Jesus visits His home town. He could do no mighty works, because of their unbelief.
Mark 6:1-6 (KJV) Matthew 13:54-58 (KJV)
Jesus returns to His home town, preaches in the Synagogue. They were astonished. Where did He learn this?
They remembered Him growing up, full of energy and mischief like any other young man.
What happened to Him? We know His brothers and sisters, He is different. He does mighty works, He speaks with power and authority.
“A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.”
What happened to Jesus? He was baptized in water and by the Spirit. He was full of the Spirit, lead by the Spirit, walked in THE POWER, of the Holy Spirit.
He was a changed man. As we are sanctified, (set apart), after accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. People look at us differently, act and think differently, about us.
“What wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?”
They were astonished, by His speech, they were astonished by His Mighty Works.
Yet we find Jesus: “Marvelled because of their unbelief. He could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.”
I believe He looks down at His Church, His people and MARVELS TODAY, BECAUSE OF OUR UNBELIEF.
We see a few colds healed, maybe even someone slain in the Spirit. We are astonished by this Power.
Meanwhile, He is in heaven, saying, “If only you believed, the works I do and more would you do. Signs, wonders and miracles would follow you. People would be healed by your shadow, by simply touching your clothing.”
So He continues going from place to place, seeking today’s Abraham, David, Peter, Paul or Mary.
“And he went round about the villages, teaching.”
The Lord is seeking those who will be FULL OF, LEAD BY, AND WILL WALK IN, THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, NOW, FOR TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND.
Will it be anyone we know? Only time will tell.
Mark 6:1-6. (KJV)
“And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.”
Matthew 13:54-58 (KJV)
54 “And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”