Sunday, July 31, 2011

John 6:14-15. A wrong idea of the Christ

After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

The Jews of that time had a conception of the Messiah in the image of King David, someone who would overthrow the occupying power and become King of the Jews. Jesus realized how this was likely to play. This is the significance of the 5000 men. He withdrew himself. Did he have an invisibility cloak?

We know that this idea was flawed. Scripture emphasizes that the Christ must suffer fro the sins of the world ut this was too harda concept for them.

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