69~More About “Sleeping Giant”

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BACKGROUND FOR THIS EPISODE

(In Order of Appearance)

 NEW TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Luke 23:50-51 – There was a man from Harimathea, a Judean town. His name was Joseph. He was a good, righteous man. He was earnestly looking for the kingdom of God. Joseph was a member of the Jewish Council, but he did not vote when the priests decided to kill Jesus. 
  • John 19:39 – Nicodemus came, too. (Earlier he had come to Jesus at night.f) He mixed myrrh and aloesg together and brought about 75 pounds of it. 
  • John 1:29 – The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him. John said, “Look, God’s Lamb who will take away the world’s sin! 
  • Mark 15:43  Joseph came. He was from the town of Harimathea. He was a very important member of the Jewish Council. He was expecting the kingdom of God, too. He dared to go in to Pilate and ask for the body of Jesus. 
  • John 19:32-37 – The soldiers came to the first man and broke his legs, and then to the other man who had been nailed to a cross, too. 33But when they came to Jesus, they saw that Jesus was already dead. They did not break his legs, 34but one of the soldiers did plunge his spear into Jesus’ side. Immediately, blood and water flowed out. 35The person who saw it has given proof. His testimony is true. You know he is speaking the truth. You must believe, too. 36These things happened to make this Scripture come true: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” (Exodus 12:4637Another Scripture says: “They will look upon the one they wounded.” (Zechariah 12:10
  • Mark 15:46 – Joseph bought a linen cloth. He took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in the linen cloth. Then he laid the body of Jesus into a tomb which he had previously cut out of solid rock. He rolled a stone to cover the entrance of the tomb. 
  • John 19:25 – Jesus’ mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary from the town of Magdala stood near the cross. 
  • Mark 15:40 – Some women were there, too. They were far away, watching. Some of them were: Mary (from the town of Magdala); Mary (the mother of the younger James and Joses); and Salome.
  • Hebrews 9:22, 28 –  Yes, the law says that almost everything must be made clean by blood. Unless blood is poured out, sins are not forgiven…28In the same way, Christ was sacrificed once for all time to take away the sins of many people. Christ will come again. Why? Not to get rid of sin, but to save the people who are waiting for him. They will see him.
  • Mark 15:47 – Mary (the one from the town of Magdala) and Mary (the mother of Joses) were watching where the body was placed.
  • Luke 23:55 – The women who had come from Galilee with Jesus followed Joseph. They observed the tomb. Inside, they saw where the body of Jesus was placed. 
  • John 19:39-42 – Nicodemus came, too. (Earlier he had come to Jesus at night.f) He mixed myrrh and aloesg together and brought about 75 pounds of it. 40The two men took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in sheets with the sweet-smelling spices. (This is the way Jews bury their dead.) 41The place where Jesus was nailed to the cross was next to a garden. The garden had a new tomb in it. No one had been put there yet. 42There was not much time—it was Friday.h So, because the tomb was near, they placed Jesus in it.
  • Mark 15:46 – Then they reached out and grabbed Jesus. 47One of the men standing nearby pulled out his sword. He struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his ear.
  • Luke 23:55-56 – The women who had come from Galilee with Jesus followed Joseph. They observed the tomb. Inside, they saw where the body of Jesus was placed. 56Then the women left to prepare some fragrant things to put on Jesus’ body.
  • Matthew 23:15 – “It will be horrible for you, O teachers of the law and Pharisees. You hypocrites! You travel all over the worldf to make just one convert. And when you convert him, you make him twice as much a child of hell as you are!
  • John 11:47-50 – The most important priests and the Pharisees called a meeting. They asked each other, “What are we going to do? This man is performing many miracles! 48If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him. Then the Romans will come and take us away—our holy place and our nation.” 49One of them was Caiaphas. He was the high priest that year. He said to them, “You know nothing! 50Don’t you think it would be better for one man to die for the people, than for the whole nation to be destroyed?” 
  • John 3:5, 16-17 – Jesus answered, “I am telling you the truth: If a person is not born from water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God!…16God loved the people of the world so much that He gave up His one and onlyb Son. Every person who commits himself to Jesus will not be destroyed. Instead, that person will have eternal life. 17God did not send His Son into the world to judge it. God sent Jesus, so that the people of the world could be saved through him. 
OLD TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Exodus 39:22, 2 – Bezalel also made the robe of the ephod completely of woven, blue cloth…2Bezalel made the ephod from gold thread, from blue, purple, and red yarn, as well as from fine-spun cotton. 
  • Numbers 15:38 – Speak to the Israelites. Tell them this: ‘Sew for yourselves tasselso on the cornersp of your clothes.q Put a blue thread in each one of these tassels at the corners.r Wear them from now on. 39You will have these tassels to look at. They will remind you of all of the Always-Present One’s commands. Then you will practice them. And, if you go astray,s then you will not follow what your bodies want or what your eye wishes for. 
  • Isaiah 52:14 [PREDICTED 700 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – But many peoplecc were shocked when they saw him.dd His appearance was so disfiguredee that he didn’t even look like a man. His form was changed so much that they could barely tell that he was human.
  • Numbers 19:11 – “Whoever touches a human corpse will be ‘unclean’ for seven days. 
  • Numbers 9:6 – However, some of the peopleb could not celebrate the Passover on that day. They were “unclean” because they had touched a corpse. So, they went to Moses and Aaron that day. 
  • Zechariah 12:10 – “And, I will pour outx a spirit of kindness and mercyy upon David’s household and the inhabitants in Jerusalem. They will look at Me,z the One they have stabbed to death.aa And, they will mournbb like someone weeping over the death of an only child. They will be as sad as someone who has lost a firstborn son.cc
  • Isaiah 53:9 [PREDICTED 700 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – He was supposed to be buried like criminals,mm even though he had done nothing wrong.nn He had never even told a lie!oo Instead, his death was associated with a rich man.”pp
  • Leviticus 23:5 – “ ‘The Always-Present One’s Passover is on the 14th day of the 1st month. It begins at twilight. 
  • Psalm 23:1-2 – <A psalma of David.> Yahweh is my Shepherd.I have everything I need. 2He gives me rest in green pastures.He leads me beside calm waters.
  • Numbers 9:6 – However, some of the peopleb could not celebrate the Passover on that day. They were “unclean” because they had touched a corpse. So, they went to Moses and Aaron that day. 
  • Isaiah 1:11-15, 31 – Yahweh says: “I do not want all these sacrifices which you give to Me.I’ve had enough of your whole burnt-offerings of male sheep and the fat from fine animals. I am not pleased with the blood of bulls, male lambs, or male goats.12You come to appear in front of Me. But who asked you to do all this running in and out of My courtyards!? 13Don’t continue bringing Me worthless offerings! I hate the incense that you burn. I cannot endure your New Moons,s various sabbaths, and other convocations. I cannot endure the evil that you do in holding your so-called ‘holy’ meetings. 14I hate your New Moon festivals and your other yearly festivals!They have become like heavy weights on Me. I’m tired of carrying them. 15You will raise your arms in prayer to Me, but I will refuse to look at you. Even if you say many prayers, I will not listen to you. It’s because your hands are full of blood!…31Powerful, evil people will become like tiny, dry pieces of hemp. And, whatever they do will only be like sparks. The rebels and their deeds will burn together. And, no one will be able to stop that fire!”gg
  • Isaiah 58:2-7 – Then, every day, they might come looking for Me.And, they might want to learn My ways. They might become a nation that does what is right.They might not abandon the justice of their God anymore. They might even ask Me to act decisively on their behalf. They might want God to be near them. 3They say: ‘We observed special days of not eating.But Youe didn’t see it! We humbled ourselves to honor You, O God. But You didn’t even notice it!’ ”But Yahweh says: “Listen, you do whatever pleases you on those so-called ‘special’ days! But you are unfair to all of your workers.g 4Look, on those ‘special’ days when you do not eat, you argue and fight. You even have fist fights! You cannot do such things as you’re doing now and expect Me to listen to your prayers. 5This kind of so-called ‘special fasting day’ is not what I want.This is not the way that I want people to be truly sorry for what they’ve done. I don’t want people just to bow their headsi —like a plant! I don’t want them merely to wear rough cloth and lie down in ashes to show their sadness.This is what you do on your so-called ‘special’ days when you do not eat. But do you think that is what Yahweh wants!? 6“No, I will tell you the kind of special day of fasting that I want. I want you to set free the people whom you’ve put in prison unfairly. Undo their chains! Free the ones you cheated! Free them from their hard labor! 7I want you to share your food with hungry people! I want you to bring poor, homeless people into your own homes! When you see someone who has no clothes, clothe him!And don’t refuse to help your own relatives.”l
  • Exodus 18:21-22 – Also, you ought to choose some competent men from among all the people. They must revere God, tell the truth, and hate bribes.f Then you should put such men over the people to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. 22Let them make decisions over the people at all times. Have them bring every major case to you, but let them decide the minor cases. Then it will be easier for you, and they can help carry the burden with you. 
  • Numbers 11:16 – Yahweh said to Moses, “Bring Me 70 of the elderse of Israel. Pick men whom you know are elders among the people and the officers over them. Take them to the Meeting Tent. Have them line up there with you. 
THE MERCK MANUAL OF DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY:
  • “CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE,” – With decrease in cardiac output, marked reduction of blood flow takes place.  Fluid retention increases in tissue.  Edema is the most important manifestation of right heart failure.  Edema is often manifested by distention of the jugular and peripheral veins at levels well above the heart, and fluid collection in the abdomen.
  • “TETANUS” – Convulsions and spasms in the chest interfere with respiration and may cause cyanosis, a bluish or dark purple discoloration of the skin due to deficiency of oxygen and excess of carbon dioxide in the blood.

SPECIAL CHARACTERS APPEARING IN OTHER EPISODES

Season 1, Dream Maker, “Firelight”

Season 2, Hearts Afire, “Holier Than Thou”

OTHER JESUS QUOTES IN THIS EPISODE