Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 8 of 24 (56 verses.)

Luke 8Wrench

Yahshua & His Followers Go On A National Tour
1 Missions/Outreach Then Yahshua (and his 12 ambassadors) tour many cities and villages, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They herald and, [by miraculous power, demonstrate] the Good News of the Kingdom of [YHVH] the Eloah.
2 Exorcism [Behind Yahshua follow] some women whom [Yahshua] healed of evil spirits and diseases.
3 Generosity [The healed women] include Mary (called โ€˜Magdaleneโ€™) out of whom fled 7 demons, [and] Joanna [JAHohannon] the wife of Chuza (king Herod's finance minister), and Shoshanna [Susanna {Lily}]. These [women] and many other [people follow Yahshua]. They draw on their own wealth to help [the disciples help others].
This does not mean that the women โ€˜supportedโ€™ Christ's ministry by tithing, as preachers often assert as they pass the donation plate. The women obeyed Yahshua's command to sell their possessions and give to the poor.
Yahshua Speaks The Mystery Of The Seeds
4 Education A large crowd gathers from many towns to hear Yahshua. He tells the crowd a [dramatic visual] story, ๐Ÿ˜‡:
5 The Devil โ€œA gardener [me] walks out to plant his seed [YAH's word]. This gardener scatters the seed on the ground, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The sky-birds eat some of those seeds. Some seed falls on a path. People trample on those seeds.
6 Giving Up / Falling Away / Backsliding Some seeds fall on rock, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So as soon as the seed sprouts, it dries up [and withers away] from lack of moisture.
YAH's word is the water which gives us true life.
7 Greed *Some seed falls among thorn [bushes]. The thorns spring up with the seed-sprouts, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The thorn-bushes choke out the sprouts.
8 Bearing Fruit / Profitability *Other seed falls on good ground, ๐Ÿ˜‡. That [seed] grows up. For every seed that successfully grows [into a tree], 100 [valuable] fruits [keep coming out each fruit season].โ€ Yahshua [caps this story] with the shout: โ€œ'Got hearing ears, ๐Ÿ˜‡? Then hear!โ€
Yahshua Says You Are Soil For Thought-Seeds
9 Bearing Fruit / Profitability Yahshua's disciples ask Him, โ€œWhat does [your] โ€˜seed parableโ€™ mean?โ€
10 Spiritual Blindness *Yahshua answers, โ€œTo you, [my obedient students, YHVH] the Eloah grants knowledge of the mysteries of His Kingdom [Dominion]. But, ๐Ÿ˜‡, to [the masses, I teach] in [symbolic, dramatic, mysterious stories]. The people [mentally] see [and repeat my visual allegories]. They hear [and repeat my words]. But they [rarely] understand [that my stories condemn them].
Isaiah 6:9. Part of Christ's genius master strategy is to get the worldly masses (his enemies) to go around repeating his words without understanding that those very words condemn them to the trash fire of the universe. The worldly churches would not be repeating Christ's words if they realized that their own mouths are predicting their own destruction.
11 Yah's Word *Here is the decoded symbology of the โ€˜seedโ€™ parable, ๐Ÿ˜‡: The โ€˜seedโ€™ symbolizes the Word of [YHVH] the Eloah.
12 The Devil *The โ€˜seeds that fall on the side of the pathโ€™ represent [people] who hear YAH's Word, only to have the devil swoop in and snatch YAH's Word out of their hearts, ๐Ÿ˜‡, thus preventing them from believing and being saved.
13 Giving Up / Falling Away / Backsliding *The โ€˜seeds that fall on the rockโ€™ represent people who hear and immediately receive YAH's Word with joy, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Yet because those [easy-believers] have no โ€˜rootsโ€™, they only believe for a while. Soon, a time of temptation comes. Then the [shallow โ€˜christiansโ€™] fall away [deeper into worldliness].
14 Worldly Attachment *The โ€˜seeds which fall among thorn-bushesโ€™ represent [people] who, when they've heard [YAH's Word], go out and get choked with cares, riches and pleasures of this [physical, fleshly] life, ๐Ÿ˜‡, so they never put out any mature โ€˜fruit.โ€™
15 Bearing Fruit / Profitability *But the โ€˜[seeds] who fall on the good groundโ€™ represent [people] who, with honest, [receptive, obedient,] good hearts, hear [YAH's] Word, then [keep on] keeping it, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Such believers,] by persevering, bring forth [overflowing, delicious, health-giving spiritual] โ€˜fruit.โ€™
16 Good Example / Light of the World *No man lights a candle and then covers it with a bowl. Nobody puts a [lit] candle under a bed, ๐Ÿ˜‡. People set [burning] candles on candlesticks, so everyone in the room can see the light.
17 Truth * ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH] hauls whatever is secret out into the open. [YAH] discovers and brings to light whatever [you have] hidden.
18 Responsibility *So be sure to pay attention to HOW you listen, ๐Ÿ˜‡. If you bring me a positive spiritual return on my investment in your [physical life], I invest [eternal life] in you. But if you fail to return a spiritual โ€˜profitโ€™ on my investment [in your life, which you do not own but merely hold in trust for me], I divest you of the principal. [I take away your life, forever.]
YAH is the landowner. You are the share-cropper. The soil is your body. (Your body is living dirt.) If you bring in a superior โ€˜fruit harvestโ€™, YAH gives you more land and seeds (an eternal body). If you fail to grow edible fruit, YAH kicks you off the land. (He ends your life). The fruits YAH accepts from you are: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The tree does not create fruit. The tree merely acts as a machine to process soil, air, sunshine and water into fruit.
If You Obey YAH, You Are Yahshua's Sibling
19 Family Then Yahshua's mother [Mary] arrives with Yahshua's [blood] brothers, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But they can't break through the packed crowd to reach Yahshua [in the house].
Yahshua's brothers did not believe in him. They oscillated between wanting to force him to kill the Romans as a military rebel-king, and trying to lock him up in an insane asylum.
20 Family People tell Yahshua, โ€œYour mother and your brothers stand outside, asking to see you.โ€
21 Obedience *Yahshua answers, โ€œMy โ€˜motherโ€™ and my brothers are the [beings] who hear the Word of [YHVH] the Eloah, and actively [obey] it, ๐Ÿ˜‡.โ€
Yahshua Calms A Storm-Raged Lake
22 Missions/Outreach [Time passes.] One day, Yahshua boards a boat with his disciples. Yahshua says to them, โ€œLet's go over to the other side of the lake.โ€ So they launch out.
True mission work shakes up the norm.
23 Fear *The disciples sail while Yahshua falls asleep. A dangerous wind-storm descends on the lake, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The boat fills with water. [It starts] sinking.
24 Supernatural Miracles *The disciples run to Yahshua. They wake him, screaming, โ€œMaster, Master, we're gonnnaโ€™ die!โ€ Yahshua gets up. He rebukes the wind and the raging water. The wind and waves die, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The [air & water smooth to a glassy] calm.
25 The Messiah *Yahshua asks his disciples, โ€œWhere is your faith?โ€ Awestruck, the disciples marvel, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They ask one another, โ€œWhat kind of man is [Yahshua]?! He commands even the winds and water. And they obey him!โ€
Jesus Sends A Tomb-Zombie's Demons Into Pigs
26 Missions/Outreach Yahshua and his disciples arrive at the land of the Gerasenes, across the lake from the Heathen-Circle.
27 Demonic Possession Yahshua steps ashore, ๐Ÿ˜‡. A [naked] local man runs up to Yahshua. This man has long been possessed by demons. He [refuses to] wear clothes. He lives, not in a house, but in burial caves [filled with rats and dead rotting skeletons].
28 Demonic Possession *The demoniac scans Yahshua. Then [the demon] cries out. [The demoniac] falls down before [Yahshua]. [The demon] screams, โ€œWhat do you want with me, Yahshua, son of [YHVH] the Most High Eloah? I beg you, donโ€™t torture me!โ€
29 Demonic Possession [This unclean spirit demon trembles, because] Yahshua has commanded it to come out of the man. For the demon [is dependent on continually] seizing his host. The townspeople and the police keep binding the man with chains and shackles, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But the man keeps breaking the chains and running, driven by the devil into the wilderness.
30 Demonic Possession *Yahshua asks the Demoniac, โ€œWhat is your name?โ€ The Demoniac answers, โ€œLegionโ€, because many devils have entered the man, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Religion = ReLegion. Get it? The world's religions are trying to bind you into Roman style legions (fasces, bundles). Then at the end of time the angels throw these bundles of pagan people into the trash-fire of the universe. Legions of hypocritical โ€˜Christiansโ€™ enter the fire, mouths gaping in shock.
31 Hell (Annihilation) The demons keep begging Yahshua not to send them into the Abyss, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
32 Exorcism *A herd of many swine feeds on a hill [close-by, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. The demons beg Yahshua to allow themselves to enter the pigs. Yahshua gives the [demons] permission.
Yahshua was lawfully entitled to destroy the pigs because YHVH forbids the human race to cultivate domestic swine. YAH forbids the use of unclean animals in food production because unclean animals breed human diseases and cause health problems, especially for the poor people who work pig-farms.
33 Exorcism *The demons [fly] out of the man. They [fly uphill to] enter the swine, ๐Ÿ˜‡! The herd stampedes down a steep bank. [They crash] into the lake. [They] drown.
Good riddance, filthy disease bags!
34 Exorcism The [poor farmhands] who [make their living] feeding the pigs see [Yahshua destroy their herd]. [So] the farmhands flee. They tell [people] in the city and in the country [about Yahshua's pig-massacre / exorcism].
35 Exorcism *The people [of the region] flock out to see [the floating pig corpses. Terrified,] the people approach Yahshua. They find the man (out of whom the demons had gone) clothed, in his right mind, sitting at Yahshua's feet. [Instead of thanking Yahshua,] the people [shake with] fear, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
36 Exorcism The pig-farmers (who saw the exorcism) tell the townspeople [how Yahshua] healed the man who'd been possessed by demons.
37 Rejection *Then all the people of the Gerasene region beg Yahshua to leave them, ๐Ÿ˜‡, because they're seized with great fear. So Yahshua boards the boat. He returns back across the lake.
When you help people, they logically ought to appreciate you. Yet often they illogically reject you. That is often your cue to leave. You have more fertile fields to plow.
38 Exorcism The man (out of whom the demons just fled) begs Yahshua, โ€œLet me go with you!โ€
39 Exorcism Yahshua sends the ex-demoniac away, saying, โ€œReturn home. Show [everyone] what great things [YHVH] the Eloah has done to you.โ€ So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the man [runs home]. He publishes throughout the whole city what great things Yahshua did for him.
A Synagogue Ruler Begs Jesus To Heal His Girl
40 Praise On the other side of the lake, the crowds receive their long-awaited Yahshua with open arms, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
41 Faith-Healing Suddenly a [rich and powerful] man named Jairus {Goldshine}, a ruler of the synagogue, [runs up]. He falls down at Yahshua's feet. He begs Yahshua to come to his house.
42 Death For Jairusโ€™ only daughter, about 12 years old, lies dying, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Yahshua [runs home with Jairus]. The crushing crowd throngs Yahshua.
Yahshua Heals A Woman The Doctors Failed
43 Illness *In the trampling crowd, a [frail] woman struggles to get to Yahshua. (This woman has been bleeding for 12 years, ๐Ÿ˜‡! She's blown her life-savings paying physicians to fail to heal her.)
She paid the doctors to make her sicker with the world's #1 preventable killer: iatrogenic (doctor-caused) disease.
44 Faith-Healing *The [bleeding] woman [struggles to reach up] behind Yahshua. She touches the fringes on his cloak. Immediately, ๐Ÿ˜‡, her bleeding stops!
The tassels [tzitzit] are on the clothes to remind you of YAH's Laws, by which you live. Touching the tassels symbolizes accepting the Laws of YHVH. If you ignore those laws, for instance by eating the world's unclean food (for instance, dead pigs) and paying doctors to forgive your sins by prescribing you with drugs which only mask your symptoms, you die.
45 Faith-Healing Yahshua [rhetorically] asks, โ€œWho touched me?โ€ Everyone answers, โ€œNot me.โ€ Peter {Rock} and his companions say, โ€œMaster, this whole crowd is thronging you and pressing up against you. What do you mean, โ€˜Who touched me?โ€™โ€
46 Faith-Healing Yahshua [winks], โ€œSomebody touched me. I felt power discharge from me.โ€
47 Faith-Healing The woman realizes that [Yahshua knows she touched him]. So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, she comes [to him,] trembling. She falls down before him. She declares to him before all the people why she touched him and how [touching Him] immediately healed her.
48 Faith-Healing *Yahshua says to her, โ€œCourage, daughter. Your faith has made you well. Go in peace.โ€
Yahshua Resurrects A Rich Jew's Dead Girl
49 Death While Yahshua speaks, a man [runs up] from the house of Jairus {Goldshine}, the synagogue president. The man [cries] to [Jairus], โ€œYour daughter lies dead. Donโ€™t bother Rabbi [Yahshua] any more.โ€
50 Resurrection *Yahshua hears [this negativity]. He answers the [doubting man], โ€œNever fear. Just believe. Then [YAH] will heal the girl.โ€
51 Separation (Holiness) Yahshua enters the house, ๐Ÿ˜‡. He lets no one else enter except Peter {Rock}, James {Heel-Grabber} & JAHn, and the father & mother of the [โ€˜deadโ€™] girl.
You have to kick out the unbelieving bystanders if you want to do miracles.
52 Faith-Healing Everyone weeps and mourns for the โ€˜deadโ€™ girl. But Yahshua says, โ€œStop crying. She's not dead. She's asleep.โ€
53 Unbelief *The [dead girl's family, clergy and friends all] laugh at Yahshua, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [They scorn, jeering at him], because they all โ€˜knowโ€™ the girl is dead.
54 Resurrection *Yahshua kicks all the [people who doubt him] out of the house, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Then Yahshua takes the girl by the hand. He calls, โ€œLittle girl, get up!โ€
55 Resurrection *The girl's spirit returns [to her, ๐Ÿ˜‡]! She immediately gets up! Yahshua commands [her family] to give her food.
56 Privacy / Secrecy *The [resurrected girl's] parents' [jaws drop,] astonished, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But Yahshua orders them to tell no one [that he brought her back from the dead].
Yeah โ€” like the parents are really gonna keep the lid on that secret.