Teaching return to Jerusalem

Teaching return to Jerusalem – Luke 13:22-35

 

Jesus began teaching back in Jerusalem.  One person asked Him on the question of how many people will be saved.  Jesus said that the door is narrow and how that many will not make it.  Once an owner of the door closes it He will not open it up no matter what.  The Old Testament saints saw this and many will come to the feast.

Jesus taught the last shall be first and the first shall be last.  People came to warn Jesus at this time about Herod who wanted to kill Jesus.  Jesus was not afraid and told the  people there to tell Herod about the miracles and the casting out of demons that Jesus had been doing.  Jesus then reveals that He was in Jerusalem for He knew that prophet was to die outside of Jerusalem.

Jesus then wept over Jerusalem and tells it that He wanted to take the city in His arms and keep it safe but they were not willing.  Now they would have to suffer until they were willing to say, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  I trust we will not be blind and miss the day of the Lord’s visitation in our lives.