I’m teaching through Luke at church…and I continue to be struck by one thing over and over.
Jesus goes away to pray for the night…Jesus comes back in the morning…and the first person He meets is Satan.
Over and over again.
Satan… ravaging people with disease, mental illness, and all manner of afflictions.
Jesus, of course, heals them and everyone is off to the next encounter.
My question is this…what’s changed?
Did the cross “bind” the hosts of hell from this sort of activity…or are we just pretending it’s not happening and relying on modern means to combat spiritual affliction?
We’re watching an entire country to the south of us implode with violence and evil…as if there were no restraint from heaven or earth.
More and more these days I’m aware of a hateful presence in our world and in my life.
Do we need to look again at these passages…or are they just ancient history?
Are we tremendously vulnerable to demonic attack…because we don’t think it exists anymore?