CHAPTER 14: JESUS EXPLAINS HIS ATTITUDE ON FASTING (PART 3)
THE DISCIPLES of John the Baptist and of the Pharisees came to Jesus, troubled in their
“Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?”
“Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
“No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles [skins]; else the new wine will burst the bottles [skins], and be spilled, and the bottles [skins] shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles [skins]; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new; for he saith, ‘The old is better’.”
Scriptures are written; Word of God is Jesus; – Who told you that?; verbal instructions from God (Jews added fences/laws); my hour is not yet come (not this, not right now); “where I go…” Jesus had confidence in the Father; LAST GREAT DAY; – water moving by bucket; Jesus says, “I’m over here…I have the water…”; Jesus spoke of the Spirit; “what we know…” is not always correct!; from Bethlehem (arguing a mute point) Galillee?; – “caught in the act” Moses says… – “What sayeth thou?”; JESUS ALWAYS OBEYED HIS FATHER – IN THE SPIRIT – NOT UNDER THE LAW; expected a conflict w/Moses – Jesus said, “I agree… He without sin – come on…”