Ministers in Galilee – Son of Man

Mark 2:1-12

  • v1 Jesus’ home was in Capernaum.
  • v2 Jesus popularity is ramping up because he has been casting out demons and recently healed the leper.
  • Jesus when he did miracles accompanied with speaking the truth.
  • v4 We love songs about Jesus perusing us. We have to also ask ourselves to what level will we go to pursue Jesus.
  • The Paralytic and his friends would not be denied by any obstacle to be touched by Jesus. Even wreck Jesus’ house.
  • Jesus wants us to pursue him like he pursues us. The relationship is 2 way. See also woman with the issue of blood Mark 5:25–34.
  • False grace messages about the finished work of the cross and Jesus does everything for me are Severely crippling the body of Christ.
  • v5 It was a common belief that if you had a disease or affliction it was related to sin. This is sometimes the case See John 5:14
  • Because of the relentless faith of the paralytic and his friends. Jesus saw their genuinely repentant hearts and forgave his sins.
  • Jesus used this strategy to liberate the paralytic from guilt related to sin. “are forgiven” refers to driving away sin see Psalm 103:12 | Jeremiah 31:34
  • v7 The Scribes are correct that only God can forgive sins see Isaiah 43:25. The scribes were incorrect that Jesus blasphemed.
  • v8 “His spirit”. When Jesus said “Son your sins are forgiven” he already knew this would offend the scribes because of their knowledge of the scriptures.
  • v9 Jesus could have started with “Get up and walk” which would have immediately astonished everyone.
  • v10 He wanted them to know that he had the authority to forgive sins as the “Son of Man” See Daniel 7:13-14 (Cloud Rider)
  • The book of Daniel predicts the coming of the messiah in Daniel 9. This is Jesus way of Saying. “I am the one in Daniel 9 as predicted”
  • Jesus is saying to forgive sin is easier its the bearing the fruit of healing that is more difficult.
  • He already has a reputation of bearing good fruit through healing. They should already be concluding he is from God.
  • They don’t need another miracle to confirm he is from God. So he forgives sin instead.
  • v11 Jesus purposefully makes this conversation come to the surface so he can verify his authority to forgive sin with the miracle.

Son of Man Daniel 9

  • 539 BC – Medes and Persians are in control of Mesopotamia
  • Jeremiah 29:10-13 informs Daniel of the 70yr captivity in Babylon
  • v24 70 weeks are decreed to Israel and the City of Jerusalem
  • Week (Shabua) = divisable by 7 a week of years is 7 years (7×70=490yrs)
  • First 3 are done in part at Jesus first advent
    • Finish the transgression – Establishing a new order on earth devoid of sin Revelation 20:2-7 ; Isaiah 11
    • Put and end to sin – Judge sin. Matthew 25:31-32
    • Atone for wickedness – covering sin with the blood of the crucified messiah. Colossians 1:20
  • Second set of 3 are done at Jesus Second advent
    • Bring everlasting righteousness – The end of apostasy. 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    • Seal up vision and prophecy – No further revelation given. 1 Corinthians 13:7-9
    • Anoint the most holy – consecrate the holy place in the millennial temple. Ezekiel 40-48
  • v25 Issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until an Anointed One 7 weeks (49yrs) and 62 weeks(434yrs) (69 weeks = 483yrs)
  • The 7 weeks is thought to be a representation of time that spanned Nehemiah and Malachi’s ministry
  • Israel at that time measured years in 360 day periods
  • 4 purposed timelines
    • 538 B.C. Cyrus decree to Ezra to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. Ezra 1:1-4 Ezra 5:13-17
    • 517 B.C. Darius decree to Ezra to build the temple. Ezra 6:6-12
    • 458 B.C. Artaxerxes decree gives Ezra permission and supplies to rebuild temple. Ezra 7:11-26
    • 444 B.C. Artaxerxes decree gives Nehemiah permission and supplies to rebuild the city and walls. Nehemiah 2:1-8
  • Sir Robert Anderson’s “The Coming Prince” (1894) defends in great detail Artaxerxes 2nd decree
  • 483 years to the day from Artaxerxes decree to rebuild Jerusalem to Jesus triumphal entry.
  • Anderson used the 360-day year to calculate 173,880 (483yrs) days from the decree to the triumphal entry to the day!
  • If we use the current calendar structure 444 B.C. – 33 AD (476yrs) = 173,859 days.
  • Anderson’s view is well respected by most modern scholars.
  • Case in point. Anyone with Biblical knowledge would have been expecting him and the Pharisees deliberately rejected him.
  • Luke 3:15 ; Daniel 2:48
  • Only one time in the old testament is any part of the God head refereed to as the Son of Man see Daniel 7:13-14
  • Jesus is referred to as the Son of Man over 80 times in the 4 gospels.
  • Jesus furthers his point that he is the one in Daniel 7 by Ascending in the clouds.
  • The Book of Revelation further testifies that he will come back with the clouds Revelation 7:1
  • Jesus is the cloud rider of Daniel 7

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