"While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain
ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but
come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live."
arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples."
"And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an
issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of
"For she said within herself, If I may but touch
his garment, I shall be whole."
turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good
comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made
whole from that hour." (Matthew 9:18-22)
<1>The prayers, repentances, and right
requests will be granted when they are done with intense faith. When
Esa's hem, the healing
power was moved from
Esa to her. That is how he
realized she had desired to be healed, by the touch of his garment.
Esa came into the ruler's
house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,"
"He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is
not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn." (Matthew
<2>In fact, death is nothing but a permanent
"But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the
hand, and the maid arose."
"And the fame hereof went abroad into all that
land." (Matthew 9:25-26)
<3>Again here he became famous for his
miracles, not for his teachings.
Esa departed thence, two
blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have
mercy on us."
"And when he was come into the house, the blind
men came to him: and Esa
saith unto them, Believe ye that
I am able to do this? They
said unto him, Yea, Lord."
"Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to
your faith be it unto you."
"And their eyes were opened; and
Esa straitly charged them,
saying, See that no man know it." (Matthew 9:27-30)
<4>Again, it will be done to you according to
your faith. The slightest doubt will block the cosmic power from
was doing these things so that they might believe that he was saying
the truth, and they might understand his teachings. But people
wanted the miracles. After they received them, they would go out and
make him famous for his miracles, which was not important to him.
That is why he told the people, "See that no man know it."
<6>As his fame of being the person who can do
miracles spread out and people believed that he could do anything he
wanted to do, they expected him to do everything for them. <7>They
did not seek the truth of his teachings but accepted him as the
Savior, to fulfill their desires, but not as the one who has come to
teach them the truth and save them from
ignorance (save their
<8>To believe in this kind of Savior (one who
will do all things for us) blocks the way of the person in putting
forth any effort and endeavor to find the truth himself. He will not
ask, knock, and search. So the very Savior becomes an obstacle in
"But they, when they were departed, spread abroad
his fame in all that country." (Matthew 9:31)
<9>They did not listen to him but followed
their own wishes that all know they were healed by
Esa. Again they emphasized his miracles.
"As they went out, behold, they brought to him a
dumb man possessed with a
"And when the
devil was cast out, the
dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so
"But the Pharisees said, He casteth out
devils through the prince
devils." (Matthew 9:32-34)
<10>People marvelled at how he did these
Christ said, "If you
have faith even as a mustard seed you can do even greater things
than I do." (Matthew 17:20).
<11>Also those spiritual leaders with little
faith and much ignorance
(Pharisees) could not understand and were trying to create false
propaganda against him. They spread that he cast out
samskaras) by the
permission of satan, the prince of the
devils. So through the ignorant people, they tried to destroy
went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing
every sickness and every disease among the people." (Matthew 9:35)
<12>That is what the true purpose of the
Christ was, to teach
"the gospel of the kingdom." In order to win the faith of the
escapists, he also healed their diseases and did miracles. <13>However,
his teachings are more important than his miracles.
"But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on
them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep
having no shepherd."
"Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest
truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;"
"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that
he will send forth labourers into his harvest." (Matthew 9:36-38)
looked and saw how people were lost like sheep with no shepherd. But
he was alone and few could understand him, and even fewer were able
to depart and teach the truth he was trying to spread. That is why
he felt such a compassion toward the people who needed to be guided,
yet very few could do that, "the labourers are few."
<15>That is why humanity should have waited,
so that through many lifetimes of progress there would be more
labourers ready to guide others to the truth, "that he will send
forth labourers into his harvest." <16>The harvest time is
NOW. Many labourers will be ready to guide the sheep to the goal
of the life.