And there was a cloud that overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son; hear ye Him.”8. Before we have experienced the miracle of “rising from the dead” in our own life, we cannot and should not be telling others about it. Apparently, the disciples think that if someone is not a part of their immediate group, that person should not be allowed to cast out demons in Jesus’ name.This is an age-old difficulty, not limited to this first group of followers. There is a vast difference between seeking high positions because of the greater use that can be served, and seeking high positions because of a selfish love of ruling over others, the desire for fame, the craving for wealth, or the desire to be “the greatest.” In fact, the greatest leaders see themselves primarily as humble servants who have no desire to be famous or wealthy; instead, they only want to be useful to as many people as possible. We see, at least for the time being, that Jesus is the one God of heaven and earth. This is because anyone who fights against anything does not will it…. 10 Admittedly, these are hard teachings and powerful warnings. 19 2 At pagkaraan ng anim na araw, ay isinama ni Jesus si Pedro, at si Santiago, at si … For He was teaching His disciples and saying to them, “The Son of Man shall be delivered up into the hands of men, and they shall kill Him; and after He is killed, He shall rise again the third day.”32. Whether it is expressed in phrases such as “according to your faith,” or “your faith has made you well,” or “all things are possible for those who believe,” the message is always the same: absolute faith in Jesus is required before demons can be cast out and before miraculous healings can take place.The numerous physical healings in the Word represent spiritual healings. 38Sinabi sa kaniya ni Juan, Guro, nakita namin ang isa na sa pangalan mo'y nagpapalabas ng mga demonio; at pinagbawalan namin siya, sapagka't hindi sumusunod sa atin. By that faith, therefore, many then performed miracles. We can refuse to swallow the lies that justify selfish behavior; we can reject the evil desires that arise within us; and we can turn away from every thought and feeling that is contrary to the divine commandments. In the healing of the young boy, Jesus shows that a time will come in each of our lives when spiritual deafness (the inability to hear the truth) and spiritual muteness (the inability to speak the truth) will be healed. Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.”---Offenses against “the little ones”Jesus now returns to the subject that began this series — the “little ones.” As we have pointed out, the “little ones” symbolize those innocent states within us that have faith in God. References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries: References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries: if(aStoryLink) “Prayer,” then. 20At dinala nila siya sa kaniya: at pagkakita niya sa kaniya, ay pagdaka'y pinapangatal siyang lubha ng espiritu; at siya'y nalugmok sa lupa, at nagpagulonggulong na bumubula ang kaniyang bibig. Ang lahat ng mga bagay ay may pangyayari sa kaniya na nananampalataya. Coming Down from the Mountain---9. The historical books of the Word are also called ‘Moses.’ Therefore, it is occasionally said, ‘Moses and the Prophets,’ instead of the ‘Law and the Prophets,’ and the prophetical books are called ‘Elias’ [or Elijah].”3. dalhin ninyo siya rito sa akin. Prayers for Teens: Believe in MeActivity | Ages 15 - 17, The First Shall Be LastWorship Talk | Ages 7 - 14, The Lord Our Merciful Heavenly FatherColoring Page | Ages 7 - 14, The TransfigurationWorship Talk | Ages 7 - 14, The Transfiguration: A Wonderful VisionColoring Page | Ages 7 - 14, Transfiguration: One Lord, Two Prophets, Three DisciplesColoring Page | Ages 7 - 14, Ways That the Lord Appeared to People on EarthSunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12, Would you like to choose another language for your user interface? As it is written in the Hebrew scriptures, “O taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalms 34:8). And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter maimed into life, than having two hands to go into gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,44. And having taken a little child, He stood him in the midst of them; and having taken him into His arms, He said to them,37. “Help us, if you are able,” says the father.