Sometimes I forget that even the demons know Jesus. His presence is such that, he doesn’t need to announce himself. They know. I wonder sometimes if the demons would know Jesus in me. Is his presence in me so strong that they would tremble and shriek?
Not only do the demons know Jesus, but they answer to him. So great is the power of the Christ, that in his presence, even the demons must obey his word.
“Send us into those pigs,” the spirits begged. “Let us enter them.”
So Jesus gave them permission.
Mark 5:12-13a (NLT)
The spirits did not leave the man they were possessing until Jesus gave them permission to do so. Even they knew that, at Jesus’ word, they would have to obey. Remember this: the very same power that raised Jesus from the dead is alive in us. The same power that caused demons to flee is in us.
When we know whom we believe (2 Timothy 1:12), we can speak with authority and know that every power of darkness must obey. There is no maybe or if. God promised it, He will perform it. End of story.
Daily Bible reading: Numbers 8-10, Mark 5:1-20