Presentation Ministries
 Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Small Christian
Audio & Video
Bible College

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 14, Issue 1

<< Wednesday, January 14, 1998 >>
1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20
View Readings
Psalm 40 Mark 1:29-39
Similar Reflections


"After sunset, as evening drew on, they brought Him all who were ill, and those possessed by demons." —Mark 1:32

Before His public ministry, Jesus overcame the temptations of Satan (Mk 1:13). Jesus began His public ministry by driving out an unclean spirit from a man in a synagogue (Mk 1:26). Jesus' reputation was: "He gives orders to unclean spirits and they obey!" (Mk 1:27) "Those whom He cured, who were variously afflicted, were many, and so were the demons He expelled" (Mk 1:34). Mark summarized Jesus' public ministry as follows: "He (Jesus) went into their synagogues preaching the good news and expelling demons throughout the whole of Galilee" (Mk 1:39).

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Heb 13:8). Jesus drives out demons today as He did yesterday, and His followers likewise expel demons in His name (Mk 16:17).

Our secular humanistic culture does not recognize the existence of demons. Those who talk about driving out demons are viewed as hopelessly unenlightened and backward. However, the Church, the Bible, and the experience of almost every culture clearly state that demons are real and active. Don't be blinded by our culture. Give your life to Jesus, and then use your authority in Jesus to drive out demons.

Prayer: Lord, "speak, for Your servant is listening" (1 Sm 3:10).
Promise: "Rising early the next morning, He went off to a lonely place in the desert; there He was absorbed in prayer." —Mk 1:35
Praise: Barbara had painful sensations in her face for several years. She made a full Confession, her first in many years. Jesus then removed the pain permanently.
(For related teaching, order our leaflets, Spiritual Warfare, and Do You Renounce Satan?)
Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, June 1, 1997
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, June 9, 1997
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 14, Issue 1
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · RSS FeedRSS Feed
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend



Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
  ·   Small Christian
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer

Copyright © 2019 Presentation Ministries.
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy