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Read Luke 3:1 through 4:44

Jesus demonstrated His power over Satan on a Sabbath in Capernaum. A man possessed by a demon asked Jesus if He had come to destroy demons. The Lord simply commanded the demon to leave the man.

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!” (Luke 4:36).

Christ manifested His power over the Satan and Satan’s demons often in the Gospels. Many people gained freedom from bondage through Jesus’ commands to demonic spirits. Even today, demon-possessed and demon-oppressed people find deliverance from their bondage through Christ’s power working through Christians. Yet, as great as that deliverance is, nothing compares with the transformation that happens when people turn from their sins and invite Jesus into their hearts. At the point of salvation, God forgives every sin committed. Then, through the Holy Spirit, He brings that person from spiritual death to a new life of abundant joy.

Prayer Suggestion: Lord, I commit all my challenges and anxieties to You and Your power.

Quicklook: Luke 4:31–37


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