Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This is unique in all of history!
This event was not orchestrated.
Jesus was just going about his business.
This man was brought to Jesus. The man was demon possessed. He was mute. Jesus, can you help him?
32 "While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus."
Jesus drove the demon out. The man who was mute, was able to speak.
33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke."
The people around were amazed. (I would have been as well!)
The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
The religious leaders were at a loss to explain this. A demon cast out, and a mute man speaking. How to comprehend?
34 "But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.”
Ahhhhhh! It is by the devil's power that he casts out devils! (That didn't square even with their own theology)
The crowd was right. This is unique in all of history!