Then follows that frightful passage concerning the utter destruction of those who would reject the Lord Jesus.  Christ had come in the power of the Spirit of God, dispossessing the strongholds of Satan, casting out devils, and preaching the Gospel to both high and low.  The great power and grace of God had appeared to Israel, as the prophets had foretold.  Now was God’s accepted time, the time for every man to press into the kingdom of God. 

But because that generation by and large rejected Christ, the Devil would soon return to the house from which he had been temporarily expelled.  Moreover, the returning demon would bring with him “seven other spirits more wicked than himself,” making the last state of that man worse than it had been at the first.  This, Christ says, would happen to that generation which rejected Him.  For a short time they had the light, and the opportunity to dwell and walk in the light.  But because they rejected that light, God would turn them over unto Satan, and ultimately to utter destruction.  Truly, the latter end of the Jewish nation was worse after Christ came than before.  This furnishes us with a solemn warning to receive the Gospel when it is preached to us, daring for our own soul’s sakes not to reject a single particle of Christ’s truth. 

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