LUKE CHAPTER 9 "A LITTLE LOVE, FEEDS MANY" Then Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over hate; also to cure diseases. Jesus sent them to preach the Kingdom of Love and to heal the sick. He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. Whatever houses you enter into, there abide and then depart. Whosoever will not receive you when you go out of that city shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them." The disciples departed and went through the towns preaching the gospels and healing all manner of disease. Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all things done by Jesus. He became perplexed, because some said that John rose from the dead. Some said Elias had appeared. Others said that one of the old prophets rose again. Herod said "John, I beheaded; but who is this of whom I hear such things?" Herod desired to see Jesus. The Apostles, when they returned, told Jesus of all they had done. Jesus took them aside privately and went into a desert place belonging to the city Bethsaida. The people, when they knew it, followed Jesus. Jesus received them and spoke to them of the Kingdom of Love. He healed them that had need of healing. When the day had begun to wear away, Jesus' twelve came to him, saying, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and the country round about, lodging and getting victuals; for we are in a desert place." Jesus said to his disciples, "You give them something to eat." They answered him, "Lord, we have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should go and buy meat for all of these people." Gathered there were about five thousand people. Jesus said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in a company, by fifties." So the Apostles made them all sit down. Then Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish, gave thanks and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. They all did eat and became filled and the fragments taken up filled twelve baskets. When Jesus was alone praying, his disciples came to him and he asked them, "Who say the people that I am?" They answer said, "John the Baptist, but some say Elias and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again." Then Jesus said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answering said, "The Christ of Love." Jesus straight away charged them to tell this to no one. Then Jesus said, "The Son of Love must suffer many things. Being rejected of the Elders and Chief Priests and Scribes. Also be slain, to be raised up on the third day." Jesus said to them all, "If any one will come after me let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whosoever will save their life shall lose it, but whosoever will lose their life for my sake, the same shall save it." "For what is a person's advantage, if they gain the whole world and lose themselves, or are cast away? Whosoever shall be ashamed of my words, of them the Son of Love shall be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory and in his parent's and of the Holy angels." "I tell you of a truth, there are some standing here that shall not taste of death before they see the Kingdom of Love." About eight days after these sayings, Jesus took Peter John and James and went up into a mountain to pray. As Jesus prayed, the fashion of his countenance altered. His clothes became white and glistening. Behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias. They appeared in glory and spoke of Jesus' decease, which he would accomplish at Jerusalem. Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep. When they awoke they saw Love's glory. Jesus with Moses and Elias standing together. When Moses and Elias departed from Jesus, Peter spoke, "It is good for us to be here, let us make three tabernacles. One for you, one for Moses and one for Elias." Peter knew not what he had said. While Peter spoke there came a cloud, which overshadowed them. They feared as they entered into the cloud. A voice came out of the cloud saying "This is our beloved Son, hear him." When the voice passed, Jesus was found alone. Peter James and John kept this to themselves. They told no one in those days any of those things that they had seen. On the next day when they came down from the hill many people met Jesus. Behold a man from the company came saying, "Master, I beseech you, look upon my son for he is my only child. A spirit takes him. He suddenly cries out. It tears him until he foams at the mouth and it bruises him hard. It will not depart. I besought your disciples to cast the hate out and they could not." Jesus answered them, "Oh faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring your son." As the child was coming this hateful spirit threw him down and tore him. Jesus calmed the unclean spirit and healed the child. Then he delivered him again to his father; amazing all at the mighty power of Love. Everyone wondered at all the things Jesus did. He said to his disciples, "Let these sayings sink down into your hearts for the Son of Love shall be delivered into the hands of men." His disciples did not understand this saying. Being hidden from them, they perceived it not. They feared to ask him of the saying. There arose a reasoning among the disciples, which of them should be greatest. Jesus, perceiving the thoughts of their hearts, took a child and set him by his side. This Jesus said to them, "Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receives me. Whosoever receives me, receives the Love that sent me. For this child is least among you all; the same shall be great." John answered and said, "Master, we saw one casting out hateful spirits in your name. We forbid him, because he did not follow us. Jesus said to John, "Do not forbid him, for those that are not against us are for us." The time came that Jesus become received up. He steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, sending messengers before him. They went and entered into a village of the Samaritans to make preparations for Jesus; but they did not receive him, because Jesus set to go to Jerusalem. Jesus' disciples, James and John, upon seeing this, said "Lord, will you allow us that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elias did?" Jesus turned and scolded them crying, "You do not know what manner of Love you are. The Son of Love is not come to destroy peoples' lives but to save them." Then they went to another village. It happened that as they were going, a certain man said to Jesus, "Lord I will follow wherever you go." Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests but the Son of Love has nowhere to lay his head." Jesus said to the man, "Follow me." The man said "Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father." Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their dead, but go you and preach the Kingdom of Love." Another also said "Lord, I will follow you, but let me first go and bid them farewell, which are at my home." Jesus said to him, "No one, having put their hand on the plow, who looks back is fit for the Kingdom of Love." LUKE CHAPTER 10 "JESUS APPOINTS SEVENTY" After these things Jesus appointed another seventy. He sent them two by two before himself into every city and place where he himself would come. Therefore Jesus said to them "The harvest is truly great, but the laborers are few. Pray you, therefore, that the Lord of the harvest would send forth laborers into Love's harvest. Go your ways, behold, I send you as lambs among wolves." "Carry neither purse, nor script, nor shoes. Salute no one by the way. Into whoever's house you enter, speak first that peace be upon this house. If children of peace be there your peace shall rest upon them. If not, it shall return to you again." "In the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Do not go from house to house. Into whatsoever city you enter and they receive you, heal the sick that are therein. Say to them, 'The Kingdom of Love has come close to you.'" "Into every city you enter and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same and say, even the very dust of your city which clings to us, we do wipe it off against you. Remain confident that the Kingdom of Love has come close to you. I say to you, it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city." "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works that I have done in you were done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you." "You, Capernaum, being exalted to heaven, will be thrust down to hell. Those that hear you, hear me. Those that despise you, despise me. Those that despise me, despise the Love that sent me." The seventy returned again with joy saying, "Lord, all hate is subject to us through your name." Jesus said to them, "I beheld hate as lightning falling from heaven. Behold, I give to you power to tread upon the angers and fears of hate and power over all the ones who do not Love. Nothing shall by any means hurt you. Do not rejoice that the spirits are subject to you but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven." In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit and said, "I thank you Love, Lord of heaven and earth. You have hidden these things from the wise and the prudent, but revealed them to babes. Even so Love, for so it seemed good in your sight. All things are delivered to me of Love. No one knows who the Son is except the Love, or who the Love is except the Son and those whom the Son will reveal to Love." Jesus turned himself to his disciples and said privately "Blessed are the eyes that see the things that you see. I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things you have seen and have not seen them. They desired to hear the things you have heard and they have not heard them." Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tempted Jesus saying, "Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "What is written in the law. How do you read it?" The lawyer said, "You shall love the Lord your Love with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and mind. Love your neighbor as yourself." Jesus said to the lawyer, "You have answered right. If you do this, you shall live." The lawyer, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus "Who is my neighbor," Jesus answered him, "There was a man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves. They stripped him of his raiment and wounded him and departed, leaving him half dead. By chance there came down a certain priest that way. When he saw him he passed by on the other side. Likewise, a Levity when he was in that place came and looked on him and passed by on the other side." "A certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where the injured man was. When the Samaritan saw him, he had compassion on him. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine. The Samaritan laid him on his own beast. He brought him to an inn and took care of him. After a couple of days the Samaritan departed. He took two pence and gave them to the host, saying "Take care of him and whatsoever you spend more, when I come again I will repay you." "Which now of the three do you think was a neighbor to him that fell among thieves?" The lawyer said, "He that showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do yourself likewise." Now it happened as they went, Jesus entered into a village and a woman named Martha received him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet and heard his word. Martha, busy with preparation and serving, concerned herself about Mary following Jesus and came to Jesus. Martha said to him, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Bid her, therefore, that she help me." Jesus answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things; but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen that good part, not to be taken away from her." LUKE CHAPTER 11 "LOVE'S PRAYER" It happened Jesus was praying in a certain place and when he had ceased one of his disciples said to him, “Lord teach us to pray as John taught his disciples." Jesus said to them, "When you pray, say, Our Love which is in heaven hallowed is your name. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily needs. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from all hate and fear." Jesus said to them, "Which of you shall have a friend and go to them at midnight? Then say to them, 'Lend me three loaves. For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him.' The friend within answers and says, 'Trouble me not my children and I are in bed. I cannot rise and give to you.'" "I say to you, he will not rise and give to you because he is your friend, but because of your insistence will he rise and give to you as much as you need. I say to you ask and it shall be given to you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone that asks shall receive. Know this, that those who seek shall find." "If a child asks for bread of any of you that is a parent will you give to them a stone? If that child asks for meat will for meat you give to them a serpent? If they shall ask for an egg, will you give them a scorpion? If you then, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more then shall your heavenly parents, give the Spirit of Love to those who ask?" Jesus was casting out a spirit of hate that was dumb. When the hate had gone out, the dumb could speak. The people wondered at this thing and some of them said, "Jesus casts out hate through Beelzebub the chief of hates." Others tempting Jesus, sought of him a sign from heaven. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. A house divided against a house falls." "If hate that is death, if hate that is darkness, be divided against itself, how shall hate's kingdom stand. Yet, you say I cast out hate through Beelzebub. If I by Beelzebub cast out hate, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges." "If I with the finger of Love, cast out hate, no doubt the Kingdom of Love comes upon you." "When a strong person who is armored keeps their palace, their goods are in peace but when those stronger come upon them, they are overcome. They take from them all their armor wherein they trusted and they divide their spoils." "Those that are not with Love are against Love. Those that gather not with Love, scatter." "When the unclean spirit has gone out of one, they walk through dry places, seeking rest. Finding none they say, 'I will return to my house from where I came.' When they return they find it swept and cleaned. Then the one goes and takes to them seven other spirits more wicked than the one gone out. They enter in and dwell there and the last state of the person is worse that the first." It happened as Jesus spoke these things; a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice and said to Jesus "Blessed is the womb that bore you. Blessed is the bosom that you have nursed." Jesus said, "Yea, rather, blessed are those that hear the words of Love and keep them." When the people gathered thick together, Jesus began to say, "This is an evil generation they seek a sign and there shall be no sign given, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninevites, so shall the Son of Love be to this generation. The queen of the South shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them. For the queen of the South comes from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Behold, there is one here greater than Solomon." "The men of Nineveh shall rise up in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah. Behold a greater one than Jonah is here. No one when they have lit a candle would put it in a secret place, nor under a basket. They put it on a candle stick, that all who come in may see the light." "The Love of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is single, your whole body becomes filled with the light of Love. When your eye is hate, your body is also full of hate." "Take heed, therefore, that the Love that is in you, is not hate. If your whole being therefore, be filled with Love having no part in hate, then the whole shall be full of Love, as when the bright shining of a candle does give you light." As Jesus spoke, a Pharisee besought him to dine with him. When Jesus went in and sat down to dinner, the Pharisee marveled that Jesus had not first washed. Jesus said to him, "Now do you Pharisees, make clean the outside of the cup and the platter, but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness? You fool, did not the one who made that which is without make that which is within also?" "Rather, give the gifts of such things as you have and behold all things will be clean to you. Woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs and pass over judgment and the love of Love. These ought you have done and not leave the other undone. Woe to you, Pharisees! For you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues and greetings in the markets. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees you hypocrites! For you are as graves that appear not and those that walk over them are not aware of them." One of the lawyers answered, speaking to Jesus "Master, your sayings do they reproach us also?" Jesus said "Woe to you also, lawyers! For you lade people with burdens too grievous to bear and you yourselves touch not one of the burdens with your own fingers. Woe to you! For you build the sepulchers for the prophets and your fathers killed them. Truly you bare witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers, for they indeed killed them and you build their sepulchers." "Therefore, also said the wisdom of Love, 'I will send them prophets and apostles and some of them they shall slay and persecute, that the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the foundation of the world, may be required from this generation.' From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias, that perished between the alter and the temple. Surely I say to you, it shall be required of this generation." "Woe to you, lawyers! For you have taken the key of knowledge. You enter not into Love and they who have entered in, you have hindered." As Jesus said these things to them, the Scribes and the Pharisees began to urge Jesus vehemently, to provoke him to speak of many things laying wait for him, seeking to catch something out of his mouth that they might accuse Jesus. LUKE CHAPTER 12 "SEEK LOVE" In the meantime there gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, so many that they trod one upon the other. Jesus began to say to his disciples, "Beware you, of the bread of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For nothing is covered therefore. Whatsoever you have spoken in hate, Love hears. That which you have spoken in the ear, in closets, is proclaimed upon the housetops. I say to you, my friends, be not afraid of those who kill the body, after that they have no more that they can do." "I will forewarn you whom you shall fear. Fear that which after they have killed you, has the power to cast you into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear that." "Five sparrows sold for two farthings and not one of them forgotten before Love. Even the very hairs of your head are numbered. Fear not, therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows." "I say to you, whosoever shall confess Love before the people. They shall the Son of Love confess before the angels of Love. Those that abandon me before the people will be abandoned before the angels of Love. Whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of Love, it is forgiven them. To those that blasphemy against the Spirit of Love, they have condemned themselves." "When they bring you in to the synagogues and to the magistrates and powers, take you no thought how or what you shall answer or what thing you shall say. The Spirit of Love shall teach you the same hour what you ought to say." One of the company said to Jesus, "Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me." Jesus said to him, "Man, who made me judge or divider over you?" Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of what you covet. For a person's life consists not in the things they possess." Jesus spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. He thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?' He said, 'This I will do. I will pull down my barns and build greater. There I will bestow all my fruits and my goods.'" "'I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.' Love said to him, 'You child, this night your soul be required of you.' Then who shall have these things, which you have provided?" "So this is for all those who lay up treasure for themselves but are not rich towards Love." Jesus said to his disciples, "Therefore, I say to you take no thought for your life what you shall eat. Neither for the body what you shall put on. The life is more than the meat and the body is more than the raiment." "Consider the ravens for they neither sow nor reap; which neither has storehouse nor barn, yet Love feeds them. How much more are you worth than the fowls? Which of you can in thought add to their stature one cubit? If you then be not able to do that which is least, why do you take thought for the rest? Consider the lilies how they grow, they toil not, they spin not. Yet I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." "Since Love then so clothes the grass, which is today in the field and tomorrow cast in the oven. How much more will Love clothe you? Oh, you of little faith?" "Seek not what you shall eat, or what you shall drink neither be you doubtful of mind. For all of these things do the nations of the world seek after. Love knows you have need of these things. Rather seek the Kingdom of Love and all these things be added to you. Fear not little flock, for it is Love's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom." "Sell that which you have and give gifts. Provide yourselves bags that carry nothing old. A treasure in heaven that fails not. Where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." "Let your loins be girded about and your lights be burning. Make yourselves like ones that wait for their Lord when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately." "Blessed are those who, when Love comes, shall find them watching. Surely I say to you, that those shall gird themselves and make them to sit down to meat and Love will come forth and serve them. If Love shall come in the second watch or the third watch and find them waiting, blessed are those." "This know; that if the good man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not suffered his house be broken through." "Be yourselves, therefore ready also; for the Son of Love comes at an hour when you think not." Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, speak you this parable to us or to all?" Jesus said, "Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whose Lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that friend, whose Lord when he comes shall find him so doing. Of a truth I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all that he has." "If that friend says in his heart, 'My Lord delays his coming' and begins to beat the menservants and maidens, to eat and drink and to be drunken. The Lord of the friend will come in a day when he looks not for him, at an hour when he is not aware and will cut him asunder and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers." "That friend, who knew his Lord's will and prepared not themself, neither did according to his will, will be beaten with many stripes. Those that knew not Love's will and did commit things worthy of stripes, they be beaten a few stripes. For to whosoever much is given, of them much is required. Of those who have committed much, they will ask more." "I have come to send fire on earth. Wishing it already kindled! I have a baptism to accomplish. How do I remain straight until all this is accomplished?" "Suppose you that I come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No, but rather division. From hereon there shall be five in one house divided, three against two and two against three." "The father divided against the son and the son against the father. The mother against the daughter and the daughter against the mother, the mother-in-law against the daughter-in-law and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law." Jesus said to the people, "When you see a cloud rise out of the west, straight away you say, 'There comes a shower' and so it is. When you see the south wind blow, you say, 'There will be heat' and it happens." "You hypocrites, you discern the face of the sky and of the earth. How is it that you not discern this time? Yea why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?" "When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, as you are on the way, give diligence that you be forgiven by him. Otherwise he hails you to the judge and the judge delivers you to the officer and the officer cast you into prison. I tell you, you shall not depart there until you have paid the very last mite."
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