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Slandered? Lord’s Almighty Nurture Deals Everyday Results! (S.L.A.N.D.E.R)

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

March 06, 2008

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“And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons." So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house.” (Mark 3:22-27, NIV)

I asked myself what words or phrases are repeated here?
1. Beelzebub (1), demons (2), Satan (6),
2. divided (2),
3. strong (2),
4. kingdom (2),
5. house (4)
6. strong man (5)
7. Jesus (3)
8. stand (3)

I asked myself what were the actions of the teachers of the law?
1. They said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub!”
2. They said “By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”

I asked myself how did Jesus respond to the accusation?
1. “So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables.”
2. Jesus asks them a rhetorical question, “How can Satan drive out Satan?”
3. Jesus then tells them three profound statements on division:
           (a) "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand."
           (b) "If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. "
           (c) "And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come."
 4. Jesus later tells them, “In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house.”

I asked myself why Jesus’ response was interesting!
I found it interesting when the teachers of the law slandered Jesus in front of his disciples and the crowds gathered around Him, Jesus did not lash out on the teachers of the law calling them names or slandering them back. Instead, Jesus addresses the slander itself, calling them and speaking to them. It was a terrible accusation they made on Jesus. Jesus could have done whatever He wanted to the teachers of the law because He had the power but He did not. He made them think through a parable! Jesus made them see how ridiculous and senseless their slander was.

I asked myself what is significance about division being mentioned three times?

Jesus mentioned division in three different contexts:

  1. kingdom division.

  2. House division

  3. Demonic division.

Point 1:  Kingdom division

”If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”
When I thought about kingdom division it reminded me of governments that deal with Civil War. They are fighting among themselves and cannot stand if that continues. If the Civil War had continued we would not have had the United States of America.

Point 2: House division

“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”
When I thought about house division it reminded me of all the broken families. Because of division and strife in many families, they have not been able to stand but divorce themselves from each other. That is so sad! It is division that is bringing the breaking of families.

Point 3: Demonic division
“And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.”

 When I thought about demonic division, I was totally appalled how the teachers of the law could even attribute what they said to Jesus. Jesus wanted them to see that demons that fight themselves will not stand so they do not fight themselves. Instead, they work together to accomplish the evil, they accomplish. Jesus wanted the teachers of the law also to know that He has the power to cast out demons and send them away. A demon would not cast itself out.

I saw important implications for my own life. Even though Jesus was horribly slandered in front of others, Jesus attacked the slander and not the person/person’s who attacked Jesus with the slander. This tells me so much about Jesus’ character that I can learn to follow.

Even when people made terrible accusations on Him, Jesus made them think with questions, parables, and wise remarks. I need to do the same when I am slandered by others rather than trying to get even. Jesus was not in the business of getting even. That is so cool. Jesus also made me see that demonic influence is real and He has the power to cast out demons. The teachers of the law already experienced Jesus casting out demons to which Jesus attributes the right way it was done as opposed to the accusation made about Him. Jesus did not lash out at them and I should not lash out at those who slander me.

I ask you now dear friend, how do you handle slander?
Dear friend, slander can be handled in two ways. It can be handled by attacking the person/person’s who slandered you back or it can be handled by attacking the slander itself. Jesus attacked the slanderous remarks rather than making a personal attack on the teachers of the law. This tells us how we should handle slander too. It can be tempting to attack the person when the slander is so outrageous but there is no slander as outrageous as the slander that was made on Jesus. Yet, Jesus handled it professionally in front of His disciples and the crowds. That is awesome to know. The Good News is that Jesus has given us the Holy Spirit to handle situations that arise even when those deal with slanderous remarks.

Jesus cleared His Name by making the teachers of the law see how wrong their slander was. We can do the same by presenting evidence, whether it be in court to strike the slanderous statements down to clear our name or we can present the evidence directly to the person/person’s who slandered us to make them see how wrong they are. More than anything let the Lord handle the situation as you depend on Him. Jesus can handle the slanderous remarks made upon you His child as you let Him guide you! May you be guided and led by the help of the Holy Spirit to fight slanderous remarks! Amen!

“Slandered? Lord’s Almighty Nurture Deals Everyday Results!” (S.L.A.N.D.E.R)/How do you handle S.L.A.N.D.E.R?”

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the power of your Word. Thank you Jesus for teaching me how you handled slander! Oh Lord, what they said to you was terrible and horrible and yet you did not attack them personally but addressed the slander itself. Help us Oh Lord to do the same. We live in a world where demonic influence exists and because of that people even do things they are not supposed to do. It would not be surprising for the enemy to use human vessels to slander other human beings who are following you. Oh Lord, please forgive us and help us to live for you and serve you. We are so sorry for our sin and ask you to please give us your wisdom for the reverence and fear of you Oh Lord is basic to all wisdom and knowing you results in better understanding. Open my eyes to see wonderful things in your Word Oh Lord for I am a pilgrim here on earth; how I need a map and your commands are my chart and guide! Thank you for forgiving us and cleansing us with your precious blood. Thank you Jesus for coming into our heart and making our heart your home! This is so cool Oh Lord! Please be my Lord and Personal Savior! We entrust our life to thee and ask thee for wisdom and guidance. Thanks so much Jesus. Please help those Oh Lord who are dealing with slanderous remarks to deal with it in a way that will bring you honor and glory. Thank you so much Jesus!  Thank you Jesus you have heard our prayers and answered us! Thank you for being our Lord and Personal Savior! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as you pray this prayer, meaning it in your heart.

You can invite the GREAT PHYSICIAN right now as you make this your prayer.

Dear Jesus, thank you for healing the paralytic after forgiving his sins. You set him free to go home. I want to be free. I don’t know everything about you. I still have a lot of questions. What I do know is that you died on the cross for my sins. When it comes to sin, I am a paralytic Oh Lord. I am infected with this deadly disease known as sin. I am not perfect but a sinner who needs your cleansing blood to clean me of my sin everyday. I confess to you my sin and repent of my sin. I know you have forgiven me when you died on the cross. I want to accept that forgiveness. Thank you for shedding your cleansing precious blood for me. You were nailed to the cross because of me. It is like I actually held the hammer and pounded the nails so I could be free. Thank you for willingly dying for me Jesus. Thank you for taking the shame and pain for me. Thank you for doing that to set me free. I come to the cross and ask you for your healing in my life. Thank you for the power of your Blood to redeem humanity. Thank you for coming back to life to save us and give us Eternal Life as we yield to you. Your blood can heal us where we are. I love you Jesus. Even with my questions, I come to you now and accept you into my heart. Please Jesus come into my heart and make my heart your home. Give me a transfusion of change. Live in me Jesus and I will live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. I thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus. I acknowledge you now as my Lord and Personal Savior. Please be the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for being my Lord and Personal Savior Jesus and because of what you have done for me when God looks at me, He now sees me covered in your blood and His judgment passes over me. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me. Thank you for being with me Lord. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus I now belong to you and never need to be alone! You will always be with me and have given me Salvation.  In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Friend, if you have prayed this prayer and meant it in your heart, you are a new creation in Christ and all old things are passed away and everything has become new! You may feel something or may not but don’t base it on feelings but base your new life in Christ on the promises of our Savior who will never leave you nor forsake you! Amen!

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.

As a student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His love now and forever! Amen!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-720-4579.

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

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' I AM ' Series Archives:

What kind of L.I.G.H.T do you follow? (Dec 13, 07, 10:09 a.m.)

"What kind of B.R.E.A.D do you eat?" (Dec 08, 07, 10:10 a.m.)

"Who is your S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D?" (June 30, 06)

Gospel of Mark Archives:

Mark 1:1: "What does the G.O.S.P.E.L mean to you?" (Jan 15, 08, 1:15 p.m.)

Mark 1:1-4: "How seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y about prophesy?" (Jan 12, 08, 11:18 p.m.)

Mark 1:5-8: "Who do you P.O.I.N.T to?" (Jan 16, 08, 8:48 a.m.)

Mark 1:9: How will you take a S.T.A.N.D? (Jan 17, 08, 11:21 a.m.)

Mark 1:9-11: "How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E?" (Jan 18, 08, 8:53 a.m.)

Mark 1:12-13: "How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Jan 19, 08, 12:27 p.m.)

Mark 1:14-15: How do you handle T.I.M.E given to you? (Jan 21, 08, 1:31 p.m.)

Mark 1:16-18: "What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Jan 26, 08, 10:22 a.m.)

Mark 1:19-20: "Without having to  P.R.O.C.R.A.S.T.I.N.A.T.E, what should you do?"  (Jan 29, 08, 10:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "How do you rate in the B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S of Jesus?" (Jan 30, 08, 11:29 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "Whose T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S do you follow?" (Jan 31, 08, 11:52 a.m.)

Mark 1:23-28: "What C.A.P.T.I.V.I.T.Y are you facing today?" (Feb 01, 08, 10:35 a.m.)

Mark 4:3-20: "What if Jesus talked F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L?" (Feb 02, 08, 10:35 a.m.)

Mark 1:29-31: "Where do you need H.E.A.L.I.N.G?" (Feb 05, 08, 11:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:32-34: "Where do you need an A.N.S.W.E.R?" (Feb 06, 08, 11:16 a.m.)

Mark 1:35-39: "Where do you give your S.O.L.I.T.A.R.Y time to the Lord?" (Feb 07, 08, 11:41 a.m.)

Mark 1:40-42: "Where do you need to be C.L.E.A.N?" (Feb 09, 08, 11:00 a.m.)

Mark 1:43-45: "What do your actions C.A.U.S.E?" (Feb 11, 08, 9:23 a.m.)


Mark 2:1-2: "What do you do with your P.O.P.U.L.A.R.I.T.Y?" (Feb 12, 08, 9:52 a.m.)

Mark 2:2-5: "What kind of F.R.I.E.N.D are you?" (Feb 13, 08, 11:49 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "Where does P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S take hold of you?" (Feb 15, 08, 7:42 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "What are you thinking in your M.I.N.D?" (Feb 16, 08, 11:08 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "What do you represent by your A.C.T.I.O.N.S?" (Feb 18, 08, 8:23 a.m.)

Mark 2:13-15: "Where are you looking for A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E?" (Feb 19, 08, 11:22 a.m.)

Mark 2:15-17: "Who do you I.N.V.I.T.E to Jesus?" (Feb 20, 08, 9:57 a.m.)

Mark 2:18-20: "When do you F.A.S.T?" (Feb 21, 08, 9:32 a.m.)

Mark 2:21-22: "How do you see your L.I.F.E?" (Feb 22, 08, 9:56 a.m.)

Mark 2:23-28: "What kind of L.E.A.D.E.R will you be? (Feb 23, 08, 10:46 a.m.)

Mark 2:23-28: "What does the S.A.B.B.A.T.H mean to you?" (Feb 25, 08, 10:46 a.m.)


Mark 3:1-6:"Whose N.E.E.D.S do you meet?" (Feb 26, 08, 9:54 a.m.)

Mark 3:7-8: "What is your I.M.P.A.C.T?" (Feb 27, 08, 8:17 a.m.)

Mark 3:9-11: "What S.P.A.C.E do you give yourself?" (Feb 28, 08, 9:38 a.m.)

Mark 3:11-12: "How do you fight E.V.I.L?" (Feb 29, 08, 9:11 a.m.)

Mark 3:13-16: "What emphasis do you put on your R.E.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.H.I.P with Jesus?" (March 01, 08, 9:29 a.m.)

Mark 3:17-19: "Where do you have your A.P.P.O.I.N.T.M.E.N.T in?" (March 03, 08, 9:49 a.m.)

Mark 3:20: "Where do you G.A.T.H.E.R?" (March 04, 08, 12:07 p.m.)

Mark 3:21: "How are your actions seen by your F.A.M.I.L.Y?" (March 05, 08, 10:24 a.m.)







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