Demons Within

Dear Sinners and Saints,

A few years ago Money Magazine selected the top ten “Sin Stocks.” If you are going to invest in companies that make money out of our propensity to sin here they are:

1)Lust : Playboy enterprises
2)Anger : World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
3)Avarice : Trump Hotels and Casino’s
4)Sloth : La-Z-Boy
5)Envy : Allergan(AGN) Botox injections
6)Gluttony : Krispy Kreme (KKD)
7)Pride : Fair Isaac (FIC) (credit rating)

Does the demon on one of the seven deadly sins above have a grip on you? The only way to be free of a demon's grip is to seek the power of the one the demons recognize and fear, our Savior Jesus the Christ. In the first chapter of Mark, Jesus has been teaching. All the great teachings have come under criticism and Jesus being the great teacher, is facing his critics. They are upset he is teaching on the Sabbath, they also question his teaching credentials because the local school system in Nazareth where he attended was not well respected.

The loudest protest came from a demon within a man. Jesus addressed the demon and said “Quiet! Get out of him!” The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly—and got out.” (Mark 1:25,26 “The Message”)

Jesus and the demon knew each other by name. If you have a demon or one of the seven deadlies that is lingering within you, call it out. Recognize the name of what has hold of you. Call upon the name Lord in prayer. Seek the power and will of God which can conquer the ways of the world and offer your life in abundance! (John 10:10)

Also, seek the power of community. Seek out the council of followers of Jesus whom you trust. Jesus shares more power with community than he does individually. (Matthew 18:20)

Read Mark 1:21-28 for further teaching on this topic.

Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen

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