<1>The Pharisees had become so rigid in their
beliefs that their laws had become a burden on themselves and others
instead of a blessing.
<2>This always happens in history. The
intellectual spiritualists (intellect
concepts and rigid
interpretations of once blissful teachings of the
Prophets. They cause them to be obstacles in the path of the
<3>The same rigidity also was created by the
Brahmins in India, so
much that the once joyful religions of the Aryans resulted in caste
systems and the pessimistic philosophy of many branches in
Hinduism that this world is entirely illusion and full of
suffering. <4>This can be seen in all the old religions.
"But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was
an hungred, and they that were with him;"
"How he entered into the house of
God, and did eat the
shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them
which were with him, but only for the priests?"
"Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the
Sabbath days the
priests in the
temple profane the
Sabbath, and are
blameless?" (Matthew 12:3-5)
gave these incidents as an example of the flexibility of the Laws of
God. All things depend upon
the time, place, and people involved. <6>In the case of an
emergency and when a person tries to do good (as
Esa healed on the
Sabbath), even the
rules about the observation of the
Sabbath can be relaxed.
<7>It does not say that David or the priest
did a good thing in breaking the Laws of the Lord. But because it
was urgent for them to do so, it was acceptable.
"But I say unto you, That in this place is one
greater than the
"But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will
have mercy, and not
sacrifice, ye would
not have condemned the guiltless." (Matthew 12:6-7)
<8>"If you knew these things you would not
have become so rigid and would not have so many vain desires for
prestige and powers.
<9>You would realize who
I Am, 'greater than the
temple,' would honor me
and listen to my teachings. So you would receive my
Grace and mercy, and then I would not have to
myself in order to awaken you and many others to the truth I am
trying to reveal to you. Instead you would have received my mercy."
<10>But they did not understand this and would condemn him, "the
"For the Son of man is Lord even of the
Sabbath day." (Matthew
<11>The son of man, or he who is in
Consciousness) in the body (man), is the truth. <12>By
allowing his disciples to break their rigid, misunderstood laws, the
concepts and bondage they have created for themselves and others
would also be shattered. He is the Lord of the
"And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:"
"And, behold, there was a man which had his hand
withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the
sabbath days? that they
might accuse him."
"And he said unto them, What man shall there be
among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on
sabbath day, will he
not lay hold on it, and lift it out?"
"How much then is a man better than a sheep?
Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the
Sabbath days." (Matthew 12:9-12)
<13>Therefore, good deeds and emergencies can
be done anytime, even on the
"Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine
hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as
the other." (Matthew 12:13)
healed the man, which was a good deed on that
"Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council
against him, how they might destroy him." (Matthew 12:14)
<15>He said the truth which destroyed these
rigid beliefs of the words of
God, so the
false egos of the
Pharisees were hurt. Instead of listening to the truth and opening
themselves to his words, they felt threatened and decided to destroy
him. <16>But who can destroy the truth? The truth will
eventually destroy the false.
Esa knew it, he withdrew
himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he
healed them all;" (Matthew 12:15)
<17>His time had not come yet, so he withdrew
to be safe from their misdeeds.
"And charged them that they should not make him known:"
"That it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,"
"Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my
beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon
him, and he shall shew judgment to the
<18>He rendered judgment on the
"He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice
in the streets."
"A bruised reed shall he not break,
and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he sent forth judgment
"And in his name shall the
<19>So with this, the prophecy of Esaias was
"Then was brought unto him one possessed with a
devil, blind, and dumb:
and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and
"And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not
this the son of David?" (Matthew 12:22-23)
<20>Many realized his Messianic authority.
They understood that he was the one who was prophesied to come as
the son of David.
"But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This
fellow doth not cast out
devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the
devils." (Matthew 12:24)
<21>But the Pharisees started a negative
propaganda campaign against him. They said he received his power
from satan, the prince of the
knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided
against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house
against itself shall not stand:"
"And if Satan cast out Satan, he is
divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?"
"And if I by Beelzebub cast out
devils, by whom do your
children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges."
<22>A man cannot cast out the
devil by the power of the
prince of the
"But if I cast out
devils by the Spirit of
God, then the kingdom of
God is come unto you."
<23>It can only be done by the Spirit of
guna, The Holy Ghost)
and then the truth of the universe will come to you (the Kingdom of
"Or else how can one enter into a strong man's
house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and
then he will spoil his house." (Matthew 12:29)
<24>If you want to take the power of the
tama guna (devil)
away from other people's Souls, first you should overcome it
Consciousness, take the beam out of your own eyes) and then, by
the power of the
satva guna (The
Holy Ghost), you can
tama guna from
"He that is not with me is against me; and he
that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." (Matthew 12:30)
<25>He who does not understand these truths
and does not follow them ("me") will fall into
and the grip of Maya.
<26>"Then he will not be with me (truth) but with
ignorance, which is
against me. So he will not be gathered by me toward the Kingdom of
God but will go away into
the ocean of
"Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of
sin and blasphemy shall be
forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the
Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto them."
"And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of
man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the
Holy Ghost, it shall
not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to
come." (Matthew 12:31-32)
was using The Holy Ghost
to heal the people's diseases (tama
guna) and they called The
Holy Ghost the
prince of the
devils. That is why he
said they have made a great mistake by blaspheming against The Holy
Grace, and they will not be forgiven for that.