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Peter's Mother-in-law

Performance In Christianity series

Peter's Mother-in-law- Performance of Jesus

At first glance, you may notice that we have all the writers of the Synoptic Gospels recording this event. Keep in mind that the Apostles didn't all follow Jesus at the same time nor on the same days, so the accounts will vary. Matthew appears to have the bulk of the narratives, and his details describe his vantage point. The vantage point also indicates first or second-hand information. In case you are not aware John is not a Synoptic Gospel writer. John's Gospel is called Spiritual or Symbolic; significantly it does not contain a genealogy or any record of Jesus' birth, childhood, temptation, transfiguration, the appointment of the disciples, nor any account of Jesus parables, ascension, or high commission.

Mark 1:30-31 flows remarkably close with Matthew, who comments that Jesus touched her, and she immediately recovered. There were no lingering effects of the fever, she was fully and completely restored. Not only was the restoration miraculous, but her response to the Grace of God was also to serve Him immediately without hesitation or pause. This is a prime example of what should happen when people are healed for the Glory of God.

Luke 4:38-39 has a distinctly different viewpoint, and yet the bottom line is that Jesus healed her completely, and she responded as if she was never sick, which was unusual. Luke further points out that it was a great or high fever, indicating that it was observable from a medical standpoint beyond the remedy of human intervention or control, it was life-threatening. The act of Jesus from Luke's viewpoint was the fever had to be rebuked, which strongly indicates demonic oppression. Jesus had just ministered a miracle in the temple (Luke 4:33) and now entering Simon Peter's house re encounters this activity. To demonstrate the Glory of God yet again, and we should take note of the occasion because it represents that when we encounter divine healing, we can immediately reenter service to the Kingdom.

Matthew 8:14-15

And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

The LORD that Sanctifies You, Jehovah Mekaddishkem (Exodus 31:13), we thank You for greater understanding of the acts of Jesus Christ. We praise You for our increased knowledge of the miracles of Jesus and the impact on Your Glory by which these works are done. We declare and decree blessings upon those who study Your Work so that; by Your Rhema and Logos, we sustain the Work of the Kingdom. Now, for the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.


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