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The evil spirits were declaring who Jesus was in the story. But Jesus was silencing them. You and I might think that if the people saw that even the demons believed He was the Son of God then they would believe, so why would Jesus silence them? Apparently the timing was wrong. Jesus had a plan. He understood His listeners and wanted to reveal Himself to them in the right way, which began with teaching and healing the sick. He made them curious and He made them wonder at His power and knowledge. And He wasn’t going to let those demons thwart His plan or mess with it.

What plans are you trying to accomplish for Jesus? What is the devil trying to do to hinder you? I was going to blog a devotion every day, but anyone following can see that the devil has distracted me many times already. Will you pray for me?