Friday, December 30, 2005

Mark - Parable explained

Parable explained

Mark 4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

The disciples, including the twelve asked him for understanding of the parable.

Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
Mark 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Isa 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

The elect want to know more of God's truth. Those who are without, the mockers and enemies of Christ, do not want to hear. Often they ask questions only to sow doubt in the hearer, attempting to lead others away from God's truth in Jesus. They do not want answers, they ask questions in order to bring confusion and strife to the hearer. Those who are seeking more understanding from God listen, they ask questions for understanding.

Mark 4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

The disciples did not understand, but they wanted to understand. Jesus shows them how. We look for the spiritual meaning behind key words.

Mark 4:14 The sower soweth the word.

Here is the key word: the seed is the word of God.

Mark 4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

The wayside was hard soil, another key word, the ground the seed falls on are the hearts of people. Satan, the enemy of God comes to remove the word. How does he? First the person does not allow God's word in their heart, they reject it, Satan comes to speak words of doubt and words to condemn. They believe the liar and thief, instead of God's truth.

Mark 4:16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
Mark 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

Stony ground, not entirely hard, they are happy to receive the word, but they have no depth of soil. They do not wish to receive more word, so what they did receive withers and dies. The word is alive, but the stony heart did not make room for it. When trouble comes, the flesh reacts apart from God's spiritual word and they are upset, falling back to where they were before receiving the word.

Mark 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Those who hear the word, but allow the thorns to choke the word out. Thorns are the other things of this world who take over the attention and heart of the person. They are more concerned with the cares and things of the world. It may be troubles or the riches, power and pride of the world. They leave God's word to live as those of the world. These first three examples are not disciples of Jesus Christ. They may use his name, but they deny the power of the word and God's Spirit.

Mark 4:20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

Good ground, good hearts that eagerly receive God's word and grow bringing forth much fruit. Fruit is the character of God in a life, the exercising of their Spiritual gifts and the results, in bringing others to Jesus or the building up of God's people.

Dan 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Mark - Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower

Mark 4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.

They pressed in to where he needed to be in the boat to be able to speak to them. Sound travels well upon the water. The Living Water of the word, the Spirit water of the Word is amplified by the natural water. Is not baptism both Spiritual and natural? The baptism of the Holy Spirit cannot be seen, as it is as the wind. The baptism in water is for the seeing of natural eyes, as a symbol of belief and identity with Jesus.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Using words like wind for Spirit and water for the word, are metaphors; sentences using a word to make a mental picture of another. An elaborate or pictorial way of expressing something.

Mark 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

Parables are stories, a story intended to teach a basic truth or moral principle. Jesus often used parables to be understood on two levels, the natural understanding and the Spiritual truth.

Mark 4:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
Mark 4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
Mark 4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
Mark 4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
Mark 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
Mark 4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
Mark 4:9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Jesus intended that those who were of his spirit would be able to understand the spiritual story behind the natural story. He would explain the parable to his disciples.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Mark - Who is family?

Who is Family?

Mark 3:31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

Are you all right son? Yes, he was doing what His Father required of him. Only Mary knew him as God's Son, his brothers and sisters did not believe until after the resurrection. Brothers and sisters?

Mat 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
Mat 13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

Mark 3:32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

Who do we serve? We do the will of God.

Mark 3:33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

Who is Jesus from? Who is His Father? God is His Father.

Mark 3:34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
Mark 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

As Jesus did the Father's will, serving him. His true brothers and sisters and mother, serve God in His Spirit.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The Scribes said he served Beelzebub. Jesus served His Father, God of all creation. All those who serve God are the family of God. They are family in His Spirit. They must honor Jesus and they honor his father. You cannot serve God apart from Jesus.

Col 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

1 John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Mark - Blaspheme of the Holy Spirit

Blaspheme of the Holy Spirit

Mark 3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Jesus answers the Scribes who said that he casts out devils by the power of the devil. This is important. The spirit does not oppose itself, the devil's people are in unity against Jesus Christ. We as his disciples are to be one, united by the Holy Spirit. When someone in the Internet chat room opposes the speaking of God's word we know they are not speaking from God's Spirit. God loves His Word.

Mark 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

His words are spiritual and can also be applied to our nation and to our homes. Restoration and unity are through the Lord Jesus Christ. Division and bad things are from the devil. One nation under God is being attacked by those speaking diversity of cultures. Christianity, that has been the heart of our nation and the basis of our laws and unity is under attack; separation and division are the work of the devil, in the hearts of evil backslidden people.

Mark 3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

In unity there is strength, division destroys. For example: The United States of America, one naion, under God.

Mark 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

In our nation it is called judicial activism, the judges overturning what was accepted before in the name of political correctness.

In a positive Biblical interpretation Jesus binds satan, the strong man and takes back what was created for God. We were created in the image of God to glorify Him and be one with Him. Jesus came to return us to the Father.

Mark 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

Jesus, full of grace and forgiveness. No matter what we have done or said against his name, will be forgiven.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Jesus, through God's Holy Spirit makes us one in Him.

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

The Holy Spirit must lead us to Jesus. If we deny the work of God's Spirit, we cannot receive Jesus and forgiveness. The Spirit is the power of God to become a child of God. The Scribes said that the work of Jesus was by the power of the devil, not acknowledging the power of God.

Mark 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Here were the Scribes in their religious robes, looking important, demanding respect, as do our antichrist judges. They wish to remove Jesus and his power from this world. They cannot, but they are in danger of eternal damnation.

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Monday, December 26, 2005

Mark - Jesus is able

Jesus is able

Mark 3:20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

As the disciples were in the house with Jesus, the mutitude came to them, so that they were even unable to eat. A crowd can be confusing, but they came for Jesus. He is their hope. Jesus is still our hope.

Mark 3:21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

These friends were perhaps of his own household, who did not see him as the Son of God. Is God ever confused? Is God perplexed or beside himself? Does God need help? Weak flesh needs help, but Jesus was well able to calm the crowd as he calmed the raging sea by speaking to it.

Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

Oh oh, now here are the religious leaders, the keepers of God's word accusing the living Word. The Scribes say that he does these mighty miracles by the power of the devil. Jesus would have to defend himself. They did not know Jesus. They themselves were doing the work of satan. Beware of the accusers! The scribes were not of God's Spirit. Jesus will teach them a lesson about the Holy Spirit. He certainly knew the spirits.

John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

At times when we are tired or hungry, satan may send crowds or confusion and the accusers to bring you down. Stand in God's Spirit and do not fall. The Lord is your strength. You stand in His word and the devil will flee.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

If we run from the devil, we will not find rest.


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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Mark - Calling the twelve

Calling the twelve

Mark 3:13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.

He called to those His Father gave to him.

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
John 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

Mark 3:14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

He chose them to be heralds, witnesses of his word and truth. As the angels were sent to the shepherds, so were the twelve disciples to be sent forth with the gospel message.

Mark 3:15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

They also were given divine power to heal and to cast out devils. This was a special  filling of God's Spirit, to do His supernatural work, before the Spirit came to stay after Pentecost.

Mark 3:16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;

Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Mat 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Mark 3:17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

Luke 9:52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
Luke 9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
Luke 9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
Luke 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

Mark 3:18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
Mark 3:19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.

Was Judas a mistake? No, God knows who will be faithful and who are fake. Judas loved money more than the Lord. We need to put the love of the Lord first. If we need anything, he will provide when we serve him with all our heart. No one is perfect, we all need to be more faithful. Lord increase our faith.

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Son of God Heals Mark

Son of God Heals

Mark 3:7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
Mark 3:8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.

His healings made him popular, for he healed all who came to him. We must realize that he can heal today, by trusting in him. The greatest healing many then as now have overlooked; the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. To receive life, we must give all to Jesus in complete surrender.

Mark 3:9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

As in Matthew 13:

Mat 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

Mark 3:10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

Did you hear what they said? Thou art the Son of God. Yes, he is, but by publicizing this, satan would try to stop Jesus, even through their trusted religious leaders. Many even today who have titles of importance in religious places, are liberal, false leaders, siding with the government (as with the Herodians) and the unrighteous groups, in the name of open minded and self righteous correctness, trying to stop the work of Jesus Christ.

Psa 75:4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
Psa 75:5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
Psa 75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
Psa 75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Psa 75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

We war spiritually against the powers of this world, funded by the devil, with many fair sounding names, but with a common purpose: to remove Jesus from our lives. We will obey our Lord and proclaim His name boldly.

Mark 3:12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

The jealous religious leaders were looking for reasons to kill him. This was the reason they used, he says that he is God's son. Their unbelief called this blasphemy. He is the Son of God, but his time of dying for our sins had not yet come. He had this time of touching the people, teaching them, healing them, body and soul. Has he touched you? Will you be taught of him and be his disciple?

Isa 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isa 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
Isa 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Isa 6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
Isa 6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
Isa 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

Jesus the Holy Seed, the Word of God, our healer.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Mark - What angers Jesus?

What angers Jesus?

Mark 3:1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
Mark 3:2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

A man with a withered hand in the presence of the Son of God. The all powerful, loving son, who has no sin and hates evil, yet loves the sinner who comes to him in need. The Pharisees, the proud religious leaders who knew the law and used the law to condemn and destroy, in the presence of the Lord of grace and justice. They plotted, to find something to accuse him of, he saw their hearts and also saw the need of the man with the withered hand. It was the sabbath, and Jesus had already stated that he was Lord of the sabbath. No sinful man could claim to be the Lord of the sabbath, only God is Lord of the sabbath. Jesus is God come in a man.

Mark 3:3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
Mark 3:4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

Wow, he being perfectly righteous puts forth a declaration of pure justice and truth. Jesus is our justice and truth, we cannot go around Him. If we seek truth and perfect justice we must face Jesus as who he is, our Lord and savior. "Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace."

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Jesus angry? God angry? Yes, at the cold and hard hearts of sinners. Is not the Spirit grieved?

Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Jesus went ahead and healed the man,in spite of the plotting religious leaders.

Mark 3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

True to their wicked hearts, they saw no good but continued in their hard hearted plans, going to the Herodians, who were not a religious party; they were a group of Jews who were sympathetic to King Herod and supported his rule. The world will always oppose the things of God, for the world has another god who is satan, the accuser and liar, who seeks to destroy the work of God. Sinners can always find supporters. Who will stand up for Jesus and truth?

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Monday, December 19, 2005

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Mark - Sabbath rules, Jesus Rules!

Sabbath rules, Jesus Rules!

Mark 2:23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
Mark 2:24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

According to the many interpretations of the sabbath, Jesus and his disciples had broken two of their sabbath ordinances. They were traveling and working, as plucking ears of barley was considered harvesting. The law of gleaning from fields allowed for the harvesting with the hands to satisfy hunger, gleaning was allowed by the law, but their theological interpretation of the sabbath was restrictive.

Lev 23:22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

Mark 2:25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
Mark 2:26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?

If it were lawful for the priests, then as servants they could share. They were to share spiritual bread and why not bread to the hungry? Many, then and now, preferred to serve condemnation. We are to be ministers of truth and life.

Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

It was made for man, to rest from his labors and to seek God. Jesus was God and he sought His Father's will all the time.

Mark 2:28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

As God the Son, Jesus was Lord of the sabbath. We as Gentiles in Jesus do not fall under the Jewish law of the Saturday sabbath, we can commune with God every day for Jesus is our rest. It is still good to set one day aside unto God. The Christian tradition is to observe Sunday as the day of seeking the Lord and resting from work, for he arose from the grave on the first day of the week. Jesus is Lord of the sabbath, worship Him with the Father, through the Holy Spirit.

John 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
John 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Re: Israel and the New Covenant

Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

This is referring to Israel. When Jesus comes back to them, all will receive him. This is the removing of the scales from their eyes.  

Rom 11:25  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Rom 11:26  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Rom 11:27  For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Mark - New bottles for new wine

New bottles for new wine

Mark 2:21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.

As the new piece is washed, it shrinks tearing the old piece. These are parables about the old testament not just being patched, but that a new covenant is required to replace the old.

Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Heb 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
Heb 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Mark 2:22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.

The New wine could refer to God's Holy Spirit. He did not stay in those under the law, but is come to those whose sins were removed by faith in Jesus. We become new creation "bottles" that receive the Holy Spirit, as we are in Christ Jesus, not under the burdensome old covenant laws. The fruit of the Spirit includes joy and peace.

Jesus took away the bondage of the law.

Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Mark - When do we fast?

The Gospel of Mark

When do we fast?

Mark 2:18 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Why don't you do our religious things? They were watching and accusing.

Mark 2:19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

In the presence of the Lord there is peace and every good thing. Joy is in his presence. Fasting is to deny the flesh and seek God in the Spirit. God was there in Jesus. No need to fast, but to listen and to ask.

Mark 2:20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

Not a fast as the Pharisees.

Mat 6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
Mat 6:18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Isa 58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
Isa 58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
Isa 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Isa 58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Isa 58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thyrighteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
Isa 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Mark - Matthew Followed

Matthew Followed

Mark 2:13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

Again, teaching the word of God was first. He brought truth and grace.

Mark 2:14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

Levi, a publican and tax collector, was Matthew, who would give his gospel account to us later. He started out coming from the position of a despised tax collector. The collectors asked more than what the tax was, for their own wages. He arose and followed Jesus, as did the fishermen.

1 Cor 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1 Cor 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1 Cor 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1 Cor 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Mark 2:15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.

More followers from this group of people. We are not to despise a group of people, because of what they are. Jesus will make them new in him, if they respond to the gospel word. He loved them, so should we. Not the sins, but their soul that needs the Lord.

Mark 2:16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?

I suppose that was a natural thing to say, for are we not to be separate?

2 Cor 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2 Cor 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Separate from sin, but we are to witness to sinners. The Pharisees were not witnessing to Gentiles, they despised them as they despised tax collectors and sinners.

Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Jesus knew hearts and he knew who would follow him. We do not know who will be saved, so we witness to everyone who will hear.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mark - Son of God

Son of God

Mark 2:6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Mark 2:7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

Good question; it is true that only God can forgive sins. For the skeptics, this is proof that Jesus was God's son who is one with the Father.

Mark 2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

Jesus always new their thoughts.

Mark 2:9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?

Words are cheap, but to see someone healed, that is miraculous.

Mark 2:10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
Mark 2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.

The miracle was the evidence that Jesus was God's son who also can forgive sins.

Mark 2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

God came down to man and they beheld his glory.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The Living Word brought with him healing and the forgiveness of sins.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Mark - Good Friends and a Good Lord

Good Friends and a Good Lord

Mark 2:1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

Mark 1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

Mark 2:2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.

It was always of the greatest importance, that Jesus preached the word of God. He is our example, preach the word with authority. Following the power of God's word came forth healings and miracles, for the kingdom of heaven was with Jesus.

Mark 2:3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
Mark 2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

Now these friends were determined to help their friend. Are we as determined to bring others to the Lord in prayer? Who fixed the roof? Perhaps the four who tore a hole in it?

Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

Wait? He was brought to Jesus for healing, yet truthfully being forgiven of sins is the greatest miracle; healing of the soul. Many have broken lives, so come to Jesus and he will forgive your sins. Life is new to you.

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Cor 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Cor 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

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Follow Jesus, the Living Word

The words I have spoken to you are for your good and not your hurt yet if you reject me so be it for I am just a man but you said your a child of God it is him whom you should get to know and follow him and no other. You are told to be like Christ then look and see how often did Christ read scripture? You can read and see not very often and when he did he just said it is written without point out any place in scripture. He said he was taught by his father and we too are taught by the spirit so if you think I am like all others pointing continuous to the bible as if God were dead (?)and can't testify of himself than you are wrong. It is our job to seek out the truth using all things made available to us and when we know God then we know who is for God and who is not!  

  Jesus was our example and was the very Word of God. God's word is not dead, but living and eternal. Yes, he quoted from scriptures often. He taught us to overcome the devil by quoting scriptures as when he fasted in the desert for 40 days. We do not have to give chapter and verse, the word itself has the authority of God.  

Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  

Mat 4:7  Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Mat 4:10  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

He is the Word and he became a man, praying to the Father for his will. He taught us to follow the Father and he gave us more of the Father's word. They are one God.   To leave the scriptures is to go out on your own listening to a spirit, many spirits out their deceiving people, appearing as angels oif light as are his ministers, appearing to be of light. If we leave Jesus behind, we leave our salvationb. How are we to continue? In his word, for satan comes to steal, kill and destroy.  

Mat 11:10  For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.                                Mat 21:13  And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Mat 12:39  But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
Mat 12:40  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Mat 12:41  The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Mat 12:42  The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Mat 21:16  And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Mat 26:24  The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.

Mat 26:31  Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

Mark 7:6  He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Mark 7:7  Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Mark 9:12  And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
Mark 9:13  But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.

Mark 14:21  The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

Mark 14:27  And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Luke 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luke 4:19  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:20  And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
Luke 4:21  And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Luke 19:46  Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Jesus spoke new commands...   Luke 24:46  And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

Luke 24:47  And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luke 24:48  And ye are witnesses of these things.
Luke 24:49  And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

John 6:32  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
John 6:33  For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
John 6:45  It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
John 6:46  Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
John 6:47  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
John 6:48  I am that bread of life.
John 6:49  Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
John 6:50  This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
John 6:51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 6:53  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
John 6:54  Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:55  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
John 6:56  He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
John 6:57  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
John 6:58  This is that breadwhich came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

John 12:14  And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
John 12:15  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

Just as thepeople of God turned from him to worship other are people leaving God's word, Jesus and worshipping other spirits.  

Acts 7:39  To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
Acts 7:40  Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Acts 7:41  And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
Acts 7:42  Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Acts 7:43  Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Acts 7:44  Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.

They had the Ark of God with His presence, yet they turned to false gods and spirits. We must not do that. We have Jesus, His Spirit and the written word of God, We must never turn from these to other spirits...  

Monday, December 12, 2005

Mark - Too Popular

Too Popular

Mark 1:38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.

By hearing the good news, many would be saved from sins punishment. He came to redeem, restore and reconcile people unto God.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Mark 1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

The synagogue or meeting place was the first place to preach the word of God and again he cast out many devils. Better to preach the word and cast out the devils then to have a devil friendly meeting place where the word is not preached. Jesus showed us what we are to do.

Mark 1:40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Mark 1:41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

No one was supposed to touch a leper, because they were unclean and this would defile you. Jesus was more than a man, he was God in a man. His purity touched the leper and the leper was made clean. Leprosy is a type of sin, Jesus removes our sins and cleanses us.

Mark 1:42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
Mark 1:43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
Mark 1:44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Mark 1:45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

The law required that a priest examines a leper who claims to be healed. Jesus wasn't looking for new people to follow him, already he had great crowds pressing in to him. For the leper to publicly point others to Jesus, would make moving around in the city difficult and would make the priests envious.

A word here to pastors and priests. Follow Jesus and do as he did, do not be a crowd pleaser, nor count numbers as success. Be faithful to preach the word, the Lord gives the increase. Jesus had to go back to where John had preached, because of the great crowds. He was in the desert, not a great building. It is the message, followed by miracles, that drew the people to him. The people wanted to see this man who did what no other had ever done; healed lepers, the blind, all manner of illness and cast out devils. This man spoke with authority.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

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Mark - A Solitary Place

A Solitary Place

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Jesus was always busy, morning to night, but not too busy to spend time with his Father. It appears that he had little sleep, yet his time was always well spent. Do you have a place to be alone to pray, without distractions?

Mark 1:36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.

He wasn't completely alone, for his close disciples followed him.

John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Mark 1:37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.

Never alone for long, his disciples come to him with the needs of the people. All men sought him now, for he spoke the true word of God and healed the afflicted. He was greater than John the Baptist who also had many followers. John pointed all to Jesus and so should we.

John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
John 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Mark - The Great Physician

The Great Physician

Mark 1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

In the darkness, those overcome by the dark things were brought to him. The diseased, those with things that afflicted the health of the body. Jesus can heal all diseases, from a headache, to aids or leprosy. Even worse then physical ailments, were those afflicted by devils, the spirits of darkness that tormented the mind and caused mental illness or strange behavior.

Mark 1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.

Imagine this, at night all the city gathered at the door where Jesus was staying, at the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon's mother in law may have been serving them refreshments and comforting them while Dr. Jesus met with each patient, heart to heart. He also could forgive their sins.

Mark 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

This was better than a free health clinic, for all were healed and loved by Jesus. Every need was met, for in Jesus are all things good. In him are all our needs met.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Mark - Take His Hand

Take His Hand

Mark 1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

After the casting out of the demon from the man in the synagogue, they visited the home of Simon (Peter) and Andrew, with the son's of Zebedee.

Mark 1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.

Simon had a wife, or was widowed, but his wife's mother lived in his parents home and was sick of the fever. This is important; none told him of her condition, but he knew she was ill.

Mark 1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

Without being asked, he came to her and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; the fever left her at once, and she served him. Are you ill? Are you sick of your life of sin? Jesus knows and is reaching his hand out to you. Will you serve him.

I was in a hospital bed with cancer when Jesus spoke to me. Soon I was promising him that I would serve him. He took my hand. The road of life can be hard, It is very hard if we serve him by our own efforts. But when we make him master, taking his hand, being yoked with Jesus while serving him, he does most of the work for us.

Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Sunday, December 4, 2005

Mark - Testimony of the unclean spirit

Testimony of the unclean spirit

Mark 1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

Jesus and those he had chosen as disciples were with him as he journeyed to Capernaum, Jesus had just begun his ministry. The law required that to be a priest one had to be thirty years of age. The disciples were to learn from Jesus. They followed him because of the testimony of the prophet, John the Baptist.

Mark 1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

What was Jesus like when he preached? Like no other, they were astonished at his teachings. He spoke the word of God with authority, being himself the Son of God, come in the flesh. No one really knew this was God speaking; but the spirit world knew who Jesus was.

Mark 1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
Mark 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

A man in the synagogue, it could be a man in a church, but when Jesus was in his presence he cried out! What spirit is this? It is a fallen spirit, probably angels that had fallen with Lucifer, the angel of light, the devil. These know the spiritual powers. They saw the Holy one of God, God the Word, the Son of God, in the man Jesus. They also knew that this Word of God would judge them and cast them into the lake of fire. They were afraid that their time was up. They would be judged by his word and cast into the lake of fire after his second coming. Still he had power and authority even over the angels and demons.

Mark 1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
Mark 1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

The unclean spirit had to come out at the command of Jesus. He tore him. Often to cast out a devil, in my experience, there is discomfort, headache, or nausea, it is the unclean spirit trying to cause the person to turn from the spiritual to the needs of the body.

So the disciples themselves witnessed the power of the word and the authority of Jesus. The unclean spirit was the first to see Jesus as he was, the first was the witness of the prophet John. Also the witness of the Father and the Holy Spirit at his baptism.

Mat 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mark 1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
Mark 1:28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.

The people were amazed as well and he became famous. This would make their religious leaders envious. With every victory, the enemy sends in more of his dark ones to interfere with the moving of God. Expect it, success will be followed by attacks, but in the name of Jesus is power and authority over all things.

Disciples and servants

Disciples and servants    

We are called as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ to be disciples and servants. In a world that is turning from God and Jesus, there is no truth, no discipline and no hope. As disciples of Jesus, we learn to be as He is, showed us by teaching God's word and by example. Our life is to be as His servants, bringing His message to people without hope. Our work here will bring eternal rewards. We shall be with Jesus as will those who we help come to him. This is the purpose of our life.  


A disciple, mathetes, is one who learns from a teacher. One who follows one's teaching. We are disciples of Jesus, learning the Word of God and the way he was when he lived among people. The Jews who believed in him, especially the 12 who were with him, were called disciples. We get the word discipline from disciple.  

What is required to be a disciple of Jesus?  

Luke 6:40  The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.                                                                          Luke 14:26  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:27  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:28  For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Luke 14:29  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Luke 14:30  Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Luke 14:31  Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Luke 14:32  Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
Luke 14:33  So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

There must be trust  

He trusted his disciple John with the care of his mother, while hanging on the cross.

John 19:26  When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
John 19:27  Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.


 Servant, douolos, someone who is bondage to another. Before Jesus came into our lives were were servants, in bondage to sin. A bondslave is one who chooses to be a servant of another.   A disciple of Jesus is required to be a servant, not a master.  

The servant woman  

Luke 7:44  And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Luke 7:45  Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
Luke 7:46  My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Luke 7:47  Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luke 7:48  And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.


One Master  

Luke 16:13  No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  

Not as the world  

Mark 10:42  But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
Mark 10:43  But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
Mark 10:44  And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
Mark 10:45  For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many

Greatest, shall be servant of all

Mat 23:8  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Mat 23:9  And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Mat 23:10  Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Mat 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Mat 23:12  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Mat 23:13  But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

Hated by many  

Mat 10:22  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Mat 10:23  But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
Mat 10:24  The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
Mat 10:25  It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
Mat 10:26  Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Mat 10:27  What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Always faithful   

Mat 24:45  Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Mat 24:46  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Mat 24:47  Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
Mat 24:48  But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
Mat 24:49  And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
Mat 24:50  The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Mat 24:51  And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Ten virgins, five were disciples

Mat 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Mat 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Mat 25:3  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
Mat 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Mat 25:5  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Mat 25:6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Mat 25:7  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Mat 25:8  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Mat 25:9  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Mat 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Mat 25:11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
Mat 25:12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Mat 25:13  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

As a child

Mark 9:35  And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
Mark 9:36  And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
Mark 9:37  Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

Serving is a duty 

Luke 17:7  But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
Luke 17:8  And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
Luke 17:9  Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
Luke 17:10  So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Serve Jesus, receive God's honor and blessings  

John 12:26  If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.  

We please God, by speaking His word 

Gal 1:10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? forif I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Gal 1:11  But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
Gal 1:12  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Do not be critical of another 

 Rom 14:4  Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.  

The mind of Christ, our goal

 Phil 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Phil 2:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Phil 2:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Phil 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Phil 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phil 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phil 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
  His Spirit

No strife

2 Tim 2:24  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
2 Tim 2:25  In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2 Tim 2:26  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.


 Jesus gave us great honor and opportunities toserve him  

Greater things

John 14:12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Ask and receive

John 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Friends of God

 John 15:15  Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
John 15:16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
John 15:17  These things I command you, that ye love one another.

Saturday, December 3, 2005


In our world today it is the fashion for people to make up their own truth. Your truth is truth for you and my truth is truth for me. They teach this in our schools calling this "tolerance." But? At the same time they oppose God, who is the author of truth, they do not allow Jesus in Christmas, even saying Xmas. They are careful even not to say Merry Christmas, instead it is seasons greetings, for in it is a reference to the Christ. The schools no longer take time off for Christmas. They take time off from school and call it winter break. The same for Easter, no mention of the risen savior, but it is spring break. Lots of tales of Easter bunnies and snowmen, but no mention of Jesus Christ. The Christmas music that all sang when I was young has been filtered to avoid reference to the name of Jesus and his love and redemption. Tolerance? Truth? No, it is the antichrist spirit, which must come before the coming of the Lord. As Jesus said, will he find faith when he comes? Only in those who believe in him and the Bible. For all will be turned to fables called "truth." Along with teach no truth, their are no absolutes. To those taught in schools this day, they are told that truth is up to them, so they do not allow someone to say there is one truth. Clever is the devil to put this in those who will not come to Jesus. They fight truth and destroy education. Without truth without absolutes there is no wisdom. In math still there is truth. 2 plus 2 is 4, but what if they do to math what they do to truth about God?  2 plus 2 is 4 for you, but 6 for me? It is all foolishness.   Prov 15:2  The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Prov 15:3  The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Mark - Fishers of Men

Fishers of Men

Mark 1:16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Two fisherman, brothers about their business.

Mark 1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
Mark 1:18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.

A miraculous calling, for they immediately left their nets and their way of life behind and followed Jesus, the master teacher, the Son of God.

Mark 1:19 And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

Two more disciples were called; James the elder son and heir of Zebedee and John his brother, who were mending their nets. John the Baptist was the son of the priest, Zacharius.

Mark 1:20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

They too immediately followed Jesus. James had been a disciple of John the Baptist. John the Baptist pointed to Jesus, we should always point people to Jesus. Perhaps they remembered John's words concerning Jesus?

John 3:25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
John 3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
John 3:28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
John 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
John 3:32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
John 3:33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Jesus is the one for all people to follow.