Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jesus Rebukes a Demon – Luke 4:34-36

Bible Verse of the Day – Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time

34 “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!”
35 Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet! Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him any harm.
36 They were all amazed and said to one another, “What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.”

Luke 4:34-36

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Today’s Morning Prayer

Today’s Bible Quote of the Day Reflections

Most people know that demons do exist in this world. All of us are afraid of these demons and it is very frightening to know that they are constantly preying on us wanting to destroy us.

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This passage above nonetheless shows us that Jesus is victorious over the demons. Therefore we should never be frightened of them at all as long as we are with Jesus everywhere we are. Infact, the demons should be frightened of us because we have invited Jesus to reside in us.

So who are demons or what are demons? Back in time, in Heaven, there was an angel called Lucifer who acted contrary to the wishes of God in utter selfishness. Consequently, God cast him away from heaven to earth. As a result of this, there were other angels who fell by the wayside from the Grace of God and followed Lucifer. But God did not strip away their natural powers.

Using these natural powers, these Demons are capable of communicating with human beings and exercise influence over our lives here on earth. Because they fell from the Grace of God, they cannot have anything good in them, only the bad and the evil. So the only have an evil influence over us.

To influence us, the demons will use material and worldly things to lead us into sin. In the case in the scripture above, it is like the poor man had given in to the all wishes of the devil and that is why the demons had taken full control over him.

In the world today there are many people who have been taken captive by the demons and that is why we witness so many weird actions amongst us. Such actions are like those of serial killers, serial rapists, paedophiles etc.

The good thing is that we now understand the antidote to this problem which is Jesus Christ. Whenever we feel like or know that we are having a craving of doing something evil, the only way out is asking for help from Jesus Christ. He will confront and overpower the demons with much ease.

Let us today be comforted by the fact that Jesus Christ has the power over all demons and evil. So, even though demons are real and powerful, they cannot harm us as long as we run to Jesus for help and invite Him to reside in our hearts forever.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, I invite you to dwell in my heart all the days of my life. May you always protect me from the demons when they come trying to drive me away from your bosom and arms. May the Holy Guardian Angels appointed by the Divine Mercy to be my guardians, enlighten, protect and govern me all the day of my life here on earth. Amen.

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Jesus Rebukes a Demon- Luke 4:34-36 - Bible Verse of the Day
Jesus Rebukes a Demon – Luke 4:34-36 – Bible Verse of the Day

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