Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 4 of 24 (44 verses.)

Luke 4Wrench

The Devil Tempts The Starving Messiah
1 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) Yahshua, filled with [YAH's] Sacred Spirit, traces his path back from the Jordan River, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [YAH's] Spirit leads Yahshua into the wilderness.
Sometimes YAH leads you into deserted and hostile places where terrible tests purify you like fire.
2 Tribulation/Purification/testing *[In that hostile desert,] the Devil tempts Yahshua for 40 days. All that time Yahshua eats nothing at all, ๐Ÿ˜‡! When the 40 days are over, Yahshua [lies] starving.
3 Temptation *The devil tries to trick Yahshua: โ€œIf you're [really] the son of [YHVH] the Eloah, command this stone to become bread.โ€
4 Yah's Word *Yahshua answers the devil, โ€œ[Moses] writes, โ€˜Man lives not by bread alone, [but by YHVH's every word].โ€™"
Deuteronomy 8:3. The exact words of a scriptural quotation may differ, as long as they preserve the same meaning.
5 Being Marked/Numbered as the Beast's *Then the Adversary takes Yahshua up onto a high mountain. In an instant, [Satan] displays to Yahshua all the kingdoms of the world!
The devil tricks all the people in the world-system into becoming his legal slaves, using pledges of allegiance, oaths, โ€˜freeโ€™ benefits, and other devil-deals.
6 Political Evil *The devil offers Yahshua, โ€œI'll give you all [the world's] powerโ€”the glory of the [entire world-system. Generation after generation, all nations] hand [their god-given sovereignty] to me. So I award [worldly power and glory] to whoever I choose.
โ€ฆโ€œPresidents, kings, governors: they all dance like puppets on my strings. And you, Yahshua, can control them all! Imagine! The whole world listening to and obeying your gospelโ€”today!โ€ The devil offers Yahshua the chance to become Satan's second-in-command, deputy arch-ruler of the entire world, more powerful than any human has ever been.
7 Idolatry *โ€”If you bow down before me, all [the world] becomes your property.โ€
8 Serving YHVH alone *Yahshua answers the devil, โ€œYou get away from me, Satan! For [Moses] writes, โ€˜Worship YHVH [Adonai] your Eloah. Serve only Him.โ€™โ€
Deuteronomy 6:13
9 Temptation *The devil brings Yahshua to Jerusalem. He sets [Yahshua] on a pinnacle of the temple. He challenges Yahshua: โ€œIf you are the Son of [YHVH] the Eloah, throw yourself down from here;
10 Yah's Protection *โ€”For it is written, โ€˜[YHVH] commands his angels to protect and guard you:
11 Yah's Protection *[YAH's angels] lift you up in their hands. So you never [even] strike your foot against a stone.โ€
Psalm 91:11,12 You won't even stub your toes.
12 Temptation *Yahshua answers the devil, โ€œThe scripture also says, โ€˜Never put [the Adonai] YHVH your Eloah on trial.โ€™โ€
Deuteronomy 6:16. We must test ideas that claim to come from our Creator, to see if those ideas are truly reliable. But we may never treat YAH as a rat in our laboratory, a plaintiff in our courtroom, a student whose performance we critique and grade.
13 Temptation The Devil [gives up trying to crack Yahshua with temptation, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Beaten,] the devil retreats temporarily, lying in wait for another opportunity [to defeat Yahshua].
Yahshua Helps Heathen-Circle Pagans Find YAH
14 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) [Nearly dead from 40 days without food,] Yahshua returns, by the power of [YAH's] Spirit, to [the] Heathen-Circle.
Galilee = Heathen Circle. Returns: possibly teleports.
15 Fame *Fame of Yahshua spreads through the whole [north Israeli] country, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Yahshua teaches in [Heathen-Circle (Galilee's)] synagogues. Everyone [there] praises Yahshua.
Fair-weather friends โ€˜loveโ€™ you when they think you're going to be financially successful. But when you give all your wealth away and face death & persecution to obey YAH, those same โ€˜Christian friendsโ€™ drop you like you're a crack-whore with AIDS.
Christ's Home Church Chunks Him Off A Cliff
16 Education *Yahshua [hikes] to Nazareth, where he'd been brought up, ๐Ÿ˜‡. And, as usual, he enters the synagogue on the Sabbath day. [He] stands up to read.
The Messiah went into the synagogue to read every Sabbath. So you, Christian, should go read scripture in synagogue every Sabbath.
17 Education [A priest] hands Yahshua a [rare, sacred] scroll containing the words of the prophet IsaiYah. Yahshua unrolls the scroll, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [He] finds [one of the many passages that predict his own life story]:
18 Missions/Outreach *โ€œYHVH's Spirit [rests] upon me. YAH anoints me to herald [His] Good News to poor [people], ๐Ÿ˜‡. YAH sends Me to heal brokenhearted [sufferers], to decree deliverance for [Satan's] captives, [to command] blind [people] to recover their sight, to set free everyone who [lies] beaten down.
Isaiah 61:1
19 Redemption YHVH [sends me here] to herald [that this is finally the centuries-awaited] โ€˜year of his favor.โ€™โ€
Isaiah 61:1,2. This year YHVH takes pleasure in setting free His people by destroying the devil's power.
20 The Messiah Yahshua rolls up the scroll, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [He] hands it back to the attendant. Then [Yahshua] sits down. Everyone in the synagogue fastens their eyes on him.
21 The Messiah Yahshua starts to reason with the congregation: โ€œYou've just heard Scripture make history. IsaYAH's prediction came true just now, right here as you heard me read it.โ€
22 The Messiah Everyone [in the congregation] flatters Yahshua. [They're] amazed to hear such appealing words coming from his mouth, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But they [make light of him, saying,] โ€œIsn't Yahshua [merely that old handyman] Joseph's son?โ€
23 Unbelief Yahshua says to the [congregation], โ€œYou're going to challenge me with that old proverb: โ€˜Physician, heal yourself!โ€™โ€
โ€œYahshua, if you're such a big-shot, why don't you do miracles here in your hometown like you did in Capernaum?โ€
24 Rejection *Yahshua continues, โ€œI tell you the rock-solid [Truth, ๐Ÿ˜‡]: No prophet gets accepted in his own country [hometown].
25 Loving People of All Colors & Nations โ€”The reality is that during EliJah's life, [YAH] shut the [sky. YAH denied rain to the land] for 3 years & 6 months. So a severe famine wracked the entire land. Yet [miracle-worker] EliJah {JAH-Is-El} [immigrated out of Israel. He teamed up with a foreigner! He totally bypassed the opportunity to help the] many widows in Israel.
26 Loving People of All Colors & Nations [YAH chose] to send EliJah {JAH-Is-El} far away from all those [Israeli] widows. [EliJah helped and received help from] a [foreign] widow at Zarepath [Refinery] near [pagan] Sidon [Fish-town]!
27 Loving People of All Colors & Nations And many lepers suffered in Israel during the life-time of the prophet EliShua. Yet only 1 leper got cleansed: Naaman {Sweet}: a [despised non-Israeli] Syrian [General]!โ€
28 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion Hearing [Yahshua insult Israel], everyone in the synagogue boils over with fury, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
29 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *The congregation jumps up, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They thrust/drag/push Yahshua out of town! [They drive him] to the edge of the cliff on which their town lies founded. They try to cast Yahshua down headlong. [They attempt to murder him!]
Church people murder you when you command them to obey their Bibles.
30 Paranormal Phenomena *But Yahshua [supernaturally] passes [right] through the middle of the [religious] mob, ๐Ÿ˜‡! [He] goes [on] his way. [He leaves the murderous congregation on the cliff's edge. [The goons] grab at thin air, screaming curses, โ€œWhere'd that blasphemer go?!โ€]
Messiah Enlightens A Comfortable Walled Town
31 Education Yahshua [hikes] down to Capernaum, a [comfortable walled] town in the [Galilee] Heathen-Circle. [There,] on Sabbath days, [Yahshua] enlightens the [congregants].
32 Education *The [people jump back,] knocked out by Yahshua's teaching[s]. Yahshua's Word wields power [and authority, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
Good education provokes, infuriates, challenges. Good teaching never bores.
Jesus Expels And Silences A Demon
33 Demonic Possession In the synagogue, a man [possessed by] an unclean demon screams:
Church clothes mask many demon-infested pagans.
34 Demonic Possession "Leave us alone! What [do you want with] us, Yahshua from Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. [You're] the Holy One of [YHVH] the Eloah.โ€
35 Exorcism Yahshua rebukes the [evil] spirit, saying, โ€œBe quiet. Come out of him!โ€ The demonic spirit throws [his possessed host] down in the middle of the crowd, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The demon [flies] out of the man without injuring him.
36 Exorcism The congregation [rave, ๐Ÿ˜‡,] knocked-out, exclaiming to one another, โ€œWhat authority and power [flow] in Yahshua's Word! Yahshua commands filthy [evil] spirits. Then they come out!โ€
37 The Messiah Yahshua's fame spreads, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [It saturates] the whole countryside surrounding [the Heathen Circle].
Jesus Heals Peter's Mom-In-Law's Deadly Fever
38 Illness Yahshua leaves the synagogue, ๐Ÿ˜‡. He [walks] into Simon's house. [He sees] Simon's mother-in-law lying [in bed]. [She writhes, red-faced, sweating,] suffering from a high fever. [Her family] begs Yahshua [to help] her.
39 Faith-Healing *Yahshua stands over [the lady in bed]. He commands the fever to go away. Her temperature [and health return to normal, ๐Ÿ˜‡]! Immediately she [springs] up [out of bed]. She [prepares a meal for everyone in the house]!
Yahshua Spends The Night Healing Many People
40 Faith-Healing *[Yahshua works past] sunset, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Everyone brings him people sick with various diseases. He lays his hands on every one of the [patients]. He heals them!
41 Privacy / Secrecy *Demons [fly] out of many [patients], crying, โ€œYou're The Christ, the son of [YHVH] the Eloah!โ€ Yahshua rebukes the demons. He forbids them to tell [people] what they know, that he's the Messiah. Yahshua [doesn't want them to swell his fame to unmanageable proportions].
Christ's Fans Fail To Keep Him From Traveling
42 Solitude At daybreak, Yahshua [hikes] out to a solitary place, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The people come looking for him. They try to keep him from leaving them.
43 Missions/Outreach *Yahshua [shouts] to [his crowd of obsessed fans], โ€œI must herald the Dominion of [YHVH] the Eloah to other cities. That's why [YAH] sent me [to earth].โ€
44 Education So Yahshua [leaves that town, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Then he] heralds in the [other] synagogues in the Heathen-Circle [Galilee].