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Lesson # Mark 3:27-30
Study Material - Mark 3:27-30
You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
27 No man [oudeis] can [ou] [dunamai] enter [eiserchomai] into [eis] a strong man's [ischuros] house [oikia] , and spoil [diarpazo] his [autos] goods [skeuos] , except [ean me] he will [deo] first [proton] bind [deo] the strong man [ischuros] ; and [kai] then [tote] he will spoil [diarpazo] his [autos] house [oikia] .
28 Verily [amen] I say [lego] unto you [humin] , [hoti] All [pas] sins [hamartema] shall be forgiven [aphiemi] unto the sons [huios] of men [anthropos] , and [kai] blasphemies [blasphemia] wherewith [hosos] soever [an] they shall blaspheme [blasphemeo] :
29 But [de] he [hos] that [an] shall blaspheme [blasphemeo] against [eis] the Holy [hagios] Ghost [pneuma] hath [echo] never [ou] [eis] [aion] forgiveness [aphesis] , but [alla] is [esti] in danger [enochos] of eternal [aionios] damnation [krisis] :
30 Because [hoti] they said [lego] , He hath [echo] an unclean [akathartos] spirit [pneuma] . KJV-Interlinear
27 'But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house. 28 'Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin '-- 30 because they were saying, 'He has an unclean spirit.'
The subject is Satan. The accusation is Jesus' relationship to Satan. Of course there is no basis for that accusation, but the scribes merely make it to be heard by the crowd. The crowd of people gathered have no independent way of verifying the facts either way. They cannot see the demons. They can only see the actions taken by Jesus and the results of those actions.
The scribes know and use this deceitful means of debate. When an issue cannot be formally proved, then they attempt to use that confusion or ambiguity in their favor. Lawyers use this tactic as do politicians. It is really a dishonest means of gaining some victory for themselves.
In order to overcome this dishonesty a person has to enter into the very dwelling of that strong or argument that is difficult to overcome, then bind that argument with truth, and then one would have ones way to function freely in society. When lies reign freely, freedom is limited. When truth reigns, then the lies, though strong, are bound and the freedoms of society bring prosperity.
Likewise now, a strong man can represent a person with Bible doctrine. When he is bound with lies (the influences of the sin nature), then the man who would otherwise be strong through doctrine is bound and disabled in his life, and the lies and the actions of the jungle run rampant through his life.
Jesus Christ also states that all sin will be judged, 'aphiemi', forgiven, let go, let alone, lay aside. This is the function of the Cross. All sins by and between mankind, and all sins against God (blasphemies - any and all action, thought, said or performed in the rejection or denial of God). The Cross will bring a universal judgment of sin and therefore a forgiveness of sin in the life of anyone and everyone who believes in Christ, at the moment of their initial belief. Of course any sin incurred following that moment of salvation must be dealt with through the confession and fellowship concepts. These are not in view here. Salvation is in view.
What does the Holy Spirit have to do with this event? By the way, all those present know of the three members of the trinity (Father, Son, and Spirit). This makeup of the Godhead is not challenged by the scribes.
But salvation is challenged. Gods Plan is challenged, and therefore rejected by these scribes.
For unbelievers, as they are, the only important question in life is, 'What think ye of Christ?' You either believe or you ignore it. The Holy Spirit is instrumental in the life of the unbeliever. Remember that the unbeliever has no human spirit, therefore all things spiritual make no sense to him - they are foolishness. The Holy Spirit stands in that gap and makes clear the gospel of Christ to all unbelievers such that they have no excuse, and such that they all have an opportunity to believe in Christ, bring them into salvation and so forth.
To reject the gospel is to reject the communication of the Holy Spirit, is to blasphemy the Holy Spirit. For that infraction there is only eternal condemnation. This is a bad decision on the part of the unbeliever, and if you want to call that negative decision a sin, then it is really the single and only sin that will never be forgiven - the unforgiven sin is unbelief. Any and all other types of sins that you can think up or imagine have been judged at the Cross.
For this reason, the challenge of the scribes as to the truth of Jesus' acts, Jesus answers these scribes with truth. Their house is not strong. Gods house (Bible doctrine) is strong. They attempt to bind Him up with ambiguity, and Jesus in fact gives them fair notice that they will be bound for all of eternity for their unbelief.
I'll add one more principle. We all have access to a daily Bible study. We can either choose to pursue it or not. In either case we have opportunity to have 'true strength' for all of eternity by advancing in our spiritual life, or we can choose to have diminished strength for all of eternity. Eternity is a very long time, so whatever you enter eternity with, you'll have it forever. Better to have the greater of rewards than the lessor. Even in the realm of the saved, there will be differing classes of blessings. We studied this in Revelation. That is why we pursue spiritual maturity. That is the winners circle of winners and the place of the greater blessings in life and in eternity.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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