Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Mark Day 7

And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons. Mark 3:13-15

Jesus calls us to come away from the crowd to be in His presence.  Jesus healed many, down by the sea but He called His disciples up on the mountain.  It all seems so symbolic in how He calls us away from the crowd and out of the thinking and living of this world to be with Him.  In that place He appoints and authorizes us to be His servants and the stewards of His mysteries.  This faith is not just about believing in Jesus but believing Jesus.  It’s here that we find new wine and a new wine skin that brings the revelation and refreshing of God into this world.

There are all sorts of people who want God to do something for them but not as many will climb the mountain to answer the call of God.  It’s in His presence that we are changed, called and commissioned with the authority of God to even cast out demons.  The appointment and authority of God doesn’t just happen along the way, it’s given atop the mountain and that appointment and authority will silence the words and work of the enemy because we know Jesus.  Don’t be afraid to climb the mountain to be with the Master.

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