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It Doesn’t Matter Where I Come From …

I always wondered why Jesus insisted on calling Himself, “Jesus of Nazareth”, or “Jesus of Galilee”, until one day while meditating on the issue with a heavy burden in my heart, blaming almost every reason for failure on where I come from, gently, but firmly, the Holy Spirit led me to a Scripture, and I understood. The Pharisees were angry with Jesus for teaching with authority in the temple. When Nicodemus tried to defend Jesus, this was their argument: “Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their number, asked, ‘Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is DOING?’ They replied, ‘Are you from GALILEE, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does NOT come out of Galilee.”   John 7:50-52 (NIV) Also, when Jesus was “calling” the first disciples, Philip found Nathanael, and this is what happened: “Philip found Nathanael and told him, ‘We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also …