Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The city of Capernaum


John 6:16-17

"And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them."

In Bible, the city of Capernaum, have very important significance. It was the place where Jesus used to stay and pray. In this section we will think mainly about two things
  1. Specialty of the Capernaum
  2. What are the hindrances we have to overcome to reach Capernaum.
From scriptures we can find 4 specialties of Capernaum.

Dwelling place of Jesus

Mathew 4:13 "And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum". Capernaum is the place where Jesus chosen for rest. Whether our life is the place where Jesus can be rested?This shows preserving a peace and rest in Jesus.

Place of Prayer House

Luke 7:5 "For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue."
It was a place where the Jews had their temple , synagouge built there.It shows a prayer life. It shows preserving the life of prayer in us.Capernaum is the place where Jesus did many miracles.
When u pray for others, Lord will raise many others to pray for u. In Bible we can see that Jesus wept for three people.
  1. Jesus Wept for Lazer -> a single person
  2. Jesus wept for Jerusalem - > a group
  3. Jesus wept at Gathsemana -> entire world.
In the life of the family of Abraham, he was following the life of living in Tent. That means he is leading a life of prayer.

Place where u experience Healing -divine miracle
Mark 1:31 , "And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them."
Sometimes sickness will not be healed immediately by prayer, but God will give his grace to sustain thru the sickness. As told to St. Paul, "My grace is sufficient for theee"

Place where Miracles happened
Mathew 17:27 "Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee."
For a miracle to happen , faith is necessary. Jesus told these words to Peter and Peter went with faith.

For to reach Capernaum, the Satan will come with 4 hindrances.

John 6: 17, It was dark.
Romans 1:21 "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened." When u started praising God, all the darkness will be removed.
John 6:17, Jesus was not with them.
It shows a life without Jesus.
John 6: 17, Great Wind
It shows the trials, problems and re-approaches, blowing against spiritual life.But do not look at the wind. You have to overcome this wind with the Mighty wind of HolySpirit.
John 6: 17,Sea arose:
It shows trouble in the family life. There is only one solution for u to reach Capernaum: as in John 6:21, "they mind to accept Jesus and immediately they reached shore".
With these troubles you can go to a max of 30 miles, further you cannot go. You will be drowned and caught by in the clutches of Devil. But make your mind to accept Jesus. You boat will reach safely at the shore.

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