What Jesus Did! 'Power over Evil' — Mark 1:25-26

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jesus said strongly, "Be quiet! Come out of the man!" The evil spirit made the man shake. Then the spirit made a loud noise and came out of the man.
— Mark 1:25-26 NLT
Illustration of Mark 1:25-26 NLT — Jesus said strongly, "Be quiet! Come out of the man!" The evil spirit made the man shake. Then the spirit made a loud noise and came out of the man.

Key Thought

Jesus had power over the evil one and the vile power he seeks to wield. He defeated him during the temptation in the wilderness. He defeated him in every encounter during his life. Most gloriously, he defeated him in the place of Satan's greatest power—death. Jesus' victory over Satan and death will be most gloriously realized when he comes again in glory with victory for all of his disciples.

Today's Prayer

O LORD, God Almighty, the Sovereign God of Israel, thank you for giving me victory through Jesus over Satan, sin, and death. I praise you for your grace that has saved me. I praise you for your Spirit that indwells in me and gives me power. I praise you for the coming glorious return in which I will share. To you belongs all glory and honor, now and forevermore, in the name of your Son, Jesus, Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 2:14-15
  • Mark 6:5-8
  • 1 Corinthians 15:25-26, 56-58

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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