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March 26, 2021 6:00 am
Satan hates those he possesses. Satan hates those utilized to he wants to see you doomed like him all in unity with this, all hell is joined with destroying humans we face of violent and insane spiritual adversary. And never forget this is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston.
Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the gospel of Mark. Please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of his teaching Jesus in Capernaum is the title of Pastor Rick's message that he's teaching in Mark chapter 1. The worst thing that can happen to a human being is not death, and it is not torture his eternal condemnation. The best thing that can happen to a human being is to be right with God. We call it salvation. We use the phrase so much. Maybe it's lost its emphasis was, what are we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth to come to destroy us, what an obnoxious, blasphemous being. This is speaking to God the son, knowing who we speaking to. He says I know who you are there again is a switch of pronouns. So at first the demon speaks as joined to the man and then he speaks as overruling the man. That's what Satan will do to just let him very subtle. How does this demon recognize Christ. How can he make such a statement is this. I know you are OSC had some prior knowledge of him.
He knew Jesus because it was Jesus who created him to be something more in something better than what he now was. There's a lot to think about that. The demons knew Jesus was. But how many people did not. The demons know Satan knows who Christ is and how many human beings. Since Christ came not care to know the devil says about Jesus not only say the devil and Satan, the advertiser were not necessarily speaking about Lucifer himself. We don't have to be. He has enough evil spirits unclean spirits enough demons enough monsters to do a lot of damage without him personally getting involved.
We do see him personally involved example in the book of Daniel, of course, Revelation, and in the temptation of Christ, but understand that the devil is a broad meaning he is the slanderer. He is the one that talks bad about God and anybody else he can talk bad about their lives, the holy one of God he calls Christ the remarkable testimony to Christ from this unclean spirit.
Holy one of God.
It is an expansion.
This phrase of the holy one of Israel found in the Old Testament. Psalm 16 verse 10 or you will not leave my soul in Sheol nor will you allow your holy one to see corruption. We know that is a messianic prophecy in that Psalm speaking about Christ that it is body would not perish in the gray Psalm 71 verse 22 to you I was saying. Oh holy one of Israel. Remember, the demon called him the holy one of God, which is an expansion of the holy one of Israel. Isaiah 54 for your maker is your husband Yahweh of host is his name and your Redeemer is the holy one of Israel. He is called the God of the whole earth disrupting such blasphemous theologies as that found in Mormonism and with Jehovah's Witnesses who deny that Jesus is God the son, equal with the father inspired of a multitude of tsunami versus that rebuked the following verse 25 but Jesus rebuked him and said be quiet and come out of him. Sure, Jesus is such a mouth in the Greek it's be muzzled inspirational.
Gagnon, who had put duct tape over his mouth than stapled shut us a bit over the much but it works for me because in the Old Testament there was a great intolerance for hearing the voice of the devil in the promised land. Exodus 22 you shall not permit a sorceress to live. Assist one verse, no nonsense, God says they have information that's wrong, and information is influence. And if you're influenced by wrong information.
It would take your soul out so they were not permitted to testify they were censored under the threat of capital punishment in Israel. Jesus is saying I don't want to hear you talk today we have activists who would gather to protest against Jesus saying his hate speech to call the devil what he is a devil. We are to uphold every word of God mention a live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. And you know how important predators. Many of you don't want to go near a scale because you have demonstrated how important bread is. I mean, food, and God said this is the word of God is like food, have it or you die, man is not to live by just bread, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. How do you downsize that is not.
I just all just the Old Testament said it Jesus is the one that brings it up again to Satan it is that important. Living by the word of God truth in love and grace and virtue. All these things that resist the devil and resist sin. So Jesus rebuked him and said shut up required on what I do want to hear your test. We got more to say about this verse 26 in the unclean spirit convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice came out of him.
So the Lord of again not receiving the testimony of the devil, even if that particular soundbite was true, knowing that Satan would use it to corrupt gain favor and then corrupt here and when the unclean spirit had convulsed him as a departing cheap shot. I thought that was your body.
He was hosting you is that any way to treat a host. Satan hates those he possesses.
Satan hates those he lies to he wants to see you doomed like him there all in unity with this, all hell is joined with destroying humans we face of violent and insane spiritual adversary. And never forget and he cried out with a loud voice how eerie that must've been you go to church hear a sermon you're blown away by the sermon. As you will be at the end of the service prophetic you hear a sermon you just blown away by and then there's this outburst. There's this exchange between the preacher and a congregant preacher cast out a devil from this man in front of everybody. But before it happens.
There is this convulsion in the individual and the scary sound here in front of Christ the spirit made his departure painful and public painful and public as he was able to classic marks of an unclean spirit, invasive, abusive and blasphemous. They are destructive, and there's nothing cute about them and all they want to get you to do is not believe God's they can just get their nose in the tent. You can just give them a little bit of your unbelief.
You think this is a game. Satan's not playing again. He wants you and help you think you are going to be okay. And hell, you're a bigger fool now than you'll ever be again. Because once you get that you realize that God was not fooling around his love is very serious and here we see this demon had one more mean thing to do came out of him with toll it was defeated without chance and incantations are pretty much same thing without potions or elaborate ritual. Jesus did not violate this man.
He restored, he did not violate any natural laws he restored them. He overcame broken laws with his holiness says he came out of him. Thank God.
Whenever God sends aid to his people to oppose deep, evil, evil strikes back so you believers who preach the word to your parents to your children and your coworkers to anybody. You can preach it. Don't be surprised when you draw fire from L and is really bad serious fire. They have burned us at the stake for preaching the word of God with seeing it today, reliving today at a time. God defeated wicked Hillary Clinton the most bitter woman alive save us from who knows what persecution would come our way. God is fighting the Bill Clinton and the Barack Obama administration's works through this president that we have. You Christians need to know your pastor stands on these things. I can't bring them up every Sunday, but I'm bringing them up this Sunday Ellis counterattacking these moves. Hell is raised up these racist black lives matters group. They are racists accusing decent people of falsely accusing decent people of the evil they do fascist and TiVo are fastest themselves. Try to walk through their crowd and be free and have freedom of speech. And what's with that gets you there is the proof. These are the facts.
What about the celeb you kooks that are everywhere because they can tell stories is not mean they tell true stories yet that gobbled up millionaire athletes again who cry racism but they themselves are the racist and is exposing its dismissed by some we should have a righteous indignation against this because this is the voice of Satan. I'm not finished. There are others that were dealing with the day were raised raising themselves up through Satan to falsely accuse good people of the evil they do I can about skin color care about what's in the heart was in the head. What comes out of those two is what Isaiah was talking about in chapter 5, on those who call evil good and good evil. We have anarchist we have imperialist Islam. We have hateful communism lying hordes of homosexual activists and their advocates.
These people are serious. They hate the guts of Jesus Christ and everybody loves him. When I supposed to hate them back to me sound like I do.
I'm not happy with them comes out that way. We have hideous and treacherous groups that call themselves churches, but a Jezebels because it not interested what God says I agree with all churches, but I don't the database to many of them still do God's work and of God's people.
I don't I don't care for Calvinists not very tasty but many of them. A great many of they love the Lord because they got that wrong assuming there are any less Christians just make assuring Calvinist supporters here, you're still love that's okay.
Devilish haters of the Jews and then there are the slaughters of the unborn and now the just born there out there and these people want rights to stop the mouth of God. They want to say to Jesus Christ. Leave us alone.
What we have to do with you, and you have nothing to do with you, but I will not leave you alone. We must stand in resistance when Paul says this will get our resistant just momentarily repulses we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. Well, it's not a theory it's a fact of these spiritual entities wrestle against us through human beings messing with their head and now the Tower of Babel is rebuilt in the Internet they come into your home and they of the body snatchers. They are the sole snatchers you young you young Christians, especially if you attend your regular you go to church, that is sounded. The law alarm has blown the whistle have served you notice if you are going to be stupid enough to follow these people in the face of all the allies in their dishonesty and your judgment will be just and you will have no one to blame but you don't want that to happen. So we invested you must stand and resist them. June 23. But others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire hating even the garment defiled by the flesh, you young Christians who live in an age of the computer and the Internet you can look at it two ways you can say it's a wonderful place to learn how the world does it, or you can say I live in an exciting time where I have an opportunity to preach the gospel. Unlike ever before.
I got so many people around me who go to the infinite Internet for their church and get their information. I have an opportunity to uphold Christ in their face the truth in love or not to sit there and when your fingers and so they just so wicked, these people are getting way with the evil you can look to preach Christ any chance you get first choice then they were all amazed, so that they question among themselves, saying, what is this what new doctrine is this over with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him, who could not obey who not be wowed. Truth backed by a teacher in touch with God.
That's again. Well why they were all amazed they were seeing it carried out in this life in dealing with the soul that was in torment time was true without tradition or the error within some tradition, some traditions are good.
Others are just the get in the way and he strips down but this is what the world today is waiting to see in the church.
Evidence of Christ with us this and you can't preach the gospel. If you do not want to offend guilty people.
If you're going to preach Christ. You can't save them. If you can't hurt them with.
If they're guilty and they headed to hell and you withhold that information. Then judgment be upon you, possibly you don't want to do that. This is what Ezekiel dealt with Son of Man. If you see him messing up and you will say anything when God is open the door for you to say something then goes guilty in this picture.
So Satan put a lot of effort into quieting and keeping you from being obedient me to verse 28 and immediately his fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee so Marcus puts that in that immediately against rapid pace.
He says, is because is more going to happen will get that in verse 29. That's when it will really start spreading the silly inserts. The sort of a coming attraction. Verse 29. Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. This synagogue again. That is the footprint of the original is still there with the new world. Another synagogue built on top of it. Peter's house them away. Mark says it as though Peter's house was very close, just a few steps away verse 30 now, but Simon's wife mother lay sick with a fever and they told him about her at once will she evidently stayed home. Mr. good sermon and an exorcism. A bad day not to be in church so to get home and mom not joining us for dinner. She's got a fever.
Can you help Luke 438 and they made request of him concerning her. It would've been pretty bad. Everybody in your room does have a good time to crisis right there. He can do something in and he does not incidentally, Peter was married.
Of course it tells us Simon's wife and not only was he married there were others. This goes against those who would say that those leaving in the church have no should not take a wife. First Corinthians 95. Do we have no right to take along a believing wife, as do also.
The other apostles the brothers of the Lord and safest switches Peter course, that's just a side note, there verse 31, so I came and took her by the hand, lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her, and she served them. I she is one rightward gratitude. She wanted to express her gratitude by serving the Lord, who does it when you gonna Christ what you want to do something for Christ and we we see it acted out through this godly unnamed mother of the Peter's wife Luke again gives us a little more insight.
He says so he stood over her, and rebuked the fever and it left just like that verse 32, at evening when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were sick and those who were demon possessed sunset. He makes that mention because they dare not look for healing under rabbinical Judaism on the Sabbath day. And Jesus of course will become very provocative and that he will provoke them into confrontations on the Sabbath by healing people as he just cast out a demon on the Sabbath, but with the sunset that you, of course, there they went from son sundown to sundown. Now it is according to their calendar hour Sunday with really our Saturday night to them. It's the next day so they bring those who are sick and demon possessed and the hypochondriacs came to special healing for that that anyway. In acts we read the apostles when long time to get into this too much, but of course when the church when the Gentiles are flooding into the church. The Jews did not handle this with me to bringing these habits a and the apostle stood up and wanted to make sure that we work. They weren't making new converts Gentile converts.
Essentially you Jews wanted to keep them Gentiles in Christ is so why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear in that statement, he is pointing out rabbinical Judaism. It put so many laws on the people and Moses name that it was just press. Verse 33 and the whole city was gathered together at the door. Will Peter's house must've been either close to a field or the beach there at Capernaum for to accommodate such a large gathering outside his house. That's how it reads verse 34 and he healed many who were sick with various diseases and cast out many demons. He did not allow the demons to speak because they knew him now. This, of course, healing included the physical as well as the mental discrete physician never lost a patient never charged a fee and that might be.
If you searching for new health insurance. You might want to see if you can get an agreement like that and did not allow the demons to speak again and tolerant of hearing the devil's voice and that's why we try to steal our young ones from being exposed to quickly especially to what the world has to say about even Christ. We don't want devils to tell us about Christ because they live try to win our trust and kill us so Christ says the Scripture says he did not allow demons to speak, we could learn to be intolerant of the devil's voice is again corrupted information is a bad influence because they knew him.
It says here in verse 34. While they recognize him as the Messiah, as many humans refuse.
So what they knew him, that didn't give them the right to preach Christ because they were on clean. Still and knowing about God without knowing God is not a benefit.
Paul expresses this and Philippians chapter 3, we don't have time you can read it if you not for me with three verses 10 and 11 that I may know him and the power's resurrection is Fellowship of the something being conformed to his death, that I may know him. Never in history at the world scene what was going on here in Capernaum and will continue to go on until of course Christ the sentence. In spite of all of this he is rejected here in Capernaum. Matthew 11 he began to rebuked the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done because they did not repent and you, Capernaum were exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades, or if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you is pretty heavy duty, Jesus is saying you saw the miracles and you rejected them and you going to be judge others and see these miracles and they were judged, and what you say when you read these things and you know that's true what you say to people what you say yes. What about you you going to believe him to believe the world you make the choice and when you make that choice. You need understand is not always a one-step back. You can leave Christ. Don't think you just going to come on back because you're free to it's not that easy because once you open the door for evil is pretty hard to get out.
You need to be.
You need all we need to have a healthy fear of God. The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge without a reverent and sober fear of God. Why should you will be in when I just a riot and no consequences were seeing this I would not move. Thanks for tuning in to cross reference radio for this study in the book of Mark cross reference radio is the teaching ministry of Pastor Rick Gaston of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville in Virginia to learn more information about this ministry. Visit our website cross reference radio.com once you're there you'll find additional teachings from Pastor Rick. We encourage you to subscribe to our podcast. When you subscribe will be notified of each new edition of cross reference radio you could search for cross reference radio on your favorite podcast app that's all we have time for today, but we hope you'll join us next time. As Pastor Rick continues to teach through the book of Mark Rocky on cross reference radio