Rabbi’s Reflections – Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Upper Room Discourse (part 61 of ???)

John 17:2 Even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, so may He give eternal life to all those You have given Him.

This is likely to be the shortest RR ever.  There are two reasons for this.  First, God gave me a really short message as I meditated on this verse.  Secondly, time is short as I’m leaving the Tenwek Missionary Hospital in Bomet, Kenya tomorrow and beginning some travel that will end up in Knoxville sometime early next week.  My internet connections and the time to write may be spotty between now and then.  I’ll write again as I’m given opportunity.

What is this prayer of Yeshua really saying as He speaks of Himself?  It appears to make the connection between flesh and eternal life.  Eternal life is given only to the Spirit.  Authority over all flesh is the power to heal.  So we can understand this prayer as follows.…  In its most simplistic form, (there is much more to “all authority”) Yeshua is saying that God has given Him the power to heal the body (flesh) so that we will be believe He can heal the spirit (give eternal life).  He is our all in all, and there is no short RR that can explain that.

There you go.  That was straightforward and to the point.  Love you all.  Rabbi Michael.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
Thu 27-Oct-2022 2nd of Cheshvan, 5783
Ge 9:8-17 Jos 13 Ps 11-12 Mt 9 (1 Pet 4)

Week 44
Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly but powerful through God for the tearing down of strongholds. We are tearing down false arguments.

216   10/24    Monday:         2 Corinthians 9-10
217   10/25    Tuesday:        2 Corinthians 11-13
218   10/26    Wednesday:   Romans 1-2; Acts 20:1-3
219   10/27    Thursday:       Romans 3-4
220   10/28    Friday:            Romans 5-6