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The Curve of Change


In seasons of pain or misery there is a counter balance.JESUSBEATTHEDEVILWITHBOTHHANDSTIED

Conflict can often be a forerunner to miracles.

This is seen over and over in the Bible.

Jesus walks around and heals people.

Sick for years or decades the lame or blind were healed by his touch or a word spoken.

A word spoken: The power of God’s word created the world.  He spoke into existence the planets, galaxies, water, mountains, light, etc.

Jesus also spoke “a word” to demons and they fled. Matthew 8:16

Intriguing line.

Mark 5 is the chapter where Jesus confronts the evil spirit named “Legion” in the possessed man. Legion informed Jesus there were many of them in him. He had a reputation of living among the tombs with a strength to break chains. However when Legion is approached by Jesus he begs him over and over not to throw them “out of the area.”

Luke 8:31 refers to the other area as the “abyss.”

By definition “abyss” is a large deep hole that appears to have no bottom; no hope or no end.

Did Jesus just offer the demons mercy? He didn’t have to agree to Legion’s pleading. But he did. He could have ignored their begging and kicked them into the abyss.

Numerous times in the gospels Jesus rebukes demons or evil spirits to leave people they had possessed.

Luke 5: 33-35 “In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, 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!”

“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.

The Pharisees or those who met or watched Jesus do many miracles, didn’t believe he was the Messiah; the Son of God.

But the demons did. Immediately these revolting and ghastly creatures knew he was the “Holy One of God” or the “Son of God.”

Jesus also made it clear to the demons to either “BE QUIET” or he wouldn’t allow them to speak because he knew they knew he was “The CHRIST!”484745_10151540176261718_2076779504_n

Evil spirits crumble in His presence.

The demonic forces of Satan are silenced by His words.

Lucifer’s fallen are tormented by the sound of His voice.

Psalm 91:13 “You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.”

What do you think this means?





11 thoughts on “The Curve of Change

  1. I believe trampling on the lion and the serpent means that there is nothing above him….good read today!

  2. I was always taught to tell Satan to get behind me, or so I thought that was what I was taught. Then one day this past week my friend told me I am to say Satan get behind Jesus. Which is the proper way Cathy?

    • Terry, I am not sure who told you that but James 4:7 says, Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Rebuke him in Jesus name by quoting that scripture. Bible verses or the word of God spoken out loud meanshe will have to flee. I don’t know that it matters otherwise. He can’t stand hearing humans speak God’s word. It removes him.

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com


  3. If you look at all of the deliverances done by Jesus, one word occurs over and over. Jesus said, “Go!” And the demons went. That’s always been good enough for me.

    Although the demons knew Jesus was the Son of God, He could not command them to go to the abyss without violating the Word. Satan was, and still is, the god of this world. Jesus came to provide us a way into His kingdom so we can walk in His power. There is coming a day when Jesus will handle these demons, but not yet. It’s up to us to follow in His example now.

  4. Psalm 91: 13 sounds a lot like Mark 16: 16 (in regard to serpents). I think that Jesus had Psalm 91: 13 in mind when He said that his followers would “pick up snakes, and if they drink any deadly poison, it shall not hurt them.” A good application of both verses is in the Book of Acts. After being shipwrecked, Paul is on the island of Malta. As Paul is arranging a fire, a poisonous snake bites him. The people wait to see Paul swell up and die, but nothing happens. Paul is unharmed.

  5. Faith- audacious faith- in God will overcome all. Still, I agree that there is a depth in that last verse that puzzles the mind…tis far too deep for a few moments reflection, and I still ponder it, even as I ponder the depths of “faith is the substance…” I am hoping to walk deeper in the faith is the substance realm, and I believe that treading on serpents thing is right there with it.

  6. this is a awesome post thank you sis..

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  8. I am such a believer in the power our words have, and I have seen it unravel in my own life. And you are right – they crumble when they hear His Word! I wish I could be a “fly on the heavenlies/spiritual wall” and see what happens when we speak positive versus negative

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