From Daniel's Desk on 4/7/2020
My Title: DO YOU NOT SEE!?
My Verse: 33
33 "But turning and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, 'Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.'"
DO NOT BE BLIND! - Jesus feeds 4000+ - Pharisees demand a sign, Jesus sighs heavily in His spirit. - His disciples are worried about not having bread. Jesus says, REALLY!? Don't you remember he 5000 and the 4000... just NOW!?" - He is asking all of them DO YOU SEE? - Then He HEALS a blind man. His spit doesn't heal him right away. He can see people but they look like trees. (Which means he hasn't always been blind) Jesus places His hands on Him and then He can see clearly. - Peter confesses that he believes Jesus to be the Christ.
The Pharisees are blind, but they haven't always been. God's people used to know and walk with God very closely. His disciples, these Jewish fishermen, were beginning to see but they couldn't see clearly. At some point, Jesus has to go from just being a man into being God in human form. "He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power." - Hebrews 1:3
Immediately (see what I did there Mark?) after His identity is revealed He reveals His pur