“And he (Jesus) would send them out to preach, giving them authority to cast out demons.” (Mk 3:15)
Three times in Mark 3, evil spirits are talked about. I wonder why we don’t talk about them today. Somewhere along the way of “civilizing” the church, we have lost sight of the reality that evil spirits/demons are lurking and active in our world today. Who is responsible for this overarching dismissal of the powers of Satan? Jesus’ warning was, “the thief comes only to kill, steal, destroy..” (Jn10:10) For some reason we don’t actually think he is doing that. If we will take the time to look around, as well as take a deeper look into our own lives, we will see that Satan is indeed trying to kill our spirit, steal or joy, destroy our lives.
Prayer – Oh Lord, give me eyes to see what is really going on. I accept the authority you have given me as your follower to cast out demons. Amen