MUSINGS – September 16 2018


Mark 1:23-28
“At that time there was a man in the synagogue who was controlled by an evil spirit. He shouted, “What do you want with us, Jesus from Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!” Jesus ordered the spirit, “Keep quiet, and come out of him!” The evil spirit threw the man into convulsions and came out of him with a loud shriek. Everyone was stunned. They said to each other, “What is this? This is a new teaching that has authority behind it! He gives orders to evil spirits, and they obey him.” The news about him spread quickly throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.”

The first thing that caught my attention in the selection of scripture was, there was a demon controlled man in the synagogue. Why? Why would demons allow him to go to the house of God?

Obviously the evil one does not fear being there. He is a predator and this is where his prey gather. Why would he not come there? He is the father of lies and this is the perfect place to spread them.

Do you think that your church has some magical barrier that keeps the devil at bay? No! Church is part of the battleground between good and evil. You had better come dressed in your armor* because this is where we sharpen our swords.

Are you ready to do spiritual battle?

*Read Ephesians 6:10-17

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