Words 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 called hell.

  • Mark 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.

  • Mark 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.

  • Mark 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 they are out preaching every day, they would soon weaken if they 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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