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Why did Jesus tell people not to tell others about him?

Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”  Matthew 8:4

He warned them not to tell others about him. Matthew 12:16

Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” But he gave them strict orders not to tell others about him. Mark 3:11-12

He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat. Mark 5:43

            Many times Jesus told those he just healed to keep it quiet about the healing, possibly, to keep swarms of others coming for healing.  Healing was a ministry of Jesus’ but imagine the crush of people and the desperation to get close to him as word spread.

            Healing wasn’t the only reason Jesus came to earth.  He came to die for our sins.  People would only see him as a spectacular physician and not as Savior.  Jesus wanted to make sure they saw the full picture of who he was, not just as a physical healer.

            When demons tell others who you are, well, it isn’t the best marketing strategy.  Demons are liars, but when confronting God, they must tell the truth. 

At this point, the people only knew him as a healer and maybe a good speaker.  While his name was trending in Israel, it wasn’t for all the right reasons.  When Jesus rose from the death, he released his apostles to go tell the worth.  Because of the lack of information, and some misinformation, Jesus tapped the brakes on others talking about him until the right time.