Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Village of Comfort

(Please read The Guarded One and the Descender before continuing with this study)

I discovered in my study that Capernaum (Strong’s # 2584) means Village of Comfort. So we see Yeshua leaving The Guarded One and coming to dwell in “The Village of Comfort. More correctly, He came to bring to this world comfort, as can be seen in the following verses. (For God so loved the world That He gave His only begotten Son…” to Comfort all that mourn (Yochanan 3:16) [Jn. 3:16]; (Yesha'yah 61:2) [Isa.61:2] (Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.( (Isa.40:1) (See also Lam. 2:13; Zec.1:17; Matt.10:49; & 2Cor.1:4 And in (Yesha'yah  61:1,2) [Isa. 61:1,2] we see here a prophecy describing the very ministry which Yeshaua was to do; which included bringing comfort to them that mourn.

We are the mourners. Our world is filled with sorrow, pain, suffering, and death on account of sin. Yeshua came to bring comfort to us by His words and deeds of loving kindness. (see Matit'yah - ha'Levi 9:22) [Matt. 9:22;]; Rom.15:4) He poured out His vivifying current of love that touched all who sought His help. For, He is the balm, and comfort for all our sicknesses. He is the joy of the whole earth.
NASA satellite image.
Our world can aptly be described as a village as we compare it with the outer gas planets of our solar system. For example, Jupiter is 11 times the diameter of the earth. But when we look at our world in relation to the Milky Way Galaxy we are truly a little village. (Our world in front of red arrow in picture at left).

What was the condition of our village when The Descender came? “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” (Yesha'yah 9:2) (Isa.9:2) For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
I believe that this condition of “darkness” and “shadow of death “is speaking not only of our physical world, but also of condition of our hearts. Blinded by sin the heart of man becomes darkened; and unable to discern God in nature, he worships the sun, moon, stars, and other objects that he himself has made. This brings greater misapprehension to the soul. For without having a clear understanding of the God of nature he then has a darkened and indistinct knowledge of his world and himself. And thus decisions are made which do not reflect sound reason in accordance with the Scriptures; but a reasoning which is carnal and earthly. And a harvest of sorrow and misery follows. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Gal. 6:7)
But YHWH in His infinite wisdom and love saw the deplorable condition of man. He saw our wretchedness and helplessness. He saw our village, our world, and our hearts, and when it appeared that the hopelessness of man was beyond hope, moved with compassion beyond comprehension, He poured out His pure love for us in giving us His all in the person of Yeshua Ha Meshiach. As the Waters of the Jordan empty into the Sea of Galilee so did YHWH water this parched world with the Living Waters of Life.
The Guarded One sent The Descender to our world/village (represented by the sea of Galilee of the Gentiles) to bring comfort and hope to those, who dwelling and wrestling with the shadow of death, beheld a great Light.


  1. this is a real cool post. Keep writing I am encouraged by this.

    Blessings on your weekend.

  2. Your discernment on how people make things and things in nature their God's is because of the blindness of the heart...Very true.

    Thanks for the post.

    Sam Kurien