They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “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.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching — with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.
I marvel when I read this passage.
Unclean spirits know exactly who you are.
Consistently throughout the Gospels,
the disciples (and we) struggle
to understand who you are.
But the evil spirits always know:
"You are the Holy One of God."
even they confess the truth.
Why is it that I am so slow to understand?
So slow to acknowledge boldly
"You are the Holy One of God!!"
I beleive it in my heart;
I believe it with ALL my heart.
break out of my heart
and be on my lips
and be in my everyday acts.