Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Fullness of Time - Out of Egypt I Called My Son

Wade Burleson: Out of Egypt I Called My Son from Emmanuel Enid on Vimeo.


Christiane said...

We see the prophecy of Hosea mentioned again in the Holy Gospel of St. Matthew, this:

Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star’s appearance.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage.”
After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.

The Flight to Egypt.
When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt,* and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt.
He stayed there until the death of Herod, that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled,
“Out of Egypt I called my son.”

(from the testament of the Holy Gospel of St. Matthew)

Rex Ray said...


I noticed both of you may have used the Holeman Bible translation where Mathew 2:15 states “…Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

Our SS quarterly has the same translation, and so many times the way it’s written gets me frustrated because for one thing it writes ‘backwards’.

I believe God said, “I called my Son out of Egypt.” (New Living Translation)

I was at the SBC when they introduced the Holman as “The most perfect translation”.

I THINK they had it written to keep from having to pay for using the King James translation,

Wade, I noticed the ‘blue lines’ that reveal too many spaces only show up when I put it someplace to be printed.

Tom said...

I have found the following breakdown of the early life of Christ, helps in putting the story in an understandable order for me to read. Perhaps this is of some use to others: -

Introduction to the story of Christ: -Matthew 1:1-17, Mark 1:1, Luke 1:1-4, John 1:1-5
Gabriel’s prophetic declaration of John the Baptist’s birth to Zechariah in the temple: - Luke 1:5-25
Mary hears the news from the angel Gabriel that she is to conceive a child: - Luke 1:26-38
Mary visits Elisabeth: - Luke 1:39-56
Joseph is told of the reason for Mary’s pregnancy: - Matt 1:18-25a
Joseph takes Mary with him to Bethlehem.: - Luke 2:1-5
Jesus is born: - Luke 2:6-7

Jesus is named: - Matt 1:25b
Angles tell shepherds out in the field of the birth of Christ: - Luke 2:8-14
The shepherds go to Bethlehem to see Jesus: - Luke 2:15-20
Jesus is circumcised: - Luke 2:21
The wise men visit Jesus: - Matt 2:1-12

Joseph is warned in a dream to go to Egypt: -Matt 2:13-15
Herod has infants under two years of age killed in Bethlehem: -Matt 2:16-18
After Herod dies, Joseph returned to Galilee and dwells in Nazareth: -Matt 2:19-23

Jesus taken to Jerusalem and presented to the Lord: - Luke 2:22-24
Simeon takes Jesus in his arms and prophecies: - Luke 2:25-34
Anna comes to the temple and speak about the redemption of Jerusalem: - Luke 2:36-38
They then return to Nazareth: - Luke 2:39

All the above possibly occurred over a period of 45 days.

The favour of God was upon Jesus: - Luke 2-40
Jesus, when he was twelve, stays behind after the Passover feast: - Luke 2-41-50
Jesus returned with his parents to Nazareth: - Luke 2:51-52

John the Baptist’s ministry: - Matt 3:1-6, Mark 1:2-6, Luke 3:1-6a, John 1:6b-13
John the Baptist berates the general population: - Luke 3:7-10
John berates the Pharisees and Sadducees: - Matt 3:7-10
John teaches that Jesus was coming after him: - Matt 3:11-12, Mark 1:7-8, Luke 3:15-18
An interlude in the story telling to explain why John was put into prison.: - Luke 3:19-20
Jesus is baptised: - Matt 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22
His age when he began his ministry: - Luke 3:23a

An interlude in the story telling to give Jesus’ genealogy to confirm to the readers that Jesus was the son of God begins his ministry: - Luke 3:23b-38

The temptation of Jesus by Satan: - Matt 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13
John the Baptist continue to testify about Jesus: - John 1:14-18
Priests and Levites come to ask John the Baptist if he is the Messiah and by what authority he was baptising: - John 1:19-28
John acknowledges Jesus as the Lamb of God: - John 1:29-34
John sees Jesus the next day and tells his disciples that Jesus is the Lamb of God: - John 1:35-36

Jesus meets two of his disciples, Andrew and Peter and a third person who is not identified to us: - John 1:37-42
Jesus starts to go to Galilee: - Matt 4:12, John 1:43a
Jesus finds Philip and asks him to follow him. Philip then bring Nathanael to meet Jesus: - John 1:43b-51
Jesus leaves Nazareth and goes to Capernaum: - Matt 4:13-16
Jesus returns to Galilee: - Mark 1:14-15, Luke 4:14-15
The story line becomes a little jumbled from here on until Jesus goes up to Jerusalem for the last time.

Wade Burleson said...


Those “blue lines” have caused me hours of frustration. Formatting in blogger is a pain! Sorry it doesn’t print well. I’m thinking about switching platforms. Appreciate your patience.

Tom Ross,

Superb, sir! Thank you.

Tom said...


I find authoring in Word is a much better proposition before posting. Clicking on a double blue underline the program gives suggestions as to what is needed, and a decision can be made on the fly when writing. The same is also true for words underlined in red, and the program also uses a dotted red underline where the program considers that the wording can be shortened or where punctuation may be the issue and a comma each end of the highlighted words will remove the underlined highlighted area.

I also use the bold, italics and colour functions in the word document.

When satisfied with the word document I then save it for posterity sake and for future reference.

I then insert into the word document the HTML tags so that the blog format reflects the Word document within the limitations of the available HTML tags and blogging package.

The above post was a cut down version of the original Word document where I had also inserted the passages into a table layout so that the referenced verses were side by side in the original document, or in the recent version for my granddaughter the referenced passages followed in order one below the other.

I then copy the word document's text and post my comments, like my post above.

That is how I work around the short comings of forums and blogs. The word package also allows me to do a character count so that I do not exceed limit as well.

That is the way I work around the imposed limitations.

I trust that you can find a suitable work around using the packages that you already have.


Rex Ray said...

Tom Ross,

I appreciate the work you’ve done in documenting much of the life of Jesus. Our Bible classes will get a copy.

“Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him.” (John 1:32 NLT)

This link tells of 30 times that doves are mentioned in the Bible. Maybe God used this bird because it was pure in that it mated with one bird for life.

One couple was pretty smart as they built their nest out of any rain which was under the protection I have to keep a motor dry that pulls a sled up for a 40 foot high slide.

Even though it’s dove season, the six I saw today at our bird feeder must have felt safe.

Tom said...

Rex Ray

If you would email me at your email address, I would be happy to send you the full document to give out to your Bible Class in pdf format.

The document has a number of footnotes that might be useful. The scriptures I was using when I generated the document was the RSV.


Christiane said...

Hey to REX RAY,

how goes the healing process? Let us know how you are doing.

Rex Ray said...


I believe antibiotic pills and salve twice a day is working. I see a VA doctor 12-26-18.

Christiane said...

Hey Rex Ray,
thanks for news, so far sounds good

Christiane said...

On the eve of Christmas Eve, an old hymn 'Behold a Rose 'Ere Blooming' sung in German:

Rex Ray said...

“The Three Stooges” (I wrote this many years ago)

Three of us decided to enter a spear fishing contest’ at some ‘large swamp lake’ in Louisiana about two hundred miles away.

We got our scuba gear, ‘spear guns’, and went in my station wagon. I’d made a boat that was 8 feet long, 5 feet wide, with a 35-horse motor. We paid our entry fee and spent the night in my car. (Shortest guy got the front seat.)

We decided the dam (miles away) would have the largest fish. The channel was deep, but outside the channel was shallow and trees had rotted and were even with the water.

I kept the ‘tricky’ motor running and the guy steering had left his glasses in the car. He hit some trees, and they had their revenge. I bailed water as fast as I could with a quart can. I knew we were in trouble when the gas tank started floating.

“Go to the bank!”
“Where is it?”

We thought we saw land a long way off, but it turned out to be many trees. The limbs were low and knocked one guy overboard. He grabbed the side and climbed back in along with a wall of water.

After that the boat became a seesaw; when the rear went under, we went to the front. When it went under we went to the rear. We did that until we sunk in water ten feet deep.

Why we didn’t get out of the boat and keep it from sinking I’ll never know. It was like we were scared of the water. The motor was ruined when it went under going full throttle.

One guy had his scuba gear on. When he took the motor off the boat floated.

When you’re lost in woods you yell. It wasn’t long our “yoo-hoos” changed to “HELP”. After an hour, we saw a fisherman but he was too far and couldn’t hear us. I swam a long way and just as I was going to yell, he cranked his motor and left. Then another boat came up: “Have you heard someone calling for help?”

It took the Good Samaritan three trips to get all we had to the bank that was a mile away. We were close enough to walk to my car.

It’s strange at ten o’clock when we started yelling for help was the time I was supposed to be teaching a SS class. Hmm

Christiane said...

Great story, REX RAY!

All things considered, including the Good Samaritan, I'd say Providence helped you out that day and it didn't hurt to have a good set of lungs for yelling. Now that is not a bad story to tell your SS class the next Sunday ( emphasis on the Providence part). Either you've got nine lives or you are Blessed. My vote is on the latter. No doubt about it. :)

Rex Ray said...


I knew if anyone replied, you would. I can’t disagree with Providence.

Ten minutes ago, my brother-in-law, Jim, told me a horrible story. Every year he’s in charge of our church’s mission team to help a church in Mexico. Judy went with us two years ago. (We didn’t go last year.) Their pastor’s name is George. (I’d met him ten years ago.)

George had cashed our church's check. He was afraid if he put it in his billfold, it might get stolen. So, he put it in his front pocket, and got on a city bus. Three passengers pulled their guns and made the driver stop. They made everyone take their shoes off and looked for money. They took jewelry from women and searched their purses. They had men take their shirts and pants off.

Jim had sent George more money.

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