Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 17 of 24 (37 verses.)

Luke 17Wrench

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Jesus Will Kill People Who Entrap Innocents
1 Leading Others To Sin *Then Yahshua says to his disciples, โ€œ ๐Ÿ˜‡, it's impossible [for you] to [completely] prevent [evil beings] from setting snares [to destroy innocent people]. But [how terribly I torture and kill] the [criminals] who set the snares!
2 Yah's Protection * ๐Ÿ˜‡, if someone offends [harms, ensnares or corrupts] even one of the least [of my disciples, the punishment I smack down on the offender] is even worse than having [my biggest killer angels] chain a millstone around the offender's neck and throw him into the sea.
Yahshua is reminding everyone on earth to respect his disciples, though they are โ€˜smallโ€™ in worldly power. Yahshua is not primarily talking about people who abuse children. Child abuse is an obvious crime. Everybody knows it's wrong. Yahshua does not waste his time reminding people of the obvious.
Forgive Virtually Endlessly
3 Forgiveness *Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, ๐Ÿ˜‡, rebuke him. But if he repents, forgive him.
4 Forgiveness *And ๐Ÿ˜‡, if [your brother] trespasses against you 7 times in a day, and 7 times in a day he returns to you, saying, โ€˜I repentโ€™, you must forgive him.โ€
If You Had Any Faith, You'd Move Mountains
5 Unbelief *The apostles exclaim to Master [Yahshua], โ€œIncrease our faith!โ€
We don't like forgiving!
6 Faith *Master [Yahshua] replies, โ€œ ๐Ÿ˜‡, if you had faith [even as tiny as] a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, โ€˜Pluck [yourself] up by the root, and plant [yourself] in the sea!โ€™ And [the tree] would obey you!
Sycamore. See the seeds family worship song.
It's Your Duty To Obey All YAH's Commands
7 Responsibility Say you have a slave, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Your slave comes in stinking from plowing cow poop into the field or taking care of sheep. Will you, the slave's Master, fuss over your lowly servant? Will you hand-feed your slave aged wine, gourmet cheese and caviar while he sits wiping body odor on your silk seat of honor, while his dirty shoes drop sheep-dung on your white tablecloth draped over your antique hardwood dining table?
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8 Responsibility ๐Ÿ˜‡, wouldn't you instead say to your slave, โ€œMake dinner for me. Put on your apron. Serve me while I eat and drink. Later you can eat and drink.โ€™
9 Responsibility ๐Ÿ˜‡, does the master thank the slave for doing the duties the Master commands? No.
10 Humility *So likewise, ๐Ÿ˜‡, after you've done everything [YAH] commands, say, โ€˜We're just ordinary servants. We've [merely] done our duty. [We deserve no reward.]โ€™โ€
Even if you follow every principle of Biblical law, you've only done your job. You still merit no special award.
Yahshua Cleanses 10 Lepers
11 Loving People of All Colors & Nations Time passes, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Yahshua journeys [south] along the border between [occult] Samaria and the Heathen-Circle [Galilee]. He [hikes] toward [his assassins in] Jerusalem.
Yahshua spends most of his time in regions such as Samaria and Galilee which were ethnically-mixed, rife with witchcraft and addiction, and despised by Jews.
12 Illness Yahshua enters a village. 10 [diseased] men [stagger] toward him. [Yellow pus oozes from their leprous sores.] They stop at a [safe] distance.
13 Faith-Healing *The lepers shout and cry, โ€˜Yahshua, Master, have mercy on us!โ€™
14 Faith-Healing *Yahshua sees the lepers. He [shouts] to them, โ€œGo show yourselves to the priests.โ€ As the lepers go, [YAH's power miraculously] cleanses them, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
Only 1 Of The 10 Lepers Thanks Yahshua
15 Gratitude *One of the lepers sees [his skin perfectly] healed. So he [runs] back [to Yahshua], shouting & glorifying [YHVH] the Eloah.
16 Loving People of All Colors & Nations *This [grateful ex-leper] falls down on his face at Yahshua's feet, giving Yahshua thanks. And this ex-leper is [not a Jew; he's a despised foreign] Samarian.
17 Ungratefulness Yahshua asks [the thankful ex-leper], โ€œDidn't I cleanse all 10 [of you lepers]? Where are the other 9?
18 Ungratefulness โ€”Didn't anyone but this [outcast Gentile] foreigner come back to give honor to [YHVH] the Eloah?โ€™
Only the one from the despised nation gave thanks.
19 Faith-Healing Yahshua says to the ex-leper, โ€˜Rise and go. Your faith has made you well.โ€™
The Kingdom of Heaven Isn't On Any Map
20 The Kingdom (Dominion) Of Heaven *Some [phony] Pharisees [walk up]. They demand that Yahshua tell them when the Kingdom of [YHVH] the Eloah will come [to earth]. Yahshua answers them, โ€œThe Dominion of [YHVH] is not something you can see coming [and going] just by watching for it carefully [with your meat-eyes, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
YAH's Dominion is a spiritual thing. Yah's Spirit can fill your heart. You can be within His Will. Then 3 minutes later you can allow evil spirits to come into you. So YAH leaves, and you are out of His will. Don't waste your life searching for the โ€˜groupโ€™ that is โ€˜in the Kingdomโ€™. One week they may be in YAH's dominion. Then the next they may be chasing Yah's prophets away with knives. You can't chase spirits on foot. But you can clean out your heart and invite YAH's Spirit to dwell in you. And then you are in the Dominion of Heaven.
21 The Kingdom (Dominion) Of Heaven *[YAH's Kingdom isn't like Disneyland.] You won't be able to say, โ€˜Look! YAH's Kingdom is [in Amish country]!โ€™ or, โ€˜Look, YAH's Dominion [is in Switzerland, or Judea]!โ€™ For, you see, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the Dominion of [YHVH] the Eloah is within you.โ€
Or among you, in your inter-relationships. Two interpretations, both true: 1) Yah's Dominion exists wherever the Spirit of Yah rules a man or woman's heart. 2) The Kingdom of YHVH is here now, right in front of (among you, especially where two or more men are simultaneously spiritually united with each other and with YAH).
Don't Believe Reports of Christ's Appearance
22 The Messiah Yahshua predicts to his disciples, โ€œThe days [rapidly] approach when you [cry for me, desperately homesick for] of one of these [glorious] days [you spent with me,] the [ultimate] โ€˜Son of Adam.โ€™ But [physically, I'll be invisible]. You won't see [me with your meat-eyes, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
To find me, you have to journey deep inside your heart to where [hopefully] YAH has Dominion.
23 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion [Deceived, lying] people will say to you, โ€˜The Messiah is over here!โ€™ or โ€˜Look! It's Jesus!โ€™ Don't believe [such fools, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. Never follow anyone who says they've seen me [physically return to earth after I ascend to heaven].
Don't be a Rastarafian, for instance.
24 The Messiah * ๐Ÿ˜‡, when [I] the โ€˜Son of Adamโ€™ [enjoy my] Day [of visibly returning here, galloping on my white stallion to bathe the earth in the blood of the wicked, starting with the religious hypocrites, I'll] flash like lightning across the sky. [I'll] light heaven up from one side to the other. [Everyone in heaven or earth will see my return to earth. It'll be the hottest event in the history of the universe.]
25 Rejection But first [I,] the โ€˜Son of Adamโ€™, must endure horrible suffering and get rejected by this generation [of snake-spawn].
The World's End Will Rush Like Noah's Flood
26 Spiritual Blindness *Remember, ๐Ÿ˜‡, how [people] lived during Noah's lifetime. It's the same when [I,] the [ultimate] โ€˜Son of Adamโ€™, [physically, visibly return to judge and punish the world].
27 Spiritual Blindness *โ€”People eat. They drink. Fathers engage their daughters to men. Lovers get married, ๐Ÿ˜‡, until the day Noah enters the ark. Then the flood plunges to destroy all [humanity except Noah's family].
Most people who ever lived get incinerated and extinguished, permanently, in the โ€˜lake of fireโ€™. Yet countless people populate heaven. People reproduce quickly. YAH can make more people just by thinking them into existence. So YAH doesn't have to grade us on the curve. Life is a pass/fail course. Most people fail.
28 End Times Disasters *The days of Lot [when fire burned Sodom] also foreshadow the [Last Days, ๐Ÿ˜‡. In Sodom,] people ate. They drank. They bought. They sold. They planted. They built.
29 Punishment *But the day Lot fled Sodom, [YAH] rained burning sulfur from heaven. He destroyed all the [Sodomites].
Fire & brimstone probably refers to a nuclear-level blast. You can reportedly see thick glass-sand under Sodom to this day.
30 End Times Disasters *[ ๐Ÿ˜‡, my return to judge earth, aka] โ€˜The Day of the Son Of Adamโ€™, [crashes down. I shake this planet] 1000 times harder than the sudden, blinding [thermonuclear] blast [that incinerated Sodom].
It's โ€˜business as usualโ€™ right up to the hour when Yahshua returns.
31 End Times Disasters * ๐Ÿ˜‡, on that day, if you're [on the housetop / patio,] don't go into the house to pack your belongings. If you're in the field, don't return to town.
This advice also applied to the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD, which was a foreshadowing or โ€˜typeโ€˜ of the Day of Yahshua's return.
32 Worldly Attachment *Remember [what happened to] Lot's wife [when she disobeyed, ๐Ÿ˜‡]!
She wanted to look toward the evil city; nostalgic for the shopping, entertainment, politics, friends.
33 Forsaking All *Whoever seeks to save his [physical] life loses [all Life, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. But whoever [gives up] his [physical] life [to obey me] preserves [his eternal] Life.
34 End Times Renewal *I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, on the [coming] night [when I visibly return to earth], 2 people [lie] in 1 bed. [YAH] takes one [to heaven]. He leaves the other [to die].
Yahshua's return occurs in the dark night hours for one hemisphere, which are the daylight hours for the other hemisphere.
35 Judgment Two women grind [grain] together, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [YAH] takes one [to eternal life]. He discards the other [like trash].
36 End Times Disasters [2 men work in the field. YAH takes one. YAH abandons the other.]โ€
This verse is not found in the majority of NT Greek Manuscripts.
37 End Times Disasters Yahshua's disciples answer him, โ€œWhere [will you return], Adoni?โ€ Yahshua answers, โ€œWherever the [dead] body lies, there the vultures swarm.โ€
Since Yahshua dies at Jerusalem, he likely returns to Jerusalem. Vultures โ€˜gather/swarmโ€™ [sunago] is a play on the word โ€˜synagogueโ€™. It specifically targets Jerusalem, mother of synagogues. It's also a poke at religious people, including โ€˜christians,โ€™ who falsely claim to represent YAH, but are unclean ravenous death-worshippers whose god is their bloated stomach. โ€˜Somaโ€™ (body) refers to the body of believers, around which spirit-beings (aetos or air-beings) gather. Around our martyred corpses literal vultures gather, particularly around Jerusalem.
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