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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER SEVEN. Farewell To Galilee And Public ProclamaT1on Oe Messiahsh1p. FTER the Feast of Tabernacles that Jesus had attended in October he returned to Galilee. The Feast of Dedication would come in December and the great Feast of the Passover in the following April. As the days of his earthly life were drawing to a close, he felt an increasing longing to be in Jerusalem. He did not go there directly, but by way of northern Samaria and Peraea, the country that lay to the East of the Jordan Valley. Hitherto he had left his followers to discern his Messiahship for themselves, but now it must be asserted openly. If he was to be finally reMatthew 8: 19-22; Luke 9: 51-62; 10: 1-11. jected he felt that it should be done publicly by the chief priests acting for the nation. The character of his teachings had repelled the larger part of the multitudes that had flocked to him during the earlier months of his ministry. His words had indeed proven to be a test by which the thoughts of men's hearts had been revealed. They wanted a king who would restore their nation to its old time prestige. He proclaimed their nearness to a Kingdom of Love and called them to repentance. His works were mighty and his teachings were sublime, but he himself was humble and kindly and unselfish. He was not the kind of a Messiah the people wanted; and so the words of the prophet came true. "He was dispised and rejected of men; a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief." this time Jesus appointed seventy of his disciples to go out by twos into every village and town where he intended later on to come himself. He said to them, "The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. I want you to pray to the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his fields. "I...

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