Jesus declared war on the demonic spirits of the dead Rephaim from the very beginning of his ministry.
This week, we show the geography of Galilee to explain why Jesus was baptized where he was. It wasn’t near Jericho, contrary to popular belief, but north of the Sea of Galilee in Batanaea—the Greek name for Bashan—a land covered in megalithic monuments to “the dead” believed to be the literal entrance to the netherworld.
A key aspect of Jesus’ mission, which we’ve forgotten over time, is the resurrection of the dead in Christ. And he made that clear with where he chose to base his ministry.
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