The Gospel According to Mark part 3 “Let the Miracles begin” Mark 1:21-45. Capernaum was a little town which sat at the northern edge of the Sea of Galilee. Sabbath, or “Shabbat” in Hebrew, Saturday in our vernacular, and it is of course the seventh day of the week.
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Sabbath, or “Shabbat” in Hebrew, Saturday in our vernacular, and it is of course the seventh day of the week.
Jesus could speak with authority because the Scriptures were about Him.As God in the flesh, He is the author of the very Scriptures He was reading.
These demons knew who Jesus was, “The Holy One of God.” And they should! They used to live with Him in the heavenly realm, before they were cast down.
The testimony of demons was not the reputable source Jesus wanted to use.
Jesus thus far had not come right out and declared Himself. Up to now, He had been quoting scripture and making veiled suggestions of who He was.
It was the issue of authority. No one ever spoke like Jesus. No one ever commanded demons like Jesus.
We can glean from the text that Peter and Andrew lived in Capernaum, and from the way the text reads, it was very, very close to the synagogue.
Something is different about this healing over those which will come later, could it be that all the dialogue was unnecessary because the house of Peter was a house of believers, they already understood Jesus was the Messiah.
They did not fully understand that this Jesus was the Lord of the Sabbath.
Those who had been freed from disease and sickness were healed; some for the first time in their entire life found themselves normal.
It was an important part of Jesus routine, to find a solitary place free from noise and distraction; in order that He might commune with the father.
But, Christ had a singleness of purpose and nothing could detour Him from His mission.By Jesus casting out demons wherever He went, He was emphasizing His authority rested with Him, and not with any particular place or people.
It is Christ’s compassion for us that motivates Him.
But, God and God alone decides who, what, and where; not us. So, Jesus said “I am willing.”
God is sovereign, our free will may allow us to disobey, and we may find ourselves outside the will of God for our lives.
Jesus has authority over all disease and sickness
Jesus has authority over the demons
3 first chapter.. Miracles are not dependent upon who we are, or how much faith we have, or because we merit them in some way, but solely because of Christ’s compassion, and because it’s His will and purpose to do so.4. Jesus prioritized prayer, He set aside quite time for communication with the Father.