The Ministry of Jesus: Matthew 4: 12- 17
The Lord God said: Jesus wanted to help people and minister to them.
Jesus began to Preach repentance.
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Jesus wanted to help people: Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Jesus went through the process, student of the torah/word of God, Jesus wanted to please the Father by doing everything the right way; Being baptized, fasting 40 days and fasting nights, being led into the wilderness, so He could be tested by the devil (God said Jesus was actually tested, not tempted) and Jesus is ready to minister and help people with their needs.
Healing, Deliverance, Love, Peace, Truth, Revelation, Understanding, Covenant Relationship with the Father, so much He gave to the people.
Jesus calls His Disciples and start to teach them also and get them prepared for when He is no longer with them.
Jesus walked in Love for His Father and Love for people: The two greatest commandments.
I was talking to the Lord one day, and I was receiving revelation about our covenant and I said to God “So that’s why Jesus “had” to come, so we could have a relationship with God” and The Lord spoke to me and said, that was not correct, He said “Jesus did not have to come, Jesus wanted to come” …
That was a big difference. Jesus wanted to come for us…
We see that Jesus gets ready to go forward in minister and His focus on helping the people.
The first thing Jesus does is to Preach Repentance.
Preaching repentance is Love… Repentance helps us to get access to God the Father and also helps to remove the devil and demons from our lives. Repentance removes the legal rights the enemy has to attack us in certain areas.
Jesus came with the recipe of FREEDOM and a Relationship with God the Father “Repentance”
Repentance is Love.
Jesus show us Love. He wanted to help people…
His Love for us was PERFECT Love.
His love for us was so Pure that He wanted to come and lay His life down for us.
- John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
- John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
- John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- 1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
There is no greater love.
The Life of Jesus was to Help people.
Jesus is Our Example:
Part #1 Focus on Pleasing the Father
Part #2 Focus on Helping People
Everything Jesus did was because of these two things, He Loved His Father and wanted to Please God, and He Loved people and wanted to help us.