The next parable is not about a son carrying a burden. This time, it is about the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God has a role to play in the salvation of every soul. This Spirit is not like a Great Shepherd, a man who is brought back from the dead. It is like a woman who is looking for something she has lost. In order to understand how this Holy Spirit works, we must understand the following parables.
The apocalyptic visions of the Old Testament were not written by Jesus. They were written by prophets who expressed hidden truths about God, expressed the meaning of human history, and provided insights into life after death. The apocalyptic visions also reveal a world that is filled with justice and mercy. The story in Luke 10 is no different. The apocalyptic visions of Jesus are written in narrative form, a narrative device used to relay a divine revelation to a human figure.
The apocalyptic vision of Luke 10:18 was the only apocalyptic vision attributed to Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels. Nevertheless, it appears to be a response to the apostles’ reports of successful exorcisms. The apocalyptic visions in the New Testament are often interpreted as prophecies, but the text does not mention the apocalyptic nature of the event. In addition to the apocalyptic vision of Luke 10:18, other apocalyptic visions attributed to Jesus include the one in Daniel 7 and in Deuteronomy 34:1-4.
The Sabbath is a day of rest, and Jesus observed the law of God by healing on it. In this passage, Jesus re-enacted Hosea 6:6 and used this passage to illustrate the principle of mercy. The Pharisees were furious with Jesus’ action. Unlike them, Jesus came to fulfill the will of God, and not man-made religious rules. Moreover, He called Himself the Lord of the Sabbath, claiming authority over the Sabbath laws.
Jesus was in a synagogue on the Sabbath, and one of the women in his audience had a spirit of infirmity. She had been bent for 18 years and could not lift her head. Jesus approached her and laid his hands on her, making her straight. The woman praised God and worshiped him. However, the ruler of the synagogue was furious that Jesus had healed her on the sabbath. The scribes and rabbis had taught that people should work six days a week, not seven.
The story of the Seventy Apostles in Luke 10:18 is a powerful story about the power of God. In this story, Jesus dethrones Satan and sends seventy apostles to preach the gospel to the seventy nations of the world. Before this event, Jesus only authorized twelve disciples to preach and do miracles. This move from twelve to seventy represents the shift in God’s kingdom from the Jewish people to the Gentiles. The account of the Seventy Apostles in Luke reveals the reality of this transition.
In the first century, diseases and illness were widespread. Healthcare was limited and there were few doctors available to treat these diseases. The healing of a sick person would be a great sign of the Kingdom of God. This miracle would increase the believers’ conviction of the power of the gospel and give them more conviction of the power of God. It would also demonstrate the power of the gospel and the kingdom of God. A miracle of this magnitude could be the most powerful story in the New Testament.
Spirit of God
The Spirit of God descends upon the disciples, the people whom Jesus sent, in response to his Father’s estimation of His work. In other words, the person can be born of the Spirit and receive the Holy Ghost at the same time. The disciples were baptized and received the Spirit, but were awaiting further blessing from God. This gift of the Spirit was given as an answer to their prayer. Consequently, it is said that the Spirit of God descends on the disciples and converts them at the same time.
The Spirit of God is not just a gift. It is a part of the salvation of each and every soul. As Jesus tells us in the parable of the Prodigal Son, it is not the gift of tongues, or the risen Great Shepherd. It is the Holy Spirit who enables the disciples to be sons of God. Ultimately, the Holy Spirit plays a vital role in the salvation of every soul.
Paul’s universalist view
In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul makes a powerful case for a universalist view of God. He tells Christians that ALL mankind has been imprisoned in sin by God. In this way, his argument is based on a biblical view of God as Creator and Ruler of all things. He even makes the case that YHVH has been in the process of creating a universe that is filled with both holy and common beings.
As a prophet of the Messiah, Paul was able to receive revelation from Elohim. He knew the God’s character better than anyone else. Consequently, he casually dropped a theological bombshell – universal salvation. For instance, in the first letter to Timothy, Paul wrote that “we are all equally loved by Elohim.”
Jesus’ choice of seventy-two apostles
The number of disciples sent by Jesus was not set in stone. Many scholars disagree on the exact number. There are other instances in the Bible where Jesus calls on his disciples to follow him, but this is one instance in particular that is important for understanding how God sends His apostles to spread the gospel. In this case, the number seventy-two apostles was not the correct number, as it differed from the original 70.
The Seventy were to continue the work of Jesus and the Twelve. The Seventy-two were tasked with the task of preaching and healing the sick. The mention of healing before the preaching suggests that they had a positive message to preach. The message they delivered would be that the Messiah had come, and that his kingdom was near, and that His heavenly kingdom would be on earth soon.