What Jesus Did! 'Power Unlimited' — Mark 1:34

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jesus healed many people that had different kinds of sicknesses. Jesus also forced many demons to leave people. But Jesus would not allow the demons to speak, because the demons knew who he was.
— Mark 1:34 NLT
Illustration of Mark 1:34 NLT — Jesus healed many people that had different kinds of sicknesses. Jesus also forced many demons to leave people. But Jesus would not allow the demons to speak, because the demons knew who he was.

Key Thought

Jesus' power was not limited. As the Son of God, he had power over all different kinds of diseases and he had power over all different kinds of demons. The demons knew who Jesus was so Jesus wouldn't let them speak. He would reveal his identity, not his enemies. He would define what it meant to be the Christ, the Son of God, not Satan and his demonic hordes. So Jesus healed diseases and he ordered demons around and refused to let them have any kind of power. His power could not, and cannot, be limited by his opposition. He has the power.

Today's Prayer

Loving and righteous Father, it is comforting for me to know that Jesus has power over all demonic power. I ask now that he use that power in several people about whom I am concerned. I fear that they have succumbed to temptation and have made themselves vulnerable to the influence of the evil one because of their association with evil people, harmfully addictive chemicals, out of control greed, or uncontrollable lust. Father, I want to pray for several of these folks by name ... Bless them and empower them. I ask this in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, your Son and my Savior. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Colossians 1:11-13
  • James 4:7
  • 1 John 4:4

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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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