Unlimited: Evil Spirits Fall Down before Jesus
Oct 29, 2020 477
Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” But he gave them strict orders not to tell others about him (Mark 3:11–12, NIV).
The Gospel-writer Mark wants us to know that Jesus has absolute power and authority over everything. While the crowds are pressing around Jesus, he is confronted by impure spirits.
Once again, as noted earlier in Mark, the evil spirits proclaim Jesus’ identity. But Jesus commands them not to reveal his identity. His time has not yet come.
Notice how the evil spirits obey the voice of Jesus. More than that, Mark emphasises that as soon as the evil spirits saw Jesus, they fell down before him.
While people might treat Jesus carelessly, none of the evil spirits dared to do that. They knew exactly who he was. And they knew his total power over them.
This reminds me of what the Apostle Paul said, that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that he is Lord.
Jesus has all power even in whatever area of your life you might be experiencing weakness.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Think about how you have treated Jesus in the past. Have you treated him and his authority carelessly? Or have you accepted him as Lord of All and as the Lord of your life?