Imen Marie Agnes Adili
2021 / 8 / 10
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”
44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.
“Come and see,” said Philip.
47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”
48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.
Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”
49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God-;- you are the king of Israel.”
50 Jesus said, “You believe[a] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you,[b] you[c] will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’[d] the Son of Man. »
These verses advance Christ Jesus’ argument significantly by making a major point which is the primacy of the predestination since Christ Jesus called His Apostles with their known names for Him to follow His Path given that they are predestined to the Apostolic Calling hence they are shown to be concerned and applied to proclaim the completeness of the Gospel and consequently they naturally recognise Christ Jesus as the Son of God already promised in Moses’ Law.
Whence the Apostles as Christ Jesus the Rabbi don’t perceive the Gospel as the Word distinct from Moses’ Law´-or-inserted in the divine chronology between the Old Testament and the Gospel but as a continuity thus it is hardly possible to invent prophets apart from the Law of Moses and the Gospel which completes It ergo in Matthew 5:17 Christ Jesus said:
The Fulfillment of the Law
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law´-or-the Prophets-;- I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”
Therefore the Apostles hold that there is an only Kingdom that Christ Jesus preached namely the Heavenly Kingdom so the latter term refers to a larger Kingdom that includes all who profess to be believers in The Gospel as the fulfilment of Moses Law thus the Lives of Christ Jesus’ Prophets as well as His Apostles testify about the precision of God’s Word thereupon the definition of the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Heaven is well defined since it is in deed and in truth its Prophets quoted in the Old Testament and its Apostles stated in the Gospel.
And this Heavenly dimension of Christ Jesus’ Kingdom is proved by the explicit God’s Will written in the Gospel then Nathanael’ question asked, i.e.: “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Is testifying about the quoted Heavenly Kingdom which exists in a certain opposition to the earthly territory delimited by borders and already condemned to the fall since it is a world described as such since the Old Testament: a fallen world because of original and eternal sin for people enslaved by the devil seeking only their selfish interests from which they can never aspire to an ascension from a fallen land officially by an explicit written to a Kingdom defined as such in God s Word: The Kingdom of Heaven.
Ergo if the question in relation to the earth is allowed from a perspective of wisdom seeking truth, the Apostle s natural recognition of the attributes of the divinity of Christ Jesus is not subject to any question since it belongs to the domain of the Kingdom of Heaven hence Nathanael the Apostle recognized the goodness of Christ Jesus however His question is based on earthly origins which are in opposition to the Baptism in the Holy Spirit prophesied by John the Prophet and embodied by Christ Jesus who demonstrated the divine origin of His Baptism.
Moreover, this term was conceived by Him, hence any use of this term outside of Christ Jesus is a forgery and a swindle, which is why the invention of the ceremonies to celebrate with a jet of water on the head is only to steal money from the partygoers Moreover, the premeditated invention of the terms godfathers and godmothers belongs to the rotten domain of the mafia and beyond that they are adequate terms for everything that is organised crime but in opposition to the Word of God full of Truth and wisdom hence these terms hardly exist in the Gospel.
Accordingly Christ Jesus recognised the authenticity of Nathanael the Apostle as “an Israelite in whom there is no deceit “who declared with a solemn declaration that Christ Jesus is the Rabbi who saw Him through the Spirit while he was “under the fig tree” what sustains the holiness of the spirit which seen its divine origin cannot be-limit-ed by fences and borders but it is a Free Spirit who looks with the heart before recognizing with the eyes hence the confirmation of The Word of God affirming that the heart and the eyes are the treasures of the Kingdom of Heaven.