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April 15, 2021 6:00 am
Don't think that you can just do whatever you want in God's creation and get away with it while thumbing your nose at God is not God that you have choices to make. Don't be Satan's soccer, but the Lord's light shine when you let his love, put his arms around you enter into his holiness. Take whatever anger you have world and at life and whatever else can't figure out and make it work for the Lord and loving kindness towards others. In truth, 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 book 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 this teaching, and now here's Pastor Rick in the Gospel of Mark chapter 3 with his continuing study called insane accusations plastering what is it personal attack on God is not just an attack on the things of God. The people of God in is an attack on him personally.
Whether intended or not sacrilegious. Paul said I was a blasphemy, but I didn't know better, and God showed mercy to me. It is a reference his defiance. Leviticus 24. There Moses laying out how the severity of blasphemy says and whoever blessings the name of Yahweh, shall surely be put to death all the congregation so certainly stone him. The stranger as well as him was born in the land. He blasphemes the name of Yahweh, he shall be put to death.
Is there anything in that that is foggy unclear. It's to the point, is it not and he is being to the point with them.
So there is a at that moment meaning to what he is saying and there is an at this moment meaning to what he is saying and is not all captured at this moment is captured throughout the Scripture, life is that way. I mean, you don't just live off of oxygen and eat food any sermons from this pulpit. They're just things you need for them. They saw firsthand the evidence of Jesus they heard him preach.
They had no charge against him the credentials for his Messiah ship were clear and they demonized him nonetheless. And for that he says you can be forgiven if this is how you going to do it understand this. This is a blasphemy not against me, not against the father, even it is against the Godhead because it is the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of people and they were moved by the sins of men are sometimes from ignorance. This was not ignorance. This was just we don't care for you. We don't like you and there's nothing you could do to make us like you and so he says you're condemning yourself you're cornering yourself into a position where no one can find grace for you. It is a dark place to be.
This is ultimately what happened with Judas will come to that in a moment because the Bible does layout for us some of those who are damned without grace. No way out come of that moment. So there was a right at the moment, meaning to his words that was exclusive for that moment. But then there's more that goes beyond that moment there is the near fulfillment and there is the far fulfillment. There are partial fulfillments. There are whole fulfillments to prophecy. For example, when Peter and the book of acts that this is what the prophet Joel spoke about your young men shall see visions.
As you know, he goes on your old men shall dream dreams he was giving a partial fulfillment not a complete fulfillment because there's still much to be done.
Incidentally, while I'm on the book of acts and that powerful moment there in acts chapter 2, when the church was born in the spirit was given something in my devotional time I was reading that stood out to me, your young men shall see visions in your old men shall dream dreams and on your menservants and on your maidservants I will pour out my Spirit in those days right before that, he says that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, sons and daughters are there any sons and daughters here are you drinking from the world's hellholes or are you a part of the group that the prophets spoke about your sons and daughters will prophesy, they will speak God's word, not hell's word, they will not look to the world and sit tell me how to live because I'm too stupid to know the menservants and the maidservants of the Lord. Look for the word of God save thus says the Lord. This is how we shall live. Are you child enough to do it or not is up to you as you play games with God. You'll find out Satan's not playing games.
He wants to eat your soul alive send you to hell and you get nothing for it. It comes down to who you gonna believe and if you want Satan to give you a hell shot to the head.
You go take it. But if you want to be a child of the Lord, you need to stand in the gap. Stop your retreating and say as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
What is wrong with that. What can anybody say about the righteousness given to us from the Bible or would take the 10 Commandments you have a charge at 10, thou shall not murder.
While I don't really like that one okay is that hospitals go that kind of logic by that logic, we can just kill each other course not, thou shall not steal. Who would have a charge against that the Bible is wholesome. It is right is what you need and backing up away from it to get a drink from the world is not worth it is a poison that you will be able to stop if you insist on turning from Christ. Okay I'm going to come back to that and I hope I come back to that hard.
That time was light and I mean it. I hope I can be more precise because it is a real devil, and he wants your soul and as a pastor I will stand for. I don't think any pastor should think any pastor should enter the pulpit, forgetting that there's a real devil and that their real consequences to siding with him on anything. Well, John's Gospel chapter 16 verse eight Jesus said to the system. Developing this thought about blasphemy of the Holy Spirit in its meetings as part throughout Scripture and I can only take certain portions. John 1618, when he has come. Jesus speaking about the coming of the Holy Spirit, he will convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment of sin, because they do not believe in me of righteousness, because I go to my father and you see me no more of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. And just think people you know who don't want to hear that they will disable the Bible, you can't trust it know I can't trust you.
I could trust the Bible, it's you. I don't have to lock up my tropic to the Bible from breaking into it I got a lock it up to keep people from breaking into. So tell me not to trust the Bible. And as for the other holy books. They're not easy to stop people from believing in them, but they are easy to refute these. I found them so I found them with broken witnesses and I don't find that with the Bible.
From the beginning to the end. It upholds itself and just looking out the window at science and prophecy, and just so many areas of reason and common sense role of spiritual sense. Well let me go finish with this Jesus just said he didn't say of sin, because they are fornicating of sin, because they are stealing of sin, because they have murdered one of sin, because they do not believe in me you catch that the emphasis is on faith, not on failing unless you fail to believe and what is the only sin that will really take you to hell.
Bible says the sin of rejecting what the Holy Spirit says about Jesus Christ.
That's the sin that will take you to hell. There is no forgiveness for that. So he says, but hearing verse 29.
But it is subject to eternal condemnation. That's the end and never ending suffering so salvation.
This is why salvation is the most important thing to the human being.
So let's consider these doomed souls and unpardonable sins. Hebrews chapter 2 verses three and four. How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard how we going to escape judgment if we neglect the salvation you can't that's the answer. He continues in verse four of Hebrews do. God also bearing witness, both with signs and wonders with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. According to his will, God still does miracles and he doesn't primarily in this way, when you come to his word and you feel his presence in you since his will that is a miracle.
As you know, no one can take that from me so came Ballin core of the Bible tells us lose those men were doomed. June 11 woe to them. Remember this. Remember the book of Jude had the Gnostics going back of the of the preachers of the gospel and telling the congregation. I don't believe that stuff you gonna believe this stuff just like we see today. And so the right of Jude writing this letter says, limiting about these guys there like cane there like Ballin Bill I core of their doom, their fate is sealed. They want to roll that way than they going to have to take the consequence. Woe to them, for they have gone the way of Cain everyone greedily in the error of Ballin for profit, and perished in rebellion of Cora. You are free to make your choices. You are not free to choose the consequences Judas Iscariot we know he is doom. John 17 Jesus praying to the father said those whom you gave me. I have, and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, and that is Judas lost. You won't see Judas in heaven.
The unsaved that are going to be embracing Antichrist. Paul writes about these in second Thessalonians is the coming of the lawless one that is Antichrist is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be say. They perish because they they refuse to be saved. So here I am reading this up. I have loved ones who aren't say and I am at war with those things that keep them unsaved. I pray for them almost incessantly it feels like I am not going to back down. I am not going to give up that fight is worth and but at the same time I'm not going to then excuse what the Bible says because I have a loved one that doesn't believe it. What would happen if we all did that we know what would have would have an apostate Christianity Revelation chapter 14 the angel and third angel came and he said if anyone worships the beast and his image and receive his mark on his forehead or his hand. He himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of his indignation.
He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb and the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever, and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. If you unclear about any other.
I don't think so I think is right there. God is saying I am not fooling around.
If you want to worship the devil you will go with the devil and we are to preach these things when the spirit opens the door for us to preach them is for me right now this is where we come. Doing the Scripture you know. I asked the Lord, do you want to topical this Sunday almost almost every Sunday and it is know where you are is what I want to say that's the message I get back. Verse 30 because they said he is an unclean spirit.
So he tells us, Jesus is saying that if you charge him with being demonic.
How can you be forgiven again. My notion meant everything to these men. Fax meant very little anybody here you're so offended by factual have nothing to do with them. Someone can charge somebody with something and you just believe it because the facts don't count. You is a dangerous place to be blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel. That's what Jesus said of them now to summarize by cross references the severity of this new chapter 13 Jesus speaking I tell you no, but unless you repent you will likewise perish. John 824.
I said to you that you will die in your sins, for if you do not believe that I am he, you will die in your sins. That's the Pharisees here right now. They did not believe they didn't want anybody else to believe and then not stopping there. As I've said repeatedly they charged him with being demonic and he says that this is no forgiveness boys. If you keep this up there's no forgiveness. Today we have Christians: quote they say they're Christians and they follow groups though the justify groups.
As I mentioned a few times before. Do not even stand for.
You know they hate Christ you know that they hate Christians want to stop the church completely. You know, if you don't side with them, and few cyber Jesus, the coming after you. If they can get to you. You know these things. Do you know they hate the family structure. They don't want to mom and dad a man and a woman to be over for me it would destroy all that that Ted did not bashful about this what they're saying and they find out. Maybe not caring for maybe the available little bit when you do recoil at this you fall down the satellite that I was side with them. Not Christ was your faith you don't have your faith is maybe tiny, or maybe it's missing you have a say so in this don't think that you can just do whatever you want in God's creation and get away with it while thumbing your nose at God is not God that you have choices to make. Don't be Satan's soccer let the Lord's light shine on you.
Let his love, put his arms around you enter into his holiness. Take whatever anger you have in the world and at life and whatever else you can figure out and make it work for the Lord and loving kindness towards others and truths. Young people can be a very angry at things that they cannot even articulate.
They don't even know why they're angry, just angry or afraid or something else. What is the antidote, then pastor put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil that stand is just like that you put on the armor and you remember this honor is meant to be hit is not a fashion show will look at this positioning. This is a new double polished bronze I thought I would go very nice with the screen. I miss like camouflage. I know some of you think camouflages it is a fashion statement, you're wrong. It is not, and I still don't understand if the deer don't, someone told me dear are they colorblind.
That's why the drivers license but I don't get the whole camouflage thing going for dear but anyway okay you hunters don't hunt me after justice. Just let me have my time. Okay, just show grace put on the whole armor because you going to need it. It's not like you know, many times a day we see light law enforcement anywhere of you and all bulletproof vest. Most of them will never need it. Christians who put on armor, I guarantee you going to need it you going to get hit and this is the way we fight the sort of the word. Verse 31 then his brothers and mother came, and standing outside. They sent to him calling him now. They arrived, they started out verse 21. Now they get there in between that he had his bout with the Pharisees, Mark three verse 21 when his own people heard about this they went out to lay hold of him, for they said he is out of his mind. They going to have an intervention. This is comical because he's not crazy and there's no grounds to think that he is if he is said I forgive your sins and did nothing else to. Maybe you got a point, but he said I forgive your sins enter progress.
I'm going to do what only God can do and healed. And he did it to many people.
Now, knowing James was in this group, the brother of Christ, knowing his lean towards Judaism. He was probably very uncomfortable with the disdain Jesus had for Boulevard Vincent right now you need to be more respectful to those guys and he was. He probably lay until we have one let me tell you what they're doing. So now to suggest that these were Joseph's children and not Mary's from a previous marriage is not only baseless, it is corruption. It is a corruption of Bible teaching and Bible truth. These were Mary's boys and daughters and try to cover up and say what she is also the immaculate conception. After that, and she's a sinful and sinless, and that's nonsense. He was not sinless as your sinful life and she is less among the saints. But his own mother is in this group. Mary should've known better. Remember the whole Gabriel thing. Remember Simeon and Anna and the Temple remember the virgin birth.
She should've said look I don't know what he's doing but I'm not going so she was wrong about his sanity and his ministry at this point Joe Shoaf get it later. Not yet. And again, beloved Mary far from perfect.
No one should make suggestions or green of the Protestants can sometimes ignore Mary because others have abused me in worship Mary, but we need to be very careful she I'm sure it was a sweetheart. Even in those days, but we have to pause here to say Romans 323 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. All except Hebrews 415 son who it says yet he was without sin, and the only one it says that in the Bible it says here and standing outside. They sent to him calling him and he made no effort to give them access to all mom and the boys there all well okay listen close in prayer and disfellowshipped for a while when he ignores nightly doesn't he even goes on to do other things but it makes no effort.
He knows they're well-meaning but they're ridiculous with their intentions there wrong and to charge anyone like this is irrational. This is this why the accusation is insane. Okay take up pick up the billionaire and the pilot you're a billionaire and he is a private jet. Bobby has many and he has a personal pilot and he flies all around the world with his family and loved ones out with this pilot that he thinks is just as great pilot and every time he gets off the plane. He tells everybody how crazy that pilot is insane.
He's unstable you can know who gets back on the plane and fly zone around with him who is the insane one no basis for his charges, no proof, but he can still hurl the so that's what Christ is saying here. These charges against me as the Bible is saying that unfounded and don't you do these things don't you come and call Christ crazy don't you call them demonic and don't you go do this to other people unless you've got strong reason. Verse 32 and a multitude was sitting around him and they said to him, look, your mother and your brothers are outside the couldn't get close enough to save himself and a multitude was sitting around him and that's who he gave his attention to the multitude sitting around him, not the ones that were coming to stop his ministry and escort him off and then what what what they have done with him institution what was no institutional news as we think of them. But what is going to be like noise is the village handicap mentally. Now he is now less what was that we were just going it doesn't stop his ministry for misguided family matters. John own a Puritan. He says this is very interesting as God has work to do in this world and to deserted because of its difficulties and entanglements is to cast off God's authority. God has work to do and not to help him is to oppose him is quite powerful. He says they were outside seeking him for the wrong reasons. Verse 33 but he answered and said answered them, saying, who was my mother and my brothers. In other words, there is far more to him than being part of a family just you know biological family. There's more to him. His family is defined by relationship with his father and that is what he is saying.
And of course the apostles will develop these these teachings even further so he was closer to those would come to see them at the moment Venice family but after the resurrection we see his family also surrounding him in prayer. He's ascended, of course, would be there with the apostles. Verse 34 and he looked around in a circle at those who sat around about him and said here my mother and my brothers could you imagine being in there. You look surrounding of the pastors here and he looks around a single look at me don't get it. But imagine Jesus in the room looking around what a moment.
That must've been, but they sat about him were told in verse 34 closer than those confused beloved family members and verse 35 for whoever does the will of God is my brother and my sister and mother noticed how he elevates the women he puts them in the you Pharisees would never do that they would they would just be masculine and that would be it.
But Christ, he opens it up is as natural family ties are overruled by spiritual ties.
That's what he is teaching circles. With this verse from John's gospel chapter 1 but as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in his name who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. I hope I hope if I've said something this morning in the spirit and is rattled you.
I hope it rattles you away from the world and into the arms of Christ that loves you. I hope if you been wrong about Jesus Christ that you take steps to make it right. It ain't worth. There's a real help in this real heaven, and if you've heard it so many times that it doesn't mean much to you anymore.
Satan already has.
You need to be prayed for me to come up to the pastors is that which you prefer.
As I don't want to be on Satan side 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 that 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