“Scribes Arguing...of course...”

September 23, 2017
“Scribes Arguing...of course...”
Blessings folk! Jesus and the three return from the mountain...the time of transfiguration.
Watch what happens...read the extended passage...we will look closer over the next few days...
Mar 9:14-27
When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.
Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him.
And He asked them, “What are you discussing with them?”
And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;
and whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.”
And He answered them and said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!”
They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth.
And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.
“It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”
And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”
When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again.”
After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!”
But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up.
Wow. So much here.
A couple of things.
Notice that when Jesus returned, He found a crowd. He found a crowd in the midst of an argument. Some scribes were arguing with the crowd.
Imagine, religious rulers arguing with the people. Winking
What was the issue? We are not told directly, but, based upon Jesus’ question and subsequent answer, it likely has to do with the young boy and the disciples inability to set him free.
For today, such situations occur today. Most ignore. Most do not believe. We do so to our detriment.
Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities in the heavenlies...
Meditate upon this passage. Seek the Lord. He desires to use us to set folk free...