Day 6 of the Questions for Mark study and here is the devotional question.
“What are the various voices of opposition to Jesus’ ministry and what are their charges?”
Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
There is only one who opposes Christ and he is the Anti-Christ. Granted he has many voices for all who serve him are in league with the father of lies. During my early days of conversion I was thought to be mad. My own son thought the men in white coats and a strait jacket were coming for me. So drastic was my conversion that comments like “What’s gotten into you?” and “Who do you think you are?” were cast in my direction.
Now let us look at Jesus answer to the accusation. In His temptation in the wilderness Jesus quotes the scriptures in response to those accusation. This is how He answers here.
Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
There are going to be many who at first sight do not get it, but here is Jesus prophetic and historical perspective. He knows the scripture better than any and speaks to the issues of division and God’s plan to end this division.
Only by studying and knowing the scriptures can we see God’s plan enacted. What mankind has done to divide God’s people at the hands of Satan can only be undone by God. It is for this reason as much as any that Christ has come, to unify the faith and draw the bride into unity, into oneness, to be whole again.