See Jesus for Who He is

Daily Devotional

Mark 5: 5-6 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

You cannot see Jesus and stay the same, so stay close enough where you can always see Him.

Even demons respond with worship when they see Jesus. In Mark 5 when Jesus came into the country of the Gadarenes, there was a man there with an unclean spirit. He lived in the cemetery and possessed uncommon strength such that whenever he was bound with fetters and chains he would immediately break them into pieces. Night and day he would cry and cut himself, but when he saw Jesus afar off he ran and worshiped him. Isn’t it interesting that the demon ran and worshipped Jesus? Demons we know are opposed to the Kingdom of God; given that context, the last thing that we would expect is that an affiliate of the Kingdom of Darkness would respond by worshiping Jesus. But he did, what that communicates is that even within the Kingdom of Darkness Jesus is seen as being worthy to be praised. If demons respond to seeing Jesus by giving him worship, your reaction should be no different.

The second notable observation from the scripture is that the demon possessed man stopped cutting himself and crying when he saw Jesus. He had a bad habit of cutting himself and crying day and night, and we know that bad habits are hard to break, but when he saw Jesus It all ceased. Seeing Jesus not only causes worship to flow naturally, but also causes bad habits to break. Jesus is the word of God, so when we get a revelation of the word of God it causes our minds to be transformed and bad habits disappear. Saul turned to Paul and had a revelation of Jesus on the road to Damascus; thereafter he no longer persecuted the church.

Look past your circumstances to see Jesus for who he is. If you get a revelation of who Jesus is, not only will your natural response be that of worship,but you will not be the same again.

Life Application: Stay close enough where you can always see Jesus. 

Prayer: Lord, show me who you are. May I never lose sight of you. In Jesus name, amen.

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