“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Jesus Heals the Official’s Son

A Christ Filled Life/Getting to Know Jesus

I just found out about the “Beyond Blessed” blog written by a young woman and was truly inspired. I also enjoyed the song “Sets me Free” by the group Addison Road.

John 4:43 Now after two days He departed thence, and went into Galilee. 44) For Jesus Himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. Luke 4:24. 45) Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. Deuteronomy 16:16. 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. 47) When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea 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. 48) Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 1Corinthians 1:22. 49) The nobleman saith unto Him, Sir, come down ere my child die. 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. Matthew 8:13. 51) And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him saying, Thy son liveth. 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. 53) So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. Acts 16:34. 54) This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when He was come out of Judea into Galilee.

Quest Study Bible/Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v43, 44 His own country having no honour or reception in Galilee, Jesus went elsewhere. He was unable to perform many miracles in Galilee. v45 The feast refers to the Passover (2:13-25). The Galileans that had gone to the feast received Jesus when He came to Galilee. v46-48 Nobleman is literally royal officer, one in service of the king. Herod Antipas was technically the “tetrarch” (ruler over a fourth of the country) of Galilee, but he was referred to as a king. v48 Signs and wonders, Jesus was disturbed that people were more interested in sensationalism than they were in a relationship with God. He chose to perform miracles when it would inspire faith, not simply please crowds. v50-54 The miracle that Jesus performed was His second sign (2:11), so that the people might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that by believing they might have life (20:31). When the Jewish nobleman realized that his son had been healed he knew that Jesus was more than a mere mortal. He placed his faith in Jesus and was born again. Hallelujah! v54 Jesus performed other miracles but this is the second miracle performed in Galilee.
More to come and God Bless You.

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