Caesarea Philippi is in the northern part of Israel, and sits at the foothills of Mount Hermon along the Jordan River where a spring flowed from a cave so deep that it couldn’t be measured and came to be believed to be the Gates of Hell.
God hears a humble heart.
We see Jesus wanting to save souls. This happens not by physical healing, but by spiritual healing. We must regain control of our minds and get into alignment with our Creator.
What do you do when you believe your situation is beyond help? Do you summon Jesus?
Following Jesus may mean being exposed to severe perils, sometimes physical, and always spiritual in nature. So, we, too, must expect to encounter perilous conditions and fierce trials.
I’m engaged in this study of the biblical book of Mark. I’m reminded of so many simple truths. I’m also understanding more and more how Jesus came with such focus and determination.
Away with the Mosaic Law and in with the New Covenant.