And the Lord Jesus called those who are his to himself. Mar 6:7 And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
The Lord calls you to that wish to listen and to follow him as a pupil, as a student, as a disciple. The Lord provided his own to have power. He will provide the power to overcome over any unclean spirits. The power to live out this life and follow Him!
We live here on earth right now, where as it is says in Gospel of John, “the ruler of this world”, a ruler is here who has been provided some level of authority, of influence, but that ruler thinks very highly of himself. He believes he is outside the purview of God, and of Jesus Christ. He then in turn has his minions that follow him and they are unclean spirits. The other unclean spirits involve our fleshly carnality. We wallow in in it. It is why the Lord Jesus came to this earth to deliver us from our sins and the works of the devil. The Lord will continue to explain to the disciples about what to do at each household, what to say, what not to do, when to go.
He speaks of Sodom and Gomorrah. You see the Lord Jesus was there that day, speaking with Abraham, looking down on the plain, he was with his two angels in spirit as they saw the level of fleshly carnality that was bubbling as an inferno in that city.
Apostle Paul describes this level of sinful passions as whole in Romans Chapter 1 right at the end of that chapter. Rom 1:32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. He says “not only do the same” they not only copy and do they are complicit, they incite, they are aware. They do not repent themselves; they are accessories to the sin. Further he says: “but also approve of those who practice them” so if we allow in sin, if see sin and do nothing about it, it will bring into captivity or slavery.
Our spiritual house is just like in Joshua. “But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Josh 24:15b.
Mar 6:14 Now King Herod heard of Him – he had heard of him by the mouths of men.
Envy is a hard thing. Commandment number 10 is about the things we covet. When you covet it is a conceptualized mental sin that starts to come out in the physical. Herod was coveting the fame and adoration. He was also an addict. Power, authority, wealth, fame, renown, position all from this world, these are many of the same sinful qualities that were inherent in Sodom.
Christ came to set the captives free! He came to deliver us from the works of the devil!
Today if you do not know the Lord Jesus, you can ask him, you can bring him into your life and home! He will deliver out the “unclean spirits” and bring you out of the captivity of sin and death. In him is Life and we can live it out abundantly, free, able to see the Lord in our lives, world, families, church, and with all that we love, we love others, we love the undeserving, we love those who do not know they are in need of love. We just do. We do because He is. He has come. He is Jesus. He is the Christ. He is our savior. He is our Shepard. He is the Son of God. He is our Lord and King.
Thank you Lord!