Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 1 of 24 (80 verses.)

Luke 1Wrench

Luke Begins His Courtroom-Quality Testimony
1 True Witness Dear ๐Ÿ˜‡, friend of [YHVH] the Eloah: Many people have undertaken to set down an orderly declaration of those events [in Yahshua's life] which have been fully proven to have occurred among us.
โ€˜Friend of YAHโ€™ is the literal meaning of the name of a man named โ€˜Theophilusโ€™.
2 True Witness [Like court reporters or historians,] we [investigators] have written down the record [of Yahshua's life. We embellish nothing.] We use [neither hearsay nor circumstantial evidence. We only employ] testimony from first-person eyewitnesses and Yahshua's own disciples. [These disciples continue to prove their reliability by risking death to constantly] herald [Yahshua's] Word [to hostile societies].
3 Education I personally investigated, and now possess a cohesive overview of the whole [life of Yahshua] from the beginning. So I decided that it would benefit you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, for me to write a record [of all I know of Yahshua's life], in order.
4 Education This record will prove to you the truthfulness of the [facts about Yahshua, and the principles of his teachings] which people have taught you, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Angel Gabriel Tells Zachariah Jesus is Coming
5 Authority [Our account begins back] in the days of Herod, the [false-king] of Judaea. There a priest named ZachariYah ([a member] of the priestly order of AbiYah {Father-YAH}) lives with his wife, Elisabeth, a daughter [descended] from [ancient high-priest] Aaron.
6 Righteous Actions (Works) ZachariYah & Elisabeth live righteous [lives] in the sight of [YHVH] the Eloah. They walk blamelessly in all the commandments and regulations of the Adonai.
So it's not impossible to please YHVH by your actions; it's just that people rarely do so.
7 Giving Birth ZachariYah & Elisabeth have no children, ๐Ÿ˜‡, because Elisabeth is barren [infertile], and they've grown very old.
8 Work One [normal] day [at the temple], ZachariYah performs his work (as a priest for [YHVH] the Eloah) during the shift assigned to his group [of relatives].
9 Work [Following ancient custom,] the priests cast lots [like rolling dice or flipping coins] to decide which priest will go into the temple of [YHVH] Adonai to burn incense. This day the lot falls to ZachariYah.
The incense may have been Cannabis Sativa.
10 Prayer A huge crowd of [Jerusalem's] worshipers stand praying outside of the temple. [Inside,] ZachariYah [stands] lighting [holy] incense.
11 Spiritual Vision Suddenly there before ZachariYah appears an angel from [YHVH] Adonai! [The angel] stands on the right side of the altar of incense.
12 Paranormal Phenomena ZachariYah sees the angel. [ZachariYah] startles, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Fear overwhelms him.
13 Giving Birth So the angel says, โ€œNever fear, ZachariYah. [YAH] has heard your prayer. Your wife Elisabeth soon bears you a son. You name [the baby] โ€˜JAHnโ€™ [Yohannon].
Yohannon means: Jehovah-favored.
14 Giving Birth โ€”You come to [shine and spin in] joy and gladness. Trillions [of people and heavenly beings] rejoice at JAHn's birth.
15 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) โ€”For JAHn [proves] great in the sight of [YHVH] Adonai. JAHn drinks neither wine nor hard liquor. [Instead of alcohol,] JAHn lives filled with [YAH's] Sacred Spirit, right from his mother's womb.
Intoxicants are a poor substitute for the Holy Spirit. If you have YAH's Holy Spirit, you don't need intoxicants. However, some intoxicants have good uses. Rum is good for clearing coughs. Cannabis seeds are excellent food. And so on.
16 Repentance โ€”JAHn comes to turn many of the children of Israel [back] to [YHVH] Adonai their Eloah.
17 Repentance *โ€”In the spirit and power of [ancient prophet] EliYah, JAHn travels out ahead of Master [Yahshua]. [JAHn] turns the hearts of [earth's] fathers to [their] children. [He directs] disobedient [people] to the wisdom of righteous [people]. [He] makes ready a [holy] nation prepared for Adonai [YHVH].โ€
Or โ€˜John goes out before the face of [YHVH] Adonai.โ€™ โ€˜Fathers/childrenโ€™ is quoting Malachi 4:6. โ€˜People preparedโ€™ is referenced in 1 Peter 2:9.
18 Unbelief ZachariYah challenges [YAH's] angel, โ€œHow can I verify [I'll have a son]? I'm an old man. My wife is VERY old!โ€
19 Authority The angel answers ZachariYah, โ€œI am GabriEL. I stand in the presence of [YHVH] the Eloah. [YAH] sent me to speak to you, and to give you this great news.
GabriEL = Valiant warrior of Elohim.
20 Unbelief โ€”Watch! Because you refused to believe my words, you become mute, unable to speak, until the day [your wife bears your son JAHn]. These [prophecies each] come true at their proper time[s].โ€
Here's your proof, bigmouth who talks back to YAH's angels! I shut your mouth for 9 months!
21 Paranormal Phenomena The crowd [outside the temple] waits for ZachariYah. [They] marvel that he's taking so long to come back outside.
22 Spiritual Vision ZachariYah runs out. He can't speak to the congregation. The crowd realizes that ZachariYah has seen a vision in the temple. He keeps making [hand] signs to them. But he remains speechless.
23 Rest ZachariYah goes on to finish his shift of [Temple] service. So he returns home.
Zachariah Seeds Baby John Into His Old Wife
24 Giving Birth Later ZachariYah [copulates with] his [old] wife Elizabeth. [Miraculously,] Elizabeth gets pregnant, ๐Ÿ˜‡! She stays at home for 5 months.
25 Giving Birth [Elisabeth praises YAH]. She sings, โ€œHow kind is [YHVH] Adonai! YAH made me wait. But now He looks on me with favor! He takes away my public disgrace [of having no children]!โ€
Angel Gabriel Tells Mary The Messiah's Coming
26 Paranormal Phenomena In the 6th month [of Elizabeth's pregnancy, YHVH] the Eloah sends His [arch]angel GabriEl to a town named Nazareth in the Heathen-Circle [Galilee].
Nazareth means โ€˜Consecrated, separated, Holyโ€™.
27 The Messiah's Birth GabriEl appears to a virgin named Mary [Miriam]. (She's the fiancee of a man named Joseph {Increaser}, a descendant of [king] David [the Goliath-killer].
Miriam means: rebellious, or bitter, representing YHVH sending His Son to bitter, rebellious, disobedient Israel.
28 Blessing [Gabriel] the angel [floats] in to Mary's [bedroom]. He says, โ€œHail, you highly favored [saint]! Adonai [YHVH] is with you. You, among [all] women, are blessed!โ€
Mary is awesome. But she's just a woman. Mary is not the co-redeemer. The Bible never ever authorizes us pray to Mary nor anyone else except YHVH. We're not even instructed to pray to Jesus!
29 Spiritual Vision Mary sees GabriEl. His words perplex [& shake] her, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Her mind races, trying to figure out what [this angel's] greeting means.
30 Courage The angel comforts Mary: โ€œNever fear, Mary. You have found favor with [YHVH] the Eloah.
31 The Messiah's Birth *โ€”See [your future]! You [spontaneously] conceive [a baby] in your womb. You bring forth a son. You name him โ€˜Yahshua.โ€™
Yahshua = YAH saves.
32 The Messiah *โ€”Yahshua [grows] great. [The angels] call him โ€˜Son of the Highest [Ha'Elyon].โ€™ Adonai YHVH gives Yahshua the throne of [king] David, [Yahshua's] fore-father!
33 The Kingdom (Dominion) Of Heaven *โ€”And Yahshua reigns over the house of Jacob for ever. Yahshua's kingdom never ends.โ€
34 Supernatural Miracles Mary asks the angel, โ€œHow [could I get pregnant]? I've never [lain with a man. I'll remain] a virgin [until my wedding night far in the future].โ€
35 The Messiah's Birth *The angel answers Mary, โ€œSacred Spirit soon comes upon you. The power of the Highest [Ha'Elyon] overshadows you. So the [angels] call the holy One [Yahshua] you birth โ€˜son of Elohim.โ€™
36 Giving Birth โ€”And your cousin Elisabeth (whom people ridiculed as barren) has also conceived a son in her old age. Elisabeth is 6-months pregnant!
37 Faith *โ€”For with [YHVH] the Eloah, nothing will [ever] be impossible.โ€
38 Humility *Mary [bows]. She answers the angel, โ€œLook. I'm the handmaid of [YHVH] Adonai. I pray my future matches your prediction.โ€ [Poof!] The angel [vanishes from] Mary's [view].
Mary Goes To Stay With John The Baptist's Mom
39 Companionship Quickly, Mary jumps up. She [rides a donkey] to [ZachariYah's] town in the hill country of Judea.
40 Companionship Mary [runs in the door of] ZachariYah's house. She greets Elisabeth.
41 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) At the sound of Mary's greeting, Elizabeth's baby [JAHn] jumps within Elizabeth's womb! [YAH] fills Elizabeth with [his] Sacred Spirit.
42 The Messiah's Birth Elisabeth sings out in a loud voice, โ€œ[Mary, YAH keeps] blessing you! [He singles you out above all] women. [YAH] blesses the โ€˜fruitโ€™ of your womb!
43 Humility โ€”Why am I so favored, that the mother of the Master, my Sovereign, should come to me?
44 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) โ€”For look! [Feel baby JAHn jumping in my belly!] As soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, baby [JAHn] leaped for joy in my womb!
JAHn was prenatally clairvoyant.
45 Faith โ€”You are blessed because [you] believe [YAH's word]. Adonai [YAH] is performing everything that [His angel] predicted to you.โ€
Mary's Song
46 Praise Mary [sings/shouts], โ€œMy soul sings! [YHVH] the Adonai is magnificent!
47 Joy My spirit jumps for joy! [YHVH] the Eloah, my Savior [makes my heart spin around with wild emotion]!
48 Humility For YAH remembers me, his lowly servant girl. โ€” Imagine, ๐Ÿ˜‡! โ€” From now on, all generations call me โ€˜blessed!โ€™
49 The Creator's Name โ€”[YAH], the Mighty One, keeps doing great things for me, ๐Ÿ˜‡! [YHVH's] Name is sacred!
50 Our Creator's Love โ€”YAH's mercy covers everyone who fears Him, ๐Ÿ˜‡: past, present, and future.
51 Yah's Protection โ€”YAH's mighty arm works tremendous miracles, ๐Ÿ˜‡! [Like a hurricane,] YAH scatters [all] arrogant [beings]. [He shatters] the [vain] fantasies of [mans' evil] hearts.
Yah rocks you like a hurricane.
52 Yah's Protection โ€”YAH throws down the mighty [rulers] from their thrones, ๐Ÿ˜‡. YAH exalts [us] lowly [people]. [He lifts us] out of the mud.
53 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *โ€”[YAH] fills hungry [people] with good [food, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. YAH sends rich [people] away empty [handed].
54 Yah's Provision (Assurance) [YAH always] mercifully remembers [us saints, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. He helps his [reformed] slave-brats [who will reign with Him].
Israel = people who will rule with YAH.
55 Yah's Provision (Assurance) [YAH] promised [mercy] to our fore-fathers: to Abraham {Father-Of-Billions}, and to Abraham's โ€˜seed-childrenโ€™, for ever!โ€
56 Moral Purity / Childlikeness Mary continues living with Elisabeth for about 3 months, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Then Mary returns home [to her father's house].
Mary stays far away from Joseph, so no one can claim that Joseph impregnated her.
Elizabeth Births John The Baptizer
57 Giving Birth [Meanwhile, old] Elizabeth grows to full-term in her pregnancy. She bears a son: [JAHn the Immerser].
58 Giving Birth Elisabeth's neighbors and cousins hear how Adonai [YHVH] showed great mercy [in giving baby JAHn] to Elisabeth. So they rejoice with her.
59 Giving Birth Later, on the 8th day [after JAHn's birth], the [Rabbi and spectators] come to circumcise Elisabeth's baby [JAHn]. But the relatives call the baby โ€œZachariYah, [Jr.]โ€, after his father [ZachariYah].
If this 'circumcision' involved cutting off John's foreskin, it was a mistake. Never cut your child's genitals.
60 The Creator's Name JAHn's mother corrects her relatives: โ€œNo! This baby must be named Yohannon (JAHn).โ€
Yohannon means, โ€œYAH's favor.โ€
61 Unbelief The relatives challenge Elisabeth, โ€œBut you don't have any relative named โ€˜JAHn!โ€™โ€
62 Sexism [Ignoring Elisabeth,] the relatives motion to [ZachariYah] (JAHn's father), to get him to name the baby.
63 Giving Birth ZachariYah motions for a writing tablet. To everyoneโ€™s surprise, [ZachariYah] writes, โ€œThe baby's name is Yohannon (JAHn).โ€ Everyone marvels [that the woman was right].
64 Faith-Healing ZachariYah's mouth immediately opens, ๐Ÿ˜‡! His tongue moves freely. He speaks. He praises [YHVH] the Eloah.
65 Supernatural Miracles Fear comes over everyone who lives near ZachariYah's family, ๐Ÿ˜‡. People broadcast the news (of the events surrounding JAHn's birth) throughout the entire hill country of Judaea.
66 Blessing Everyone who hears (about JAHn) stores up expectation in their hearts. They wonder, โ€œWhat is this child going to be?โ€ [As JAHn grows, his miraculous insight, power and focus show that] the hand of Adonai [YHVH] lives with him.
67 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) And [YAH] fills JAHn's father ZachariYah with the Sacred Spirit.
68 Redemption ZachariYah prophesies, โ€œ[I] kneel [to] Adonai [YHVH,] the Eloah of Israel. For YAH visits and redeems his people.
69 Redemption YAH now raises up a โ€˜hornโ€™ of salvation for us: [a mighty Deliverer], a descendant of [YAH's] obeyer: David {Love}.
70 Spiritual Vision YAH [fulfills the Word He] spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets, whom [He has provided to lead us] since the world began.
71 Yah's Protection [YAH fulfills His promise to] save us [believers] from our enemies, from the hand of everyone who hates us, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
The Jews imagine that Jesus is going to kill the Roman invaders.
72 Yah's Protection YAH now shows the mercy He promised to our fore-fathers. [YAH] remembers His holy covenant.
73 Oaths [YAH keeps] the oath He swore to our fore-father Abraham {Father-Of-Billions}.
74 Yah's Protection ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH is fulfilling His promise] to grant us freedom. [He's snatching us] out of the hand of our enemies. [He enables us to] serve Him without fear.
Everybody thinks Jesus is going to massacre the Romans. But instead, Jesus is going to love the Romans.
75 Separation (Holiness) [YAH rescues us, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So we'll live in] holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our lives.
76 Missions/Outreach And you, child [JAHn], come to be called โ€˜the prophet of the Most High.โ€™ For you go ahead of [the] Sovereign [Yahshua. You] prepare his way.
77 Freedom [You] spread knowledge among YAH's people. [You remind them that] deliverance [comes by] having [YAH] forgive their sins.
Deliverance does NOT come through armed rebellion and war.
78 Forgiveness [ ๐Ÿ˜‡, freedom comes] through the tender mercy of [YHVH] our Eloah, who sends the sunrise to visit us from heaven.
Military spending produces slavery, not freedom.
79 Guidance ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH] gives light to all who sit in darkness, [wallowing] in the shadow of death. [YAH's light] guides our feet into the way of peace!โ€
80 Preparedness [JAHn] the child grows [physically and] spiritually strong, ๐Ÿ˜‡. JAHn lives in the wilderness until the time comes for him to appear in public to Israโ€™El.
John gets tough through survival training. He endures pain, cold, heat and deprivation of comfort. Are you that tough? Most churchgoers won't even attend church unless its pews are well-padded!