The Marks of Faith: The Marks of Deliverance
SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
Recommended Reading: Mark 7:24-30
It comes with a jolt to realize Jesus once left Israel and ventured into modern-day Lebanon, effectively becoming a foreign missionary. Most commentators believe He traveled there for rest, privacy, and quiet instructional time with His disciples.
A Greek woman came asking Him to cast a demon from her daughter. Jesus’ reply was odd: “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs” (Mark 7:27). This was probably an old proverb and wasn’t as harsh as it now sounds to us. Christ was telling her His primary mission was to the Jews. But the woman replied, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs” (verse 28). When the woman returned home, her daughter was healed.
The Gospel of deliverance is for all the world. It is for us all. Deliverance is one of the marks of faith, for the power of Jesus alone can free us from all the bondages of the evil one.
Each new day is another chapter in the unfolding promise of deliverance and life.