5-17-2020 “JESUS AND THE TWELVE HOURS!” part2 John 11:7-9

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 (inspired by the book “The Jesus I never knew”). This week we continue to study what Jesus was teaching us about time when He said “Are there not twelve hours in the day?”

Last week we learned two principles Jesus was teaching about time.

Principle 1) Time is a creation of God, John 17:1, 4,-5, Rev.1:8, 11a, 18a, John 1:1, 14, 17, 1-3, Gen.1:1-6, 5c. God created time as a gift and blessing to mankind, Gen.1:8, 13, 19, 23, 31, Gen.2:2-3.

Principle 2) Each day possesses a definite and limited amount of time and God gives us the responsibility of how to handle that time. Time is a boundary or limitation that God has set in the created natural world, John 11:9. Because of time’s limitation and boundary there is an extremely high value of time, Eph.5:16. In Eph.5:16 the word “redeem” is translated from the Greek word “exagorazō” which means value. Time has such a high value that time can not be purchased at any price.

Jesus was revealing to His disciples, the religious leaders of His day and those around Him that He is God and has been existing since before time began (“before Abraham I Am”), Psa.90:1-2, 4.

Jesus used His time to Glorify Father God.  When we compare the healing miracles that Jesus performed, we notice that Jesus uses His time in the best way to glorify God.  Sometimes He would heal with His touch, sometimes He would wait until they died and then raise them from the dead, and sometimes He would just speak the words to heal (John 4:43-47).  Jesus did His work in the way that would bring God the most glory.

In Eph.5:14-18 Paul explains that we should value time to the point of realizing that there are only two choices of how we can use our time, 1) to do God’s will or 2) for evil.

God’s will for us to use our time from the beginning  is to work, be productive, be in a relationship with Him and a spouse.  In Gen.1:27-28 God gave Adam personal responsibility to take care of and have dominion over creation, have a relationship and be fruitful.  In Gen.2:4-5, 15 God gave Adam the responsibility to take care of and work the Garden of Eden and do it with joy.  God has created us to be productive and responsible in our everyday life.

In Mark 6:1-3 we see that Jesus worked as a carpenter when He wasn’t ministering to the world.  Not only was Jesus saving the world, but He was also being productive as a tradesman.

We all have a God given desire to be productive and a lot of folks are really feeling that desire now with the world governments response to the coronacold.

Ecc.10:18 tells us that slothfulness ruins our house.  In other words living outside the will of God decays our spirits.  The folks who are not able to be productive now because of the governments response to the coronacold are likely feeling the decay of their spirits and need to aware of it so they can defend themselves from the spiritual decay (Eph.5:17-19).

Regardless of our circumstances we need to find joy in our daily lives (Psa.118:21-26, Eph.5:20).

Take a few minutes and compare the world governments response to the coronacold to how the folks operated in Gen.11:1-7.  Times are changing drastically and it will be critical to our spiritual health that we become spiritually prepared for what may be coming in the near future (Eph.5:16).

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Joh 11:7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
Joh 11:8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
Joh 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

Psa 90:1 A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
Psa 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Psa 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

Joh 4:43 Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.
Joh 4:44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.
Joh 4:45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
Joh 4:46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
Joh 4:47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
Joh 4:48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
Joh 4:49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
Joh 4:50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
Joh 4:51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
Joh 4:52 Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.

Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Eph 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Gen 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

Mar 6:1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
Mar 6:2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
Mar 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ecc 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Psa 118:21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
Psa 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
Psa 118:23 This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
Psa 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psa 118:25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
Psa 118:26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
Gen 11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
Gen 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
Gen 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Gen 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Gen 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

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