38 But in their journeying he entered into a village,a certain one [makes no sense singly]. A woman, but, a certain one Martha in name, received him into the house
Verse 39 is Maria in Vatican B,
Byzantine Majority, Scrivener, Stephanus and is Mariam in Sinaiticus,
Tischendorf, WHO, NA27, UBS4
Verse 42 is Maria in Sinaiticus, Byzantine Majority, Scrivener, Stephanus, Tischendorf, and is Mariam in Vatican B, WHO, NA27, UBS4
CNC = 18 (3
INC Village, Woman, Martha, Name, House, Sister, Mary, Feet of Lord, Ministry, Lord, Need, Portion = 12 (3 threads)
Martha (4), Mary (2), Sister (2), Lord (2)
Mary is a Hebrew or Greek noun. Martha is a Greek noun - Say no more!
Multiple designations: Martha, Woman. Mary, Sister.
Now Paul has told us that
the two women, Sarah and Hagar, stand for two covenants in the prophetic drama
of Genesis 16. It is not therefore a huge leap of monumental mental agility to
realise that these two women also stand for two covenants in the prophetic drama
of Luke 10. The first stands for the sons of the water baptism covenant of the
JWs, the congregation of the JWs. The second stands for the sons of the water
baptism covenant of the LWs, the congregation of the LWs. They are both sisters
in Isaac, the father of water baptism in the Abrahamic system. The JW lose their
portion and become a false church. The LWs do not.
This is about headship. Martha is too busy and self important looking after her spiritual kids, to sit down humbly like a little child at the feet of her Lord, Jesus, the head of the true church. Mary is a research oriented congregation which understands that she is not her own head, but Jesus is, and he speaks through the true priesthood. She knows that being a wife (listening to her head) is more important than being a mother (caring for the kids). Most women reject that concept today. They cannot accept that the husband might be able to direct them better than they can themselves. This drama is the spiritual equivalent between the JWs and the LWs. Martha was effectively saying to Jesus, that her agenda for Mary was more important than his agenda for Mary – she was being a Jezebel.
But in their journeying he entered into a
village, a certain one. A woman, but
a certain one [a
double designation despite the interposed but?],
Martha [meaning lady/mistress or rebellious] in
received him into the house [of
the Watchtower, she baptised him, she stands for the sons of the water baptism
covenant of Russell, 3EC, the 3rd Elijah Covenant]
39 But to her was a sister [in the ICC, the Isaaic Church Covenant, the Abrahamic system water baptism covenant. Both the 3EC and the 4EC are subcovenants of the ICC] called Mary [the sons of the 4EC, the 4th Elijah Covenant], who, also, having sat down beside the feet of the Lord [the 1NC saints still on the earth] was listening to his word [researching the bible - symbolically].
40 But Martha was distracted about much ministry [crazy about field service - a zealous evangelizer]. But having approached she said: Lord, does-it-not-matter to you that my sister has left me alone to be ministering? Tell her, therefore, to help me.
41 But answering the Lord said to her: Martha, Martha, you are anxious and you are disturbed about many [things].
42 But of few [things] [there] is need or of one [thing]. For Mary chose the good portion [meriV], [Liddell has this as a part, division, class. It does not have to be a portion of something physical] which will not be taken away from her [the LWs will always be able to sit at the feet of Jesus and research his word. The JWs will not always be able to do field service for Jesus. They actually stopped doing that on 2004Elul14, when they lost their constant feature - which for them was their field service for God. This was 1290 days of Daniel12 before the end of the world judicially on 2008Nisan14 and it was 2004September1, the start of their field service year] (Luke 10).