“The God of All Comfort”
Mathew 8: 19-20
And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee withersoever thou goest..
Jesus saith unto him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.
This scripture is very unique; I know from speaking with people throughout the years that it really has caused quite a bit of misunderstanding in the body of Christ. You could preach this 10 different ways.
But let me give you a different take on this. Jesus stated that He only spoke what he was told by the Father. (John 12:49-50) For the sake of time, Jesus was never poor. He was born poor in a stable, He left His first estate in heaven to become a man, to be with us in our poor estate.
And going into the house they saw Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh.
These men were known as the Magi, they understood the stars and the signs in the heavens. Oral tradition states while on route to see the Messiah they stopped and picked up a gift for Jesus, an inheritance left behind by the most famous Magi of all time, Daniel. I’m sure you remember Daniel in the lion’s den, with the vision interpretations. Daniel was highly promoted to second in command, with the authority over 120 princes in one of the largest kingdoms of world history, Babylon.
Because of this Daniel had great wealth. But Daniel was a eunuch, he was also a prophet of great understanding. He had no descendants and in my opinion in one of the ‘greatest acts of faith,’ he left his inheritance to the Messiah.
The Magi were welcomed into Kings courts because of their great knowledge, that’s how they were invited into the court of King Herod so rapidly.
Herod was paranoid, (constantly worried about being murdered) maniacal, (behaves like a maniac, crazy rage) psychopath, (a person suffering from mental disorder with violent behavior) and a mass murderer. At one point he even had his own children executed based off of a rumor, a rumor generated by his palace servants, but he was also one of the world’s greatest architects.
Herod built the second temple and it was impressive, to say the least. After this accomplishment, he installed his own Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes. This is why some were referred to as Herodian’s. They were loyal to Herod for their own personal gain.
Now notice this verse said a certain scribe came, And Jesus gave him this very unusual answer. Let’s dig a little deeper into some hidden meaning;
Foxes: In this part of the world have unusual characteristics, they like to dig holes especially in grape vineyard’s, they ate the grapes in vineyards and were therefore a great nuisance to the landowners. Remember Jesus called Herod a fox.
Grapes represent the Blood of Christ.
Birds: Are divided by Mosaic law into two categories Clean and Unclean, unclean were not divided but the clean birds were divided for a sacrifice.
The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove!
This is where the birds have the nest, in Jesus by the form of the Holy Spirit and now in you.
Here’s the scenario, Herod sends a scribe to follow Jesus around and inform him of everything Jesus is doing and saying. But Jesus is not buying it! You’re not coming into My field to become a nuisance to my ministry.
But the Son of Man hath nowhere to lay His head. Basically, I have no part in your worldly desires I don’t need Herod’s personal gain.
The Holy Spirit will reveal to you when the enemy has set a trap and He will steer you in the right direction to avoid a pitfall if you trust Him.
He is “Theos Pas Paraklesis”
“The God of All Comfort”
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