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22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.Chest and arms of silver convey that after Nebuchadnezzar an inferior kingdom shall arise.The belly and thighs of bronze point to a third kingdom that shall rule over all the earth.And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.This time the fourth kingdom is more clearly zoomed into. Take note of the terms, “fourth beast,” “horn that had eyes and a mouth that spake very great things,” “the same horn made war with the saints,” and “until the Ancient of days came.”So this fourth beast cum kingdom would be having its field day of great power and glory until “the Ancient of days” will intervene. 19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; 20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.Nathanael was surprised that Jesus could appraise him as “having no guile” or being honest and not deceitful. Before Nathanael stood up to go to Jesus, the latter already saw where Nathanael was, and more: He knew what nation Nathanael belonged to and what character Nathanael had!
XVI: XVIII-XIX), God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
When Christ said, “Upon this rock I will build my church,” it is the “Church of God” and not His own church - not the church of Christ that others perceived it to be).
It must be understood that the Father will be the one to build and not the Son!
(Does commanding to follow one usually happen with ordinary men? Then Philip tells Nathanael what they found, echoing the woman who found Jesus at a well. This is a demonstration of Jesus having knowledge that ordinary men do not have.
He could tell of the character of men he was dealing with. ” was yet demonstrated as Jesus being able to see things before they happen. Philip called him to show Jesus and Nathanael stood up to go see the Christ.