September 22, 2019

The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached

Isaiah Prophesies Fulfilled- By Him or still looking for another?

Jesus responds with his fulfillment of the Isaiah prophesied over 500 to 800 years earlier, as the sure sign of the Messiah. For every Jew, these were the signs of the King, Not to be mistaken. Many had come claiming to be the one…but who then or since, The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached. There is none, no other “one”!“

John the Baptist, Kingdom of God Near Icon

So the old testament closes for us with John knowing he had done God’s will, the Messiah was on Earth and could rest in peace. John therefore is our last OT prophet and a disciple of the Christ. Blessed is he that does the will of God, he is my brother. The “New Beginning” of the Church calendar is Mary’s birth date celebrated on the 1st Sunday, after the Temple reading of Christ. Mary is the first New testament disciple of Christ. So the first and the last both point to the Christ.

Sermon XVI. [LXVI. Ben.] # 66 AUGUSTINE

Does St Augustine answer this question Why?

On the words of the gospel,(Mt 11,2)“Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples, and said unto him, art thou He that come, or look we for another?” etc.

1). The lesson of the Holy Gospel has set before us a question touching John the Baptist. May the Lord assist me to resolve it to you, as He hath resolved it to us. John was commended, as ye have heard, by the testimony of Christ, and in such terms commended, as that there had not risen a greater among those who were born of women. But a greater than he had been born of a Virgin. How much greater? Let the herald himself declare, how great the difference is between himself and his Judge, whose herald he is. For John went before Christ both in his birth and preaching; but it was in obedience that he went before Him; not in preferring himself before Him. For so the whole train (1 Officium ) of attendants walks before the judge; yet they who walk before, are really after him. How signal a testimony then did John give to Christ? Even to saying that he “was not worthy to loose the latchet of His shoes.”2- (Jn 1,27) And what more? “Of His fullness,” saith he, “have all we received.”3- (Jn 1,16) He confessed that he was but a lamp lighted at His Light, and so he took refuge at His feet, lest venturing on high, he should be extinguished by the wind of pride. So great indeed was he, that he was taken for Christ; and if he had not himself testified that he was not He, the mistake would have continued, and he would have been, reputed to be the Christ. What striking humility! Honor was proffered him by the people, and he himself refused it. Men were at fault in his greatness, and he humbled himself. He had no wish to increase by the words of men, seeing he had comprehended the Word of God.

2. This then did John say concerning Christ. And what said Christ of John? We have just now heard. “He began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?”4- (Mt 11,7) Surely not; for John was not “blown about by every wind of doctrine.”5 (Eph 4,14)“But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?”6 -(Mt 11,8) No, for John was clothed in rough apparel; he had his raiment of camel’s hair, not of down. “But what went ye out for to see? A Prophet? yea, and more than a Prophet.”7 (Mt 11,9) Why “more than a Prophet”? The Prophets foretold that the Lord would come, whom they desired to see, and saw not; but to him was vouchsafed what they sought. John saw the Lord; he saw Him, pointed his finger toward Him, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world;” 8- (Jn 1,29) behold, here He is. Now had He come and was not acknowledged; and so a mistake was made also as to John himself. Behold then here is He whom the Patriarchs desired to see, whom the Prophets foretold, whom the Law prefigured. “Behold the Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world.” And he gave a goodly testimony to the Lord, and the Lord to him. “Among them that are born of women,” saith the Lord, “there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is less in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he;”9 -(Mt 11,11) less in time, but greater in majesty. This He said, meaning Himself to be understood. Now exceedingly great among men is John the Baptist, than whom among men Christ alone is greater. It may also10 (He gives these two interpretations of this passage; again Cont. adv. leg. and Prop. 2,5 (20). be thus stated and explained, “Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Not in the sense that I have before explained it. “Notwithstanding, he that is the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he;” the kingdom of heaven he meant where the Angels are; he then that is the least among the Angels, is greater than John. Thus He set forth to us the excellence 11- (Commendavit) of that kingdom which we should long for; set before us a city, of which we should desire to be citizens. What sort of citizens are there? how great are they! Whoso is the least there, is greater than John. Than what John? “Than whom there hath not risen a greater among them that are born of women.”

3. Thus have we heard the true and good record both of John concerning Christ, and of Christ concerning John. What then is the meaning of this; that John sent his disciples to Him when He was shut up in prison, on the eve of being put to death, and said to them, “Go, say to Him, Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another?”12(Mt 11,3) Is this then all that praise? That praise is it turned to doubting? What say thou, John. To Whom art thou speaking? What say thou? Thou speak to thy Judge, thyself the herald. Thou stretched out the finger, and pointed Him out; thou said, “Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who take away the sins of the world.” Thou said, “Of His fullness have we all received.” Thou said, “I am not worthy to unloose the latchet of His shoes.” And dost thou now say, “Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another?” Is not this the same Christ? And who art thou? Art thou not His forerunner? Art thou not he of whom it was foretold, “Behold, I send my messenger before Thy face, who shall prepare Thy way before thee?”13-(Mt 11,10). How dost thou prepare the way, and thou art thyself straying from the way? So then the disciples of John came; and the Lord said to them, “Go, tell John, the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the poor have the Gospel preached to them; and blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in Me.”14 –(Mt 11,4-7) Do not suspect that John was offended in Christ. And yet his words do sound so; “Art Thou He that should come?” Ask my works; “The blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the dead are raised, the poor have the Gospel preached to them;” and dost thou ask whether I am He? My works, saith He, are My words. “Go, show him again. And as they departed.” Lest haply any one should say, John was good at first, and the Spirit of God forsook him; therefore after their departure, he spake these words; after their departure whom John had sent, Christ commended John. 15 – (Mt 11,4-7)

4. What is the meaning then of this obscure question? May that Sun shine upon us, from which that lamp derived its flame. And so the resolution of it is altogether plain. John had separate disciples of his own; not as in separation from Christ, but prepared as a witness to him. For meet it was that such an one should give his testimony to Christ, who was himself also gathering disciples, and who might have been envious of Him, for that he could not see Him. Therefore because John’s disciples highly esteemed their master, they heard from John his record concerning Christ, and marveled; and as he was about to die, it was his wish that they should be confirmed by him. For no doubt they were saying among themselves; Such great things doth he say of Him, but none such of himself. “Go then, ask Him;” not because I doubt, but that ye may be instructed. “Go, ask Him,” hear from Himself what I am in the habit of telling you; ye have heard the herald, be confirmed by the Judge. “Go, ask Him, Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another?” They went accordingly and asked; not for John’s sake, but for their own. And for their sakes did Christ say, “The blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, the lepers are cleansed, the dead are raised, the poor have the Gospel preached to them.” Ye see Me, acknowledge Me then; ye see the works, acknowledge the Doer. “And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in Me.” But it is of you I speak, not of John. For that we might know that He spake not this of John, as they departed, “He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John;” the True, the Truth Himself, proclaimed his true praises.

5. I think this question has been sufficiently explained. Let it suffice then to have prolonged my address thus far. Now keep the poor in mind. Give, ye who have not given hitherto believe me, ye will not lose it. Yes, truly, that only it seems ye lose, which ye do not carry to the circus. (16 Quadrigam) Now must we render unto the poor the offerings of such of you as have offered anything, and the amount which we have is much less than your usual offerings. Shake off this sloth. I am become a beggar for beggars; what is that to me? I would be a beggar for beggars, that ye may be reckoned among the number of children. .by Augustine.

John the Baptist, the child escaping Herod – ICON

SCRIPTURE GIVES TESTIMONY:

The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached

The office of Christ: the mission of the Apostles; the happiness of their converts. Isa61Old Testament Messiah Prophesy: In Chapters 1-29 of Isaias written late eighth century BC., some of the and the 5th and 6th century BC. Foretold the healing power of the Messiah

The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all that mourn: (Isa61:1-2)

Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall be free: for waters are broken out in the desert, and streams in the wilderness. (Isa35:5-6)

And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up: and he went into the synagogue, according to his custom, on the sabbath day; and he rose up to read. And the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him. And as he unfolded the book, he found the place where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart, To preach deliverance to the captives, and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of reward. And when he had folded the book, he restored it to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture in your ears. (Lk4:16-21)

John the Baptist, I came and Witnessed – ICON

John the Baptist in prison sends his disciples:

Art thou he, that art to come, or look we for another? And Jesus making answer said to them: “Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them.” (Mt11:3-5)

John the Baptist hath sent us to thee, saying: Art thou he that art to come; or look we for another?

(And in that same hour, he cured many of their diseases, and hurts, and evil spirits: and to many that were blind he gave sight.) And answering, he said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen: the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached: And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me. (Lk7:20-23)
….passed along the sea of Galilee. And going up into a mountain, he sat there. And there came to him great multitudes, having with them the dumb, the blind, the lame, the maimed, and many others: and they cast them down at his feet, and he healed them: So that the multitudes marveled seeing the dumb speak, the lame walk, and the blind see: and they glorified the God of Israel. (Mt15:29-31)

BLIND MEN SEE:

Jesus Heals Blind Man – ICON

“I was an eye to the blind, and a foot to the lame.” [Job 29:15]

“Behold I will bring them from the north country, and will gather them from the ends of the earth: and among them shall be the blind, and the lame, the woman with child, and she that is bringing forth, together, a great company of them returning hither.” [Jeremias (Jeremiah) 31:8]

.Thou shalt not come in hither unless thou take away the blind and the lame that say: David shall not come in hither.” [2 Kings (2 Samuel) 5:6]

“Hear, ye deaf, and, ye blind, behold that you may see. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, but he to whom I have sent my messengers? Who is blind, but he that is sold? or who is blind, but the servant of the Lord?” (Isaias (Isaiah) 42:18-19)

Bring forth the people that are blind, and have eyes: that are deaf, and have ears.”(Isaias (Isaiah) 43:8)

“They cannot restore the blind man to his sight: nor deliver a man from distress.” (Baruch 6:36)

“And Jesus said: For judgment I am come into this world; that they who see not, may see; and they who see, may become blind.” (John 9:39)

Was Blind but Now I See”

And behold two blind men sitting by the way side, heard that Jesus passed by, and they cried out, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us.And the multitude rebuked them that they should hold their peace. But they cried out the more, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us. And Jesus stood, and called them, and said: What will ye that I do to you? They say to him: Lord, that our eyes be opened. And Jesus having compassion on them, touched their eyes. And immediately they saw, and followed him. (Matthew 20:30-34)
Then was offered to him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, so that he spoke and saw.” [Matthew 12:22]

“Others said: These are not the words of one that hath a devil: Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
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John 10:21)

“But some of them said: Could not he that opened the eyes of the man born blind, have caused that this man should not die?” (John 11:37)

And there came to him the blind and the lame in the temple; and he healed them. And the chief priests and scribes, seeing the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying: Hosanna to the son of David; were moved with indignation. And said to him: Hear thou what these say? And Jesus said to them: Yea, have you never read: Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise? (Mt21:14-16); (Ps8:2-3)

O Lord our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens. Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger. (Ps8:2-3)

LAME WALK:

Christ heals on the sabbath the man languishing thirty-eight years (Heals fulfills the stirring waters)

After these things was a festival day of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem a pond, called Probatica, which in Hebrew is named Bethsaida, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick, of blind, of lame, of withered; waiting for the moving of the water. And an angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond; and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond after the motion of the water, was made whole, of whatsoever infirmity he lay under. And there was a certain man there, that had been eight and thirty years under his infirmity.

[2] “Probatica”: That is, the sheep pond; either so called, because the sheep were washed therein, that were to be offered up in sacrifice in the temple, or because it was near the sheep gate. That this was a pond where miracles were wrought is evident from the sacred text; and also that the water had no natural virtue to heal, as one only of those put in after the motion of the water was restored to health; for if the water had the healing quality, the others would have the like benefit, being put into it about the same time.

Him when Jesus had seen lying, and knew that he had been now a long time, he saith to him: Wilt thou be made whole? The infirm man answered him: Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pond. For whilst I am coming, another go down before me. Jesus saith to him: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole: and he took up his bed, and walked. And it was the sabbath that day. The Jews therefore said to him that was healed: It is the sabbath; it is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed. He answered them: He that made me whole, he said to me, Take up thy bed, and walk. They asked him therefore: Who is that man who said to thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? But he who was healed, knew not who it was; for Jesus went aside from the multitude standing in the place. Afterwards, Jesus find him in the temple, and saith to him: Behold thou art made whole: sin no more, lest some worse thing happen to thee. The man went his way, and told the Jews, that it was Jesus who had made him whole. (Jn5:1-16)

And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee …Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk? (Mt9:2,5)

“Which is easier to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee (Job14:4); or to say, Arise and walk?” (Luke 5:23) “Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy: Thy sins are forgiven thee ( see Job14:4); or to say: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk?” (Mark 2:9)

“Jesus saith to him: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk.” (John 5:8)

Jesus heals Paralytic – Icon

“And he besought him much, saying: My daughter is at the point of death, come, lay thy hand upon her, that she may be safe, and may live.”…While he was yet speaking, some come from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying: Thy daughter is dead: why dost thou trouble the master any further?”
(Mark 5:23,35)


LEPERS MADE CLEAN:

“Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed? is it not thou who only art?” (Job 14:4)

“Now there were four lepers, at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another: What mean we to stay here till we die?” …”So when these lepers were come to the beginning of the camp, they went into one tent (4 Kings (2 Kings) 7:3,8)

And Jesus stretching forth his hand, touched him, saying: I will, be thou made clean. And forthwith his leprosy was cleansed.(Matthew 8:3)

“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils: freely have you received, freely give.”
(Matthew 10:8)

And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet: and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian.” (Luke 4:27)
“And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off;”
Whom when he saw, he said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were made clean.“And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back, with a loud voice glorifying God.”And Jesus answering, said, Were not ten made clean? and where are the nine?” (Luke 17:12, 14-15,17)“And on the seventh day, he shall look on him: if the leprosy be somewhat obscure, and not spread in the skin, he shall declare him clean, because it is but a scab: and the man shall wash his clothes, and shall be clean.”(Leviticus 13:6)“The priest shall view him, and shall judge that the leprosy which he has is very clean: because it is all turned into whiteness, and therefore the man shall be clean.” (Leviticus 13:13) “The priest shall view him, and shall judge him to be clean.”
(Leviticus 13:17)That it may be known when a thing is clean or unclean.” (Leviticus 14:57)“If he who suffer this disease be healed, he shall number seven days after his cleansing, and having washed his clothes, and all his body in living water, he shall be clean.” (Leviticus 15:13) (Under the law of Moses, the priests were to decide who of the sick could rejoin the society.- Jesus fulfills the LAW)

DEAD MEN RISE:

“And thou shalt say: They have beaten me, but I was not sensible of pain: they drew me, and I felt not: when shall I awake, and find wine again?” (Proverbs 23:35)
“So man when he is fallen asleep shall not rise again; till the heavens be broken, he shall not awake, nor rise up out of his sleep.” (Job 14:12)
“Thy dead men shall live, my slain shall rise again: awake, and give praise, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is the dew of the light: and the land of the giants thou shalt pull down into ruin.”
(Isaias (Isaiah) 26:19)

“And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always.” (Daniel 12:2) “These things he said; and after that he said to them: Lazarus our friend sleep; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.”…Then therefore Jesus said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead.” (John 11:11,14)
“A great multitude therefore of the Jews knew that he was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.””But the chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also:” (John 12:9-10)
“Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed, at the bush, when he called the Lord, The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;” (Luke 20:37)
And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: Weep not; the maid is not dead, but sleep. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: Maid, arise. And her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And he bid them give her to eat.
(LK8:52-55)(Mt8:4); Mk3:12); (Lk9:32)

“And as concerning the dead that they rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?” (Mark 12:26)
And he taught his disciples, and said to them: The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise again the third day.”(Mark 9:30)
“And they shall mock him, and spit on him, and scourge him, and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.(Mark 10:34)

“For if the dead rise not again, neither is Christ risen again.” (1 Corinthians 15:16)
That thou might open the eyes of the blind, and bring forth the prisoner out of prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.” (Isaias (Isaiah) 42:7)

Resurrection of the captives many a sleep: “And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent. And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many”. (Mt27:51-53)

MEEK, POOR THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED:

“(For Moses was a man exceeding meek above all men that dwelt upon earth)” (Numbers 12:3) “But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.” (Isaias (Isaiah) 11:4)
And the firstborn of the poor shall be fed, and the poor shall rest with confidence: and I will make thy root perish with famine, and I will kill thy remnant.” (Isaias (Isaiah) 14:30) “And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaias (Isaiah) 29:19)

“And thy people shall be all just, they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hand to glorify me.” (Isaias (Isaiah) 60:21) “They have overturned the way of the poor, and have oppressed together the meek of the earth.” (Job 24:4)

“For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever.(Psalms 9:19)

“The poor shall eat and shall be filled: and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: their hearts shall live for ever and ever.” (Psalms 21:27)
“He that despise his neighbor, sin: but he that show mercy to the poor, shall be blessed. He that believeth in the Lord, love mercy.” (Proverbs 14:21)
“Better is the poor man, that walk in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips, and unwise.” (Proverbs 19:1)
“But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace.” (Psalm 36:11)“But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore.” (Psalms 36:29) “The prayer out of the mouth of the poor shall reach the ears of God, and judgment shall come for him speedily.” (Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 21:6)

PROFANE are Called to the Master’s Wedding Feast:

And it came to pass, when Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees, on the sabbath day, to eat bread, that they watched him …. But when thou make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind; And thou shalt be blessed, because they have not wherewith to make thee recompense: for recompense shall be made thee at the resurrection of the just. (Lk14:13-14) And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the feeble, and the blind, and the lame. (Lk14:21)

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.” (Matthew 5:4)
“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)
“Hearken, my dearest brethren: hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5)
“And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in two brass mites.” “And he said: Verily I say to you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:” (Luke 21:2-3)

“And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all they who have cast into the treasury.” (Mark 12:43)
“But the hour come, and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father also seek such to adore him.” (John 4:23)
“For we in spirit, by faith, wait for the hope of justice.” (Galatians 5:5)
“What will you? shall I come to you with a rod; or in charity, and in the spirit of meekness?” (1Cor4:21)
“For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink.” (1 Corinthians 12:13)

MATHEMATICAL PROOF ANSWERS JOHN:

If we add all the prophesies City listed above – in just these healing (15) miracles as prophesied in the Old Testament plus the eleven about the poor and meek. We therefore see, WHY Jesus responded to John the Baptist’s question, the way He did. This was well known to the Jew, the Messiah would come to “The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached.”

The City has listed more than 32 prophesies. ( 15+11= 36 separate O T passages)…. By using this John the Baptist Question as our proof, Jesus fulfilled this question utilizing our modern day physics mathematical equations for Modern Probability Theory: Results “Beyond the Absurd”.

We are using Peter Stoner ‘Science speaks’ approach adapted for this presentation, and Bayes Therom. See Chuck Missler Cosmic Codes, 1999, footnote 362 and 370.( Bayles Therom) BEYOND the ABSURD. – City posted, “WHO SENT YOU – July 22, 2019”. Thirty six prophesies far exceeds the 16 the equivalent of 1 in 10 to the 45 th power….or [ This compares favorably with greater certainty than a 21st Century DNA test] While the FBI estimated the odds of finding unrelated people sharing those genetic markers to be 1 in 113 billion.

City repeats these words from that post as a expletive to our Modernist Heretic neighbors:

Rather, Jesus was announced by several prophets, centuries in advance, with such authority and precision that to disbelieve is of a mathematical absurdity! Chuck Missler makes this statement concerning the prophesy fulfillment by Jesus, “ any person who rejects the supernatural origin , ministry, and destiny of Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel is rejecting a fact established, perhaps, more absolutely than any other fact in the world.” (pg230 Cosmic Code, 1999.) Missler is a U S Navel academy graduate, expert in intelligence, crypt-analysis, and informational services. (ie. code breaker) Now these numbers would impress even this skeptic. Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes – the once mathematician turned philosopher. “I think therefore, I AM” to believe this math!”

“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many.” (Matthew 24:11)

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