Word of Jesus Part 27
Some verses are skipped because they were covered in the study of the words
of Jesus in Matthew.
Mark 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two
and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
Mar 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save
a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
Mar 6:9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
Mar 6:10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house,
there abide till ye depart from that place.
Mar 6:11 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.
Its a very dangerous thing to reject or ignore the gospel. It is God's
gift to mankind. It is the only way of salvation and eternal life.
To refuse this way out, is to be lost and apart from God forever in a place
Mar 6:12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
Are we still preaching the same message? Are we still urging people to repent?
Without repentance there will not be a change after someone comes to Christ. We
are only preaching half the gospel if we tell someone to accept Christ but
ignore the message of repentance. If they do not hear that they need to repent,
they will not repent. We must tell them that all have sinned and all of us has
broken the law of God. This makes us lost and without God. Sin separates us from
God. Yes God loves us and did send His Son to save us but He also commands us to
repent and turn to Jesus Christ. It is more than just repeating a sinner's
prayer. It is a change in the inward part of man or woman. We must be "born
again" by God's spirit. We must repent and be born again. We cannot just join a
religious organization or a church. We cannot just be baptized in water. We must
be born again by the spirit of God. It is something that happens when we repent
and come to Christ.
Mar 6:13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were
sick, and healed them.
Signs will follow those that truly believe. We are not to run after signs nor
seek signs but they will follow all who truly seek God's indwelling of the Holy
Spirit and then we walk in the Spirit. The disciples were to heal the sick and
cast out the devils along with the most important part of preaching the gospel.
Mar 6:30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him
all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
Mar 6:31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place,
and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure
so much as to eat.
Mar 6:32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
Here we see our Lord making sure His disciples took time from their journey to
rest and refresh themselves both physically and spiritually. This shows us a
great need after laboring for the Lord to come apart and rest. Probably the
reason many who work and build up great ministries and have so much
responsibility fall into error is that they begin to neglect this. When we do this we weaken. Even
if we are out preaching every day, we would soon weaken if we don't come apart
and seek God to be renewed in the Spirit both physically and spiritually. Our
bodies need rest and our spirits need fresh anointing from God. A strong church
is a praying church.
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