Matthew Chapter 14

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Matthew Chapter 14

Herod kills John the Baptist

Verse 1-12

The word says Herod heard about Jesus and said he was John risen from the dead, that’s why he had powers.

These verses say that Herod had John arrested and bound because of Herod’s brother’s wife. John had been telling Herod that it was unlawful for him to have her. Herod wanted to kill John but he was afraid because the people considered him a prophet.

On Herod’s birthday his brother’s wife’s daughter danced for him and he was pleased. He told her he would give her whatever she wanted. Coaxed by her mother she asked for John’s head on a platter.

The word says the King was distressed but because of his promise and his guest he followed through.

Herod ordered for John to be beheaded, his head placed on a platter and brought to the girl. She gave it to her mother.

John’s disciples took his body buried it and then went to tell Jesus.

As I was reading the verses. I thought about all the believers that were killed for carrying out their purpose.

John did not keep his mouth shut. He saw something wrong and spoke the words of God against.

Isn’t that our jobs? To be ready to fight for God’s law. We are armed with our sword. As we see John had no problem striking with his.

If you see an eviliness on someone are you going to use your sword to destroy it? Will you sacrifice yourself to save another soul?

*These questions you should take to God during prayer time

Verse 13 – 21

Jesus feeds five thousand

When Jesus found out what happened to John, he went off to be alone.

When the people heard what happen and saw Jesus was in mourning they followed him.

The word says when Jesus saw the crowd he had compassion on them and healed the sick.

As it was getting late the disciples told Jesus to send the crowd away so they can go and buy food. Jesus replied they don’t need to go away, bring them some food.

The disciple answered; we only have five loaves of bread and two fish Jesus told them to bring him the food. Jesus told the people to sit on the grass. Jesus gave thanks for the food and started breaking the bread.

When he was done there were 12 baskets full that were left over. The amount of people that ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

I often refer to this scripture when I answer my children’s request for a friend to eat over.

It’s a reminder that we may never see things as being enough, but God says there’s more than enough

Verse 22-32

Jesus walks on water

After the meal Jesus had the disciples to get into the boat and go to the other side ahead of him

He went to the mountainside to pray. By night he was alone and the boat was a ways from him and was in the mist of heavy winds.

Later in the night Jesus went to them walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him the were terrified, they thought he was a ghost. Jesus told them to be courageous, it was him.

Peter says “Lord if it’s you tell me to come?”

Jesus told him to come.

The word says Peter started walking on the water toward Jesus, but when he saw the wind he was afraid and began to sink, he cried out “Lord save me”

Immediately Jesus caught him and said you of little faith, why did you doubt.

When Jesus got on the boat everyone worshiped him.

You of little faith, why did you doubt. We are disciples of Christ, we should be ready to walk on water because Jesus gave his disciples the power through him.

When we start to walk in power a little wind comes and we get scared. The most important part of this scripture never forget Immediately, Jesus will catch you.

Verse 34-36

Jesus heals all who touch him

When they crossed over, people recognized Jesus and brought their sick to him. Asking if they can touch his cloak, and when they did they were healed.

The faith to know that all you need is to touch him and be healed.

If your faith allows you to be healed what happens when the holy spirit dwells within you

Just a question to bring to God in prayer.
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

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