Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on April 6, 2013 at 9:25 PM|
According to the Lord Jesus, children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another is a characteristic of being possessed by the Devil. If you don’t understand what I am saying, maybe this will help…
“And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.” (Luke 7:31-32)
In other words, when God “piped” unto them, the normal reaction one would think they would have would be to dance to the music. In this case, they should have followed the beat of the Spirit of God, but it didn’t move them. And, when it came time to bitterly cry or mourn over something sad or traumatic they laughed instead—or worse, had NO emotion.
There’s another way that Jesus revealed to us in these verses that someone has an evil spirit. It's by calling God’s man a “devil” or calling God’s sinless Son a sinner because of His association with them. Imagine that; calling Jesus a Sinner. Read it for yourself…
“For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! But wisdom is justified of all her children.” (Luke 7:33-35)
Apparently, these people didn’t believe His claims of being the Saviour. If they had, they would have never accused Him of sinning. If He was the Saviour like He claimed to be (Luke 19:10), it stands to reason that He was there to save the very sinners He hung around with. Don’t Sinners need a Saviour?
Can we draw a conclusion by all this? We sure can. We can formulate a conclusion by asking a simple question. What, or should I say who, possessed these people to act like they acted and say what they said?
Can you think of anyone? I can.