That could be dangerous John, always try to take care of your metal health.
You don't want to wind up like this guy.
2. He washed the feet of his disciples. So.....do we discern a considerable sized crowd here? We know if Lazarus was there on this very last night...his sisters would probably be there too. They never missed an occasion to be with Christ.
Read Luke 22.....
Look at the intimacy of the whole event. A last night with the twelve Apostles....giving them the New Covenant, and teaching them about the Holy Spirit implant. This is not a meeting for the general body of disciples. It is for the foundation of the Christian congregation.
Some ‘scholars‘ ... claim Mary Magdalene was laying in front of Jesus at the Passover meal. She was the disciple Jesus loved. Or one of the other disciples was Jesus gay lover ... sure this is being claimed also.
Some state Mary Magdalene was secretly Jesus’ wife, and maybe they had a baby....and so on, and so on.
“When the Counselor comes , whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. And you also, must testify, FOR YOU HAVE BEEN WITH ME FROM THE BEGINNING.” John 15:26, 27
Mark 3:13-14 says:12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles.
Matthew 10:1 says:13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach
1 And he called to him his twelve disciples ...
11 After saying these things, [Jesus] said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.”
The Spirit was doled out to others from the Apostles. Not regular disciples.
1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Other references I have on this passage also agree that the "they" in Ac 2:1 refers to the 120 in Ac 1:15. The reason given is that when Peter explained to the crowd about what was happening, he quotes from the book of Joel (Joe 2:28-31) where Peter refers to "daughters" (Ac 2:17) and "female slaves" (Ac 2:18) as among those having the Spirit poured out on them.The antecedent of “they” [in Ac 2:1] is apparently the believers Luke mentioned in Ac 1:15. It is not possible to identify the place (lit. the house, Gr. ton oikon) where they assembled certainly. Perhaps it was the upper room already mentioned (Ac 1:13) or another house. Clearly the disciples were indoors (Ac 2:2)
3. There was MUCH infighting among the 12. Why? Because Jesus loved one more than the others. Why? I don’t know. Maybe one of them OBEYED his words better? That seems likely. This is an underlying theme in John’s Gospel. “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.” John 15:10 and compare 1 John 5:3
They were always asking who was the greatest among them, who would sit at Jesus’ right hand in the Kingdom. James and John’s mom even got involved.
"There was MUCH infighting among the 12. Why? Jesus loved one more than the others. Why? I don’t know."
Peter REALLY was jealous of John, and was even asking after Jesus was resurrected, about John, when Jesus told Peter he would suffer a death like his, in chains. So Peter looks behind him at John, as the Fishermen disciples had just come in with the miracle catch.....”Lord , what about him!” .....right.....the whining jealousy reappears.
Lazarus is not there, hanging around out in a fishing boat, throwing and hauling heavy nets, whatever.
1 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. . . [They make the miraculous catch of fish] . . .
7 That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. 8 The other disciples came in the boat, . . .
[after they ate (Jn 21:9-14)], [and after Peter was questioned by Jesus (Jn 21:15-19)] . . . 20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” (Jn 13:25), 21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?”
So, and finally here is what I continue to emphasize, because its just too obvious:
Those who were there at the time, Christians in the first century, who eagerly read the new gospel we know as John’s today....would have asked, “who wrote this masterpiece of the intimate details of the last night Jesus was alive with the 12”.
Certainly Lazarus would not be WORTHY of this reward, nor was he eyewitness to all of these travels and speeches Jesus gave, etc. John was there and heard every word. The Spirit brought BACK TO HIS MIND all the things Jesus taught .....as Jesus said it would.
nor was [Lazarus] eyewitness to all of these travels and speeches Jesus gave
Certainly Lazarus would not be WORTHY of this reward
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