Scripture Reading: Mark 1:34
And He healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew Him.
Reflections:Jesus had just began His earthy ministry. His preaching was backed with power which manifested in his ability to cast out devils (demons). Anytime, He did so, He restricted them from talking. He adopted this approach to prevent them from disclosing His identity as the messiah (v23-26). Simply put, the demons knew Him. Demons know who we really are and they submit to the commands of those who only walk in righteousness and in power (Acts 19 :15-16 and John 14:30). Before you ever get to deal with any demon or rebuke them, just remember they know who you really are and what that implies! Yes, demons know whether you are a ‘hot’, ‘cold’’ or ‘lukewarm‘ Christian. Don’t ever deceive yourself!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me live out my true identity as your child so devils can submit when I cast them out and dismantle their works.
Confession: I live out my true identity as a Christian. I am not a fake. The devil knows it!