(5) Satan and his angels are reserved "in chains of darkness" until the day of judgment (2 Peter 2:4). His methods did not lead to nor tend towards defeat. One's words can justify when they confess Christ, or teach the truth, or serve to make peace, bestow a blessing, or give encouragement; but on the other hand, when words condemn, cast a reflection, subvert the truth, utter profanity, vulgarity, hatred, or malice, or any one of a million other evil things - then such words bring the condemnation of those who speak them. Christ will continue in the way of the meek and humble. This view asserts that if he was crucified on Thursday, and raised on Sunday, then he would have been raised on the fourth day. "Beelzebub" was a combination of two ancient words, "Baal," the name of the old god of the Canaanites, and [~zebul], meaning "dunghill." Did the day of Jesus' resurrection cause a change in the day of worship? Josephus described such a case thus: Christ's argument was: You Pharisees accept so-called exorcisms by your disciples, in spite of all the "mumbo jumbo" and evident witchcraft connected with them, but you reject my miracles which are accomplished with only a word of authority. It might be assumed that Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:3) committed an eternal sin, but it is not so stated in the word of God. How shameful it was that they linked the name of the Saviour with that false god. [12] R. A. Torrey, Difficulties in the Bible (Westwood, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1907), p. 109. The restlessness of the demon showed the anxious and unrelenting hostility of the forces of evil and their determination against Christ. He did not invade them, beating on a bucket, and yelling for the attention of the passers-by. The One Who was to take the throne of Heaven would first of all be locked in the body of the earth for three days and three nights, before, like Jonah had, He came forth in triumph. But the second was incongruous because in Daniel 7:13-14, instead of going into the grave, the Son of Man was to come in the clouds of Heaven from earth to the throne of God. This, of course, is the weakness of Torrey's position. Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? From Jesus' reference to it here, it appears that the experience of Jonah was an authentic event which God "prepared" to be a prophecy of a still greater one, the resurrection of Christ. Either in ‘hades’ or in the ‘grave.’ The first sense accords better with the case of Jonah, although nothing can be inferred from this respecting the locality of the ‘place of departed spirits.’ Christ’s sepulchre was not strictly in the heart of the earth. Techniques of the rabble-rouser, the sensationalist, and the soapbox orator were beneath his dignity. Who but God Himself could be greater than the temple God ordained? Following so closely on the preceding, this question amounted to a continuation of the conflict regarding the sabbath day: Their question, Matthew declared, sprang not from a desire to learn, but from hope of a chance to accuse. He plainly declared that the ties of flesh and blood would not take precedence over the spiritual ties of the kingdom itself. Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless? This chapter is divided into 50 verses. Christ's quotation from Hosea 6:6 (See more on this under Matthew 9:13) was a plain reference to the corruption and guilt of the Pharisees, and suggests that a proper attitude of mercy in their hearts would have rejected the criticism of this action before it was made. See also Matthew 8:25. 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