For a long time he had been homeless and naked, living in a cemetery outside the town. As soon as he saw Jesus, he shrieked and fell down in front of him. Luke 8:27b-28a.
I can’t say that this has ever happened to me. I’ve worked with the homeless before, made some people feel uncomfortable, but never had them scream when they saw me. Someday!
How about you? Do you pray so passionately that Satan takes a step back when he walks into your space? When you declare God’s Word in the middle of a mess or shout out the name of Jesus, he has to respond.
Let’s look at Luke 4:36 ISV; Overwhelmed with amazement, they all kept saying to one another, “What kind of statement is this?—because with authority and power he gives orders to unclean spirits, and they come out!”
Luke 9:1 tells us that Jesus gave his disciples power and authority over all demons, and to heal the sick. So why aren’t we? I invite you to step out into your neighborhoods and communities and do what you were meant to do. Don’t stand idly by and wait for someone else to come do it.
I want to be so much like Jesus that demons scream out when they recognize who I carry on the inside of me. Jesus came to set the captives free. He told me to do greater things. What does that look like to you?
Believe! All things are possible for them that believe!