Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 20, 2017

Don’t Go Into The Village

“Once more Jesus put His hands on the man’s eyes; ... Jesus sent him home.” Mark 8:25a-26a (NIV)

 

How many times have you heard the phrase, “Hey, guess what?” This phrase is a good conversation starter when a special piece of news is about to be broadcast to friends, family, colleagues and even (thanks to the Internet!) the world. Whenever we hear this phrase, our ears immediately perk up, our eyes brighten, our heart beats faster, and all attention is on the news bearer.

 

But wait, if an imminent piece of news can get us so excited for the good, wouldn’t you think that it could also go the other way around? Sometimes, because we throw caution to the wind and start to count the eggs before they hatch – by assuming that there would be no fighting in the matter – we give Satan the chance to stick his dirty claws in our business and mess it all up.

 

Daniel had a vision once (chapter 10), and the angel of the Lord appeared to him. Do you recall what happened? In that vision, the angel told Daniel that though his prayers had been heard, the angel could not come for 21 days, because the prince of the Persian kingdom (one of Satan’s allies) had detained him! The angel was only free to proceed once the archangel Michael came and fought that demon.

 

The Lord Jesus dealt with those kinds of battles on a daily basis. It was not uncommon for Him to tell those whom He had delivered and healed to not share the news with anyone. Jesus knew that Satan could use those news against Him and His ministry on behalf of His Father.  The man mentioned in Mark 8, was told to go home once Jesus restored his sight. He was also told to not go into the village. Sometimes, it is good to keep things between yourself and the Lord. No broadcasting. No bragging. No village. Just you and Him.

 

“Lord, thank You for all that you do for us. You fight our battles for us. May all the glory be given to You always.”

 

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Women’s Life

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