Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Mark 3: 7-12 & Psalm 40
Still today, as in Jesus’ time, many people are oppressed by demons of darkness and dis-ease, despite the treatment they undergo and the mental and emotional treasures they build up. And still today, Christ Jesus can and does cast out their demons and heal individuals, as witnessed by the writers of sacred scripture, the saints down through the ages and anyone who has been freed from demonic activity and oppression over the past two millennia. Who will tell this good news of deliverance? The demons themselves, who fell down at Jesus’ feet screaming, “You are the Son of God!” knew the truth about Jesus’ power to cast them out and send them away; they will not proclaim the good news of deliverance –and this is perhaps why Jesus ordered the demons not to make him known. Academia and the National Geographic or other media, although they expose the truths of the ‘historic Jesus’, are not interested in telling the good news of deliverance, and so cannot be a dependable source of inner healing information. It falls then to anyone who has been delivered from the darkness, the chaos and the deceits of evil to proclaim the good news: (1Timothy 1:15), ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’ that is every man, woman and child of the human race. Will I tell the good news of deliverance? Holy Spirit, help me tell the good news of the deliverance of Christ Jesus.
[Christ Jesus] became a priest, not through a legal requirement concerning physical descent, but through the power of an indestructible life. (Hebrews 7:16)
“Now, I know in my experience that Jesus’ light is stronger than the biggest darkness.” Corrie Ten Boom
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.