Thursday, August 22, 2019

The S-Files

Salvation files of the Christ Michael Center Our Salvation Files, "The S-Files": 1) What is Salvation and Why the Cross? https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2018/11/what-is-salvation-and-why-cross.html 2) The Spiritual Technique of SALVATION - Long Form Edition https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-spiritual-technique-of-salvation.html 3) Syncretism in Christianity's Soteriology https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2018/01/syncretism-in-christianitys-soteriology.html 4) Jesus and Atonement https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2015/10/jesus-and-atonement.html 5) What is Salvation? https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2015/04/what-is-salvation.html 6) The Salvation of Zacchaeus https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-salvation-of-zacchaeus_30.html 7) The spiritual technique of SALVATION https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-spiritual-technique-of-salvation.html 8) A Salvation Letter to a Friend https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2019/06/a-salvation-letter-to-friend.html 9) A Salvation Letter to a Friend (II) https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2019/06/a-salvation-letter-to-friend-ii.html #OneLove ❤️

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Father Within

Beloved, there's this still small voice - the voice of the Father within; the voice of the spirit of God the Father in man. This is the still small voice the prophet Elijah knew. 1 Kings 19:12-13, "And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?" 

This is the still small voice that spoke concerning Jesus, "This is my beloved Son... Hear him." Please, see Matthew 17:5, "While Peter was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” 


This "voice" from the cloud (Matthew 17:5) is the "still small voice", the Father's voice. Please, observe that we are not talking about the Holy Spirit here. The still small voice is separate from the Holy Spirit. The still small voice is how God the Father is represented in you. The Holy Spirit is how God the Infinite Spirit is represented in you. 
This "voice" is the Father's indwelling spirit that Jesus Christ was intimately closely associated with all through his earth life. The single number one reason why so many people struggle or fail in the things of the spirit is this: They are not walking in close working relationship with "the still small voice", "the Father-within".
 

The still small voice is the technique through which God our infinitely transcendent heavenly Father comes so very, very close to you and becomes immanent (existing or operating within; inherent). The Father who is so, so far away becomes so, so close to you! Hallelujah!
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It is this friendship with "the Voice" - the Indwelling Spirit of God the Father that will really get you to walk with God successfully just like Enoch, Elijah and Jesus did. This was their secret. And you know Enoch and Elijah were translated to the heavenly realms without experiencing death! 
Some of you have literally, unmistakably heard this Inner Voice speak to you so powerfully with so much love! Enjoy! 🍷    Many times, you may not hear a literal voice. Nevertheless, the Indwelling Spirit is always present in you; right there interacting with you in your thoughts. Glory! 🙏🏾


Sincerely,
- Pastor Karo Akamune

Friday, June 28, 2019

A Salvation Letter to a Friend (II)


…You wander about the death of Jesus because of the theology of salvation that you have embraced. Please beloved, did Jesus teach that you MUST believe that his blood washes away your sins in order for you to be saved? Forget about Peter or Paul or whoever, for a minute. Please, focus squarely on the teachings of the Master himself. Christ was here as Jesus in the flesh. What did He teach with regards to salvation? Remember His talk with Nicodemus? In essence, Jesus told Nicodemus that he could get born again right there in the garden. I hope you know this. Jesus did not say, "Oh, but you have to wait till I spill my blood." Also, on many occasions, we see God forgiving people's sins as Jesus went about his ministry. Please, take note: his blood had not been spilled o! 

So, in answer to your question my brother: for their salvation, people in other planets do not even need to know that Christ was on a planet far, far away as Jesus; let alone believe that his blood was spilled for their sins to be washed away. Salvation is the same anywhere: "You are saved by grace through faith. It is a gift from God." Now what does that really mean? 

You are saved by grace through faith. Faith in what, please? Christianity says it is faith that Jesus died and bled to wash away your sins. But Jesus did not teach that. You are saved by faith - faith that God is your Father and that He loves you. If you can allow this "faith" to be real in your heart, you will receive a life transforming quickening by the LOVE of God, which causes you to surrender all to God - to seek to do His will. In all these, the grace of God gives you strength. This, in a nutshell, is the real salvation message. And this is how people get saved in every inhabited planet. 

Do people get saved at the foot of the Cross? Yes, of course! Why? At the Cross, Jesus revealed the Father's LOVE in a very deep and moving way. The Cross experience helps many people to see and feel and understand the LOVE of the Father. That's why they get saved at the Cross. It is not the blood of Jesus that washes away the sins in the literal sense. It is a revelation of the LOVE of God that the human heart sees at the Cross and receives that ushers in salvation. If you go to the Cross without experiencing a "quickening" revelation of God's love, you will not experience salvation - regardless of the amount of sinner's prayers offered. We have people walking about today who are not yet saved because of this. They have offered the so-called sinner's prayer o! Yet no real spiritual transformation. Jesus' blood does not magically save anyone. You must have a spiritual encounter with God the Father by FAITH in His LOVE and tender care. This happens at the Cross. It also happens elsewhere. So, YES. Christianity understands salvation - but partially NOT fully. 

Yes: The death of Jesus actually helps many people to embrace salvation. Jesus knew this would happen. And that's one of the reasons he "gave himself for many". There are also other deep reasons why he chose to die. He knew it would help end the senseless and brutal animal and human sacrifices - which largely were put in place by "doctrines of demons" to enslave people. Blood sucking demons were having a feel day. Jesus wanted to end that. At a deeper esoteric level, his spilled blood "spoke" to address these problems. It was one effective way he used to silence the likes of Lucifer and other fallen princes of darkness who made use of animal and human blood sacrifices to keep humanity in bondage. 

When they saw Jesus' blood, they couldn't handle it. Unlike the animal and human blood they had been drinking for ages upon ages, Jesus' blood presented a power they could not defeat. That was a game changer. They met their waterloo. The price of blood demanded by demons or devils from humans was effectively terminated. We can go on and on. But let me stop here for now. I know this discourse may be confusing to some people. It takes a deep spiritual mind to understand these spiritual transactions. But there's hope: "The Spirit of Truth shows the way!"


I greet you sincerely!
#OneLove
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A Salvation Letter to a Friend

The message of salvation is one of the simplest spiritual messages. It is also one of the most difficult for Christians to clearly understand. There's so much confusion out there. You should start by focusing on what Jesus – himself said about salvation. Focus on that. Study that. That's the priority not what Paul or the other Apostles said.
Meditate on these questions, please:
1) If the shedding of blood is a must requirement for the forgiveness of sins, how come Jesus forgave people their sins as he went about preaching and teaching - before he was crucified?
2) What is justice? Is it justice to punish an innocent man for the crime, sins and misdeeds of guilty offenders?
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If humans who are just and fair would not do such a thing as punish an innocent man for the misdeeds of others, how in the Heavens do you get to think that the Almighty and all loving and divinely just God the Father would do such a thing?? Such a belief is like a slap in the face of our Heavenly Father. It's an insult.
The Father did not punish Jesus for our sins. Jesus simply chose to allow natural events to take their course. He was assaulted by killers and murderers and he chose to face it head on as an ordinary human being, as a way to experience the full human or mortal experience which includes dying. Otherwise, they would not have succeeded in killing him.
Jesus also allowed it to happen because he knew his brutal crucifixion would play a very, very big role in bringing blood sacrifice to an end. Just like Moses helped humans to evolve from human sacrifice to animal sacrifice, Jesus also is helping humans to evolve from any kind of blood sacrifice. His death has a big part in this.
Salvation is simple:
You are saved by grace through faith - faith that God is your Father and you are His child and faith in His power to keep you securely all through eternity. It is this same faith that saved Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Peter, Mary, Paul, etc. The technique of salvation has never changed. It's the same anywhere and anytime.
An understanding or insight into the love of God facilitates the delivery of salvation to you.
Yes, people look at the cross and receive salvation. Why is it so? Simple: The cross showcases God's love in action. Even in death, Jesus revealed love. And if a human being is able to see this love, he or she can be pulled to or drawn to God - in total and humble surrender to the rule and reign of God in his/her heart. This is why people experience salvation at the cross. It is not in the bleeding blood per say. It is in their receiving a life transforming revelation of God's love. The suffering and death of Jesus simply makes it easier for some people to see this love. There are others who have seen this same love through other means and have embraced salvation. And there are those who have come to the cross and failed to see this love and are still lost to this very day! God is not a magician. There are spiritual principles that must be followed.
In a nutshell, salvation is by grace through faith, facilitated by the quickening of the human heart and mind through a life transforming experience of seeing and embracing the divine love.
When you understand this, then you'll see that some Christians are saved; some are not. Some Muslims are saved; some are not. Some Buddhists are saved; some are not. Some aliens (intelligent mortals in other planets) are saved; some are not. Jesus presented a salvation message that is applicable to anyone regardless of nationality, religion or planet of origin. The spiritual technique of salvation has to be clearly understood.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hell Fire, the Lake of Fire and God's Love

Please, come with me, patiently... Here on Earth, if someone with a conscience does something bad, evil or wicked, he (or she) usually would feel really uncomfortable. He would feel some pains and would go through some sorrows. If he does something amazing and really good, he would feel happiness, joy, love and satisfaction.
In the after-life, when the physical body shell is discarded, these feelings of pains/sorrows or joy/gladness are highly, greatly amplified to the "nth degree". The joy, gladness and love become really, really "unspeakable"! The pains, sorrows and guilt become really, really amplified too. The physical, carnal body really does insulate us from or limit us from having a complete or total, all-encompassing feeling of "actual realities". The mortal death (the first death), changes all that.
This explains why souls feel great pains in hell or great joys unspeakable in heaven. God does not take pleasure in punishing you. But you reap what you sow. Plain and simple. 
However, the heavenly Father, the Father of all does not keep souls in hell forever. We must ask, "Keeping souls in hell eternally... ...Please, what purpose does it serve? How does that add value to the eternal plan and purpose of God? Who benefits from that?"
Revelation 20:14 says, "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." Clearly, "hell" is not the same as "the lake of fire". If they are the same, hell will not be cast into the lake of fire. Hell cannot be cast into itself. So, please, what does this text mean? The mortal death is the first death. Now, some people will find themselves in hell. But after a while, "death and hell" would be cast into the lake of fire. What does this mean? It means they would go from hell to the lake of fire. Why?
The thing is, the love, mercy and justice of our changeless or immutable heavenly Father is far, far beyond our human understanding. Even in hell, people would have an opportunity to make an eternally binding decision to totally and completely reject God and his eternal plan and purpose. This decision, in all fairness, has to be made "consciously" and "wholeheartedly". True justice demands this. And many times, the confusion and turmoil of the very short life on Earth does not afford people the opportunity to make this decision. In all fairness, they must be afforded this opportunity. We are talking about souls that cannot be admitted into "heaven" - they have not met the requirements but at the same time, they have not fully and wholeheartedly rejected God - consciously or knowingly.
This is where "hell" comes in. It's a temporary holding place. If the soul repents completely and wholeheartedly submits to the Father's eternal plan, purpose and love, he (or she) gains the right to "ascend" to the celestial abodes of glory (a.k.a. heaven). If the soul refuses to wholeheartedly embrace the divine love and to fall in line with God's eternal plan and purpose, then there's nothing else Deity can do for such a soul. His/her final destination becomes "the lake of fire", which is "the second death" (Revelation 20:14).
"The lake of fire" is a coded term for annihilation or cessation of being. The individual will cease to exist. That's it. To God and to righteous spirits, cessation of being is a most painful thing - beyond what human words can describe. To them, it is synonymous with being cast into a lake of fire, world without end. The lake of fire is cessation of being. The soul has consciously and wholeheartedly decided not to be a part of God's eternal adventure. He (or she) would be let go!
Yes, Jesus Christ said in hell, the worms do not die and the fire is not quenched (Mark 9:48). But he never said the soul would be there eternally. After the first death (physical body death), if the soul lands in hell, he/she would continue his/her existence there. If that soul totally and completely refuses to be salvaged, he/she would experience death. This is the second death - the death of the soul. This means, "death and hell" for that particular individual is cast into "the lake of fire". This is the final judgment. There is no resurrection whatsoever for the individual at this stage. There is no resurrection from the second death.
The first death is death of the mortal flesh. But the soul continues to exist. The second death is death of the soul. With regards to "the spirit", it is with God - the spirit returns to God after the first death. At the second death, "the personality" returns to God. The soul disintegrates into nothingness. Anything of eternal value from the life experiences of the individual is preserved in "the spirit".
It is very important for us to understand that many times, symbols are used by the heavenly realms to communicate information to us, who live in the earthly realm. In your dream experiences, you may be shown "hell fire". This does not mean in literal terms there is a physical fire with people burning in it. The fire, the worms, etc that you may see are symbolic. You may even see angels interacting with the souls there. And the "interaction" may appear to your mortal mind as "torture". In actuality, the angels are ministering to the souls, seeking to assist them to evolve. What you see as "torture from angels" is symbolic. The soul is being provided opportunities to face what is holding him/her back from wholeheartedly embracing the divine love and the divine way. The weights and chains keeping him down in the pits of hell have to be broken to allow him ascend to heaven. It's not a walk in the park. There's conflict. There's pain. There's sorrow. It is what it is. But one day, a final choice will be made... 
No one will be in great pains and sorrows forever and ever in some hell. Being in hell eternally serves no value to anyone. It adds nothing to our heavenly Father's eternal plan and purpose. Nothing. It benefits no one. It adds nothing to the Father's eternal Kingdom. Plain and simple. The unfathomable love of the Father of fathers will go at any length to salvage or save his child. But that which love cannot save does not exist forever. Justice will terminate it. Some people do not understand these things, in part, because they have a very, very limited and a very, very faulty viewpoint of the concept of the soul. May the eyes of our understanding be enlightened. Amen.
Now may the will of God, our heavenly Father, the Father of spirits, be done by you! 👉🕴👈

I greet you!
- Pastor Karo Akamune
#OneLove  🙏
#FaithLiberated!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Salvation of Zacchaeus

Luke 19
Jesus said to Zacchaeus, "This day is salvation come to this house... ...For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."

Now, the question is: Please, was Zacchaeus saved on that very day? The Master clearly said salvation came to his house that very day! Jesus had not yet died, spilled blood, yet salvation came to Zacchaeus? And he was so spiritually transformed, "born from above" (born again) that he said, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold."


I'm telling you beloveds, if you really want to understand the entire package gospel of "The Kingdom", please look no further. Just look at Jesus Christ and his teachings! Jesus taught what we must do to be saved and he also taught what we must do to KNOW the Father, grow in grace and to "build" the kingdom.

When it comes to the topic of salvation, please, don't look to Paul and some prominent Apostles who walked with Jesus. They understood it partially and it shows in their letters. Even Jesus pointed out, on different occasions how that his Apostles did not fully understand what he was saying, teaching or doing. These same men did not magically understand everything after he ascended. They had to learn and grow as they walked with God - just like you and I today. We don't know it all magically, even after 10, 20, 50 years of walking with the Lord. To know more, you must apply yourself. You must submit yourself to the ministry of the Spirit of Truth - always.

Luke 19
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Footnote: 
..So, people keep asking, "Then why did Jesus die?" I gave explanations here:
"What is Salvation and Why the Cross?" https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2018/11/what-is-salvation-and-why-cross.html
...and here:
"Syncretism in Christianity's Soteriology" https://cmcjesushub.blogspot.com/2018/01/syncretism-in-christianitys-soteriology.html

One Love 🙏
- Pastor Karo

Friday, March 15, 2019

Philemon 6, an Exegesis

Philemon 6 King James Version (KJV)
"That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus." - The Apostle Paul to Philemon

The acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus is a process. You go through a process. The act of acknowledging all spiritual blessings "in Christ" involves engaging in a co-creative process with your Maker (with divinity). You need the energy and power of "faith" to do this. It involves you seeing yourself the way your heavenly Father sees you. It involves the renewal of your mind and using the God-given inherent power of your mind to "see" yourself in a fundamentally and even radically different way. You become what you see. It's that simple.

You have to know and begin to understand "every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus". How? It comes by learning about these things. How? Through obtaining the right information. How? Through the scriptures and other materials that provide revelation knowledge of who you are as a faith-liberated soul, one who is an active participant in the family of God (a.k.a kingdom of God). Also, through prayers or communion with God, you get to discover a lot of things about you, "your new you"!

The process of acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus also involves you taking a stand and uttering prophetic declarations and apostolic decrees: you stand on God's words and speak or declare all the great and wonderful things about you - great and wonderful things that God says you are or you have. You speak them in faith, accepting them and imagining yourself walking in them. This aspect of imagination is key - the power of your will and your mind comes in play here. You declare them to yourself and to the Universe (to all of God's creation). You appropriate them to yourself. You see them as "real" here and now. You declare things that be not as though they were and they be (they become real - they manifest in the physical realm). These are very important steps and procedures needed to make the blessings and victories you have "in Christ" to become real in your personal daily experiences here on Earth.

Please, bear in mind that you are a powerful creative being beyond your comprehension. Your greatest limitation is your inability to fully believe. Your challenge is to learn to move beyond the uncertainty that impedes your ability to believe. With faith, ask our heavenly Father to strengthen you, for you to move beyond uncertainty and develop your creative potential. With faith accept and acknowledge all the blessings and victories wrought for you and presented to you by Christ.

These are blessings that were heaped up for you before Christ came to this planet; also during his stay on this planet as "Jesus" - son of man and Son of God in one and blessings/victories that he continuously rakes in for you everyday now and in the future. Remember, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercessions for you. This connotes: working for your benefit right now and in the future. Christ and his heavenly forces (or hosts) are presently doing a lot adding to all the goodies that you already have. If you can understand this, wow! A whole new world will open unto you! Glory! Hallelujah!

When you begin to walk in the realities we are talking about here, you would see changes in your character; in your behavior - remarkable improvements of inestimable value. You will see yourself finding it much easier to do the right thing, everyday. You will see yourself growing to higher heights in your manifestation of the FRUITS of the SPIRIT and the GIFTS of the SPIRIT. You will begin to operate in increasing levels of spiritual power. You will begin to make progress in your level of wisdom, knowledge and understanding that comes from above - from the heavenly Father, the giver of all good gifts. The communication of your faith would become effectual! Your light will shine! Your spiritual garment would sparkle! Your Father would be glorified in you! The Universe would be blessed because of you! Hallelujah! Glory! 🍷 🙌

Always be of good cheer! 😀
- Pastor Karo Akamune
#OneLove ❤


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Some Nuggets: 
👉🏽 Jesus made the cross an eternal symbol of the triumph of love over hate and the victory of truth over evil when he prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
👉🏽 True love does not compromise nor condone hate; it destroys it. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Healing and Miracles: Jesus’ Attitude of, “Tell no one”.


Jesus Christ is our perfect example. Followers of Christ have to study, understand and imbibe the Master’s teachings. Jesus never advertised or made so much noise about healing, miracles, signs and wonders.

Matthew 8:4, “And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.” Please beloved, note that this is just one example. There are others.

There is an incident where our Master Son, Jesus Christ told two individuals to make mention about healing, miracles, signs and wonders. And it was a specific instruction for a very specific reason - to encourage John the Baptist:

Matthew 11:2-6, "And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”"

Even this specific instruction from Jesus to a specific individual, John has been twisted by many fame seeking preachers and used as a reason to shout and make so much noise about the miraculous. But this was not the Master’s example. Jesus said, "Go and tell John..." He did not say, "Go and shout it everywhere; tell everyone; make so much noise about it. Spend a lot of time on it."

Jesus Christ discouraged unnecessary noise about the miraculous because he knew such a practice would create distractions from the spiritual work of spending quality time in dishing out teachings that would transform souls; transform people's character inside-out; teachings that would cause them to grow spiritually and be drawn closer to the Father - to forge a living and a vibrant one-on-one personal relationship with the heavenly Father.

Placing too much emphasis and time on healing, miracles, signs and wonders can have an adverse effect of people just coming to God for what they think they can get from God without being interested in the ways of God. They also may become lazy and fail to use their brains to develop man-made cures for their physical maladies or physical, natural problems. Advancements in man's work, for example, Science and Technology, the Arts, etc would suffer.

Does God perform miracles today to solve physical or material problems? Of course, "Yes". God intervenes. However, he would prefer humankind discovers and comes up with the cures or solutions. That's one of the reasons he gave us a brain. God would rather focus on our salvation and spiritual development. These are things Science and Technology (for example) cannot do for us. But the things Science and Technology can do for you, God would rather have you get them done through Science and Technology. Nevertheless, in his infinite love and mercies, he still intervenes for us, even to this day. Amen.

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Examples of incidences where Jesus discouraged the broadcasting of the miraculous:
(Please brothers and sisters, note that broadcasting, shouting and making so much noise about the miraculous is not a sin. However, there are dangers or disadvantages to it. Therefore, Jesus cautioned against it.)

1) Matthew 8:4 (A leper, healed)
Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

2) Mark 7:33-36 (A deaf and mute man, healed)
So Jesus took him aside privately, away from the crowd, and put His fingers into the man’s ears. Then He spit and touched the man’s tongue. And looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). Immediately the man’s ears were opened and his tongue was released, and he began to speak plainly. Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone. But the more He ordered them, the more widely they proclaimed it.

3) Matthew 9:29-30 (Two blind men, healed)
Then He touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you.” And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one finds out about this!”

4) Mark 5:41-43 (Jairus' daughter brought back to life)
Taking her by the hand, Jesus said, “Talitha koum!” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!” Immediately the girl got up and began to walk around. She was twelve years old, and at once they were utterly astounded. Then Jesus gave strict orders that no one should know about this, and He told them to give her something to eat.

5) Mark 8:25-26 (A blind man at Bethsaida, healed)
Once again Jesus placed His hands on the man’s eyes, and when he opened them his sight was restored, and he could see everything clearly. Jesus sent him home and said, “Do not go back into the village.”

{Karo's commentary: “Do not go back into the village.”...because he did not want him to go into the village to make so much noise about the miracle; create a stir and get himself (Jesus) jampacked with a lot of miracle seekers. This would take time away from the all-important work of preaching and teaching. Besides, mankind is expected by God to come up with solutions to physical problems. Nevertheless, he does intervene sometimes.}

6) Mark 7:24 (Jesus did not want anyone to know he was in the region of Tyre)
Jesus left that place and went to the region of Tyre. Not wanting anyone to know He was there, He entered a house, but was unable to escape their notice.

{Karo's commentary: A key question is why did he not want anyone to know he was there? Perhaps, he needed some rest. He wanted to get away for a time. Broadcasting or making so much noise about the miraculous can get you to end up not having enough private time for yourself. Jesus wanted to avoid that. This is another reason he discouraged people from making so much noise about it. Some believers have worn themselves out for failing to take a cue from this important attitude of the Master. You have to learn to take care of yourself. Then you can do a much better job of taking care of others. This is sometimes misunderstood as selfishness. It is not.}

These are just a few examples. You can be rest assured that there are more cases, when you consider Christ's over 30 years of living on the planet as "son of man and Son of God in one".