What does Jesus tell them. “Yes, I am possessed thank you.” “I am possessed by the Holy Spirit. That is the entity you are calling a demon.” Who is this Holy Spirit? The Spirit is referred to inIsaiah 11:2-3. The spirit of the Spirit of the Personal Name will rest upon him: a spirit of skill and building up, A spirit like the tree, of strength, a spirit of facts of looking to the Personal Name, and his delight will be looking to the Personal Name.
The articleWhat does Logos & Gospel Mean in Luke & John goes further, pointing out that the Spirit refers to Torah. This book speaks of the Jewish community as one house. It is about how Israel becomes one house, one family, one nation (Natio- from people born together from a common heritage, a shared bonding experience.) We are back to “House.” The proper people, like Pharaoh, are outside. The slaves, the riffraff are inside.
Those who want a living wage to live on, health insurance for themselves and their children are inside, with the great healer. Those who are against the living wage as minimum wage are outside complaining about the free gifts those on the inside want, with their eating bread party. In the end of our section we are told, ” Jesus replied, “Who are my mother and brothers?” Looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
This is where wisdom begins and ends, once you understand what it means
“Looking around those seated in the circle,” this refers to the circle of people inside the house in Mark 3: 20 trying to eat bread, Eucharist. Jesus own mother and family are considered outside if they do not do the will of God, Torah, loving God by loving neighbor, Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Deuteronomy 5: 1-7.
We of course do know that Our Blessed Virgin is at the foot of the cross and one of the early leaders of the church. Jesus is making a rhetorical point, not attacking his immediate family and in particular his mother. This leads to the great question, are you outside the house complaining about the Master of the Flies and his demons, or are you inside the house, waiting for the greater party to come. Remember who we are calling demons. When Pop shows up with the police, where do you want to spend the night?
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Are you outside the house or are you inside
Mark 3: 20-35 as interpreted directly from the Greek: Jesus went into his home. Again, crowds gathered, making it impossible for them to eat bread there. When those around the house heard of this they set out to seize him saying, “He is out of place here.”
The grammarians who had come from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul” (Master of the Flies). “By the prince of Shadim he drives out Shadim.”
Calling the grammarians, he began to tell them fables, “How can The Great Accuser drive out The Great Accuser? A kingdom divided against itself, cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. If The Great Accuser rises up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand; that is the end of him. No one can enter a strong man’s house to plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house.
All error and all slander that people utter will be forgiven them. Whoever slanders against the Dedicated Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting deviance.” They said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
His mother and his brothers arrived. Standing outside they sent word to him and called him. A crowd seated around him told him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you.” Jesus replied, “Who are my mother and (my) brothers?” Looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”