Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit

Luke 4:31-37

31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.

33 In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, 34 “Go away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

35 “Be quiet!” Jesus said sternly. “Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.

36 All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!” 37 And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.

Commentary: Jesus recently Moved from Capernaum from Nazareth, it was a thriving city of great wealth and decadence.The headquarters for many Roman troops, word could have spread about Jesus all over the roman Empire from there.

The man possessed with a demon was in the synagog where Jesus was teaching and verbally abused Jesus. It is naive to think that we will be sheltered from evil in a church. Satan is happy to invade our presence wherever and whenever he can.But Jesus authority is much greater than satan’s and where Jesus is present demons cannot stay for long.

Jesus faced many demons during his time on earth, he always exerted authority over them. Not only did the demon leave the man but the man was not even injured.

Questions: 

Jesus had authority over everything, have you thought where in your life you have given Him authority over your circumstances?

In what way have you seen Jesus grow your walk in believing in Him?

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