He has given us authority
Mark 3: 14,15 -
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
Today's message is one message that has not gone into most Christians fully. Had today's message been fully understood by even a few, we would see awesome gory of God on them.
I too am included into those who have not fully understood. If I am one of them then who have not fully understood then how am I writing on this?
In today's scripture Jesus started the chain reaction like He did when He fed thousands with a few loafs of bread. Although the one who broke the bread passed a piece of the broken bread, the person receiving received a whole bread and the one giving also had a whole bread in his or her hand and the chain continued till all had a whole bread.
The same happened with the Spirit of God. Jesus made way for the Holy Spirit to come upon those who were in the upper room at Pentecost. When they laid hands on others they too received the Holy Spirit. Also when they preached the Word, the Spirit of God fell on those who were hearing; this also happen when those who received did the same.
In today's message Jesus gave us two authorities, one which is over infirmities and the other to cast out evil spirits. In some translations they have removed one (seems they did not want one which is over sickness and like to suffer).
When Jesus said over infirmities He did not only mean just physical sicknesses but also infirmities of the inner-man or soul. This is one area we have not understood very well. Even though the Lord has given me immense understanding in this area I still have difficulty getting this understanding into my system.
One needs to understand how man is biologically created in the image of God. It does not mean physical look but the Nature and Word of God was perfect in us when God created Adam. Later when sin got into Adam this perfect image was lost.
In science we know thousands of babies are born every minute and all have 2 hands, 2 legs, one head, one heart, etc. they are formed from the fertilized egg of the woman. Each cell of the egg multiplies and takes different roles to form the baby. What will surprise you is this information of the total structure and functioning of each organ or even a small part as a nail of the being is there in every living cell of the human being. It is not some specialised cell becomes the brain or the heart. This is because the structure is in the DNA. If one studies the DNA it is structured like the Bible - the Word of God having books, chapters, verses. This similarity is even there in the understanding of the Word, the working of the Church of God and the functioning of each part of the DNA.
Sin was the rejection or the corruption of the Word in man and sicknesses is the corruption of the perfect structure in which man is made.
Jesus gave us authority to speak to this system to fall in line back again with the Word of God.
This is not only to do with the body but also with the soul or inner man because the Torah or Pentateuch and the books of Psalms are designed in structure of the inner man.
Jesus also gave us authority over evil spirits. That does not mean we can destroy or eliminate them. The only power we have is to chase them out. To keep them out is the work that person who is freed from it needs to do. Like Jesus said a house from which an evil spirit is driven if found empty would risk of that spirit coming back with many others. So it is the work of the house keeper to fill this empty house with light, the Word of God and the Spirit of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are God and the Angels have power because your Image in there in Them. Jesus is God Who became man. Even though mere man, because your Image exists in Him He had power and was called Son of God. He had authority and He has given us authority over infirmities and over evil spirits. Lord, we thank You for this authority. Help us Lord to understand and get this authority into our system. Remove the doubts that come into our minds when we command sickness and evil spirits in your Name. Help us know your Name better and thus grow in IT...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them which heard the word.
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
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