And they were astonished at His teaching,for He taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “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.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit,convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him. And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.”
I know this is a bit of a strange question to ask, but has there ever been a time where you felt an uneasy presence–something that just didn’t feel right in your gut. Demons are real, and they are just as capable of talking to us as we are at talking to each other. Here’s the thing though: Jesus, the Man who has authority over everyone and everything, will protect you from them.
Jesus doesn’t just protect you from supernatural-like feelings, but He is here to comfort in every day life as well. Maybe you’re low on funds for rent, maybe you have a big work load or study load or an upcoming test. Moments like those can be scary as well. Remember, there is nothing to fear when Jesus is with you, and He is so great that even the “rocks cry out.” Even demons tremble in His presence, and Jesus is on our side!
If evil is on your doorstep, don’t let it in. Don’t ever feel like you have to fight the battle yourself. Jesus will help you!
SCRIPTURE PORTIONS TAKEN FROM THE HOLY BIBLE, ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION, COPYRIGHT © 2001 BY CROSSWAY BIBLES, A DIVISION OF GOOD NEWS PUBLISHERS.