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Offline hazelle

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i find out this is an interesting question from a fren of mine..

yeah im wondering also where and what did Jesus do during that period of His life..

because the bible did not tell us anything about Him during that period of His life(correct me if i missed something)

and interestingly some people in India claims that He went to India/Himalaya during that period to spread His teaching and be with the saints there.

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttabarthi, Prasanthi Nilayam, India, too mentioned years ago that Jesus lived in Himalayas with the saints in His youth.

this is kind of interesting because in Hindu they have a God name Sri Khrisna/ Vishnu which have the similarity character with Jesus. for example he is son of god,came down to heaven and became man to save human etc.

i just wondering that this people deep down in their heart they know this Jesus even though they dont really clear about it..at least they have a shadow/clues about Him..

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #1 on: Sun Nov 22, 2009 - 03:47:56 »
Since the Bible is silent on those earlier years of Jesus life, then anything that might be said concerning those years would only be mere speculation.

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« Reply #2 on: Sun Nov 22, 2009 - 03:52:53 »

Other than the birth of Jesus and his teaching in the temple at twelve years of age, we are told nothing of Him until he comes to be baptized by John the Baptist. 

Notes I have from "Biography of the King" of a study of the Book of Matthew by Mary Bodie, I paste the following excerpt concerning those untold years of Jesus' life.
He was living in the light with God and proving Himself the unblemished Lamb of sacrifice by actually fulfilling every jot and title of the law. Therefore we read here of the Father's approval, giving public witness to Him as His Beloved Son in whom He is well pleased, and accepting Him as the real Passover Lamb.

There He was fulfilling His own individual responsibility, which was absolutely necessary in order that He should be able to give Himself for others. And as was said, this was in private. God alone could be the competent witness of the inward excellency of His Son.

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #3 on: Sun Nov 22, 2009 - 15:17:17 »
I would say since we know Jesus was in the Temple at age 12 that he continued in the studies of the Torah and being obedient to hearing Gods voice bring him into all righteousness until the time of his fulfillment of righteousness was made manifest through Jesus being baptized by John the baptist. Even at the age of 12 the scribes and Pharisees were amazed at the knowledge this young boy had even though Jesus would challenge their teachings until Jesus would come into all truths by the Spirit of God as Jesus was the word of God made flesh to dwell among us. 

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #4 on: Sun Nov 22, 2009 - 18:19:35 »
There's a book called "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal".  It's somewhat irreverant, but very funny and fills in those years for the reader (but probably not!)   ::smile:: 

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« Reply #5 on: Sun Nov 22, 2009 - 18:26:29 »
He grew up spiritually and physically.   (Luk 2:52)  And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #6 on: Sun Nov 22, 2009 - 19:43:41 »



   GOD   in three persons, Blessed trinity.  when I think of this it means to me at least that JESUS
   is GOD.  This being so how is is possible that HE needed to grow in grace or in any other way?
   Not being argumentative.  Just seeking.  GOD bless.    ::smile:: 

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« Reply #7 on: Sun Nov 22, 2009 - 20:06:53 »

Dear Brother Walker, Jesus became so much man He always did those things of His Father. He left His godly power behind. God must test and compare man by a man (Jesus). If Jesus remained God during that time, it would have been no test.

Philippians 2:6-9 
6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
 
John 8:28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
 
John 8:29  And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
 
Hebrews 5:8  Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which he suffered

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #8 on: Mon Nov 23, 2009 - 12:48:44 »

I think He spent much time alone with His Heavenly Father amongst nature.  For when He taught the people He said things like...

Mat 6:26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

and...

Mat 6:28  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Those words "behold" and "consider" mean to observe fixedly and to learn thoroughly or note carefully.

Since He taught us to do these things it makes me think that He spent time with Father doing the same...

I can't know for certain, but I really think He did...

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #9 on: Mon Nov 23, 2009 - 13:27:33 »
He was helping joseph and mary open child proof containers and inventing the internet. Unfortunately, it would be years before the discovery of electricity and the invention of the computer (as well as the conception deficiency providing Al Gore)  Jesus was always ahead of his time.

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
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   GOD   in three persons, Blessed trinity.  when I think of this it means to me at least that JESUS
   is GOD.  This being so how is is possible that HE needed to grow in grace or in any other way?
   Not being argumentative.  Just seeking.  GOD bless.    ::smile:: 


Hello Brother Walker, may God richly bless and keep you and yours.............  ::prayinghard:: ::tippinghat::

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #12 on: Wed Jan 18, 2012 - 10:17:18 »
There's a book called "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal".  It's somewhat irreverant, but very funny and fills in those years for the reader (but probably not!)   ::smile::  


I just read a review on that and it sounds like a piece of trash! ::puking::

"Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes"

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #13 on: Wed Jan 18, 2012 - 10:21:23 »
Since the Bible is silent on those earlier years of Jesus life, then anything that might be said concerning those years would only be mere speculation.

Absolutely!  ::cheerleader::

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #14 on: Wed Jan 18, 2012 - 10:30:05 »

I think we know exactly what He was doing, He was perfectly living out the will of God the Father.



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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #15 on: Wed Jan 18, 2012 - 10:39:53 »
He was homeschooled and obedient to Mary and Joseph.  Surely he experienced the value of a Holy Family and a hard day's work. 

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #16 on: Wed Jan 18, 2012 - 11:23:27 »
There's a book called "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal".  It's somewhat irreverant, but very funny and fills in those years for the reader (but probably not!)   ::smile::  


This very much reminds me of something I read in "Temporal Delusion" by T.A. MCMahon pg.72:

The amazing popularity of the book THE SHACK among evangelicals is just a recent example of someone depiciting a Jesus who is foreign to the Bible and worse. What does the author think about Jesus? He characterizes Him in a way that may make some people feel more comfortable with Him, yet the Jesus of the THE SHACK is clearly a false Christ.

He's a "good old boy," who likes to fix things and takes "pleasure in cooking and gardening." He laughs at crude jokes, is a bit of a klutz, engages in trout fishing by chasing one down as He runs on water, carves a coffin for the body of a little girl, and enjoys kissing, hugging, and laughing with the two other members of the "Trinity."

The book is filled with dialogue from the characters of God the Father (portrayed as an overweight Afro-American woman), the Holy Spirit ( a petite Asian woman), and Jesus. All three speak as the "oracles of God," giving insights and explanations neither found in nor consistent with Scripture.

Some enthusiastic readers say the words and interactions with the Godhead have comforted them, answered difficult questions about their faith, and made the person of the Lord seem all the more real to them. The reality is that out of {{his own imagination the author has put his words into the mouth of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit}}, which are then percieved by multitudes as "thus saith the Lord." This is not only a bogus secondhand source but the arrogance of false prophecy at least and blasphemy and idolatry at worst.

It is man, making God in his own fallen image.
    ::cryingtears::
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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #17 on: Wed Jan 18, 2012 - 13:04:06 »
  since we do not know when Joseph died, maybe he was providing a living for Mary as He was her eldest son, waiting for His time to come where he would go out and save the world.  ::clappingoverhead::

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #18 on: Wed Jan 18, 2012 - 21:10:52 »
it is hard to imagine even as a child Jesus did not sin,... even though he left his parents for 3 days, and the parents were anxiously searching, Jesus claimed they should of known where He was, Jesus was not disobedient, he was not in sin, he did not apologize, but scripture claims his parents did not understand.

Jesus "49"Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"
50But they did not understand what he was saying to them

Jesus amazed the teachers at the temple with His wisdom and answerers to spiritual question. something they had never witnessed before

The authors of the gospels did not find it necessary to speak of Jesus life before His ministry began when He was around 33, the bible is a spiritual book, not an autobiography.

If Jesus had started His ministry before that it would of been noted, referring to this strange speculation He went to India or wherever is nonsense.

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« Reply #19 on: Thu Jan 19, 2012 - 07:45:15 »

I think He spent much time alone with His Heavenly Father amongst nature.  For when He taught the people He said things like...

Mat 6:26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

and...

Mat 6:28  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Those words "behold" and "consider" mean to observe fixedly and to learn thoroughly or note carefully.

Since He taught us to do these things it makes me think that He spent time with Father doing the same...

I can't know for certain, but I really think He did...


Jesus said "I and my Father are one............."  seems to me He would have already "considered" nature as He was the Creator of it.

 ::pondering:: ::shrug::

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« Reply #20 on: Thu Jan 19, 2012 - 07:46:38 »
  since we do not know when Joseph died, maybe he was providing a living for Mary as He was her eldest son, waiting for His time to come where he would go out and save the world.  ::clappingoverhead::


..........wonder if He was a card carrying member of the Carpenter's Union?...............  ::pondering:: ::shrug::

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« Reply #21 on: Thu Jan 19, 2012 - 09:30:33 »
it is hard to imagine even as a child Jesus did not sin,...

 ::what?!?!::

Scripture says:

For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead Bodily. Colossians 2:9

For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; 2Corinthians 5:21a

To believe that Jesus could sin would mean that God can sin since He was in Jesus bodily!!!

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Re: what did Jesus do during the age of 12-30 years old in His life?
« Reply #22 on: Thu Jan 19, 2012 - 09:56:03 »
Lamakin, I know that, gees, I was just saying its hard to imagine a sinless child  ::shrug::

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« Reply #23 on: Thu Jan 19, 2012 - 10:10:13 »
Lamakin, I know that, gees, I was just saying its hard to imagine a sinless child  ::shrug::

It's hard for me to understand how you could even make a statment like that it you know that Jesus is "sinless".  ::shrug::

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