Take a look at the stones in the third picture. At the base of those stones, you will see gray stones…the salt stones. Those are the very stones of the synagogue that was here at the time of Jesus. These are the stones that heard the messages Jesus preached. These are the stones that watched, in a sense (it says the stones cry out), when Jesus in that synagogue, cast out demons. People were set free. (Another church was built on top of the synagogue where Jesus preached).
In Matthew 12-13, you see that Jesus came and settled in Capernaum. This is where Jesus lived! From here, you can look out at the sea that Jesus sailed on - His disciples fished on. You can look at what remains of Peter’s house. As a tourist, you can stand in the synagogue that is built on the stones where Jesus was. and there are wine presses and the things that were used in that day.
In verse 13-14: "...He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Napthali. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, 'The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: The people who were sitting in the darkness saw a great light..."
Who is Jesus? He is the Light of the world! John chapter 1 says He is the Light, the true Light that lights every man that believes in Him. The people sitting in darkness are about to see a great light! What will they do with Him? It says this was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet (v. 14).
Matthew 4:17 says "From that time Jesus began to preach (in the synagogue in Capernaum) and say, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'"
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