Jesus Frees A Man With An Unclean Spirit.

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To Read Click Mark 1:21-28

 

  • This story talks of Jesus teaching with Authority.
  • What do we understand by this, what is this Authority?
  • Yes he definitely had authority because Jesus like his forefather David was divinely commissioned.
  • But the authority that Mark is referring to
    • Is the joy, conviction and realisation that comes
    • When you hear something
    • And know in your innermost being, that it is the truth.
    • You are Convicted of the Truth and Reality of those words.
  • But Mark is also telling us of the Yoke of Christ
    • A yoke difficult
    • But a yoke joyful
    • To live and carry along with ourselves
    • Even as we live the Christian life
  • Hebrews 4: 12
    • the word of God is
      • living and active,
      • sharper than any two-edged sword,
      • piercing until it divides soul from spirit,
      • joints from marrow;
    • it is able to judge
      • the thoughts
      • and intentions
      • of the heart.
  • This was the experience of those you heard Jesus
    • They understood what he was teaching
      • His teachings were different from what the local authorities taught
      • But there was deep sensible meaning
    • He was explaining God’s Heart and what God wanted from them
      • Not rituals – but a relationship
      • It made sense
    • He was demanding much from them
      • But there was readiness born in their hearts
      • They desired just this sought of living
      • There was Joy.
    • And they could sense God was in their midst…
      • Because when God is in our midst
      • Everything in opposition can not remain in the same space…
      • Hence the evil spirit vocalises and acknowledges God’s Presence
      • But also knows he cannot remain there.
  • Let’s Commit to God’s Word
    • So that even in Christ growing in us
    • Everything around us get sanctified.