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What New Teaching Is This

  • Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, saying, 'Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!' Jesus rebuked him, saying, 'Be quiet, and come out of him!' The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, 'What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!' Mark 1:23 WEB

    There is a spiritual battle going on in the heavens and around us daily. We are involved in it, whether we are aware of it or not. Many churches are busy playing volleyball in the middle of a battlefield, while the enemy is wreaking havoc in the congregation and going unnoticed.

    When you begin to do something meaningful for God, there is a backlash of trouble that follows. You may become their new target. You cannot see this struggle with the normal eye, but like the wind, you can certainly feel the effects of it. God works through His people. The enemy works through people too.

    Evil spirits will gladly remain invisible and they are perfectly fine with you not believing that they exist at all. When Jesus cast out a demon 2,000 years ago, they asked 'What new teaching is this?' (Mark 1:27) and today, people still ask the same thing if they see it happen.

    We were in a church service in Charleston, South Carolina once when the speaker, Mahesh Chavda, asked everyone to say: 'The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.' When we did, a stately lady behind us who looked to be in her seventies, let out a scream, and fell to floor kicking and screaming 'Nooooooooooo!' as loud as she could. Her voice eerily trailed off as the spirit left her. Everyone looked at each other in amazement, 'What new teaching is this?' That was a more rare case, but it goes on every day around us and in the people that we deal with behind the scenes.

    It is normal for people to be stirred up against us by the enemy. We have to remember that the real enemy is what's inside them. Even then, we are not to stoop to their level, no matter how much we would like to. Our weapons are spiritual (Ephesians 6). We are to remain humble and pray (2 Chronicles 7:14), which will bring in the help and power of God. Even Jesus had to pray, though God certainly knew everything going on in His life and it was planned long before. With the help of God, we can win this.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me into all that You have for me. I want more of Your presence in my life. Lord use me in some way. Help me to see the world around me through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah for providing us the Holy Spirit to be our helper...... Amen Hallelujah!
January 17, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus

January 17, 2020
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

January 17, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

January 17, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

January 17, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Hallelujahweh!

January 17, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,please guide us through this day  and bless us with your Holy Spirit. Amen 

January 17, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. We need more of God in our lives. I'm Grateful He is with me in my life. Amen

January 17, 2020
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes, The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sins. Hallelujah!! Amen 

January 17, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

January 17, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God 

January 17, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, Thank You Father for Your protection and provision.

January 17, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father, I humbly ask You provide us with Your Holy Spirit and guide us in every step of the way to be closer to You. Thank You for Your forgiveness and protection while we walk through this life in front of us, in the name of Your Son Jesus we pray. Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Pastor, we thank you for showing us through scripture how to follow our Lord. God bless you and Sylvia. 

January 17, 2020
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!!  Oh Lord, please use me, fill me, guide me, lead me to do Your will, in the name of JESUS, Amen!

January 17, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 17, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 17, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen 

January 17, 2020
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH, AMEN

 

January 18, 2020