Forget what you heard, recognize what you see. I know you heard the rumors. Now here’s the real me.
What Yeshua must be assumed to have said as he travelled all over the Holy Land had to look like the opening paragraph of this message. Attitudes to him were all over the place. He respected the things that deserved respect, and that my friends, was not everything. What he had to display was new and surprising. I love the way he cleaned lepers and forgave sin. Those two activities accentuate the real God’s attitudes and methods.
I think it is safe to say that even a little faith was hard to find in Israel and its absence disturbed and discouraged him.
And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.Mark 6:6
Respect for the respectable. Wow.
When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.Luke 7:9
A notabable appearance
Demon exorcism and disability
And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
Good mistaken for evil – oh my
The devil does not do good things.
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.