“And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.”
- Mark 1:27 KJV
WORD OF THE WEEK
These disciples had an awareness of the spiritual world, in more ways than we do today. They knew the spiritual world has an effect on the natural world.
Most people today are shipwrecked. They give into everything that they think and feel, or become overwhelmed by what they saw on television or the internet. It’s tempting to only look at the natural.
Unclean spirits use everything that they can to get into your thinking. Their goal is to break your flow with God.
They want to get you into guilt and shame and trap to where you never feel worthy enough to be and do everything that the Lord has called you to do.
They’re unclean. They defile your mind and your body. Without freedom from unclean spirits, people live their whole lives yoked to guilt and shame.
The disciples were amazed!
Jesus came and all He did was raise His voice and tell the spirits to get away, get out and back down. The disciples knew that these spirits who ruin lives, listen to Jesus.
The spirits that overpower even the greatest religious people, listen to Jesus.
Your word for this week is:
the same voice of authority that was in Jesus, is in you!
If there is a struggle in your life today, or someone near and dear to you who is struggling, raise your voice and tell that unclean spirit, “In the Name of Jesus...” or “By the shed blood of Calvary, I rebuke you from myself (or my loved one)!
I don’t want you in my mind! I don’t want you in my body! I don’t want the result that you bring. I want the reward that God brings!”
If you begin to do this and get into a habitual flow, you will find out this - the same spirits that listened to Jesus, will listen to you!