and our mental illnesses also infect our minds. If you are a believer (and born again) and go to a place where you should not set foot, do what you should not do, or look at what is wrong to be seen, stop right now before your own curses reach you. As attractive as these things may be, give up on them and do not wait for the “deliverance” of the Lord, as most Christians do, but solve the problem yourself. You are big enough to assume your responsibilities and make your own decisions. Resist the devil to go away, because otherwise he will take you with him to the place where he will have his final place.
Several movies are showing the event of the Passion of Christ. Most of them are moderate but others are simply disgusting, reducing the sufferings of Christ to a vulgar horror show. What else to expect from an anti-Semitic director anyway?
It is very surprising how most of the people, believers and non-believers, are only focusing on the physical and psychical sufferings of the Redeemer: nails, lashes, crown of thorns, weight of the cross, insults and the humiliation that entails.
Yeshua’s true and unimaginable suffering was much more Spiritual. The Redemption was not limited to what could be seen from the outside, the larger part of the “iceberg”, the essence of the redemptive work was happening at much deeper levels, not only physicaly and psychically, but also at the spiritual level.
It was on the cross that He defeated death. On the cross, at that precise moment, he saw and felt all the sins and sufferings of all men of all times. He put on the judgment of our sins in place of all of us, whether we accept it or not. Many times, our own sufferings seem almost unbearable to us, can you imagine what he felt at that moment experiencing alone the pain of billions of billions, of the whol humankind? At that very moment, He appeared as the High Priest Joshua before the prosecutor, the most ancient enemy who wanted to impart the responsibility of his own sins to the Saint who never sinned or committed any transgression. (Zechariah 3).
It is easy for me to write these few words about the real suffering that our Savior endured at the crucial moment of his ministry. This is also part of the mercy of the Almighty, because indeed anyone who could glimpse these things for only a fraction of a second, would surely not survive to the pain.
Even if so superficially, I have acquired a certain notion of the nature of his real suffering. As in all areas of life, it is impossible to distinguish the level of the flesh and mind from the spiritual dimension.
I think it is very important to be aware of what the essence of the Redemption is, so that our relationship with the Lord can deepen even more.
The Power of Faith: about the Mustard Seed and the Mountain thrown into the See
“TrulyI tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. (Marc 11:23)
Yeshua encourages us to believe so that everything we ask is fulfilled. Not according to the desires of the human heart, but according to the number of talents that we have received in spirit and in maximum communion with the Creator. Thus will we be able to recognize our role in the redemptive work of the Lord. If we do not choose this path, but another, may it look like two drops of water, do not expect him to come after us to help us heal the sick. The chief physician is Him, Yeshua and us, his carers, not the other way around.
These are the conditions of the promise made above. If this is missing, we ourselves still need to be treated.