Jesus Overcomes Satan
Read Numbers 26:1–65; Mark 5:1–14
Many people deny the existence of Satan; others live in fear of becoming possessed. Some dabble in the occult out of curiosity, often with disastrous results. None of these approaches to evil are compatible with Christian teaching.
New Testament writers acknowledge the presence of Satan and other demons and confirm the divine power of Jesus and His supremacy over evil in all forms.
He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”(Mark 5:7–8).
The devils acknowledged Jesus’ divine power. Jesus allowed the devils to enter a herd of pigs, and the pigs rushed over a cliff to destruction. The man was restored to complete health and, on Jesus’ instructions, returned to his home area to tell how much Jesus had done for him.
We, too, need to tell people about the power of Jesus and His divine supremacy over evil.
Prayer Suggestion: Father, deliver me from evil.
Quicklook: Mark 5:3–14
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