Mark 3:11 Even They Knew Him

Bowing Down

Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” Mark 3:11

It was common for Jesus to go around healing people. As He would do this, many people would come around Him and crowd Him. They wanted to see what was happening or to be healed. The impure spirits would fall before Him and cry out who He really was.

Jesus was an unusual mystery to most of the people. They had never seen someone going around and healing like Jesus did. Not only did He do continual healing, but He also had power over the demons.

While many people accepted what Jesus was saying and doing, there were some who would go around condemning Him. All they could see was a regular man who grew up as a carpenter. He looked just like any other person around at the time.

Yet, Jesus was not just another regular man. He was God’s Son. Jesus had the power and authority that God had and He was using it on this earth. He spoke with God’s authority whenever He spoke. While many people saw this, there were many others who did not.

Times have not changed anything. Talk about Jesus happens all the time, especially around Easter and Christmas. People talk about who He really was. Most accept that He really did exist, but few accept that He is the Son of God. Many do not like to think about the spiritual realm of life.

While people refuse to acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, there are demons who fall down before Him acknowledging who He is. The demonic world knows who Jesus is and the power and authority that He has. There is no doubt in their minds.

You, as a believer, must decide who you see Jesus as. Was He just a good prophet? Or just a good teacher?  Was He just a man?

Or is He someone more?

When you realize who Jesus is–the Son of God–you will be like the demons in that you will fall down before Him. You will give Him full authority over your life. You will honor Him for who He really is.

Jesus is either just an ordinary man. Or He is the Son of God.

Jesus is either your Savior. Or He will be your judge.

Do you know Jesus?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the power Jesus has; that you will know the authority Jesus has; and that you will live for Jesus.

Matthew 10:1 You Are Given Authority

Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. Matthew 10:1

Jesus had started His ministry and chosen some men to follow Him. He had taken some time to train them and allow them to see Him in action. Now He was sending them out to do the same ministry He was doing. Jesus gave them authority to cast out spirits and heal those who are sick.

Demonic presence in the lives of people is a very real thing. In today’s society many do not believe in demonic spirits, this is especially true in America. In some countries, it is a very common belief. Yet, demonic spirits are a real part of life.

Often people allow demonic spirits in by accepting false beliefs or actions. Their actions are explained away by the way they grew up, society’s influence, drugs, illnesses or some other event in their life. Very rarely is it looked at as demonic spirits, as was seen often in the Bible.

Sickness, however, was common in the Bible and is still common today. Everyone has had it or seen sickness. Everyone accepts that it is real today.

Jesus gave all His believers/followers the authority to cast out any demonic spirits and to heal all forms of sickness. Reading the Bible, one never sees that Jesus prayed for a healing or a release of impure spirits and it did not occur. That same authority has been given to every believer today.

One of the reasons why Jesus could always heal people, was that He only did what the Father told Him to do. He also had faith in His Father to do what He asked, because He followed Him so closely.

You also have that same ability if you choose to follow Jesus and the Father with all of your heart, soul and mind. Keeping your eyes on the Father will allow you to know what He wants and when He wants it.

Jesus gave you all the authority you need to command spirits out of a person or place and to heal all types of sickness. Sickness and spirits have no control over you and have to obey you, if you are in God’s will.

As you pray for these types of needs, pray knowing God has given you the authority. Take command over sickness and spirits.

I pray today that you will know the power Jesus has given you; that you will keep your eyes on God; that you will only do and say what God tells you to do and say; and that God will work miracles for His kingdom through you.