The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.”- Mark 1:27
Every Bible verse brings a gospel song to my mind. What can I say… I’m a Southern Gospel musician – so is it really a big surprise? This portion of Scripture reminds me of a song from 1977 by The Rambos called, “He was the Talk of the Town”.
There’s a line in that song… skeptics called Him a devil… interesting to call one Who gives orders to impure spirits a devil. Hmm… it’s been a tactic of the enemy since the dawn of time to put a spin on the truth. Sadder still is the fact that so many folks bought the spin! Some folks are still buying the spin. Sigh. We need to be so careful to have ears to hear the real truth – God’s truth.
Jesus taught with authority! He knew Who He was and where He came from – He knew He was sent on a mission to seek and to save the lost. Not everyone believed His teaching, but some did.
So it is when we teach today. Not everyone will listen to the teaching of Christ. Is that a reason to stop sharing His good news? No, it isn’t – and we are commanded to go and preach – go and teach – go and share – go and love. We’re given what we need to minister – and there are many ways to minister to others. Not everyone writes a daily blog, but it seems to be the way God has opened for me. There are creative ways to tell others about the Lord and what He has done. Ask Him and He will open a door for you.
If you’re a prayer warrior… send up a few for this humble blogger, okay? I appreciate every one of them! ❤
I’m so thankful that Christ came to earth and lived among us. He was completely God while becoming completely human. Don’t ask me to explain that – but that’s the truth. He preached with authority from His Father, God. He loved as no one before Him or after Him ever did. Every battle he fought was spiritual in nature – and praise God – He won them all and He will win every one in the future.
There’s nothing of a spiritual nature in your life that God through Christ can and will not overcome for you. That’s the truth – the real truth – no spin. 🙂