Matthew Chapter 12

Nations in agitation against Jehovah and His Anointed.

Matthew 12:14

Psalms 2:2 (P,M)

Psalms 31:13

Acts 4:25,26

Revelation 16:16

Revelation 17:13,14

Revelation 19:19,20

Pharisees counsel to destroy Christ because He healed a man on the Sabbath. See hint in Psalm 2:2. Another evidence of the turning point in Christ's mission in chs 11 & 12.

Matthew 12:14 (P)

Psalms 2:2

Christ's Public Service During the 3 1/2 Years

Christ as the perfect servant moving in quietness, fulfilling Isaiah 42:1-4.

Matthew 12:16-21 (P,M)

Note vs. 21 "on his name shall the nations hope". We begin to see Christ moving in a wider sphere in Matt. from now on.

Psalms 72:4

Isaiah 42:1-4

Christ as Jehovah's servant, whom my soul delighteth in, will put my Spirit upon Him, and bringing justice on the earth.

Matthew 12:16-21

Link with Isaiah 42:1-4

Genesis 49:10

Justice on the earth, obedience of peoples ect.

Psalms 72:4

Bring justice to the earth and the afflicted.

Isaiah 11:2

My Spirit shall rest upon Him.

Isaiah 42:1-4 (P,M)

Isaiah 43:10

My servant.

Matthew 3:17

In whom my soul delighteth in.

Day of the Lord (Judgement in the Tribulation)

Judgment day, most events prior to the Millennium, but also may look on to the Great White Throne. See many references in Deut 28:1-69, Jer 17:10, Is.2:12,Is.24:1-23, Joel 3:2,9-17 and N.T. references below.

Matthew 12:36-42

Deuteronomy 28:1-68

More long term historical judgments related to Isreal and Judah.

Psalms 96:13

Isaiah 2:12

Day of the Lord.

Isaiah 24:1-23

Day of the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:10

Joel 3:2,9-17


Matthew 10:15 (P)

Matthew 11:22-24

Matthew 13:42

Matthew 16:27

Matthew 24:15-21

Matthew 24:5,6

Matthew 25:31-46

Mark 12:38-40

Luke 8:17

Luke 10:14

Luke 12:47,48

Luke 17:26-30

John 12:48

Acts 17:31

Romans 2:5,6,16

Romans 3:23

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10

Hebrews 9:27,28

Hebrews 10:29-31

1 Peter 1:7,13

2 Peter 2:9

Jude 1:14-15

Revelation 20:11-13

Great white throne.

JND v11, pp145

JND Collected writings, general comments about ch. 10.

The dead great and small are standing before the throne. Books were opened and another, the book of life was opened. The dead were judged out of the things written in the books according to their works. See references below.

Matthew 12:36,37

Psalms 69:28

Jeremiah 17:10

Daniel 7:10

Matthew 10:15

Matthew 16:27

Luke 8:17

Romans 2:16

Romans 3:23

Hebrews 9:27

1 Peter 1:15,16

Revelation 3:5

Revelation 11:18

Revelation 13:8

Revelation 20:12 (P)

Judgment day. See Matt 10:15.

Matthew 12:36,37 (P)

Matthew 10:15

Christ answers the Scribes' and Pharisees' question about a sign by Himself: as a greater sign than Jonas in His death; and greater than the Queen of the South in His resurrection and ascension.

Matthew 12:38-42 (P)

Matthew 27:62-66

Mark 8:31

Mark 9:31

Mark 10:33,34

John 20:1-9

Christ's Resurrection

Christ's resurrection and reward.

Matthew 12:38-40

Psalms 16:10,11 (P,M)

Psalms 21:4

Matthew 28:5,6

Mark 16:6

Luke 24:6,7

John 20:9

Acts 2:25-27

Acts 4:10

Acts 13:34,35

Romans 8:34

1 Corinthians 15:4,20

JND v11, pp137

JND Collected writings.

Christ's Resurrection

Chief priests and Pharisees are concerned about what Christ said, that after three days I arise. See many references in Matt. 12:38-42.

Matthew 12:38-42

Matthew 27:62-66 (P)

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

A threefold promise of blessing to former enemies.

Matthew 12:41

Ninevah was capitol of Assyria. Now Mosul. Will they actually rise up in judgment in the last days?

Isaiah 19:23-25 (P)

Where is Assyria today, Syria and Iraq. A real mystery.A highway to connect them. Interesting to watch future developments.

Christ Instructing His Disciples about the Completion of the Age

Many will come in my name claiming to be the Christ. There will be wars and rumours of wars. See parallel scriptures in Mark 13:5,6 and Luke 21:8.

Matthew 12:43-45

Judah's last state of apostacy will be the worst.

Jeremiah 14:14

Matthew 24:23,24

Matthew 24:5,6,11 (P,M)

Mark 13:5,6

Link with Matt. 24:5,6

Luke 21:8

Link with Matt. 24:5,6

John 5:43,44

2 Timothy 3:1-5,13

2 Peter 2:1,2

1 John 2:18

State of apostacy especially with Judah who will embrace the beast and false prophet. They will ally themselves withone who comes in his own name having already rejected the one who came in His Father's name. Jn 5:43,44.

Matthew 12:43-45

Isaiah 14:12-20

Daniel 2:32,33,41-45

Matthew 24:5,6,11

John 5:43,44