Rev Cheong Yew Kwong
November 8, 2020
Jesus and His Miracles (Part 1)
Jesus spent two-thirds of His ministry life outside of Judea (Jerusalem was in Judea). Many people in Judea missed out on the blessings of God because Jesus would not walk in Judea. Jesus stayed away because the people wanted to kill Him.
After Jesus went back to Galilee from Jerusalem, He healed the man with a withered hand in the synagogue, and there the Pharisees also wanted to destroy Jesus.
Jews from Judea, from Jerusalem, who had faith travelled north to Galilee to look for Jesus to heal them. Even Jews from the northern seacoast, Tyre and Sidon came to Galilee. They came to hear and be healed. They touched Jesus, and the power flowed from Him healing them all.
All great miracles took place in the region of Galilee. The news of Jesus raising the dead spread to Jerusalem.
Jesus Prayed Whole Night and Called the Twelve Apostles
Jesus went up to the mountain somewhere near Capernaum, to pray because there was a major, crucial decision He needed to make.
Jesus had to appoint twelve apostles, of which none could be wrongly appointed. God the Father had a plan, and He knew who the twelve apostles were, yet Jesus had to pray.
Jesus prayed the whole night, and then He knew who to appoint to be the twelve Apostles of the Lamb. It was a very significant decision because there were no others who could take their place, except the thirteenth apostle to replace Judas Iscariot.