THE TOWN OF JESUS
THE LAND WHERE LORD JESUS CHRIST PERFORMED MOST OF HIS MIRACLES
I believe that God is only Light and there is no darkness in Him!
Exactly at this town where our Lord Jesus Christ Lived, I am feeling like I can reach the light within every dimension of the Creation while Praying and Meditating with Soul Energy Noosphere Regulators.
In Capernaum, I feel totally protected by Lord Jesus Christ and unreachable for any fear, demon, any kind of darkness of the Satan.
Capernaum became Lord Jesus Christ’s home town and the scene of many of His miracles.
It was also the home of the first disciples Lord Jesus called — the fishermen Peter, Andrew, James and John, and the tax collector Matthew (who as Levi collected taxes in the customs office).
In this town:
• Lord Jesus Christ worshipped and taught in the synagogue – where His teaching made a deep impression on the local people because, unlike the scribes, He taught with authority. (Mark 1:21-22)
• In the same synagogue, Lord Jesus Christ promised the Eucharist in His “I am the bread of life” discourse: “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” (John 6:22-59)
• Lord Jesus Christ healed many people of illness or possession by the devil, including Apostle Peter’s mother-in-law and the daughter of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue.
• Lord Jesus Christ pronounced a curse on the town, along with Bethsaida and Chorazin, because so many of its inhabitants refused to believe in Him.
The Octagon church and Saint Peter’s House
Capernaum later fell into ruin. A 3rd-century report called the town “despicable; it numbers only seven houses of poor fishermen”. It was later resettled but again fell into disrepair. The ruins lay undiscovered until 1838, when a visiting scholar gave this description: “The whole place is desolate and mournful . . . .”
Today an ultra-modern Catholic church, perched on eight sturdy pillars, hovers protectively over an excavation site. It is believed to have been the site of Apostle Peter’s house, where Lord Jesus Christ would have lodged.
Archeologists believe the house was in a small complex grouped around irregular courtyards. Drystone basalt walls would have supported a roof of tree branches covered with straw and earth — a fairly flimsy construction easily breached to lower a paralysed man on a mat, as described in Mark 2:1-12.
Saint Peter’s House
Excavations show that one room in this interlinked complex had been singled out since the middle of the 1st century. Graffiti scratched on its plaster walls referred to Jesus as Lord and Christ (in Greek). It is suggested that this room was venerated for religious gatherings as a house church. If so, it would have been the first such example in the Christian world.
There was an octagonal church built in 1st Century convertedform Saint Peter’s House. The octagon was paved with refined mosaic with peacock symbolizing the resurrection with a strip of flowers, schools of fish with small flowers around it, in the remains of the fourth and fifth century church of Saint Peter in Capernaum. After having been removed from its original location, the mosaics remained on display in the archaeological park in Capernaum until 2012, the year in which it was possible to begin its restoration.
In 5th century an octagonal church was built around this venerated room. The present church, dedicated in 1990, repeats the octagonal shape.
ORNATE SYNAGOGUE IN WHITE LIMESTONE
Ornate synagogue in white limestone
Apostle Peter’s Statue
ORNATE SYNAGOGUE IN WHITE LIMESTONE
Near the church, a partly reconstructed synagogue is believed to have been built on the foundations of the synagogue in which Lord Jesus Christ taught.
Erected in the 4th or 5th centuries, this impressive structure with ornately carved decorations is the largest synagogue discovered in Israel.
Its white limestone, carted from a distant quarry, contrasts with the local black basalt of the synagogue Christ knew. That original synagogue was built by a Roman centurion, the same centurion who had his servant healed after a declaration of faith that amazed Jesus (Luke 7:1-10).
A short distance away, by the Sea of Galilee, can be seen the red domes and white walls of a Greek Orthodox church, built in 1931 and dedicated to the Twelve Apostles.
PRAYING AND MEDITATION WITH SOUL ENERGY NOOSPHERE REGULATORS
I am in Capernaum and finally able to relax exactly at this very special place, at the shore at Galilee Sea where Lord Jesus Christ was walking on water!
Let’s now read and think over the following Scripture that describes the miracles performed here by our Lord Jesus Christ.
While doing it hold your Soul Energy Noosphere Regulators close to your body (way of using).
You may be surprised to learn that the Bible accounts of Lord Jesus Christ’s life on earth never use the original-language word for “miracle”. The Greek word (dyʹna·mis) sometimes translated “miracle” literally means “power.” (Luke 8:46) It may also be rendered “ability” or “powerful works.” (Matthew 11:20; 25:15) According to one scholar, this Greek term “emphasizes the mighty work that has been done, and, in particular, the power by which it was accomplished. The event is described in terms of the power of God in action.”
Lord Jesus Christ appeared again to His disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way:
2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together.
3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.
9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.
12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.
13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.
14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
LORD JESUS CHRIST REINSTATES APOSTLE PETER
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time He said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?”He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”
18“Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”
19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then He said to him, “Follow me!”
20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”
21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”
22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”
23 Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”
24 This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true.
25 Jesus did many other things as well.If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
LORD JESUS CHRIST RAISES A DEAD GIRL AND HEALS A SICK WOMAN
40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him.
41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.
43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.
44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak,and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”
46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at His feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched Him and how she had been instantly healed.
48 Then He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.”
50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
51 When He arrived at the house of Jairus, He did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James,and the child’s father and mother.
52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”
53 They laughed at Him, knowing that she was dead.
54 But He took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!”
55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.
56 Her parents were astonished, but He ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.
LORD JESUS CHRIST HEALS THE BLIND AND THE MUTE
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 When He had gone indoors, the blind men came to Him, and He asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
“Yes, Lord,” they replied.
29 Then He touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”;
30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.”
31 But they went out and spread the news about Him all over that region.
I am thinking about the fact that the Bible does not describe Lord Jesus Christ’s miracles as tricks or illusions designed to entertain people. They were manifestations of “the majestic power of God,” as in the case of a boy from whom Jesus expelled a demon. (Luke 9:37-43)
Would such powerful works be impossible for Almighty God – the One who is described as having an “abundance of dynamic energy”? (Isaiah 40:26)
Of course not!
Such powerful works were central to Lord Jesus Christ’s claim that He was the Son of God, the promised Messiah. The Scriptures did indeed show that God-given power enabled Lord Jesus Christ to perform miracles.
The Apostle Peter referred to Lord Jesus Christ as “a man publicly shown by God to you through powerful works and portents and signs that God did through him in your midst, just as you yourselves know.” (Acts 2:22)
Why can we be certain that Lord Jesus Christ’s miracles were real, authentic?
Consider some of the marks of authenticity.
In performing His powerful works, Lord Jesus Christ never drew attention to Himself. He made sure that the result of any miracle was that God received the credit and the glory. Before curing a blind man, for instance, Lord Jesus Christ stressed that the healing would take place “in order that the works of God might be made manifest in his case.”—John 9:1-3; 11:1-4.
Unlike illusionists, magicians, and faith healers, Jesus never used hypnotism, trickery, spectacular displays, magic spells, or emotional rituals.
THE MAN BEHIND THE MIRACLES
An examination of Lord Jesus Christ’s miracles would be incomplete if we limited them to logical arguments about their authenticity. In describing Lord Jesus Christ’s powerful works, the Gospels reveal a man of deep feelings and unrivaled compassion, with a keen interest in the welfare of fellow humans.
Consider the case of a leper who approached Lord Jesus Christ with the desperate plea: “If you just want to, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Lord Jesus Christ reached out and touched the leper, saying: “I want to. Be made clean.” The man was instantly healed. (Mark 1:40-42) Lord Jesus Christ thus demonstrated the empathy that moved Him to use his God-given power to perform miracles.
I know that what Lord has been doing is illogical and you can not explain it to yourself. But that is why we are humans and He is our God! But here, while I am praying and meditating on the Scripture I am feeling God’s power with my wide open heart! Without any need of logical proves. As the real deep faith and love for my God are deep within my heart and nobody can take them away from me.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever,” says Hebrews 13:8. He now rules as Heavenly King, ready and able to use His God-given miraculous powers in a far grander way than He did when on earth as a human. Soon, Lord Jesus Christ will use them to heal obedient mankind.
The miracles that Lord Jesus Christ performed in the area brought Divine Light to a place of Spiritual darkness, as well as to my Heart and Soul!