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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 1:23'27 WEB.

    There's an invisible spiritual battle going on in the heavens above and around us here on Earth daily. Most are unaware of it, but all are affected by it. 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 can't see this struggle with the normal eye, but like the wind, you can certainly feel its effects. God works through His people. The enemy works through people too, and he will use them against you.

    Evil spirits will gladly remain invisible. They are perfectly fine with you believing they don't exist, for it gives them the power of stealth and allows them to stay concealed. When Jesus cast out a demon 2,000 years ago, the people there asked: "What new teaching is this?" (Mark 1:27). Today, most people still ask the same thing when they see deliverance take place.

    We once attended a conference at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. It was centered around fasting, and many people there were on a corporate forty-day fast. The guest speaker, Mahesh Chavda, asked everyone to say: "The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin."

    As the congregation recited it together, a stately lady behind us, who looked to be in her seventies, suddenly let out a bone-chilling scream. Then she fell to the floor and began writhing, kicking, and screaming, "Nooooooooooo!" Her voice eerily trailed off as the evil spirit left her body. She literally exhaled it through a scream. Everyone looked at each other in amazement. "What new teaching is this?" That was an extreme case, but the spirit world around us is real, and they may be in the people we deal with.

    It's normal for people to be stirred up against us by the enemy. Yet, we have to remember that the real enemy is what's living 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 had been planned long before.

    Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7 WEB).

    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 see the world around me through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Deuteronomy 6:5 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." ~ To help my focus be on lovely things our next fun theme will be 'If You Love It Take a Picture of It', and will be for the next two weeks as I take some time to focus on my family As always, our themes are wide open for creative interpretation We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect just a few of the things I love! May the rest of your October be full of love, safety, and joy ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for keeping us safe and fill us with clean spirits! ❤️
October 19, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

 

October 19, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

October 19, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

October 19, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,God fill us with your Holy Spirit.

October 19, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, I Thank You for all my Blessings.  Guide me on the right path. Amen

October 19, 2021
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

October 19, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

October 19, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

October 19, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

October 19, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. To Father Yahweh, Lord Yeshua and Holy Spirit be the Glory! The One true God, three in One! Thank You Lord Yeshua for crushing Lucifer Satan's head. Thank You Father Yahweh that my name is written in the Lamb's book of life!

October 19, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Protect us all from the spiritual battles abounding around us!

October 19, 2021
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , To God be the Glory  !!! God Bless everyone !

October 19, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

October 19, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks, Pastor Dion, for calling attention to the battle! Lord, please guide me. Help me see the world around me through Your eyes. Prompt my obedience. Thank you! In Jesus' name, Amen

October 19, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

October 19, 2021
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

The devil IS real! Sneaky yes, but dumb. Never forget that he has been defeated by the blood of Christ!

October 19, 2021
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

GOD WILL GIVE YOU EYES TO SEE.LIKE THEY SAY GUT FEELING AND PRAYER WORK. CONFUSION IS OF THE ENEMY. THE LORD WILL GUIDE YOU, WHAT EVER IT IS. STAND ON THE WORD CAUSE HIS WORD DOES NOT COME BACK VOID. TRUST HIM EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE...ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN CHRIST JESUS !!!

AMEN...XO

SHARON

October 19, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God keep us safe from all evil. Praise God

PRaise Jesus Amen

October 19, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord, amen 

October 19, 2021
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Amen.   God,  please use me however you want!

October 19, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 20, 2021