Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Two Responses

Mar 1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
Mar 1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
Mar 1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
Mar 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
Mar 1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
Mar 1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

Two responses, one from the people in the synagogue who were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught with authority. Jesus is the word made flesh and God the father gave him all authority to judge in heaven and on earth.

Joh 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

The second response was from demonic spirits in a man. Spirits know spirits. This was God's son with all power to send them into the lake of fire. They were afraid that their time had come.

If we are children of God we should be able to discern the spirits. Many attacks against Jesus in our chats come from demonic spirits in people. They bring strife and division and often by deceptive questions.

2Ti 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
2Ti 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
2Ti 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2Ti 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

We have authority in Christ over bad spirits in Jesus' name. We may speak with authority and we should have spiritual discernment. Be not afraid of them.

Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Do not be angry in the flesh and saying hateful things, remember who you belong to.

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