"John said to Him, 'Teacher, we saw a man using Your name to expel demons.' " —Mark 9:38
Because of past wars, large areas of several countries are still land-mined. These mines cause devastating injuries and death even years after a war is over.
Jesus' war on earth with the devil is over. "It was to destroy the devil's works that the Son of God revealed Himself" (1 Jn 3:8). Jesus is totally victorious. He "took His seat forever at the right hand of God; now He waits until His enemies are placed beneath His feet" (Heb 10:12-13). The war is over, but the spiritual land-mines of the evil one still remain and continue to harm those who are not walking with Jesus.
Don't take a step without checking with Jesus (see Is 30:21).
Warn others to watch their steps.
Sweep the mined fields clean by prayer and fasting (see Mt 17:21).
Lead others to walk with Christ — even in His footsteps (see 1 Pt 2:21).
Encourage others to pray and fast.
Thank Jesus for His victory and the guidance of the Holy Spirit (see Jn 16:13).
Prayer: Father, thank You for victory, protection, healing, and hope.
Promise: "Wisdom instructs her children and admonishes those who seek her. He who loves her loves life." —Sir 4:11-12
Praise: St. Peter wrote: "The way that God deals with men can only be praised. He lashes them in this life to shield them from the eternal lash in the next."
Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, August 9, 2000
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, August 18, 2000
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