7.3 He Rejected Political Messiahship

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May 7 7.3 After seeing this miracle of Jesus, the people said, “Truly, this is the prophet coming into the world.” Knowing1 their intention to forcefully make him king, Jesus urged his disciples to leave by boat ahead of him to the Bethsaida on the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. Then he went up the mountain to pray alone until evening.2