Scripture in the Luminous Mysteries

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES I. THE BAPTISM OF JESUS IN THE JORDAN RIVER BY JOHN Prophesied Isaiah 42:1,6-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased. Upon whom I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations. … I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice, I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners. Prefigured 1 Samuel 16:4,11-13 Samuel did as the LORD commanded him. … Samuel asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” Jesse replied, “There is still the youngest, who is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him.” … The LORD said, “There – anoint him, for this is he!” Then Samuel, … anointed him. … The spirit of the LORD rushed upon David. John 1:6-7,9 1) A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. … The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. Luke 3:16 2) John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Mark 1:9 3) It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. Matt. 3:14-15 4) John tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?” Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it for now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him. 3:16 5) After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. 3:17 6) A voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” John 1:29-30 7) John … said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ ” 1:33-34 8) “I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ ” 1:34-37 9) “Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” The next day John was there again with 2 of his disciples, and as he saw Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The 2 disciples … followed Jesus. 1:40-42 10) Andrew was one of the 2. … He told his brother Simon, “We have found the Messiah.” … Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus … said, “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Kephas” (translated Peter). THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES II. THE MANIFESTATION OF JESUS AT THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA Prophesied Isaiah 55:1-3 All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! … You shall delight in rich fare. … I will renew with you the everlasting covenant, the benefits assured to David. Prefigured 2 Kings 2:19-22 Once the inhabitants of the city complained to Elisha, … “The water is bad and the land unfruitful.” “Bring me a new bowl,” Elisha said, “and put salt into it.” When they had brought it to him, he went out to the spring and threw salt into it, saying, “Thus says the LORD, ‘I have purified this water.’ ” … And the water has stayed pure even to this day. John 2:1-2 1) There was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. 2:3 2) When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 2:4 3) Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” 2:5 4) His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” 2:6-7 5) Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding 20-30 gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” 2:7-8 6) They filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it. 2:9 7) When the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom. 2:10 8) He said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.” 2:11 9) Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. 2:12-13 10) After this, he and his mother, brothers, and his disciples went down to Capernaum and stayed there only a few days. Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES III. THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM BY JESUS Prophesied Deuteronomy 18:17-19 The LORD said to Moses, “This was well said. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kinsmen, and will put my words into his mouth; he shall tell them all that I command him. If any man will not listen to my words which he speaks in my name, I myself will make him answer for it.” Prefigured Deuteronomy 30:15-16,19-20; 31:1 “I have today set before you life and prosperity, death and doom. If you obey the commandments of the LORD, … loving him and walking in his ways, … your God will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy. … Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.” … Moses had finished. John 3:5,22 1) “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.” … After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where he spent some time with them baptizing. Mark 1:14-15 2) After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Luke 12:31-33 3) “Seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides. Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms.” 13:29 4) “You will see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God. … People will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.” 17:20-21 5) “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, … ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you.” Matt. 5:3,10 6) “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. … Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” 7:20-21 7) “By their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” 10:5,7-8 8) Jesus sent out the 12. … “Make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.” 16:17-19 9) “Blessed are you, Simon. … I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church. … I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven.” 18:3-4 10) “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES IV. THE TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS ON THE MOUNTAIN Prophesied Isaiah 9:1,5-6 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. … A son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, from David’s throne, and over his kingdom which he confirms and sustains by judgment and justice, both now and forever. Prefigured Exodus 34:30,34 When Aaron, then, and the other Israelites saw Moses and noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become, they were afraid to come near him. … Whenever Moses entered the presence of the LORD to converse with him, … the Israelites would see that the skin of Moses’ face was radiant. Luke 9:28-29 1) Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance. Matt. 17:2 2) He was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. Luke 9:30-31 3) Behold, 2 men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. 9:32 4) Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the 2 men standing with him. 9:33 5) As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master it is good that we are here; let us make 3 tents, 1 for you, 1 for Moses, and 1 for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying. 9:34 6) While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud. Matt. 17:5 7) Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” 17:6-8 8) When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone. Mark 9:9-10 9) Coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what rising from the dead meant. Matt. 17:10-13 10) The disciples asked him, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” … “I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him.” … Then they understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist. THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES V. THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST AT THE LAST PASSOVER OF JESUS Prophesied Jeremiah 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel. … It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers. … They broke my covenant and I had to show myself their master. … I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God. … I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more. Prefigured Genesis 14:18-20 Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, the creator of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who delivered your foes into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. Luke 22:8,14-5 1) Jesus sent out Peter and John, instructing them, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” … He took his place at table with the apostles. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” 22:19 2) He took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” Matt. 26:27-28 3) Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.” Luke 22:27-30 4) “I am among you as the one who serves. It is you who have stood by me in my trials; and I confer a kingdom on you, … that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel.” 22:31-34 5) “Simon, Simon, … I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers. … I tell you, Peter, before the cock crows this day, you will deny 3 times that you know me.” John 14:6-7 6) “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” 14:26-27 7) “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name – he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. … Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” 15:5,9 8) “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. … As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love; … keep my commandments.” 15:12-14 9) “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” 17:1-2,20-21 10) “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, … so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him. … I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one … in us.”