Reformed Theology Reasons behind Christ's command to "go and tell" or "tell no one?"  Calvinism

Reasons behind Christ’s command to “go and tell” or “tell no one?”

Reformed Theology Reasons behind Christ's command to "go and tell" or "tell no one?"  Calvinism
Reasons behind Christ’s command to “go and tell” or “tell no one?”

Hey guys,

Currently reading through Mark in my devotional time and I'm a bit confused about this. There are times when Christ will perform a miracle and tell that person not to tell anyone (usually with the result of them going and telling people anyways) and other times he will tell them to go proclaim it.

For example, in Mark 5, our Lord casts out Legion into the swine. The man healed asks Christ if he can follow Him, but Jesus says:

Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.

Then, at the urging of the townspeople, Christ leaves that place and crosses to the other side of the sea where a multitude of people greet Him, one being the ruler of the synagogue, Jairus. Jairus asks Jesus to heal his daughter.

On their way to do that, a woman touches Jesus' clothes and is healed, Jesus asks who did it (in front of the multitude) and says:

Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed from your affliction.

They then make it to Jairus' (having been informed that his daughter is dead) and Jesus claims she is only sleeping. He is then ridiculed and he forces everyone out but the parents and His followers and resurrected the child. He then:

commanded them strictly that no on should know it

Jesus' ministry is largely a miracle-based one and I'm confused about why He tells some people to be quiet about the miracles while simultaneously doing miracles in front of large crowds or commanding people to go and tell others about these miracles. It's not just the resurrection miracle that He does this for. In chapter 1 He heals a leper and tells him to tell no one, but this is after he's already started healing people and others no about it already and there are plenty of other places in the Gospels where He does this.

I was just wondering if anyone has been able to catch the reason that Christ does this.

Thanks

Hey guys,Currently reading through Mark in my devotional time and I’m a bit confused about this. There are times when Christ will perform a miracle and tell that person not to tell anyone (usually with the result of them going and telling people anyways) and other times he will tell them to go proclaim it.For example, in Mark 5, our Lord casts out Legion into the swine. The man healed asks Christ if he can follow Him, but Jesus says:Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.Then, at the urging of the townspeople, Christ leaves that place and crosses to the other side of the sea where a multitude of people greet Him, one being the ruler of the synagogue, Jairus. Jairus asks Jesus to heal his daughter.On their way to do that, a woman touches Jesus’ clothes and is healed, Jesus asks who did it (in front of the multitude) and says:Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed from your affliction.They then make it to Jairus’ (having been informed that his daughter is dead) and Jesus claims she is only sleeping. He is then ridiculed and he forces everyone out but the parents and His followers and resurrected the child. He then:commanded them strictly that no on should know itJesus’ ministry is largely a miracle-based one and I’m confused about why He tells some people to be quiet about the miracles while simultaneously doing miracles in front of large crowds or commanding people to go and tell others about these miracles. It’s not just the resurrection miracle that He does this for. In chapter 1 He heals a leper and tells him to tell no one, but this is after he’s already started healing people and others no about it already and there are plenty of other places in the Gospels where He does this.I was just wondering if anyone has been able to catch the reason that Christ does this.Thanks
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