This week Bro. Leo continues us on a Biblical study that’s goal is to look at the life of Jesus through a lens of those who were there. This is the 12th study of the series, the first three studies set the foundation of the series.
In the parts 1-3 of this series we have learned the differences between the intentions of the Sabbath Laws and the Mishnah oral laws (1521 addendum’s added to the Mosaic Law) that the Jewish religious leaders had developed AND IN PART 4 we see how the Mishnah oral laws actually have it backwards (condemning the guiltless, Matt.12:7). This week we learn how Jesus proclaimed His authority over the Sabbath Day and the religious leaders of the time (Matt.12:8).
Jesus proclaims His authority to the Pharisees over the Sabbath Day (Matt.12:8, Mark 2:28). In Mark 2:28 Jesus tells the Pharisees that the Sabbath Day was made for man with the intentions of being a blessing to them (Exo.20:9-11, Duet.5:12-15, Matt.23:2-4). The Pharisees and Sadducee’s had turned the Sabbath Day from a blessing to another form of bondage for the Jewish nation. The same thing has happened to Christianity in many denominations over the last 2000+ years with all the formalities, rituals/traditions and man made doctrines/rules (Matt.15:8-9, 14).
“SON of MAN”
This title is used over 80 times by Jesus in the New Testament. When Jesus uses the term “Son of Man” He is stressing His humanity, when He uses the term “Son of God” He is stressing His divinity.
When Jesus uses “Son of Man” He is saying that He has taken on human nature in order to represent humanity before God (1Tim.2:4-6). The word “mediator” is translated from the Greek word “mesitēs” which means one who unites or brings together two opposing parties for the purpose of peace and reconciliation. The term “Son of Man” stresses the fact that Jesus is the one and only mediator between man and God (1Pet.3:18-19, 2Cor.5:18-19, 21).
In Matt.9:1-7 Jesus proclaims the sins of man who was sick with palsy and the Scribes accused Him of blasphemy. Jesus uses their accusations to prove He is God and the “Son of Man” by comparing this to His healing miracles and.
All the Messianic scholars of the Jesus’ time were fully aware of the term “Son of Man” because they were aware of Dan.7:13-14. Notice in Mark 14:61-62 Jesus quotes Dan.7:13-14 to the Pharisees and they recognized this prophecy and were real upset. Psa.80:1,14,17-19 is another prophecy of the “Son of Man”. Now we can understand that what Jesus told the Pharisees and Sadducee’s during His crucifixion trial caused them to feel He was threatening their authority and power over the Jewish people, how many Christian religious leaders today act the very same way as the Pharisee’s and Sadducee’s?
Mark 10:45 Jesus tells us He came to minister to us, not for us to minister to Him and He is still ministering to us (Heb.4:14-16, Heb.9:24, Heb.7:24.
Scriptures used in today’s study:
Mat 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
Mat 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
Mat 12:3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
Mat 12:4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
Mat 12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
Mat 12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
Mat 12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
Mat 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
Mar 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Mar 2:28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Deu 5:12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
Deu 5:13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
Deu 5:14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
Deu 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
Mat 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
Mat 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Mat 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Mat 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Mat 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Mar 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1Ti 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
1Pe 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1Pe 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
2Co 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2Co 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Dan 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
Dan 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Mar 14:61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
Mar 14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Psa 80:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
Psa 80:14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
Psa 80:17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
Psa 80:18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
Psa 80:19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
Mar 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Heb 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Heb 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.