And again, He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the Word to them.
Jesus had been out in various towns and villages preaching the gospel of the kingdom and after “some days” He returned to His headquarters. When the news got around that He was back the crowds immediately began to gather. Such has always and will always be the case when people believe that Jesus is present, for “where the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Our text says that Jesus, “preached the Word to them.” Over and over again, Jesus proclaimed to gospel to anyone who would listen; and, sometimes to those who wouldn’t. He told them, “You shall know the truth and truth shall make you free.” Those who were hearing his words had never known freedom. They were all under the controlling heel of Rome; but Jesus was speaking of a freedom that Roman soldiers could not take away. The freedom that He preached was the freedom from fear and from the bondage of sin.
From The Gutter To Glory
That is the Word that needs to be preached today. Someone once said, “Jesus came from the uttermost to the guttermost to lift mankind from the gutter to glory.” (The quote may not be exact but you get the message).
When Jesus was on earth, He used every opportunity to “preach the Word.” He has now left that honor in our hands and we must make the most of every opportunity that presents itself to us. Tell the people the “Good News” and let God take care of the rest. Jesus said, “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me.” Let’s exalt Him and see what happens. Amen, amen and amen.