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Recognize Him!


 

31 He went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching them on the sabbath. 32 They were astounded at his teaching, because he spoke with authority. 33 In the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Let us alone! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” When the demon had thrown him down before them, he came out of him without having done him any harm. 36 They were all amazed and kept saying to one another, “What kind of utterance is this? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and out they come!” 37 And a report about him began to reach every place in the region.

It is really puzzling to note that the people of God who had been waiting for the Messiah, miserably failedimages to recognize him. But his adversaries, the unclean spirits did recognize him as the Holy One of God. Just as the darkness cannot co-exist with light, the evil-spirit cannot co-exist with the Holy One. Just the realization of who Jesus was, made the evil spirits to come out of the possessed. If we could recognize the Holy One of God in our personal lives, the dark zones of our lives could be dispelled by His light.

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