Ministering with authority
In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, “Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are-the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” Jesus said sternly. “Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him. All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!” And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
A man can be demonised and be in the centre of religious worship and teaching and be very quiet. So quiet that no one notices he was there. How long had this man been in worship prior to worship. A year, ten years? It would appear demons don’t mind religion. But they do hate the presence of Jesus!
They are afraid of the authority of Jesus.
There are sleeping ‘demons’ laying within churches that pulpit preachers are unaware of.
There are silent ‘secrets’ rocking the church asleep.
Authority wakes up even sleeping demons.
In the presence of Jesus even demons who serve the father of lies, have to tell the truth.
Are you going to destroy us? The answer was yes.
Not even the religious were acknowledging the truth of Jesus’ identity. They were more blind than the man.
“I know who you are, the Holy One” … correct!
We have been given authority to set people free from the enemy of our soul.
We have authority to see men shake and demons flee and there be no injury.
We need to minimise the injuries that occur in Church and there needs to be zero-tolerance of injury to the vulnerable whether that be spiritual, mental, biological or emotional etc.
How many horrendous images have you witnessed of so called deliverance ministries who seem to do nothing more than make the person worse? Better to have a demon than have some quack deliverance minister get their hands on you! (Joke! Don’t write in!)
Jesus delivers without injury! Amen!
The Church needs authority today more than ever.
May the Church rise with such authority today.